• Vega™ SPORT Performance Protein

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Description

A multi-source, plant-based protein powder, featuring 30 grams of complete protein, 6,000mg of BCAAs and 6,000mg 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.

Recharge and repair so you can do it all again, sooner. Vega Sport Performance Protein repairs and builds muscle tissue to assist in recovery.

Improve strength

Consuming protein, especially branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) after a workout helps your body to rebuild muscle, and reduces recovery time.[1] With a reduced recovery time, you’ll be able to push harder and train more often, naturally building strength.

Build and repair muscle

Besides recovering faster, in order to build strength you have to repair and rebuild your muscle. Training breaks down muscle—you have to break down muscle to build it stronger.

Leucine, isoleucine and valine are branched chain amino acids (BCAA) which act as signaling molecules to stimulate protein synthesis after exercise. These amino acids aid in transitioning your body from a catabolic (breaking down of muscle during exercise) to an anabolic (repair and rebuild) state.[2] Glutamine is an additional amino acid which repairs muscle cells after exercise.[3] Vega Sport Performance Protein contains 30 grams complete protein and 6,000 mg each of both BCAAs and L-glutamine.

Reduce recovery time

Beyond repairing muscle and building strength, immune function is another element of recovery. Vega Sport Performance Protein contains the amino acid L-Glutamine which is fuel for immune cells. Since intense exercise reduces glutamine in your blood, consuming 6,000 mg of glutamine in Vega Sport Performance Protein after exercise can help to support your immune system.[4]

 

BCAAs

BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) are essential amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine), which cannot be made by your body and must be eaten. BCAAs are metabolized in muscle tissue, rather than in your liver, so they can be used faster. BCAAs help to transition your body from a catabolic (breaking down muscle) to anabolic (building muscle) stage after exercise.

 

Complete plant-based protein blend

Sprouted whole grain brown rice, pea, alfalfa, and SaviSeed protein combine to create 30 grams of complete protein with a balanced amino acid profile.

 

Glutamine

Glutamine is an amino acid which helps to repair and build muscle cells after exercise. It is also a component of digestive and immune system health.

 

Ingredients

Pea protein, Pumpkin seed protein, Organic sunflower seed protein, Alfalfa protein, Tart cherry, Probiotics (Bacillus coagulans [provides 1 billion cfu/serving]), Bromelain, Turmeric extract, Black Pepper extract. Contains less than 2% of: Sea salt, Natural caramel flavor, Natural vanilla flavor, Stevia extract, Xanthan gum.

Nutrition Facts

AMOUNT PER SERVING % DAILY VALUE*
Other
Iron 20%*
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Calories 150
Calories from fat 25
Fat 3 g 5%
Saturated 0 g 0%
(+) Trans
Sodium 390 mg 16%*
Carbohydrate 4 g 1%*
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 g
Sugars 1 g 30 g
Protein 30 g 56%*
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15%
Typical amino acid profile per serving (41 g) † Daily Value Not Established.
Alanine 1503 mg
Aspartic Acid 4113 mg
Arginine 3105 mg
Cysteine 315 mg
Glutamic Acid 6354 mg
Glycine 1539 mg
Histidine 909 mg
Isoleucine 1710 mg
Leucine 2943 mg
Lysine 2439 mg
Methionine 414 mg
Phenylalanine 1953 mg
Proline 1656 mg
Serine 1881 mg
Threonine 1431 mg
Tryptophan 423 mg
Tyrosine 1269 mg
Valine 1836 mg

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Cautions:

Discontinue use if signs of allergy appear and consult a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking prescription medication or if you have a serious medical condition. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if seal is broken.

 

   References from Vega.com research:
   [1]  Bernardot, Dan (2012). Advanced Sports Nutrition. Human Kinetics. 4th ed.
[2] Blomstrand E, Eliasson J, Karlsson HK, Köhnke R. (2006). Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise. Journal of Nutrition. 136(1 Suppl):269S-73S. Accessed on 5/23/13 from http://jn.nutrition.org/content/136/1/269S.long
[3] Newsholme P, Procopio J, Lima MM, Pithon-Curi TC, Curi R. (2003). Glutamine and glutamate-their central role in cell metabolism and function. Cell Biochemistry and Function. 21(1):1-9.
[4] Shils M et al (2006) Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

This is a plant-based protein supplement and contains NO gluten, soy, or dairy. 

Informed-Choice: Vega Sport products are Informed-Choice certified. The Informed-Choice program provides assurance that all Vega Sport products have been tested for substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances and are safe for athletes to use. For more information Click Here.