Top 5 supplements for gamers!
If you're a gamer, you've probably heard of supplements to help you focus, improve your reflexes, or stay alert when playing long hours. Our product specialist, Max, has put together a top 5 list of the best products to take to help you beat everyone else to the punch!
#1 Beyond Yourself – Amino IQ
Need a quick boost to your game? Rather than chugging another energy drink, try something with a little more kick to it! Amino IQ still has the caffeine you crave but adds to it with ingredients like Huperzine A, and Choline, that bumps up the levels of your prime focus and action neurotransmitter – Acetylcholine.
Acetylcholine is a chemical messenger that operates at the neuromuscular junction – meaning it’s responsible for getting your body to do what your brain tells it. That fraction of a second response you need to win is 100% reliant on you having the acetylcholine to do the job! On top of that, acetylcholine is important in memory, motivation and attention – literally everything you need to game at the highest level.
But, you don’t just need a supplement for a boost – you also want something that’s going to get your brain working faster and smarter. For that, take a look at Mane Brain, with it’s most important ingredient – Lion's Mane. Lion's Mane is a fungal supplement that is known to improve your brain’s performance. How does it do this? By increasing levels of a factor called Nerve Growth Factor, or NGF
NGF does a lot for the brain – it reduces inflammation, it forms myelin sheaths (insulating layers around neurons that make them more efficient) and helps nerve repair – everything a gamer needs for their grey matter to keep healthy, fit and quick!
#3 ATP Mind Mag
The only thing more important than your gaming skills is your quality of rest. Our brain processes and refines the experiences we have in the day during our sleep, forming new synaptic connections that enable us to react more quickly and more efficiently the next time we game. In short: better rest, better gaming.
Magnesium is a key mineral for that, when supplementing with Magnesium L-Threonate (the main ingredient in Mind Mag), our brain’s ability to develop new synapses grows. We have greater plasticity (how our brain is shaped by stimuli) and density (the number of proteins on your synapse that get all the work done) in our brain, meaning we have better adaptation and better performance. Plus, magnesium helps you sleep and reduces neuroinflammation, so you’ll be more rested and think clearer than ever before!
#4 Progressive Omegessential Fish Oil / ANS Fresh1 Vegan Omega-3
The supplement no gamer should ever go without. Fish oil (and vegan omega-3) contains Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA, which is the prime component of your retina and brain. Remember when we talked about acetylcholine? Well that (and other signals, like glycine and taurine) are mediated by DHA.
DHA helps your brain function at it’s best, but fish oil isn’t all DHA. Eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA also plays a role in reducing inflammation (Which can reduce performance). Their combination is also a great help to mood stabilization, which is definitely a big need as a gamer. A calm mind is one that processes more information and makes better decisions.
It’s pretty likely that no one’s ever told you that a multivitamin could help you game, right? Well it’s true. Your body and brain run on vitamins and minerals, so it makes sense that you’d need some of those to reach your peak potential.
Take vitamin B, for example. Every type of B vitamin can play a role you need to help your game. B1, B2 and B5 are key parts of the energy-manufacturing process, which if you don’t have, means no energy to game. B6 is important to the synthesis of neurotransmitters like Serotonin – which is your “feel good” chemical and keeps you relaxed, Dopamine – which is critical for motivation and focus, and more.
At the end of the day, if you want to perform while you play, your body should not lack anything! If you have any special needs, don't hesitate to write to us in our live chat or come see us in store, we will be happy to recommend you something that will help you break the records!