NeuroGum Product Review
NeuroGum is a proprietary nootropic blend of all-natural caffeine + L-theanine + brain-activating B-vitamins gives you the focus, clarity, and lasting energy to take on the world. On top of that, it’s vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and sugar-free for clean, focused-energy anytime, anywhere.
Even when I was competing in Track and Field/Cross Country in college, I was a huge advocate for running with gum. Though people are on the fence about the topic, many people believe that chewing gum helps to create a rhythm that drives motivation and enhances workout sessions.
During my collegiate years the NeuroGum rival, RUN GUM was a conversation topic just beginning to make its way around the track (pun totally intended). I had sampled this product many times from my teammates and even purchased a few packets for my own evaluation and was continuously underwhelmed and unimpressed by the product.
That is why I was excited to really test out the new high-quality and (my favorite part) science backed product that NeuroGum had created, not just for runners but for students, gamers, moms, and people of all ages.
Rich and I were sent the NeuroGum CinnaMental & EnlightenMint flavors to sample. I was first able to sample the product at a combine USABS Combine Event here in Park City, Utah. It was going to be an intense morning of testing so I thought what better time to try the product than here!
NeuroGum is most effective through its process of buccal absorption, where ingredients are absorbed up to 5X faster than via drinking or swallowing. With this information in mind, I did not take any other stimulants on the day of testing but opted only for a couple pieces of NeuroGum to really test the products claim of Most Effective Absorption.
I had 1 piece of CinnaMental throughout the entirety of the training but continued to experience the effects for a couple hours after training (total of around 6 hours). During the testing I enjoyed feeling energized and alert as if I had taken a mild pre-workout without feeling jittery, that was going to be a huge gamble for the day since I had not tried the product before-hand but thankfully all worked out perfectly!
I was very pleased to be as focused as I was throughout the entire 4 hours of training without having to have taken an unnatural supplement to achieve the same effects. I was even able to share some with a few fellow competitors.
If there was any drawbacks it would simply be the taste of the CinnaMental. This isn’t like your typical 5 Gum or Trident, the flavoring is unique and from what I could tell lasted around 35 minutes. As I have said in previous reviews of products that don’t taste incredibly awesome but perform well, I am always willing to make that trade. The EnlightenMint is delicious and tastes just like 5 Gum and as someone who has tried the RUN GUM options I can say that this is hands down a better tasting product.
- PRO (Natural Caffeine): NeuroGum is created using Natural Green Tea Caffeine (45mg) and is very clear about what type of caffeine they are using. Green tea is also high in the amino acid L-theanine. This has a calming effect and aids with concentration. There’s a myth that green tea has more caffeine than coffee, but this isn’t true. L-theanine is most likely responsible for this. People will have a different level of alertness when drinking green tea which people mistake for the caffeine’s effect when it is really the effect of L-theanine. When browsing the ingredients and dosage on the RUN GUM site, their gum contains 50mg of caffeine in each but fails to state what sort of caffeine is being used in their product. Which leads one to believe that it could be artificially caffeinated to achieve similar results to NeuroGum.
- PRO (B6 & B12 Vitamins): NeuroGum contains 60% of the daily recommended value of VITAMIN B6 and 100% VITAMIN B12. B6 is an essential micro-nutrient that plays an important role in serotonin and neurotransmitter production. B6 is a crucial vitamin for proper brain development and function. B12 is a micro-nutrient that helps the body convert carbohydrates into glucose to increase energy and reduce stress.
- PRO (Price): NeuroGum was recently in one of our Instagram giveaways and blew us away with just how much product they provided for ONE giveaway winner. After receiving their samples, it seems they do this for everyone! In a purchase of one 12-pack (they come in packs of 6 or 12) you will receive 108 pieces for $35.10. Compare this to RUN GUM whose same 12-pack only yields 24 pieces for $17.99. That means you would have to purchase almost 5 12-packs from RUN GUM to achieve the same quantity. I always love a company like NeuroGum that goes above and beyond to provide THE MOST (literally) for their consumers.
- PRO/CON (Taste): As I stated above, I wasn’t a fan of the CinnaMental (just personal preference) but the EnlightenMint is super tasty and holds its flavoring for quite awhile!
Usefulness For Athletes
We have rated the Usefulness For Athletes at a 9.5
Overall I have noticed increased productivity and focus when using NeuroGum alone and can definitively say that NeuroGum has proven both in their own science and within our testing that it is the superior product on the market. I still take my Nutrology Beet Natural Pre-Workout and probably always will, but the EnlightenMint gum is a great addition to control my nerves and keep me a bit more jitter-free, focused and collected both in the gym and on the track.
- All-Natural Caffeine
- B6 & B12 Vitamins