Design, formulation and evaluation of caffeine chewing gum.
Summary of "Design, formulation and evaluation of caffeine chewing gum."
Caffeine which exists in drinks such as coffee as well as in drug dosage forms in the global market is among the materials that increase alertness and decrease fatigue. Compared to other forms of caffeine, caffeine gum can create faster and more prominent effects. In this study, the main goal is to design a new formulation of caffeine gum with desirable taste and assess its physicochemical properties.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Advanced biomedical research
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24223387
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2277-9175.115806
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