Your FPS Brain on Drugs

The FPS-Brain Website offers sales of FPS-Brain, a supplement aimed at competitive electronic sports players that they claim "accelerates neural processes and heightens perception and capacity of reaction and concentration" (thanks Gamer's Hell). The pitch for the product says: "Unlike soft drinks containing caffeine or energy drinks, the capsules do not lead to restlessness or shaky hands but restore constant concentration to the player throughout the game." That said, the ingredients list does include caffeine, along with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids found in many supplements. Years back there was talk of drug testing at the CPL (story) that more recently came into effect (story), but I'm guessing they won't be too worried about anybody taking vitamins (unless it's concerns about their judgment).
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Jan 17, 2008, 05:29
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Jan 17, 2008, 05:29
 
Yes I take viagra for fps gaming and its light years ahead of this crap.

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Jan 17, 2008, 04:55
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 Prez
 
I recommend taking Viagra 60 minutes before playing instead.
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However, as I said -- it's all moot if the person doesn't accept a permanent change in their lifestyle. As you are saying, little, preferably no fast food, and moderate activity/exercise.

werd.

The problem is that they put in 1 and 0 and expect to get 2. Diet + Excercise = weight loss.

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Jan 16, 2008, 23:43
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Jan 16, 2008, 23:43
 
Bats, I think we agree for the most part. Our disagreement seems to be that you appear to feel a product like nurti-systems (or weight-watchers, or whatever) is simply exchanging one evil for another and not useful in anyway. I simply propose that this exchange can be useful in the short term. If someone is significantly overweight and can successfully use such a product, then other changes can be made after they have lost their weight.

However, as I said -- it's all moot if the person doesn't accept a permanent change in their lifestyle. As you are saying, little, preferably no fast food, and moderate activity/exercise.


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Jan 16, 2008, 22:29
 
Pidy da foo' who tries to market this kind of stuff to gamers. Kind of a cynical and jaded lot

The crowd here at Blue's News is hardly representative of gamers at large. Saunter over to GameFAQs, Joystiq or Kotaku and it becomes apparent that most gamers are wide-eyed idiots.

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Pidy da foo' who tries to market this kind of stuff to gamers. Kind of a cynical and jaded lot

The ingredients look like they're off the side of a can of "gym" nutritional supplement.

re: health and fitness. Can't forget lifestyle.

For example, you can be in peak condition and be the finest human specimen on the planet, but if you've made the lifestyle choice to spend hours at the beach getting that awesome tan, you're putting your health at risk, specifically increasing your relative risk of skin cancer.

Then there's the environment. I wonder how many different toxins I've been unknowingly exposed to over the years, that just happened to be around. The town I grew up in sprayed mosquitoes. I don't know what it was, but it didn't smell good. I don't use the stuff, but I wonder what's in a bottle of Febreeze? It doesn't just "disappear" into the ether after you spray it.

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Okay - so we're in agreement.

I have a sedentary job so fitness is a must for me, really. Otherwise I feel & think rather sluggishly.

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Jan 16, 2008, 19:28
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Jan 16, 2008, 19:28
 Enahs
 
Being active and staying fit are direct contributors to being healthy.

I never said they where not...


All I said was "looking good" or "not being over weight" does not make you healthy or fit. And that a lot of people focus on getting to "looking good" or "not be over weight", and to achieve that they end up doing more damage and are less healthy then the excess fat they had was doing to them.


Healthy first. The go for fit or looks.




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Jan 16, 2008, 19:21
 
Being active and staying fit are direct contributors to being healthy. Can you be healthy without it? Sure, but I doubt you'll feel as good each day (this is my experience).

Regarding "healthy" - my statement stands. Your weight should be within proper range, your cholesterol should be within proper range, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, etc...

"Looks" aren't a concern of mine or something I was trying to discuss here.

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 Enahs
 
he chances of the model-esque body (if you work for it, not if you are born with it) being more fit than the 40-pound-overweight are pretty good, actually.

Fit and healthy are two completely different terms.

Healthy implies your body is in good enough physical conditioning, internally (organs) and externally (muscles) to support all the functions of living without putting stress on any other part of the system.

Fit is short for fitness and implies that you are healthy and your body is capable of doing a reasonable amount of physical activity outside of your normal operating conditions.

Being healthy is easier, and far more important then being able to do 500 pushups or look buff.

