Run Gum Energy

  • Caffeine level
    50 mg
  • Caffeine strength
    MODERATE
  • Calories
    0
  • Serving size
    Run Gum Energy
    1 piece

Run Gum is an energy gum developed for athletes by a 2x Olympian and his coach.

It is essentially a sugarless chewing gum with caffeine, taurine, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 added. 

Run Gum Flavors

  • Mint
  • Cinnamon
  • Fruit

All flavors have the same amount of caffeine per piece.  

Run Gum Review

The company recently sent us some samples of each flavor for review.

Flavor

I tried all three Run Gum flavors and here are my thoughts on each.

With all three flavors, the product starts out more "mint-like" in that it's a tad hard and crumbly. However, it doesn't take long to soften and form gum-like consistency. This isn't necessarily a negative, just different from the soft chewing gum some might be used to. 

Fruit: This version had a strong fruity and sweet flavor that did a great job of covering up the energy ingredients.

Mint: The mint flavor was strong like I prefer it and offered an instant feeling of alertness through the cooling sensation of the mint. 

Cinnamon: I'm not a huge fan of cinnamon gum, but this one also had a strong cinnamon flavor and didn't taste like a supplement.

Overall, Run Gum did a good job with the flavor and sweetness profile. Many of the energy gums I've tried have been weak in the flavor department. 

Energy/Effect

It's nice that Run Gum is just 50 mg of caffeine per piece. This way it can much more easily be consumed according to a person's need/tolerance. 

The effects are pretty quick since some of the caffeine is quickly absorbed through the lining of the mouth. This is great because often athletes need an immediate lift during a race, not one that will kick in after 10 to 15 minutes. 

Overall, Run Gum Energy is a solid choice for athletes or people in general who need a quick boost of caffeine. They've done a good job developing an energy gum that actually tastes good and is enjoyable to chew. 

Run Gum is intended for healthy adults only and should be chewed responsibly. 

Available from rungum.com

Ingredients in Run Gum Energy

Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 2.2mg (110% Dv), Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 3mcg (50% Dv), Caffeine 50mg , Taurine 20mg. Mint: Sorbitol, Gum Base, Mannitol, Xylitol, Glyceryl Esters, Natural Mint Flavors, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, And Ethyl Maltol

How Does It Compare With Other Foods?

Caffeine (mg) per Item

200180160140 120100806040 200 Run Gum Energy Awake Chocolate Hershey's Special Dark Bars Jolt Gum

Sources

https://rungum.com and product samples
Other references. Last updated on 9 Mar 2021.
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