So it has been awhile since I last posted. A little over 2 weeks ago I relapsed on PMO for the millionth time. With the PMO came the anxiety, lack of focus and diminished confidence like always. I am now currently 15 days free again and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Sure, I have a long ways to go but it is much easier to focus on my goals when I am not feeling so down and despressed from a recent PMO excursion.
Anyways, about a week ago I started taking Micronized Creatine to help with my muscle gains as well as my cardio endurance. Anybody who has followed up on my posts from the last 19 months knows that I have came a long way since giving up PMO. I gave up a 10 year habit of smoking weed and cigs and changed my eating habits. I went from having an average body to being in the best shape ever. I literally dropped my body weight down to about 8% while adding on quite a bit of muscle mass. After doing thorough research on creatine I decided to take the dive to get into even better shape.
After conducting the research I have found that not only does Creatine help the body heal faster, but it potentially can help the mind heal faster. There has been several studies done by Pubmed.gov along with other scientific agencies that suggests Creatine actually will increase your fluid intelligence by a significant margin in vegetarians (who in general, have low levels of Creatine). Further studies shows that Creatine slightly changes the way dopamine and seratonin bind with their receptors. Along with these changes in the brain, Creatine also thickens the plasma in our blood which generally has a positive impact on brain activity. They found that these changes in the brain can not only elevate mood and increase intelligence/memory, have been shown to "heal" or "adjust" the brain in a way that seems to slow the effects of diseases such as Parkinsons and Altheimerz. They say that higher levels of creatine can actually allow people to recover from brain traumas such as bad car accidents, drug abuse and even bruising hits NFL players take over the years.
In conclusion, creatine may or may not help with my PMO addiction and anxiety... but it is worth a shot.
P.S. - Today I went to my grandma's house to wash her car and while doing so, I decided to hide my K-9 password in her garage light fixture. Haha. As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I hid my K-9 password in my own garage that I easily had access too, which obviously did not work out too well.