Creatine May Benefit Brain Health
Creatine is an amino acid located mostly in the body's muscles and the brain. According to a new study, creatine supplementation may help improve brain function.
For their study, the researchers used data from 8 randomized clinical trials that included 225 participants. The trials evaluated the effect of creatine supplementation on memory. The dose of creatine used in the studies ranged from 2.2 to 20 grams.
The researchers found that creatine supplementation improved measures of memory compared to placebo. The biggest improvements were seen in participants over the age of 65.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and Brandon University. It was published online ahead of print on August 19, 2022 in the journal Nutrition Reviews.In a previous study, creatine was found to help improve heart health