a nutraceutical product - treats Adjunct in surgery, Dialysis, Depression, Multiple sclerosis, Apnea, GAMT deficiency, Bone density, Spinal cord injury, Congestive heart failure, Enhanced athletic performance and endurance, Hyperornithinemia, Myocardial infarction, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Huntington's disease, Memory, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Neuromuscular disorders, High cholesterol, Ischemic heart disease, Muscular dystrophy, Surgical recovery, Enhanced muscle mass / strength, and McArdle's disease
TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
AGAT deficiency, Alzheimer's disease, anti- arrhythmic, anticonvulsant, anti- inflammatory, antioxidant, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, brain damage, breast cancer, cervical cancer, circadian clock acceleration, colon cancer, diabetes, diabetic complications, disuse muscle atrophy, fibromyalgia, growth, herpes, hyperhomocysteinemia (an abnormally large level of homocysteine in the blood), mitochondrial diseases, mood disorder, neuroprotection, nutritional supplement, ophthalmologic disorders (gyrate atrophy), osteoarthritis, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, seizures (caused by lack of oxygen to the brain), sexual dysfunction, wasting of brain regions.
Adults (18 years and older)
A wide range of dosing has been used or studied by mouth. 400 milligrams per kilogram of body weight or up to 25 grams per day has been studied for multiple conditions. Experts often recommend maintaining good hydration during creatine use.
To increase anaerobic work capacity, studies have used a dose of 5 grams four times per day for 5 days. For enhanced athletic strength and performance, studies have used a dose of 20 grams per day for 4- 7 days. Daily maintenance doses of 2- 5 grams or 0.3 milligrams per kilogram of body weight have been used.
Numerous dosing regimens for intravenous or intramuscular administration have been used in studies in humans. Intravenous dosing should only be done under strict medical supervision.
Children (younger than 18 years)
Dosing in children should be under medical supervision because of potential side effects. A daily dose of 5 grams has been used in children with muscular dystrophy, and a range of doses (400 milligrams to 2 grams per kilogram of body weight) have been used in children with GAMT deficiency. A dose of 100 milligrams per kilogram body weight has been used for one week to treat motor sensory neuropathy in children.