Dr. Norton on Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine monohydrate is a go-to for fitness buffs. It builds muscle and offers extra health perks. Yes, prices are up, but it’s still a good deal.

Creatine boosts exercise output, speeds up recovery, and packs muscle with lean mass. It draws water into muscles, which are mostly water, to begin with.

It may cut back on body fat too. But that’s more about the muscle gain than direct fat loss. Even your brain might get sharper on creatine. And about hair loss worries? Dr. Norton brushed these off, pointing to sketchy evidence.

As for taking creatine, you don’t have to start with a mega dose. Dr. Norton suggests a simple 5 grams daily will do the trick, without upsetting your stomach.

Rhodiola Rosea is next, newer on the scene with fewer studies. Still, it looks promising for beating fatigue and helping you handle stress better.

Dr. Norton even mentions it eases caffeine jitters and helps with better sleep when you skip your coffee buzz.

He touched on ashwagandha too. It could up testosterone and muscle, but we’re not quite sure how yet. More digging needed.

Other mentions included citrulline malate for less fatigue, carnitine kinds for recovery perks, and caffeine for a surefire performance boost. Beta-alanine and betaine got nods for high-intensity workout benefits.

Norton underlined, though, these are extras not substitutes for what really counts – solid nutrition, rest, and consistent training.

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