Why is xanthan gum added?
Xanthan gum is a complex carbohydrate used in Vega Sport® Protein to help provide a thick, smooth, and satisfying mouthfeel.
Is Vega Sport® Protein non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, or paleo/grain-free?
Yes, Vega Sport® Protein is Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, vegan and grain-free.
Vega Sport® Protein is Non-GMO Project Verified.
Vega Sport® Protein is tested to ensure every batch consistently results in less than 20ppm (parts per million) for gluten. Vega Sport® Protein is vegan certified through Vegan Action to verify that it is made without any animal byproducts including dairy, eggs and honey. Vega Sport® Protein is made without grain, dairy, or caloric sweetener ingredients, making it appropriate for some definitions of the paleo lifestyle. Check the ingredient list to determine whether it will fit within your lifestyle.
What is Informed Choice?
The Informed Choice program provides assurance that the products in the Vega Sport® Performance Nutrition line have been tested for substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances and is safe for athletes to use. You can learn more about the certification here: http://informed-choice.org/
Is Vega Sport® Protein organic?
As demand for organic ingredients grows, it’s getting easier every year to find reliable sources of organic ingredients. The sunflower seed protein in Vega Sport® Protein is organic.
Why doesn’t Vega Sport® Protein contain hemp protein?
In order to obtain third-party certification with Informed Choice, Vega chose to remove hemp protein powder from Vega Sport® Protein. Informed Choice and other third-party sport supplement certifiers have a zero-tolerance policy for any hemp ingredients.
Sometimes I like to drink a protein powder before I work out. Can I use Vega Sport® Protein before a workout?
We recommend you drink Vega Sport® Protein post-workout to help support muscle repair. If you prefer to drink protein powder before you work out, feel free to choose a full or ½ scoop of Vega Sport® Protein.
I don’t like the taste of stevia. Will I like Vega Sport Protein?
We’ve added stevia to Vega Sport® Protein because it is our favorite sweetener. Stevia is plant-based and contains no calories, and we think it adds a delightfully sweet flavor to Vega Essentials and other Vega plant-based protein powders. If you can taste the stevia, try adding a squirt of lemon juice or a handful of dark leafy greens to your Vega Sport Protein smoothie. If you're particularly sensitive to the taste of stevia, some flavors of our smoothie products have less stevia than others. We recommend checking out Vanilla Vega Sport® Protein If you're looking for a Vega® product without stevia, try these: Vega One™ Unsweetened Natural Flavor Vega® Omega Oil Vega® Maca Chocolate Bar Vega® Maca Vega® Chlorella Vega Sport® Pre-Workout Energizer Vega Sport® Endurance Gel Vega One™ Bar Vega Sport® Protein Bar Vega® Snack Bar
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® Protein, but if you only have dairy milk in your fridge, go for it!
Can I give Vega Sport Protein to my kids?
We recommend speaking to your pediatrician first to determine if a particular product is right for your kids.
How much caffeine is in Chocolate flavored Vega Sport Protein?
Chocolate Vega protein products offer caffeine, mainly from cocoa powder. The approximate value based on information from our suppliers (which may change based on natural variations in the plant-based ingredients) is:
• Chocolate Vega Sport® Protein: 6mg