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TOPIC: Creatine, cognitive benefits

Creatine, cognitive benefits 15 May 2021 18:10 #225211

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Hi

What are your guys' opinion on creatines cognitive benefits?
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Creatine, cognitive benefits 15 May 2021 20:40 #225214

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Yes it's required for 'normal' good brain function, but taking big doses does not result in better brain function. It will only have cognitive benefits if you don't eat a well balanced diet and are deficient.
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Creatine, cognitive benefits 15 May 2021 20:46 #225215

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I'm talking the standard 5g a day of monohydrate.
Tmk, this will saturate your creatine stores and hence you will get the creatine benefits (incl cognitive).
Comparing to gen pop people who are not creatine saturated.
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Creatine, cognitive benefits 16 May 2021 15:38 #225224

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I think those who don't eat meat will notice far greater benefit than those who do. I've been vegan for almost 5 years and I notice the effects that creatine have on me, especially mentally. Has made concentration a lot easier and working long hours also easier. Can't live without it.
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Creatine, cognitive benefits 06 Jun 2021 09:41 #225342

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For me, creatine didn't do shit for cognitive endurance/ability to think deeply.
I'm a hardcore mathematician, so I sit and do complex problems 12+ hours a day. Creatine didn't help my cognitive endurance however, manipulating my diet did.

In theory creatine does help cognitive ability however, like @LesDoctor said, it really depends, taking more wont help. Maybe check into Vitamin D3, for some odd reason, it helped with motivation. I realized i might've Vitamin D deficient after a stress fracture from too heavy squats.

Maybe check into a micro-nutrient routine?
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Creatine, cognitive benefits 09 Jun 2021 17:23 #225364

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Indeed the way most supplements work is they are super advantageous when the body is in a deficit. Most of the claims from supps come from people were in a deficit, not from normal levels.
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Creatine, cognitive benefits 09 Jun 2021 17:37 #225365

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No inherent benefit to omnivore cognition appears apparent, but it may benefit cognition in the sleep deprived.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17828627
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21118604


Appears to be reliable in increasing cognition in vegetarians, but is based on limited evidence and not yet compared to a reference drug.


No effect on short-term recall during sleep deprivation.

400 mg/kg/day in children and adolescents subject to traumatic brain injury reduces fatigue frequency from around 90% down to near 10%. Fatigue is also reduced, though to a lesser degree, in cases of sleep deprivation.

Small degree of fatigue reduction during exercise, but appears unreliable. Many studies.

The influence of creatine on well being and general happiness is usually dependent on it treating a disease state; there does not appear to be a per se benefit to well being. Many studies.

I can't post many study links. :huh:
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