Vega Sport Premium Protein
Vega Sport Premium Protein is vegan protein powder, based on plant protein mix, providing not only protein required for recovery after workouts, but also certain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics etc.
Vega Sport Premium Protein comes in several flavors and package size and is non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan certified protein powder.
Published: April 20, 2019.
Vega Sport Premium Protein is available in several flavors, including Berry, Chocolate, Mocha and Vanilla.
Also, it is available in packages of several sizes, including single pack (1 serving), box of 12 single packs, large tub (19-20 servings) and XL tub (~45 servings).
Vega Sport Premium Protein nutrition data vary slightly among the flavors and is given in the following table (nutrient content is given per single serving):
|Serving Size - 1 Scoop||42g||41g||44g||43g|
Note: Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
As one can see, each serving of Vega Sport Premium Protein delivers 30g of plant protein blend, derived from pea protein, pumpkin seed protein, organic sunflower seed protein, and alfalfa protein. Other protein sources depends on the flavor (cocoa powder, for example), but their protein content is practically negligible.
In order to help with the recovery, energy levels, proper digestion etc. Vega Sport Premium Protein also features tart cherry, probiotics, turmeric extract, black pepper extract etc.
Also, it features stevia leaf extract as natural sweetener.
Fats are low, only 3g per serving - there are no saturated or trans fats and there is no cholesterol in any flavor.
Carbs are low, varying from 4 to 6 grams. Fibers are present, but not much - just 1-2g per serving.
Sodium and Potassium are present, but the amounts are relatively low. Vitamins A and C are practically not present - only Berry flavor contains 6% of recommended DV for 2000 kcal diet.
Calcium and Iron are present in 15-20% and 25-30% recommended DV respectively, which is IMHO good, especially for people having issues with achieving daily Calcium and Iron intake.
Sugars are low, only 1g per serving - note: this is not processed sugar, but naturally occurring sugar in the powder's ingredients.
Vega Sport Premium Protein is vegan certified protein powder, but it can also be used by other athletes looking for a non-GMO, gluten-free, without diary, soy, or artificial colors or sweeteners.
Each serving of Vega Sport Premium Protein also contains 5g of BCAA and 5g of Glutamic Acid.
Vega Sport Premium Protein is suitable as the protein source for vegans for Post Workout Meal (PWM) shakes, regardless if it was walking/running session on the home treadmill, or heavy lifting session in the gym.
Also, Vega Sport Premium Protein can be used for making breakfast and daily protein shakes and smoothies with fruits, peanut butter, nuts, and similar foods.
Lacto-ovo vegetarians (and non-vegetarians in general) can blend Vega Sport Premium Protein with low-fat cottage cheese in order to slow down protein digestion rate, making Vega Sport Premium Protein suitable even for bedtime protein shakes.
Long Story Short: If you are looking for a plant protein blend, which is non-GMO and contains no gluten, soy or diary, check Vega Sport Premium Protein.
It comes in several flavors and package sizes, blends relatively well, tastes OK (for plant protein!) and its price is acceptable for the certified vegan protein.
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