What to expect from taking algae tabs.


So you’ve decided to take the plunge and try some of our algae tabs? Excellent decision! Your body is now doing cartwheels anticipating all the fabulous nutrition and energy you are about to give it! So here’s what to expect.

First let’s talk about your friend’s reactions. You can expect they’ll try to talk you out of this. They’ll probably tell you they’ve never heard of algae so it couldn’t possibly be this good for you. They'll say if it was, they would have heard about it before now. Just smile, nod politely and keep going. Remember, Columbus had the same reaction when he told people he was setting sail to prove the earth was round. He was right And you will be too.

Next, lets talk about what this stuff tastes like. We’re going to be totally honest, chocolate chip cookies definitely taste better but they can’t hold a candle to the nutrition and health benefits of algae. Algae is a nutritional superstar. Nothing in the world comes close. Think of it this way, if you take our algae tabs every day your body will at least be getting its nutritional needs met so you can still indulge in your chocolate chip cookie addiction. That is, if you still want to. Because once you start taking our algae tabs, you will find that your cravings for anything that isn’t good for you will slowly disappear. Don’t believe us? Don’t think it can be done? Well, just remember the story about Columbus, or the Wright Brothers, or anything that people claimed couldn’t be done. And was.

We won’t kid you, algae is definitely an acquired taste so we strongly recommend you SWALLOW your BITS. They taste “green” and yes we know that sounds weird and not terribly enticing. But before you abandon ship, think back to when you were a kid and saw your parents drinking a brown, bitter sludge they called coffee. You probably thought YUCK and wondered how they could possibly drink such gross looking stuff? Well fast forward to today and we bet you can’t imagine life without coffee (or at least most of you can’t).  We can assure you, you’re going to have the same reaction to our algae tabs. Yuck is what most people say when they first chew this stuff. But we politely wait and give them a few weeks, because by then, the nutrition of algae has really started to kick in and they are feeling like a super hero. That’s when you can’t keep this stuff away from them. It’s like catnip for adults.

One customer (who is now a big fan) even told us the first time he tasted our algae, he felt like he had just licked the bottom of his fish tank. We laughed our heads off because it’s almost true. But don’t let this stop you. This stuff will ROCK YOUR WORLD. And soon, you will be loving your algae tabs as much we do and after a few weeks of taking them, you won’t even be able to remember that sagging, dragging, ailing life you had ‘Before BITS".  So here’s the scoop. Each of our algae tabs are made from a different algae so each of them taste a bit different and each of them has a different affect on your body. So click on the tabs below to learn about their specific flavors and benefits so you know what to expect. Thanks for taking the plunge. Mom Nature thanks you too. After all, she’s the one who makes this stuff!

ENERGYbits®

ENERGYbits® are 100% spirulina algae and taste like dark green grass. They have the highest concentration of protein of all our BITS and also contain an Essential Fatty Acid called GLA (the second highest concentration of GLA in the world, second only to mother’s milk). We are telling you this because the combination of the really high protein and the Essential Fatty Acid makes them chewier than our other algae tabs. So if you decide to chew them (instead of swallowing them), we want to warn you, they will stick to your teeth a bit. But don’t worry, it’s only for a few seconds and with a swish of water (or toothpick), it all comes off.

Nutritional Effects:

One of the greatest things about our ENERGYbits® is that they are 100% spirulina, a nitrogen based algae which releases nitric oxide in your body. This is great news because nitric oxide opens up your blood vessels to allow the other 40 nutrients and 64% protein in  ENERGYbits® to immediately reach your muscles and  brain. This is why you feel so awesome, energized and awake when you take ENERGYbits®. And, since the protein is already in amino acid form, your body absorbs it instantly like a sponge. You can almost hear the WHOOSH sound as your body drinks in this powerful concentration of nutrition. The result is that you feel full, energized, alert and ready to take on the world, win your race or ace your exam!  Just be sure you have taken enough, because when it comes to ENERGYbits®, more is always better.


Side Effects:

In the fifty years that spirulina has been studied and safely used around the world (even Olympic athletes and NASA astronauts take it for its energy and health benefits) not a single negative outcome has been found.  In very rare instances a few people have found they have a sensitivity to the high concentration of niacin (which may cause a temporary flushing in the face) or a sensitivity to the high concentration of beta carotene (which may cause temporary nausea) but its not the algae that is actually causing this - it's the high concentration of nutrition that your stomach isn't used to. Spirulina is one of the most studied supplements/super foods in the world, with approximately 50,000 scientific and nutritional studies published about its health benefits.  It contains no sugar, no caffeine, no chemicals, no gluten, no soy, absolutely nothing artificial, so unlike an energy drink, caffeine or sugary snack which can give you a rush or crash, ENERGYbits® will only give you a steady flow of energy and nutrition.  As a result, you should have no side effects of any kind when you take ENERGYbits®, unless of course you consider great health, stable blood sugar, supercharged energy and improved wellness a side affect?

