Vega, Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer, Natural Flavor, 17.2 oz (489 g) (Discontinued Item)
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- Sugar Free
- Gluten Free
- Dairy and Soy Free
- All-In-One, Natural Plant-Based Formula
- Excellent Source or 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
- GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices
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 of nutrition, Vega is a synergistic collection of Brendan's favorite plant-based superfoods. For years Brendan has thrived by fuelling 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 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. After opening, store in a cool dry place with lid tightly closed.
Natural vanilla 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.
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 (61 g)|
|Servings per Container: 8|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV*|
|Calories from fat||50|
|Total Fat||6 g||9%|
|Saturated fat||1 g||5%|
|Trans fat||0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat||4 g||**|
|Monounsaturated fat||1 g||**|
|Total Carbohydrate||17 g||7%|
|Dietary fiber||15 g||60%|
|Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)||5,000 mg||100%|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||60 mg||100%|
|Vitamin D (as ergocalicerol)||400 IU||100%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate)||30 IU||100%|
|Thiamine (as thimamine 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 cyancobalamin)||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 & 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)||43,000 mg||**|
|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)||300 mg||**|
|ORAC 800+ Mixed Berry Complex (Wild blueberry, blueberry, black raspberry, cherry, marion berry, blackberry)||200 mg||**|
|Stevia Leaf||100 mg||**|
|Dairy-free Probiotic Blend: (L. Acidophilus; B. Bifidum) providing 1 billion viable cells||83 mg||**|
|* Percent Daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I've tried both this product and the smoothie infusion from Vega and this is the top of the line in terms of getting optimal nutrition for your exercise program. Brendan has created a real substitute meal that is Vegan and tastes pretty good also. I buy this one (natural flavor) because you get more servings than the other flavors and it's a pretty neutral taste. The Chocolate flavor I will say rocks if you don't care about having the extra servings. The product doesn't come cheap but I will say the company's products are very high quality. I'd recommend getting the bigger size for cost savings and only use 1/2 the dose suggested for optimal cost savings. It's a winner!!
Nutritionally speaking, Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer, is one of the best vegan nutritional powders out there, at least in my opinion. I add a scoop to my green smoothie everyday. The Natural flavor is definitely a neutral taste which is perfect for whatever fruits and veggies I want to add to my smoothie for the day. The Natural and Vanilla Chai are the best tasting flavors.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Best Health Optimizer EVER !!!!
Posted by Sickness-ELIMINATOR on Dec 21, 2013
Vega is probably one of the best tasting shakes out there. As for what TRULY matters: the quality of the shake. Vega is hands down the best of its kind on the Vegan/Vegetarian market. This isn't just a shake thrown together by marketers, this was based on years of research and development by Brendan Brazier, a true vegan athlete. It is the perfect combination of protein, fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and even some herbs. The protein itself is an amazing and hard (or impossible?) to find combination of hemp, pea protein, brown rice, and flax. NO soy, either! I've been taking these shakes for about two months and feel and see a noticeable difference, which is key - in energy level, muscle development, even mental clarity. As for the cost, sure its a little pricey, but it goes back to the old "you get what you pay for". Think about why taking a supplement is important to you, and then ask yourself if paying slightly more but receiving more benefits are worth making a sacrifice somewhere else. By they way, Vega is so inclusive that it eliminates the need for going to several different supplements, therefore I think the price basically evens out within a budget. Also, I find a half a serving (one scoop) does the trick just fine, so you can stretch out the life of a tub. Believe me, I've done my research, and there are some good products out there, but this one really is THE BEST !
Love Vega products
Posted by adechamplain on Nov 06, 2012
This was the original version which now is replaced by Vega One. The new VEga One in 5 flavours has better tasted and is lovely. I actually liked the old one too (this one) and it's a high quality product which will help iron out the edges if your diet is not always perfect. A great alternative to other snacks as well and an easy to make fast pick me up. I always have something like this on hand
Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer, Natural Flavor
Posted by brobin on Oct 28, 2012
No review. Discontinued item.
Posted by DoctorMav on Oct 27, 2012
...so long as you like the taste!