Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 06, 2014
According to, The Daily Mail, in an article published in 2012, a 15-year-old from Columbus, Ohio was rushed to an area hospital after collapsing during a marathon session of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that lasted between four and five days. The boy reportedly had several energy drinks and only took breaks to go to the bathroom. (Daily Mail, August 8th of 2012)
Energy drinks and stimulants, such as Adderall, are not only common in the gaming community but are common with Silicon Valley programmers and CEO’s. According to Michael Arrington, of Tech Crunch, in an article published in 2008, “Provigil is the drug of choice for tech entrepreneurs and programmers, and is all the buzz in Silicon Valley.” Stimulants for performance are so popular that the US military has also reportedly testing Modanfil on helicopter pilots and F117 pilots to see if they can remain active for over 88 hours. (Tech Crunch - Michael Arrington, July 15th, 2008)
We asked Chris Miller, the President of KOIOS, why he wanted to sponsor a professional gaming team and this is what he had to say. "First and foremost I am a gamer and absolutely love the community." "Secondly, we created KOIOS to be a healthy and natural alternative to adderall, energy drinks and other harmful stimulants." "Our product fits perfectly into this world and will give gamers a much better alternative for staying focused and increasing their cognition without harmful side effects."
ADHD drug abuse isn’t as rampant in the workplace as it is on college campuses, where it’s estimated that one in five students has abused prescription stimulants to study or get high. But it does exist, notably among bankers, stockbrokers and others in high-pressure, long-hour positions (programming, gaming and hacking), said Punyamurtula Kishore, president and director of the National Library of Addictions in Brookline, Mass.
(NBC article published May 5th 2005 - Dr. Kishore was commenting on, "Drugs Moving Into The Work Place." This article explores the abuse of Adderall in the work place)
We asked Gahndi (gamer tag), a professional gamer and broadcaster with Major Leauge Gaming, what his experiences were like with stimulants in gaming, and he said, “I have been a part of Professional gaming for nine years now, and can safely say that Adderall has always been a part of the scene. No matter what game was being played, what year it was, or whether it was a tournament or a LAN, Adderall was being used.” –
"Instead of using harmful stimulants and energy drinks, gamers, hackers and programmers are turning to nootropics for cognitive enhancement and performance because they are safer," says, Chris Miller, President of KOIOS, one of the markets leading nootropics.
Wikipedia’s Nootropics are thought to work by altering the availability of the brain's supply of neurochemicals (neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones), by improving the brain's oxygen supply, or by stimulating nerve growth.
Chris went on to say, “Nootropics give you the mental boost you need without harmful stimulants or all the chemicals and dehydration that you get with energy drinks. "Nootropics, like KOIOS, are made from plant based sources and give your brain what it needs to dominate. Good nootropics can boost speed of thought, analytical power, focus, concentration, motivation and create all day mental clarity and energy without side effects or harmful chemicals.”
Many wonder if nootropics are indeed safe.
In his book, published in 1993, “ Smart Drugs 11, the next generation,” Ward Dean goes into exhausting detail about nootropics and their positive benefits. Ward has spent the last 40 years researching these compounds and proves scientifically there is a significant benefit to including them in your life, and when asked about their safety he had this to say, “anything can be unsafe if misused. However, research indicates that smart drugs are among the safest compounds in the world, and are quite safe when compared to commonly used substances such as coffee and asprin. Many nootropics have other health benefits, and some may even extend life span.”
When asked about the new team, Chris said, “We are excited to build a professional gaming team that is fueled by KOIOS.” “We are going to bring together some of the best in the industry to not only game for us, but to create awareness in the community about prescription drugs and how harmful they are, and to shed light on the alternatives, like KOIOS.”