Have you heard of ENERGYbits? I have known about them for a few months now and finally decided to give them a try. I got them last Thursday and couldn’t wait to see what they were all about!
Since becoming focused on my overall health (not just being skinny!) but strong and eating better, and since starting my training to become a fitness coach I am super interested in products, foods…that are good for our bodies. We need to treat out bodies right – inside and out if we want to live long, happy, healthy, STRONG lives. I don’t know about you, but I want to be able to be RUNNING (not just walking) when I am in my 80’s, 90’s…I don’t want to be on a ton of medications. I don’t want heart disease, diabetes or other health issues.
This is why when I went to the Energybits website and read the following I knew I had to try their product:
“It all began when we learned that 97% of chronic illnesses in America were being caused by nutritional deficiencies. We felt we had to do something! Not only are these nutritional deficiencies making us sick, so are the toxins in our food, water, air, and well everything. These toxins accumulate every day in your body and if you don’t have the right nutrition, your poor little immune system isn’t strong enough to get rid of them. Over the last thirty years, most of us have been experiencing deteriorating health, lower energy, more weight gain, more chronic illness and more depression. And it’s getting worse. Young people are now getting illnesses that used to be found only in the elderly. Even teenagers are now being diagnosed with high blood pressure, heart disease and worse, cancer.
We decided this was not only unacceptable but frightening. It doesn’t have to be this way. Your body and your immune system can and should be strong all of your life. Your grandparents probably lived healthy, active lives well into their 90’s and you should too. But in North America we live a fast paced life and don’t have time to cook or learn how to eat healthy. Eating processed or fast foods have become our way of life. But it’s not healthy. So we decided to find a solution for you. We knew it had to be fast, simple and super easy. We also knew it had to give you all the greens, protein, vitamins and minerals you need each day, recharge your immune system, remove toxins, supercharge your energy and give you back your health. Say hello to your new best friend. Algae!” – ernergybits.com About Us.
My cat was pretty excited too!
Not only do you get 2 samples of Energybits, they also give you a bunch of information about their product. And just to give you an idea about the nutritional benefits of algae:
Nutritional highlights of Spirulina:
Ten times the amount of bio-available protein as steak
Contains 64% protein compared to meat (22%)
More beta carotene than carrots
48 times more iron than raw spinach
12 times more iron than beef liver
Richest source of antioxidants – necessary for health, and anti-aging
Richest source of vitamin A (which helps your eyesight)
Richest plant source of GLA (an Essential Fatty Acid similar to Omega 3)
When it was time for me to try these bits I was surprised I would be taking 30 tablets. I hate taking pills (which these are not, they are tablets of food) but it was still not too easy for me to do. They also smell just like fish food. Gross. However, if you swallow 4-5 at a time with some water and DON’T chew them you can’t even taste them. I was also worried I’d be burping up fish burps…but don’t worry. That’s not a problem either 🙂
What I think:
I first took the bits before a 5 mile training run. I felt energized and my run was strong. I also want to mention I ran after work, which usually means I am tired and my runs don’t feel strong – I work at a veterinary hospital so I am on my feet ALL day. The second time I tried them was before my race yesterday. Once again, I had the issue of not wanting to eat anything before my race. I choked down about half of a trail mix bar and took 30 energy bits. Now I am not saying that is the proper way to fuel before a race, but for me the Energybits seemed to really work. Considering I didn’t eat much before my race I finished my 10 miler in 1:22:40 – about an 8:15ish pace. I even got a new 10k PR of 50:39.
I am going to be ordering more and see if they continue to help my runs/workouts. I will also be taking them to work as quick snacks on the go. So far so good, but I am still trying them out. If you want to try Energybits out too leave a comment and I will pick a random winner. Winner will be announced by the end of the week! If you don’t want to wait to win some bits go ahead and contact Jonathan Levitt —->