What is First Energy Gum?

First Energy Gum is a chewing gum
containing 80 milligrams of caffeine and
B-vitamins that provides a clean and
long-lasting energy boost, extra focus
and strength within 10 minutes.

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What are the effects?

The active substance in FIRST is caffeine.
Caffeine affects:

Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain called adenosine. This causes a stimulant effect and improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.
Caffeine provides a significant ergogenic effect on muscle strength and power. The expression of strength translated into 1RM (repetition maximum; the maximum weight with one single exercise) shows performance improvements in a variety of strength-power sports.
Caffeine slows glycogen depletion by encouraging the body to use more fat as fuel, helping conserve energy for the long run. When caffeine breaks down, it turns into a few compounds that affect blood flow, fat burning, and oxygen capacity.
Caffeine accesses the brain easily and affects many neurons (brain cells) positively. Studies continue to show an increase of mental focus and concentration when using caffeine.
Fat loss
Caffeine increases adrenaline levels and releases fatty acids from your fat tissues. Several studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3–11%.

How does First Energy Gum
get into your system?

The absorption goes through the
mucous membranes in your mouth.
This means that 99% of the caffeine
is absorbed within 10 minutes!




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The active substance in First Energy Gum is caffeine. The caffeine in FIRST comes from green unroasted coffee beans and has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system.
Xylitol is the active substance of birch sugar. Nowadays it is not only extracted from birch trees, but also from the remains of corn cobs. The sweetening power is comparable to that of ordinary sugar but produces 40% fewer calories. Xylitol is recommended by the NVWA (Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) as a remedy against tooth decay.
Gom base
The base of chewing gum is rubber. There are two types: natural and synthetic rubber. The gum base in FIRST is a combination of both. The gum base is melted at high temperatures (+/- 115 degrees Celsius) to give the gum its toughness.
One of the natural sweeteners in First is maltitol. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol used as an artificial sweetener. It is 0.9 times sweeter than regular sugar. The most common way to make maltitol is to extract it from maltose, which is derived from wheat or corn (gluten-free).
Spearmint is full of antioxidants and has an anti-bacterial effect. It has a positive effect on the immune system and digestion. Not unimportantly, mint also ensures fresh breath.
Vitamins B
Niacin (B3) is important for the energy supply of the body and the production of fatty acids. Vitamin B6 is a very important vitamin involved in resistance and digestion. It also plays a role in the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 is needed for the production of red blood cells and necessary for a proper functioning of the nervous system.
Vitamine E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It protects cells, blood vessels, organs, eyes and tissue. It also plays a role in regulating the metabolism in the cell. Also, Vitamin E ensures that the gum maintains its freshness.


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Why First Energy Gum?

Mark Tuitert, former Olympic Speed Skating
champion and co-founder of First Energy Gum, was
always looking for a fast-acting, healthy and
caffeine-based energy source to improve
performances during his professional sports career.
This has resulted in First Energy Gum.



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Frequently asked questions

What is First Energy Gum?
First Energy Gum is a chewing gum containing 80 milligrams of caffeine and B-vitamins that provides you with a clean and long-lasting energy boost, extra focus and strength within 10 minutes.
How many First gums should I take?
Depending on your sensitivity to caffeine, take one at a time. You should feel an effect within 10 minutes after taking it. If not, you could take one more.
When should I use First Energy Gum?
First is ideal for (active) people who are in need for extra energy and focus during a workout, at work, when studying, during gaming or if you want to party all night.
Why is First Energy Gum so big?
We’ve packed an enormous amount of energy and vitamins into our unique 'liquid centre fill’. Our gum-base is wrapped around the liquid core. By chewing, all liquid (energy) is absorbed which shrinks the gum.
What is the minimum recommended age?
The caffeine-effect of First Energy Gum is comparable to 2 cups of coffee. According to the Dutch Nutrition Center, you can drink coffee or other caffeine-containing products (such as First) from the age of 13.

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