What is Caffeine Gum (Kick-Start)?

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Gelatin Free
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Each piece of Kick-Start Gum delivers 100mg of pure caffeine to provide an instant energy boost. Caffeine in gum form is absorbed rapidly through the lining of the mouth in as little as 10-15 minutes. Batch tested, packed in tamper-evident blisters and at only 20p per piece, Kick-Start Gum is a gym bag essential.

There are multiple applications for caffeine in the performance environment with evidence suggesting that there may be performance enhancing benefits for trained athletes in maximal endurance and team sports such as football and rugby. It has also been suggested that caffeine consumption can increase alertness and attention so improving cognitive performance.

Whilst there are many dietary sources of caffeine, the International Society for Sports Nutrition’s Position Stand on Caffeine and Performance states that caffeine exerts a greater ergogenic effect when consumed in an anhydrous state (compared to coffee).

Healthspan Elite Kick Start Gum delivers 100mg of caffeine in a fast release chewing gum. Caffeine is delivered faster via chewing gum as it is absorbed through the lining of the mouth (oral mucosa) with approximately 85% absorption in 10 to 15 minutes, providing the perfect half time or in race energy boost.

This product has been batch tested under LGC’s custom screening process to ensure that it is free from a wide range of banned substances.

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Key Features

  • 100mg caffeine per piece – Only 20p
  • Fast release – 85% absorption in 10-15 minutes
  • Helps to increase mental alertness
  • Reduces the rate of perceived exertion
  • Contributes to increased endurance capacity and performance
  • Great tasting mint flavour

Recommended Intake

Chew one piece or the dosage advised by your nutritionist. Up to two pieces can be taken at the same time and up to four pieces daily.

Typical values per ( x ) Piece   % NRV
Caffeine 100mg
Vitamin B3 2.4mg NE 15
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 15
Vitamin B12 0.38µg 15
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NRV:Nutrient Reference Value RE: Retinol Equivalent a-TE: Alpha Tocopherol Equivalent NE: Niacin Equivalent µg: Micrograms

Recommended Intake

Chew one piece or the dosage advised by your nutritionist. Up to two pieces can be taken at the same time and up to four pieces daily.


Bulking agent: Xylitol, Gum Base, Bulking Agent: Sorbitol, Caffeine, Flavourings, Thickener: Sodium Carboxy Methylcellulose, Colourant: Titanium Dioxide, Sweetener: Sucralose, Sweetener: Acesulphame, Niacin, Vitamin B6, colourant: Brilliant Blue, Vitamin B12

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Additional Information

If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking vitamins or supplements. Keep out of sight and reach of young children. Do not exceed stated recommended intake. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool, dry place. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.

Typical values per tablet   % RI

%RI = percentage of reference intake of an average adult

Independent Reviews for Kick-Start Caffeine Gum

Overall Rating: 4.33 / 5 stars, based on 12 reviews Below you can find the latest 25 reviews. To access the full list please click here

20 April 2017

Effective and east to consume - pleasant taste

06 April 2017

very good product, no issues at all

28 March 2017

great product would recommend

26 March 2017

Nice flavour and effective

09 February 2017

Players like the choice of taking 1 or 2 pieces at a time and find it much easier to tolerate compared to a small pre-workout shot.
Also, the product information on the package and recommended dosage in easy to understand and user friendly for the athlete.

27 January 2017

Having used other caffeine chewing gums for a while, i found these great value for money and seem to release a "hit" of energy over time rather that all at once like the previous gums I used. I would recommend these gums to others. Also loved the packaging.

24 October 2016

Still testing but so far so good

22 October 2016


16 October 2016

Only used once, so need to use more to see full effect.

25 August 2016

Terrible taste, I would be surprised if this has been tasted by anyone before being released to market. Could not use this product before or during a race as made me feel extremely nauseous. Very disappointed with taste.

25 August 2016