The only thing that we have encountered in our many years of spirulina research is that you may want to stop taking ENERGYbits® one week prior to any surgery. This is because the Essential Fatty Acids in the spirulina (that help keep your arteries clear) may prevent your blood from clotting after surgery, which is why doctors also recommend you stop taking Vitamin E before surgery.The only other thing we want to suggest is that you drink lots of water when you take ENERGYbits®. This is because they are SO loaded with protein and your body needs water to process protein properly, even plant protein.

SKINNYbits®:

SKINNYbits® are 100% spirulina algae and taste like dark green grass. They have the highest concentration of protein of all our algae and also contain an Essential Fatty Acid called GLA (the second highest concentration of GLA in the world, second only to mother’s milk). We are telling you this because the combination of the high protein and Essential Fatty Acid makes them chewier than our other algae tabs. So if you decide to chew them (instead of swallowing them), we want to warn you that they will stick to your teeth a bit. But don’t worry, it’s only for a few seconds and with a swish of water (or toothpick), it  all comes off.

Nutritional Effects:

One of the greatest things about our SKINNYbits® is that they are 100% spirulina, a nitrogen based algae which releases nitric oxide in your body. This is good news because nitric oxide opens up your blood vessels and allows the other 40 nutrients and 64% protein in our SKINNYbits® to easily and quickly reach your tummy and brain, leaving you full, energized and awake. And, since all the protein is in amino acid form, your body absorbs it instantly like a sponge! You can almost hear the WHOOSH sound as your body drinks in this most powerful concentration of nutrients. The result is that you feel full, satisfied and energized and will be less likely to snack or crave other foods that could sabotage your goal to be healthy and/or lose weight. If you take SKINNYbits® before a meal, they will also help you eat less and a handful could in fact be your meal. All for just ONE calorie per tab. Either way they fill you up instantly, so you can take on the world, ace your exam or fit into your skinny jeans sooner than you thought!  Just be sure you take enough tabs to feel these kinds of benefits. When it comes to SKINNYbits®, more is always better.

Side Effects:

In the fifty years that spirulina has been studied and safely used around the world (even Olympic athletes and NASA astronauts take it for its energy and health benefits) not a single negative side affect has been found. In fact, spirulina is one of the most studied supplements/super foods in the world, with approximately 50,000 scientific and nutritional studies published about its health benefits.  It contains no sugar, no caffeine, no chemicals, no soy, no gluten, absolutely nothing artificial, so unlike an energy drink, caffeine or sugary snack which can give you a rush or crash, SKINNYbits® give you constant flow of energy and nutrition. They balance your blood sugar, fill you up, curb your appetite and help cut your cravings. All for just ONE skinny calorie per tab.  As a result, you should have no side effects of any kind when you take SKINNYbits®, unless of course you consider great health, supercharged energy, balanced blood sugar, lack of hunger and successful weight loss a bad thing?

The only thing we have encountered in our many years of spirulina research is that you may want to stop taking SKINNYbits® one week prior to any surgery. This is because the Essential Fatty Acids in the spirulina (that help keep your arteries clear) may prevent your blood from clotting after surgery, which is why doctors also recommend you stop taking Vitamin E before surgery. And don't forget to drink lots of water when you take SKINNYbits®. This is because they are SO loaded with protein and your body needs water to process protein properly, even plant protein.

VITALITYbits®

VITALITYbits® are 50% chlorella algae and 50% spirulina algae. As a result they have a flavor that is a mix of part green grass and part nutty. They aren’t quite as “chewy” as ENERGYbits® or SKINNYbits® nor are they quite as dry as RECOVERYbits.® And, always remember that we recommend you SWALLOW your BITS and when you do, you won't taste anything!

Nutritional Effects

Since VITALITYbits® are a blend of our two algae, not only do you get the 60% protein and 40 nutrients all for one calorie per tab, but you get a powerful combination of health benefits. That’s why we recommend VITALITYbits® for overall wellness and longevity. Think of them as the equivalent of a multivitamin because they are loaded with a wide array of nutrition. In fact you can probably throw away all your other vitamins when you take VITALITYbits® (or indeed any of our algae tabs) because our algae is a whole food.This means your body absorbs all of its nutrition (unlike most vitamins that are made in laboratories so you body absorbs a small percentage of the nutrients). So, while all our other algae tabs are best used for specific purposes such as improving athletic performance (ENERGYbits®) or preventing colds (RECOVERYbits®) or losing weight (SKINNYbits®)  We suggest VITALITYbits® for those who are looking for  one algae tab to enhance their health and overall well being since VITALITYbits® have a BIT of everything in them. They’re like having an “all you can eat” pass at your favorite buffet. Bring it on.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects from taking VITALITYbits® other than feeling fit and fabulous, which we tend to think is a good thing! You should however, plan to drink extra water when you take them (as you should with all our algae tabs) because your body requires water to process protein, even plant protein like algae. So get ready to feel fab and to feel that  pep back in your step with every handful of VITALITYbits®. Are you ready?

