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I have been working out for sometime now. I am thinking of taking creatine supplements, but I am a bit hesitant as people say they could damage our kidneys. Also, I was once diagnosed with TB, so I am afraid.

Boosting your workout

Hi sir,

I have been working out for sometime now. I am thinking of taking creatine supplements, but I am a bit hesitant as people say they could damage our kidneys. Also, I was once diagnosed with TB, so I am afraid. 

Please advise me. 

Yeshi 

Hi Yeshi,

Creatine is the most affordable, reliable, time-tested, convenient, and scientifically proven supplement available in the market. I highly recommend it to anybody who is weight training or exercising intensely.

However, I would not recommend its use to individuals with kidney or liver problems.

Your history with TB has absolutely no relation with creatine use. Tuberculosis is an infection of the lungs.

Creatine supplements are made by supplement companies in their labs. Although creatine is naturally produced in the body, it is consumed via food in meat and fish.

When you train hard and consistently, Creatine levels in the body depletes.  That’s why it needs replenishment.

Creatine hydrates our muscle by drawing water into it. It also keeps the energy cycle (Krebs cycle) going. So you have better strength and energy to train hard. Also, it makes your muscle full and hard by holding water inside it and not around it.

Tshering Dorji
(Health & Fitness Guru. Three times Mr Bhutan) For queries email at jjwangchuk@gmail.com

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