April 15, 2021 4 min read
A huge alien, Grobnitz, looms up out of nowhere. He is loaded with Destroyer Bullets and Annihilation Bombs and has raised the Shield of Invicibility around him.
You fire off a flurry of Mech Battle ordnance and an All Hope Is Lost Bomb that don't affect Grobnitz at all. You launch a swarm of Do Great Harm Insectoids that Grobnitz merely shakes off.
You need every shred of alertness for this virtual showdown, but incredibly, your reflexes are slow because of fatigue.
What is a gamer to do??
Some gamers swear by caffeine. But many websites are saying you need to get the right amount of caffeine.
Too little, and it will not invigorate you, and you may end up with slowed reflexes and a propensity to nod off just when you need to be most awake.
Too much caffeine, and you could get anxiety, or a racing heart, or a sour stomach.
Of course, the amount depends on your size. If you weigh 300 pounds, you will need more caffeine than a person who weighs 150 pounds.The average American man weighs about 198 pounds, and the average woman weighs about 170 pounds .
For the average person, Mayo Clinic says :
Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. Keep in mind that the actual caffeine content in beverages varies widely, especially among energy drinks.
Mayo says some of the unpleasant side effects of taking too much caffeine or coffee include:
But if you hit that sweet spot of just the right amount, you may have quickened reflexes for gaming and you might stay fresh and in the game longer.
The site Gscience.io has an article titled Caffeine: A good way for gamers to improve their performance . The article says the benefits of caffeine during gaming include:
But there are other things you can do to prevent yourself from becoming drowsy during gaming or at any time.
Also, make sure you have a good breakfast so you don’t shut down from lack of energy. Life Hack advises avoiding the sausage, greasy eggs and pancakes and instead opt for whole grain cereals and bread, fruit and yogurt.
Having a healthy snack of fruit or nuts at work can also boost energy. By avoiding candy, doughnuts and other sweets you also avoid the carbohydrate sugar crash, the phenomenon of your mood and energy collapsing after consuming sugars.
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Be sure you drink plenty of water so you don’t get dehydrated, which can also cause drowsiness. Plus, if you need to go to the bathroom a lot it will get you up from your desk. This is a trick law students and other scholars who work into the night use.
Sublingual Viter Energy Mints  deliver a quick kick to the bloodstream [https://www.goviter.com/blogs/viter-energy-blog/sublingual-viter-energy-mints-deliver-quick-kick-bloodstream]. One of the fastest ways to get a drug, vitamin, or caffeine into the body is through sublingual administration—that is, under the tongue, where the substance dissolves and quickly gets absorbed into the body.
Another thing you may not have access to in the field is a toothbrush. Viter Energy Mints are made to freshen your breath as well as boost your energy.
"We fight fist to fist!" Grobnitz roars.
Grobnitz lowers his shield for hand-to-hand combat. He is 10 feet tall to your 6 feet! You are no fool. You shoot a second barrage of Mech Battle Bullets at the helpless idiot, and just to be certain, a Shred Rocket.
Not wanting to be splattered in blood, you had raised your Life Force Field, and you watch as Grobnitz disintegrates into a pile of bloody gore!
Hah! you think. Fool!
(Writer's disclaimer: Obviously, I am no video game writer or even a gaming enthusiast!)
June 17, 2021 5 min read
You might think gum chewing is an activity with little or no benefits besides the pleasure and flavor, but think again. Chewing gum has several benefits.
In addition to freshening your breath, sugar-free gum can help prevent cavities and contribute to overall oral health. But that's just the beginning.
June 15, 2021 4 min read
Chewing gum to lose weight may be a viable method for some people, scientific studies have shown. It works in part by controlling appetite.
A study published in the scientific journal Appetite concluded:
"Overall, chewing gum for at least 45 min significantly suppressed rated hunger, appetite and cravings for snacks and promoted fullness (p<0.05). This study demonstrated some benefit of chewing gum which could be of utility to those seeking an aid to appetite control."
June 10, 2021 4 min read
You may have been chewing gum all of your life, but you don't know what's in it. Chewing gum has four main ingredients: gum base, flavors, colors, and sweeteners.
Around the mid-1900s, chemists learned to make synthetic rubber. This became the base ingredient for most brands of chewing gum, says the site Chewing Gum Facts. That said, some companies use both natural and artificial ingredients in the base.