The world of eSports and gaming seems to be rapidly growing.

Many youngsters are spending hours per day in the room, improving their gaming skills, strategies, and fighting with competitors. Even though playing games on a PC or a console sounds like lots of fun, it is also very challenging, especially when we talk about professional players. Due to the fierce competition, everyone is searching for different ways to get a competitive advantage. And that’s where nootropics come in the game. 

To be a great gamer, you need to develop multiple skills. According to Kurt Merlcher (who is an Executive Director of Esports at Intersport), a PRO gamer needs to be able to process an insane amount of information. [1] But that’s not all – many games require excellent hand-eye coordination, lots of focus, energy, and superior motor skills. Gamers have to stay focused and mitigate stress for long periods. 

They are bound to be in heavy use at this upcoming event

As you can see, eSports are much more complicated than many people believe. But the question is: How much can nootropics help gamers achieve better cognitive performance and hence, better results?

First of all, nootropics are natural compounds that can significantly improve brain performance in healthy individuals. [2] Compared to popular energy drinks, they provide longer positive effects without severe side effects. 

By combining the right nootropics, a gamer can expect:

  • Sustained energy
  • Faster reaction time
  • Enhanced focus and attention
  • Better vision
  • Lower anxiety and stress level 
  • Faster thinking

What’s also important is the fact that nootropics can provide long-term brain benefits. So, if you are a gamer who is pursuing a long career in eSports, then nootropics are a perfect substitute for energy drinks and other enhancers. 

Instead of pushing yourself over your limits at the age of 25, destroying your brain cells, and suffering from other issues that gaming brings, you can start taking high-quality nootropic supplements that can help you perform better in the long run. 

Super-charging your brain functions

So, where to start with nootropics? You can go on Google and search for the “best nootropics for gamers.” But this will bring you to sites with long lists of individual nootropic compounds (such as Cognizin, Alpha GPC, Rhodiola Rosea, Bacopa Monnieri, etc.) – not something most gamers are interested in. 

Such lists are helpful to expert biochemists, but not so much to professional gamers. Instead of buying individual nootropic compounds and playing a Walter White (from the Breaking Bad TV Show), you should let experts create the perfect nootropic supplements which you can easily order online.

Luckily, many brands have been developing advanced nootropic supplements that help high-achievers perform better. And that’s exactly what you need. To find such a list of best supplements (based on an advanced evaluating system), we suggest checking this guide here:

Before you buy any supplements, you have to be aware of one important thing: There are brands on the market who “specialize” in developing “supplements for gamers.” Many of them use exceptional marketing strategies, but their products are often below average. With a bit of know-how, you can quickly evaluate a nootropic formula and see if it is any good. 

There are many products out there

If you love researching, then here is our final tip: Always check the amount of caffeine in the stack. If you find supplements that contain over 130mg of caffeine/daily dosage (and they lack Cognizin, Lion’s Mane mushroom, Bacopa Monnieri or Rhodiola Rosea), then avoid such a supplement. If, of course, you don’t want to suffer from the caffeine side-effects and lack the benefits from real nootropics.

At the end it is on you to decide, but don’t let cheap marketing strategies trick your detailed eye. 

This article was written by Grega Gostincar, MSc, the founder of Your Inception.