Gaming has become a huge industry due to the extreme popularity of gaming in all age groups. With the introduction of the metaverse it is growing even faster and faster. With the billions of people involved in gaming globally there has been a huge increase in eye and cognitive issues associated with gaming. Nutritional experts and doctors have started to see the positive benefits that can be obtained through proper nutrition and proper supplementation for these gamers. Gaming vitamins and gamer supplements are starting to become very vogue among the serious gamers. These supplements may also have the same advantages for anyone in front of a digital screen for prolonged periods of time.
The latest research from the American Optometric Association (AOA) states that Americans spend 7-11 hrs. a day in front of some form of digital screen. Esport and gaming population is growing at even a faster rate. Billions of gamers around the world sit in front of multiple digital screens competing intensely for hours and even days on the latest video game. PC gamers, console gamer and head mounted displays are growing at a significant rate. Virtual reality headsets to enter the metaverse are just at the beginning of where the future of gaming is headed.
All of these digital screens produce and emit harmful high intensity blue light. This blue light enters the eye through the pupil and passes through the lens and hits a specific part of the retina called the macula. Science indicates chronic prolonged unprotected blue light exposure to the macula may predispose these gamers to developing macular degeneration at a younger age. These digital screens and virtual reality headsets create an enormous amount of eye fatigue, eye strain, headaches, dry eyes and fluctuation in vision known as Computer Vision Syndrome or digital eye strain. Many gamers also exhibit cognitive impairment, short term memory loss, brain fog, sleep insomnia, anxiety, depression and a variety of other potentially unwanted health conditions.
Optometrists, ophthalmologists and primary care physicians are seeing an epidemic of digital screen related eye and health issues is seen daily in their practices. Doctors are excited about new evidence-based supplements that are being developed to bring natural support to gamers and people that are in front of digital screens for prolonged periods of time.
The esports world is seeing a rise in Gamer vitamins and Nutritional supplements to improve gamer performance and reduce eye fatigue. More and more gamers are taking nutritional supplements and gamer vitamins to enhance gameplay performance, support cognitive abilities and memory, reduce eye fatigue and protect their eyes. Gamers are always looking for a competitive edge against the competition. A well thought out evidence-based doctor developed gaming supplement could very well be this competitive edge.
Since 1992 the optometric physicians and nutrition specialists on the Fortifeye Vitamin team have been diagnosing and treating digital eye strain and computer vision syndrome. They have seen what works and what does not work over the last 30 years and have become experts in this arena of eye care and nutrition. The Fortifeye Vitamin team has been involved in Research and Development of nutritional supplements for computer vision syndrome, macular degeneration, dry eye, glaucoma and Performance Nutrition supplements since the early 2000s. Patients that exhibit signs of digital eye strain and computer vision syndrome are educated on taking frequent breaks, remembering to blink more often, what foods to eat and not to eat, proper hydration and what supplements may be beneficial. It is also crucial to be wearing the correct prescription glasses while in front of a digital screen that has blue light filtering properties. Two of the most popular blue light filtering lenses are Bue Light Defense and Blue Light Shield. These lenses filter out some of the most harmful blue light with a clear color unlike many blue filtering lenses that have a yellow or brown color. The combination of blue filtering lenses and taking a supplement that increases macular pigment optical density (MPOD) is discussed daily with patients. The Fortifeye Vitamin team of doctors feels this combination is a proactive step people can take that are in front of digital screens for prolonged periods of time.
Dr Michael Lange, CEO of The Lange Eye Institute and Founder of Fortifeye Vitamins became interested in a natural way to help protect and support the vision of gamers and anyone in front of a digital screen for prolonged periods of time early in his career. He was one of the first to develop a triple carotenoid supplement to help protect the retina from the harmful blue light while reducing eye strain and visual fatigue. Fortifeye Focus was born. Fortifeye Focus was developed in 2005 to bring nutritional support to everyone with digital eye strain. This supplement has had four reformulations based on ongoing research since its inception and as of November 2022 was one of the most popular supplements in the Fortifeye supplement line being recommended by doctors all over the world. Dr Lange and the Fortifeye Vitamin team are always searching for ways to improve and bring additional benefits to their patients as naturally as possible.
