Vega Sport Natural Plant Based Performance Protein Chocolate - 1.3 oz. (37g) - Formerly Sequel Natur
Vega Sport Natural Plant Based Performance Protein Chocolate is a complete multi-source, alkaline-forming, plant-based protein blend, featuring 5,500mg of BCAAs and 5,000mg of glutamine per serving, Vega Sport Performance Protein is formulated to:
- Improve strength and exercise performance
- Repair and build muscles
- Reduce recovery time between training
- Dairy, Gluten and Soy Free
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. For optimal results, use in conjunction with Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator.
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.
Brendan Brazier, Vega Ambassador, vegan Ironman, Thrive Diet author
Brendan Brazier is one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant-based. He's a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author of The Thrive Diet (Penguin, 2007), and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called Vega. He is also a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Brendan is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition. He is a guest lecturer at Cornell University and teaches an eCornell course called The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism. Brendan was chosen as one of the 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews Magazine, the Top 40 Under 40 most influential people in the health industry by Natural Food Merchandiser and has been nominated for the prestigious Manning Innovation Award twice for creating Vega.
Brendan's intentions of spreading the word of an ethical, environmentally friendly, and healthy lifestyle through plant-based foods have taken him across North America, speaking at events such as the Chicago Green Festival and the United States Humane Society Gala. Brendan was also invited to address US Congress on Capitol Hill, where he spoke of the significant social and economic benefits that could be achieved by improving personal health through better diet. The focus of his speech was to draw attention to the role that food plays in the prevention of most chronic diseases currently plaguing North Americans. Spanning the whole month of October of 2008, Brendan was a keynote presenter on a cross-Canada university speaking tour called Students for Sustainability. Speaking at 21 universities, along with others such David Suzuki and Stephan Lewis, the tour went coast to coast offering practical environmental preservation solutions to students. It was Canada's largest environmental tour.
Among Brendan's other achievements are his active involvement with initiatives such as a new exploratory adventure movie on health and wellness, Back from the Edge, and a photo feature alongside the likes of Barack Obama and Bill Maher in the Charity book A Rare Breed of Love (Simon & Schuster) recently featured by Oprah Winfrey. Having appeared on CTV and CBC in Canada and on NBC, ABC and FOX in the United States, Brendan has become a sought-after speaker. Aimed at helping individuals and companies improve productivity through greater fitness Brendan's latest book, Thrive Fitness: Mental and Physical Strength for Life, was published by Penguin in January, 2009.
Vega Guiding Principles
Plant-Based Whole Food are the True Future of Optimal Health
"Eat your fruits and vegetables" is one of the most tried and true recommendations for a health diet. Plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fiber and phytonutrients. Countless studies support their many health benefits. Vega products are made exclusively from plant-based, whole food ingredients.
Alkaline-Forming, Plant-Based Whole Foods Help Build a Platform for Optimal Health
Studies have shown a linkage between an alkaline-forming diet and accelerated growth, development and metabolism, helping to provide a platform upon which optimal health can be built. In stark contract to processed food, alkaline-forming foods are nearly exclusively found in the vegetable and fruit groups (research has also shown that it is possible to efficiently modify urine pH bby diet alone). Vega products are alkaline-forming and 100% plant-based.
Nutrient Density is More Important than Calories
Once your 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 creates products that are nutrient dense, yet relatively low in calories.
What You Eat Should Provide Energy, Not Drain It
Ease of nutrient assimilation is a key benefit of wholesome, natural food. The less energy the body must spend on digestion and assimilation, the more energy it will retain. Enzyme-rich to help with efficient digestion, Vega products offer superior net energy gain.
What You Eat Should Energize Through Nourishment, not Stimulation
Refined foods, refined sugar and caffeine lend temporary energy by stimulatin the adrenal glands, creating a brief increase in energy levels but eventually resulting in fatigue. On a day-to-day basis, Vega One, Energizing Smoothie and Vibrancy bars offer a balance of Omega-3, fiber and low-glycemic carbohydrates to provide a constant, enduring supply of energy through nourishment, not stimulation. For athletes, the Vega Sport system features products with a judicious balance of minimally-refined carbohydrates and gentler sources of caffeine to provide targeted stimulation to fuel activity, while being mindful of post-workout recovery and long-term wellness.
Minimum Exposure to Sensitivity-Aggravating Ingredients
Many people—whether they know it or not—have sensitivities to ingredients that are abundant in the modern, processed food diet. These sensitivities can manifest as headaches, mild flu-like symptoms, low energy, and difficulty shedding body fat. Vega products are dairy, gluten and soy free, and contain no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.*
* Vega products are formulated without dairy, gluten or soy. However, our products that contain solid chocolate (Vega maca chocolate, Vega SaviSeed (Cocoa Kissed only), Vega Sport Protein bars and Vega Vibrancy bars (Chocolate Decadence only), may be made in a facility that also processes chocolate containing dairy and soy.
Is Is Possible to Rebuild a Younger-Feeling Body
People who exercise regularly break down cellular tissue during every workout. What you eat serves as the building blocks for cellular restoration. Poor-quality construction materials result in poor-quality structures, and the converse is also true. You literally are what you eat! If regular exercise puts your body in perpetual regeneration mode, you want to give it the highest quality building materials available so your body can rebuild a stronger, younger-feeling version of you. The nutrient-dense, high net-gain, alkaline-forming nutrition found in plant-based whole foods and superior natural health products like those offered by Vega is truly the best building material available for your body.
About Sequel Natural
Sequel Naturals' Vision:
To deliver premium, innovative and authentic wellness solutions to their valued customers. In so doing, create an industry leading, profitable and fulfilling company for their people.
At Sequel Naturals, they believe in the power of superfoods and the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. That's why they search the globe, from land to sea for natural foods with the greatest potential impact on today's health concerns. They believe that Hippocrates was on to something great when he proclaimed: "Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food." Their mission is to bring you Nature's finest superfoods with their innate healing powers intact. They believe in authenticity. They use only the absolute finest raw materials, in their ideal and most proven delivery forms, and they source them directly from their proud and passionate producers. They believe in science. All their products are backed by extensive scientific studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals and supported by health professionals worldwide.
They believe in sustainability. Their products are predominantly plant based, highly raw and organic, require minimal processing and ultimately leave a nominal footprint. They are committed to leaving a legacy for future generations to not only meet their needs, but to thrive. They believe that the greatest wealth they can possess is their health, and as so sagely stated by Seneca, "To wish to be well is part of becoming well." They believe you don't have to be all that big to make a difference. You do, however, have to know what you believe in and take action.