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By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Description: Creatine is a naturally occurring substance in the body and in foods, which is made up of three amino acids-arginine, glycine, and methionine. Creatine is used by the body's muscle cells to create energy and maintain muscle mass.


  • Athletic support
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Maintaining muscle mass in seniors

Precautions: Diarrhea and muscle cramping are the most common side effects. People with liver or kidney disease should check with their doctors before using creatine.

Dosage: Take 2 to 5 grams daily.

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