Supplement Review: Vega – Vega’s plant-based vegan protein products *
Here I go subjecting myself again to things I don’t want to eat in the name of science and my readers!
I am a big proponent of varying your protein sources! Whey Isolate, Whey Concentrate, Soy, Egg, Various lean meats: Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Veal, as well as gamey meats like: Bison, Ostrich, Wild Boar, Pheasant etc… Well; now I am having Vegan Protein just for you! Vega, one of the leading companies in Vegan protein has a great line of products and I am about to have their:
Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate flavor.
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:
Improve strength and exercise performance
Repair and build muscles
Reduce 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(1). 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.
Available in Vanilla, Chocolate and Berry flavors.
It’s 25g of protein with 5,000 mg of BCAA’s and 5,000 mg of Glutamine
It’s protein blend consists of:
Peas, Saviseed?, Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein and Alfalfa Protein.
It also helps you become Alkaline!
Who would have figured we could make protein powder out of rice, peas and alfalfa? I’m sure Spanky and Buckwheat didn’t! I’m sure they can make protein powder out of Buckwheat too!
Ok here it goes: it mixes fairly easy with a spoon, it smells horrid! It doesn’t taste bad, it absolutely doesn’t taste like chocolate! It’s got a weird taste! I can taste the pea, but it is tolerable.
Do I enjoy it? No! That’s important for me, especially when I am on a cut! I need to enjoy my protein on a restricted calorie intake!
Vega One – all in one Nutritional Shake French Vanilla
Good for your body and the planet, Vega One Nutritional Shake is the clean, plant-based choice to fuel your healthy, active lifestyle—without compromise. Made from natural, whole food ingredients, Vega One is a convenient, all-in-one supplement, packed with:
50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals
15 g protein
6 g fibre
1.5 g Omega-3
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on performance nutrition, Vega One is free from dairy, gluten and soy, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
Available in Berry, Chocolate, Vanilla Chai and Natural flavor, enjoy Vega One shaken with water, juice or a non-dairy beverage of your choice, and as a delicious, nutrient-supplementing addition to your favorite smoothie recipe.
I would love to try Vanilla Chai!
Now this is good! It tastes great and doesn’t smell bad!
Unfortunately; it only has 15g of protein, but it does have a lot of fiber 6g!
Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer (formerly Vega Sport Performance Optimizer)
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:
Provide immediate and sustained energy
Increase endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity
Enhance mental focus and physical recovery
Take Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer 20 minutes before your workout to help you get in the zone with energy to burn.
Vega Pre-workout Energizer is available as a 19 oz/ 30 serving tub in delicious Lemon-Lime and Acai Berry flavours.
The Vega preworkout energizer smells really good!
But the taste is atrocious!! OMG!! I did however; have a killer workout! Super strong!!!
Taste: 4/10 if that!
Developed for easy on-the-run digestion and featuring whole food ingredients, Endurance Gel is free from high fructose corn syrup and maltodextrin. Plus, Vega Sport Endurance Gel is the only gel on the market to feature coconut oil, a medium-chain triglyceride metabolized in the liver to provide instant, non-carbohydrate energy.
Available in Orange Zest and Raspberry flavors.
Did I get more endurance: no
Did I get a sugar rush: no
BCAAs are much better in my opinion.
It tasted only like its #1 ingredient which was dates. If you like dates (I don’t) then you will love it! I didn’t taste raspberry or much of anything else. To me it was like date paste. My father would love it.