Frequently Asked Questions
Most adults can benefit from taking Vega One, from busy students, to active professionals, to on-the-go Moms to seniors. Basically anyone looking to add more plant-based nutrients to their diet in an all-in-one, just-add-water format will enjoy the convenience of Vega One nutritional shake.
Consult your pediatrician before giving Vega One—or any dietary supplement/natural health product—to your child. The percent of Daily Values for the vitamins and minerals expressed on the labels for Vega One are based on adult dosages/serving sizes. Children’s nutritional requirements vary by age and weight; your pediatrician can recommend the appropriate serving/dosage for your child.
Consult your doctor, obstetrician or midwife prior to taking Vega One—or any dietary supplement/natural health product—while you are pregnant or nursing.
Consult your doctor and/or natural healthcare practitioner prior to taking Vega One—or any dietary supplement/natural health product—while you are taking prescription medications or other dietary supplement/natural health products.
Vega One contains Vitamin K, which can interact with blood thinning medications. Vega One also contains niacin, which may cause flushing of the skin in people sensitive to niacin.
While all ingredients in Vega One—and all Vega products—are 100% plant-based, you don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy the benefits of Vega One. It’s an ideal supplement for convenience-seeking omnivores wanting to increase the percentage of plant-based nutrients in their diet, too.
How Should I Use Vega One?
Absolutely! Although Vega One was formulated to taste good and provide all-in-one nutrition when mixed only with water, you can mix Vega One with juice, rice/hemp milk or blend it with your favorite smoothie or healthy shake.
Yes. Vega One tastes great on its own just mixed with water or in a blended fruit smoothie. Natural flavor Vega One is excellent if you’re blending it with fruit, as it has a neutral flavor that goes well with just about any smoothie ingredient. That being said, the chocolate flavor blended with a banana, berries, rice milk and nut/seed butter is pretty tough to beat!
Each serving of Vega One provides 50% of the daily value of vitamins and minerals. It is advisable to talk to your health care practitioner if you want to take more than 2 servings of Vega One a day.
As each serving of Vega One provides 50% of the daily value of vitamins and minerals, it may not be necessary to take another multivitamin in conjunction with taking Vega One. Consult your doctor or health care practitioner to determine a diet and supplement routine that best support your individual health circumstances and lifestyle.
Vega One contains 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals, 15 g protein, 6 g fiber, 1.5 g Omega-3, antioxidants, probiotics, greens, plus 500 mg of chlorella and 1000 mg of maca in every serving.
Consult your doctor or natural healthcare practitioner to determine a diet and supplement routine that best supports your individual health circumstances and lifestyle.
Vega One is formulated to have a one-scoop complete-serving. However, many people start out with less than a full serving to let their bodies adjust to increased levels of some nutrients, including fiber, and slowly work their way up to a full, one-scoop serving. You should take whatever portion of a serving that works best for your needs, body and activity level.
The nutrients in Vega One provide the complete daily essentials to help you thrive:
- Cover your key nutrient bases for optimal health
- Provide energy to sustain an active life 1
- Help metabolize fats, proteins and carbohydrates 2
- Support normal glucose metabolism 3
- Develop strong bones and teeth 4 , and maintain healthy skin and eyes 5
- Facilitate proper muscle function 6 and repair of connective tissue 7
- Promote natural, healthy intestinal flora 8
- Help support a healthy immune system 9
In combination with healthy eating and regular exercise, Vega One can contribute to a healthy weight management program. With 123 calories and 11 g of carbs per serving (Natural flavor, prepared with water), Vega One can be an excellent choice for those on a calorie-reduced diet. With 6 g of fiber, 15 g of protein and 1.5 g Omega-3, Vega One is naturally filling and satisfying. Vega One is 100% plant-based, contains no trans fats or cholesterol, and because it includes digestive enzymes to facilitate the breakdown of nutrients during digestion, Vega One offers effective nutritional absorption and higher net gain nutrition.
Vega One is a food—so you can enjoy it anytime you would eat other foods you love—meals, snacks or anywhere in between. Check the Nutrition Facts Panel to ensure that it has the amounts of macro and micronutrients that you are looking for in a meal.
What’s in Vega One?
We have yet to find another no-calorie, natural sweetener that does not add sugars to the nutritional profile and is not a sugar alcohol or chemical derivative. We believe stevia is the best choice in line with the Guiding Principles of Vega. Customers sensitive to stevia can continue to choose Natural and Chocolate for lower stevia content.
