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Meet Vega Sport® Nighttime Rest & Repair

By Julie Zeitlhuber on November 7, 2019

Meet Vega Sport® Nighttime Rest & Repair

Recover like you mean it with Vega Sport® Nighttime Rest & Repair

As a company founded by a former professional triathlete, we’ve made it our goal to help fuel all athletes, whether you’re training for a world-class race or your next personal best. Now, we’re bringing you something new: a nighttime protein that helps you rest well tonight, so you can train hard tomorrow. Vega Sport® Nighttime Rest & Repair is packed with protein, melatonin, magnesium, calcium, and more – functional ingredients to help you sleep smart, train hard. Keep reading to learn more.

 

WHAT IS IT?

Think of it as a delicious nightcap that helps you repair and rebuild muscle. Essentially, it will help you put the day’s training to work while you sleep.

 

WHY WE LOVE IT SO MUCH

Each serving contains:

  • 3mg non-habit-forming melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally made by the pineal gland, which is a small endocrine gland in the brain. It regulates your body’s circadian rhythm (a.k.a. your internal clock)
  • 18g plant-based protein, of which 8g are essential amino acids including 2g of Leucine. The essential amino acids help to repair muscle by promoting muscle protein synthesis, which kickstarts your recovery
  • Magnesium and calcium which help support muscle and nerve function
  • 0g added sugar and no artificial flavors or sweeteners
  • Two new flavors: Chocolate Strawberry and Vanilla Caramel

 

TELL US MORE

Everyone who exercises intensely on a regular basis knows that feeling of being exhausted, maybe a bit wired, tired, but also awake and energized – all at the same time.

Whenever I work out in the late afternoon or evening, it takes me quite some time to calm down and relax. The fact is, hard exercise is a stressor. As a result of stress, your body produces the hormone cortisol. Hill, E.E., Zack, E., Battaglini, C. et al. J Endocrinol Invest (2008) 31: 587. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03345606 Raised cortisol can make it tough to fall asleep easily. Rodenbeck A, Huether G, Ruther E, Hajak G. Interactions between evening and nocturnal cortisol secretion and sleep parameters in patients with severe chronic primary insomnia. Neurosci Lett. 2002; 324:159-163.

When you follow an intense exercise regime, you depend on getting a good night’s sleep to be ready to push again the next day. Rest and recovery are crucial for optimal performance.

Vega Sport® Nighttime Rest & Repair will help you sleep smart so you can train hard.  In a nutshell, when sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to recover effectively. That’s why we’ve included melatonin: so you can spend your sleeping hours getting rest.

 

HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO VEGA SPORT® RECOVERY?

Vega Sport® Recovery and Vega Sport® Nighttime Rest & Repair are two different formulations. Vega Sport® Recovery can be used any time of the day. It helps replenish muscle glycogen after strength or endurance workouts by starting to restore the carbohydrates that helped fuel your performance. The best use for it is post-workout.

Vega Sport® Nighttime Rest & Repair was formulated for use only at night, before bed. It contains non-habit-forming melatonin along with essential amino acids and should be consumed 30-60 mins before bedtime to support muscle repair and rebuilding overnight.

It complements the rest of our Vega Sport® Nutrition System.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CONSUME VEGA SPORT® NIGHTTIME REST & REPAIR?

We recommend mixing one serving with just 8oz water. You can easily shake it up in your shaker cup. Sip it 30-60 minutes before bed.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS FOR BETTER RECOVERY?

Julie Zeitlhuber

Julie Zeitlhuber is a nutritional scientist and certified personal trainer who works at Vega as a Consumer Educator. When Julie is not geeking out over scientific articles, you will most likely find her cruising around on rollerblades or on her bike. Julie’s passion for food and nutrition started at very young age. Ever since she loves whizzing up nutritious and delicious magic in her kitchen and encouraging clients to take ownership of their health. 

Julie Zeitlhuber