Creatinine Levels in Urine
There are 5 ways the labs test a urine sample to see if it has been tampered with: Color, temperature, pH, specific gravity, and creatinine levels. Multivitamins cover the color. The urine is real so the temperature and pH will be fine. Drinking Gatorade instead of water covers the specific gravity. Now the only thing that’s left is the creatinine levels. Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is formed as a product of muscle metabolism. It’s produced from creatine, a chemical your body naturally produces which helps create energy for your muscles. Everybody has creatinine in their urine at all times and labs check the levels to see if you have diluted your urine.
If your levels test too low your sample will be deemed inconclusive. Diluting your urine decreases the levels of creatinine in exactly the same way it decreases the THC metabolites. However you can get around this problem by taking a creatine supplement. Creatine is naturally produced by your body but it is also found in nature and is perfectly safe. For example there are high levels of creatine in red meat such as steaks. It is sold commercially as a weightlifting supplement. You don’t need the enhanced creatine supplements that weightlifters take. The most basic creatine monohydrate will suit your needs just as well and it is cheaper too. I personally recommend optimum nutrition creatine powder. This is what I used and it worked for me.
Begin taking the creatine daily starting at least 3 days prior to the test. Creatine can take up to 48 hours to metabolize and be passed through the urine. Giving yourself an extra 24 hours should give you plenty of wiggle room. To figure how much to take find the recommended daily dose of the product and double it. There is little danger of taking too much creatine. The largest danger is dehydration so just be sure to drink plenty of fluids. There is no danger of having your sample flagged for too much creatine. The minimum amount of creatinine required in your urine sample must be 20 mg per deciliter but there is no upper limit. By taking the supplement you will greatly increase your creatine intake and eliminate the danger of your sample being flagged.
Reference: Nitrates in urine – Health-Guidances