Weightlifting & Exercise/Creatine

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Hi Jerry
One of the things that holds me back from exercising as often as I should is that I get sore the next day or two after a workout. Doesnt matter if its cardio or weights, hard or easy, it happens. I have always been a 'slow healer' but at 57 it is even slower! I recently got a good brand of creatine. I take one tsp after a workout. Amazingly, I feel grat the next day! I am on my second container, and working out four or five times a week. Is this stuff safe to take long term? I only use it after a workout during the week, and none on weekends. Thanks for your thoughts!

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The simple answer is yes it is safe as long as it is a good brand made in America or Germany, stay away from the Chinese stuff.

Here is an article that goes a LOT further explaining the pros and cons of creatine.

http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/creatine-side-effects-what-it-what-it-does

Hope this helps

Have a great day.

Jerry  

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I can answer questions related to any of the following areas alternative medicine, fitness, physical education, weight training, senior health, bicycling, personal trainers, personal training, medical technology, health and wellness, eating disorders, weight loss, Naturopathy, first aid, and bodybuilding. In fact I was listed as an expert in each of these categories at askme.com until they closed down

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I have worked in health and or fitness related capacities for over 30 years. My main profession is that of a Medical Technologist, but I also have training as a Corpsman with the US Navy, a Field Medic with the Army National Guard,and am certified as A Personal Trainer, Medical Exer-therapist and Aerobics Instructor through the National Academy for Health and Fitness. My wife and I have operated BMG Services Fitness and Nutrition in Moultrie Georgia since 1995. I also have an Associates Degree in Computer Robotics. I am an avid bicycle rider, mostly road riding with the occasional mountain trail or off road "experience". My wife and I usually do a charity ride at least once per year to help those less fortunate. Degrees & Certifications: Certifications include Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS/NCA. Clinical Laboratory Technologist CLT/HHS Personal Trainer, Aerobics Instructor, and Medical Exer-therapist NAHF. Advance Weight Training through NAHF. Accepted as AFTA Associate Awards include the Ohio State Award of Merit and Ohio Special Services Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal and 2 Army Achievement Medals CPR re-Certifcation 2007 Web page: http://www.bmgfitness.com http;//www.healthandfitnessebookclub.com

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