The Best Nootropic for Gamers

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The Best Nootropic for Gamers

It’s no surprise that gaming and esports have enjoyed a stratospheric rise in popularity in recent years and with more than 2.7 billion gamers worldwide and climbing, just about everyone who can game, will game! As video games become more complex so do the requirements of its players and as those demands grow, gaming supplements have levelled up too.

The Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane recently conducted a study on high-performing, professional esports players and their use of nootropic supplements. The term ‘nootropic’ refers to products that help boost memory, focus, creativity, and motivation. The study reported that nootropics helped give players the competitive edge and stamina they require to be at the top of their game.

Co-creator and developer of Pharma Labs’ nootropic supplement Mental, Duncan McHugh, has seen the rise of the global nootropic market in recent years (estimated at over $3 billion) and the rise of gaming complexity as symbiotic. As he explains:

“Nootropics are at the cutting edge of pushing human performance, so it made sense to create a product to help push our limits. For gamers specifically, we included patented ingredients such as Zynamite that have been shown in studies to speed up reaction time. This is a huge help for the twitchy nature and speed in today’s games. We also wanted to create good, long-lasting energy without a crash, so gamers are able to have sustained attention for a solid amount of time.”

Esports gamer and caffeine enthusiast, Marty Spargo, has been gaming competitively for four years and uses nootropics to improve his performance and ability to compete. "I have noticed how enhanced my focus and energy levels are whenever I consume nootropics compared to when I don't consume any. I can game without them, but I realised how hard it was for me, especially if I'm competing in an e-sports event," he says.

Gaming may require tactics and training but there’s no denying that focus plays a huge role. With games like Tekken 7, League of Legends and Counter Strike proving increasingly complex and demanding for players, mental and physical fatigue can affect your performance. A nootropic like Mental by Pharma Labs can help with the following:

  • Improve reflex and reaction time
  • Laser-like focus
  • Think and strategise faster
  • Long-lasting energy for improved stamina
  • Reduce anxiety
  • No jitters, tingles, or crashes

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What are the key ingredients in Mental by Pharma Labs?

As gamers know, there is no room for your mind to wander so what exactly are the ingredients that go into a nootropic formula like Mental?

L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine

This popular ingredient, commonly known as Alpha-GPC, is metabolised into choline and glycerol-1-phosphate. Choline is a precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which plays a vital role in memory, attention, and skeletal muscle contraction. Alpha-GPC is also rapidly absorbed into the body through the blood-brain barrier and is a common ingredient found in nootropic supplements.


This patented botanical extract has been well documented for its brain-boosting benefits that surpass those of caffeine. This non-caffeine source improves mental and physical energy without any negative side effects so often experienced with caffeine and/or stimulants. Natural and sustainable, Zynamite® is making waves in the nootropic market.


Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that has been shown to improve cognitive performance and creative thinking, particularly under certain conditions such as stress during gameplay. Tyrosine increases dopamine levels, improves decision-making and strengthens memory – all key aspects of a successful gaming session when your cognitive demands increase.


Coffeeberry® comes from hand-picked, premium Arabica coffee cherries with the end product containing about 70% caffeine and 30% polyphenols which are best known for their antioxidant properties. Coffeeberry® is a natural alternative to synthetic ingredients and pairs well with most nootropic ingredients especially Alpha-GPC. And the best part? Coffeeberry® promotes wakefulness without mental fatigue, so you’ll experience a boost in energy without the crash afterwards.


Astragin® is a patented 100% natural compound made from Astragalus and San-qi Ginseng Root Extract which have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries as a powerful adaptogen to help your body respond better to stress. AstraGIn® is also widely used for boosting immune function and helping the body readily absorb important nutrients. A healthy body means a healthy mind so settle in for some serious game time!

Final Notes

It goes without saying that a healthy diet, exercise, and good sleep is vital if you want to step it up in the gaming world. Taking intermittent breaks, getting some sunshine on your skin, and moving your body are great ways to improve your online gaming skills but when you need a little more, get Mental by Pharma Labs on your team and get ready to slay anyone that stands in your way of glory!


Want know more about Nootropics? Read our blogs below for an indepth look at this brain boosting supplement:

"Top Nootropics in Australia"

"5 Best Nootropics for Focus, Alertness & Performance"

"Nootropic in Focus: Caffeine Basics 101"



Stacey Shapiro

Health, Fitness, & Nutrition Writer

I am a firm believer that you are what you eat…and train…and supplement! As a writer with over 10 years’ experience, I have seen and read it all. The truth is, everyone’s health and fitness journey is deeply personal which is why I write to inspire, educate, and instil change in readers who are ready to take on a challenge.
When I’m not writing, I spend my time looking after two busy boys, practicing yoga and preparing delicious, healthy meals for my family.

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