Vega Sport Natural Plant Based Pre-Workout Energizer Acai Berry - 19 oz. (540g) - Formerly Sequel Naturals
Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer Acai Berry is a pre-workout drink mix sporting a unique blend of 13 synergistic plant-based performance-improving ingredients, like green tea, yerba mate, coconut oil and rhodiola, specifically selected to:
- Provides immediate and sustained energy
- Increases endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity
- Enhances mental focus and recovery
Featuring two complementary carbohydrates, Pre-Workout Energizer is balanced to provide both instant and slower-burning fuel for your workouts. Organic sprouted brown rice syrup has a high glycemic index (90), entering the bloodstream quickly, while organic palm nectar has a low glycemic index (35), providing slow, steady energy that will not spike or crash.
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on performance nutrition, Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer provides a complete array of key performance enhancing benefits including:
- Immediate and lasting energy from a broad spectrum of carbohydrate and functional food sources
- Increased endurance and stamina
- Raised aerobic and anaerobic capacity
- Enhanced mental acuity and motor performance
- Reduced joint and muscle pain after exercise
- Improved body composition and supports healthy weight management
- Replenished electrolytes during exercise
Sporting a unique and mostly organic combination of Brendan's favourite performance improving ingredients, Vega Sport Performance Optimizer will help take you and your athletic achievements to the next level, safely and naturally.
Free of common allergens including gluten, dairy and soy and containing over 85% organic ingredients, Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer will help take you and your athletic achievements to the next level, safely and naturally.
Purpose-Driven Ingredients: What's in Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer ?
Every ingredient in Vega Sport Performance Optimizer 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.
Prized for its rich, natural source of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), coconut oil is a raw healthy fat, which does not require digestion prior to its energy-boosting effect. Coconut oil goes straight to the liver to provide near-instant fuel and helps the body access and burn body fat as fuel to improve body composition.
A popular health elixir in Asia, kombucha is a fermented tea, rich in organic acids, active enzymes, amino acids,and antioxidants. It acts as a natural muscle relaxant, helping muscles move with greater fluidity and ease, resulting in less energy expenditure and ultimately enhanced endurance. Kombucha culture is also a liver detoxifier which helps speed up recovery following a workout.
Yerba mate is rich in antioxidants, chlorophyll and trace minerals. It aids in digestion and boosts mental and physical performance through mild stimulation of the adrenal glands. Increased mental focus is a significant benefit to the athlete as it improves the ability to get into the zone and perform without distraction. Unlike coffee, yerba mate will not cause jitters nor dehydration.
Rich in cell-protecting polyphenols, green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants which improve immune system function. Green tea also provides a natural source of caffeine which lightly stimulates the adrenal glands, heightens mental focus and readies the body for peak performance. Green tea has also been shown to assist fat metabolization which can reduce body fat over time.
Rhodiola Extract (3% rosavin)
Rhodiola is proven to improve mood, physical and mental performance. It helps dilate blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow capacity throughout the body and reducing energy requirements placed on the cardiovascular system. Taking rhodiola before a workout can also enhance recovery by normalizing heart rate and improving protein synthesis post-workout.
Panax Ginseng Extract (4% ginsenosides)
A powerful adaptogen, ginseng strengthens the immune system and helps reduce stress and cortisol levels. Taking ginseng pre-workout will allow the body to be physically pushed further while delaying the onset of muscle fatigue. It also boosts energy and improves adrenal function without stimulation to reduce recovery time.
Devil's Claw Extract (6:1)
Devil's claw helps prevent inflammation and promotes joint vitality and fluid muscle contractions. A proven and safe alternative to synthetic analgesics, devils claw has also been shown to temporarily reduce the effectiveness of pain receptors, thereby allowing the athlete to push harder during physical activity to achieve a higher level of performance.
Turmeric Extract (95% curcuminoids)
Turmeric increases circulation, enhancing delivery of blood and oxygen to working muscles. It is also effective at reducing inflammation to enhance recovery post-workout.
Ginger Extract (5% gingerols)
Ginger reduces inflammation, improves digestion, and has blood thinning properties. Since one marker of improved fitness is an increase in red blood cells, (which causes the blood to become thicker), ginger can also help promote ideal blood viscosity.
Sodium & Potassium Citrate
Sodium and potassium are electrolytes which play a vital role in optimal hydration. Since sweat is comprised of water and electrolytes, water alone will not fully maintain or restore fluid levels lost through sweating. The correct balance of electrolytes and fluid will enhance muscle function, heart efficacy, and mental sharpness and help prevent muscle cramps.
Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Syrup
Sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup undergoes a proprietary germination process which converts the starch component in rice to an easily-assimilated form of fuel that enters the bloodstream quickly while requiring significantly less digestive energy. With a high glycemic index (80), sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup provides immediate fuel to the brain and working muscles.
Organic Palm Nectar
Organic palm nectar comes from the blossoms of the tropical coconut palm. It provides a clean-burning fuel that is easily absorbed and utilized by the muscles and is a prime energy source for optimal brain function. Entering the bloodstream at a slow and steady rate, it provides sustaining energy. Palm nectar solids have a very low glycemic index (35) and will not cause an insulin spike or crash.
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.