Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen became friends while at the University of California. They both have always had busy lives. Kent has competed internationally in Muay Thai (Thai boxing), trained the Japanese Olympic Judo team and the Imperial Palace’s guards, is a muralist for the city of Los Angeles, an illustrator of children books and earned a degree in cognitive science-neuroscience. Ryan has a second degree black belt in Kendo, was captain of the cross country and track teams, trained with the US Paralympic team, invests in businesses dedicated to healthful eating and earned a degree in chemistry and management science-economics.
But they wanted to do more. They wanted to challenge their minds as well as their bodies, and to do that, they wanted clean, balanced energy. They did not trust questionable supplements or energy drinks. So they founded Neuro and developed nootropic gum and mints formulated to benefit overall mental performance: Energy & Focus when you need a boost and Calm & Clarity when you need to chill out some.
Energy & Focus contains
- Natural caffeine provides a smooth boost in energy and alertness.
- L-theanine from green tea neutralizes the negative effects of caffeine, improves focus and attention span and reduces stress.
- Vitamin B6 encourages the body’s production of serotonin and norepinephrine which improve our mood and reduce the symptoms of depression.
- Vitamin B12 gives us energy by converting the food we eat into glucose, supports production of red blood cells and relieves fatigue.
Calm & Clarity contains
- GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) calms down the nervous system (and, therefore, your nerves) and reduces anxiety.
- Vitamin D3 aids in the production of serotonin to keep your mood on an even keel.
- L-theanine both relaxes and improves cognitive performance.
All ingredients are sustainable, high quality and GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) per the FDA, and the gum and mints are made in FDA-approved labs, each batch diligently inspected for quality and consistency. They are also vegan, non-GMO, and free of gluten, aspartame and sugar. Unlike other energy supplements, there is no fear of that sugar crash or energy drink jitters. All this and they taste good, freshen your breath and only two calories per piece!
Neuro’s patented cold-compressed gum, unlike heat-extruded gum, introduces the ingredients into the blood stream and effectively activates them five time faster than drinking coffee or energy drinks. In addition, absorbing ingredients through the mucous membranes in the mouth is more efficient than digesting them.
Kent and Ryan give 1% of everything back—funds for worthy causes, products to non-profits, and their time to community endeavors.