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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:50 pm 
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Hey Buddy,

No problem, I was just explaining, becuase I didn't want others to think that I got something out of it. I get Vega whether people from here order it or not. I used it and won my last bodybuilding contest and the people with Vega and Sequal Naturals thought it would be great to share my testimonial so they sponsored me with Vega Supplements, which has been great!

So no worries buddy, I was just trying to explain. I'm also glad that Brendan hopped on here to explain further because there is always a Big Picture that we often overlook. For example we choose not to buy organic foods because they are more expensive, yet we don't support the industry to help bring the costs down. That is just a small example, there are many others, where we just miss the "Big Picture" and only think of the immediate step in front of us. I think veganism in general, is about the Big Picture and how choices we make NOW affect the FUTURE. I know that most people here know that as well, we just maybe don't stress it enough.

Anyway, I'm off to go eat again, thanks for posting, glad you were able to take time from moving to come back and say hi :D

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Thanks Andrew, appreciate it.

Jonathan, yes making an additional basic formula is something I'll seriously considering for the future. Thanks

Brendan


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I just bought some of the berry flavour Vega - the large size - for $60.00.

With all the other prices for it thrown around on this thread, it seems like I got a good deal!!!!

I am going to the gyem now to have an awesome workout and then I am going to use the vega as my post workout shakes.

:D 8)


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By supporting the kind of agriculture that I have chosen to do by formulating Vega, it will bring the future cost of these “undervalued” crops down, so will actually make them more available. Yes, this is still a ways in the future but within 25 years these high-end ingredients will be cheaper than the “artificially” cheeped commodity prices charged for soy and whey. Big companies would not take a chance because the margins are so low, but I did. Someone had to do it.


The way things are looking, it may be sooner than 25 years, considering the burgeoning rise in sales for at least one "undervalued" crop, namely hemp:

http://www.globalhemp.com/News/2005/Sep ... -grow.html

http://www.globalhemp.com/News/2005/Sep ... nipeg.html

Of all the superfoods, I'm most excited by hemp, which Richard Rose, founder of HempNut, Inc. and soyfood innovator/developer since the 80's has referred to as the "soybean of the new milennium". In my own personal experience, by adding hemp seeds to my diet I was able to go from 184 lbs. to 197 lbs., maintaining the same waist size (34") while performing the exact same training regimen I've been following for a couple of years now. Truly an astounding food source!


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I totally missed this thread when it started. :?

I have to say that Vega is a superior quality supliment and full meal replacement. It offers so much more than a soy protein isolate and I can actually digest it.

Sequel Naturals hooked me up with a whole box of supliments for the C'ville vegetarian festival. I had no idea at the time they were worth so much $$$. I gave out several cases of Vega bars, a dozen or more vega powder sample packs and several stacks of brochures.

People were really excited about this supliment, I think it really fills a high end niche market. The prices aren't really out of line with other high end whey based stuff such as EAS Myoplex meal replacements, $4 a serving for whey, cholesterol and sugar!!! :twisted:

Unfortunately, this supliment is pretty much out of my price range as well. It would be cool to see the price come down. On the other hand, there are plenty of people out there who can afford it. How many people in my office show up every day with a $4 coffee from Starbucks? Heck, if I didn't eat so damn much food, I could afford the supliment. I just can't afford both, so will have to go with the food. :D

If the money isn't an issue, give this one a try.


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Vega is HUGE! I've been a sponsored Vega athlete for a few months now and knew that Vega was sold in 1,000 stores across Canada but I didn't realize how big it was until this weekend.

I spent two full days working at the Vega Booth at the Taste of Health Festival in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Many people tried Vega (the powder) for the first time, but most I spoke to were already regular users of Vega.

The Vega bar (raw food energy bar) just came out. The official launch is next weekend in Toronto, but we had hundreds of bars on hand to give samples out to people and sell many boxes of them. The Vega bars are great! I know not everyone likes the taste of the meal replacement powder. Some love it, some like it and others hate it. But the bars are totally good! Everyone loved them, and I ate so many of them this weekend, and I'll be taking a few boxes home with me too :)

Brendan Brazier is a pretty big time athlete in Canada, he's all over the radio, newspaper, magazines, and many forms of media. He's actually quite shy and very soft spoken as you'll see in our movie, so I was the high energy, funny, muscular Vega representative at the booth. They have me in brochures and posters coming out in a few weeks so that is cool too.

It was cool to be in the city where Vega was created (by Brendan) to see all the hype and buzz around this vegan nutrition supplement.

They are a little spendy but probably the highest quality products out there as well. Brendan likes everything to be the top of the line, highest quality nutrition and I'm sure that is what you'll find when you read the ingredients.

Check out www.myvega.com and get some bars, they are great!

-Thin Thin Vega Him

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I must try this so-called vega.sounds rad


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Robert,

You mentioned how well Vega is being marketed and sold in Canada but how is the reception of the product coming along in the U.S.? Vega may be a bit of a tough sell in the States because many of it's principal ingredients--maca, chlorella and especially hemp barely register with consumers here. Canadians will almost certainly have more familiarity with hemp for one, as it is grown there, but in the U.S. we're struggling with reintroducing it and attempting to make it a marketable agricultural commodity. Educating the public that hemp has the desired 1:3 ratio of Omega 3:6 fatty acids, complete amino acid profile and highly digestible globulin edisten protein, superior in all respects to whey or egg white protein would be fine if one didn't have to deal with the THC issue and the erroneous perception that it is marijuana's evil twin.

Chlorella is not as well known as Spirulina in the U.S., but I believe the former to be superior in its de-toxifying properties and nutritional profile.

Maca is gaining some some slight acceptance in the U.S. beyond the "nature's answer to Viagra" tag but it will take some time for Americans to understand that it is the adaptogenic and adrenal gland nourishing properties that are the true standouts. It is truly a wonderous food from the Andes.

Vega is a highly visionary product that Brendan has developed, certainly, but something that for the majority of U.S. bodybuilders, focused on whey, creatnine, fish oil, Coenzyme Q-10, glutamine, etc. will need time to accept. With your help, perhaps you can assist in creating a paradigm shift in body building nutrition. Your enthusiasm will surely pay off here.

If I had to change one thing about the Vega formula, I would substitute xylitol for stevia, because it tastes like sugar (but with none of the harmful effects of sugar) and has both anti-oxidant and anabolic properties. (Xylitol is derived from birchwood as is so natural that the human body produces it in very small amounts). Preparing foods with stevia is tricky due to its bitter, licorice-like flavor and is definitely an acquired taste--though I do use it and along with FOS and xylitol, they are the only sweeteners I use. I'm guessing that stevia may be the reason why some object to the product's taste.

Michael


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