3. Reduce stress and anxiety
Bacopa is an adaptogenic herb – adaptogens help us adapt to stress by normalizing the body’s physiological responses. Studies have revealed that it helps to reduce anxiety and stress by improving your mood and reducing cortisol (the stress hormone) levels. Gaming, be it amateur or professional, can get very competitive, frustrating, and stressful so taking bacopa for its anti-anxiety effects can help make your gaming experience so much smoother.
4. Improve mood and wellbeing
Bacopa is a great choice for overall brain function as it has been shown in studies to interact and regulate acetylcholine, dopamine, GABA, and serotonin – the ‘happy hormones’ – levels. Video games are a great way to escape the negativity and pressure of normal life, and after years of negative press and demonization it has now been shown that gaming can improve happiness and mood. Adding Bacopa can help make gaming even more pleasurable.
5. Reduce inflammation
Joint pain from excessive gaming is extremely common and can seriously affect your performance. As with collagen, supplementation with bacopa monnierei helps to decrease the stiffness of the joints, and reduces inflammation.
Bacopa has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as an effective treatment for arthritis, so it’s understandable that it’s so popular now amongst gamers who put their fingers, thumbs, and wrists under such intense pressure for hours on end.
6. Counter damage from free radicals
Bacopa monnieri contains powerful antioxidants – substances that can protect against, and reduce the damage that free radicals cause to cells. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can potentially damage cells and have been linked to some cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.
Bad diet choices, combined with the sedentary lifestyle of gaming, can contribute to poor health for gamers. Supplementing Bacopa can help to prevent the above conditions, making it a wise decision for health-conscious gamers.
7. Reduce some ADHD symptoms
ADHD – Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a disorder of hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, and difficulty in controlling behavior. Prescription drugs – psychostimulants – are the most common treatment for ADHD, yet are far from efficient as almost a third of subjects cannot or do not tolerate their side effects of insomnia, nausea, and weight loss.
Bacopa has been proven to substantially reduce ADHD symptoms of restlessness and improve self-control, increase attention-deficit symptoms and improve learning problems and impulsivity in the vast majority of subjects. People with ADHD love gaming due to the high risk, fast pace, and reward gratification it brings – lighting up all the areas of the brain that are seeking dopamine flushes.
To be an elite gamer you must be calm under pressure, and also have top-drawer mental faculties to deal with the fast-paced, rapid delivery of information and bombardment on the senses.
Poor decisions can result in a loss of career and reputation, as well as a lot of money. You make informed choices when it comes to your choice in the game, chair, monitor, audio equipment, and console, so the same rule applies to supplementation.
Vitagaming’s Aligned Focus contains Bacopa Monnierei, as well as other high quality, natural ingredients shown to improve cognitive functions such as Ashwagandha, Organic Lion’s Mane, Rhodiola Rosea, Alpha GPC, L-theanine, and Pterostilbene.