RECOVERYbits®

RECOVERYbits® are 100% chlorella algae and have a dry, nutty taste, almost like a soy nut. As a result, you MAY enjoy chewing them, but most people prefer to swallow them. So that's what we recommend. And since they don’t stick to your teeth (like ENERGYbits® or SKINNYbits®)  its easy to snack on them all day long, as you would nuts. But RECOVERYbits® are a thousand times better for you than nuts and about 95% fewer calories too!

Nutritional Effects

The chlorella in RECOVERYbits® isan oxygen based algae. They deliver oxygen to your body and brain when you take them which is one reason why theybuild your immune system and help you recover or prevent colds. No bacteria or viruses (including those associate with colds)  can exist where there is oxygen so when you take RECOVERYbits®, the oxygen, chlorophyll, antioxidants and the 40 nutrients go to work like a knight in shining armor, fighting off unwanted invaders and protecting your health.

One of the many extraordinary benefits of RECOVERYbits® is their ability to absorb toxins. After the Hiroshima bomb fell on Japan, chlorella algae was used to help cure the Japanese of radiation poisoning (it absorbed the nuclear toxins right out of their bodies). and has been used ever since for all types of detoxing). Amazingly, we found this detoxing ability even works with alcohol. If you take a handful of RECOVERYbits® after drinking, it will absorb the alcohol right out of your blood stream and sober you up in about two hours. Hard to believe, we know, but we road tested this ourselves and had a 99% success rate.  If it doesn’t work for you, you probably just didn't take enough  (maybe you have a large build  or you drank a very large amount or both). So just take more BITS next time!  We’ve had entire bachelor and bachelorette parties tell us they wouldn’t have made it through their bachelor weekends without our RECOVERYbits®, so we’re pretty sure they’ll work for you too. Generally we suggest you take your RECOVERYbits® right before you go to bed so the chlorella can go to work absorbing all the alcohol our of your system while you sleep. The next morning, you should be totally refreshed and ready to go. All thanks to Mother Nature. Thanks mom. In fact we are so excited by all the great things our RECOVERYbits® can do for you,  we think they are a “must have” for everyone, whether you are a college party animal, a jet setter or a distinguished wine connoisseur. Who doesn’t want to feel better in the morning? So, like they say on television, “don’t leave home without it.”  

Side Effects

All of our algae are loaded with chlorophyll but RECOVERYbits® has the absolute highest amount of chlorophyll - five times the amount in wheat grass. Chlorophyll is a natural cleansing antioxidant and disinfectant. The extraordinary amount of chlorophyll in RECOVERYbits®, combined with its unique ability to attach itself to toxins and remove them from your body, can sometimes cause side effects that are similar to those you would experience in any kind of detox or cleanse. A detox is a process by which toxins are drawn out of your cells, into your blood stream and removed from your body through sweat, urine or other elimination. When these toxins enter your blood stream on their way out of your body they go kicking and screaming so they sometimes cause side effects like minor headaches, nausea, skin breakouts (acne) or general lethargy.

These side effects usually only last a few days and don’t happen with everyone. But we want you to be aware of them in case they happen to you. And if they do, please be assured that you are NOT having an allergic reaction to the algae, but in fact, are going through a detox. Whatever side effects you are experiencing will last as long as it takes for your body to get rid of the toxins that are buried in your cells. So the more toxins you have, the longer these side effects will last. But hang in there. Wouldn’t you rather put up with a few days of inconvenience to get rid of toxins that otherwise would be embedded in your body, causing silent and possibly permanent damage? We thought so. By the way, there are no detox side effects when you take ENERGYbits®, SKINNYbits® or VITALITYbits®. It is just RECOVERYbits® that cause them because they are made from 100% chlorella algae, which is a detoxing algae. But before you get upset about this, don’t forget that chlorella is also the algae that prevents your hangovers. So be nice. It could become your BFF.  

By the way, once you have gone through a detox, if you continue to take 30 RECOVERYbits® every day, you will likely not ever have to go through another detox again since the chlorella in the RECOVERYbits® will sweep through your system on a daily basis. Sort of like having a maid service for your insides. Sweet.