Re: creatine

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 14 May 1997 21:00:51 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 14 May 1997 wrote:

> For us less informed individuals, please tell us what creatine is, what it
> does, and how to get some (and cost too). I know it must be a nootropic, but
> what kind? Thanks. Shawn M. Johnson

Hmm, just something I noted (see Daniel Kershbaum's post for an aswer
to your question): we seem to talk a lot about different substances
on this list, but it is important to distinguish them from each
other. Nootropics are "smart drugs", drugs intended to boost mental
(cognitive) performance. Creatine is intended to boost physical
performance, a category I have not yet found any good name for
(doping is a bit charged and specific in scope, maybe somatotropic
drugs would work?). Then there are the psychotropic drugs (changes
the mind in general), and the life extension drugs. Are there any
more commonly discussed categories?

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