Right before the NYC marathon, I got the opportunity to sample ENERGYbits, the product that has been sweeping my Feedly. As soon as the company popped up on other blogs I follow, I was intrigued. Mainly by this graphic:
You had me at ONE ingredient.
The fact that it's natural and packs a mean protein punch was awesome. Plus, I like having alternate training nutrition.
The list of health benefits from our ENERGYbits® algae tabs is so long that we only have room to mention a few. They have the highest concentration of protein in the world (64% protein which is three times the amount of protein in steak), over 40 nutrients, and are just one calorie per tab. Just a handful of 30+ bits will not only fill you up, they will meet most of your daily nutritional requirements, and all for just ONE calorie per tab. Even better, spirulina is a nitrogen based algae, and since nitric oxide opens up your blood vessels, taking our ENERGYbits® will give your brain and your body a steady and natural supply of oxygen and nourishment. That’s one of the reasons why they are such a great wake up and pick up. Once you try them, we think you’ll agree, they’re an energy dream come true.
I was nervous about trying anything new before the race, so I just tried them throughout the day for a regular supplement. For the first long run since my marathon, I wasn't expecting it to go very well. I took about 30 of them before and about 30 at the half way point of my 6.5 mile run. I definitely felt like they stabilized my energy and I was able to complete the run feeling really good (minus my knee pain, but that's a different story)!
I love the travel tin, but I will admit I was a little concerned on a few levels. How was I going to carry them? I have a method to my madness with what I carry on my run; and I carry A LOT. Everything has it's place and all the places are taken. Gels/Chomps are perfect on my running belt- adding anything to my running belt pouch is impossible. And I was also concerned about my coordination skills, with 30 tiny bits and gloved hands. But no worries, it all worked out and I was worried for nothing. Honestly, next time I'd probably put them in individual portioned small ziploc bags, so they can cram anywhere. Where there is a will, there is a way! I look forward to incorporating them into my next training season.
What more information? Check out there website! They also sponsor weekly twitter chats, so you can get even more information from other people who use them as well. Follow along with the hashtag #PoweredByBits
How about a sample for YOU? The awesome ENERGYbits people have graciously agreed to get a lucky winner a sample as well: a Rafflecopter giveawayI was given a sample of this product, but no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.