Creatine Benefits: Mind & Body Health (Huberman & Dr. Galpin)

In this post, we dive into the latest research findings, explore the significance of the loading phase, and investigate the myriad ways in which creatine can be a beneficial addition to your health regimen—no heavy lifting required. 

Creatine Supplementation, Muscle & Cognitive Function, Loading Phase

Creatine monohydrate is safe and easy on you, even at 3-5 grams a day. 

But it’s more than muscles and strength. It boosts bone density and sharpens the mind. We’re seeing potential in fighting depression and even Alzheimer’s.

And it’s not just that. If your brain’s taken a hit, think brain injuries or concussions, creatine might help. It’s not a cure, but it doesn’t hurt to try. 

And no scary side effects reported, either.

Recovery, fat loss, and mental health – creatine has a role in these, too. It’s a helping hand for brain fog after you’ve skimped on sleep. Stressful day? Creatine’s got your back.

Andrew Huberman also weighed in. He started with a high “loading phase” of creatine, then scaled back to a comfy five grams daily. 

Not everyone needs that initial surge. Five grams should be plenty for most, minus the tummy trouble.

Creatine stands out for being budget-friendly and fuss-free. No special timing needed. Going solo without other nutrients works, although carbs could speed things up. 

It helps keep your cells plumped up with water, too.

Patience is key with creatine. Like good habits, its benefits build up over time. Steady wins the race to boost performance.

Dr. Galpin breaks down supplements with a nifty 80/20 rule: fuel, fatigue blockers, and stimulants. Creatine is your “fuel”. Beta-alanine or sodium bicarbonate are the “fatigue blockers”, and things like caffeine or beetroot juice perk you up as “stimulants”. Mix one from each category for a kick-butt plan.

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