Vega Sport Performance Protein
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About Vega Sport Performance Protein
Level up your protein for next-level performance. Help build and repair muscles, and recover post-workout with Vega Sport Performance Protein. Each serving has 30 grams protein from a complete multisource plant-based protein blend, 6 grams BCAAs, tart cherry, turmeric, and 1 billion CFU probiotics (bacillus coagulans).
Shake or blend Vega Sport Performance Protein post-workout.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Is Vega Sport Performance Protein non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, or paleo/grain-free?
Yes, Vega Sport Performance Protein is non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and grain-free.
- Vega Sport Performance Protein is verified non-GMO through the Non-GMO Project.
- Vega Sport Performance Protein is tested to ensure every batch consistently results in less than 20ppm for gluten, which is recognized by Health Canada, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization as the threshold for celiac.
- Vega Sport Performance Protein is vegan certified through Vegan Action to verify that it is made without any animal byproducts including dairy, eggs and honey.
- Vega Sport Performance Protein is made without grain, dairy, or caloric sweetener ingredients, making it appropriate for some definitions of paleo lifestyle. Check the ingredient list to determine whether it will fit within your lifestyle.
What does Informed Choice certified mean?
Vega Sport Performance Protein is Informed Choice certified. The Informed Choice program provides assurance that Vega Sport Performance Protein has been tested for substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances and is safe for athletes to use.
Is Vega Sport Performance Protein organic?
Whenever we can, we’ll choose organic ingredients for Vega Sport Performance Protein. As demand for organic ingredients grows, it’s getting easier every year to find reliable sources of organic ingredients. Vega Sport Performance Protein contains organic sunflower seed protein.
Will I bulk up if I use a whole scoop every day?
Protein needs are based on body size (weight) and activity level. Eating Vega Sport® Performance Protein provides 30g of protein. To determine your protein needs: 1. Start with your weight in kilograms (divide your weight in pounds by 2.2) 2. Multiply your weight by: 1. Adult Men and Women: 0.8 g/kg/day 2. Endurance-trained athletes: 1.1 to 1.2 g/kg/day 3. Strength-trained athletes: 1.2 to 1.5 g/kg/day The number you get equals the number of grams of protein you need in a day. You can divide that number into your average number of meals per day to figure out approximately how much protein you need at each meal.
Why doesn’t Vega Sport Performance Protein contain hemp protein?
While we think hemp is a pretty awesome source of plant-based protein, we wanted to give athletes assurance that all products in the Vega Sport system would be safe to use both in training and competition. In order to obtain third-party certification with Informed Choice, Vega chose to remove hemp protein powder from Vega Sport Performance Protein. (Even though hemp protein has an infinitesimally small THC content—less than 1.5 parts per million—unlikely to register on most substance tests, Informed Choice and other third-party sport supplement certifiers have a zero-tolerance policy for any hemp ingredients).
How much caffeine is in Mocha flavored Vega Sport Performance Protein?
Vega Sport Performance Protein Mocha flavor contains approximately 13.4 mg of naturally occurring caffeine, primarily from cocoa powder. As reference, one 8 oz/250ml cup of coffee has between 100 and 135 mg of caffeine in it.
Can I cook with Vega Sport Performance Protein?
Yes, you can cook with Vega Sport Performance Protein. It is a delicious addition to pancakes, muffins and other baked goods. Check out the Vega Recipe Center for inspiration!
Why do the instructions say mix with a non-dairy beverage? Can I mix it with milk?
We love non-dairy beverages such as almond, hemp, coconut, or rice milk (to name a few) mixed with Vega Sport Performance Protein, but if you only have milk in your fridge, go for it!
What’s the difference between Vega Sport Performance Protein and whey protein?
Vega Sport Performance Protein is more than just a protein—it also contains performance ingredients (tart cherry, turmeric and probiotics) designed to help reduce recovery time. Plus, it has an equivalent amino acid profile to whey. Vega Sport Performance Protein is clean and plant-based, made from real whole food ingredients. It is Non-GMO Project verified, vegan certified, Informed Choice certified, and made without dairy, gluten, or soy ingredients, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. Plus, it’s more sustainable than whey protein. Why? Because plant-based proteins take fewer resources—energy, water, fuel—to produce than animal-based proteins.
What is bromelain?
Bromelain is a source of natural digestive enzymes, made from pineapple.
I don’t like the taste of stevia. Will I like Vega Sport Performance Protein?
Stevia is plant-based, contains no calories, and has a glycemic index (GI) of zero. The high-quality stevia we’ve used in Vega Sport Performance Protein can’t be tasted by even the biggest stevia-taste-haters at Vega HQ. If you can still taste the stevia, try adding a squirt of lemon juice or a handful of dark leafy greens to your Vega Sport Performance Protein shake.
Why is xanthan gum added?
Xanthan gum is a complex carbohydrate used in Vega Sport Performance Protein to provide a thick, satisfying mouthfeel.
Where are the ingredients sourced from?
More than 68% of the primary suppliers for ingredients in Vega Sport Performance Protein are from North America. Additionally, we use some ingredients from Europe (such as organic sunflower seed protein) and Brazil (stevia).
Sometimes I like to drink a protein powder before I work out. Can I use Vega Sport Performance Protein before even though it has recovery ingredients in it?
We recommend you drink Vega Sport® Performance Protein post-workout to get the most out of the performance ingredients, and to help build and repair muscles. If you prefer to drink protein powder before you work out, feel free to choose a full or ½ scoop of Vega Sport® Performance Protein (we recommend enjoying it at least an hour before intense exercise).