I am someone who probably stays up too late and doesn’t get as much sleep as they should. I also work in fundraising, where you are perpetually tired and hustling to save the world, which may be a part of it. Guys who work in finance have cocaine, I have this Neuro energy gum which gives me the biggest blast of energy.
At first I thought this was a scam. I’m not a fan of energy drinks because at my size, I’m pretty sure my heart would stop. Coffee is standard but sometimes you just don’t want to drink a cup of coffee spontaneously when it’s too late in the day. Sometimes, you just want something to give you big jolt and zap of energy without keeping you awake all night.
In college, I used to go to Tropical Smoothie Cafe and have their energy booster, which was inexplicably amazing. This gum is the grown up Christine’s version of that energy booster. I mean, it promises energy, clarity, focus, which is a lot more than I can say for most things we consume. I’m not going to try to be scientific to explain this, so here’s a snippet from their website:
NeuroGum’s proprietary nootropic caffeine + L theanine blend with brain activating B6 and B12 vitamins has been scientifically shown to boost focus and cognition, all while giving you a fresh breath of energy. On top of that, NeuroGum is free of sugar or aspartame and utilizes natural active ingredients. So whether you’re kickstarting your day, going on a date, or solving the answers to the universe, there’s always something smart to chew on.NeuroGum website
Whenever I’m feeling groggy at work and sleepy, or I’m half asleep but it’s barely 1 pm, I just pop one of these magical disks in my mouth and give it a chew. Something magical happens as if I’m just absolutely struck with inexplicable amounts of energy and can take on the world. And in today’s world, we definitely need that extra oomph.
You know, the rush that people feel when they run or when a hero like Black Panther takes down T’Challa? The jolt and rush I feel from chewing this gum is exactly how I imagine what a moderate version of that feels. Maybe I just am too excited about the extra energy I get, and how there doesn’t seem to be a wild side effect from it. I’m not gonna say this gum helps focus and clarity, but I will say for caffeine packed chewies, this stuff is great.
ps, I have never tried to chew more than one piece. I may for the name of science, but if I disappear that might be why.