Pre-Workout Energizer

FLAVORS

  • Lemon Lime

  • Acai Berry

Pre-Workout Energizer

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer is a pre-workout drink mix that provides immediate and sustained energy. Sporting a unique blend of 12 synergistic plant-based performance-improving ingredients, like green tea, yerba maté, coconut oil and rhodiola, specifically selected to:

  • Increase endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity
  • Enhance mental focus
  • Take your workout to the next level

Featuring two complementary carbohydrates, Pre-Workout Energizer is balanced to provide both instant and slower-burning fuel for your workouts.

TIMING INSTRUCTION

20before@2x

Take 20 minutes before your workout. Create a personal nutrition plan.

 

functional ingredients

Brown rice syrup

High-glycemic sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup provides an immediate release of energy. When paired with low-glycemic coconut palm nectar, the result is both immediate and sustained energy.

Coconut palm nectar

Low-glycemic coconut palm nectar provides a slow energy release. When paired with high-glycemic sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup, the result is both immediate and sustained energy.

Green tea

A source of caffeine and antioxidants, green tea supports mental focus and endurance.1 It contains the amino acid L-theanine to promote relaxation and provide energy that is less jittery.2 Antioxidants support inflammation management3

  1. Bryan, J. (2008). Psychological effects of dietary components of tea: caffeine and L-theanine. Nutrition Reviews.66(2):82–90

  2. Ruxton, CHS. (2008). The impact of caffeine on mood, cognitive function, performance and hydration: a review of benefits and risks. British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin, 33, 15–25.

  3. Jowkoa E, Sacharukb J, Balasinskac B et al. (2011). Green tea extract supplementation gives protection against exercise-induced oxidative damage in healthy men. Nutrition Research 31:813–821

Panax ginseng

Also known as Chinese or Asian ginseng, Panax ginseng is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help enhance physical capacity and performance. 1

  1. Health Canada. (2009). Natural Health Products Database Monograph: Panax Ginseng. Accessed 7/11/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=146&lang=eng

Rhodiola

Used in herbal medicine to help relieve symptoms of stress, fatigue and weakness, rhodiola is traditionally used to enhance physical endurance1 by increasing time to fatigue.

  1. Panossian A, Wikmana G, Sarris J. (2010). Rosenroot (Rhodiola rosea): Traditional use, chemical composition, pharmacology and clinical efficacy. Phytomedicine 17. 481–493

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Brown rice syrup

High-glycemic sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup provides an immediate release of energy. When paired with low-glycemic coconut palm nectar, the result is both immediate and sustained energy.

^ ^ Coconut palm nectar

Coconut palm nectar

Low-glycemic coconut palm nectar provides a slow energy release. When paired with high-glycemic sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup, the result is both immediate and sustained energy.

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Green tea

A source of caffeine and antioxidants, green tea supports mental focus and endurance.1 It contains the amino acid L-theanine to promote relaxation and provide energy that is less jittery.2 Antioxidants support inflammation management3

  1. Bryan, J. (2008). Psychological effects of dietary components of tea: caffeine and L-theanine. Nutrition Reviews.66(2):82–90

  2. Ruxton, CHS. (2008). The impact of caffeine on mood, cognitive function, performance and hydration: a review of benefits and risks. British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin, 33, 15–25.

  3. Jowkoa E, Sacharukb J, Balasinskac B et al. (2011). Green tea extract supplementation gives protection against exercise-induced oxidative damage in healthy men. Nutrition Research 31:813–821

^ ^ Panax ginseng

Panax ginseng

Also known as Chinese or Asian ginseng, Panax ginseng is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help enhance physical capacity and performance. 1

  1. Health Canada. (2009). Natural Health Products Database Monograph: Panax Ginseng. Accessed 7/11/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=146&lang=eng

^ ^ Rhodiola

Rhodiola

Used in herbal medicine to help relieve symptoms of stress, fatigue and weakness, rhodiola is traditionally used to enhance physical endurance1 by increasing time to fatigue.

  1. Panossian A, Wikmana G, Sarris J. (2010). Rosenroot (Rhodiola rosea): Traditional use, chemical composition, pharmacology and clinical efficacy. Phytomedicine 17. 481–493

Certified Vegan

Gluten-Free

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Plant-Based

Get in the zone with energy to burn. Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer is designed to take both long and short workouts to the next level by enhancing physical and mental performance.

Immediate and sustained energy

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer is not sweetened for taste, but rather for function. Before exercise, your body needs functional sugars (carbohydrates) to give you a boost of energy. By pairing complementary carbohydrates—sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup and organic palm nectar your body can use both high- and low-glycemic carbohydrates for both a quick burst and slow release of energy before your workout.

