I was recently sent a new product called ENERGYbits to review. I had been seeing their presence on twitter during #RunChat and other chats. I didn’t really know what it was all about. I immediately thought it was something like a 5 Hour Energy type of product. Not my thing. But then I learned that it is 100% organic
spirulina algae. Nothing else. No added anything. Sounds interesting, right?
So what does algae and more specifically ENERGYbits do for the body? It’s more like what doesn’t it do!
- One handful of ENERGYbits provides all the nutrition and protein (3x more than steak) an adult needs in a day
- Boosts energy
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
- Balances blood sugar
- Reduces anemia
- Helps curb hunger
- Helps to correct brain related disorders
- Helps with depression
- 64% protein which is the highest concentration in the world
- Highest concentration of antioxidants and beta carotene in the world
- Second highest concentration of Omega 3’s
- Contains 40 vitamins and minerals
ENERGYbits is not a supplement. It is actually a food. It’s grown, harvested then air dried. It’s then packed into little bits that you swallow or chew.
My first try of ENERGYbits was prior to an early morning bike ride. You all know I’m a morning person so I really wasn’t low on energy. As I opened the container, I immediately smelled the “fishy” smell. If you’ve had sushi or any kind of seaweed snack, you know what I’m talking about. It’s recommended to chew the bits but I didn’t think I could handle that on an empty stomach so I swallowed about 30 whole bits (the recommended optimal amount). I did about 14 miles that morning but I can’t really say I noticed any changes in my energy levels during the ride or throughout the day.
My second try was on another early morning workout but prior to a run. I was feeling my usual self. I didn’t really notice any difference during that workout either. It may be because I was so angry with my body/knee still hurting that I was too focused on that to notice a difference.
My third attempt was prior to an early morning yoga session followed by a bike ride. I was dragging my butt out of my bed that morning. I’m NOT liking how dark it is in the morning now! As I struggled through my first few poses I slowly started to feel more energy and alert. By the end of the yoga session I was wide awake and tackled the bike with no problem. Maybe it was the ENERGYbits or just my body was slow in waking up that day.
So I can’t really confirm I felt a huge difference in taking ENERGYbits. Maybe I just am not a good judge. I’m someone who doesn’t even notice if caffeine effects me. I think I might have noticed more of a difference if I took it before a workout session after work. That’s usually when I really could use the energy burst.
My final thought: I don’t believe in supplements to provide energy so I really like that ENERGYbits is an actual food. However, I didn’t really see a remarkable change to make me think I need to start using ENERGYbits daily.
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Question of the Day
Have you tried ENERGYbits before? What did you think?
FYI – I was sent ENERGYbits free of charge to try and review. My opinion is my own. I was not compensated for this review.