What is a concussion? Not too long ago, you were considered to have a concussion only if you lost consciousness from a head injury. In fact, not only do you not have to lose consciousness (research suggests only 10% of people do), but you don't even have to hit your head. Many of the concussions in military personnel have occurred from the force of an explosion, not from a direct blow to the head. We also know that many concussions happen during whiplash injuries, like a car accident or in an infant that is violently shaken. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury and are often referred to as mTBI. Although the vast majority of research pertaining to nutrition and concussions has been done on animals, the potential for creatine and other nutrients to aid in the treatment and prevention of concussions is mounting.
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