Brain food

Don’t stop at fuelling your body for peak performance – you need to feed your brain, too.

by Sarah Ivory

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The mental fatigue fighter - Creatine 


We already know it builds brawn, but now scientists at the Universities of Sydney and Macquarie have discovered that increased creatine intake reduces mental fatigue and boosts cognitive performance. Great news for weary soles facing intense sessions after long days at the office. 


Avoid large doses: ‘Creatine pulls water into the muscles, creating dead weight,’ says Sellens. Fortunately, research now shows that several small doses can be effective. Runners from Tartu University in Estonia took 6x5g doses of creatine daily and improved their 1K times. And, crucially, lower doses aren’t linked to weight gain. 

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