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Creatine is a substance derived from the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine and naturally produced in the body. An organic compound in muscle fibers that is fractured enzymatically for the production of ATP, the body’s basic fuel that generates contractions. Fuels process of contraction and generally helps with recovery to overcome fatigue. Found in protein supplements. We believe Creatine helps fight the lactic acid build up, helps your recovery. Creatine may help strength but not like a roid or hormone then again its not as likely to kill You. Creatine does help a lifter keep lifting longer and recover quicker which could be argued to increase not only stamina but strength.

We never take more than 5 grams of creatine in a day. Many competitive powerlifters and bodybuilders take 10-30++++ grams daily along with excessive amounts of glutamine and protein. Some claim that this can lead to medical problems and it against the law to sell creatine in some countries.

Creatine Quality.
Dr. Podell addressed the same concern regarding creatine dangers when he stated "...there is the potentially important issue of product purity. Given the high doses of creatine most people take, even a minute toxic impurity could have a dangerous effect. Unfortunately we cannot be sure of a manufacturers' quality controls. Just as there is a difference between $100 champagne and $15 dollar champagne, there's a difference between high-quality creatine and inferior-grade creatine. Traditionally, Chinese creatine is a lower quality product, with more contaminants such as creatinine, sodium, dicyandiamide, and dihydrotriazine. German creatine, from companies such as SKW (Creapureâ„¢), are cleaner, purer products.

As we all know, people don't just take 500mg (1/2 a gram) of creatine, they take 10,000mg (10g), 20,000mg (20g), or even 30,000mg (30g) of creatine per day, so even a small amount of a contaminant (such as the dihydrotriazine) can add up quickly. For example, one creatine product contained as much as 18,000 parts per million (PPM) of Dicyandiamide. If a person is taking in ten grams per day of creatine, that's 180 mg of this chemical a day. If you are taking in 30g a day of creatine, as is often the case during the loading phase, you would be getting a whopping 540mg a day of dicyandiamide!

As for the consumer, if it were me, I would demand the HPLC test results from whomever I was buying my creatine from regarding the chemicals listed in this article. If you don't care, that's OK also. As for me, I will make sure my creatine comes only from companies and distributors who sell creatine made by the large German company, or other companies, who clearly have their collective act together when it comes to producing an ultra pure creatine product. Bottom line? The expression "creatine is creatine" no longer holds true. However, a high quality creatine product it still the best thing going in body building and sports supplements."

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The whole article on Creatine Dangers. What Creatine may contain depending on where it is made. You need to make sure You buy only the highest quality product usually a German Creatine, never a China product thats repackaged in a USA label.

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The bodybuilders report on what they think about Creatine.

It is discouraged to use caffeine while on creatine; while creatine makes your muscles hold water, caffeine will do the opposite, thereby reducing the effects of the creatine intake. Don't mix creatine with citrus juice. Orange, grapefruit, cranberry, in fact, most fruit juices have been most recently found to neutralize the activity of creatine monohydrate. The reason is the waste product creatine develops. A lot of you put creatine on your tongue and drink it down with grapefruit juice. If you have taken creatine this way in the past, quit! You can't be getting creatine, you're getting a waste product.

We prefer to use only creatine made by one of the large German Companies, like Nucare or CreaPure. Many companies creatine may be from China and there is no telling what you are actually buying. Many companies sell Chinese creatine re-packaged in their own United States label. Some testing has also shown Creapure to be one of the very best products marketed through Prolab and Optimum Nutrition.

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We don't want anyone under 21 to use creatine, You shouldn't need it anyway. Stay off the roids, creatine etc get on Vitol Egg Protein and eat a high quality diet supplemented with vitamins. Creatine is found in foods such as beef, cod, salmon, and herring. You can get your creatine from what You eat to a couple grams a day.

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While creatine is non-toxic, creatine use is not wholly risk-free. As with all other nutritional supplements, individuals with pre-existing medical conditions should not take creatine or other sports supplements. For example, there have been at least one case study which reported kidney inflammation in subjects who used creatine. However, in one case, the patient had a pre-existing kidney problem. So before you begin supplementing with anything, the best advice is to see your physician.

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