EP 612: The Science of Creatine and Brain Function for Athletes

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Scott & Don

Today, we’re taking a closer look at creatine, a supplement commonly associated with building muscle and improving athletic performance, but did you know that it may also have benefits for your brain health and cognitive functioning?

Bob Seebohar is joining to help us understand some of the new research and benefits of creatine.  Bob is a true pioneer in the field of sports nutrition, having developed the groundbreaking Metabolic Efficiency training approach, which helps athletes to optimize their nutrition and fueling strategies to achieve their performance goals. He has also authored several books on sports nutrition, including “Nutrition Periodization for Endurance Athletes” and “Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching the Body to Burn More Fat”.

If you are interested in adding creatine to your diet, find a company that is “NSF Certified for Sport” or “Informed Sport Certified”. Bob recommends either Klean Athlete or Thorne brands Start with 5-10 grams / day. 

Check out Bob’s next run, the North Pole Marathon!

If you want to learn more about Bob and his services including his books, articles, coaching services, nutrition and more, visit ENRGPERFORMANCE.  He is also the co-host of the podcast Inside Sports Nutrition with Dina Griffin.

Check out the tasty healthy snacks he invented at All-Around Snack Company.

He has been on TRN a couple other times including these three great episodes:

EP 517: Eat to Train 
EP 598: Intermittent Fasting- Will it Help or Hinder our Performance? 

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  • Really enjoyed this podcast. Got me thinking about creatine so much that I ordered some from Kleen Athlete. As an aging athlete who “enjoys” 100 mile races maybe this is the supplement that I needed to add. I have ran just over 100 ultras with 2 DNF’s; my most recent at the HURT 100 in HI. Had major brain fog on the 4th and most of the 5th loop which cost me an official finish. Came in 15 minutes after the 36 hour cutoff. Probably could have used a crew for this brutal race. Anyway, hopefully you will have Mr. Seebohar about glutamine supplementation. I do take this and it really helps with muscle repair and recovery. It is the most abundant amino acid in the body but can be depleted during heavy endurance training which can leave you susceptible to illness due to glutamines impact on the immune system. Happy Trails!!

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