“Delivered:” is a series in which we look at crowdfunded ideas that have successfully shipped to their supporters. We dive into the final product, after its long journey from concept to fulfillment.

Rum Gum is a specially formulated chewing gun that is enhanced with caffeine, taurine, and b vitamin. It was designed by two time olympian and biochemist Nick Symmonds. While he was training for the olympics he noticed that many of the energy drinks that were on the market would make him sick when he would try to drink them while running. He developed this caffeine gum that is enhanced with the same additives that an energy drink has, but wont fill up my stomach or slow me down. This extra strength version of caffeine gum was formulated for those activities that need a little bit more energy such as hiking, marathon running, and all nighters.

Run Gum is the energy gum designed to maximize performance in sport and in life. It gives me a fast energy boost by simply chewing gum. The ingredients in the gum are absorbed through my mouth without any of the heavy, harsh or acidic liquids. The extra strength gum uses the same blend as the original run gum formula but has twice the caffeine. It is sugar free and zero calorie, and has as much caffeine as two cups of coffee. The Run Gum comes in packs of 12 in a box, each pack contains two pieces of gum.

Run gum is easy to take with me on the go, the thin packaging is easy to fit into my hiking backpack or gym bag. It’s very convenient to be able to carry something around with me that can give me the energy I need without having to carry a bulky drink. The benefits of run gum are that there is a fast absorption, nothing in my gut, travel bag ready, sugar free energy, it keeps me alert and focused, and I am able to accomplish more throughout my day.

Each of the batches of Run Gum are specifically tested for their purity to ensure that I receive a food safe product. I feel safe knowing that they are taking the precautions to make sure that they are delivering a pure and bacteria free product. They guarantee that their gum is 100% what they say it is. Once finished, Run Gum is tested for 24 heavy metals, bacteria, yeast, mold and common allergens. Run Gum has worked hard to deliver a product that is helping to safely fuel my body with what it needs to run the day. To find out more about run gum visit the links below to view the kickstarter campaign and their website.


Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: March 5, 2018
Ship Date: May 24, 2018
Company Website: Run Gum