I am working on getting Vega Available in Bend soon too. It's all over Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and some other places in Oregon. We're all over the place in general and I'm working on expanding it in Oregon.
It is one of the best health powders out there.
Here is some info off the website:
Quite often the simplest solution is the best one. Over the past 50 years, however, our Western culture has managed to complicate matters concerning diet and its relation to health. Obesity and malnourishment exist simultaneously while the over-consumption of calorie-rich but nutrient-poor foods drain our energy. To make matters worse, we treat obesity with drugs and fad diets and combat fatigue with refined carbohydrates, sugar and caffeine. These are short-term solutions that eventually render us energy depleted, over-stimulated, chronically stressed and vulnerable to illness and premature aging.
So what can we do to address this problem? Today, many health experts believe the solution is to consume primarily plant-based whole foods; pure and simple as nature intended. Whole foods support all the requirements of a healthy body system, from absorption to elimination.
The challenge with whole foods has always been their relative inconvenience to prepare, compared to the gamut of fast food offerings so readily available to us. Born of the belief that one should not have to compromise between whole food goodness and fast food convenience, Vega was created with the following principles in mind:
Plant-based whole foods are the true future of optimal health
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." This is one of the most tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. Plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fiber and phytonutrients. Countless studies support their many health benefits, including lowered risk for certain cancers, stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. Vega is made exclusively from plant-based whole foods.
Raw, alkalinizing foods are the best defense against illness and disease
In stark contrast to processed food, raw plant-based whole foods foster an alkaline environment within the body, an ideal platform upon which optimal health can be built. The main cause of all illness and disease stems from the disruption of pH balance in the body. Raw, alkaline foods help neutralize acid in our diet to promote healthy pH balance. Vega is slightly alkaline (pH of 7.2), similar to human blood (pH 7.4).
Nutrient density is more important than calories
Once the body is supplied with the nourishment it needs, cravings will cease. Consuming nutrient dense whole foods is a healthy way to naturally reduce caloric intake resulting in the creation of a stronger, leaner body. Vega is very nutrient dense, yet low in calories.
Food should provide energy, not drain it
Ease of assimilation is a key benefit of wholesome, natural food. The less energy the body must spend on digestion and assimilation, the more it will retain. Enzyme rich to conserve energy upon digestion, Vega offers superior net energy gain.
Food should energize through nourishment, not stimulation
Refined foods, sugar and caffeine ‘lend’ temporary energy by stimulating the adrenal glands, creating a brief increase in energy levels but eventually resulting in fatigue. Vega contain an ideal balance of essential fatty acids, fiber and low glycemic carbohydrates to provide a constant, enduring supply of energy through nourishment, not stimulation, resulting in improved performance, mental clarity and enhanced ability to burn body fat.
Avoid common allergens to reduce food sensitivities
Many people, whether they know it or not, have sensitivities to foods that are abundant in the modern diet; commonly resulting in headaches, mild flu-like symptoms, low energy, and difficulty shedding body fat. Clean and green, Vega is free of most common allergens including artificial sweeteners, corn, dairy, gluten, soy, wheat and yeast.
It is possible to grow a younger body
Regular exercise to break down body tissue, coupled with premium, whole food nutrition to rebuild it is what keeps us biologically young. Depending on activity level, six to eight months from now your body will have regenerated almost all of its tissue at the cellular level. It will literally be made up of what you eat between now and then. Supply your body with premium building blocks such as those found in Vega and the result can literally be a healthier, younger body.
Features & Benefits
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan, professional Ironman triathlete and best-selling author on performance nutrition, Vega is made exclusively from natural plant-based whole foods.
A synergistic collection of Brendan’s favorite plant-based superfoods, Vega is not only a complete meal replacement, but also an ideal daily health-optimizing supplement.
High in fiber, protein and essential fatty acids, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to reduce appetite and cravings. Each serving of Vega supplies:
25g of Broad Spectrum Protein
* 40% of calories from protein, with all essential amino acids in ideal balance
* Alkaline forming, 35% raw protein with enzymes intact
* Protein sourced from hemp, yellow pea, brown rice, flax and chlorella
7g of Essential Fatty Acids
* 30% of calories from naturally occurring fats from whole foods
* EFA’s mostly in the form of hard to get Omega 3’s and zero trans fats
* EFA’s sourced from whole flax seed (not flax meal), hemp and chlorella
16g of Quality Carbohydrates
* 30% of calories from naturally occurring complex carbohydrates; no maltodextrin
* Naturally low glycemic index and no sugars or sugar derivatives added
* Carbohydrates sourced from hemp, flax, brown rice and maca
9g of Fabulous Fiber
* Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber
* Helps balance blood sugar, reduce insulin, improve elimination
* Fiber sourced from hemp, flax, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and chlorella
Full Serving of ChlorEssence (High CGF Chlorella)
* Rich in protein, chlorophyll and nucleic acids DNA & RNA
* Cleanse, nourish, rejevenate cells and activate, support immune system
* Special cell wall fiber binds to and removes heavy metals and other toxins from the body
Full Serving of MacaSure (Organic Gelatinized Maca)
* Rich in alkaloids, glucosinolates, minerals and sterols
* Increase energy, reduce stress, balance hormones, improve libido
* Gelatinization enhances potency and ease of digestion/absorption
Mixed Berry Complex (ORAC 800 blend)
* Great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
* Helps defend against free radical damage
* Beneficial form of bacteria
* Helps maintains healthy intestinal flora
* Facilitates breakdown of food to improve absorption
* Helps reduce nutritional stress digestion places on the body
24 Vitamins & Minerals
* All essential minerals present in easily absorbable form (HVP Chelate)
* All essential vitamins present in natural form
With just 240 calories and 7g of net carbs per serving (natural flavor), Vega is an excellent choice for those on a calorie-reduced diet. High in fiber, protein and essential fats, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to suppress appetite and cravings.
Easily digested, alkaline and great-tasting, Vega is clean and green, containing no animal products, corn, dairy, egg, fillers, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners and GMO and pesticide-free.
Vega is available in wholesome and delicious Natural, Berry and Chocolate flavors, in three sizes: individual 20g Snack Packs, small bottles containing 7-8 servings and large bottles containing 15-17 servings. One serving of Vega is a complete meal, exceeding all meal replacement requirements, but people with smaller appetites may find half a serving sufficiently satiating.
Each serving of Vega contains a full dose of MacaSure and ChlorEssence!
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