Algae on ice: Spirulina powers hockey players

Algae on ice: Spirulina powers hockey players

ENERGYbits have just one ingredient: 100 percent organic spirulina algae.

After what seemed like an eternity, the NHL season is finally back and fans are ecstatic, but many do not realize that a shortened season could result in more injuries. Maybe not for Brandon Prust of the Montreal Canadiens who takes ENERGYbits® to power his workouts, fuel his game and stay healthy on and off the ice. ENERGYbits are spirulina algae tablets used by consumers and endurance athletes who want a natural and healthy way to improve their energy and are sold by Bits of Health Inc., a four-year-old Boston nutrition company. The tiny tablets are swallowed or chewed by the handful and have quickly become the fuel of choice for athletes like Brandon who confirms ENERGYbits have improved his focus, performance, energy and endurance.

But ENERGYbits are not your average high-protein, high-performance snack. They have just one ingredient, 100 percent organic spirulina algae, which, according to NASA, boasts 1,000 times more nutrition than any other fruit or vegetable and has the highest concentration of protein in the world. No wonder algae has been used by NASA astronauts and Olympic athletes for decades.

Endurance athletes including NHL players use ENERGYbits as their preferred fuel because the protein in algae is already in amino acid form so it's instantly absorbed and immediately converted to energy. Handfuls of ENERGYbits are swallowed just prior to a game or while on the bench to provide steady, sustained energy while on the ice. But ENERGYbits are not only prized for their energy and rapid absorption, they also boast the highest concentration of protein in the world (three times that of steak), contain more beta-carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach, more chlorophyll than wheatgrass and more than 40 vitamins and minerals.

Brandon Prust, a forward for the Montreal Canadiens says this about ENERGYbits, "I feel that ENERGYbits have already helped with my stamina and will be even more critical during this shortened season . As an athlete you need the proper fuel to perform at the highest level possible and that's what ENERGYbits provide for me."


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