Thank you to Energy Bits for contacting me and sending me a sample of this unique product.
Energy Bits description: “100% organic spirulina algae, boosts mental and physical energy and endurance. A favorite of athletes, runners, teams and executives.”
They suggest taking 30 of these tablets before a workout. My first reaction: “THIRTY tablets? Goodness Gracious–seems like a lot?!” I still have feelings resonating from that initial thought–it seems like quite a task to chew on 30 tablets before a workout.
Let me just say, when I think of pre-workout/run fuel, I think of coffee, espresso and iced tea. Something that will give me a good jolt of “energy” and get my blood pumping. I wouldn’t say that Energy Bits had that affect. I don’t think I got any kind of noticeable sensation after taking them. Granted, I did not take 30 bits at once, because I did not want to use up the whole sample batch–I took 10 instead. I swallowed them with water, instead of chewing them.
I’m not sure if those factors affected the outcome, but the conclusion I’ve come to is this: I see Energy Bits as more of a supplement than a pre-workout boost.
It’s funny that I chose the word supplement, because located on the product literature I received, it reads, “Why Algae is a Food, NOT a Supplement…”
I understand what they mean–they are trying to differentiate plant based items we ingest and lab-created items we ingest. In using the word supplement to describe Energy Bits, I mean I can imagine the benefits they provide in aiding or supplementing a healthy food intake.
From my own experience and what works for me before a run, I wouldn’t say this would do much for my rapid fire energy reserve I will be tapping into while running. 🙂
I do, however, believe that all sea greens are absolute super foods–so incredibly rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Laird Hamilton raves about them in his book, which I constantly refer to in regards to health and fitness.
I thoroughly enjoyed trying a new Spirulina product (I have taken spirulina in both powder and capsule form in the past for its nutritional benefits).
If you have tried this product, what are your thoughts?