Nutrition Review – Vite Brain Snack Bar with Omega-3 and Nootropics

Nutrition Review – Vite Brain Bar Snack Bars with Omega-3 and Nootropics
Last month, in a constant quest to find new and interesting energy bars, I came across the Vite Naturals brand. Their Vite Brain Bar is a plant-based energy snack, enriched with Omega-3 and Nootropics—to provide a mental and health boost when you are pushing hard, whether on the bike or in everyday life.

While I favour homemade snacks over pre-packaged ones, sometimes packaged bars are a necessity as a quick and convenient jersey pocket snack. When buying pre-packaged bars, I always start by looking at the ingredients list. 

For the Dark Choc and Nut Flavour Vite Bar the ingredients list reads: Dates, Cashews, Chocolate with Sweetener, Sunflower Seeds, Pea Protein, Cocoa Powder, Cacao Nibs, Cocoa Butter, Rapeseed Oil, Milled Flaxseed Powder, Emulsifier, Natural Flavouring, Sea Salt. Choline, Caffeine Anhydrous, L-Theanine, Sweetener (Stevia), Rhodiola Rosea Root, Lion's Mane Mushroom, Bacopa Monnieri, Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate). 

That is quite a list, and some of the listed items such as 'Lion's Mane Mushroom' may raise some eyebrows... So, to explain what those component parts provide, these are the active ingredients:

  • 100mg Choline – regulates vital bodily functions such as forming cell membranes
  • 200mg Rhodiola Rosea – can help fight mental fatigue
  • 250mg Lions mane Mushroom – found to be good for brain health
  • 250mg Bacopa Monnieri – a powerful antioxidant 
  • 200mg Omega-3  – good for heart health and to reduce inflammation
  • 50mg Caffeine – known for its stimulating effects
  • 50mg L-Theanine – found to be good for mental health
  • 90mcg Vitamin B5 – aids metabolism
The above list is an impressive set of possible health benefits from the Vite Natural bars. Most importantly for me though, they also taste great and are easy to eat on the move. The ingredients supply a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and salt; while the bars themselves are easily transportable even in the summer heat.

A great snack for casual munching or on-the-bike fuel.


 

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