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Creatine and the brain!

When taking creatine for your brain, listen carefully. Research suggests that most people use creatine too low a dose when using it to protect their brain.

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For strength, muscle building and even fat loss, 3 to 5 grams per day seems to be enough...

However, recent research focuses on how higher dosages provide additional benefits. If you're using creatine for your brain, you'll probably need to take more. Your brain requires around 20 percent of your total energy to remain functional. For this reason, creatine is interesting for its cognitive benefits as it helps with energy supply. Several studies suggest that creatine supports memory, intelligence and reaction time, and some preliminary research suggests that it may help combat depression, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's. So if you want to reap the positive benefits for your brain, you'll probably need to consume 10 to 20 grams per day. Research suggests this amount is safe for the kidneys, liver, and overall health. However, taking larger quantities can cause gastrointestinal problems. More importantly, age could be the real factor in how much creatine you need for brain support. New research found that 20-year-olds did not get much benefit from taking 20 grams a day, while other studies have found benefits for those over 40, with benefits increasing sharply for those over 60.

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