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|October 8, 2012||Posted by Running at Disney under Product Reviews|
One of my first opportunities to work with a brand as a FitFluential Ambassador was with ENERGYbits. I had never heard of this product before, but I was very intrigued. A 100% all-natural product that claims to increase energy and endurance? Well that sounds great!
ENERGYbits are made of spirulina algae and 40 other nutrients. Each tab has the highest concentration of protein in the world. At the present time, the are 4 types of energybits. The original ENERGYbits are made with 100% spirulina and claim to increase energy and endurance, boots alertness and lower blood pressure. These are best to use before athletic activities or anytime you feel fatigued.
SKINNYbits are also 100% spirulina, but are used for weight loss and aides in stopping hunger and fatigue. These should be taken before meals to reduce hunger or as a complete meal or snack replacement.
RECOVERYbits are made with 100% chlorella, which is a strain of spirulina grown in fresh water. These bits are used to pump up the immune system because of their high level of oxygen. These prevent hangovers (score!) and colds, improve digestion and helps with detox. These are to be taken after a night a drinking or every morning to prevent cold. Duel purpose…interesting.
And finally, there are VITALITYbits which are 50% spirulina and 50% chlorella. This mixture can be used for overall wellness, longevity and improved health.
All bits are best taken on an empty stomach for maximum effect. The daily recommended amounts for the best results are a minimum of 30 bits and a maximum of 300…that’s A LOT of bits!
I received a trial of the original ENERGYbits that I was excited to try for my next training run. I took 30 bits about 45 minutes before before my 5 mile training run on a very hot and humid day here in the Northeast. I can’t say that I felt a giant burst of energy after taking the bits, but I did notice a sustained energy though out the run when in similar conditions I would’ve been been lacking energy.
The reason why these small bits of algae are good for athletes is because they provide a high concentration of protein that we need to perform at our peak efficiencies. This protein is in the form of amino acid, which quickly converts into glucose giving us the same energy boost that sugar or caffeine would. Cool right?!
So now I know you want to try these out for yourself! Well the great folks over at ENERGYbits will give one of YOU a free sample! Here’s what you have to do:
Mandatory Entry (Good for 2 entries!)
- Leave a comment below telling me why you want to try ENERGYbits.
- Like Running at Disney on Facebook
- Follow Running at Disney on Twitter
- Like ENERGYbits on Facebook
- Follow ENERGYbits on Twitter
- Tweet about this giveaway and mention @RunningAtDisney and @ENERGYbits
So you have 7 chances to win! Entries will be accepted until 12:01 am on Sunday, October 14th and the winner will be announced in next week’s RAD Reads & Weekly Review! Good luck 🙂
Full Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from ENERGYbits and did not receive any compensation for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.