What happens when you stop taking creatine?

    Last Updated: April 17, 2024

    When you stop taking creatine, your serum levels of creatine will start to drop, returning to baseline levels after around four weeks.[1][2][3] This length of time may vary slightly between individuals.[4] Assuming a daily creatinine elimination rate of 14.6 mmol/day,[5][3] the upper limit for serum creatine to return to baseline levels after stopping supplementation should be around six weeks.


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