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TallRob
10-14-2009, 08:08 PM
I had a blood panel done last week and my creatinean (sp?) levels were slightly evelated. My doc wants me off creatine for the next test ina few weeks. I just have a question. How long does it take to show normal levels?

Sean S
10-14-2009, 09:08 PM
You should be fine in a few weeks. I believe it takes something along the lines of 21 days for muscle creatine levels to return to baseline after stopping supplementation. Also keep in mind that creatinine levels may be very slightly high if you carry more muscle mass than "average". Also make sure you are adequately hydrated for the lab test.

malkore
10-20-2009, 04:00 PM
I know it takes 21 days to reach saturation on 5g daily doses (for the average 200 pound male).

I suspect it takes less time to return to baseline levels since the daily doses are both increasing levels and also replacing what the body is using for exercise. 2 weeks should be enough time for the doctor to tell if the creatine is causing high creatinine levels, or if there's a deeper problem.