Creatine May Make your Mind and Muscles Work Better

Strength athletes use creatine to get more out of their workouts, and thus speed up their muscle growth. Creatine has a similar effect in your brain, neuro-psychiatrists at the University of Tokyo discovered a decade ago. If you take creatine you can use your brain intensively for a longer period of time.

The researchers carried out a study in which students were given 8 g of creatine monohydrate five days before a test, on a second occasion they were given a placebo.

When the students had taken the creatine they were able to do more addition sums.

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