We are Run Gum. We launched our product in the summer of 2014 to give people an immediate boost in energy and focus. Since then our revolutionary product has helped fuel and inspire millions of people to run the day and not let the day run them.
Hi, I'm Nick Symmonds, a 2x Olympian and the creator and co-founder of Run Gum.
I formulated Run Gum because I love the energy boosting ingredients found in your favorite energy drinks (caffeine, taurine, and b-vitamins), I just HATED the way I had to consume it... especially before a hard workout and a race.
I needed something lightweight, that could offer a faster absorption time, and leave nothing in my stomach to slow me down.
Now, nine times out of ten, Original Run Gum is perfect. But there are times—like running a marathon, climbing mountains or pulling all-nighters when I needed something stronger.
INTRODUCING EXTRA STRENGTH RUN GUM
Twice the caffeine as original Run Gum in a great tasting Spearmint flavor.
- Twice the Caffeine than our Original Run Gum (Now 100mg per piece)
- Still Zero Calories & Sugar-Free
- ALL NEW Spearmint Flavor
- Two (2) Pieces Per Pack (24 pieces per 12-Pack)
PLUS - Enjoy the benefits associated with chewing gum including enhanced productivity, reduced cognitive errors, greater alertness, and a more positive mood.
Be 100% certain that what our package says is what is actually in the gum. Run Gum is tested under the highest standard of purity testing in the nutraceutical industry. Tested for over 950+ Environmental Contaminants.
Purity Tested™ offers the highest standard of purity testing in the nutritional supplement industry. Developed by Purity Labs out of Portland, Oregon, the Purity Tested protocol calls for testing every raw ingredient used to make Run Gum for more than 950 environmental contaminants.
Once finished, Run Gum is tested for 24 heavy metals, bacteria, yeast, mold and common allergens.
Each packet of Run Gum Extra Strength comes with two (2) pieces each containing 100mg of caffeine. That provides you the caffeine boost of two regular cups of coffee.
Run Gum was founded by 2x Olympian, Nick Symmonds and his coach, Sam Lapray, during their pursuit of championships on the track. Striving to compete at the highest level and win gold medals, they initially created the energy gum for their own consumption, but quickly found themselves letting other athletes use the product. That’s when they knew they were on to something.
Utilizing a team of nutritionists, expert formulators, and coaches, Nick and Sam formulated an energy gum with the elite athlete in mind but created it for anyone On The Run.
They started Run Gum because they believe two simple things: People Matter and Performance Matters. They desire to fuel and inspire busy people to go further, accomplish more, and make the most out of every day.
Chew Gum. Have Energy. Run The Day!
Risks and challenges
So why is a four-year-old energy gum company turning to Kickstarter to launch a new product? We're glad you asked! First of all, we’re still 100% founder owned. Everything that comes out of here is funded out of our own pockets. Launching an extra strength line created its own challenges and required a large investment in product development, ingredients, and packaging costs, as well as forecasting the demand for a product before it has ever sold. As a small company with just seven employees and without outside investment, it can be difficult to fund new products like this that involve a large amount of capital up front.
Fortunately, we are all set and ready to press gum. Extra strength has been field tested. Our manufacturer and packager are ready. We just need your help to turn on the machines!
Product Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, sensitive to caffeine or under the age of 18, consult a healthcare professional before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not give to children under 12 years of age. If any adverse reaction occurs, immediately stop using this product and consult a doctor. Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods, or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasional rapid heart beat.
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