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#1 Postby VegFitMom » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:29 pm

Has anyone ordered from this company and can you tell me if their premium flavours are vegan?
I really like the idea of blending my own protein powders as their site allows.
Are there other sites similar to this that allow you to custom blend? It would be great if it was Canadian though not necessary.
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#2 Postby Zack » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:36 pm

I'd say like 50% of the people on this site order from there. A lot of us. I do believe premium flavors are vegan.
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#3 Postby VegFitMom » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:57 pm

Does anyone have a combination/formula to recreate Vega at a lower price?

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#4 Postby vegimator » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:55 am

Most do the 70/30 pea rice combo (or something similar) because it has the best aa profile. I do. Vega has all kinds of other stuff though. I'm not sure if you can add maca for instance and I don't know if the probiotics or vitamin/mineral add-ons are vegan.

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#5 Postby permabear86 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:28 am

VegFitMom wrote:Has anyone ordered from this company and can you tell me if their premium flavours are vegan?
I really like the idea of blending my own protein powders as their site allows.
Are there other sites similar to this that allow you to custom blend? It would be great if it was Canadian though not necessary.
Thank you.


Yes their premium flavors are vegan but they have 2 (if I remember correctly) artificial sweeteners in them.

VegFitMom wrote:Does anyone have a combination/formula to recreate Vega at a lower price?


Vega has all kinds of additives and other things in it, but as far as the protein goes its just pea/rice/hemp and spirulina. The mix with the best amino acid profile for building muscle is the 70/30 pea/rice blend mentioned above, but a blend closer to vega would be a 40/30/20 or so pea/rice/hemp. Also I should add that while the 70/30 pea/rice is better by itself, it may or may not be providing you with the best amino acid profile when you consider the amino acid profile of the rest of your diet.

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#6 Postby VegFitMom » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:28 pm

Well I picked up my tub of Berry Vega Sport Protein
...and while out shopping found a few new vegan proteins has anyone heard of or tried any of the following?

Progressive Nutrition Harmonized Vegan Protein

Genuine Health Vegan Proteins

Garden of Life Raw Protein

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#7 Postby VelvetVoices » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:01 pm

VegFitMom wrote:Are there other sites similar to this that allow you to custom blend? It would be great if it was Canadian though not necessary.
For now, bang for buck TP wins even though we have to import it...

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#8 Postby VegFitMom » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:25 pm

I agree VelvetVoices.
Tell me do they charge duty, customs and all those other unpleasantries?
Suggestions on what to order?
...how long does it normally take to get it?

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#9 Postby VelvetVoices » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:57 pm

Brokerage and duty fees are covered, shipping is pricey so it's good to order in bulk, takes around 10-11 days to get to Winnipeg.
First order 16lbs cost $30.95 for shipping
Second order 6lbs cost $19.50 for shipping
Third order 4lbs cost $17.30 for shipping
Next order will probably be at least double what I first ordered was.
For what to order keep it simple 70%Gemma Pea/30%Rice No Carbohydrates and No Supplements, as for flavors I've no opinion maybe it'd be a good idea to order multiple flavors for a few pounds and check what you like then bulk order after....

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#10 Postby vegimator » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:55 am

I like to do no flavor or vanilla personally because I like using the protein in protein bars too and that keeps it more versatile. It'll taste gross straight with water that way though.

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#11 Postby VegFitMom » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:34 pm

You guys rock!
Thanks for all the answers
...btw anyone know of a discount or promo code for the site?

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#12 Postby Zack » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:38 am

VegFitMom wrote:You guys rock!
Thanks for all the answers
...btw anyone know of a discount or promo code for the site?


If you go on the forums, and just search anyones posts they usually have a promo code in their signatures that gets them some points anytime someone orders.
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#13 Postby Wisereachday » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:42 pm

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I found all of this extremely informative!

I saved 5% by getting 16lb, and then another 5% on top of that by using one of the member codes the other members gave out. Total savings of about $9 total for 16lb of 70/30 Pea/Rice.

Thanks again! You don't know how hard it is to lift and live cheaply, but this has helped significantly.

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#14 Postby robert » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:43 pm

Cool!

I know www.veganproteins.com is carrying some products in bulk as well and they plan to expand to offer more.

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

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#15 Postby awaken375 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:24 pm

How is 70/30 the best AA profile? I want to see the numbers. I've been ordering 70/20/10 gemma hemp rice, and various combinations similar to that. I have 90/10 gemma hemp in the mail coming monday..
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