At the beginning of this year, you may remember us running the first-ever ‘Win Well’ Gamers Health survey. Because of the results, we have been more determined than ever to respond to the needs of our community.
After understanding the challenges that our community faces – particularly around fatigue and sleep – we set out to find some innovative nutrition partners who could work with us to create specially formulated snacks specifically suited to the physiology and energy requirements of gamers.
Our search led us to SNACK, a U.S. based food producer working with the super-est of all Superfoods, Spirulina. And now, after months of intensive research and development, we are excited to introduce you to our two trail mix blends, designed especially for you. SNACK: PowerUp and SNACK: PowerDown.
We love Spirulina
For those in the know, Spirulina is about as good as a superfood can get. It is an amazingly nutritious, natural micro-algae teeming with antioxidants, brimming with beta-carotene, and rich in iron, calcium, and protein. It’s even vegan and Paleo-approved!
Farm Fresh Spirulina gives our snack mixes a dark green color, but has a very mild taste – so you get all of its amazing benefits with the flavors of our carefully selected active ingredients. In fact, when you add Spirulina to these other nutrient-dense superfoods like nuts and seeds, you end up with a snack that is:
- High in plant-based protein and dietary fiber
- Heart-healthy, low in calories and carbohydrates and diabetic friendly
- Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and all essential and non-essential amino acids
- Packed with antioxidants to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation
- Gut-friendly and easy to digest, leaving you feeling fuller for longer
Why PowerUp and PowerDown?
Because gaming challenges the mind, body, and soul to win well and be your best, it’s important to have the right type of fuel. Throughout the course of a game, thousands of decisions are made and millions of messages are sent around the body to trigger match-winning moves.
And in looking at the results of our health survey and our recent nutrition survey we were able to see that:
- Low energy levels and concentration are an issue for gamers in the morning,
- Getting to sleep and staying asleep is a big problem at night.
- Many of you are looking for lower-calorie and lower carb options
- A high proportion of you skip breakfast and struggle with hunger later in the morning and leading up to lunchtime
- Hunger suppression is an important factor for many of you taking protein supplements
With this in mind, we worked with SNACK to determine the best active ingredients to combine with high-protein Spirulina and PowerUp and PowerDown were born!
SNACK – PowerUp (Matcha and Ginger):
PowerUp Gamers Blend is a daytime trail mix snack formulated with mental focus, gut health, and extended game time in mind. PowerUP may boost serotonin production to help regulate mood and appetite. It is naturally caffeinated with Matcha which gives a more mellow, longer-lasting boost thanks to a slower absorption time in the body. The key ingredients in PowerUp are Matcha and Ginger, both of which support mental energy and stamina thanks to their energy-boosting and gut-friendly properties. Try PowerUp!
SNACK – PowerDown (Apple and Cherry):
PowerDown gamers blend is a nighttime trail mix snack that is sweet to the taste, kind to your brain, and specially formulated to help prepare you for a good night’s sleep. The key ingredients in PowerDown are Apple and Cherry. Apple contains Tryptophan – an amino acid that when ingested gets turned into serotonin and then converted into melatonin, while Cherries are a natural source of the sleep hormone Melatonin. Try PowerDown!
Both products come in at just 140 calories per serving and pack a healthy 5g of protein per 28g. They can be purchased in quantities of 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16 packs with the ability to split your packs so that you can try both blends. SNACK Gamer’s Blends are exclusively available at www.ritualmotion.com and the good news doesn’t stop there. For the month of June, all SNACK PowerUp and PowerDown products ship FREE.
We hope you are as excited about the addition of SNACK to Ritual Motion as we are. We know how important winning is to our community and you know how important “winning well” is to us. As long as you keep sharing your gaming experiences we’ll listen, and deliver the innovative products you deserve.
So give them a try and remember… If it’s GREEN, it’s GOOD!