Amount and Type of Proteins Crucial to Sports Performance
Brazier - here is a man we greatly admire for his dedication and contribution
not only to the world of athletics, but also to the knowledge contributed and his advocacy on the subject of
world hunger. In 2006, Brendan was asked to speak before the US Congress on the subject of the social and
economic benefits of improving personal health through a healthy diet.
Brendan is an athlete, more specifically a professional Ironman
triathlete and two-time 50km Canadian ultramarathon champion. As a teenager, he decided to become a vegan.
Many around him said that being a vegan and an athlete, particularly an endurance athlete, were incompatible.
Brendan was determined to prove to both himself and his critics that this was, in fact, not the
case. Unfortunately, in the early going, it seemed that his critics may have been correct in that Brendan's
performance levels did decline.
Brendan was quite perplexed by this as he felt he was doing everything he could
nutiritonally to perform at his best. Fortunately for us, Brendan's curiosity and determination led him into the
world of research to find out why his performance was subpar and to do something about it, if he could. The final
result of all his research was the creation of a blended plant-based whole food
drink formula that he has used himself for over 15 years called Vega, and the writing of a book on the
subject of his eating habits, The Thrive Diet.
The beauty of people like Brendan is that he did all the research and product development so that
we don't have to. All we need to do is review the findings in his book and
purchase Vega. Vega is a complete whole food health optimizer. It is a natural plant-based formula.
It contains the optimum amount and types of proteins necessary for vegetarians (and anyone, for
that matter) to perform their best. It also contains Omega 3 EFAs, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It is
alkaline-forming and easy to digest.
1 serving of Vega is the equivalent of the following:
protein = 4 large eggs
fiber = 4 slices of whole wheat toast
calcium = 8 oz of milk
chlorophyll = 1 head of lettuce
omega 3 = 8 oz of wild salmon
magnesium = 2 oz of almonds
vitamin E = 3 cups of spinach
iron = 4 oz of beef
antioxidants = 1 cup of blueberries
potassium = 2 bananas
The Vegan Powder Meal Replacement Pick of this Site
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.
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
26g 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
6g 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
17g 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
15g 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
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)
100% Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamins &
With just 220 calories and 2g 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 30g 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!