ExRx.net

Exercise Prescription on the Net
It is currently Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:32 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Does Creatine Expire?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:50 pm 
Offline
Rookie
Rookie

Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:24 pm
Posts: 26
So I bought some creatine a while ago and it went bad in November. I took it all through the month of November and didn't get any stomach aches or anything. I'm just wondering if anyone has read anything or knows facts about creatine expiring? I've googled in myself and pretty much came up with it will lose effectiveness and might make you feel like crap. But like I said I took it (not that long after it expired) and felt ok but can't find any facts on if it actually loses effectiveness. Just wondering what you guys might know. Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:09 pm 
Offline
moderator
moderator

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:27 am
Posts: 1115
Location: Kabutzkatura
it will degrade, lose effectiveness.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:43 pm 
Offline
Rookie
Rookie

Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:24 pm
Posts: 26
Any idea of how soon? Would it be worth taking it for a couple of months or should I toss it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:41 am 
Online
moderator
moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:44 pm
Posts: 6418
Location: Halifax, NS
Ctreatine monohydrate will decay into Creatinine over time. Depending on the formulation, it can take 18-36 months to reach some reference level of Creatinine which would indicate it's "gone bad". It's a gradual process but Creatinine in high doses is toxic. This is more of an issue with serums. Creatine is so cheap that I would just throw it out and get a new supply.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 


All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group