First Energy Gum

  • Effect

    A piece of FIRST Athletes Energy Gum contains 80 mg of caffeine. Caffeine increases one’s mental alertness, improves memory and motivation and reduces feelings of tiredness and hunger. FIRST already takes effect within 10 minutes after consumption.

    How exactly does caffeine work?

    Caffeine causes the level of activating neurotransmitters, dopamine and noradrenalin, to increase. Dopamine plays a role in the experience of pleasure, happiness and well-being, while noradrenalin causes a euphoric, tense or excited feeling. Caffeine also stimulates the secretion of adrenaline by the adrenal glands, boosting cardiac and pulmonary functioning as well as energy consumption. The combination of adrenaline with caffeine causes the fat cells to release their content into the bloodstream and therefore have a positive effect on fat burning. Moreover, caffeine increases the number of calcium molecules that are released in the muscle cells, so muscle contraction proceeds more rapidly and intensively. The added B-vitamins supports the caffeine through the regulation of certain hormones that are necessary for growth. They also help with the production of red blood cells and have a positive effect on the nervous system and the immune system. This combination of caffeine and B-vitamins is very beneficial in endurance sports and sports in which explosive strength plays a role.

  • Dosage

     What is the recommended daily dosage of caffeine?

    Everyone reacts differently to caffeine and opinions about the recommended daily dosage are rather divided. We advise you to consider how many caffeinated products you consume so that you can take the effect of FIRST into account.  

    One expert recommends 70-150 mg of caffeine per dose, while another recommends significantly more: 3 mg per kilogram of bodyweight when you’re not accustomed to caffeine, to 5-7 mg/kg when you are accustomed to caffeine. On average the maximum recommended amount of caffeine for adults lies around 400-500 mg per day. For children under 13 years of age and pregnant women the consumption of caffeine is discouraged altogether and teenagers are advised to consume a maximum of 1 dose of 80 mg of caffeine per day. The higher the dose and the less you’re accustomed to caffeine, the larger the chance of side effects.

  • Sensitivity

    When are you most sensitive to caffeine?

    Only if you consume very large quantities of caffeine, side effects can occur such as: sleeplessness, headaches, frequent urination, jitteriness and a disturbed coordination.

    Some people don’t tolerate caffeine very well. A heightened sensitivity to caffeine seems to be the main cause. They experience stomach problems, feel stressed, sleep poorly, have an increased heart rate or even a temporary irregular heartbeat. Experts say that most people easily tolerate 2 to 4 cups of coffee per day, equal to 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine. Consuming more than 400 milligrams of caffeine per day can lead to sleeplessness, irritability, stress, excessive perspiration, loss of concentration, an increased heart rate, anxiety, and headaches.

  • Uptake

    How does the caffeine get absorbed?

    The caffeine in FIRST Athletes Energy Gum enters the bloodstream through chewing via the oral mucosa. That means the effect of the caffeine is already noticeable within 10 minutes after consumption. The caffeine remains present in the body for some 4 to 5 hours.

    Generally, caffeine quickly enters the bloodstream. Half of it is in your blood within 3 to 4 minutes after eating or drinking. However, in most cases, it takes a bit longer before you notice it. With tea, coffee or an energy drink the energy enters your bloodstream via digestion and therefore you experience the effects between 30 minutes to an hour after consumption. In comparison, FIRST works a lot faster than caffeinated drinks.

Product Benefits of FIRST

  • 80 mg caffeine
  • 5 calories per chewing gum
  • Works within 10 minutes
  • Sugar free, no aspartame and acesulfame-k
  • Spearmint & xylitol
  • Vegan
  • Enhances energy for body and mind
  • Improves endurance
  • Maximum power and muscle output
  • Stimulates fat burning
  • Increased happiness
  • Increases alertness and focus
  • Good for teeth
  • Natural scents and dyes
  • Good for immune system
  • Stimulates cognitive functions
FIRST Energy Gum 2-pack