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Product Information

  • Provides a nutritious snack alternative
  • May help to curb hunger and increase energy
  • Provides 13 grams of protein per bar
  • Provides 5 grams of fiber per bar
  • 150 calories per bar
  • Contains 22 vitamins and minerals
  • Gluten free

Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars present a convenient, gluten-free snack option for busy lifestyles, provide a great nutritional alternative for active lifestyles, and are a guilt-free treat made for everyone. Packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

Making the right choice when it comes to snacking is seldom easy. Commitments to work, school, family and friends often come first, and the options that are most convenient are usually the least nutritious. Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars provide a quick and easy option for satisfying hunger, and providing the nutrition you need any time of day.

Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars are designed to satisfy hunger and provide lasting energy. Whether the goal is to lose weight, help maintain an active lifestyle, or just stay ahead of your hectic schedules and active lifestyles, Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars are a nutritious snack alternative that can help you go the distance!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Protein (Soy and Whey)
Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues, as well as produce enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. Unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein and, therefore, has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply.

Clinical studies consistently show that high-protein diets increase satiety and decrease hunger compared with high-fat or high-carbohydrate diets. In addition, most of the studies reviewed showed that most people on high-protein diets displayed around a 10 percent reduction in overall caloric intake.

Diets higher in protein and moderate in carbs — along with regular exercise — are often believed by experts to support cardiovascular health. Protein also helps maintain lean tissue while burning fat for fuel, and this happens without dieters being sidetracked with constant hunger. Researchers don't understand exactly how protein works to satisfy hunger, but some believe that protein causes the brain to receive lower levels of appetite-stimulating hormones.

Inulin Fiber (fructo-oligosaccharide extract of chicory root)

Dietary fiber is a key component of healthy eating. Fiber supports numerous areas of health; it supports healthy digestion, helps maintain normal blood sugar levels and promotes cardiovascular health.


Inulin fiber is present in foods such as asparagus, chicory, garlic, Jerusalem artichoke and onion. In addition to the benefits above, inulin fiber also provides prebiotic fiber, a specific variety which acts as a food source for friendly bacteria. As such, inulin may help the body maintain balanced bacterial populations, further contributing to digestive health and immune function.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Sources of vitamin A include organ meats (such as liver and kidney), egg yolks, butter, carrot juice, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, fortified dairy products and cod liver oil. Vitamin A is also part of a family of compounds including retinol, retinal and beta-carotene. All the body’s tissues use vitamin A for normal growth and repair.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is found in peppers (sweet, green, red, hot red and green chili), citrus fruits and brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants and strawberries. Nuts and grains contain small amounts of vitamin C. It is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity. The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. Therefore, vitamin C must be acquired through diet.

Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

Thiamin plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism and nerve function. Thiamin is required for a healthy nervous system, and assists in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Vitamin B2 is found in liver, dairy products, dark green vegetables and some types of seafood. Vitamin B2 serves as a co-enzyme, working with other B vitamins. Vitamin B2 plays a crucial role in turning food into energy as a part of the electron transport chain, driving cellular energy on the micro-level. Vitamin B2 aids in the breakdown of fats while functioning as a cofactor or helper in activating B6 and folic acid. Vitamin B2 is water-soluble and cannot be stored by the body except in insignificant amounts; thus, it must be replenished daily. The riboflavin coenzymes are also important for the transformation of vitamin B6 and folic acid into their active forms and for the conversion of tryptophan into niacin.

Niacin (Vitamin B3) 40 mg

Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for many aspects of health, growth and reproduction. It is part of the vitamin B complex. Niacin supports the functioning of the digestive system, skin and nerves. It is also important for the conversion of food to energy. Niacin (also known as vitamin B-3) is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts, eggs, legumes, and enriched breads and cereals.

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Pantothenic acid (B5) is the transfer agent for choline to acetylcholine, which promotes proper neurotransmitter activity in the brain. Pantothenic acid is also known as the anti-stress vitamin because it detoxifies brain tissue, helps relieve physical and emotional stress, and plays a very important role in the secretion of hormones.

Vitamin B6

Poultry, fish, whole grains and bananas are the main dietary sources of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is required for hemoglobin synthesis. It is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters in brain and peripheral nerve cells.

Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is naturally found in meats, liver, beef, pork, eggs, whole milk, cheese, whole wheat bread and fish. Vitamin B12 can only be found in animal products, with small amounts derived from fermented soy products, such as miso and tempeh, and peanuts. Vitamin B12, when ingested, is stored in the liver and other tissues for later use. Vitamin B12 itself is responsible for maintaining optimum energy levels as it plays a vital role in the Krebs energy cycle.

Vitamin E

The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E, and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The main health benefit of supplemental vitamin E comes from its immune-boosting antioxidant activity. It also promotes the normal healing of wounds and is known to promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. Vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radicals.

Calcium

The highest concentration of calcium is found in milk. Other foods rich in calcium include vegetables, such as collard greens, Chinese cabbage, mustard greens, broccoli, bok choy and tofu. Calcium is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological roles. In bone, calcium accounts for approximately 40 percent of bone weight. The skeleton has a structural requisite and acts as a storehouse for calcium.

Magnesium

Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green, leafy vegetables are potent sources of magnesium because of their chlorophyll content. Meats, starches, dairy products and refined and processed foods contain low amounts of magnesium. Recent research shows that many people’s diets are deficient in magnesium. The average daily magnesium intake in the U.S. for males is estimated to be about 323 milligrams; for females, it is estimated to be around 228 milligrams. Both of these are considerably less than the RDA of 400 and 360 milligrams, respectively. 

Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone, and is necessary for the metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It is also important for the mobilization of calcium, transporting it inside the cell for further utilization. It plays a key role in the functioning of muscle and nervous tissue. Magnesium is necessary for the synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids and carbohydrates.

Selenium

The best dietary sources of selenium include nuts, unrefined grains, brown rice, wheat germ and seafood. In the body, selenium functions as part of an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, as well as promoting normal growth and proper usage of iodine in thyroid functioning. Selenium also supports the antioxidant effect of vitamin E and is often added to vitamin E supplements. As part of the antioxidant, glutathione peroxidase, selenium plays a direct role in the body’s ability to protect cells from free radicals.

Zinc

Zinc is largely found in fortified cereals, red meats, eggs, poultry and certain seafood, including oysters. It is a component of multiple enzymes and proteins. It is also involved in the regulation of gene expression. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that has functions in approximately 300 different enzyme reactions. Thus, zinc plays a part in almost all biochemical pathways and physiological processes. More than 90 percent of the body’s zinc is stored in the bones and muscles, but zinc is also found in virtually all body tissues.

Biotin

Biotin can be found in food sources, such as egg yolks, peanuts, beef liver, milk (10 mcg/cup), cereals, almonds and Brewer’s yeast. Biotin is used for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, metabolism of fats and amino acids. It plays a role in the Citric acid cycle, which is the process in which biochemical energy is generated during aerobic respiration. Biotin not only assists in various metabolic chemical conversions but also helps to transfer carbon dioxide.

Iodine
The most important function of iodine is promoting normal thyroid function and contributing to the body’s normal production of thyroid hormones. Iodine is absolutely crucial in maintaining optimal thyroid health.

Iron

Iron is an essential mineral. It is a component of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the blood, and myoglobin, another protein that carries oxygen in muscle tissue. Iron is required in red blood cell formation. Iron plays a part in many imperative biochemical pathways and enzyme systems, including those involved with energy metabolism, neurotransmitter production (serotonin and dopamine), collagen formation and immune system function. Iron has been found to promote normal oxygen transport, thus improving exercise capacity, support the immune system, increase energy levels and promote normal production of neurotransmitters and collagen.

Science

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  • Blomstrand E et al. Influence of ingesting a solution of branched-chain amino acids on plasma and muscle concentrations of amino acids during prolonged submaximal exercise. Nutrition. 12:485-90, 1996.
  • Blomstrand, E., et al.  Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise.  Journal of  Nutrition.  136(1):269S-273S, 2006.
  • Burke, D. G., et al.  The effect of whey protein supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate combined with resistance training on lean tissue mass and muscle strength.  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab.  11(3):349-364, 2001.
  • Cribb PJ, et al. The effect of whey isolate and resistance training on strength, body composition, and plasma glutamine. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 16:494-509, 2006.
  • Hall, W. L., et al.  Casein and whey exert different effects on plasma amino acid profiles, gastrointestinal hormone secretion and appetite.  British Journal of Nutrition.  89(2):239-248, 2003.
  • Hesta, M., Debraekeleer, J., Janssens, G. P. J. & De Wilde, R. (2001) [The effect of a commercial high-fibre diet and an Isomalto-oligosaccharide-supplemented diet on post-prandial glucose concentrations in dogs] J. Animal Physio. Animal Nutr., 85(7-8) 217.
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FAQ

Who should use Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars?
Anyone who is seeking a convenient alternative to high-calorie, low-nutrient fast food.

