How does nootropic energy gum fuel your brain?
The word “nootropic” originates from Greek, where “noos” means “mind.” Nootropics is the term used to describe supplements designed to safely enhance our cognitive abilities. These supplements are currently available in many forms, and have been steadily gaining popularity due to their positive effects on brain function.
NeuroGum, a nootropic energy gum, contains a small dose of caffeine and several other carefully selected essential nutrients to give your brain a boost without the negative effects of drinking coffee. How does it work? Let’s take a look.
Neurogum is a sugar-free and asparatame-free gum carefully formulated to enhance your alertness and mental focus. Each piece of NeuroGum contains about 40 mg of caffeine (compared with 95 mg of caffeine contained in an average-sized cup of coffee). In addition, this nootropic gum also contains several other active ingredients: L-theanine, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6.
Caffeine is the main active ingredient of NeuroGum. Chewing a piece of the gum liberates caffeine, which crosses the blood-brain barrier and stimulates the nervous system. Caffeine has many positive effects on the brain. It can boost alertness, attention capacity and memory, helping us to maximize our productivity. In addition, caffeine can has been scientifically proven to improve our mood and even prevent depression in women. Scientific research has also revealed that caffeine has important neuroprotective effects on our brains. According to research, caffeine decreases the risk of age-related cognitive decline, helping our brains stay sharp well into old age. In addition, caffeine has been demonstrated to protect our brains from the onset of Parkinson’s disease, as well as from the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Since caffeine is also a powerful antioxidant, it can fight free radicals, which are harmful chemicals found in the body or in environmental toxins and can damage our cells and result in disease and cancer.
Why might chewing a piece of NeuroGum be better for you than drinking a cup of coffee? The dose of caffeine contained in a cup of coffee is two times larger than the dose of caffeine contained in a single piece of NeuroGum, and is more likely to cause adverse effects, such as upset stomach, anxiety, irregular heartbeats and headache. In addition, since coffee is highly acidic, drinking it can stimulate the hypersecretion of gastric acids, which can lead to gastric reflux and heartburn. The acidity of coffee could also be damaging to the teeth by dissolving the enamel and causing stains.
You might also wonder whether chewing NeuroGum is better than drinking its ingredients. In fact, biting into a piece of NeuroGum and chewing it allows for a faster absorption of its active components than by drinking them, and you should be able to feel the effects of this nootropic in 5–10 minutes.
In addition to caffeine, NeuroGum also contains several other ingredients that enhance brain function. Each piece of NeuroGum contains 60 mg of L-theanine, a molecule originally discovered in green tea. L-theanine has been shown to be beneficial for our health and brains by numerous scientific studies. According to research, L-theanine acts on the brain to reduce anxiety and helps us feel more calm and relaxed. The combination of L-theanine and caffeine exert synergistic and beneficial effects on brain function. When taken together, caffeine and L-theanine help to improve visual information processes, attention capacities and memory.
In addition, NeuroGum contains two other important active ingredients: vitamins B12 and B6. Each piece of NeuroGum contains 100% of our daily recommended intake of Vitamin B12, a vitamin that is essential in the function of the brain and the nervous system. A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to serious symptoms such as depression, loss of memory function, fatigue and lethargy. Vitamin B12 acts as a co-enzyme in many processes in the body and the brain, meaning that it is needed to catalyze various chemical reactions. In addition, vitamin B12 is essential in the production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.
Vitamin B6 is another vitamin that is important for healthy brain function, and each piece of NeuroGum contains about 30% of our daily recommended intake of this vitamin. Vitamin B6 plays an important role in macronutrient metabolism and neurotransmitter synthesis in the brain. In addition, vitamin B6 works together with vitamin B12 and folic acid to contribute to healthy brain development and function.
All in all, NeuroGum can give you an energy and mental focus boost similar to that of coffee, but without the “jitters” and the negative effects. Chewing this nootropic gum could be a great strategy for you if you would like to drink less coffee and avoid the “afternoon slump.” Above all, NeuroGum is a great tool to boost your levels of energy and mental focus, as it could be the key to unlocking your full potential.
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