We all have those times when we lose focus or run low on energy—typical snacks don’t deliver the nutritional benefits we want. Luckily, when we need a pick-me-up, Energy Bites™ is a satisfying snack made with wholesome ingredients and offers a functional energy boost for mental alertness and cognitive performance.
Natural, Wholesome Ingredients
Energy Bites are made with plant-based, vegan ingredients that are soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO. It’s a perfectly portioned, 110-calorie snack bar that blends nourishing foods like peanuts, cassava flour, and rolled oats with premium chocolate chips, coconut sugar, and a hint of sea salt for a delectable and satisfying snack option.
Boosted to Fuel Focus and Cognitive Performance
Energy Bites goes beyond basic snacking with functional ingredients to support energy and mental focus.
Caffeine from green tea: Each snack-sized bar provides 65 milligrams of naturally sourced caffeine from green tea for a light lift in alertness and focus. For comparison, this is more caffeine than a typical cup of black tea, but less than an average cup of coffee.
L-theanine: This naturally occurring, non-protein amino acid is found in tea and mushrooms. Alone, L-theanine is known for its calming benefits, but when combined with caffeine, it’s shown to improve cognitive performance (1, 2).
CognatiQ® coffee fruit extract*: CognatiQ is a patented, clinically studied ingredient made with coffee berries from Arabica coffee. In clinical studies, this polyphenol-rich whole coffee fruit extract promoted an increase in alertness and a reduction in mental fatigue, delivering natural support for cognitive performance (3-5). Energy Bites supplies the same amount of CognatiQ that demonstrated functional benefits in clinical studies (3).
CognatiQ coffee fruit extract is sourced with sustainability in mind. The coffee fruit is normally wasted in typical coffee processing because the focus is only on the coffee beans inside. CognatiQ captures the unique benefits of coffee fruit that would otherwise go to waste to support better brain performance and sustainability at the same time.
Energy Bites is an ideal snack option when you’re looking for something that not only tastes delightful, but also provides a light energy boost. Because it contains caffeine, it may be better suited for children ages 12 and up. Additionally, if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition, talk with your doctor if you have any questions about consuming foods or beverages with caffeine.
Energy Bites is approved for Cleanse Days and counts as three credits when using the Cleanse Day Tracker. The satisfyingly sweet flavour and soft, chewy texture make this snack a delicious option while adding functional ingredients for cognitive performance that is perfect for Cleanse Days and every day.
*CognatiQ® is a trademark of VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. Pat. Fcpatent.com.
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