Feb 18, 2014

Posted by Jo W. in , , , | 2/18/2014
I had the opportunity to sample some Energybits, a spirulina tablet, way back in November (I know, this review is long overdue). I've heard about them from other bloggers, and I was curious to test them out. Energybits was generous enough to give me a sample to see how I would like it!

I got a cute, portable little canister of energybits with about 70 tablets.

What are Energybits?

The little green tablets are about the size of a small lentil, and are easy to swallow. They are 100% spirulina, a type of blue-green algae that contains over 40 nutrients and have the highest concentration of protein (64% is pure protein). They are only 1 calorie each, so you eat about 30 tablets before exercising with a little water. I would not recommend chewing them because they taste pretty "green" and would probably get stuck in your teeth. Swallowing them is way faster.

Basically, Energybits is an extremely concentrated form of protein and nutrients that will help give you a boost of energy! It's 100% natural, made with just one ingredient.

My Experience using Energybits

Let me start off by saying that I don't usually take supplements or performance-enhancing substances, nor do I drink energy drinks. I believe in nourishing myself with real, whole foods and I chose to try Energybits because they align with my food philosophy.

After I received my sample, I planned on eating them right before my 10K Turkey Chase. I know it was kind of risky to eat something new on race day, but I was really curious whether they would help. About half an hour before the start, I popped about 35 tablets in my mouth with a few swigs of water. I had eaten a breakfast of coffee and toast about two hours before the race, so I wasn't running completely on Energybits (I can't NOT eat breakfast before a race).

The tablets did not upset my stomach at all since they are very easily digested. I started the race strong and overall felt pretty good. I was pushing myself pretty hard in this race, and was able to give a final strong kick in the last half mile. I finished with a 4 minute PR from the previous year!

Although there are other factors attributing to my successful race, I think that the Energybits helped me sustain my energy throughout the race. When I am running hard, I sometimes get that really lightheaded, weak feeling when I am running out of energy. I think the Energybits helped to stave off that drop in energy during my 10K.

What surprised me the most was that after the race, I was not hungry at all. I guzzled down some low-cal Gatorade and water, but didn't feel like eating anything else. Since it was Thanksgiving day, I went home after the race and showered before starting to cook the Thanksgiving meal. Although I ran a hard race, I didn't feel ravenous afterwards like I usually do, and didn't eat a real meal until we sat down to feast around 4pm!

Want to try Energybits?

Energybits has generously offered to give away a sample to one of my readers! Enter to win below and leave a comment on how you will use Energybits?

Can't wait to try them? Energybits are only available at ENERGYbits.com and Jonathan (their brand manager) has shared with me that he's be happy to connect anyone with a current ambassador to share a discount on a bag of bits- you can email him at jlevitt@energybits.com

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