Established in 2014 in the UK, X-Gamer is an energy supplement catered to the vast majority of gamers throughout the world (or e-Sports enthusiasts as some of them prefer to be called).
Unlike typical energy drinks, X-Gamer is an energy “supplement” because it comes in a powder form that you can mix into water or any beverage of your choice.
But is X-Gamer better than other gaming energy products like Game fuel, or does it suffer from the same shortcomings like too many calories and too much sugar?
To answer this question, we’ll have to look at X-Gamer’s nutrition facts, which will cover calories, fat, carbs and added sugars, protein and sodium. The nutrition label in the product uses different words for some of the nutrients, but for this article I will be using the standard terms.
So what are X-Gamer’s nutrition facts?
X-Gamer is low in calories, low in fat, low in carbs and added sugar, and contains zero sodium. It is also rich in over 27 vitamins and minerals. In my opinion, X-Gamer definitely excels in its nutrition and is much healthier than a lot of energy supplements in the market.
Read on if you’re interested in learning more about X-Gamer nutrition facts.
What is X-Gamer?
According to the official website X-Gamer is “A delicious, healthy and vitamin packed energy alternative perfected for gamers.”
X-Gamer™ Is an advanced, effective, and innovative focus and energy formula perfected exclusively for esports, semi-professional, and enthusiast gamers. 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 (16 fl.oz) serving.X-Gamer Official Website
It is definitely a more hardcore version of regular energy products you see in stores like energy drinks and shots. The original packaging itself is reminiscent of professional bodybuilding protein supplements you often see weightlifters and strength trainers carry around.
However, the product does come in one-off single-use sachets like these.
The product comes in over 20 flavors and is formulated with “nootropic aminos” like L-tyrosine and L-carnitine, which supposedly increases your mental and cognitive performance.
- Dextrose monohydrate
- Vitamin and Minerals Complex
- Malic acid
- Citric acid
- Ascorbic acid
- Colourings (E133, E162, E163, E129, E102, E104, E160a, E150a),
- Sweetener (sucralose)
X-Gamer Nutrition Facts
The following table presents the complete information on X-Gamer’s nutrition label.
|Nutrients||Per 10g Serving|
Total Calories in X-Gamer
There are a total of 129 calories in every 10g serving of X-Gamer, which is the equivalent of one sachet. Should you be worried about this amount, or is it relatively okay?
To put things into perspective, the recommended daily caloric intake for a full-grown adult is 2000 for women and 2500 for men. One 10g sachet of X-Gamer would only account for approximately 4-5% of that amount.
If you want to know how much 100 calories looks like, watch this video, it may give you some idea about how it may affect your health:
Of course, calories are just a catch-all term referring to the unit of energy that is contained within the food you consume. Everything from carbs to fats to proteins contain calories. But if you consume more calories than you burn, all those calories get stored as fat.
However, gamers are not exactly notorious for being fitness enthusiasts. The only physical activity they may get is virtually, through their online avatars, and maybe a good thumb workout.
So for gamers who lead predominantly sedentary lifestyles, it’s important to limit your consumption of X-Gamer, to only a few sachets a day, because if you’re not careful, one sachet can easily become 3 or 5 in a few hours.
This can easily add 500 calories or more to your daily caloric intake, and you don’t want that, not if you’re also eating regular meals throughout the day which also carry their own calories. Not paying attention to your caloric intake is, as they say, to die by a thousand cuts.
Caffeine Content in X-Gamer
Caffeine is a staple ingredient in many energy products, and X-Gamer is no exception. One 10g sachet of X-Gamer contains 200mg of caffeine. The daily recommended intake of caffeine should not exceed more than 400mg a day.
As a caveat, I don’t recommend drinking more than two sachets a day, but only if you know for sure you won’t be consuming any other caffeinated drinks like tea or coffee. Ideally you should keep it to only one, especially if you rarely take caffeine to avoid overdosing or developing a tolerance to it.
Overdosing on caffeine can cause a variety of side effects including but not limited to: restlessness, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, rapid/abnormal heart rhythm, dehydration, anxiety and withdrawals. Caffeine tolerance means you’ll also be feeling less and less of its effects the more frequently you consume it.
Because the product contains caffeine, children, pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions should not consume it.
While not included as part of a product’s nutrition facts, I think it’s important to add some brief information about it here. But don’t worry, I will be doing a full ingredients analysis and caffeine will definitely be on the list.
X-Gamer Fat Content
X-Gamer contains a total of 0.02g of unsaturated fat and 0g of saturated fat.
The daily recommended intake of fat is between 44 to 77 grams. The fat content in a 10g serving of X-Gamer only accounts for 0.04% to 0.02% of your ideal recommended intake.
So from this information alone we can see that X-Gamer is low in fat, which means it will not damage your health in any drastic way, if at all.
Moreover, the type of fat in X-Gamer is unsaturated fats which are considered beneficial fats as opposed to saturated fats which are unhealthy.
But due to the very low amount of this ingredient in this product, it will probably not affect your health in any significant way, for better or worse.
