About NeuroGum

NeuroGum is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a brain supplement, through their new nootropic that contains a patented blend of caffeine, l-theanine, and B vitamins. 

Instead of taking a pill or capsule, cold-compressed NeuroGum delivers these ingredients through a mint flavored, aspartame-free gum. 

As you chew, the company claims NeuroGum is scientifically proven to enhance your focus and concentration, reduce stress, improve alertness, memory, and overall cognition, and keep your brain functioning at its best—without jitters or a crash.

Boost your brain power by chewing gum? It sounds like something out of a futuristic sci-fi flick. But has NeuroGum actually made this a reality, or are they relying more on hype than science?

Nootropics Are All the Rage Nowadays

A nootropic is broadly defined as “a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning.” Most modern nootropics are classified as nutritional supplements (vs. prescription medications), which are basically viewed  by the FDA as food. What’s this mean for you?

Basically, supplements manufacturers can make any claims they want, without having to provide a shred of evidence to support them. Keep this in mind, because we’ll talk about it again shortly.

Over the past couple years, we’ve reviewed dozens of these brain health supplements, including popular options like Brain Storm Elite, Neuroflexyn, Addium, and many others. And customers don’t seem happy.

Most of these products come with 2-star average ratings. Why? Mainly due to complaints of failure to work as advertised, high prices, and difficulty cancelling autoship programs or processing returns.

Is this what you can expect with NeuroGum? Let’s start by taking a look at its ingredients.

Will NeuroGum’s Ingredients Work?

Here’s what we’re told about NeuroGum’s ingredients:

  • Caffeine 40mg
  • L-Theanine 60mg
  • Vitamin B6 (30% daily value)
  • Vitamin B12 (100% daily value)

Quick note: Recommended daily allowances (RDA) can vary greatly between people. For example, vitamin B12’s RDA can range between 2.4mcg and 100mcg, depending on your age, gender, and whether or not you’re pregnant.

Yes, it’s positive we’re told how much of each ingredient NeuroGum contains, since most supplements companies leave this out. However, we think it’s odd that NeuroGum’s manufacturer only included the RDAs for vitamin B6 and B12; not the actual content.

Caffeine is widely known to temporarily boost alertness, and is even listed as possibly effective for improving memory in some instances. For this, clinical studies used 200mg of caffeine daily, although each dose of NeuroGum only contains 40mg. 

L-theanine is an amino acid that helps transmit nerve impulses in the brain, although there’s not enough evidence showing that it can provide any benefits when taken orally.

Vitamins B6 and B12 are essential for the human body and can provide a wide range of benefits, although none of the ones claimed by NeuroGum’s manufacturer.

Let’s Talk Absorption

Regardless of the ingredients we’re talking about, they can only work if they’re absorbed by your body. And in general, the more your body can absorb, the more effectively the ingredients can work.

Most nootropic substances are encapsulated and taken orally. Then, they’re digested by your stomach, passed into your bloodstream, and begin working. 

While we almost never absorb 100% of anything we eat, this method generally absorbs more ingredients than through the inner lining of your mouth. After all, if our skin wasn’t selective about what it absorbed, we’d quickly become sick.

What’s the point? Because NeuroGum is, well … a gum, your body will generally absorb less of its ingredients than more traditional supplements. 

What Does “Cold Compressed” Mean?

Because NeuroGum is “cold compressed,” the manufacturer claims this maximizes its effectiveness. This doesn’t appear to be an actual term, though.

During our research, we did come across the term cold pressed, which generally references oils that are produced at temperatures lower than 120 degrees.

We can’t help but thinking this is what the company meant.

NeuroGum’s Side Effects

Even though NeuroGum’s ingredients might not work as well as the manufacturer claims, will they cause any side effects?

If you’ve ever had too much coffee or soda in a short amount of time, you know that excessive caffeine can cause insomnia, jitteriness, upset stomach, increased heart rate, and more. 

NeuroGum only contains 40mg of caffeine per dose (compared to 95mg for an 8oz cup of coffee), so unless you’re especially sensitive or chew more than one piece at a time, this should well tolerated by most individuals.

Where Can You Get NeuroGum?

NeuroGum is only available directly through the company, although you won’t be able to purchase it until September 10, 2015.

There weren’t any prices listed at the time of our research, or any indication of how many pieces you’ll get with your order—other than a couple images on their website showing 9 pieces per package.

In the mean time, you could subscribe to their email list and get 20% off on NeuroGum’s launch day.

Is NeuroGum worth the wait?

Chew On This: Is NeuroGum a Good Nootropic?

Like most of the brain supplements we’ve reviewed, there’s very little clinical evidence showing that NeuroGum’s ingredients will provide the huge boost claimed by the manufacturer.

Sure, NeuroGum’s caffeine content might temporarily increase alertness, but no more so than a half cup of coffee. So, depending on its price, it’s our opinion that NeuroGum might not be a “smart” choice.

To keep you headed in the right direction, be sure to read through our Memory Supplements Buyer’s Guide!

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4 Customer Reviews for NeuroGum

Average Customer Rating: 3.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 2 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 1
Bottom Line: 50% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Great customer service and the product delivers!

    NeuroGum probably took the two previous reviews to heart and upped their customer service game. I had an amazing experience with their customer support team! I experience allergies with certain gums and wanted to confirm a few ingredients, and I received a response in less than 24 hours.

    I purchased the pack of gum about a week ago, and it's helped with long drives, studying, and mid-day pick-me-ups without jitters. The energy boost is subtle and long-lasting. Doesn't hurt that the packaging is absolutely amazing as well!

    The taste is actually pretty good. Compared to other caffeinated products, this gum is my favorite.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Replaced my afternoon coffee

    During college, I drank a can of RedBull or Monster almost every day on top of my morning coffee. After years of it I knew that it wasn't healthy, and after looking at reddit for alternative energy products, I saw NeuroGum and decided to give it a try. I subscribe monthly, and it literally is something I use every day and part of my daily routine. It is healthy, has zero sugar (not the best-tasting gum but seriously works), and another bonus is that my teeth are whiter!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Their customer service is a train wreck.

    • Lindenhurst, NY,
    • Apr 19, 2017

    First of all, they have a customer service number that always goes right to voicemail during business hours. My order took twice as long to ship because of "an issue with the shipping address." After emailing customer service, they were able to send out my order and provide me with a tracking number that showed me the package information was ready but no package was received by USPS for another several days. After contacting customer service again, the package was finally sent out and is on its way.

    Two weeks after placing my order I finally opened a box containing only half of my order. Several emails later I keep getting the same confused and oblivious responses from a different person each time. It definitely doesn't feel like a "smart" decision to try out this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Bad customer service

    17 days ago I ordered NeuroGum, and I still have not received it. I did not get a shipping date or a tracking number. I have emailed them seven times and have not received an answer. Beware. I did not receive an order number.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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