Vega Complete Whole Food Meal Replacement

Sequel Naturals, Coquitlam, BC
Product Description: 

Comes in Natural, Berry and Chocolate flavours.

Suitable For:

Snack: This is a moderate/low calorie meal replacement and could be consumed as part of a weight reduction program for athletes.
Pre-exercise: Low levels of simple carbohydrates as well as high protein content.  A less desirable pre-exercise food alternative for most athletes.
During exercise: not recommended.
After exercise: High protein with carbohydrates could be beneficial for increasing muscle nitrogen and glycogen levels.  mix with sport drink to increase carbohydrate content.

Taste Ratings

"I  stirred it in a glass of water. The consistency was pretty gritty, and a lot settled on the bottom. There was an earthy aroma to it and a very subtle chocolate taste. The aftertaste was consistent with the overall taste and aroma". - National Snowboard Cross Athlete

"I mixed the natural flavour with fresh banana, silken tofu and orange juice in a blender. It tasted fine, with a bit of sediment not mixing. as a vegan athlete I could use this product". -Competitive Trail Runner

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Formulated by Brendan Brazier, elite vegan athlete and one of Canada's top professional Ironman Triathletes, Vega is the first and only whole foods based, 100% vegetarian meal replacement on the market.

Vega contains no animal products, corn, diary, egg, fillers, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast. Claims also include no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners of any kind and GMO, herbacide and pesticide- free.

Brendan guarantees the safety of Vega supplements for competitive athletes eligible for drug testing.

Sensitive people or people who are not used to consuming a rich, plant based diet may experience some unpleasant "cleansing reactions" when using Vega such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

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Overall rating: 3.5/5 The rating system is on a scale of 1-5. below are the classifications: 1=very poor choice 2=not recommended 3=suitable for some individuals/athletes in specific situations 4=overall a good product, meets majority of requirements and will suit most situations 5=great product, well formulated and will suit most individuals and situations. Final Comments: This product is ideal for health conscious athletes looking for a 100% natural meal replacement. The taste takes a bit of getting used to if simply mixed with water. Real Food Alternative: Veggie burger on a whole grain bun + glass of soy milk.
Where to Buy: 
Available in many health food stores

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