Energy Bits Review

In December I was given the opportunity to try and review Energy Bits. As a runner, I am always interested in learning more about fueling sources, especially all natural ones! The concept of these little tablets intrigued me… Spirulina Algae. No additives? No caffeine? And these little things will give me energy? Definitely worth exploring! This little container of goodness soon arrived at my doorstep:

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It does say you can either swallow them or chew them. I will be honest, the initial thought that came to mind when I smelled them (yes, I smelled them) was fish food. Yes, I know, they are algae… but, that thought didn’t create a huge desire to chew them, so, I swallowed them. Sorry that I cannot tell you how they actually taste if chewed.

Well, I took some before a spin class after a long day at work. This would usually be when I would grab some coffee to go workout and then get stuff done at home after. The little bits did what they said! I didn’t feel tired, exhausted, or that I needed an IV of caffeine to make it through the rest of the day. This coming from a coffee addict connoisseur is saying something. I finished up an intense hour of spin, headed home to cook dinner and still had enough energy to do a bunch of stuff around the house I would usually prefer to do on the weekends ignore. So thanks Energy Bits… for helping me get that stuff done too.

Impressed with the bits, I decided to try them out for a half marathon. I took about 30 of them about 15-20 minutes before gun time.  Now, to be fair, I hadn’t run much in the 3 weeks leading up to the race, was exhausted and it was cold. So, I was going in to this run hoping to not totally bomb. Other than adding the bits I had my normal routine for the race. It took a bit to warm up and not curse the cold temps, but, once I stopped whining about the cold, I found my pace. My energy stayed consistent throughout the run and even though I was under-prepared, I felt pretty good. No energy crash, I didn’t rely on back up energy sources (I am a planner so I had back-ups if needed). The Energy Bits kept my energy levels steady. Another fact I noticed, is that normally around mile 9-10 I start to get really really hungry. This didn’t happen. I refueled after the race, but wasn’t ravenous at the end. An added bonus? Perhaps!


So, these little bits of Spirulina provide a multitude of health benefits (from their website):

ENERGYbits® Health Benefits

  • Helps improve physical energy
  • Helps improve endurance
  • Helps reduce fatigue
  • Helps speed athletic recovery
  • Helps healing from brain concussions and reduces brain fog
  • Helps build muscle
  • Helps improve mental focus and clarity
  • Helps reduce anemia
  • Helps reduce blood pressure
  • Helps reduce cholesterol
  • Helps balance blood sugar
  • Provides natural nitric oxide
  • Provides most daily nutritional needs, especially greens
  • Provides high quality protein and nutrition on the run or on the road
  • Helps fight free radicals with high concentration of antioxidants
  • Helps balances all body functions – is100% alkaline
  • Helps improve skin, hair, nails, bones and eye health
  • Helps build healthy blood, cell tissue and muscle
  • Helps improve mood
  • Helps remove hunger
  • Raw food, great for vegans or those who hate greens
  • Safe nutrition for anyone of any age, from children to seniors

I am definitely happy I found these… the little carrying case is convenient for travel and to toss in the purse, gym bag, running belt… you name it. Have you tried them? Share your opinions! Thank you Energy Bits!!

*Although I received this product for this review, the opinions are mine and not influenced by EnergyBits.