What ingredients does energy gum contain?
The base of energy gum is caffeine. Each piece of GRIZZ Energy Gum® contains 80 mg of caffeine, which is equivalent to a can of energy drink and/or 1 espresso. Caffeine has many positive effects, such as activating certain areas in the brain and nervous system, giving you better focus, concentration, alertness, and reaction time. Caffeine also reduces fatigue; it blocks the receptors for adenosine. Adenosine is a neurotransmitter that can make you tired and sleepy.
Further benefits of caffeine are an increase in fat burning in the body and it stimulates your blood flow. Caffeine intake also helps with strength recovery and muscle pain. Caffeine increases glycogen levels after a workout, which is what "fuels" your muscles and promotes muscle recovery and performance. Caffeine intake will help you recover faster for your next workout!
Guarana is increasingly in the interest of, among others, top athletes. It comes from the seeds of the Guarana plant. This plant is also called Paullinia Cupana. These seeds of the Guarana plant contain a lot of caffeine, protein, and carbohydrates. The dose of caffeine that is used from the seed lays between 3-8%. This is more caffeine than in a coffee bean! Besides caffeine, theobromine is the main source of energy in guarana. Theobromine causes the heart muscle to expand, which causes your blood vessels to widen. This creates an energetic feeling in the body.
The extra energy that guarana gives you goes more evenly than caffeine, making it last longer. As a result, the effect of GRIZZ Energy Gum® stays for a longer time. The energy boost at the beginning is due to the high dose of caffeine, and then the guarana kicks in for long-lasting energy.
Guarana has been used in energy drinks for a long time now, but until recently it was unknown in the energy gum market. Like coffee beans, it is a source of caffeine and even has higher caffeine doses than a coffee bean. This makes it a perfect remedy for fatigue, improves learning ability, relieves pain, and even improves the skin! Research shows that people who took a guarana-containing vitamin supplement experienced less fatigue during various tests compared to people who did not take it. A growing problem is overweight and obesity. While energy drinks contain sugar and/ or harmful sweeteners, research shows that caffeine and guarana improve fat burning. In this study, you can read how guarana can suppress genes of fat cells and thus contribute to fat reduction in the body.
As the last basic ingredient of GRIZZ Energy Gum®, we have chosen the semi-essential amino acid taurine. Taurine is high in sulfur, which is important for a number of physiological functions of the body, including endurance. Every human body naturally possesses taurine, but it benefits even more from getting it from food. A 2018 study showed an improvement in endurance training performance after only a minimal dose of taurine. This means that athletes can benefit from it, both for bodybuilders and endurance athletes it can have a positive effect on their training.
Taurine can also ensure a better recovery of the body. It is a strong antioxidant in the body and can prevent damage and muscle stress during a workout, but also speed up muscle recovery after a workout. Furthermore, taurine plays an important role in vision, during learning and studying, your motor skills, muscle contractions, heart rhythm (a reduced taurine status in your body would increase the chance of bothersome heart rhythm disorders), and your blood pressure.