Vega Sport - Natural Plant Based Performance Protein Vanilla - 29.2 oz. (829g)
Vega Sport Natural Plant Based Performance Protein Vanilla is a complete multi-source, alkaline-forming, plant-based protein powder blend, featuring 5,500mg of BCAAs and 5,000mg of glutamine per serving, Vega Sport Performance Protein is formulated to:
- Improves strength and exercise performance
- Repairs and builds muscles
- Reduces recovery time between training
The recent innovation to Vega Sport Performance Protein comes from the addition of SaviSeed (sacha inchi) protein, a rich, plant-based source of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is a key component of serotonin production. Serotonin - the feel good hormone - helps with the mental aspect of recovery, so you'll keep the drive alive and be motivated to train again. Take Vega Sport Performance Protein within 30 to 90 minutes of your workout or throughout the day to meet your individual protein needs to recharge and repair so you can do it all again, sooner.
Vega Sport is the first all-natural, plant-based performance enhancement system specifically developed to help athletes perform at their best - before, during and after training and competition. Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and best selling author on performance nutrition, Vega Sport products are 100% plant-based, dairy, gluten, and soy free and contain no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
Free of common allergens including gluten, dairy and soy and containing over 85% organic ingredients, Vega Sport Performance Protein will help take you and your athletic achievements to the next level, safely and naturally.
Purpose-Driven Ingredients: What's in Vega Sport Performance Protein?
Every ingredient in Vega Sport Performance Protein beverage mix is purpose-driven and complementary, each playing an important individual role in enhancing a specific aspect of performance. Yet, when combined, the ingredients work synergistically to boost performance more significantly than the sum of the individual parts.
Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein
Raw and sprouted for exceptional digestibility, our unique brown rice protein includes the bran, germ and endosperm of the whole rice grain. It is a complete and bioavailable protein (PDCAAS = 1) sporting a 96% correlation to whey protein and 98% correlation to human milk in terms of digestibility. Organically grown and produced via a proprietary, low temperature enzymatic biofermentation process, our rice protein is made without any chemicals, acids or solvents.
Organic Green Pea Protein
Pea is one of the best plant based sources of protein for human consumption due to its rich amino acid profile and bioavailability. Particularly high in pea protein is lysine, an essential amino acid that helps convert fatty acids into energy, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, enhances calcium absorption and promotes collagen formation. Our green pea protein is chlorophyll-rich, alkaline-forming, highly digestible and organically grown and processed.
Raw, alkaline-forming and complete, hemp protein contains all the amino acids, including all eight essential amino acids. Because it is comprised of primarily edestin and albumin, two of the most common types of proteins found in the human body, hemp protein is very easy to digest and assimilate. Clean and green, hemp protein is also a quality source of arginine, histidine, branch-chained amino acids and Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids.
Organic alfalfa juice protein
Our alfalfa juice protein comes from young alfalfa plants, harvested at their peak and gently processed to maintain optimal nutritional properties. A raw, alkaline-forming and easily digestible source of complete protein, alfalfa juice protein is rich in chlorophyll and xanthophyll and provides all the essential and non essential amino acids plus 21 vitamins and minerals including beta carotene, vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
Exceptionally nutrient-dense, spirulina is a fresh water blue green algae that contains over 60% protein, among the highest of any food. Grown without pesticides or herbicides, spirulina yields 20 times more protein per acre than soybeans and 200 times more than beef. Raw, alkaline-forming and sporting a rich array of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, spirulina protects from oxidant stress, supports the immune system and reduces inflammation.
Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA s)
Among the most vital for enhanced athletic performance are the essential branch chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine as they cannot be made by the body and must be acquired through food. BCAAs are also metabolized in muscle tissue, rather than in the liver for faster utilization and they are proven to increase strength, endurance and muscle synthesis, enhance recovery, reduce muscle soreness and inflammation and improve energy and mood.
Proven to support and enhance recovery after training, glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the body. Because your body will digest its own muscle to get glutamine, supplementing with this amino acid during times of heavy training or dieting is key to preventing muscle catabolism. Used in conjunction with proper training, glutamine can produce exceptional results in strength, muscle growth, and accelerated fat loss.
Our unique digestive enzyme blend was specially formulated to enhance the digestibility, absorption and overall nutrition of our ProVega plant-based protein blend. We included plant and bacterial based proteolytic enzymes, aminopeptidase and hemicellulase to help eliminate any side effects like gas, bloating and discomfort. It also helps reduce inflammation, speed up recovery after exercise, and maintain strength during workouts.
Quite often the simplest solution is the best one. Over the past 50 years, however, our Western culture has managed to complicate matters concerning diet and its relation to health. Obesity and malnourishment exist simultaneously while the over-consumption of calorie-rich but nutrient-poor foods drain our energy. To make matters worse, we treat obesity with drugs and fad diets and combat fatigue with refined carbohydrates, sugar and caffeine. These are short-term solutions that eventually render us energy depleted, over-stimulated, chronically stressed and vulnerable to illness and premature aging.
So what can we do to address this problem? Today, many health experts believe the solution is to consume primarily plant-based whole foods; pure and simple as nature intended. Whole foods support all the requirements of a healthy body system, from absorption to elimination.
The challenge with whole foods has always been their relative inconvenience to prepare, compared to the gamut of fast food offerings so readily available to us. Born of the belief that one should not have to compromise between whole food goodness and fast food convenience, Vega was created with the following principles in mind:
Plant-based whole foods are the true future of optimal health
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." This is one of the most tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. Plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fiber and phytonutrients and countless studies support their many health benefits. Vega is made exclusively from plant-based whole foods.
Raw, alkalinizing foods are the best defense against illness and disease
In stark contrast to processed food, raw plant-based whole foods foster an alkaline environment within the body, an ideal platform upon which optimal health can be built. The main cause of all illness and disease stems from the disruption of pH balance in the body. Raw, alkaline foods help neutralize acid in our diet to promote healthy pH balance. Vega is slightly alkaline (pH of 7.2), similar to human blood (pH 7.4).
Nutrient density is more important than calories
Once the body is supplied with the nourishment it needs, cravings will cease. Consuming nutrient dense whole foods is a healthy way to naturally reduce caloric intake resulting in the creation of a stronger, leaner body. Vega is very nutrient dense, yet low in calories.
Food should provide energy, not drain it
Ease of assimilation is a key benefit of wholesome, natural food. The less energy the body must spend on digestion and assimilation, the more it will retain. Enzyme rich to conserve energy upon digestion, Vega offers superior net energy gain.
Food should energize through nourishment, not stimulation
Refined foods, sugar and caffeine "˜lend' temporary energy by stimulating the adrenal glands, creating a brief increase in energy levels but eventually resulting in fatigue. Vega contains an ideal balance of essential fatty acids, fiber and low glycemic carbohydrates to provide a constant, enduring supply of energy through nourishment, not stimulation, resulting in improved performance, mental clarity and enhanced ability to burn body fat.
Avoid common allergens to reduce food sensitivities
Many people, whether they know it or not, have sensitivities to foods that are abundant in the modern diet; commonly resulting in headaches, mild flu-like symptoms, low energy, and difficulty shedding body fat. Clean and green, Vega is free of most common allergens including artificial sweeteners, dairy, gluten, soy, wheat and yeast.
It is possible to grow a younger body
Regular exercise to break down body tissue, coupled with premium, whole food nutrition to rebuild it is what keeps us biologically young. Depending on activity level, six to eight months from now your body will have regenerated almost all of its tissue at the cellular level. It will literally be made up of what you eat between now and then. Supply your body with premium building blocks such as those found in Vega and the result can literally be a healthier, younger body.