What are ENERGYbits, you ask? I spent a couple of hours researching them before I made my request and was happy with what I learned. ENERGYbits are 100% organic spirulina algae tabs. What does that mean? That means ENERGYbits is a raw food - not a supplement! These bits of algae are 100% pure, organically grown and harvested, and certified non GMO. This means that what is going into my body is nothing but clean spirulina algae, which is one of the healthiest, most nutrient dense foods in the world. Or, as Dr. Oz calls them, "A true miracle from the sea".
Nutritional highlights of Spirulina (from the ENERGYbits site):
- Provides 12 times the amount of bio-available protein as steak
- Is composed of 60%-64% protein compared to meat (27%) or soy (34%)
- More beta carotene than any other whole food
- 58 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 to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure
When first opening the canister I noticed a distinct, almost fishy, smell. (Which oddly, I no longer notice.) I didn’t go straight for the recommended serving of 30 because I am always afraid of how my stomach will react. I started off with 15 tabs in the morning, did my Insanity workout for about 45 minutes, refueled with water and took off on an 8.5 mile slow walk/run. I felt great during all 8.5 miles despite the fact that I had already worked out that morning. When I got home I had a protein shake and followed that with another 15 bits. Typically, after that much exercise, I am really hungry. But later in the day I realized that I hadn’t really had any solid food and wasn’t starved or tired. Hmm, I thought. Maybe there is something to this...
In November I worked/worked out for 13 days straight without a day off. I used the ENERGYbits (in small doses because I only had the samples) the entire month. In December I took the ENERGYbits with me to Hawaii where I enjoyed a lot of running, swimming and surfing and twice as much drinking. No hangovers, no dragging. I ran my fastest 5K ever the first weekend home from vacation. I kept using the samples throughout December until I ran out. I immediately ordered a bag and threw it in my suitcase before I set off to run the Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Walt Disney World Full Marathon back to back. Then I flew back to California, worked 4 days straight around the clock, boarded another plane, ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland and flew back home where I have been surrounded by sick co-workers ever since.
Do I think ENERGYbits have made a difference? Yes! I think without them I would not have survived the last few months injury and illness free. I am able to put in the exhausting days and nights at work & at home without feeling completely wiped out. I was able to put my body through an intense amount of running - more than ever in my life - while under an extreme amount of stress without any issues. (Note: I had 15 -30 on an average day. I had 2 servings of 25 - 30 on race days: one serving before and one serving after each race.)
In January, ENERGYbits made me an official brand ambassador & now I'm #PoweredByBits! I’m excited to be able to share a 15% discount with you. You can choose any of the below bits they offer and enter my name (jindy) at check-out for your discount. Stay tuned for a give away!
- RECOVERYbits® are 100% Chlorella algae
- ENERGYbits® are 100% Spirulina algae
- VITALITYbits® are 50% Chlorella algae and 50% Spirulina algae
- SKINNYbits® are 100% Spirulina algae