FAQ

What is First Athletes Energy Gum?

First Athletes Energy Gum is a caffeinated energy gum.

 

What is the functionality of First Athletes Energy Gum?

First Athletes Energy Gum gives you a clean and healthy boost of energy that is much more beneficial than its sugar-based counterparts.

 

How much caffeine is in First Athletes Energy Gum?

A chewing gum contains 80mg of caffeine, equivalent to the amount in an average cup of coffee or can of energy drink. One pack of five chewing gums contains a total of 400mg of caffeine.

 

How does First Athletes Energy Gum work so fast?

By chewing the gum, mucous membranes absorb the caffeine and takes it straight to your bloodstream, therefore directly affecting the body. In contrast, drinking coffee or an energy drink takes longer because the stomach and the intestines need to process it first.

 

How many calories does First Athletes Energy Gum have?

Each gum contains 5 calories.

 

Why is First Athletes Energy Gum so big?

The size of the gum is a result of including an enormous amount of energy and vitamins in the unique 'liquid centre fill,' contained by the chewing gum which becomes smaller as you chew.

 

How long does the energy boost last?

The caffeine may stay 4 to 5 hours in your bloodstream. Depending on the metabolism and weight, this differs for each person. After a few hours, the effect gradually diminishes and you return to your normal energy levels.

 

How many pieces of First Athletes Energy Gum should I take?

The amount of pieces consumed depends on your level of sensitivity to caffeine. By just taking one piece, you begin to feel its effects within 10 minutes. If this still does not give you the desired effect after 20 to 30 minutes, take one more.

 

Can I use First Athletes Energy Gum when I am pregnant?

First Athletes Energy Gum is not recommended for children and pregnant women.

 

Can I give First Athletes Energy Gum to my pets?

Absolutely not. Xylitol is very dangerous for pets.

 

What is the First Athletes Energy Gum policy regarding product returns?

It is not possible to return our products but if you have any questions or complaints, we're happy to help. You can send us an email at info@firstenergygum.com.

 

When should I use First Athletes Energy Gum?

For those who want to maximize their performance, First Athletes Energy Gum is ideal before or during a workout, game or other physical activity. It is also great for improving mental alertness in situations such as work or when you are studying.

 

Is First Athletes Energy Gum Safe?

Yes, First Athletes Energy Gum is safe. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States of America where it is produced. This is the agency of the federal government of the United States, which tests the quality of the food and medicine at large.

 

In addition, many international authorities have examined the effects of caffeine. While researching the safety in consuming caffeine, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes in their research(2015), that an intake to 400 mg per day (five gums or five cups of coffee) is harmless to health. This corresponds with the findings of the FDA and Health Canada Reception Sitra.

 

It is however suggested that breastfeeding women and women who are pregnant should not consume more than 200 mg of caffeine.

 

Is it possible to take too much First Athletes Energy Gum?

One gum contains 80 mg of caffeine, which is about as much as there is in a cup of coffee. Therefore the consumption of First Athletes Energy Gum can be comparable to one’s daily coffee intake, although it is recommended that one should not exceed one pack a day or 400mg of caffeine.

 

Can First Athletes Energy Gum be used in professional and Olympic sports?

Yes, First Athletes Energy Gum is permitted for use by professional athletes and is not considered a form of doping.

In January 2004, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) removed caffeine from the prohibited list and the IOC (International Olympics Committee) complies with this.

We have tested our product and are in possession of the official Dutch Safeguards System for Dietary Supplements in Elite Sport (or NZVT, in Dutch) stamp, guaranteeing that FIRST is doping-free.

 

How are the ingredients of First Athletes Energy Gum produced and where do they come from?

The Xylitol is made from corn and Spearmint from mint leaves. The ingredients such as caffeine and vitamins are synthetically made to maintain the consistent high quality and effect and contributes to a safe and dependable product. All the ingredients are produced in line with the rules of the food authorities. For further information, all ingredients are fully described under the heading Ingredients on our website.

 

Is First Athletes Energy Gum vegan?

Yes, First Athletes Energy Gum is vegan. There are no animal substances, derivatives or byproducts in First Athletes Energy Gum. It is also gluten, wheat and lactose-free.