Recently, in the social media and blog world I have noticed the hype about Energybits. I decided to try them out and see for myself why everyone was talking about them.
Energybits are 100% organically grown spirulina algae tabs that have the highest concentration of protein in the world (64%), over 40 nutrients, and are 1 calorie per tab. They are not only suggested for runners, but anyone who is in need of a natural pick-me-up.
Since energybits are said to deliver a steady stream of energy AND they are
all natural and all without sugar, caffeine, and chemicals - I gave them a try before a 5 mile run. I took about 30 bits 10-15 minutes before my run. I didn't notice a huge difference until about the last 2 miles. I felt more energized than I normally do by the end of my run, and I can't help but think the energybits had something to do with it. So, I tried them again, using the rest of my sample tin. This time for an early morning 4 mile run. I ended up setting a PR for my 4 mile time. It wasn't a significant time change, but it worked for me.
The only downside is the bits smell a little 'fishy' - because of the algae. I decided I would just swallow them whole with water, without chewing. That worked for me, and I had no issues with taste or smell after my initial whiff. Remember though, they are bits of food - not pills.
Algae has been used by Olympic athletes for over 50 years, but is still virtually unknown in the USA and Canada. We are the first company to bring algae to national attention as a high protein, high performance snack food for athletes and active consumers.