Established in 1998 by the former gum chemist behind Big League Chew, Hubba Bubba, Bubble Tape, and many more iconic gum products. Military Energy gum and the U.S Military have worked together since 1998 to help stop fatigue-related injuries and deaths. MEG was developed to help soldiers stay alert with a rapid release and easy to carry caffeine supplement. Over the last 30 years, MEG has received over 30 clinical trials from Military Labs, Neuro Researchers, and Multiple Military organizations all over the globe.
The result, MEG has proven to be an effective and efficient tool for addressing the fatigue/sleep deprivation problems that have been causing injuries and deaths among service members. Not only does MEG decrease accidents, but it increases cognitive and physical performance. Clinical studies have proven increased physical and cognitive performance as well as improved marksmanship and overall vigilance under sleep-deprived conditions.
It has been concluded that MEG provides a rapid absorption of caffeine through the oral membrane in the mouth, while also being a lightweight, compact, and convenient vehicle. Today, MEG is available to the public worldwide. One can purchase Military Energy Gum on our website at militaryenergygum.com, on Amazon at www.amazon.com/meg or eBay at www.ebay.com/meg-militaryenergygum.
1998 – Military Energy Gum becomes part of the military fatigue relief research program.
1999 – Program receives $250M budget line item to fund initial research.
2000 – Study is successfully completed showing the oral speed of absorption and effect on alertness and cognitive abilities.
2001 – The Military Committee On Military Research Recommends Military Energy Gum for Military Operations – recommends chewing gum for the speed of absorption and action.
2002 – Completes performance research – statistically significant improvement in simulated war games.
2003 – Successfully completes tolerance studies and low user, high user studies.
2003 – Military Labs completed soldier acceptability study – taste scores low, functionality scores high, will use if available scores high.
2003 – Product was provided for use in Afghanistan and Iraq.
2003 – Canadian Military Service conducts field study – statistically significant improvement in marksmanship upon chewing Military Energy Gum.
2003 – Military Energy Gum is approved for Department of Defense (DOD) catalog to supply every battalion.
2004 – Clinical completed, proving Military Energy Gum enhances physical performance.
2005 – Military Labs approves usage of Military Energy Gum and assignment of the National Stock Number, also recommends procurement by Battalion Commanders.
2009 – Over 4 million packs have gone into Military Rations
2016 – Clinical trials prove MEG improves driving safety
Recommended Safe & Effective By The Committee On Military Nutrition Research
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