Research for fifth revision of Fortifeye Focus was started in 2020. This new nutritional supplement would have to be cost effective, use ingredients backed by clinical studies, use trademarked ingredients in the exact ratios used in studies, convenient, easy to swallow and safe. This next generation gamer supplement will also be useful for anyone on a computer for prolonged periods of time that need to make quick and decisive decisions. This all-new gamer supplement using all of the latest science will be called Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme and will be available in November of 2022.
Specific nutritional carotenoids are crucial for anyone in front of a digital screen for long periods of time. These specific carotenoids have been studied for years and have proven benefits to the visual system. Four specific carotenoids that are very important in the human eye that come into play during gaming. Lutein, Zeaxanthin isomers (RR-zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin) and Astaxanthin are the four carotenoids. Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers are carotenoids found in the center of the retina called the macula. These carotenoids are responsible for the MPOD or macula pigment optical density. Studies indicate the blue light emitted from digital screens, the sun, television and overhead lighting may be associated with blue light damage to the macula. Anyone exposed to chronic blue light from prolonged screen time should consider eating more organic cooked kale and spinach for the lutein, orange bell peppers and goji berries for the zeaxanthin. Most gamers are not going to eat the required amounts of these specific vegetables to gain the protective benefits of the lutein and zeaxanthin for the retina. These carotenoids will help protect the the macula from the harmful blue light damage.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin have been studied for years and years with numerous clinical studies reporting the positive health benefits for the eye and entire body from these carotenoids. These studies also indicate Lutein and Zeaxanthin will support optimal visual performance by reducing glare discomfort and disability, improving photo stress recovery and enhance contrast on images. Gamers will experience a multitude of issues related to glare, contrast and photo stress recovery while intensely competing in a particular game. Lutein and Zeaxanthin isomers also support skin and brain health.
Astaxanthin is the most powerful of the carotenoids. Astaxanthin is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that is derived from a specific alga that gives the red color to wild salmon. Astaxanthin has been shown in evidence-based studies to improve the focusing ability of the eye and reduce accommodative fatigue when taken in a dose of 6mg of Astraeal Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin also improves muscle endurance and recovery making it a perfect supplement for athletes and gamers. This carotenoid improves blood flow to the eye and crosses the blood brain and retinal barriers to help control oxidation and inflammation in the eyes and brain. New science indicates astaxanthin may enhance memory and cognitive functioning. Wild Alaskan Salmon is the most common food containing astaxanthin however it is not realistic to get the daily supply of astaxanthin from salmon. Taking a supplement with 6 mg of Astareal Astaxanthin is the best way to get this carotenoid.
Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme uses the latest clinically studied trademarked ingredients in the exact ratios that have been shown to be clinically beneficial. Macu- LZ by Kemin contains all 3 macular carotenoids, lutein, meso- zeaxanthin and RR-zeaxanthin. This ratio has studies showing it supports eye, brain and skin health.
Astareal Astaxanthin is the most studied purest form of Astaxanthin used in the new Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme supplement. Astareal astaxanthin has been used in the Fortifeye Focus supplement by patients and doctors all over the world since 2005.
In the development of the new Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme numerous ingredients and studies were analyzed to determine what would be best for this type of formula. All studies and research led back to one nutrient called Cognizin. Cognizin is one of the most amazing nutrients to be added to the Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme supplement. Cognizin is a patented form of citicholine that supplies the brain with the energy it needs to stay sharp. For gamers to have that competitive edge they must stay sharp and focused. Studies prove that Cognizin helps to support attention, focus, brain energy, brain and cognitive health and the ability to stay focused.
The very latest in gaming nutrition, gamer supplements and gamer vitamins is now available at Fortifeye Vitamins and is called Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme. This supplement is for anyone that wants to support eye and brain health. Fortifeye Vitamins has taken all of the latest time-tested nutrients with the latest in new generation nutrients and combined them into the latest in Gaming nutrition science Game on.