Have you read about ENERGYbits? ENERGYbits are tablets of spirulina algae used a fuel source by runners and other athletes. ENERGYbits do not contain sugar, caffeine, gluten, additives, animal products, chemicals or fillers. I’d seen ENERGYbits pop up on other blogs as a favorite fuel choice of runners and was intrigued when offered the opportunity to sample and review ENERGYbits.
Here’s a handy fuel comparison chart provided to me by the folks at ENERGYbits:
I received a travel tin of ENERGYbits containing approximately 70 ENERGYbits. Since the suggested serving size is 20-30 bits and I have a pretty sensitive stomach, I tried 20 bits at a time.
What I liked: I really like that ENERGYbits do not contain sugar, caffeine, gluten, additives, animal products, chemicals or fillers. My body performs best with natural fuel sources but it’s difficult to find products that do not contain artificial ingredients. As I mentioned, my stomach is pretty sensitive and I did not have any stomach issues after eating the bits.
What I didn’t like: I did not notice a big difference in my energy level when using the ENERGYbits before a workout. I might have had more success if I’d tried taking 30 bits before exercising but 30 bits felt like a large number to swallow prior to a run. Additionally, the price ($115 for 33 servings) is a bit cost prohibitive for me.
Ultimately, ENERGYbits did not make a big difference in my workout but as I mentioned, it may have been due to the amount I ate before exercising. Even though they didn’t work for me, they are very popular and are the fuel source of choice for many people.
I’d love to hear what you think of ENERGYbits and how they work for you! The folks at ENERGYbits have kindly offered to provide one reader with an opportunity to try ENERGYbits! If you are interested, please enter the giveaway using Rafflecopter below: (The giveaway is limited to U.S. residents).
Also, if you are interested in trying ENERGYbits but don’t want to wait until the giveaway results are announced, you may receive 10% off your order from ENERGYbits.com by using the word “BLOG” in the coupon box. ENERGYbits are only available at ENERGYbits.com, and Jonathan (their Community Manager) has let me know that he’d be happy to share more info on their sample program – you can email him at email@example.com.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of ENERGYbits to try and review on my blog. All opinions are my own.