Happy Thursday! How are you feeling today, did the week wipe you out yet? It is almost Friday.
Well, if you have been following my blog you know I struggle with my thyroid condition- and my energy levels. I have been seeing a lot of #poweredbybits/ Energybits runners, and I have always wanted to give it a try- but the thought of Algae just sounded like a weird trend. I did try 15 bits from a friend and I got a stomach ache/did not feel anything. So I still I see so many runners and athletes swearing by bits, I REALLY wanted to give it another chance. I mean who does not want a little boost?
Natural – No Chemicals, No Sugar, No stomach distress, 100% organic green algae.
I come from a perspective of LOVING supplements and shakes. I just do, I am not consistent in their use, but I am always sucked into the products. I am ALWAYS struggling with my energy levels with no real pattern, and the nutritionist/ doctors I have been seeing has not really been able to help me.
Recently my little brother who is a health nut ( much healthier than I ) started to get severe allergic reactions to his various products. This SCARED ME. So I started looking into natural running fuels for him. I have not had the allergic reactions he did, but I did really want to find something that would provide him with the nutritional benefits he was seeking, and actually be safe for him.
Energy bits sent me a bunch of educational material with my samples(They must know I LOVE pamphlets and research!) I learned: Energybits are food – not a supplement created in a lab. It is a crop hydroponically grown and harvested. 100% natural. 100% food. They are not magic pills, but they seem to certainly be an amazing super food. This makes a HUGE differences in supplementing workouts, and the body in general. Perfect for a little brother seeming to be allergic to other things. Check out their website for a plethora of info on just how amazing these bits are for you. Here a few of my personal favorite things.
- 100% vegan,raw, NONGMO, Kosher
- No- Caffeine, chemicals, sugar, preservatives, gluten, soy,ok ok- NOTHING artificial!!
- Over 40 vitamins and minerals
- Omega 3 and antioxidants
- 64% protein- ( highest concentration of protein in the world) – Absorbed INSTANTLY ( 2-5 minutes ) in this form unlike other supplements. natural steady energy- no crashing.
This is a comparison of products ( most of which I tried) and as much as I LOVE trying new products, this is one I would feel comfortable having my little ( ok. 19 year old ) brother taking.
Lets get powered by bits!
I swallowed the bits, and fast. I first tried to chew them, and well I might have tried to add them to a salad one day, swallowing is the best method. It is suggested by energybits to swallow them too, as algae is well – algae. Lets put it this way. The smell from inside the tin made my cat go crazy trying to get the tin open. She eats grass daily.
I swallowed them 5-10 bits at a time, with a big glass of water about 15 minutes before I went to the gym. By the time I got to the gym, I was feeling this sense of focus. If you met me, or read my blog – this is something I LACK. While I struggle with energy – if I have not been super good about the timing of my medication for my thyroid I get FOGGY. I also am nutritionally failing. I never take my vitamins and my diet sucks- but looky looky energy bits are giving me vitamins. What a great food for only 1 calorie! I felt amazing! Follow me on my instagram or twitter for pictures of my experience!
The next day I tried bits as a between meal snack. I am a notorious snacker and I never reach for things good for me. Well I do, only if it is ready to go NOW. So energy bits being in a perfect little tin in my purse- Perfecto. I felt full in about 30 minutes, not the full a glass of water would give-but a decent protein base snack to hold you over to the next meal without having a craving 20 minutes later.
Energybits Pros and Cons for me –
- I felt amazingly energized, both in my running workout and strength training.
- I really did have more focus.
- Great protein snack.
- It is 100% natural! *ahem* Paging little brother!
- I get vitamins I am really needing.
- The price around $115
Ok, I know I showed a comparison chart and it shows it really is right on par with other supplements per serving. I am going to fess up: I am
cheap frugal. I do not buy anything unless it is on sale, and I have compared the price to a million other things to ensure I am getting the best deal.
ENERGYbits are only available at ENERGYbits.com and Jonathan (their Brand Manager) has shared with me that he’d be happy to connect anyone with a current ambassador to share a discount on a bag of bits – you can email him at [email protected] for more info.
Things they promise- and I felt in just two days of trying bits.
- Increased Energy
- Increased Mental Focus
- Reduced Fatigue compared to how I normally feel after a workout – it lasted all day.
- Lowered blood pressure. Now I take my blood pressure daily. same times. It was definitely lower on BOTH days I used bits. It also returned to my normal high blood pressure the days I didn’t take bits. I do not know if that is on their brochure- but it should be.
- So so much more I could go on forever. Check out Energybits at ENERGYbits.com or on Twitter for lots more info!
But wait !
Energy bits were amazing! AND- Jonathon the brand manager is AWESOME and is going to provide a sample to one of my lucky readers! Enter below – ( US only ).
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The discounts are great too. I personally went through Theresa over at Neon is my Color as my bits ambassador for ordering my bag o bits.
Disclaimer: I was provided a sample of ENERGYbits free of charge for review. All opinions are solely my own.