Creatine monohydrate does not affect kidneys

I recently received a question from a reader whether supplements would cause side-effects.
My emphatic ‘no’ for answer had scientific backing.
I now offer one of the research reports I recently came across.
Creatine Monohydrate, a 100 % legal supplement used for strength and mass gains, is considered harmful to kidneys by many.
Brazilian researchers conducted a study in which test subjects were given 10 gm a day of creatine monohydrate for three months. The supplement had no harmful effects on kidney functioning in the subjects, who also performed cardio training for 40 minutes, thrice a week. Researchers found that Cystatin C, a marker of kidney dysfunction, had decreased in the creatine and placebo (fake creatine) groups, showing that workouts improved overall health of the kidneys.
The study has concluded that creatine monohydrate does not harm kidney functioning.
Reference: European Journal Applied Physiology, 103:33-40, 2008

_ C. Lakshmi Kumar


3 Responses to “Creatine monohydrate does not affect kidneys”

  1. hi sir,
    I ve heard a lot of ppl it will take a long time for me to grow muscle if i don take supplements(is that true???) so i am planning to take supplements.But i dont seem to understand this logic..Even if i work hard at gym and take decent food cant i build muscle.. Please do address this issue in our gym
    Thank You

  2. takeupsculpting Says:

    Dear Atif,
    eating decent food alone will not make you grow. You have to eat the “right kind of food,” get enough of all essential nutrients at the right hour.
    Supplements make that job a bit easier.
    But, even without taking certain supplements, you can build a decent body with wholesome foods.
    It’s just very, very tough.
    Before buying supplements, perfect your diet.
    As the name suggests, supplements are only ‘supplements.’
    If your regular diet is not 100 % perfect, supplements will not bring about any great change….and one more thing….do not expect ANY supplement in the world to bring about magical physique transformation.
    They will help a lot, yes, but don’t expect freaky changes.
    Nothing works like that. Trust me.

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