Inulin is an effective prebiotic fibre source that ensures probiotics flourish. Inulin also increases the absorption of calcium and magnesium.
We believe everyone should have the right to know what they’re eating. That’s why Vega is committed to using non-GMO ingredients to make our products. Unlike organic certification, there is currently no universally-recognized North American certification standard for non-GMO status. Until there is, Vega is actively working with a third-party non-profit organization—the Non-GMO Project—for verification of our non-GMO products.
Vega Maca, Vega SaviSeed, and Vega Antioxidant Omega Oil Blend have already been Non-GMO Project verified. Due to the large number of ingredients, Vega One (like our Vega Sport products) are more complex; they are in the latter stages of becoming verified. Vega has taken an active part in a Non-GMO Project working group helping to apply the Non-GMO Project’s food-focused verification standard to dietary supplements.
Whenever we can, we’ll choose organic ingredients for Vega products. As demand for organic ingredients grows, it’s getting easier every year to find reliable sources of organic ingredients, but the cost of certification remains prohibitive for smaller-scale farmers—especially cooperative farmers of crops like SaviSeed (Sacha inchi). Because of this, some of our ingredients are organically grown, but not certified organic—we think the right choice can include supporting the little guys.
The only certified organic ingredients in Vega One are maca and the kale in the green blend.
The only ingredients in Vega One that can be considered raw are the green blend, the hemp and the chlorella.
Like the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” We consider Vega One “valuable” rather than expensive. Vega One was made without compromises using the cleanest, least processed, whole-food-derived ingredients we can find. Ranging from $3 to $3.50 per serving (depending on flavor), Vega One may be one of the more expensive nutritional shakes on the market, but it’s still less expensive than many convenience alternatives—even a designer coffee and muffin costs more than a serving of Vega One. Far better for you—and the planet—than most alternatives, you get 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals, 15 g protein, 6 g fiber, 1.5 g Omega-3, anitoxidants, probiotics, greens, plus 500 mg of chlorella and 1000 mg of maca in every serving of Vega One.
Additionally, if you purchased all of the supplements included in Vega One separately (including a multivitamin and mineral supplement, Omega-3 supplement, antioxidant supplement, probiotic supplement, digestive enzyme supplement, greens supplement, protein supplement and fiber supplement, plus chlorella and maca), you’d probably spend more than you would on the equivalent amounts in Vega One.
Yes, the probiotics in Vega One are dairy-free. The Probiotic Blend in Vega One includes Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14 and Bifidobacterium bifidum Bb-02.
Our flax seed goes through a proprietary flash pasteurization process that inactivates the enzymes that cause rancidity while preserving the nutrient content.
General Vega One FAQs
It tastes great! We use only the finest natural flavorings and highest quality stevia for minimal aftertaste and a nice round sweetness. Compared to Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer, Vega One has much improved taste and mouthfeel. With Vega One, you may not get as much flavor as non-plant-based whey protein shakes may offer, but you also won’t get any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners either. Even our Natural flavor tastes good on its own, as it has a bit of vanilla flavor and stevia also.
There are more servings in the Natural flavor because its serving size is smaller than the serving sizes of other flavors, therefore, more servings fit in the tub. You get the same nutritional value as the other flavors, without the volume added by the natural flavorings. The Natural flavor provides the best value as it is the same price as the other flavors but gives you 4 extra servings per container!
As with any positive dietary change, some people may experience temporary, cleansing-type symptoms, including headaches, constipation, diarrhea and nausea when first taking Vega One. To minimize symptoms, start with one-quarter (1/4) of a serving and gradually increase intake over the next few weeks. Be sure to drink plenty of water (at least 8 cups a day) with increased dietary fibre intake.
Some people are sensitive and may experience some unpleasant cleansing-type symptoms when first consuming Vega One. Duration of symptoms vary but may last less than a week. The following are some of the more common ones:
Bloated stomach and gas:
Your body may be unaccustomed to a higher fiber diet; the bacteria in your normal GI track will produce gas as they ferment the extra fiber. However, your body will learn to adjust and symptoms will decrease.
Your body tries to quickly excrete undesirable substances. People with weak digestive systems or those who normally eat few fruits and vegetables and make a sudden change are most susceptible.
Dehydration may lead to constipation. Foods high in fiber must be accompanied by plenty of water. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. To minimize cleansing-type symptoms, start by taking just a small amount of Vega One, perhaps one-quarter to one-half of the suggested serving size and increase consumption gradually as your body adapts to it.