What a surprise I found when I opened the mailbox today and found a bag of ENERGYbits!
I ordered them 4 days ago! Nice.They even threw in a runner’s pouch…so no more rattling to provoke my friends’
My last post told you about my personal experiences with bits, and now I’d like to give you a few more details. Please ask questions. If I don’t have the answers, I will get them for you!
The folks at Bits of Health can supply you with tons of information about their products (there are 4 types of bits), including nutritional information, health benefits, and information about algae in general.
So let’s start there.
I know what you’re thinking…
yuck yum! No worries, I don’t think it tastes bad at all. It does have a very “green” taste (think the seaweed wraps used in sushi) and many people swallow the tabs rather than chew them. Remember because bits are 100% algae, there’s no enteric coating, meaning you’ll start absorbing the nutrients immediately, and you’ll probably taste the algae. A big swig of water or a piece of gum takes care of that.
Algae is a food, not a supplement. It is grown hydroponically, dried and pressed into tabs vs. supplements which are made in a lab. ENERGYbits only contain one ingredient: 100% non-GMO organic raw Spirulina Algae. No sugar, chemicals, caffeine, gluten, soy, or additives. They are vegan and Kosher.
The tabs from Bits of Health meet all FDA, NCAA, WNBA, NBA, and Olympic requirements and regulations. They contain no banned substances and have no drug interactions…because it’s food! People in Asia, Olympic athletes and NASA astronauts have been eating algae for years! Backed by 50 years of science, algae is the most nutrient dense food in the world.
So why is it good for you?
ENERGYbits contain 64% protein. That’s 3 times that in a steak! And because the protein is already in amino acid form, it can be immediately absorbed into the body. They also have a high concentration of B vitamins, Omega 3s, fatty and amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes. They release nitric oxide into the body, which opens blood vessels and speeds nutrients to the brain and muscles. Do you know that adrenaline rush you get from doing something daring? Imagine if you could channel that into your workouts! And at 1 calorie per tab (20-30 tabs per day is the recommended dosage), it’s far superior to foods with that much protein, or to those gels and bars you see people eating for an energy boost.
As a vegetarian distance runner, this is music to my ears. More protein than a steak in a plant? Take that carnivores. But seriously, it’s great for you meat-eaters too. When was the last time you saw a runner carrying a steak in their hydration belt? Have a hard time eating enough “green” foods? One bag of ENERGYbits has the nutrition of 20-30 CARTS of fruits and vegetables.
Don’t just take my word for it. Try it! I’d be happy to get a sample to you. And use the code 1MILE2GO to receive 15% off your order.
When you place an order using my code, you save 15% and I do receive a percentage of the rest…so help a girl out!
Tomorrow’s news: Back on Track…literally