We’re green and proud, and as much as possible our plant-based ingredients are as close to their original food state as we can get them. Because plants absorb the minerals from the soil they’re grown in, you may find many different naturally occurring minerals in our products. Many soils through the US and world contain trace amounts of heavy metals, for a multitude of reasons. The proteins in our blends are minimally processed, (so that we can retain as much nutrition as possible), and since plants absorb minerals from the soil, including heavy metals such as lead, these minerals may be reflected in the final product.
We’re confident that the Vega shake you’ve come to love as a part of your daily smoothie is safe for you to enjoy as a part of your balanced diet. We believe in our products and test every lot for quality and safety, which includes testing for the following heavy metals: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury.
We have robust Quality Assurance programs in place that methodically test our products for safety and quality and ensure we are compliant with our own rigorous internal standards, as well as all government regulations, including Prop 65. While we don’t share our testing methods or results, please know that we stand behind the safety of our products.