Creatine, anyone try it?


I’ve used Creatine to help lift weights. It really did help. I’ve never used Creatine monohydrate for mental illness and cognitive function. Seems promising.

modestly augmented the antidepressant-like behavioral effects of dietary creatine in female rats

Decreased metabolic activity diminishes the brain’s ability to efficiently generate or process neural signals, which may account for the positive or negative symptoms of schizophrenia described above. Consistent with this evidence of impaired metabolic processes, abnormalities in the creatine-phosphocreatine pathways have also been observed within emotional and executive brain regions of schizophrenic patients. Additionally, some studies have found an association between creatine metabolism and cognitive function in schizophrenia, generating much interest in the role creatine plays in the pathogenesis of the disorder.

Nevertheless, it is becoming increasingly evident that endogenous creatine plays a critical role in a range of cognitive functions, including learning, memory, attention, speech and language, and possibly emotion.

Creatine supplementation is generally considered safe and well-tolerated by humans and animals


Nope. I heard about it too. I probably won’t try it though. I heard creatine is bad for the heart. Is that true?


I don’t know. You smoke though right?


Haha, ya. I’m just going by what a nurse told me. It makes the heart bigger.


Yeah my doctor told me Creatine may make me more aggressive over a decade ago. She didn’t say it about Creatine monohydrate though.


I tried it on a whim to see if it would help with my SZ symptoms, it had a mild effect but also made me feel ill so I stopped taking it.


What type of Creatine did you try @dmdar?


I have tried standard creatine as well as Kre-Alkaline (a more easily absorbed creatine), both had a mild effect on my symptoms but made me ill.