Neuro Gum and Mints, produced by the Californian-based brand, Neuro, are functional, easily portable supplements specifically formulated to provide the consumer with all of the benefits of caffeine without any of the negative side effects.
As seen on Shark Tank, the brand produces portable, quick, and easy supplements in the form of gum and mints that provide caffeine and L-theanine, as well as vitamins to the consumer, giving them a boost on the go.
Neuro Gum and Mints share the same formula, with both products being gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, WADA and FDA compliant, and NSF Certified.
I’m really keen to take a closer look at the Neuro products, especially considering there’s so much hype around the brand, and see if these on-the-go mints and gum actually provide benefits.
If you’re thinking of purchasing either the Gum or Mints or you’re also intrigued to take a closer look at them, check out my full Neuro review below. I will be looking at the original Neuro Gum and Mints, not the brand’s new ‘Neuro Calm and Clarity Mints’.
Neuro Gum and Mints First Impressions
I really love the Neuro website and my first impressions of the brand are good! In particular, I love the modern, vibrant aesthetic of the website, the animations, and the informative content, especially on the brand’s blog.
Looking at the Neuro Gum and Mints, the packaging is seamless, the branding is eye-catching, and I’m definitely intrigued to find out more.
Hopefully the product will love up to it’s look!
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Background on Neuro
Neuro, as seen on Shark Tank, was founded in 2016 by friends and Kent Yoshimura.
Becoming friends in University, and both competing in athletics, the pair realized that there was a real lack of functional energy, brain-boosting products out there, and so they started Neuro.
Neuro currently brings in around $500,000 every month, empirically showing how popular the brand has become since its launch only 5 years ago.
As well as the standard Neuro Gum and Mints, the brand has recently showcased a ‘Calm and Clarity’ Mints formula to the world.
Neuro Gum and Mints Benefits
Neuro claims that the Neuro Gum and Mints are specifically formulated to boost energy levels using natural caffeine and L-Theanine, as well as focus the mind and support mental endurance.
The brand also claims that vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 within the formula will provide specific benefits.
For example, “B12 is vital in the body’s ability to convert the food we eat into glucose, which gives us energy. Plus it helps create the mood boosting hormone serotonin”.
Neuro Gum and Mints Ingredients
The ingredients within the Neuro Mints and Gum (excluding the brands “Calm and Clarity Mints) are exactly the same.
The formula contains 4 ingredients, two of which are vitamins.
The ingredients within the formula are all fully disclosed apart from the flavoring ingredients, meaning it’s easy to work out the efficacy of the formula and know exactly how much of which ingredient you are consuming.
So, let’s take a look at the ingredients in the Neuro Gum and Mints formula (for one serving, which equals two pieces).
- Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine) – 1.40mg
- Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) – 12mcg
- L-Theanine – 120mg
- Natural Caffeine – 80mg
- Other Ingredients – Sorbitol, Natural Flavors, Calcium Stearate, Spirulina for Color, Sucralose, Monk Fruit, Stevia.
- + Gum Base (exclusively for the Gum).
Here is the supplement facts label:
How do the Neuro Gum and Mints Taste?
Neuro Gum and Mints are available in either Peppermint or Cinnamon flavor.
The Gum and Mints are flavored naturally and sweetened with stevia, but also with an artificial sweetener, sucralose (I’ll talk about how harmful this could be later in this review).
The reviews about the taste of the mints are positive.
However, reviews claim that the gum has an appealing taste for 1-2 minutes before there’s no taste and the consistency turns “cardboard-like”.
Neuro doesn’t warn about any side effects from taking Neuro Gum or Mints and only warns that people under the age of 18 shouldn’t consume them.
I would suggest, especially for a supplement that contains caffeine, that if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, on medication, you have a medical condition, or you’re sensitive to caffeine, you should consult a doctor before consuming this supplement.
Do Neuro Gum and Mints Work?
Neuro Mints and Gum contain the same ingredients, the only difference being that the gum has 4 calories per serving, whereas the mints have 0 calories.
This doesn’t seem to make sense to me and the brand hasn’t provided any information as to why this would occur.
Nonetheless, the ingredients labels for both products are fully disclosed, apart from the flavoring ingredients.
So, we can take a look at the amounts within the formula and work out the efficacy of the products.
Within the formula, there’s 120mg of L-theanine, and whilst there’s no standard recommended dose of L-theanine, it does hit the standard doses of between 100-200mg in other products.
There’s also 80mg of caffeine in the formula, which amounts to around the same amount of caffeine in two caffeinated beverages (or one full-sized red-bull drink).
This is a high dose of caffeine, and although the L-theanine is supposed to reduce the negative effects of caffeine (the jitters, raised blood pressure, etc), it’s unclear whether the amount of L-theanine within the formula will do this – the brand hasn’t provided sufficient scientifically proven research for this.
