Neuro Gum claiming to be a nootropic is a bit of a stretch. Containing Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, L-Theanine and Caffeine sounds like the start of a nootropic, but it looks more like an energy drink than a nootropic. It's not even that the ingredients are particularly bad, it's just that really what we're looking at here is caffeine gum, and that's pretty much it. Is there are market for that, sure. After all there's a market for caffeine pills and some people will definitely prefer carrying gum around with them, it's just that the marketing is really overhyped.
Then when we consider the price point of $30 for 90 pieces of gum, it's quite overpriced when we compare it too a caffeine pill. If we're looking at it against a energy drinks then you do get better value for money and can avoid the excess calories.
If we compare it to dedicated focus supplements then there's a host of ingredients that can boost memory, brain function and health for the whole day that do sit around the same price point.
In short if you're looking for a nootropic, then there are much better options, if you want caffeine gum, then neuro gum it's fine albeit quite pricey. There's also the fact that you'd need 3 pieces of gum to add up to your average energy drink, meaning it lags way behind other alternatives.
The customers reviews of Neuro Gum on Amazon pretty much line up with our experience of Neuro Gum, yes it's a caffeine hit, yes it's pretty quick, and neuro gum tastes pretty good the problem is the price. As for the negative Neuro Gum reviews, they're mostly people disappointed that ultimately it's caffeine and that people with heavier tolerances didn't really see much from Neuro Gum.
Neuro Energy and Focus Gum just doesn't contain a great deal of caffeine, about half a cup of coffee. So, not bad for a quick pick me up through the day, but not enough to make any substantial difference and most people would be better off just drinking coffee.
Caffeine - It's caffeine, it gives you energy and does improve focus. We all know how this works, 40mg is about the same amount as a small cup of coffee and it does kick in slightly quicker when absorbed through the mouth as it would be from chewing neuro gum. It's a fine inclusion, but this is really all that's going to be particularly effective here.
B6 - B vitamins are common place in energy drinks and they are a good inclusion, however, the amount in neuro gum is pretty low, a lot of energy drinks go 100s of times higher than the minimum daily intake to achieve the energy boost effect, whereas neuro gum only goes for 60% meaning that it's a little on the low side in neuro energy and focus gum.
B12 - B12 is used by the body to convert food into energy, it does help keep energy levels stable through the day although this is often slightly exaggerated it is still good for keeping you going through the day, a good inclusion and a plus point in our neuro gum review.
L Theanine - L theanine is an extract that comes from green tea and it is known for having some mood boosting effects, that said, 60mg isn't really enough to be effective and it's also not a fast acting supplement, this is one of those that builds up over time. Now, if you're having 3 pieces of neuro gum a day, that's fine, but it's not going to kick in immediately.
All in all there are a lot of other ingredients that you can put into energy supplements that are as if not more effective, b vitamins and caffeine are fine, but if we're comparing neuro gum and mints against an actual nootropic they fall far behind.
Nuero Gum is fine, it will pick you up and help you focus, but it's not really the nootropic it claims to be. It's a caffeine pill in gum form, which really means that there's no way to justify the price tag on Neuro Gum.
There are much better nootropic options available and there's a host of ingredients that can help you focus better through the day that don't just rely on natural caffeine as a pick me up.
Ultimately neuro gum is less effective than sugar free energy drinks due to it's lower caffeine and vitamin content and far less effective than a dedicated nootropic supplement. We can see a couple of use cases where it could be convenient to have them with you, but once again a regular caffeine pill wins out here. All in all whilst our Neuro Gum review isn't that it's a terrible product, it just isn't for us.