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There are two kinds of people: tea drinkers and coffee drinkers. If you are the type who prefers coffee (like I do), then you probably enjoy it for the kick.
In fact, many of us depend on coffee to stay energized.
According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), 62% of Americans drink coffee every day. On average, we consume a little over 3 cups in a day.1
Neuro® gives you the same boost of energy with a nootropic gum. Nootropics are substances that boost brain performance.
The Neuro® Gum is a caffeinated chewing gum that claims to provide energy and focus. The company also offers Neuro® Mints for mental clarity and calm.
Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen, co-founders of Neuro®, developed these dietary supplements so you can achieve the right state of mind needed to accomplish tasks.
Whether you want to finish a paper or a yoga class, these products are for anyone looking to increase their energy levels and enhance brain function.
Neuro offers two variants of its products:
These energy supplements give you physical stamina and mental endurance. You can take them if you need energy or a mental boost.
It has four (4) active ingredients:
Neuro offers them as gums and mints. Flavor options include cinnamon and peppermint.
The supplement induces calm and mental clarity so you can stay focused. It can be helpful if you are anxious and nervous, or jittery from having too much coffee.
It has three (3) active ingredients:
Neuro only offers them as mints. There are two flavors: honey lemon and ginger chai.
Anytime you want to get to a certain state of mind or gain a bit of energy, simply take a piece of gum or mint that promises your desired effects.
Neuro says you can take up to 2 pieces at a time or up to 10 pieces a day.
Chew the Neuro Gum for at least 5 minutes or longer. But if you are taking the Neuro Mint, keep it in your mouth until it’s completely dissolved.
Neuro Gums and Neuro Mints are available in three package options:
Each pad of Neuro contains 12 pieces. In total, you get 72 pieces with a 6-pack, 144 pieces with a 12-pack, and 180 pieces with a bulk bag.
You can order separate packs of each variant. Neuro also gives you the option to buy a combination of both.
The Ideal State is a 12-pack with six pads of Energy & Focus and six pads of Calm & Clarity. There’s no option to get it as a 6-pack.
The secret lies in Neuro’s active ingredients. They are specially formulated to help you get into “the zone” as Neuro describes it.
Their nootropic properties will start to take effect as soon as they are absorbed. Here is a closer look at Neuro’s active ingredients and what they can do for you:
Each piece of Energy & Focus contains 40 mg of caffeine. Studies show that when taken in low to moderate doses of 50 to 300 mg, caffeine can:2
You can take up to 7 pieces of caffeinated gum or mint to stay within these limits.
Energy & Focus and Calm & Clarity contain 60 to 65 mg of L-theanine. It is an amino acid that naturally occurs in green tea. L-theanine has been shown to:3,4
L-theanine also enhances the positive effects of caffeine while neutralizing its negative effects, such as anxiety, restlessness, and jitters.4
A gum or mint of Energy & Focus provides 60% of your daily recommended intake. According to research, vitamin B6 supplementation may help with stress relief.5
Energy & Focus provides 100% of your daily recommended intake. It can give you an additional boost of energy and improve your mood.
The micronutrient binds with proteins so they can be easily absorbed and converted into energy.6 It also helps with the production of the happy hormone, serotonin.7
It is the main active ingredient of Neuro’s Calm & Clarity. Each mint contains 65 mg.
GABA is a neurotransmitter that induces relaxation and relieves anxiety. It acts directly on the central nervous system by increasing alpha waves and decreasing beta waves.8
Calm & Clarity provides 32.5% of your daily recommended intake. Studies show it facilitates the production of serotonin.9
At optimum levels, vitamin D3 also maintains serotonin levels in the brain and directs them to brain regions where they are needed.10
We tried Neuro Gum and Neuro Mints for a few days. Here are 9 things we liked:
Neuro co-founders Kent and Ryan led physically active lifestyles. They were also academic achievers, holding degrees in neuroscience and chemistry.
The fact that they personally developed Neuro’s entire line gave me the assurance that I was in good hands.
Did you know that Americans pay an average of $2.70 for coffee? Neuro can give you the same energizing effects and more for less than half the price.
You need 2 gums or mints to get as much caffeine as the average cup of coffee.11 A 2-piece serving will only cost you $0.43 to $0.58.
