Hello friends! So, as you know I’ve been doing a bit of running lately – reaching my goals and setting new ones. What I may not have told you is that before these long runs, I took something called Energy Bits.
Now, at the sight of the name ‘energy’ you might assume that it has caffeine in it – and like most caffeine products, has a rush and a crash. Wrong! Energy bits are made of 100% organically grown spirulina algae.
Yes, that’s right – algae like the stuff that grows in ponds and lakes (clearly I didn’t pay much attention in biology). It’s known to be the most nutrient-dencse food in the world – having the highest concentration of protein, chlorophyll, beta carotene, antioxidants, and vitamins. Just one serving of Energy bits has 3 times the amount of protein in a steak.
Some of its health benefits include:
- Increased energy
- Reduced blood pressure
- Prevents muscle inflammation (omega-3)
- Prevents fatigue (iron)
- Replenish mineral imbalances (electrolytes)
- Build immune system (chlorophyll)
They have over 40 nutrients and are just 1 calorie per tab, with a recommended serving of 20-30 tabs. Spirulina is a nitrogen-based algae, and since nitric oxide opens up your blood vessels, it supplies a steady, natural flow of oxygen and nourishment to your brain and body. (That’s why they’re such a good pick-me-up)
A little history lesson..
Algae was first introduced to Asia and Japan during WW II by the American government to prevent mass starvation. The Japanese loved its protein and nutrient profile so much that they then spent a decade learning how to grow it for mass consumption and it is now a multibillion dollar industry in that country. They add it to virtually everything because it fortifies it with protein, omega-3, and antioxidants.
Algae has been sold in the USA for 50 years, but not well. That’s why the awareness of algae is so small – only some olympic athletes or elite groups like NASA are aware of it and its benefits. It is safe to use and is not a supplement. It is a crop!! It is not made in a lab – it is grown and harvested.
Energy bits contain NO banned substanves or any other additional ingredients. They are great for anybody, whether you are active or not.
I took energy bits twice so far – a full serving before my first 5 mile run, and a half a serving yesterday for my second 5 mile run. My muscles didn’t feel as fatigued as they usually do, and I drank less water than I thought I would need – since I usually get really thirsty by the third mile, and that always slows me down/makes me want to stop. I truly do feel a difference in my energy level through these long runs, and I can’t wait to use Energy Bits again for my next run!
- They have a very green smell and taste – so take them like a pill, don’t chew them!!
- They are a little pricy, but for people who want a natural source of energy that won’t wreck their body, it’s definitely worth it.
Not only was the company kind enough to send me a sample to review, but they’re also allowing me to do a…. (drum roll please)
Here’s the rafflecopter:
- I’m officially #PoweredbyBits (irunonwater.net)
- EnergyBits Review (ourpersonalrecords.wordpress.com)
- ENERGYbits and Me: Part, the First (irunonwater.net)
- Week 8: Recipe – Spirulina Smoothie (clairerobbie.com)
- Spirulina Balls – Superfood! (malaigao.wordpress.com)