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Did You Know: Vega Sport Protein VS Recovery Accelerator

By Brendan Brazier on December 15, 2011

Did You Know: Vega Sport Protein VS Recovery Accelerator

Brendan Brazier gives us a lot of great information not just on fuelling workouts, but also on general nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle.   Of course while digesting all of this great information, questions are bound to arise.  In light of Vega fans’ thirst for knowledge, we offer a little hydration with one of our most frequently asked Vega Sport questions.

Vega User’s Frequently Ask: What’s the Difference between Vega Sport® Recovery and Vega® Sport Protein? Do I Need Both?

The whole Vega Sport® line has been created to use in tandem, but every product is stand alone as well, with the recovery products addressing all aspects of recovery including mental, hormonal, immunity, and soft tissue.  While both are optimal for recovery, each provides a little something unique.  Vega Sport® Recovery provides the ideal 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio and should be taken within 20-30 minutes after training.  When used during the proper timing window, Vega Sport® Recovery can help replenish glycogen stores, as well as lower fatigue and soreness and is an ideal training tool after a high intensity session.

Vega® Sport Protein offers 30 grams of plant proteins, with 5,500 grams of branched chain amino acids which play an important role in stimulating protein synthesis and aid in muscle recovery. The proverbial icing on the Vega® Sport Protein cake is the addition 2 billion CFU of probiotics (bacillus coagulans), and tart cherry to support recovery.

The main difference lies in the timing: Vega Sport® Recovery immediately following a workout, and Vega® Sport Protein within 60 minutes.  We don’t advise mixing them together as it will skew the Vega Sport® Recovery’s 4:1 carb ratio and well, we are little obsessed with optimum sports nutrition.

Brendan Brazier

Formulator and Co-Founder of Vega, Brendan Brazier is a former professional Ironman triathlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. He is now a successful performance nutrition consultant, the bestselling author of the Thrive book series and formulator of the award-winning line of plant-based Vega nutritional products.
Brendan Brazier