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Are Caffeine Gummies The Perfect Coffee Substitute?

3 minute read

By Christopher Brown

Key Takeaways

  • What began as a product built for endurance athletes has evolved to serve anyone who needs a boost.
  • Mange your intake and reduce the calorie cost of adding a little caffeine in to your routine.

Few things unite the country like our collective love of caffeine. Over 93 percent of Americans report consuming caffeine, with 75 percent of them consuming at least one serving a day.1 Civilization’s relationship with caffeine began in China around 1000 B.C., and our obsession has only grown.2

Coffee shops are far from the only people peddling caffeine either. There’s a multitude of caffeine consumption options available to those that don’t have the palette or stomach for the roasted stuff. Caffeine gummies deliver a predictable kick of caffeine at a fraction of the cost and prep time.

Today, we’re going to look at the growing trend, and highlight some of the best tasting options on the market today.

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What Are Caffeine Gummies?

A small, cost effective, and dose-controlled alternative to caffeine beverages, caffeine gummies might just be the way of the future. Energy chews aren’t exactly new. They’ve been a favorite of endurance athletes for quite some time.3 There really is a lot to like about these convenient little caffeine delivery systems, so it’s no surprise that they’re all the rage right now.

Caffeine gummies travel well and act fast. The selection is vast too. Buyers are spoiled for choice, with plenty of brands, flavors, and ingredient profiles to choose from. Spend less time waiting in line, and consume less calories per caffeine serving. Or, just keep a package on your desk and tear it open in case of emergency.

Best Caffeine Gummies

Though they may be new to you, caffeine gummies are widely available at most supplement and health food stores. Failing that, you can always put in an order online. To get you started, here are some of the biggest and most popular caffeine gummy brands.

Seattle Gummy Company

The budding American start-up offers chewable gummies across four distinct performance categories including energy, sports, sleep, and wellness. The Seattle Gummy Company’s popular Mocca Shots Energy Gummies pack 200 milligrams of caffeine into a convenient and sugar free package.4Punch’d Energy

Punch’d Energy is an American company that sources its caffeine from green coffee beans and packages it in a sugar-free, 33-calorie gummy. Enjoyed by everyone from athletes to office warriors, Punch’d Energy gummies deliver 100 mg per serving, and are available in a variety of convenient and portable sizes.5 You can order a pack, a box, or a jar of Punch’d gummies on Amazon or directly from the company’s website.

GUMMISHOT

Packs of three fruit flavored GUMMISHOT energy gummies contain 225 milligrams of plant-based caffeine. That’s 75 milligrams per gummy! They’re available in elderberry, tropical, and valencia orange flavors and boast just four grams of sugar and 15 calories per gummy. Each package contains real fruit flavor. Read their stellar customer reviews, and order some of your own from their website.6CLIF BLOKS

CLIF BLOKS are a bite-sized gummy that’s made by the popular energy bar brand and available in a variety of flavors. They’re widely available, and sold in sleeves that contain a total of six chews, or two servings. Each three-gummy serving contains 50 milligrams of caffeine and 100 calories.7

Though these do contain more calories per serving than the other gummies mentioned above, CLIF BLOKS are primarily enjoyed by endurance athletes. Athletes count on the delicious and nutritious soft chews to provide them with a sustained source of energy during long feats of endurance.

Caffeine Safety

Caffeine is a useful tool, and gummies only enhance its usefulness. But it is easy to go overboard by consuming caffeine too late in the day, or consuming too much per day. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 400 milligrams of caffeine per day is considered safe and sustainable. That amounts to roughly four cups of coffee per day.8

Too much caffeine has been linked to increased anxiety levels, and has been shown to negatively impact sleep quality when consumed too late in the day. All things to keep in mind, and be on the lookout for, any time you start increasing your intake of caffeine.

Rise and Shine

It’s too early to say if the recent surge in caffeine gummy popularity is here to stay, or just passing through. It sure is easy to see why so many love them though. They’re convenient, delicious, and save time, money, and calories.

It’s safe to assume that more delicious caffeine gummies are likely to hit the market in the near future too. As more and more customers learn about and experience the incredible convenience of these helpful little treats.

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