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Can Red Meat Raise Creatinine Levels

2014-07-11 03:08

Can Red Meat Raise Creatinine LevelsCreatinine is the product of muscle metabolism. Diet is one of the sources of creatine. Creatine supports the delivery of energy to all of the cells in your body, especially to your muscles. However, high creatinine level is dangerous for the health. Red meat can raise creatinine level, so you should be very careful about the intake.

Dietary Creatine

Some of the creatine present in your body is synthesized from other amino acids in your organs such as your pancreas, liver and kidneys. The remainder of the creatine in your body comes from dietary sources. Good dietary sources of creatine include milk, lean red meat, egg white and some fish. Approximately 2 to 3 pounds of raw meat or fish contain the equivalent of 5 grams of pure creatine. Cooking will break down creatine, leaving it less available for your body to absorb it.

Creatine content of red meat

You would have to consume approximately 500 grams of raw meat or fish to obtain the optimal amount of creatine. The specific creatine content pork is approximately 5 grams per kg. Red meet contains 4.5 grams per kg, herring contains 6.5 grams per kilogram, salmon contains 4.5 grams per kilograms, tuna contains 4 grams per kilogram, cod contains 3 grams per kilogram, and vegetables and fruits contain only trace amounts of creatine.

How to lower creatinine level?

The normal level of creatinine is 0.5-1.1mg/ml for female and 0.6-1.2mg/ml for male. This is the general standard of creatinine level. The standard may differ from hospital to hospital. If your creatinine level is abnormally low or high, you should increase or limit the intake of some foods that contain much creatine.

To lower creatinine can not simply depends on diet. Treatment is necessary. You can choose to take herbal teas or Medicated Bath.

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