ENERGYbits Review

by Mrs. Fat Guy on January 7, 2015

in Reviews

I am no stranger to green foods and believe in their benefits, so I was excited when I received a sample of ENERGYbits to try.

These little green tabs are organically grown, non-GMO, raw, vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, caffeine-free, soy-free dots of health!

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Ingredients:

ENERGYbits are tiny algae tabs with only one ingredient: 100% organically grown spirulina algae. NO fillers. No fluff. With just one ingredient, what makes this little tab so impressive? Here is some information about the benefits of spirulina.

ENERGYbits Review

From the website:

Spirulina Health Benefits

  • Helps Improve Athletic Performance
  • Provides Physical Energy
  • Provides Mental Wake up
  • Helps Build Muscle
  • Helps stop Fatigue
  • Helps stop Hunger
  • Helps with Weight Loss
  • Helps stop Cravings
  • Healthy High Protein Snack
  • Helps wellness and longevity
  • Great replacement for animal protein or greens
  • Helps strengthen skin, hair, nails and bones

Nutritional highlights of Spirulina:

  • Ten times the amount of bio-available protein as steak
  • Contains 64% protein compared to meat (22%)
  • More beta carotene than carrots
  • 48 times more iron than raw spinach
  • 12 times more iron than beef liver
  • Richest source of antioxidants – necessary for health, and anti-aging
  • Richest source of vitamin A (which helps your eyesight)
  • Richest plant source of GLA (an Essential Fatty Acid similar to Omega 3)

What I like most about the algae is the large amount of protein – it’s over 60% bio-available protein, the highest concentration of protein on earth – and also that it’s about 1 calorie per tab.

These are technically a food, so you could chew them, but I don’t recommend that unless you like the taste of grass and pond scum being crunched between your teeth.

Energybits Review Overall Thoughts:

I was surprised by how much energy I had throughout the day from these little tabs! I was very excited by this as someone who deals with chronic fatigue. Although my fatigue was not completely erased, I was able to do much more and for a lot longer than usual and I had a bit more mental clarity. I also noticed that my hunger was abated for much longer than usual. I really liked the product overall, especially knowing that it was natural, nourishing, and simple.

The only concern I have is that it is 30 pills in one serving. Some may find the amount a bit inconvenient, especially if you’re not  a fan of swallowing pills. I actually did around 10 at a time over a few hours.

I also have to admit to a bit of sticker shock when I saw the price of the packages ($115). A bag contains 1000 tablets, so approximately 33 servings – a month’s supply. That comes out to about $2.80 per serving, according to the website, but if this replaces a daily protein bar or cup of coffee, it definitely has its value.

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Even though the holidays are over, we are right at that time when everyone is kicking New Year’s fitness resolutions into high gear. Energybits would be a great gift to help a love one meet their goals. They also have other products to check out: SKINNYbits, RECOVERYbits, and VITALITYbits.

I didn’t notice any difference between SKINNYbits and ENERGYbits (which is a little troublesome to me that they would market the same product under a different name). RECOVERYbits use chlorella algae, and VITALITYbits use 50% spirulina and 50%chlorella. Please research and see what is best for you.

I would need to try more to concretely say this is good for a snack replacement, but I am convinced it is a great addition to help with needed energy and stamina.

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