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06-17-2012, 06:16 PM
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Another thing you might want to consider is how much (red?) meat you already have in your diet. As others have said, if you're not looking to get ripped or aren't playing in a super competetive league, the creatine you get from what you already eat will probably be enough. Any time you have excess stuff in your system, your body will have to filter it out. For creatine, your kidneys will probably be the ones doing the extra work. I haven't heard of it harming your kidney function but it's something you might want to research.
first of all, you would have to eat something like 10kg of red meat in order to get as much creatine as you would through a teaspoon worth of the supplement.
secondly, creatine loading dosage does not put extra stress on your kidneys, as the body absorbs it before it gets to the kidneys. don't attribute something like that to creatine. you essentially pee out anything the body doesn't take.
finally, creatine is very well researched in clinical studies and there's nothing that suggests it's harmful in even the most meaningless ways.
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