And yes there in a correlation with looks and health and fitness, but in the modern times with how people go about doing it, looking fit and healthy by no means makes you fit or healthy. Quite often it is the opposite.


Of course "healthy" is such a broad term that this whole conversation is pretty pointless, I think.

No it is not. See above.


I am not saying being 40 pounds over-weight will make you healthy. Everybody is different. But it is very possible to be "40 pounds over weight" and be healthy.






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More gold from the FAQ
Jan 16, 2008, 19:04
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Jan 16, 2008, 19:04
 
All our staff use FpsBrain at least four times a week to enhance their mental performance and their work efficieny.

The only possible explanation is that they outsource their web design.
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The chances of the model-esque body (if you work for it, not if you are born with it) being more fit than the 40-pound-overweight are pretty good, actually.

Edit: Of course "healthy" is such a broad term that this whole conversation is pretty pointless, I think.
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Jan 16, 2008, 18:35
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This discussion about weightloss reminds me of the WoW South Park episode for some reason.


The most health thing you can do for your body is to eat. The second most healthy thing is to eat with moderation and move around regularly.

Healthy does not equal model-esque body. Sure it is nice having one, but you can be 40 pounds "over weight" and be healthy.


And yes Bats is correct. Strawberries are wonderfully nutritious and excellent tasting.


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Dependence on fast food and packaged goods is what makes you fat.

sitting on your ass all day watching reality tv doesnt help, either.

or posting on the internet. hmmm.....
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Jan 16, 2008, 17:13
 
That is because we live in a society of hand holding.

That's true and contributes to making weight-loss a tough task.

Note: I'm completely happy with my physique (I'm blessed with a very high metabolism and I actively hit the gym) but I've seen others struggle with weight loss so I know it's not a trivial thing for some. As with [almost] anything, it is easier said than done.

Edit: The closest thing I ever eat to fast food is In/Out and even that is probably once every 2-3 months for me, yet I was just diagnosed with borderline high-cholesterol. It is mostly hereditary in my case.
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It gets harder as you get older - and it also depends on how much weight you have to lose. 20 pounds is reasonable, 80 pounds is depressing. Plus, regarding the sodium, do you really think they were eating LESS sodium before the Nutri-system plan? Probably not. I see what you're saying and all, but some people need a crutch (like a weight-loss meal plan) to make it happen.

That is because we live in a society of hand holding.
Look, you want to be fit, quit drinking fucking soda pop. There, you will lose 10 pounds in the first month.

You want less cholesterol?
Quit eating fast food. Period.
You will lose more weight.

The steps and outcome are simple - the problem is no one wants to tell anyone what to do so they don't hurt their feelings.

If you want a certain outcome - you have to be prepared to work for it.

Start making your food instead of out of a box.
Don't eat processed foods (packaged foods), eat fresh foods.

We haven't been "off of the farm" as a society all that long. Dependence on fast food and packaged goods is what makes you fat.

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Yeah, sacrifice your kidneys, liver, pancreas, and other internal organs so your lazy ass can still sit and watch tv.

Eat smaller portions of whatever you are currently eating, exercise, quit drinking sugar water (energy drinks, pop, etc.), get lots of rest, and reduce stress.

It isn't that hard.

It gets harder as you get older - and it also depends on how much weight you have to lose. 20 pounds is reasonable, 80 pounds is depressing. Plus, regarding the sodium, do you really think they were eating LESS sodium before the Nutri-system plan? Probably not. I see what you're saying and all, but some people need a crutch (like a weight-loss meal plan) to make it happen.

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FPS-Brain: It's got what gamers crave. It's got ELECTROLYTES.

LOL! Ow! My balls!


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Jan 16, 2008, 15:26
 
FPS-Brain: It's got what gamers crave. It's got ELECTROLYTES.


Before all of you geniuses go making fun of this product, maybe you should read both of the testimonials?

Oh yeah, because only a stupid person would ignore anecdotes given by the company that sells the product.

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(I laugh at people on NutriSystems - go check out the sodium on that stuff! WOW!)

Hey, if it works - it works. I'm sure anyone who lost 20 lbs or more (anything less than 20 lbs shouldn't take more then getting off your lazy butt some)

Yeah, sacrifice your kidneys, liver, pancreas, and other internal organs so your lazy ass can still sit and watch tv.

Eat smaller portions of whatever you are currently eating, exercise, quit drinking sugar water (energy drinks, pop, etc.), get lots of rest, and reduce stress.

It isn't that hard.

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