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Thorne Creatine

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What is Creatine?

Creatine is a naturally occurring compound that is found in small amounts in certain foods and is also produced by the body. It is stored in the muscles and used as a source of energy during high-intensity exercise. It is also available as a dietary supplement and is commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders to help increase muscle mass and strength. It is considered safe to use when taken as directed.


Who Should Use Thorne Creatine?

Creatine is a supplement that is often used by athletes, particularly those involved in high-intensity, short-duration activities such as weightlifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, and sprinting. It is also commonly used by athletes involved in sports such as football, baseball, and soccer. Creatine may also be beneficial for athletes involved in endurance activities such as long-distance running or cycling, although the evidence for its use in this population is less clear.

Creatine can be beneficial for people who want to increase muscle strength and power, improve high-intensity exercise performance and muscle recovery. However, it's not recommended for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women. It's also important to consult a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.

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How Much Thorne Creatine to take?

The recommended dosage of creatine varies based on an individual's weight and goals, but a common starting dosage for creatine monohydrate is around 3-5 grams per day, taken with a source of carbohydrates to increase its absorption. It is generally recommended to start with a lower dose and gradually increase to the desired amount over time. It's also important to note that creatine should be taken with plenty of water and should be cycled, taking breaks from use for a period of time. It is always best to consult a healthcare provider before starting any supplement regimen.


How to Use Thorne Creatine

1. Mix 1 scoop with at least 8 ounces of water, juice, or preferred beverage daily or as recommended by your health-care or performance professional.
2. Can be used 30-90 minutes before or after exercise.


Is Thorne Creatine NSF Certified for Sport®?

Thorne's Creatine is NSF Certified for Sport®. It plays an important role in the body's production of cellular energy because it helps make ATP, a molecule needed by all cells.* Strenuous regular exercise or when muscle damage occurs increases the physiological need for creatine.* Creatine supplementation supports increased work capacity and the power output of muscle while also promoting physical endurance and gain of lean body mass.* For athletes, creatine helps the body more efficiently create energy to engage in exercise.* Because creatine helps maintain hydration within the cells, it can mean a person might weigh more when stepping on the scale because the body is holding on to water within the muscles. Outside of the athlete population, creatine has also been shown to lessen muscle breakdown and to support cognitive function in aging populations.* Thorne offers an easy-to-mix, highly-researched form of creatine – Creapure®.

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Is Thorne Creatine Safe?

Creatine is generally considered safe when taken in recommended dosages, however, like all supplements, it may cause some side effects. The most common side effects of creatine include:

  1. Gastrointestinal upset: creatine can cause nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

  2. Weight gain: creatine can cause water retention, which may result in weight gain.

  3. Muscle cramps: creatine may cause muscle cramps, particularly if the individual is dehydrated.

  4. Kidney damage: long-term use of creatine at high dosages may cause damage to the kidneys, although this is rare and more likely to occur in people with pre-existing kidney problems.

  5. Other less common side effects: headaches, fatigue, and dizziness have been reported.

It's important to note that these side effects are usually mild and disappear with time or by reducing the dosage. It's also important to drink plenty of water when taking creatine, as dehydration can increase the risk of side effects.

Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any supplement regimen.

Thorne Creatine Warnings

  1. ALLERGY WARNING- This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

  2. PREGNANCY- If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.

  3. INTERACTIONS- There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.

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