Looking for an Esports Edge? This Supplement Could Help
New research on nootropic ingredient nooLVL provides evidence of additional cognitive performance benefits in experienced gamers.
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New research shows that nooLVL by Nutrition21—a patented complex of bonded arginine silicate with an additional dose of Inositol—significantly increases cognitive performance in gamers after a single dose and within 15 minutes, suggesting that it could be a supplement of interest for esports performers.
Performed at Texas A&M University, the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial followed 26 male and female experienced gamers who were randomly assigned to consume 1,600 mg of nooLVL or 1,600 mg of a placebo (PLA). During testing sessions, participants completed stimulant sensitivity questionnaires and performed a variety of cognitive function tests. Fifteen minutes following ingestion, participants repeated these tests (Pre-Game) and then played their favorite video game for one hour and repeated the battery of tests (Post-Game). Study subjects observed a 7- to 14-day washout period and then replicated the study with the alternative treatment. Results showed that nooLVL enhanced short-term and working memory, reaction time, and concentration.
The new data supports prior research on nooLVL as an esports supplement to improve cognitive benefits in competitive gamers, who rely on quick reactions, focus, memory, and fine motor skills to excel during competition, skills that are especially important when they are facing off against each other in high stakes tournaments and events.
“This is our second study on nooLVL showing a range of cognitive performance benefits specifically in gamers. This is exciting for Nutrition21 since we were the first to study cognitive function in e-gamers,” said Danielle Greenberg, Ph.D., FACN, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Nutrition21. “This latest research allows us to add new cognitive performance claims around short-term and working memory, as well as reinforce the reaction time claims from our first study.”
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