Impact of Creatine
Creatine is the most studied supplement in the world and is considered one of the safest supplements you can take. This chemical is naturally produced in your body and helps you produce ATP (energy)! While the body can make its own creatine, it needs amino acids to do so. About half the creatine in your body comes from red meats and seafood. If you're a vegetarian or vegan make sure that you look into supplementing!
The creatine your body makes is mostly stored in the muscles but some is also stored in the brain. People use creatine generally to improve workouts since it helps with increased workload, cell hydration, and muscle recovery. Creatine also helps provide ATP to your muscles for longer periods of time, which is why you can increase your workload when taking it.
But that's not the only reason you should take creatine.
Creatine has also been known to help with memory and boosted brain function. Remember how we said that creatine is also stored in the brain? Well your brain needs a lot of ATP to function. According to Healthline.com,"Human research suggests that creatine can also aid older adults, vegetarians, and those at risk of neurological diseases”.
There is also ongoing research to see if creatine can help with the recovery from brain trauma. “Animal models have also been employed to investigate the effects of creatine supplementation on traumatic brain injury. Sullivan et al.  found significant reduction in brain damage following traumatic brain injury in both mice (36%) and rats (50%)” (NCBI).
If you're a vegan or vegetarian make sure to check this out, “In one study in vegetarians, supplementing (creatine) caused a 50% improvement on a memory test and a 20% improvement on intelligence test scores” (NCBI). So while on a vegan or vegetarian diet you should consult your doctor on what supplements you might need to take! Even in healthy adults, “creatine supplementation may improve short-term memory and intelligence. While it still needs more studies people think that creatine can help with Alzheimers, parkinsons, epilepsy and more” (Healthline).
Creatine may also lower blood sugar, improve overall muscle function and potentially help treat fatty liver disease. More research is needed on this.
While you may want to just load up on creatine the recommended amounts for people are 2-5 grams a day. Since the body stores it mostly in the muscles the more muscle mass you have the more creatine you can absorb. We recommend taking it daily to keep your body's storage full. When you take your creatine make sure that you are also drinking enough water since creatine pulls water to your cells and muscles.
Like many people you might forget your creatine or find it hard to take everyday. That's why at Bizi we are creating our own creatine gummy! Our gummy is easy to take every morning plus it tastes amazing. Be on the lookout for it late February/ early March!