Get To Know Alert Caffeine Gum

What is Alert Caffeine Gum?
Alert is a caffeinated gum that goes where caffeinated beverages cannot, providing a boost without cups, cans or carbonation.
How much caffeine does a piece of Alert Caffeine Gum provide?
One piece of Alert Caffeine Gum provides 40mg of caffeine, about the same amount, on average, as a half cup of coffee, one 12oz can of soda or a half of one 8oz energy drink.
Who should chew Alert Caffeine Gum?
Alert Caffeine Gum is for adults – those who have consumed caffeine from other sources and understand how it affects their bodies – who are looking for a new, portable way to get a caffeine boost. Remember that caffeine consumption is cumulative, and you should be aware of the total amount you consume in a day.
Who should not chew Alert Caffeine Gum?
This product is not for children under 18, pregnant and nursing women, and people sensitive to caffeine.
When is the best time to chew Alert Caffeine Gum?
Alert Caffeine Gum is best chewed when you’re looking for a pick-me-up during your day, whether that’s on your morning commute, to combat an afternoon slump, before you hit the gym, or on your way to a meet up with friends.
Is Alert Caffeine Gum safe?
Yes. Independent experts and organizations, like the Mayo Clinic, suggest that a daily intake of 400mg of caffeine is safe for most adults. Alert Caffeine Gum provides 40mg per piece, easily trackable, so you can moderate how much caffeine you are consuming throughout the day.
Why does Alert Caffeine Gum taste bitter?
Alert is a different kind of gum, not for bubble-blowing, but to give you a boost of caffeine. Caffeine carries a bitter taste, which comes through in Alert Caffeine Gum. It’s important to us that this product looks and tastes different than traditional chewing gum so you know that it’s a different kind of product, and specifically, that it contains caffeine so that you can easily track and manage your caffeine intake throughout the day.
How does Alert compare to energy drinks, coffee and soda?
One piece of Alert Caffeine Gum provides 40mg of caffeine, about the same amount, on average, as a half cup of coffee, one 12oz can of soda or a half of one 8oz energy drink.
How long do I need to chew Alert Caffeine Gum?
The caffeine provided in a piece of Alert Caffeine Gum is typically ingested after chewing for 20 minutes.
How much does Alert Caffeine Gum cost?
The suggested retail price is $2.49.
Where can I find Alert Caffeine Gum?
Alert Caffeine Gum is launching this fall, and over the next few months will soon be available at many retailers nationwide.
Is Alert sugar free?
Yes, Alert Caffeine Gum is a sugar free gum.
Is Alert Caffeine Gum vegetarian?
Yes. Alert Caffeine Gum does not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
Is Alert Caffeine Gum toxic for dogs?
Alert Caffeine Gum is not intended to be consumed by dogs or animals of any kind. If you suspect that your pet may have consumed Alert, please contact your veterinarian immediately, as caffeine can be toxic to dogs and cats.

Learn More About Caffeine

Does caffeine have benefits?
Yes. Caffeine can improve focus and reaction time. Other health benefits are still being explored.
Is drinking caffeine the same as chewing it when it comes to safety?
According to a recent pharmacokinetic study, there is no difference in how caffeine is absorbed whether chewed in gum or consumed via beverage. This means the general safety of caffeine consumed via beverages can also be applied to caffeine consumed via chewing gum.
What are the most common sources of caffeine in a typical diet?
While coffee, soda and energy drinks are common and known to contain caffeine, other foods and medicines can contribute to caffeine intake. Teas and dark chocolate can contain caffeine, and it can be found in weight loss pills and pain relievers. Click here for information on other sources of caffeine.
Are there risks involved with consuming products containing caffeine?
Alert Caffeine Gum should be consumed responsibly and selectively as a replacement for other sources of caffeine, not in addition to, so as not to exceed recommended limits. Additionally, caffeine can elevate the effects of other substances, such as alcohol, and therefore people should be aware that these products should not be mixed. To understand this better, consult with your healthcare provider. As with any caffeinated product, people with sensitivities to caffeine, people under 18, and pregnant and nursing women should avoid using Alert Caffeine Gum. The Mayo Clinic offers advice on how to determine if you’re consuming too much caffeine; find it here.
Who should avoid caffeine?
Caffeine should be avoided by people under 18, pregnant and nursing women, and people sensitive to caffeine. If you are concerned about your intake and/or your response to caffeine, consult with your healthcare provider.