But is this sub-category of energy products really all that different from regular, run-of-the-mill energy drinks you can get from the store? By that logic, is X-Gamer really bringing anything new to the table that more established brands haven’t already?
To answer this question, we’ll be doing an analysis on X-Gamer’s product description to see if the contents match the claims.
So does X-Gamer actually work?
Yes X-Gamer works, mainly due to caffeine. Multivitamins won’t shield your body from illnesses if you have unhealthy habits, and we don’t know how much of the nootropic aminos are in the product to know if they are effective. The B vitamins may support your energy, but only if you’re eating enough macronutrients.
Read on if you’re interested to learn more about how X-Gamer works. But first, let us look at X-Gamer’s ingredients and nutrition facts.
The following lists all the ingredients contained in X-Gamer’s formulation. You’ll be seeing most of these ingredients again throughout this article.
- Dextrose monohydrate
- Vitamin and Minerals Complex
- Malic acid
- Citric acid
- Ascorbic acid
- Colorings (E133, E162, E163, E129, E102, E104, E160a, E150a),
- Sweetener (sucralose)
X-Gamer Nutrition Facts
The following is X-Gamer’s nutrition facts, taken verbatim from the product’s nutrition label. While not as important as the ingredients, nutrition facts tell us whether the product is more or less healthy for us or otherwise
I’ve given X-Gamer a passing grade in my X-Gamer Nutrition Facts article, where I unpack the brand’s nutrition label if you want to check that out.
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Why Are X-Gamer’s Product Claims?
The official X-Gamer website is rife with marketing lingo but no cited research to back them up, so it’s up to us to analyze if the product really does deliver what it promises.
It would be a pretty boring article if I simply did an analysis based on whether Brand X gives you energy or not. The product has caffeine in it, it’s going to give you energy whether you like it or not.
So to make things interesting, I’ll be going a little more in-depth as to what exactly the product promises as an energy supplement catered for gamers and e-sports enthusiasts.
According to the product description, “X-Gamer™ Is an advanced, effective and innovative focus and energy formula, perfected exclusively for esports, semi-professional and enthusiast gamers.“
So we know it’s for gamers, but in order to understand X-Gamer’s product claims we need to look for some key words, and I’ve highlighted them below for you.
A non-carbonated, powdered focus and energy matrix which contains a 27 Multi-Vitamin Complex to help shield your body, Nootropic Amino’s to sharpen the mind and with Zero Added Sugar contains only 31Kcals per 500ml serving.X-Gamer Official Website
There is also an extra tidbit at the back of the product that says: “niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and vitamin B6 all contribute to normal energy yielding metabolism and reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Pantothenic acid also contributes to your normal mental performance.“
To summarize, X-Gamer product claims are:
- To shield your body
- To sharpen your mind
- To contribute to normal energy yielding metabolism/to support your energy
- To reduce tiredness and fatigue
These claims are vague to say the least, but I’ll try my best to decipher them, so you don’t have to.
How Does X-Gamer Work?
Gamers value three things: alertness, concentration and dexterity. These motor and cognitive skills ensure a player is always hitting targets, dodging attacks and maneuvering the virtual landscape quickly and effortlessly.
Personally, I find that caffeine on its own is enough to give you all these benefits and more.
Caffeine promotes alertness, boosts memory, improves physical performance, enhances cognitive function, and reduces your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
But for the sake of curiosity, let’s see if the other ingredients mentioned in the product description really does what the brand claims it can do.
So how does X-Gamer work?
According to the product claims on the back of the packaging as well as some extra investigative work on the brand’s official website, it seems X-Gamer owes a lot of its claims to the “27 Multi-Vitamin Complex” and the “Nootropic Aminos” listed in the product description.
I will be explaining these ingredients in full detail in the following sections.
Does X-Gamer “Shield Your Body”?
The best interpretation I can come up with for the phrase “shield your body” is that X-Gamer claims to be able to prevent you from getting sick.
While a healthy body naturally deters infections and diseases, loading your body with vitamins doesn’t automatically turn it into a self-sustaining machine capable of powering through for days without proper nutrition.
If you have terrible eating habits and don’t exercise, no magic pill will help you reverse whatever damage that was done to your body as a result of leading an unhealthy lifestyle.
27 Multi-Vitamin Complex
X-Gamer’s 27 Multi-Vitamin Complex is a blend of vitamins and minerals that includes but are not limited to: vitamins E, C, K1, B1, B2, B6, B9, B12, potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium.
While X-Gamer does not mention every vitamin used in their multivitamin complex, here’s a list of percent daily values of the ones that were listed on the nutrition label:
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According to this article, multivitamins are currently taken by one-third of adults and are one of the most popular supplements in the United States. However, not many people that they may not be all that good for you, and can even be downright dangerous for some.
Water-soluble vitamins like B vitamins and vitamin C are generally safe even if you go a little overboard because they do not accumulate in the body.
Fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins D, E, A and K are a different story because they do accumulate in the body and may cause an overdose if consumed over their perecent daily values.
Minerals iron, iodine, zinc, copper, and selenium also accumulate in the body and may potentially cause harmful side effects when taken in access.
Many studies have shown that taking multivitamins isn’t exactly like taking the miracle pill that everyone seems to think it is. It may even end up causing more harm than good. If you want to know more about the not-so-pleasant facts about multivitamins, watch this video.
