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Start Sharp, Stay Sharp, and Win Big with nooLVL®

In the world of esports, players have begun turning to dietary supplements to level up their performance that will keep them energized, alert, and zoned in for hours of competitive play.

To keep up with a surge in the demand for such supplements, brands have started the search for effective ingredients they can formulate into their products. Among those ingredients is nooLVL® — a patented nootropic complex of Bonded Arginine Silicate and an additional optimized dose of Inositol.

With numerous clinical studies supporting its effectiveness, nooLVL has been shown to help gamers stay sharp and focused even after hours of play.

What is nooLVL?

nooLVL, developed by Nutrition21, is a non-stimulant source of energy1 that contains Bonded Arginine Silicate which increases nitric oxide production and blood flow, allowing for a safe and enhanced delivery of oxygen and nutrients to sensitive tissues. It is the first esports nootropic ingredient to be clinically studied in a population of gamers. Nootropics have been shown to enhance cognitive function, memory, alertness, focus, and productivity.

With multiple substantiated benefits for gamers, nooLVL can be found in various esports supplements, including GHOST® Gamer, Advanced® Focus, and XP Sports™ Boost.

How effective is nooLVL?

To show the effectiveness of nooLVL, Nutrition21 has conducted multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in healthy men and women who spent five or more hours per week playing video games.  In addition, Nutrition21 has conducted multiple studies to show the effectiveness of the Bonded Arginine Silicate in nooLVL.

Here is what the results have to say:

1.) Start SharpMental acuity and focus

When it comes to gaming, players want to make sure that they finish as strong as they start out. To determine if nooLVL could enhance mental acuity and focus, the study first used a Trail Making Test.

The Trail Making Test measures how attentive the subjects are, as well as their ability to switch tasks. For the study, two Trail Making Tests were conducted with increasing complexity and the results were analyzed to determine how long it took subjects to complete a task and their cognitive flexibility scores.

After conducting the tests, the results revealed that:

a.) The Bonded Arginine Silicate in nooLVL showed a 33% improvement in completion time 15 minutes after receiving the first dose.

b.) Subjects demonstrated a higher cognitive flexibility after one dose of Bonded Arginine Silicate.

These results show that nooLVL significantly increases cognitive function specifically in relation to mental acuity, focus, and cognitive flexibility.

2.) Stay SharpAttention and reaction time

It’s been shown that “professional FPS (frames per second) players clock reaction times between 100-250 milliseconds.” But after gaming for hours, it’s no surprise players might want a jolt of energy to maintain their attention and reaction time.

To address this need, Nutrition21 studied nooLVL’s cognitive performance benefits, specifically attention and reaction times. The results showed that:

    • nooLVL significantly improves attention and reaction time in gamers even after 60 minutes of gaming.

This result shows that nooLVL can not only enhance focus and cognitive abilities in esports athletes, but it can also make them more consistent throughout the duration of the game.

3.) Win Big Accuracy

One of the most sought-after benefits for any gamer is accuracy. It’s a skill that is based on precision and reliability, both of which can increase (or decrease) the likelihood of winning.

nooLVL was tested for accuracy by observing changes in error reduction. The results found that nooLVL resulted in 66% less errors, significantly improving accuracy.

By pairing accuracy with enhanced reaction times, energy1 levels, mental acuity, and focus, nooLVL presents an ideal blend of benefits for gamers to get an edge up on their competition.

Overall, multiple clinical studies show how nooLVL can enhance the performance of esports gamers in terms of focus, reaction time, and accuracy. If you’re looking for a way to improve your game, find out where to buy your favorite esports formulas that feature nooLVL and get ready to game on!


1Perceived energy measured by the validated Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire


Velositol Blog scaled uai Nutrition21

Study Results Reveal Effects of Velositol® on Strength, Power & Endurance

To determine the role of Velositol on strength, endurance, and power, Nutrition21 conducted a new study that produced significant benefits for sports nutrition consumers.  

The eight-week study observed men, ages 35-55, who followed a resistance training program designed by a certified strength and conditioning specialist. They were also broken up into three groups, which received 15 grams of whey protein (control), 30 grams of whey protein (control), or 15 grams of whey protein combined with 2 grams of Velositol (experimental). 

To observe the impact on strength, endurance, and power, the study was segmented into three primary areas. Below, we highlight each test and explain the results.  

Muscle Endurance Results – Squat Reps-to-Failure 

Testing for endurance really means testing slow-twitch muscle fibers (Type I) and the ability to exert oneself, remain active for an extended period, and recover. Slow-twitch muscle fibers support endurance because of their high mitochondrial density, which creates energy to sustain muscle use overtime. 

This endurance-focused part of the study produced two key results when adding Velositol to 15 grams of whey protein and then comparing it to 15 grams and 30 grams of whey protein alone:  

a.) Velositol increased muscle endurance as early as 4 weeks1 

b.) Velositol doubled squat reps-to-failure1 

c.) Velositol improved strength and enhanced jumping power1 

To understand what these results really mean, it is also important to define reps-to-failure (RTF). RTF is the repetition of an exercise until the muscles reach a certain point at which they can no longer perform that exercise.  

In relation to the study, this means that combining Velositol with 15 grams of whey protein increases the muscles’ ability to perform squat reps-to-failure. Furthermore, when Velositol was added to 15 grams of whey protein, it doubled the number of squat reps-to-failure compared to 15 grams of whey protein alone1 

Strength Results – Squat 1-Rep Max (1RM) 

The amount of force exerted by the muscles in a single effort is known as muscular strength. Weightlifting is a good example of muscle strength because it challenges the muscles to exert maximum energy in fewer reps.  

The study results showed that Velositol significantly increased strength by 20 lbs. in squat one-rep max over 30 grams of whey protein alone1 

Muscle Power Results – Vertical Jump  

Muscle power refers to the exertion of energy over a short period of time. In this test, the effects of Velositol on muscle power were determined by measuring vertical jump power and calculating vertical jump height. 

During the vertical jump power test, it was found that adding Velositol to 15 grams of whey protein more than doubled the increase in vertical jump power compared to 15 grams and 30 grams of whey protein alone.  

In addition, vertical jump height increased with Velositol plus 15g of whey protein, revealing that: 

  • Vertical jump height increased 5x more than 15 grams of whey protein alone 
  • Vertical jump height increased 7x more than 30 grams of whey protein alone 

Both vertical jump power and height are related to explosive muscle power, which involves fast-twitch muscle fibers (Type II). In contrast to the slow-twitch muscle fibers (Type I) mentioned earlier, these fibers are key for short bursts of strength and speed. For example, a runner who is better at sprinting uses fast-twitch muscle fibers as opposed to a long-distance runner who harnesses the power of slow-twitch muscle fibers. 

Overall, this new clinical data examines the significance of Velositol for strength, endurance, and power, and shows why Velositol is considered Protein’s Perfect Partner. 

 

1In a clinical study with 15g of whey protein.