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I still can’t get over the fact that creatine (yes, the workout supplement) outperforms SSRIs in the treatment of major depression
It’s also crazy how virtually every shrink will put patients on SSRIs right away instead of first checking thyroid or testosterone or trying one of these side-effect free antidepressant compounds.
Creatine is also neuroprotective and lowers brain inflammation ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Other brain benefit: it boosts working memory and intelligence: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Yes this too. Scandinavians have known about the importance of quality cod liver oil in combatting depression for a long time now.
Aside from the direct neuro effects, the increased lean muscle mass from creatine boosts metabolism overall and increase testosterone. Increasing testosterone also increases dopamine and protects the amygdala, the region of your brain that processes threats, fear, and anxiety.

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But Russian forces are tied up in Ukraine and hasn’t provided an effective security umbrella. So now the Armenians are doing exercises with the U.S. army.
Oh and Turkey, 2nd biggest military in NATO, is gearing up to support Azerbaijan and finish off the work they started when they murdered over a million Armenians from 1915-1917. They want a direct border with the Azeris so they can cut Armenia out of any gas pipeline deal.
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