Does X-Gamer Keep You From Getting Sick?
Maybe. Certain vitamins, particularly vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B6 may support your immune system, and these vitamins are present in X-Gamer.
Vitamins C and E are antioxidants which means they protect your cells from damage and oxidative stress, making you less prone to developing heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory conditions, neurodegenerative illnesses like Alzheimer’s and even cancer.
Does X-Gamer “Sharpen Your Mind”?
X-Gamer claims to “Sharpen Your Mind” through the special combination of two “Nootropic Aminos”: L-tyrosine and L-carnitine. These compounds are purported to boost your mental performance, which may be why they’re added to an energy supplement designed for gamers.
In case you don’t know, nootropics are synthetic or natural compounds taken as supplements to improve or enhance cognitive function and mental performance. Adderall, L-theanine, creatine, panax ginseng, ginko biloba and yes, even caffeine are some of the most popular nootropics in the market.
While these examples won’t give you superpowers like some of the fictional nootropics featured in popular movies like NZT-48 from “Limitless” and CPH4 from “Lucy”, they have been proven to improve memory and alertness.
L-tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that is involved in the production of neurotransmitters like dopamine and epinephrine. It is naturally manufactured by the body and never runs out, even if you don’t get enough of it from your diet.
Studies show that tyrosine can help maintain your mental capacity when taken before a stressful activity. However, there is no evidence that supplementing with it can improve your memory.Healthline
L-tyrosine needs to be consumed in doses ranging from 45-68mg per pound of body weight (100-150mg per kg). So if you weigh 150 pounds (68.2kg) you need to consume at between 7-10 grams for this compound to be effective.
Unfortunately, we don’t know how much L-tyrosine is contained within a single serving of X-Gamer to know if it’s effective enough to confer those cognitive benefits mentioned previously.
L-carnitine is an amino acid that is naturally manufactured by the body. It aids in the conversion of fat into energy and also supports brain and heart function.
Studies have shown that when taken as a supplement, it reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. It may also help prevent other age-related mental decline by protecting your brain from cell damage.
A standard dose of L-carnitine needs to be between 500-2000mg a day to be effective. Moreover, the effects are cumulative and not instantaneous as is with all supplements natural or manmade.
Unfortunately, again, we don’t know how much L-carnitine is in a 10g serving of X-Gamer.
Does X-Gamer Support Your Energy?
I had to shorten this claim from “does X-Gamer contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism” because that sentence is just too long for a subheading. But it summarizes the claim in a way that can be better explained in layman’s terms.
These are all B vitamins which are some of the most commonly used ingredients in energy drinks second only perhaps to caffeine. You may have experienced an energy boost after taking B vitamins as they are in charge of converting the food you eat into usable energy.
Niacin or vitamin B3 is one of many vitamins that help your body convert nutrients into energy.
The recommended daily intake for full-grown adults is 16mg for men and 14mg for women. The amount of niacin in X-Gamer is 31.2mg which supplies over 195% of your percent daily value.
There’s no need to be alarmed, however. I made a big deal about vitamin overdose earlier, but niacin is a water-soluble vitamin which means it doesn’t linger in her body no matter how much you consume it, so the risk of overdose is extremely low.
In conclusion, the niacin content in X-Gamer is sufficient enough to be effective.
Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 is an essential vitamin that helps your body convert macronutrients like proteins, carbs and fats into energy.
The recommended daily intake is 5mg for adults aged 14 years and older. The amount of pantothenic acid in X-Gamer is 2.4mg, which supplies 40% of your percent daily value.
In conclusion, the pantothenic acid content in X-Gamer is sufficient enough to be effective
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, helps create new red blood cells and supports cellular functions that supply your body with energy.
The recommended daily intake for adults aged 14 years and older is no more than 1.3mg for men and 1.0mg for women. The amount of riboflavin in X-Gamer is 0.6mg which supplies 42.9% of your percent daily value.
In conclusion, the riboflavin content in X-Gamer is sufficient enough to be effective
Like all B vitamins, vitamin B6 helps convert nutrients into energy and also helps your body produce neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
The amount of vitamin B6 for adults aged 14 years and older is 1.3 mg for men and 1.2mg for women. The amount of vitamin B6 in X-Gamer is 0.6μg, which supplies 42.9% of your percent daily value.
In conclusion, the vitamin B6 content in X-Gamer is sufficient enough to be effective
Conclusion: Does X-Gamer Actually Work?
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s hard to ascribe the properties of certain ingredients to the supposed claims made by the brand without proper scientific research.
I won’t make any claims as to the true efficacy of X-Gamer because I am neither a gamer nor have I tried the product for myself for its intended purposes
While I am not discounting the benefits of the “27 Multivitamin Complex” or the “Nootropic Aminos”, caffeine on its own is enough to promote energy, alertness and concentration.
And without knowing the exact dosage of each of these ingredients it’s impossible to know if the amount is enough to effective.
The vitamins may be able to support your body’s natural energy production mechanism, assuming you actually consume enough nutrients for your body to convert into energy.
At the end of the day, you need to try it out for yourself to see if it works for you. While we still don’t know the exact amount of all the vitamins in X-Gamer, I reckon it’s more or less safe if the vitamins and minerals that were mentioned fall within the safety limits.