Vega, Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer, Chocolate Flavor, 17.7 oz (501 g) (Discontinued Item)
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- Sugar Free
- Gluten Free
- Dairy and Soy Free
- All-In-One, Natural Plant-Based Formula
- Excellent Source of Protein, Fiber & Antioxidants
- Provides 100% Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamins & Minerals
- Contains Omega 3 & 6 EFAs, Enzymes, Probiotics & Phytonutrients
- Free of Common Allergens, Alkaline-Forming & Easy To Digest
- Whole Food
- Dietary Supplement
How Green is Vega?
A Vega breakfast is an incredible 38 times better for the planet than a traditional bacon and egg breakfast, and 10 times better than a cereal-based breakfast. In fact, switching to Vega for 1 year would be equal to turning off a 60 watt light bulb for 12,500 hours, or 521 consecutive days!
Vega Provides Essential Everyday Nutrition
Combining whole food goodness with fast food convenience, Vega is a convenient and complete source of plant-based whole foods. Easily digested, alkaline-forming and pleasant-tasting, Vega is ideal for anyone looking for a simple, one-stop supplement solution to support optimal health and vitality.
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan, professional Ironman Triathlete and best-selling author on nutrition, Vega is a synergistic collection of Brendan's favorite plant-based superfoods. For years Brendan has thrived by fueling his body with whole food shakes. After extensive formulation and testing, Vega is a replica of Brendan's tried-and-true health and performance optimizing shake.
Use Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer to help:
- Promote optimal health and increase energy and stamina
- Meet 100% of recommended daily intake of vitamins & minerals
- Meet 60% of recommended daily intake of fiber
- Support the development of bones & teeth
- Ensure healthy thyroid and hormonal function
- Enhance digestion and gastrointestinal function
- Preserve good cardiovascular health
- Support eyesight, skin health and immune system
- Maintain proper muscle function
- Encourage healthy weight loss by improving metabolism, increasing feeling of fullness and controlling blood sugar
Take one or more servings daily for optimal health and vitality. Mix two level scoops of Vega into one and a half to two cups (12 to 16 fluid ounces) of cold water and shake well. Makes a nutritionally complete and satisfying whole food shake without compromises. For those with smaller appetites, try just half a serving (one scoop). You can also use Vega as a boost to your favorite blended smoothie recipe. As with any high fiber product, start slowly and gradually increase intake over several days. Be sure to drink plenty of water with increased dietary fiber.
Natural chocolate flavor, xanthan gum.
Made without compromises, Vega contains no animal products, dairy, egg, gluten, soy, added sugar, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners of any kind and free of GMOs, herbicides and pesticides. Best of all, Vega is clean, green and suitable for those on almost any kind of diet including calorie-reduced, low carb, low glycemic, gluten-free, diabetic, cleansing, elimination and vegetarian/vegan.
After opening, store in a cool dry place with lid tightly closed.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
|Serving Size: 2 scoops (71 g)|
|Servings Per Container: 7|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV*|
|Calories from fat||60|
|Total Fat||7 g||11%|
|Saturated fat||1.5 g||8%|
|Trans fat||0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat||4 g||**|
|Monounsaturated fat||1.5 g||**|
|Total Carbohydrate||23 g||8%|
|Dietary fiber||15 g||60%|
|Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)||5,000 IU||100%|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||60 mg||100%|
|Vitamin D (as ergocalciferol)||400 IU||100%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate)||30 IU||100%|
|Vitamin K (as phytonadione)||80 mcg||100%|
|Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride)||1.5 mg||100%|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||1.7 mg||100%|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3)||23 mg||110%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)||2 mg||100%|
|Folate (as folic acid)||400 mcg||100%|
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)||6 mcg||100%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as calcium d-pantothenate)||10 mg||100%|
|Calcium (as calcium phosphate)||1,100 mg||110%|
|Iron (as citrate)||18 mg||100%|
|Phosphorus (as potassium phosphate & calcium phosphate)||1,100 mg||110%|
|Iodine (as potassium iodide)||160 mcg||110%|
|Magnesium (as citrate)||400 mg||100%|
|Zinc (as citrate)||15 mg||100%|
|Selenium (as citrate)||70 mcg||100%|
|Copper (as citrate)||2 mg||100%|
|Manganese (as citrate)||2 mg||100%|
|Chromium (as citrate)||120 mcg||100%|
|Molybdenum (as citrate)||75 mcg||100%|
|Potassium (as phosphate)||1,500 mg||43%|
|ProVega Complete Broad Spectrum Plant-Based Protein Blend:
(Organic hemp protein, yellow pea protein, organic brown rice protein, whole flax seed)
|Frutafit Inulin FOS: (from chicory root)||4,000 mg||**|
|MacaSure: (Organic Gelatinized Maca Root)||2,500 mg||**|
|ChlorEssence: (High CGF Cracked Cell Chlorella)||2,500 mg||**|
|Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids||2,500 mg||**|
|Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids||1,500 mg||**|
|Prohydroxy-P Digestive Enzyme Blend:
(protease I, protease II, amylase, lipase, cellulase)
|Stevia Leaf||300 mg||**|
|ORAC 800+ Mixed Berry Complex:
(Wild blueberry, blueberry, black raspberry, cherry, marion berry, blackberry)
|Dairy-free Probiotic Blend:
(L. Acidophilus; B. Bifidum) providing 1 billion viable cells
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I like all Vega Health Optimizers (except for the Natural flavor) but the Chocolate one is my all time favorite! Blended with banana, papaya and or pineapple, its a real chocolate treat!!! Satisfies my chocolate craving without all that sugar and hydrogenated fats found in all chocolate bars out there. So, now Vega chocolate flavor is #1 for me!!
This is a good addition to my otherwise healthy diet. I enjoy the chocolaty taste and particularly like it on ice on those hot days when I don't really feel like eating a full meal.
Meal Replacement or Snack
Posted by TheSage on Dec 08, 2012
Great tasting and mixes well with water.
Amazing but a bit chalky
Posted by glow-nutrition on Nov 09, 2012
I love this Vega product! It can work as a meal replacement, provides 20grams of protein per serving, uses plant based protein, and has only 1 gram of sugar. Tastes good too. Chocolate flavor is not favorite though. But the prices on Iherb can't be beat!
Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer, Chocolate Flavor
Posted by brobin on Oct 28, 2012
No rating as product is now discontinued.
good, but better with additions
Posted by Reviewer1016652 on Oct 23, 2012
On it's own, just mixed with water, this is decent. Not great, but definitely drinkable. But mix it in a blender with water (or coconut milk), a banana, and some peanut butter and it's DELICIOUS.
Posted by 4725628862599789186 on Oct 20, 2012
i am not an nutrition expert but it seems pretty packed with what you need and some more. i am a chocolate guy but this does not taste that good. vanila and berry are much better flavors if you ask me. do not know if it is placebo or not but i can feel my body works better. i stopt taking syntetich vitamins couse this feels like it is enough. one advice.. start slow!!! it will rock your shit in the start!