I am bewildered by the amount of questions in this list that had the answers in the above article about Creatine. All you had to do was read "all of it", and pretty much every question in this list was answered. As I find with numerous topics on any internet post, people are just too lazy to read the whole article and just ask a question for a "spoon fed answer", instead of reading the whole article, which was extremely in depth. If you are too lazy to read this article yourself, I'm guessing you don't have the necessary dedication to stick to a well thought out training routine, and have a diet specifically for your own personal goals. So "Creatine" isn't going to help those lazy types. "Read the whole article". Get some dedication, and get some goals and do the necessary things to achieve those goals. "On your own". No one is going to hold your hand at the gym.
Well creatine kinase seems to be a very important enzyme in the body.
An imbalance seems to be an indicator of maybe different presenting issues.
Just thought I would share this:
At my place of work, (gym) it seems that there has been a ‘very odd virus’.
Myself and several colleagues and now it seems clients have presented with symptoms which include dead feeling limbs (particularly left arm), regular leg cramps/ almost continuous, muscle tension and spasms (particularly back and neck), intense and debilitating joint pain, vein swelling, fever, occassional erratic heart beat, increased thirst and hunger, all blood tests proved normal with some low white blood cell counts, however mine included a test for creatine kinase and it was found to be a little high.
This would corelate to the muscle symtoms.
Just very odd to have a dead arm for weeks, and also your colleagues, with no known explanation,…..odd.
It has lasted between 3-13weeks to date.
Everyones comments here have helped me understand more about CK (yet also seems to raise more questions). Thanks though!
I hope evryone who is suffering directly or indirectly progresses through positively as speedily as is poss..
Could it have anything to do with air conditioning?
The people I know to be invoved were not taking supplements cept me/ multivit, protein, oils.