X-Gamer Carbohydrate Content
A single 10g serving of X-Gamer contains 3g of carbohydrate.
You should ideally be consuming between 225 and 325 grams of carbs in a single day, as is the recommended intake for a full-grown adult. Luckily, the amount in X-Gamer only makes up approximately 1% of the recommended carb intake.
So when you do go a bit overboard, you don’t have to feel bad because you can still enjoy a doughnut or bagel throughout the day.
Added Sugars in X-Gamer
There is only 0.2g of added sugar in X-Gamer, which is thankfully well below the danger zone. Almost all energy products and supplements contain added sugar so that they are pleasant to drink.
The daily recommended sugar intake for a healthy full-grown adult is 36g for men and 24g for women. The amount of added sugar in X-Gamer is between 0.5 to 0.8% of your daily recommended intake.
So no worries about overdosing on sugar with just one or two sachets of X-Gamer. But you may still want to control your sugar intake throughout the day regardless if you drink X-Gamer or not, because the side effects can be deadly:
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
Protein Content in X-Gamer
X-Gamer contains only 0.7g of protein in a single 10g serving. This contently mainly comes in the form of L-tyrosine and L-carnitine which are amino acids that support cognitive function.
The recommended protein intake for a healthy full-grown adult is, so you probably won’t get your fill of protein from this supplement, but then again, those amino acids are added to improve alertness, not to supply nutrition.
Sodium Content in X-Gamer
X-Gamer contains zero sodium.
This is probably a good thing since we’re already consuming way too much salt in our meals. So not having to worry about extra sodium from our energy products is a plus. However, there is a reason why many energy products contain sodium, and by extension, sugar.
Most people (not everyone) use energy drinks for fitness activities, and it makes sense to load these products with electrolytes to replace all the fluid loss experienced during strenuous physical activity.
While gamers are not exactly running marathons, they do tend to skip meals and drink less water due to the long gaming sessions that may go on for as long as five hours. So electrolytes will keep them from experiencing dehydration which can present itself as headaches, thirst and muscle cramps.
Vitamins and Minerals in X-Gamer
A single serving of X-Gamer contains a Vitamin Complex made up of over 27 vitamins, which includes vitamins E, C, K1, B1, B2, B6, B9, B12, potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium.
I will breaking down what each of the aforementioned vitamin and mineral does for your body as well as why they are included in the product.
|Vitamin E||An antioxidant that protects cells from damage caused by oxidation, protects from free radicals|
|Vitamin C||Reduces oxidative stress, which can cause fatigue, brain fog, headaches, and muscle pain.|
|Vitamin K1||Supports the blood clotting functions of the body and assists in controlling the bindings of calcium to bones and tissues. Deficiency causes weaker bones and uncontrolled bleeding.|
|Vitamin B1||Supports glucose metabolism and is one of the most essential compounds utilized by the body to enable it to turn food (carbohydrates) into glucose (energy).|
|Vitamin B2||Supports energy production, supports cellular growth, function and development, supports metabolism of fats.|
|Vitamin B6||Improves memory, promotes brain and eye health and as a bonus, also reduces depression. Helps maintain metabolism, create new blood cells, and keep cells healthy.|
|Vitamin B9||Helps the body convert food, particularly carbohydrates, into glucose, which is the body’s primary energy fuel. It is also needed by the body to create genetic material like blood cells and tissues.|
|Vitamin B12||Needed by the body to make healthy cells and other genetic material. Lack of vitamin B12 leads certain side effects such as tiredness, weakness and weight loss.|
|Potassium||Maintains nerve and muscle function, supports heart health, offsets negative effects of sodium on blood pressure|
|Magnesium||Supports protein synthesis, maintains muscle and nerve function, controls blood glucose and regulates blood pressure.|
|Zinc||Protects and maintains the immune system. Supports cell growth and division, assists wound healing and the supports the breakdown of carbohydrates in the body.|
|Calcium||Supports the maintenance of bones and teeth, supports nerve and muscle function, supports information transfer between body and brain.|
So far, X-Gamer is checking all the boxes: it’s low in calories, low in fat, low in carbs, low in added sugars and has zero sodium. However, one gripe I have with X-Gamer is that the product doesn’t mention the percent daily values of the all vitamins and minerals used in the product.
This may seem like a small issue for some people, but a lot of energy supplement brands tend to add a large concentration of vitamins into their products, which can cause problems like hypervitaminosis, or vitamin overdose. But the vitamins that are mentioned seem to be in safe amounts, so I suppose it’s okay.
But that issue aside, X-Gamer excels in many aspects where a lot of energy drinks and supplements have failed. As far as I’m concerned, X-Gamer’s nutrition facts are up to par and definitely one of the healthier energy supplements out there in the market.
So if you’re a gamer, you should definitely try it, because if you’re spending hours on a chair in front of a computer screen, you should at least opt for the safest and healthiest option to keep your energy levels up, and X-Gamer may just be what you’re looking for.