*The spotlights are beating down on you. You’re moments away from winning the grand finals. Hundreds of thousands of people are watching. There’s a stack of money on the line, along with the cursed blessing of fame and glory.
Not too long ago, this scenario was a reality only in traditional sports, like football and hockey. Esports changed all that; they finally caught up, giving virtually anyone a chance to be a star in tournaments all over the world. And as this young industry continues to grow, the culture and lifestyle around it are starting to take shape. Up until recently, though, a lot of that had been happening without much thought for long-term health. Enter MADMONQ.
MADMONQ is a fresh, European startup whose innovative food supplement supports complex mental and physical performance in ways specific to gamer needs. The big differentiator is that MADMONQ is a chewable tablet and that it was developed with an almost obsessive focus on health and long-term benefits.
These tasty purple “pills” are formulated with natural, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to improve reaction time while delivering crash-free energy and focus. In practice, this equates to helping you crush leaderboards and improve faster. Additionally, the ingredients in MADMONQ also work synergistically to provide long-term health benefits, like better memory, as well as improved processing power, eye health and overall metabolism. Beyond all this, though, MADMONQ is loaded with adaptogens that provide its strongest and most unique benefit: making our bodies more resistant to stress, kind of like a Potion of Protection, just IRL. (check out their science page for more information)
Talking about IRL, students are the second largest consumers, after gamers. Although MADMONQ was created specifically for gamers, the benefits intertwine with the needs of students. Better focus, memory, stress control and more, are all factors crucial to students; especially during finals. Stress control goes a long way as we know stress is the main antagonist in our ability to learn. It’s what “kills” a large number of students during these heavily pressured times, when the stress is too strong and one cannot handle it; your focus drops, panic comes and goes, harder to remember what you read, procrastination, denial, until there is no time left to catch up and you get a mental breakdown. MADMONQ helps you out with that, but definitely cannot do all the work, in the end it’s all how you face your challenges, just always a little help can go a long way.
Also, if you are like us and you study at night and sometimes neglect sleep, which we do not recommend, but if you do pull off an all-nighter from time to time, make sure to check out 5 tips on how to survive after an all-nighter.
And with tens of thousands of packs sold already, along with several high-profile streamers and students that passed their finals, it seems MADMONQ is on track for making its mark on gaming.
THE BIG WHY BEHIND MADMONQ
“Our drive to develop MADMONQ® was born in 2015, when pharmaceuticals in gaming started making news. And not in a good way: gamers were abusing prescription medications.” – Michal Noga, CEO of MADMONQ, “Yup. Prescription medications – stuff developed to treat mental disorders like ADHD and narcolepsy was being abused by healthy players to enhance their focus.”
“Should healthy people be using prescription meds for gaming?”
And Michal answered:
“Good question. We strongly believe they shouldn’t. Given where esports is heading, we understand the appeal of developing a competitive edge, but medications like these are certainly not the way to go. They are habit-forming and have the potential to wreak serious havoc on your brain chemistry, leaving you depressed, confused and, worst of all, addicted. This is especially true for younger players, whose minds are still developing. Reading about so many gamers and the reckless risks they were taking for better performance forced us to take a long, hard look at something the gaming world was ignoring. And what we found rocked us to the core.”
Another statement Michal Noga made:
“We not only wanted to give gamers access to the best product for energy and focus, we wanted to make sure their brains stayed healthy in the long-term, too.”
That is why MADMONQ is packed with tons of natural superfood ingredients that help a gamer’s brain stay on point. No sugar here, or artificial colorants or preservatives, either. The natural ingredients in MADMONQ (especially the adaptogens) have been safely used for millennia to adapt and keep cool in high-stakes situations, from vikings and monks to pilots and the military.
And that’s not all. Being competitive today now demands a lot more than just mindlessly hammering away at a keyboard. It means optimizing your body across multiple fronts; your body, diet, and routines, along with the way you learn and sleep. MADMONQ wants to help with that as well, by fighting the common behaviors and beliefs that stigmatize gaming.
“No single pill or supplement can do it all – not even ours,” says Noga, “Professional gaming houses are proving that gamers feel and perform best when they take care of their bodies. But the methods they use to accomplish that remain widely unknown. Our mission is about sharing them and making healthy gaming practices more widespread, both for the sake of the gamer, and the game.” Cringey, but admirable.
Speaking of cringe, their approach to the gaming community is also unique. MADMONQ has made a name for themselves on Twitch with their original ideas for supporting their partners. They regularly gift out subs (wink wink) and keep Twitch communities engaged with challenges designed specifically for each streamer. They also put serious effort into supporting their streamers towards a healthier lifestyle, like baiting them into the gym with new merch. All to their communities’ amusement. Twitch is love, Twitch is life. Kappa
As they often say in MADMONQ, stay tuned and stay awesome, friends.
To check out this interesting project, head over to www.madmonq.gg
*This is a sponsored post by MADMONQ