Jolt Energy Gum Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

What You Should Know

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Jolt Energy Gum has an interesting story behind the scenes. The US government paid for studies on another caffeinated gum created by Wrigley’s before or around the time Jolt Energy Gum was being produced. The Wrigley’s company sued Jolt, but the case was settled. Jolt Energy Gum is nothing more than a caffeinated gum that can be used for instant energy. The caffeine in the gum is absorbed through the mouth and that decreases the time it takes for the caffeine to go into effect. Only a small portion of the caffeine hits the stomach through saliva that is swallowed while chewing the gum.

Caffeine is backed with millions of dollars in clinical research, but it is not the only proven weight loss aid. Green tea is another proven ingredient that can be used in caffeinated and decaffeinated form. Jolt Energy Gum contains no green tea and there is no appetite suppressant. Dieters may feel jittery and nauseous when using the gum and hunger may increase.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Gum Base
  • Corn Syrup
  • Corn Starch
  • Caffeine
  • Natural Flavor
  • Artificial Flavor
  • Glycerin
  • Resinous Glaze
  • Ginseng
  • Guarana
  • Tapioca Dextrin
  • Acesulfame K
  • Aspartame
  • Menthol
  • Carnauba Wax
  • Sucralose

Product Features

All caffeinated gums are generally the same. The companies behind the gum take a basic gum recipe and add caffeine and other ingredients, at times. In the case of Jolt Energy Gum, ginseng and guarana are also added to the mix. Jolt Energy has quite the detailed website, which is a change of pace for caffeinated gum products. Most of the time the websites are nothing more than marketing pages for the product, but Jolt has a strong history in other products like mints and beverages. Jolt Energy Gum contains the caffeine of one cup of coffee per serving. A serving size is two pieces.

The Wrigley’s product that competed with Jolt for military use is Stay Alert Gum. The Stay Alert Gum website does not list any of the ingredients in the gum, but it does tell the reader one serving provides 100 mg of caffeine and a serving size is one piece.

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Advantages

  • Caffeine is clinically proven to boost energy and metabolism.
  • Caffeine is generally considered safe when taken in moderation.
  • The website for Jolt Energy Gum lists all the ingredients.

Disadvantages

  • Too much caffeine can cause negative side effects.
  • The dieter may notice increased hunger after using the gum.
  • Caffeine takes 12 hours to leave the body completely so chewing the gum late at night can cause loss of sleep.

Conclusion

Jolt Energy Gum is not a spectacular product. The basic ingredient list is similar to that used in other caffeinated gums. We warn dieters to use the product in moderation as Jolt Energy Gum can be quickly overdosed causing some nasty stomach upset and shakes.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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