Imagine you’ve woken up a bit late and don’t have the time to prepare a cup of coffee yet you have an important meeting coming up. What would you do to awaken your mind and stay focused? Well, this is where the NeuroGum comes in handy. It’s a chewing gum that brings together two powerful noots – caffeine and l-theanine.
NeuroGum Overview – The Story behind the Product
NeuroGum was created by a company that goes by the same name. The idea was conceptualized by two awesome gentlemen, Kent and Ryan. They both have been active in sports since their school days and hold degrees in Neuroscience, Chemistry, and Economics.
One thing you need to know is that the product itself has undergone 26 iterations to become what it is today. Currently, the gum is available in two different flavors “Enlightenmint” and “Cinnamental.” Best of all, you get to choose between a 6-pack package and a 12-pack one depending on your budget.
Does It Work?
It is one thing to create a fancy product and market it on the net but another to have it work. So, does this product work or is it just another one of the overrated gums out there? Considering that it has 60mg of L-theanine and 40mg of caffeine per gum this product should work.
Basically, a cup of pure coffee contains 25mg of caffeine and, therefore, each gum is equivalent to taking one and a half cups of coffee. So, unless you have built a tolerance to caffeine, this should work.
There is more to the success of NeuroGum than just its list of ingredients – high bioavailability and synergy. This is achieved through a unique product design method which entails the use of the cold-compression method instead of the usual. The good thing with this method is that it increases bioavailability by at least 5 times.
1. Green Tea Caffeine (40mg)
Caffeine, though controversial, remains one of the most effective and safe stimulant ever. Unlike choline, caffeine influences your entire central nervous system meaning its effects can be felt much faster.
On the flipside, though, caffeine tends to create a slump once its effects start to diminish and this is precisely why the next ingredient is included.
2. L-Theanine (60mg)
This is an amino acid that’s normally found in tea-leaves. Its main role is to streamline the Alpha waves in the brain. In so doing, it helps in the attainment of long-term potentiation. That’s in addition to it helping you remain calm and composed even in the middle of, otherwise, challenging conditions.
Also known as Vitamin B6, this is a vitamin that plays a major role in neuronal function. It improves the manner in which signals are transmitted from one neuron to the next. What’s more? It’s a mood booster as it improves the synthesis of dopamine and serotonin.
Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin is an essential nutrient which, unfortunately, isn’t naturally produced in the body. The only way to get it is either through the food we take, an injection or supplementation. Its role is to provide an enabling environment for DNA synthesis and also aid in amino acid metabolism.
Who Takes NeuroGum?
This gum targets the modern-day busy entrepreneur, worker or student. With each gum going for less than $0.5, the product is relatively affordable though not cheap. Therefore, it’s fair to say that this product is meant for anyone who is willing to spend a few extra coins in exchange for more value.
NeuroGum may, however, not seem like a big deal to the advanced nootropic user. It’s worth noting that it contains caffeine which may not go down well with anyone trying to avoid a caffeine addiction.
How Effective Is It?
With an overall rating of 4.2 stars on Amazon, it’s possible to conclude that this is a highly effective product although there is still room for improvement. Perhaps the company would find it wise to include Choline or Alpha-GPC to the formula for longer-lasting results.
That said, the results of taking this chewing gum last for 5 to 6 hours on average. But as with any other caffeine-based stack, the risk of addiction exists here as well. To avoid that, we’d advocate for cycling i.e. 5 days on-cycle and 2 days off-cycle.
Potential Side Effects
The main side effect of taking any product with high quantities of caffeine is stomach cramping. Of course, you can avoid such effects by only taking a small portion of it. And basically, if you take 1 NeuroGum, it’s equivalent to taking 1.5 cups of coffee and that’s a very safe quantity to take.
The next side effect is that this might cause insomnia and that’s of course due to the fact that it’s a stimulant. So, you want to avoid taking it within a few hours (6 hours) of going to bed.
The recommended dosage for this chewing gum is 1 to 2 capsules. You can either choose to take both tabs at once or one in the morning and another one in the evening for an afternoon pick-me-up effect. You can either take it on an empty stomach or along with your usual cup of coffee.
If you’re looking for an almost-instant energy kick and don’t like the idea of swallowing some tablets, NeuroGum might just be the right nootropic stack for you. You simply need to chew it (buccal administration) meaning you can take it while on the move.
Its list of ingredients comprises some well-thought-out ingredients and most importantly, it makes have done a lot to ensure that each one of those ingredients is highly bioavailable.
And although not perfect, we’re of the opinion that NeuroGum is a product that’s capable of delivering on each one of its promises.