My runs were #poweredbybits: ENERGYbits Review and Giveaway

About a month ago I was contacted by my friend Jonathan over at ENERGYbits and he asked me to check out their ENERGYbits.  For those of you who know me, you know I don’t take any supplements besides my daily vitamin.  I’m a firm believer that to be in good health you need to eat well and exercise.  There are no shakes, potions, pills, powders or fad diets that will give you long-term results.

ENERGYbits® algae tabs are your answer for raw energy and health. All naturally too. With just one calorie per tab, ENERGYbits® will stop your cravings, slay your hunger and give you a steady stream of energy all day or night. They may even make you want to leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but we think that’s best left to the guys in the red capes and blue tights.  Remarkably, our ENERGYbits® have just one ingredient, spirulina algae which is a super hero in the world of super foods. (source)

ENERGYbits are best used for:

  • Increasing Energy
  • Increasing Endurance
  • Increasing Mental Vitality
  • High Protein Snack
  • Curbing Hunger
  • Meal Replacement
  • Balancing Blood Sugar
  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Reducing Fatigue

I spent some time talking to others and doing some research about spirulina algae and here is what I found.  Spirulina alga or blue – green algae are commonly found in marine or saltwater. Unlike other algae, the spirulina alga has a spiral shape that is similar to cyanobacteria. According to webmd.com, the blue-green algae are used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. They are also used for weight loss, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hayfever, diabetes, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and other women’s health issues. Spirulina is part of a plant-based food diet.  It’s natural and can be considered part of whole food diet. If you are unsure, like I was, do some research.  I find that reading up on things and talking to others, always helps me make informed decisions.

So, when I first opened my package of bits of was mortified with the smell.  There was NO way I was going to chew the recommended does of 30 of these suckers!  It smelled like a fishy pond!  Plus, 30 seemed like a ton!  So, I swallowed 15 of them.  I’m nowhere near the height and size of your standard athelete, so I figured cutting the dose it 1/2 would be good and a good test run for me.

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So, how did I feel?  Well, I felt pretty darn AMAZING.  I paced 5 miles at just over 8 minutes a mile.  I was alert and at the end of the run I felt incredible!  I’ve used the bits a few more times and each time I have felt amazing.  On my weekend long run I swallowed 20 of them and felt fantastic for 8 blissful miles!  I think 20 might be my magic number. I’m not sure if it’s the placebo effect or that ENERGYbits are working, but I am definitely going to try more. Who are ENERGYbits for? Want to try a sample pack and see what you think? I’d love to hear your feedback.  The folks over at ENERGYbits want you to try them as well!  Enter below for your chance to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway I’m still looking for my Fruit Bliss and Albion Fit Winners.  If no one claims by Thursday, I will draw new names.

Also, don’t forget about the massive Spring into Fitness group giveaway going on here!  Oh, stop back tomorrow for another special edition of WIAW with another healthy snack giveaway!

Disclosure: I received these bits from ENERGYbits.   It was my decision to do this review for them and all opinions expressed are on my own. 

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31 Responses to My runs were #poweredbybits: ENERGYbits Review and Giveaway

  1. Lisa Jones says:

    I’ve been wanting to try them as I’ve seen alot of positive feedback. The only turnoff is that whole algae thing but I’m definitely going to give them a whirl. I just asked them to send me a sample yesterday so we’ll see how it goes!

  2. Mare says:

    Haven’t tried Energy Bits, but I sure want to! I keep hearing good things about them. Thanks for the heads up about the algae/fish smell . Silly me thought they were chocolate flavored ! Ha! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  3. Jen says:

    Tried them once and they gave me a little boost but think I needed to take more.
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  4. Gina says:

    Haven’t tried these but am definitely interested in trying out new things, especially if it could boost my energy level!
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  5. I have never tried these, however, I have studied quite a bit about the health benefits of algae and sea vegetables in general. It does sounds like an excellent thing to include in your diet!
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  6. Dyanna says:

    These might be perfect! I’ve hit a wall in triathlon training (specifically the energy to run after a swim or bike!

  7. I love the boost I get from them & need them for the upcoming 1/2 marathon! I’d like to win!
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  8. Jennifer says:

    I haven’t tried them but I think that they might be just the thing for me! Would love to try these!!! 🙂

  9. Nori Sciambi says:

    I haven’t tried them myself, but I have heard so many good things about them!

  10. Mecca says:

    I’m eager to try them. I have a sample to review right now but I love them and would try them again. 🙂

  11. Mecca says:

    I have a sample to review right now and hope they get me PRing. I would try them again of course. 🙂

  12. I have always wanted to try it, since I ran into EnergyBits through a few TweetChats, I just don’t have the funds.

    BTW, I love the way your Blog looks! It is so clean and pretty!
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  13. AK Stout says:

    Have not tried them yet, but want to!

  14. Lauren Anderson Thomas says:

    I haven’t tried them yet either…but they have piqued my interest! Especially for long runs or skate skis!

  15. Karen :0) says:

    I have not tried Energy Bits but am very intrigued! Love the idea behind this product!

  16. Wendy M says:

    I totally want to try these!!

  17. Shannon W says:

    I haven’t tried them but I have wanted too! I have heard so many great things about them.
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  18. Jordan D says:

    I’ve never tried energy bits but they sound like a great supplement, especially for early morning workouts before I eat breakfast or evening workouts after work before dinner.

  19. I need more ENERGYbits
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  20. Keri R says:

    I haven’t tried these of yet but I certainly could use the increased energy and reduced fatigue with my workouts & chasing my 4 kids. 😉

  21. Arlinda says:

    I’ve heard about it and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and I can’t wait to try them.

  22. Dawn Rushing says:

    I haven’t tried them but I’ve been really wanting to.

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  24. Well you have convinced me to try them! Would love a sample! Besides the smell, do they have a bad taste?
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