April 9, 2013

Caffeinated gum carries side effects worth chewing on

By Logan Lafferty

Wrigley’s is coming out with a gum that has all the caffeine you’d get from a cup of joe. It’s called Alert Energy Caffeine Gum…Mayo Clinic Health System dietitian Lynette LeDuc said adding caffeine to commonly used products can catch people off guard. For normally healthy people, elevated caffeine levels can result in “an inability to concentrate, insomnia or feeling jittery,” LeDuc said. “The good news is that once caffeine consumption is reduced or eliminated, those symptoms go away…”


Mankato Free Press by Robb Murray

Tags: Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, caffeinated gum, Lynette LeDuc, Mankato Free Press, Mayo Clinic Health System, Nutrition, side-effects

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