077 - REBROADCAST - Is Creatine Safe for Teens?


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Episode Summary

Welcome to Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his Cap/No Cap analysis on today’s TikTok video which poses questions centered on Creatine, working out and BLANK.

What is Creatine? How does it impact your muscles? What are the potential side effects of Creatine? Is Creatine safe for teenagers? Find out in today’s episode!

If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

Key Takeaways

01:05 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s topic, Is Creatine Safe for Teens?

02:30 – What is Creatine?

04:50 – What does Creatine do to your muscles?

05:57 – Creatine in adults

09:30 – An interesting story about Popeye and spinach

12:02 – The best way to use Creatine

13:06 – Creatine in teens

15:02 – Side effects of Creatine

18:17 – Dr. Brian provides the No Cap Recap of today’s episode and encourages listeners to reach out and Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

Tweetable Quotes

“Creatine is a substance that is naturally occurring in muscles. So, when you’re doing intense exercise for example, you’re lifting weights or doing sprints, it’s Creatine that is providing energy to your muscles.” (02:46) (Dr. Brian)

“What a lot of people don’t realize is Creatine is also in your brain. So, Creatine is good for brain health.” (03:43) (Dr. Brian)

“Creatine also – and this may be of real interest to you – can increase hormones, specifically growth hormone.” (05:39) (Dr. Brian)

“So it’s pretty clear, I think we can establish, that Creatine does amazing things for muscles, not only in strength but also in their growth and bulking too.” (09:18) (Dr. Brian)

“Let’s talk about side effects. There is no evidence that Creatine harms the liver or harms the kidneys in healthy people who take normal healthy doses.” (15:01) (Dr. Brian)

“If you are losing your hair and you’re taking Creatine, it may not be a bad idea to talk to your doctor and ask to get a simple blood test to see what your DHT level is. DHT stands for Dihydrotestosterone.” (17:41) (Dr. Brian)

Resources Mentioned

Dr. Brian’s amazing new book on social media, INFLUENCED, featuring his incredible insights and experiences along with many of your favorite influencers. Endorsed by many influencers including Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski - https://www.influencedsocialmedia.com/

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