Strength, Power & Smarts

Creatine monohydrate has a well-established record for increasing power, strength and stamina in the gym. Now a group of British researchers have found that creatine supplementation may improve mental performance as well. Their findings, published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, demonstrated that physically active people better coped with the effects of sleep depravation after supplementing with 5 grams of creatine monohydrate 4 times a day for 7 days. Subjects demonstrated better decision making abilities, short-term memory, mood, balance and reaction time.

The Bigger Picture: The brain, like all the organs and cells in your body, depends on ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and creatine phosphate for energy. Creatine phosphate levels are depleted during periods of little to no sleep. Ideally, you want to make sure to regularly get enough sleep. But when you can't, it's good to know that creatine supplementation can enhance your brain power along with muscular strength.
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