I thought I would start the first entry in the Think Gum Blog by talking about who I am, what Think Gum is and what the Think Gum Blog is all about.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Matt Davidson, I am a 25 year old scientist and entrepreneur. I founded Think Gum LLC in 2007 after learning about how chewing gum could improve memory and how different aromas could positively impact memory and cognition. At the time I was a senior at UC Berkeley and was chewing my own blend of peppermint chewing gum and freshly picked rosemary. I found that the gum helped me focus while studying and recall more of what I was trying to learn. Soon after graduating, I looked into bringing a “Brain-Boosting Chewing Gum” to market. My friends and family thought it was a great idea and nothing like it existed, so I went for it. Now, two years later over a million pieces of gum have been chewed and I have numerous e-mails from people telling me that Think Gum has helped them out.
I should mention that in addition to running Think Gum LLC, I am also a PhD student in the Biosceinces at Stanford. I am doing my thesis research on cancer immunotherapy which is basically how your own immune system can be tweaked to fight cancer. I love science, and my scientific approach is one of the key reasons why Think Gum has been successful. While formulating Think Gum, I made sure that there was adequate evidence to support the use of all of the ingredients in Think Gum and that these ingredients would be in a bioavailable form and that each piece of gum would have enough of each of these ingredients so that they would have a beneficial effect.
If you somehow stumbled onto the blog without hearing about Think Gum, I will give you a brief description. Think Gum is sugar-free caffeinated gum that contains a proprietary blend of herbal ingredients designed to improve memory and concentration. The gum tastes like peppermint gum with a green-tea/herbal kick. You can read all about how and why Think Gum works here.
I started this blog as a place to talk about interesting news, findings and ideas as they relate to memory, concentration and general cognitive improvement. My plan is to post things like brain-teasers, new research and findings and tips and tricks that can be used to get most out of your education and brighten your mind!