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What is your guys' opinion on the form of consumption. Tablets/Capsules/Powdered form and why? I think I will be going for caps initially but wanted to get some input on why another option may be best.
 

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What is your guys' opinion on the form of consumption. Tablets/Capsules/Powdered form and why? I think I will be going for caps initially but wanted to get some input on why another option may be best.
I dabble in the nootropics scene every now and then.

Most of the people who are really into supplements and nootropics prefer powdered form so they can manipulate dosages easily and weigh out exactly what they want to take.

But if you are targeting general consumers, I'd say capsules. Also, it depends on what is in your supplement. What is the risk of overdose?

Capsules are generally safer because it is harder to accidentally take too many capsules than it is to accidentally weigh out too much powder.
 

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I consider myself well informed on the supplement market in any form. I have an autoimmune disease and run a business selling supplements. Meaning I have spent a LOT of time investigating different markets and different types of supplements.

In your case I would go for capsules. Your target market mainly consists of people interested in improving mental performance. But they are not necessarily interested in supplements or nootropics. They want to play games and not spend time preparing blends or nasty tasting mixes with water. Capsules are the preferred form for this.
 

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Amphetamines actually tend to decrease extraneous cognitive recall in high-functioning individuals - despite what campus dealers may tell you around exam time.

Objective and subjective cognitive enhancing effects of mixed amphetamine salts in healthy people. - PubMed - NCBI

Amphetamine effects on MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery performance in healthy adults. - PubMed - NCBI

Since when do you need to increase extraneous cognitive recall while pulling an all nighter to play video games? I dropped out of school....

Anyway, the best and probably only viable health solution to sleep deprivation is actual sleep. Are you planning on selling melatonin? What does this supplement of yours actually do? It seems like you're just repackaging an existing product to sell it to a niche industry. If that's the case, then just buy some in bulk and repackage it and throw up a sales page targeted to your market.

Or dont order it and just throw up the sales page for preorders or something and gauge your demand. I'm curious about what this supplement is if it's as good as you make it sound, pm me when I can buy some.​
 

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Since when do you need to increase extraneous cognitive recall while pulling an all nighter to play video games? I dropped out of school....

Anyway, the best and probably only viable health solution to sleep deprivation is actual sleep. Are you planning on selling melatonin? What does this supplement of yours actually do? It seems like you're just repackaging an existing product to sell it to a niche industry. If that's the case, then just buy some in bulk and repackage it and throw up a sales page targeted to your market.

Or dont order it and just throw up the sales page for preorders or something and gauge your demand. I'm curious about what this supplement is if it's as good as you make it sound, pm me when I can buy some.​
I’ve heard that Modafinil is pretty effective.
 

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From what I understand in this thread, you're more targetting the gamers than the e-sport competitors, right ?
E-sport competitors most like are sleeping well, considering most of them have tight schedules managed by their team, coach or fitness coaches. They're also eating well, otherwise they would not be able to perform at the professionnal level.

E-sport players tend to be athletes already. A german study showed that the physical activity of an e-sport athlete is highly similar to professionnal racing pilots.

You might be interested by this article: Science shows that eSports professionals are real athletes | DW | 12.03.2016

I'm really interested by your product, so feel free to contact me. I was an enthusiast gamer who ranked decently in many FPS games back in the days and I've been gaming constantly, intensively, until really recently. I was not an e-sport athlete, but I was close to that.

I'd be more than happy if you have anything I can help you with.

If you target streamers, the powder would definitely be the best solution here. Why? The packaging could be seen in the stream. Pills leave a bad impression to viewers, while powder makes it look just like a shake. The majority of full-time streamers leave their bottle on their desk while playing, to be able to stay hydrated through 8-12 hours shifts. Just my $0.02 !
 

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I’ve heard that Modafinil is pretty effective.
I take it almost every day. Haha. Probably too much. But yeah it works although I don't recommend the business in this case because it's illegal in most countries so you'd have to set up a complicated distribution system across continents and some proxy servers and then there's the question of advertising too. I found my supplier on reddit and only because I was looking and then only because somebody covertly recommended him.

E-sport players tend to be athletes already. A german study showed that the physical activity of an e-sport athlete is highly similar to professionnal racing pilots.

You might be interested by this article: Science shows that eSports professionals are real athletes | DW | 12.03.2016

Lol I'm definitely not ready to start calling them athletes. I've played Call of Duty and Counter Strike and I've played rugby and basketball. Not the same at all.
 

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Most people drive everyday. They're not athletes. Yet Rallye drivers are athletes.
In my opinion, same goes for pro bowling players, dart players or e-sport players.

I personnally used to disagree about golf as a sport and even laugh about it. Then I read about the techniques involved in this sport and I now consider the pro players as real athletes. Not everyone could play like they do. yet it's far from football or rugby.
 

