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047: Alex Leaf answers a question about creatine non-responders and methylation.

Masterjohn Q&A Files Episode 47

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Question: Do you think there are true non-responders to creatine, or do you think that those apparent non-responders have some defects in methylation that makes typical doses of creatine sufficient only for other needs.

Alex: I don't think that methylation is going to be relevant here. When you look at responders and non-responders, the difference seems to be in their ability to uptake creatine into muscle cells from the serum. So, it's very unlikely be related to methylation and it has to probably do with differences in creatine transporter abilities across cell membranes.

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The Masterjohn Q&A Files
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Chris Masterjohn, PhD