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Vega® Clean* Protein

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Why did you choose the types of protein to create this blend?

Not only are all the proteins used minimally processed and clean, but pea, hemp, alfalfa, and pumpkin seed protein together provide complementary amino acid profiles.

Why is the texture of Vega Clean Protein different from my whey protein?

Vega Clean Protein is made from a blend of pea, hemp, alfalfa and pumpkin seed protein. Because these are different ingredients than whey protein, it has a different texture. You may find that you prefer Vega Clean Protein either shaken with water or non-dairy beverage, or blended into your favorite protein shake or smoothie recipe.

I don’t like the taste of stevia. Will I like Vega Clean Protein?

Stevia is plant-based, and contains no calories. If you do not like the taste of stevia, try adding a squirt of lemon juice or a handful of dark leafy greens to your Vega® Clean 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: Oh Natural and Viva Vanilla Vega® Protein Smoothie Natural and Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens 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

What are BCAAs and how will they improve my training?

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) help to build and repair muscles post-workout. (1). (1) Blomstrand E, Eliasson J, Karlsson HK, Köhnke R. (2006). Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise. Journal of Nutrition. 136(1 Suppl):269S-73S. Accessed on 5/23/13 from http://jn.nutrition.org/content/136/1/269S.long

What benefits does Vega Clean Protein have over whey?

Vega Clean Protein is protein without compromise—you’re getting a very comparable amino acid profile to whey, without anything you don’t want. That’s why we call it Vega Clean. Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, and made without dairy or soy ingredients, artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, Vega Clean Protein is plant-based, which means that (unlike some whey protein from US cows), there are no growth hormones or antibiotics to worry about, either.