Shreyas Nampalli

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From what I understand in this thread, you're more targetting the gamers than the e-sport competitors, right ?
E-sport competitors most like are sleeping well, considering most of them have tight schedules managed by their team, coach or fitness coaches. They're also eating well, otherwise they would not be able to perform at the professionnal level.

E-sport players tend to be athletes already. A german study showed that the physical activity of an e-sport athlete is highly similar to professionnal racing pilots.

You might be interested by this article: Science shows that eSports professionals are real athletes | DW | 12.03.2016

I'm really interested by your product, so feel free to contact me. I was an enthusiast gamer who ranked decently in many FPS games back in the days and I've been gaming constantly, intensively, until really recently. I was not an e-sport athlete, but I was close to that.

I'd be more than happy if you have anything I can help you with.

If you target streamers, the powder would definitely be the best solution here. Why? The packaging could be seen in the stream. Pills leave a bad impression to viewers, while powder makes it look just like a shake. The majority of full-time streamers leave their bottle on their desk while playing, to be able to stay hydrated through 8-12 hours shifts. Just my $0.02 !
Thanks for the input. And yeah I am targeting gamers/streamers, esports players will come if it sticks down the line. And thanks for offering to help out as well.
 

Shreyas Nampalli

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I’ve heard that Modafinil is pretty effective.
Yeah I have heard this as well, but I'm going for more herbal and less lab created.
Since when do you need to increase extraneous cognitive recall while pulling an all nighter to play video games? I dropped out of school....

Anyway, the best and probably only viable health solution to sleep deprivation is actual sleep. Are you planning on selling melatonin? What does this supplement of yours actually do? It seems like you're just repackaging an existing product to sell it to a niche industry. If that's the case, then just buy some in bulk and repackage it and throw up a sales page targeted to your market.

Or dont order it and just throw up the sales page for preorders or something and gauge your demand. I'm curious about what this supplement is if it's as good as you make it sound, pm me when I can buy some.​
And will PM you when you can. I completely agree with the sleep part, this also has helped me regulate my sleep.
 

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Hi All,

I have been making some progress on this project but wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on bottle types. These will be capsules filled with a a powdered herb around 800mg each. I am thinking a dose of 800-1600 mg per day. I have personally taken up to 1900 mg per day of the same herb and it works.

I want to know what types of bottles are most appealing, glass/plastic black/white? and what sort of top? a flip top or screw top.

I know that for me there is something satisfying about flipping up a top cap and hearing that "pop' noise

Working on a logo as well, have done some trial runs on producing capsules and currently testing them out for myself.

Additionally if there is anything else I should take into consideration it would be really helpful!

Hopefully I can have a MVP on the market by next month.
 

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I want to know what types of bottles are most appealing, glass/plastic black/white? and what sort of top? a flip top or screw top.
I would say either white (mental clarity) or a transparent plastic bottle. I don’t think the top matters that much. Screw tops would probably look better in a mock-up.
 

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Just get something that is a good quality but doesn't cost too much. The aesthetic of bottle is really not that important but you don't want to look cheap.
 

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Here are a few logo designs I have been working on, I am going with a Clear or white ..maybe amber bottle with semi foil label.

These are not the final version but which direction do you guys prefer and why.

Colors can change as well. I blurred out the name of the product for now.

Remember this is a natural supplement targeted towards Gamers/e-sports

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To be quite frank, I’m not seeing the connection with natural. Nor with supplements. It’s also a bit difficult to judge without the full mock-up.

I’m hoping other members share their view too.
 

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Hi All,

I have been making some progress on this project but wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on bottle types. These will be capsules filled with a a powdered herb around 800mg each. I am thinking a dose of 800-1600 mg per day. I have personally taken up to 1900 mg per day of the same herb and it works.

I want to know what types of bottles are most appealing, glass/plastic black/white? and what sort of top? a flip top or screw top.

I know that for me there is something satisfying about flipping up a top cap and hearing that "pop' noise

Working on a logo as well, have done some trial runs on producing capsules and currently testing them out for myself.

Additionally if there is anything else I should take into consideration it would be really helpful!

Hopefully I can have a MVP on the market by next month.
Hey, I sell packaging to hundreds of sports supplement companies like BPI, HiTech, etc. I can give you some packaging options and let you know what will be the best look at the best price. Message me and I'll get you my contact info so I can help you further
 

Shreyas Nampalli

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To be quite frank, I’m not seeing the connection with natural. Nor with supplements. It’s also a bit difficult to judge without the full mock-up.

I’m hoping other members share their view too.
I guess if I showed the name it would make more sense. Basically the company name is something like "Magic Pool" something you would find in an RPG or MOBA type game. To be more encompassing The left is a simple design with some blue electricity coming off of it and the right is a wave or water around a sun or orb, Including the words would have given much more insight into it.
 

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Hi All,

I have made some progress on my product and need some help with label printing for the supplement bottle.

I want to have a foil label and wanted to know a good reliable high quality company that can provide labels like this. The design is a gradient as well.
 

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