Food & Nutrition

BlockHead Chewing Gum Review: Does it work?

In the UK, if you walk into just about any supermarket or petrol station in the country, then you’ll have at least seen Blockhead’s Energy Gum sat next to the usual suspects. 

Blockhead chewing gum is so much more than a breath freshener but is advertised as ‘functional’ or ‘healthy’ gum. Blockhead has a further range of chewing gum with vitamins, minerals, probiotics and even teeth whitening – there was a CBD gum which doesn’t seem to be on sale anymore and has been replaced with “Calm”.

The idea of the Blockhead gum is to give users a boost of energy via a sublingual dose of caffeine (other nootropics) and energy-giving ingredients. This is a particularly fantastic idea for drivers who may need a quick boost of energy while driving for long hours… and studies are showing that caffeine chewing gum is a performance enhancer for sports. 

So, let’s get into the Blockhead Chewing Gum Review


Who Are Blockhead? 

Now, Blockhead is a chewing gum company based in kent, and after starting out as a small project has become one of the best-selling gums across the UK.

The company was founded by Danny Lowe who started his obsession with improving human performance at university. After an inspirational lecture, he had the idea that chewing gum could be key to giving athletes a fast performance boost and put his first idea into production. It became an instant hit on campus and was used by everybody: from athletes to those studying all night for exams and to combat those brutal student hangovers. 

Since then, the company grew and the range has included several other functional gum options. You can now find Blockhead gum everwhere from supermarkets, petrol stations, corner shops and even Amazon UK


Energy Gum Review

Before going into the science behind the gum, I wanted to share a little bit about my own personal experience with the Blockhead Energy gum. I love it. 

Firstly, I think the peppermint flavour on its own is the reason why I would choose the gum over Doublegum or even (my previous personal favourite) Airways. It has a lovely sweet flavour and a firm texture that doesn’t melt away over time. 

Firstly, I was a little worried and wondered whether the Blockhead gum would work. It really does. I found that within a couple of minutes I was finding myself more focused, more energetic and feeling a huge boost in my mood. This usually comes from coffee but that takes about 10 or 15 minutes to come. 

I loved the gum and still take it to the gym to this day. The only issue I have with it, is that it is easy to chew a few of these a day.. which is quite a lot of caffeine. 


Does The Blockhead Gum Actually Work? 

So, does the Blockhead gum work? The gum absolutely gives you a boost in energy and does so very quickly. Compared to an alternative like coffee, gum has an almost immediate energy-boosting effect. 

There is some science behind the gum too. 

A My Sports Science study found that caffeine in chewing gum is absorbed significantly quicker than caffeine in other sources. It is absorbed by the sublingual glands (under your tongue/ in your mouth) and is directly absorbed into the bloodstream. So there is scientific evidence behind why the gum works so quickly. 
The gum also contains Ginseng (a natural root used for vitality and known for boosting energy in the long term) and vitamin B6. B6 is a very important vitamin and is essential for bodily repair but also helpful for raising the body’s energy levels on a cellular level. 
There is a lot of thought gone in behind the Blockhead chewing gums, and I can say from personal experience that they work!

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