|The very comprehensive sample package I received, complete with literature!|
Here are some quick facts:
- The only ingredient is algae - there are no additives
- 1 calorie per bit
- 12 bits is equal to one serving and they recommend 20-30 a day minimum
- A bag of 1,000 bits costs $115.00 on their website
- You can either chew or swallow - I recommend swallow (see fish bowl comment above)
- According to their literature, a serving contains approximately 64% protein as compared to meat which contains approximately 22%
- Increased energy and endurance
- Improves digestion (this will be interesting from an IBS perspective!)
- High in antioxidants
- Curbs hunger
I have had the opportunity to test drive them twice in the past week. The first time was Sunday after a meeting as I was heading to the gym. I took them when I arrived at the gym and hoped that would be enough time for them to kick-in. One recommendation, have a tissue nearby after you have taken them as there will be a little forest green residue on your fingers. Swallowing them was not a big deal at all and for someone as finicky as I am, I would anticipate that most of you can handle it just fine! In terms of energy level - I did not notice a huge difference at first, but I did make it through the workout and when I got home I certainly felt energized. I think there is likely a need to determine how soon you should take them before exercise.
|As you can see, they are very small, which makes them easy to swallow!|
Have you tried energybits, spirulina or other algae-related products? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!