Creatine is an organic acid produced by your liver, kidneys, and pancreas that consists mainly of nitrogen and amino acids. It is taken as a supplement to increase performance for athletes due to its ability to create adenosine triphosphate, which fuels muscles.
Creatine is available as a supplement in liquid and powder form, ranging in price from under ten dollars up to thirty dollars.
Creatinine is used as a detoxifying treatment, especially for marijuana consumption, in combination with other supplements, including cranberry and B vitamins, as well as increased water consumption.
Side effects of creatine use can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, dehydration, muscle cramps, and water retention. High doses of creatine could potentially lead to liver and kidney damage.
Because creatine can put extra stress on the kidneys, it is recommended that you do not take this supplement with NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Advil, ibuprofen, Aleve, Celebrex, or Motrin). Patients with kidney or liver diseases are also cautioned against taking this supplement. Taking creatine with either caffeine or Ephedra (also known as Ma Huang) may put users at risk of ischemic strokes.
There is no hard scientific evidence proving that creatine can rid your body of THC after marijuana consumption or aid you in passing a urine drug test screen. Also keep in mind that scientific studies of creatine consumption have only been performed on otherwise healthy, young male subjects – so additional risks for women and older individuals, including the respective health issues that both groups may suffer from, is largely unknown.
Likewise, of the various forms of creatine available in retail settings, studies have largely focused on one single variety: creatine monohydrate, and there have been no long-range studies performed to assess what effect taking a creatine supplement may have on your body over time.
In addition to the fact that there is no scientific evidence that creatine can rid your body of THC, the risk of side effects and possible interactions with NSAIDs make this a home remedy to avoid.
There is no scientific evidence that creatine would rid your body of THC or have any impact on a urine drug screening. The detoxification methods you may find on the internet list creatine as a component in a detoxification program in combination with extra water consumption, as well as taking B vitamins and cranberry supplements or juice. There is also no scientific evidence that creatine would have any impact on this detoxification program.
Creatine can not only have some unpleasant side effects, but also high doses of creatine can cause liver and kidney damage, making this a supplement to avoid if you have already been diagnosed with liver or kidney disease. Creatine can also put significant stress on your kidneys, so it should not be combined with NSAIDs (whether prescription or over the counter), a common pain reliever used for headaches, muscle pain, arthritis, and many other conditions.