Generally, creatine is most likely to benefit individuals engaged in activities that require a lot of energy over a short duration, according to WebMD. It is unlikely to enhance performance in activities that demand endu... More »

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Creatine can have dangerous side effects such as liver injury, ischemic stroke, breathing difficulty and electrolyte imbalance, explains Mayo Clinic. Additionally, it can increase risks of kidney damage by interacting wi... More »

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Eating vegetables and fruits helps lower creatine levels, according to Psychology Today. Creatine is an amino acid found naturally in meat sources, but creatine supplements are also available. More »

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The best creatine supplement for improving performance is a compound that contains 20 grams per day for five days (called loading), followed by a maintenance dose of 2 or more grams daily, according to WebMD. Users of cr... More »

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Lysine may shorten the duration, but not the severity, of cold sore outbreaks, according the WebMD. Lysine ointment may be topically applied to the sore, or lysine supplement pills may be taken internally. A typical dose... More »

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Whether or not a person should take creatine, according to WebMD, is very individualized. The effectiveness of creatine may vary from person to person. The decision to take creatine should be based on the specific goals ... More »

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People starting creatine supplementation typically begin with a loading phase, explains Bodybuilding.com. During the first five days of the loading phase, people take 20 grams of creatine per day. During the second stage... More »

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