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The Health & Anti Aging benefits of Creatine

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 Posted 8/29/2014 11:55:48 AM
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I've also read that creatine supplementation increases DHT, something that for men can be more dangerous than just causing thinning hair.    My PSA, just came back . 6 higher after a month of 3.2 g of creatine supplementation .   I'm not saying that this necessarily was as a result of creatine.   I'm getting my DHT level checked. If it's high, I will start finasteride...
For every benefit there is a risk.....


I briefly discussed the creatine/DHT connection above. I have no faith in the results of that study, and no studies before or after found the effect, and the study suffers methodological flaws.

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Just found this where there is also support evidence for creatine supplementation:
http://examine.com/supplements/Creatine/
One issue I have is with the large quantity which seem necessary.
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Another new (to me, not to LEF or to Brink of course) potential benefit of creatine:

"Comparison of antihyperglycemic effects of creatine and metformin in type II diabetic "
"... Short-term treatment with creatine and metformin elicits similar glucose lowering effects in recently detected type II diabetics. Further studies are necessary to determine the effect of creatine on long-term glucose and insulin regulation.patients..."

Not that I am diabetic but might this apply to pre-diabetics too and to general prevention? This supplement starts to be really very interesting to me. Btw, I have a metformin supply which I put on hold as testing again my homocysteine level which went up and wonder if creatine might avoid the issue. Any idea?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20003839


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HERE Creatine sorts out overwhemingly beneficial (e.g. see all benefits in class "A"). The DHT/Testosterone rising effect (whcih is of course a concern of mine) is in class "C" and the note states: "...An increase in DHT has been noted in one study independent of an increase in testosterone, requires replication due to some potential issues (location of study, lack of biological plausiblity, etc.)..." I am supplementing with Creatine and will keep DHT under control.

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My new blood test are just out. I might have found a positive effect of creatine on my testosterone level. As my estradiol is in check I naturally had a similar increase in DHT which I think acceptable. My PSA went even down ... :-)

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