View Full Version : looks like more creatine misinformation to me

01-03-2003, 07:31 PM
just thought some of you guys might want to read this article i found out about and respond to it...


some of this stuff i've never even heard of, let alone read about ...

"Chronic administration of a large quantity of creatine can increase the production of formaldehyde."

what constitutes chronic administration? i'm trying to find a copy of the study they cited in the article on the net right now ...

anyway, i was hoping to get some reactions from some of the board's more knowledgeable contributors.

but i'll be damned if i'm going to take supplement advice from the rolling stone.


01-04-2003, 12:04 AM
Here's the abstract:


01-04-2003, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by fogg88
Here's the abstract:


interesting...but at what dosage...I would like to see the entire study.

01-04-2003, 02:18 AM
The stupid kid does andro and Cell-Tech. :rolleyes:

01-04-2003, 02:50 AM
I've read such a study conducted by the french equivalent of the FDA, creatine can turns into small amount of formaldehyd but it's been done only in a lab with high temperature (70 C) and it's not proven that creatine can form formaldehyd in the human body. Further investigation has to be conducted to see if it true.

PS: if anyone one just is intersted by the study, PM me, I can send you the study, in french and in .pdf format

01-04-2003, 09:08 AM
The stupid kid looks better than you ever will Connery.

01-04-2003, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by LAUNCHER
The stupid kid looks better than you ever will Connery.

calm thyself child

01-04-2003, 11:17 AM
Gotta agree with exhortae. Notice the final sentence of the abstract (capitalized words mine):

" Chronic administration of a large quantity of creatine CAN increase the production of formaldehyde, which MAY potentially cause serious unwanted side-effects. "

Well, it's also a medical fact that:
Chronic administration of a large quantity of water CAN result in electrolyte depletion, which MAY potentially cause death.

01-04-2003, 11:17 AM
Look at the source. Rolling Stone. Here's a study well footnoted.


I'd put more weight in this one than Rolling Stone.

01-04-2003, 11:41 AM
Yeah, it's in Rolling Stone. That should basically make it not matter. I never heard about that before. Sounds like more people that hate big people so they write articles to make big people try not to be big anymore so that they don't feel small.

01-04-2003, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by LAUNCHER
The stupid kid looks better than you ever will Connery.


Nah, we don't know that for sure yet. :D
In any case, the French study pretty much eliminates the possibility of formaldehyde forming in the body.