FAQ: Vega One gave me gas. Why?

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on August 18, 2014 , categorized in Plant-based Nutrition

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Ever wonder why we chose stevia as our sweetener of choice or how to effectively fuel your workout with the Vega Sport Nutrition System? Our Product Specialists Bridgette Leeson and Sarah Skalzub will be tackling your toughest Vega questions in a new FAQ blog series. Have a question not yet answered? Email it to [email protected] and Bridgette or Sarah will hop right to it! They’ve got you covered…sometimes in chocolate (…kidding, just a little bit of Vega Bar humor). 

Q: “Vega One gave me gas. Why?”

A: Hey, gas happens. I get it. Vega One™ offers 6 grams of fiber from flaxseed and inulin. While fiber is a good thing, it can make you gassy, especially if you aren’t used to that much fiber all at once. It may help to start with a small amount of Vega One (Maybe ¼ scoop) and increase your water intake to help your body adjust to the higher fiber intake. Talk to your healthcare practitioner if you have specific medical questions

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!