Together, caffeine and rhodiola help to increase immediate energy and sustain endurance. While the exact mechanism behind why caffeine supports performance is under debate, caffeine is widely accepted for its ability to increase endurance.[1] Traditionally the herb rhodiola has been used to enhance physical endurance by increasing time to fatigue.[2] Each serving of Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer contains 100mg of caffeine (from green tea and yerba maté) as well as 100mg of rhodiola.

Enhanced mental focus

To get you in the zone mentally, the combination of L-theanine and caffeine from green tea provides focus without the jitters.[3]  With your head in the game you’ll be able to push your body even further.

Proactive performance

Instead of just fueling today’s workout, look at the big picture. Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer helps to fuel long-term success. Devil’s claw is added for joint support.[4] Turmeric —which includes the active compound curcumin—is used in traditional herbal medicine to help reduce inflammation.[5] Panax Ginseng is used in herbal medicine to help enhance physical capacity and performance for the long run.[6]

Cautions:

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medication or have a medical or serious underlying condition. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. For adults only. This product is not intended as a substitute for sleep.

[1] Yeo, SE, Jentjens RLPG, Wallis GA, Jeukendrup AE. (2005). Caffeine increases exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology. 99(3): 844-850. Accessed 4/19/13 from  http://jap.physiology.org/content/99/3/844.long

[2] Panossian A, Wikmana G, Sarris J. (2010). Rosenroot (Rhodiola rosea): Traditional use, chemical composition, pharmacology and clinical efficacy. Phytomedicine 17. 481–493

[3] Bryan J. (2008). Psychological effects of dietary components of tea: caffeine and L-theanine. Nutrition Reviews. 66(2):82–90

[4] Mills S, Bone K. (2005). The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety. St. Louis (MO): Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

[5]  ESCOP (2003): ESCOP Monographs: The Scientific Foundation for Herbal Medicinal Products, 2nd edition. Exeter (Great Britian).

[6] Health Canada.(2009) Natural Health Products Database: Panax Ginseng. Accessed 7/5/13 from http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=146&lang=eng

Nutrition

CANADA

Acai Berry

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Lemon Lime

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US

Acai Berry

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Lemon Lime

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Ingredients

CANADA

Acai Berry

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Lemon Lime

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Should I use Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer or Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer?

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer

Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer

  • Running for more than 30 minutes
  • Running for up to 30 minutes
  • Cycling for more than 30 minutes
  • Cycling for up to 30 minutes
  • Swimming for more than 30 minutes
  • Swimming for up to 30 minutes
  • Walking for more than 60 minutes
  • Walking for up to 60 minutes
  • Power yoga for more than 60 minutes
  • Yoga (depending on intensity) for up to 90 minutes
  • Hockey, soccer or basketball games/practices of more than 30 minutes
  • Pilates for up to 60 minutes
  • Intense strength training for more than 30 minutes
  • Strength training up to 30 minutes (depending on intensity)
  • High intensity intervals or Crossfit-style training for more than 30 minutes
  • High intensity intervals or Crossfit-style training for less than 30 minutes

How does the caffeine in Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer compare to coffee?

There is 100 mg of caffeine from naturally occurring sources in one serving of Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer. The sources of caffeine are green tea and yerba maté. One 8 oz/250ml cup of coffee has between 100 and 135 mg of caffeine in it.

How many times a day can I take Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer?

Experts say that adults should limit their intake to 200 mg of caffeine per day.[1] Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer contains 100mg of caffeine from green tea and yerba mate to enhance mental focus and support endurance. This product is not intended as a substitute for sleep.

Why does Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer contain sugar?

The sugars added to Vega Sport products are for their function, to help you achieve the energy levels needed to accomplish your goals. Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer contains two forms of sugar (carbohydrate), combined due to their glycemic index, balancing a quick release/high-glycemic sugar (whole grain brown rice syrup), with a slow release/low-glycemic sugar (coconut palm nectar). The result is both instant and sustained energy to limit the “crash,” so you can begin your workout with energy to burn.

Can I give these products to my child?

Because Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer contains caffeine, neither product is recommended for children. If you have further questions please consult your health care practitioner.

[1] Food and Drug Administration (2007). Caffeine and Your Body Accessed 4/25/13 from http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/UnderstandingOver-the-CounterMedicines/UCM205286.pdf

Health Canada.(2012). Caffeine in Food. Accessed 4/25/13 from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/addit/caf/food-caf-aliments-eng.php

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Vega Sport products are Informed Choice certified. The Informed Choice program provides assurance that all Vega Sport products have been tested for substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances and are safe for athletes to use.