Sports Nutrition Startup Receives Entrepreneurship Award

By ENERGYbits, Special for  USDR

Entrepreneur Magazine’s highly coveted annual entrepreneur competition attracts thousands of startups hoping to be crowned Entrepreneur of the Year.  Past winners have included Daniel Lubetzky, Founder/CEO of Kind Snacks and Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments. In 2015 the competition was renamed “Project Grow Challenge” and Catharine Arnston, Founder and CEO of ENERGYbits® Inc. was selected as one of the winners. ENERGYbits® is a Boston sports nutrition company that sells algae tablets to athletes and health conscious consumers who want increased energy from a source that is natural, healthy and caffeine-free ( Catharine won First Runner Up and received a cash prize of  $15,000.

Algae is a multibillion dollar industry in Asia where tens of millions have taken it every day for the last fifty years, and for good reasons. Algae’s nutritional profile of forty nutrients, Omega-3 and sixty-four percent protein is unrivalled. In fact, algae is so nutrient dense and contains so much protein that in the 1960’s NASA said it had a thousand times more nutrition than anything else and in the 1970’s the United Nations declared it to be the answer to world hunger.  Yet algae remains virtually unknown in the  USA.

ENERGYbits® wants to change this. Six years ago they started educating consumers and athletes about algae’s benefits and refer to their algae tablets as “bits” because they are “bits of food.” Their bits have just one ingredient and one calorie but contain more thanforty vitamins/minerals, more protein than steak, more antioxidantsthan cherries, more iron than spinach, more beta carotene than carrots and more calcium than milk. And that’s just for  starters.

Athletes, executives and busy consumers are amazed by the mental, physical and athletic performance improvements they get fromENERGYbits® spirulina and the rapid recovery and health benefits they get from RECOVERYbits® chlorella. All this from an eco-friendly, sustainable food crop that contains no caffeine, chemicals, gluten or  sugar.

As Catharine Arnston, Founder and CEO explains, “ENERGYbits® are 100% spirulina, an algae that satisfies hunger; provides a steady stream of energy; and improves endurance, strength and mental focus. RECOVERYbits® are 100% chlorella, an algae that provides rapid recovery; repairs muscles; removes toxins; slows the aging process and builds the immune system, all without chemicals, sugar, caffeine, gluten or stomach  distress.”

The attraction of ENERGYbits® protein-rich, low calorie, green nutrition is undeniable. In just seconds as you dash to work or the gym, swallowing a handful of ENERGYbits® will jump start your nutrition and energy needs for the day. They’re also a great alternative to greens, cooking, or caffeine and an easy snack on the road or on the run. No wonder sixty Olympic and pro-athletes, like NHL’s Andrew Ference and USA Olympian David Oliver endorse ENERGYbits and shipping giant FedEx produced a video about them. In 2014 ENERGYbits® won Boston’s prestigious “Fifty on Fire”award. The 2015 national award from Entrepreneur Magazine confirms what insiders already know. ENERGYbits® algae tabs not only work, they are a game changer for your health and energy. Maybe even the  world.

Visit ENERGYbits to learn more or to purchase  yours.

ENERGYbits® Inc. is a six year old sports nutrition company based in Boston, MA. ENERGYbits sell four brands of algae tabs to professional and amateur athletes and teams, endurance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, wellness professionals and health conscious consumers. For more information or to purchase yours visit


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