Base of the gum

The base of the chewing is rubber. There are two types of rubber: a natural kind and a synthetic kind of rubber. The base of First Energy Gum is combination of those two. The gum is melted down in high temperatures (+/- 115 degrees Celsius) to give our gum its chewiness.

Caffeine

First’s caffeine finds its nature out of unburned green coffee beans. Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system.

Maltitol

One of the natural sweeteners in First is maltitol. Maltitol is a sugar-based alcohol that is used an artificial sweetener. It is 0.9 times sweeter than regular sugar. The most common method that is used to make maltitol is to gain it from maltose/malt sugar, which one can find in wheat or corn(gluten-free).

Xylitol

Xylitol is a working substance out of birch sugar. Today, xylitol is not only gained from birch trees, but also from remainders of corncobs. Its flavour is comparable to regular sugar but contains 40% less calories. Xylitol is advised by the NVWA (Dutch researcher of food quality) as a remedy for tooth decay.

Mint

Mint is full of antioxidants and has an anti-bacterial effect. It also has a positive influence on the immuno-system and the digestive system. And, let’s not forget, mint also makes sure your breath smells fresh.

Niacin, B6, B12

Niacin is an important source of energy and plays a role the construction of fatty acids in our bodies. Vitamin B6 has a good influence on your resistance and digestive system. Besides that, it also plays a role in the production of red blood cells and it also has positive influence on the immune-system. Vitamin B12 is eminent in the creation of red blood cells and in the functioning of your nervous system.