I first found out about ENERGYbits while on Twitter one day. I was contacted by ENERGYbits, when they asked how my training was going. I appreciated the reach out and started to inquire about the bits! Well come to find out, the company is actually based in Boston, close to where I live. I got in touch with their Brand Manager and they offered to send me a sample. Prior to trying the bits, I had seen quite a few athletes whom I follow, posting how they are “powered by bits”… I was curious and looked forward to trying them out for myself.
Here is a little information on ENERGYbits:
ENERGYbits is a new Boston based sports nutrition company. Our “bits” are rapidly becoming the fuel of choice for athletes and people looking to lead active lifestyles. ENERGYbits have the highest concentration of protein in the world and deliver a steady stream of energy, all naturally and all without sugar, caffeine, chemicals or stomach distress. Even better, ENERGYbits are the only protein in the world that also contain natural antioxidants and Omega 3 which reduce muscle inflammation, iron which prevents fatigue, chlorophyll which builds the immune system and electrolytes which replenish mineral imbalances, all for just one calorie per tab. No other protein offers all this.
ENERGYbits are 100% spirulina algae and are 100% non GMO. Algae is FOOD, it is NOT a pill or a supplement.
When I received the bits in the mail, I will be honest; at first I was hesitant to try them. I had read a lot about spirulina, in general, but had never really tried it before, except in a smoothie. The directions said in order to get the optimal result from the bits, I needed to swallow 30-40 bits (not recommended to chew them due to taste) 15-20 minutes before my workout. 30 bits?!? Seemed like a lot to me, but I was willing to try! The day I tried the bits was a perfect trial session. I had gone for a long run in the morning, and knew I needed to ride my bike and go for another short run in the afternoon (i.e. a brick workout). It was the afternoon and I was feeling tired from my morning run… I was debating what to eat for my afternoon training session…then I remembered that I had my ENERGYbits! It was perfect because I didn’t feel like eating a big meal or snack, but needed extra energy. I eat so many bars, gels, etc.. .it was nice to try something different for a change!
The one thing I had a difficult time with at first, but swallowing 30 total bits. I started with one at a time.. then would swallow two at a time… it was also a lot of water to take them down, and for a moment I felt bloated. Once I got all 30 bits down, I felt fine after a few minutes. It wasn’t bad at all! It was time to get on my bike and see if these actually worked. After a few minutes on the bike, I am happy to report that I did notice that I had an increase in energy and awareness. I rode my bike for an hour, and then went outside for a 30 minute run. I felt that the bits gave me the energy for both the bike and the run. Once I finished everything, I didn’t even feel depleted, instead I felt really good!
In summary, I would try bits again. I really like the concept and would like to incorporate them into my everyday workouts. As someone who has a sensitive stomach, and doesn’t always do well with food right before working out, ENERGYbits are the perfect alternative for me. ENERGYbits have an insane amount of benefits, see chart below.
If you are interested in trying bits, the first person to respond to this post will get a free sample of bits! Let me know and I can hook you up! 🙂
* Disclaimer –ENERGYbits provided me with a free sample in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.