The vitamin B6 within the formula hits the standard recommended dose for men and goes over the standard recommended dose for women.
The vitamin B12 within the formula (12mcg) sits within the recommended dose of 1-25 mcg per day.
However, I’m a little unsure why the brand claims that the dose of vitamin B12 is 200% the recommended dose when clearly, it’s not.
My final concern about the formula is that it contains sucralose, an artificial sweetener that is linked with raising blood sugar and insulin levels.
Overall, the formula may contain sufficiently dosed ingredients, but the use of an artificial sweetener that’s linked with being detrimental to health is not acceptable.
Neuro Gum and Mints Reviews
Neuro products are available on Amazon, and therefore we can take a look on there to see a selection of unbiased customer reviews.
Overall, the Neuro Gum scores 4.2 stars out of 5 stars, with over 4,000 customer reviews.
Neuro Mints scores 4.1 stars out of 5 stars, with over 1,800 customer reviews.
Let’s take a look at a selection of these reviews – we will take a look at a selection from both products due to the fact that they contain the same ingredients.
As a medical student this has been an amazing addition to my daily study regimen. Same amazing boost as the Diet Coke and coffee I used to chug, but without the jitters, crash/headache, or teeth staining. It’s become my new go-to for staying awake and alert in the OR or on the wards. Highly recommend for anyone who needs a pick-me-up but doesn’t want that “wired” sensation you get from coffee. 5-star reviewer
I really like these, they give me a boost when I’m feeling tired. But I recently learned that there is sucralose in these. That’s an artificial sweetener. And we all know that those aren’t very good for us. that’s the only thing that holds me back from buying more of these caffeinated mints. Would be good if they can come up with one that doesn’t have artificial sweeteners. 3-star reviewer
After my husband and I did NOT notice ANY difference (tried 3 separate times), I gave 5 co-workers each a pack. They also said that they didn’t notice any positive or negative effects. As for the flavor, its good but last about 1.5 minutes… then its like chewing on cardboard. 1-star reviewer
Money-Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
Neuro doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee.
However, the brand does state that they will do their best to “make things right” if you don’t like a product you have purchased.
If you want to request a refund, you have to do so within 30 days of receiving the product.
Where to buy Neuro Gum and Mints?
Is It Worth The Price?
Neuro Gum is sold in either a six-pack (containing 54 pieces) or a twelve-pack (containing 108 pieces), whilst Neuro Mints are sold in either a six-pack (containing 72 pieces) or a twelve-pack (containing 144 pieces).
However, with a recommended serving size of 2 pieces, this means that Neuro Gum is sold in either a pack containing 27 servings or 54 servings, and Neuro Mints are sold in either a pack containing 36 servings or 72 servings.
So, lots of numbers!
Neuro also offers a discount if you sign up for a subscription.
So, let’s take a look at the different prices of these supplements.
- A 27 serving pack of Neuro Gum costs $0.77 per serving. On a subscription option, this pack costs $0.70
- A 54 serving pack of Neuro Gum costs $0.72 per serving. On a subscription option, this pack costs $0.65
- A 36 serving pack of Neuro Mints costs $0.58 per serving. On a subscription option, this pack costs $0.53
- A 72 serving pack of Neuro Mints costs $0.54 per serving. On a subscription option, this pack costs $0.49
Therefore, the highest price of any Neuro supplement is the Neuro Gum on a one-time purchase ($0.77 per serving), and the cheapest price is the Neuro Mints on a subscription option ($0.49 per serving).
I have to say, although the products are relatively cheap, I don’t believe they are worth these prices due to the fact they contain such a small number of nutrients and potentially detrimental ingredients such as sucralose.
My Final Verdict
Overall, I really like the Neuro brand, and to a certain degree, I like the products the brand produces.
I think it’s really amazing that the brand has tried to do something new, and I absolutely commend the duo for starting such a successful brand.
However, I do have a few concerns about the Neuro Gum and Mints.
The fact that the brand has chosen to use sucralose is obviously my main concern – I simply don’t understand why a brand would choose to add an artificial sweetener with detrimental health benefits into a supposedly health-boosting formula.
My second concern is the taste of the gum after two minutes – no one wants to keep bad-tasting gum in their mouth for long, and this makes the gum less ‘portable’ because it’s something that will have to be thrown away pretty much instantly after chewing on it.
Some people clearly love the formula, and others don’t.
Personally, I’d think I have to stand in the latter category simply due to the fact that if I’m consuming a supplement, I want it to be 100% natural and healthy, and I also tend to look for supplements that provide more than just caffeine and two vitamins.
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Otherwise, I would suggest looking at superfood powders that provide you with an energy boost and a wide range of micronutrients.
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