Can Creatine Cause Kidney Damage?

Creatine Causes Kidney Damage?

Creatine Causes Kidney Damage?

Hopefully you are familiar with the sports supplement Creatine.  If not, you can learn more on how to use creatine.

Update 1: I will post any studies related to this post here.  I won’t leave anybody left wondering.

Update 2: There are a few documented cases.  It involved those with pre-existing conditions of kidney (renal) issues known or unknown and one case of misuse of the product and taking too much.  No matter, they qualify as documented cases of creatine induced kidney damage.

Here’s some references:

Pritchard, N. R. & Kalra, P. A. (1998) Renal dysfunction accompanying oral creatine
supplements. Lancet, Volume 351, pages 1252-1253.

Greenhaff, P. (1998) Renal dysfunction accompanying oral creatine supplements. Lancet,
Volume 352, page 233.

Pritchard, N. R. & Kalra, P. A. (1998) Renal dysfunction accompanying oral creatine
supplements. Lancet, Volume 352, pages 233-234.

Poortmans, J. R. & Francaux, M. (1998) Renal dysfunction accompanying oral creatine
supplements. Lancet, Volume 352, page 234.

Poortmans, J. R. et al. (1997) Effect of short-term creatine supplementation on renal
responses in men. Eur J Appl Physiol, Volume 566, page 566-567.

Juhn, M. S. & Tarnopolsky, M. (1998) Potential side effects of oral creatine
supplementation: A critical review. Clin J Sports Med, Volume 8, page 298-304.

Koshy K. M. et al. (1999) Interstitial nephritis in a patient taking creatine. N Engl J Med,
Volume 340, page 814-815.

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

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3 Responses to "Can Creatine Cause Kidney Damage?"

  1. Best Creatine Supplements:
    February 26, 2011 04:23 pm

    I have never experienced any problems using creatine and I have been supplementing it for years

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  2. Marc David:
    January 17, 2010 10:49 pm

    Only for those with existing kidney conditions or who don't follow the simple directions. Creatine is a well researched and safe sports supplement. But with anything, you should know what you are consuming and if you have extenuating circumstances.

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  3. bodybuildingcomcoupons:
    January 14, 2010 07:22 pm

    wow, this is scary!

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