Monday, September 9, 2013

Energybits review - FINALLY

Quite some time ago I entered a giveaway to try a new fueling option called Energybits.  I did not win but I was contacted by them to try them and do a review and giveaway.  As you all know I have been a bad blogger recently but I am FINALLY doing it!!!



As most of you know I have bad stomach issues when running.  (I am actually not running right now because I should not be far from the bathroom BOO)  Because of this I feel like I have a harder time with my longer runs.  I can sometimes use GU or something like that if I am doing a night run and I eat well all day.

So when I read what is in the energybits I was intrigued.  I hate vegetables and I know I do not get enough greens in my diet and these are very green LOL

So do you want to try Energybits?  They have been very generous to offer a trial to one of my readers.  Please enter the rafflecopter below.  A winner will be chosen before I leave for Philly for the half marathon.





Ok so first let me give you the specifics from the makers of Energybits.

Made from 100% organicallly grown spirulina algae and loaded with 40 nutrients, ENERGYbits® algae tabs have the highest concentration of protein in the world (64%) all for just one calorie per tab. Endorsed by the United Nations as the most nutritious food on earth, spirulina algae has been a favorite of Olympic gold medalists for decades and is a super food in every sense of the word, delivering instant and enduring energy to your brain and body.






Why Use ENERGYbits?
According to their website, ENERGYbits can be used for:
Increasing Energy
Increasing Endurance
Increasing Mental Vitality
High Protein Snack
Curbing Hunger
Meal Replacement
Balancing Blood Sugar
Lowering Blood Pressure
Reducing Fatigue  

ENERGYbits Health Benefits
Helps improve physical energy
Helps improve endurance
Helps reduce fatigue
Helps speed athletic recovery
Helps healing from brain concussions and reduces brain fog
Helps build muscle
Helps improve mental focus and clarity
Helps reduce anemia
Helps reduce blood pressure
Helps reduce cholesterol
Helps balance blood sugar
Provides natural nitric oxide
Provides most daily nutritional needs, especially greens
Provides high quality protein and nutrition on the run or on the road
Helps fight free radicals with high concentration of antioxidants
Helps balances all body functions – is 100% alkaline
Helps improve skin, hair, nails, bones and eye health
Helps build healthy blood, cell tissue and muscle
Helps improve mood
Helps remove hunger
Raw food, great for vegans or those who hate greens
Safe nutrition for anyone of any age, from children to seniors

Ok so now for my opinions.......

When I first got them I opened the little tin and stuck my nose in....um to be honest it smelled like my fishtank.  I was actually OK with that because I knew they were swallowed like pills.  I just needed to wait for the best time to try them out.  I knew when that would be.  The final race of the summer series.  It was a 5 miler and at night so I was less worried about my belly.  About 15 minutes before we started I swallowed the 30 tablets.  I won't like I did gag a bit because I did taste the "green".  Another swig of water and I was fine.  Now my training has been lacking to say the least and when I have run I would do a 4min run/1min walk ratio.  I decided to push it and try a 9min run/1min walk ratio.  And you know I was able to hold that for the full 5 miles!!  It was hot and humid and yet it was not easy but I was able to hold that and I tied my 5 mile PR time which I had not been able to get to in over a year.  I was thrilled!!

I tried them again on a training run and was happy to last longer than I had been for awhile so I came home to buy some.  Now yes they are quite expensive but you get over 30 servings in the bag.  I did get an additional 20% off by using the discount code from my friends blog since she is an ambassador for the product.


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9 comments:

  1. Right now I fuel with Power Bar chews and Power Bar gels, plus Powerade or Gatorade. I had no idea you swallowed them!

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    1. It sounds like you fuel with a lot of processed items. I'd be curious to see if there's a difference in your energy level and recovery if you fueled with all natural sources, like nuts, dried fruit, coconut water, acorn squash, etc.

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  2. I remember trying a half a serving and not feeling anything. Maybe I should try it again, this time using the whole serving. I will, should I win !

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    1. Since ENERGYbits are just a veggie, you do need the full serving to have an impact - it's just like a handful of nuts or raisins in that regard. That being said, since it's just a veggie there's no caffeine or sugar, so instead of a surge of energy, it's more of a fatigue reducing boost :)

      Feel free to reach out to me at jlevitt@energybits.com :)

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  3. hmmm, sounds interesting- would love to try these out

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  4. I have tried them and think they give me more energy, but I think they are a bit pricey considering the serving size.

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    1. I agree, I did buy a bag but a friend of mine had a 20% off code.....

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