Dietitian Weighs In On Caffeinated Gum

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Here’s something new to chew on: caffeinated gum.

Wrigley will soon be launching a chewing gum with caffeine, said to be aimed at adults only.

“It looks like it’s got about 40 mg of caffeine per piece of gum which is about half the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee,” Katie Elliott, a St. Louis University registered dietician, said. “So, not a lot, but I think people would want to be careful about not getting too much caffeine from other sources and now the gum.”

Elliott says healthy people should not ingest more than 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine a day. If you ingest more than that, it can make you jittery and lead to sleep problems.

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