Call me old school, but I usually carry a coffee tumbler with me. It’s more practical than lining up at a coffee shop. Plus, I like my coffee warm.
Coffee tumblers are clunky, however. Despite its large size, the average tumbler only holds 2.5 cups of coffee or 200 to 250 mg of coffee.*
A pad of Neuro Energy & Focus gives you 360 mg of caffeine or 3.6 to 4.5 cups of coffee.* It lets you carry more caffeine in your pocket than a 20-ounce coffee tumbler.
*A standard 8 oz. cup of coffee contains 80 to 100 mg of caffeine.11
One of the things I like about their gums and mints is the flavor. They have a fresh taste and won’t leave a chemical-like flavor in your mouth.
It makes sense because Neuro uses natural ingredients, including:
Most healthy adults can consume 4 to 5 cups of coffee (or 400 mg of caffeine) in a day without any negative side effects.
Unfortunately, you can easily exceed this limit if you drink coffee while doing something else. Too much caffeine may cause unpleasant symptoms, such as:12
Energy drinks pose bigger problems. The average 16-oz energy drink contains 160 mg of caffeine and 40 mg of sugar, giving you a high dose of energy in a short time.
Energy isn’t always the best formula for productivity, however. Too much sugar can also lead to a sugar crash.13
Thankfully, Neuro Gums and Mints are sugar-free. They also have natural caffeine content, making them a clean source of energy.
Each piece has 40 mg of caffeine, equal to half a cup of coffee. This allows you to control the amount of energy you get throughout the day.
Compared to drinking coffee, low-dose coffee gums are associated with fewer side effects and a lower risk for caffeine overdose.14
When you drink coffee, it has to pass through the digestive tract before your body completely absorbs it. Because of this, it takes 15 minutes before caffeine kicks in.15
Neuro Gums and Mints dissolve in your mouth. Their ingredients are immediately absorbed buccally (between the gums and cheeks) and sublingually (under the tongue).
The quick absorption allows them to take effect within 5 minutes.
Neuro Gum is not just a caffeinated gum. It is a nootropic designed to give you an overall boost, both physically and mentally.
The company also offers Neuro Mints that reduce stress and calm you down. All in all, their products are brain-boosting supplements that do more than coffee.
As long as you take Neuro Gums and Mints as recommended, they are safe to use. The company has acquired three certifications to ensure the safety of its products:
Neuro also uses a patented cold-compression technique which increases the bioavailability of ingredients.
A subscription can save you $2.10 to $3.90 for each month that you are subscribed. You can also choose to have orders delivered every month or every 2 months.
Shipping is free for subscribers. (Normally, it is only free for orders over $35.)
Neuro sends email updates each time your subscription is scheduled to ship out. You can change, cancel, or pause it any time you change your mind.
The best part? Signing up for a monthly subscription is free.
Here are things we did not like about Neuro Gum:
Neuro’s coffee gum does not come in a coffee flavor. And while I don’t mind having peppermint or cinnamon, it would be nice to have coffee as a flavor option.
Vitamin D3 and caffeine are some of the active ingredients in Neuro’s products. Both carry the risk for overdose.
The body stores vitamin D for long periods, increasing your risk for toxicity.16 While caffeine is not as dangerous, the body can only tolerate up to 400 mg a day.12
If you are taking Calm & Clarity Mints, limit it to 1 to 2 pieces a day so you don’t overdose on vitamin D3. But you can take up to 10 pieces of Energy & Focus.
Neuro Gums and Mints are a practical, convenient, and affordable alternative to coffee. While coffee can give you that much-needed energy for the day, it is not enough.
We need energy and the right state of mind to perform our best. Neuro provides nootropic products that help us achieve the ideal state.
Whether you need a boost or something to calm your senses, Neuro has a pill for that.
Coffee is well-known for its health and energy-boosting benefits. Sadly, not everyone enjoys drinking coffee or is able to tolerate its side effects.
In high concentrations, caffeine can make you feel jittery and restless. It also causes:
Thankfully, you can substitute coffee with healthier options like Mudwtr and Neuro Gum. These products contain very little caffeine — enough to give you a jolt.
Mudwtr is an excellent choice if you don’t want to give up the experience of coffee-drinking. But if you want to have your ‘coffee fix’ in pill form, we suggest trying Neuro Gum instead.