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Science-Based Benefits of Creatine

By January 22, 2024 No Comments
Science-based benefits of creatine

I posted this image on IG and FB page and my DM’s exploded! 

WHY?

Lots of you wanted to know why I chose to take creatine and the benefits… 

I decided to start using this creatine monohydrate supplement in November as I learned more about its benefits in my perimenopause research. It felt like a no-brainer to add this to my self-care routine.

And I can say without doubt, I’ve felt a difference in my mood, my ability to exercise harder, lift heavier, and experience a better recovery post-workout. 

FACT: Creatine has been named by the Women’s Health Organization as an essential nutrient for women. 

Creatine has been heavily researched since the 1990’s and has proven its benefits as it supports:

  • Gut health
  • Brain health and mood
  • Supports better muscular performance & lean mass development
  • Better recovery
  • Better immunity

According to Dr. Darron Candow, a very respected researcher specifically on the topic of creatine, suggests that EVERYONE (including older folks, pregnant women, perimenopausal women, vegetarians…) could benefit from an extra supplementation of creatine.

Non-meat eaters may experience the greatest benefits of a creatine supplement.

Below are a couple of science-based resources that I have found extremely useful. Learn about creatine for yourself and decide if it’s a fit for you.❤️

👉🏻 Podcast with Dr Darron Candow

👉🏻 The Benefits of Creatine Supplementation For Active Older Women

🎯 My favorite supplement brand is Thorne Research.

Of course, check with your healthcare provider if you have any special conditions or questions if a creatine supplement is right for you.