With gaming supplements popping up left, right, and centre, it can be challenging to know what ingredients and dosages to look out for and what brand to trust.
One product that has caught our interest recently is Ghost Gamer, the latest Nootropic style product from US brand Ghost Lifestyle.
Sal Kassam, a certified personal trainer and nutrition expert at Red Pill Fitness, notes, “Unlike other brands hopping on the trend, Ghost is not a bodybuilding brand. As the name suggests, they are a brand for real people who want to look and perform at their best every day.”
Ghost Gamer is aimed at those who love video games (duh), but also busy professionals, students, or even potentially as part of a pre-workout stack.
Ghost Gamer Ingredient Breakdown
1600MG nooLVL® (per two scoops)
Just one of the patented ingredients contained in Ghost Gamer is nooLVL. You might not recognise the name right now, and that’s because it can only be found exclusively in Ghost Gamer at this time!
Many nootropics have only been studied in elderly populations, with benefits to the young and health just suggested. Not this one! It is the first dietary ingredient to be clinically studied in eSports athletes to improve visual attention, accuracy, and reaction time significantly.
1000MG L-Tyrosine (per two scoops)
Better known and understood by nootropic users, we have a gram of l-tyrosine. L-Tyrosine is a free-form amino acid that rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier. Regarding performance, tyrosine’s main benefit is its ability to increase the synthesis of multiple neurotransmitters and enhance dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine levels. Studies have found that tyrosine supplementation can improve mood and improve focus.
500MG Cognizin® Citicoline (per two scoops)
Another patented ingredient is Cognizin, a patented brain health ingredient that supports attention, focus, and brain energy.
You might have heard of choline supplements for increasing cognitive function, but not all of these are efficient when taken as supplements, with many brands instead opting for Alpha GPC. Citicoline is a natural precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that effectively boosts memory function and accelerates the brain’s thought processes.
150MG Natural Caffeine (per two scoops)
What would a nootropic be without caffeine? At 150mg per 2 scoops, we feel Ghost has hit the sweet spot here. Enough caffeine to aid focus and keep you awake, without jitters and anxiety, which might throw you off when under pressure in a game. A natural source of caffeine has been used to avoid any crash so that appetite and sleep are less affected later in the day.
Lee Cain, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS*) and Managing Director of HFE Personal Training, states that AstraGin is a plant-based compound that has been designed to increase the uptake and absorption of many essential nutrients, including amino acids, omega-3s and even creatine. By taking AstraGin alongside a healthy balanced diet, or in conjunction with other nutritional supplements, you are far more likely to realise the true nutritional potential of those foods and supplements.
Stacking Ghost Gamer
Ghost has done a fantastic job at making this a truly comprehensive formula, which hits most of your needs in one. We would not advise taking close to another caffeine source as this will only cause too much arousal and ruin your ability to focus on the game.
If you want to delve into looking after brain health, we’d suggest taking a quality fish oil supplement each morning (ideally with a fatty meal). Among numerous benefits to the heart, joints, and more, fish oil can aid working (short-term) memory.
If you struggle with stress around or after gaming, adaptogens can help you wind down and relieve some anxiety. Ashwagandha, rhodiola, and lion’s mane all have some significant data for their use.
Ghost Gamer is one of our favourite gaming supplements of 2021 thus far, with an impressive panel, great flavor, and value. There are lots of ingredients that may be beneficial in this scenario, and we hope that we have shed some light on a few that you might not be using already or maybe have not even heard of!
Let us know what products and ingredients you’ve found helpful for a mental edge, whether it be in gaming, the workplace, or the classroom!
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