Babak Dadvand M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 615 | Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Posted by Dr. Dadvand August 11, 2015
To answer the question of whether creatine can cause gynecomastia, we need to first understand what creatine is. Creatine is an organic acid that helps provide energy to every cell in the body, and especially to skeletal muscle. It is made naturally in the body by the combination of 2 amino acids, arginine and glycine. It is a commonly used supplement in people who wish to gain muscle mass. Taken in excess, creatine can have adverse effects on the kidney and liver. However, multiple studies have shown that taking between up to 20 gm/day is safe. And more to the point of this post, there is not a link between creatine and gynecomastia.
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