Sunday, June 22, 2014

ENERGYbits Review and Giveaway

A few months ago I did a review for ENERGYbits.  They contacted me the other day and said we can give more away!!!! Enter our giveaway below!!!

Recently I was introduced to Energybits and thought they would be worth trying.  I am a marathon runner who generally will not "fuel" for long runs or races due to stomach issues when fueling before the run.  I have tried different fueling ideas from oatmeal and bananas to GU and gels. Everything seems to upset my stomach.

Energybits agreed to send me some samples, so I figured what do I have to loose?  For two long runs, I gave Energybits a chance.  I'm training for a marathon now, and it would be nice to have something for my longer runs that didn't upset my stomach.

The first time I used Energybits was for a  9 mile run.  I took a full serving (30 bits) right before heading out the door. I swallowed them whole with water.  It's not as bad as it sounds (swallowing 30). They went right down with just water. 

 I started running and about half way into my run I realized I felt full.  I hadn't eaten any food, so this was surprising to me.  I generally start getting hungry after 4-5 miles. Later I found the reason I felt full was because energybits are 64% protein.  They also have 40 vitamins and antioxidants and nitric oxide.

The next week I used Energybits for my 14 mile run.  I took another full serving and headed out for my run.  I got the full feeling again, but it did start to wear off slightly the last few miles. I never did get hunger pains, just started to get hungry because I had run for so long. 

For both runs my stomach felt fine.  This seriously was a surprise.  I haven't been able to fine anything to date that works this well for me.  I liked that you just swallowed the energybits whole.  You can chew them but they have a strong fishy taste.  They are 100% spirulina algae.  I bit into one and could taste it for a long time.  If you like the algae flavor, go ahead...I just don't care for it so I would rater swallow them.  I would use these for marathon training in a heartbeat.  

Facts about energybits:

100% NON GMO, organically grown algae that have just one calorie per tab.  They contain no sugar, no chemicals, no caffeine, no gluten, no soy, no additives of any kind.  They are 100% raw, 100% green, 100% nurition from 100% spirulina and chlorella algae.  Chlorella and spirulina have been identified by NASA and United Nations as the world's most nutritionally dense foods and have been safely used by tens of millions worldwide for 50 years. 


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"ENERGYbits are only available at ENERGYbits.com, and Jonathan (their Community Manager) has let me know that he'd be happy to share more info on their sample program - you can email him at jlevitt@energybits.com"


Jonathan from ENERGYbits has offered one lucky reader a two serving prize pack.  Simply enter our drawing below. Winner will be announced on November 3rd.
Please note: I am not sponsored by ENERGYbits and received no compensation for this blog. 
All opinions expressed are my own.


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10 comments:

  1. I love energybits myself! I won a sample and had the same experience running when I realized that I wasn't' hungry (usually for me around mile 8). I just ordered my first bag.

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  2. That's awesome Julie! It's good stuff!

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  3. I would use them on my long runs while training for my first half marathon.

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  4. I would use energybits on my long bike rides.

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  5. I would use these to fuel my next workout!!

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  6. I would use Energybits to help me during my next long run.

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  7. I will use Energybits on my long run!

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  8. I would use them every Saturday before my stroller run with my 3 year old. Need extra energy for that.

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