Energy Gum vs. other caffeinated products
Different ways of absorption
There are different ways to get an energy boost for your pre-workout. Most caffeinated products have a different way of absorption through the body. It makes more sense to take an energy gum than an energy drink, coffee or caffeine capsule for your training or competitions. One of the main reasons for this is the large difference in absorption time between energy gum and other caffeinated products. The caffeine from energy drinks, coffee or a caffeine capsule is absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract, while the caffeine from energy gums is absorbed via the mucous membranes in the mouth. This almost instantaneous absorption ensures that you get a faster energy boost from an energy gum like FIRST!
Absorption time of caffeine
Caffeine absorption through an energy gum will happen within 10 minutes, via coffee or energy drinks it takes 45 minutes and via capsules on average 60 minutes. The infographic below clarifies this:
Perfect dosage with energy gum
Often, caffeine capsules contain large amounts of caffeine, causing a strong reaction or insomnia. To get the perfect dosage of caffeine to optimize your power, focus and energy, chewing on energy gum is the way to go. It’s no coincidene that a sports hero like Max Verstappen would rather chew on an energy gum instead of an energy drink just right before the start of a Formula 1 race. And he is not the only top athlete who thinks like this! Take a look at our FIRST Friends list of athletes using First Energy Gum.