Energy gum is a newer product that has hit the market as an alternative to popular energy drinks. The problem with the drinks is that they are extremely high in sugar as well as calorie content. They come in a wide variety of flavors and instead of a cup of tea or coffee that is sipped slowly because of it’s richness, energy drinks are consumed quicker. Their flavor can be overwhelming and it can be hard to tolerate an entire serving. Energy gum such as Energy-X Gum is sugar-free and is packed with 55 mg of caffeine and B vitamins to help perk a person up. The flavor options include spearmint and peppermint which have a much fresher and milder taste than energy drink flavors such as melon, lemon-lime and toffee.
One serving of a traditional energy drink can be packed with more than thirty grams of sugar. Consuming sugar in moderation is a perfectly fine practice for healthy individuals. Consuming too much sugar can result in poorly functioning white blood cells, which are responsible for boosting the immune system and fighting off harmful infections. Frequent blood sugar spikes and crashes can also affect the adrenal system which controls hormone production in the body.
High levels of sugar in the bloodstream can bog down the pancreas which is responsible for producing insulin that helps your body process sugars. When you overwork the pancreas, insulin production will not occur efficiently and the end result can be the development of diabetes. There is more than enough sugar in popular energy drinks to cause this development in people who consume them on a frequent basis and developing diabetes can shorten a person’s life expectancy. Experiencing a few hours of energy doesn’t seem worth the can of beverage that will result in poor health.
Energy gum is a much safer alternative for people who need a pick me up at some point during the day. The flavor options of spearmint and peppermint Energy-X Gum leaves a person’s breath feeling fresh and clean while energy drinks often make you feel like you need to brush your teeth to move on from the strong, sugary taste. You’ll get the immediate burst of energy that you’re looking for from one piece of gum instead of one entire energy drink. You also won’t experience an energy crash afterwards and won’t feel awful because of a high sugar content.