With long hours and all nighters often experienced by gamers during intense gaming sessions, one would think that energy drinks take a spot in a gamer’s list of must have handy items or some such.
However, study results tell that the friendship shared by gamers and energy drinks is not as solid as on-the-spot assumptions would indicate, as revealed in a study conducted by the University of Utah.
The study notes that the rush, jitters and the eventual crash that comes with drinking energy drinks does a number in a gamer’s hand-eye coordination capacities, weakening a gamer’s focus and negatively affecting gaming performances over time. 50% of the study’s participants were vocal with their dissatisfaction with energy drinks.
In relation to the study, an energy drink known as GungHo comes in, claiming to be the energy drink made to work with gamers.
Dubbed as the “energy shot for the brain”, the drink has been reviewed by Dr Perry Renshaw, Director at the Brain Institute, with Renshaw voicing out that the drink contains natural ingredients which improves focus and concentration, with long term impact on brain energy.
“Contrary to most energy drinks, GungHo doesn’t deal with short-term energy and no lasting impact on brain energy. GungHo will actually increase levels of critical neurotransmitters in the brain over time.” shares Renshaw.
Professional gamer Tanner “Brunson” Williams even advocates GungHo, sharing how the drink helps reduce and eliminate the delay between his wrist/hand movements and his brain. Williams also adds that the drink exponentially enhances his reaction time.
The drink promises faster reactions and no distractions, upsides which any gamer would want to have from an energy drink.
Have you tried playing with GungHo around? Any truth in what it claims to benefit gamers?