Do
Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars assist in weight loss?

Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars can be incorporated into a weight loss plan by providing a source of quality protein and vitamins — much-needed nutrients that can also provide weight loss benefits.

What are the advantages of a lean protein diet?
Protein provides much-needed nourishment while also satisfying hunger, enabling you to feel fuller for longer without becoming deprived of necessary nutrients.

What is the difference between
Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars and Choice Peanut Butter Protein Bars?

While both products offer a nutritious snack option, the benefits offered by Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars — a balanced ratio of protein vitamins and minerals  are intended to provide a satisfying between-meal snack that also represents a nutritious alternative to fast food, desserts and candy bars.

On the other hand, Choice Peanut Butter Protein Bars offer slightly higher protein content along with 12 grams of fiber, making them well-suited as an easy means to boost protein intake whenever needed.

Both products provide an ideal solution in each situation.

Are Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars vegetarian?

Yes. Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars only utilize soy and whey protein, while their fiber component is produced from various cereal crops. 

How often should I have a Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bar?
Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars are especially useful as a snack between meals to help fight hunger, and provide additional protein, vitamins and minerals. They can be enjoyed anytime.

Can I eat a
Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bar along with a meal?

Absolutely! Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars are great on their own, but can also be used as an after dinner dessert or as a nutritious addition to a salad, soup, or sandwich.

Which other products are best combined with Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars?
This is ultimately a matter of your nutritional goals. Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars can be used in combination with dietary supplements. Someone interested in healthy muscle retention and anti-aging might use them along with Ultra Prime™ Secretagogue HGH Enhancer or Prime™ Ultimate Longevity Formula by Isotonix. Those seeking support for cardiovascular health may wish to combine these bars with Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil with Vitamin E, while people seeking additional antioxidant protection may wish to use Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars along with Isotonix OPC-3.*

Packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars are a convenient, gluten free snack option for busy, active lifestyles. Available in Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor, these great tasting, guilt free treats are designed to curb hunger and provide lasting energy. With 22 vitamins and minerals designed to promote energy levels, Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars also contain 13 grams of protein, five grams of fiber and only 150 calories. Whether the goal is to lose weight, help maintain an active lifestyle, or just stay ahead of a hectic schedule, Choice Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars are a healthy snack alternative that can help you go the distance.

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Bonita

from New York

About Me Health Enthusiast , Nutritionist, Work Out Regularly

SHOP CONSULTANT

Pros

  • Easy To Take
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Nutritional
  • Tastes Good
  • Unbelievable

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • As A Snack
  • Everyday Use
  • Men
  • Weight Loss
  • Women

Comments about Choice® by Market America Choice Energy Bars:

I like the chewing when I am eating my bars.

 
1.0

Not as expected, worse in taste

By Lex the health

from Boston, MA

About Me Health Enthusiast , Work Out Regularly

SHOP CONSULTANT

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Take
    • Tastes Bad

    Best Uses

    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Choice® by Market America Choice Energy Bars:

    I ordered these with the expectation they would taste like other peanut butter protein bars. Unfortunately, they were far from what I expected. The texture was rough on my mouth and hard to eat. Swallowing the pieces were a battle in and of itself. The taste was barely peanut butter like.

     
    2.0

    I wouldn't buy these again

    By KarenP

    from USA

    Comments about Choice® by Market America Choice Energy Bars:

    The texture is far too weird. They are like beyond sticky and get stuck to your teeth. I was disappointed for sure. They are unlike other protein bars I had. From the other reviews, I though they would be great, but they were not.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love the the Chocolate Peanut butter

    By DavidY

    from USA

    SHOP CONSULTANT

    Comments about Choice® by Market America Choice Energy Bars:

    Tastes amazing! Great afternoon snack to curb the pre dinner tummy grumbles.

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