Energy Bits Spirulina Algae Product Review

 

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.

A lot of the bloggers I follow, like Laura and Kalli, have recently done blog reviews on this same product. I was intrigued after reading their thoughts. I wanted to give these little bits a try.

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?

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8 thoughts on “Energy Bits Spirulina Algae Product Review”

  1. I appreciate your honest review. I am getting ready to try these little bits before a race tomorrow. I was also contacted and will be reviewing them on my blog as well. I think I will go ahead and scarf done at least 20 before my race. Like you, I see as 30 tablets being a chore. We’ll see how it goes.

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