COMPETE® Energy Bites are convenient, and taste great. Each bite is packed with high-quality ingredients that provide a burst of energy wherever and whenever you need it.
Available in delicious chocolate and mocha flavors, COMPETE® Energy Bites are a safe*, reliable and effective energy boost.
†In healthy adults, ages 18 and older.
Sugar, partially hydrogenated palm oil and hydrogenated palm kernel oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil, calcium citrate, flour, dextrose, cocoa powder, chocolate liquor, corn syrup, water, non-fat dry milk, contains 2% or less: caffeine, coffee emulsion, maltitol, coffee flavor, glycerin, vanilla flavor, soy lecithin (emulsifier), corn starch, salt, emulsifier (mono and diglycerides), artificial color (Yellow 5 & 6 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 5, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake, Red 40, Red 40 Lake), xanthan gum, invertase, sorbitan monostearate (stabilizer), polysorbate 60 (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative).
RECOMMENDED USE: Consume one bite for moderate energy. Consume two bites for maximum energy. Do not exceed three bites within a 24-hour period.*
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
CAUTION: Contains caffeine comparable to 12 oz. of premium coffee. Consume responsibly. Not recommended for children less than 18 years of age, pregnant or nursing women, or persons sensitive to caffeine. Persons taking medication should consult a healthcare professional before using this product.
STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. SAFETY SEALED PACKAGE FOR YOUR PROTECTION. DO NOT USE IF TRAY SEAL IS BROKEN.
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Caffeine: Effects on Mental and Physical Performance
Caffeine is commonly used to enhance performance during mentally and intellectually demanding tasks. In a placebo-controlled study of college students, 100 mg. of caffeine consumed one hour before a 75-minute lecture increased self-assessed post-lecture wakefulness, mental clarity, energy, alertness, anxiousness, attentiveness, and state of mental arousal.1 In addition to its positive impact on memory, accuracy, alertness, and concentration, caffeine also improves neuromuscular coordination.2 When the United States military conducted a placebo-controlled field trial, they found that consuming 200 or 300 mg. of caffeine enabled U.S. Navy Seal trainees to sight a rifle and pull the trigger faster without compromising shooting accuracy – after nearly 73 hours of sleep deprivation.3 When it comes to athletic competition, caffeine is the most commonly used performance-enhancement substance – and it’s legal. It enhances exercise capacity across a range of durations and intensities, benefiting both professional and recreational athletes.4 For example, in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study, the consumption of 100 mg. of caffeine immediately before 2.5 hours of cycling at 60% maximal effort significantly increased time-to-exhaustion in competitive cyclists.4 In a group of normal-weight, non-exercising, healthy men, 50 mg. of caffeine increased their metabolic rate by 6% for 4 hours.5
What about safety†?
Based on the available literature, the evidence suggests moderate consumption of caffeine is safe2† and contributes to a longer lifespan.1
†In healthy adults, ages 18 and older
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- Tharion WJ et al. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2003;74:309-14.
- Hogervorst E et al. Med Sci Sports Exec. 2008;40:1841-51.
- Belza A et al. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009;63:57-64.