PRODUCT REVIEW – Vega One Vegan Protein Shakes

I am sure most of you are familiar with Brendan Brazier’s Vega products (if not, click HERE to learn more). At the recent Natural Products Expo West I had the opportunity to try Vega’s newly improved Vega One all-in-one Nutritional Shake.

I really like this product. I am thoroughly impressed by how creamy it tastes when mixed with water (that’s a tall order for a vegan protein shake!). The new formulation has:

  • SaviSeed protein (in addition to pea, hemp, and sprouted brown rice protein)
  • Chia seed
  • Superfruits
  • More omega-3
  • Probiotics
  • Protein
  • Antioxidants
  • Greens
  • More servings per tub
  • Lower total per tub price

Vega One is also dairy, gluten & soy free in addition to being sugar free.

Available flavors:

  • Chocolate (my favorite)
  • Berry
  • Vanilla chai
  • Natural flavor

For more information about Vega One click HERE.

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83 responses to “PRODUCT REVIEW – Vega One Vegan Protein Shakes

  1. Can’t wait to try it! I like the Vega Sport Performance Protein in chocolate.

  2. I wasn’t a big fan of the original formula, but I am very curious about the new version. Too bad it’s so expensive… I know you’re paying for quality and I wouldn’t expect to pay less for such ingredients, but it does place this particular powder clear outside of my price range.

  3. Laurie

    I tried this and had a horrible allergic reaction – ended up in urgent care. I had never had an allergic reaction to something I had eaten before and I am 45. I gave the rest of my supply to my accupuncturist and when she tried it she had the same reaction! We both got hives all over our bodies. She had had the original version with no issues so it must be something in the new.

    • Oh my goodness…that is awful! I am glad I don’t have a problem with it. I wonder if you had some from a funky batch???

      • AnniePerkins

        I had the same thing happen. Felt like I drank ten cups of coffee. I am curious as to who your reaction was.

    • Tanya Sims

      Okay, Whew!!! so i thought it was just me. For a whole week i would drink Vega one and feel like my body was on fire, It did not hit me at first, and for what I paid for this I did not want it to be true. So I stopped using the product and today I tried it, and here comes the fire and hives. So Thank you for your post. I will save the rest of this for my uncle, and try something else. Again Thank Laurie!!!

      • Tanya Sims

        I did however like how it tasted and it mixed well with my almond milk. I am a little sad that I cant use the product.

    • Manouk

      Laurie,

      I don’t think you had an allergic reaction, it was probably the Niacin in the powder, which makes you flush.

    • Theresa g.

      Hello. I tried the Vanilla chai flavor after using original for years. On an empty stomach with water. I became critically ill. Had to go to emergency and nearly died. No one could figure out why I became so sick and had multiple seizures. I threw away the product, Vega Vanilla Chai…..then opened my second one….New container though and had the same reaction. I sent the container back to Vega for testing since I felt it was dangerous to others. It took about 6 months but only after dedicated follow up was I told that there was nothing wrong with the product. I was only offered my money back on one container and a couple single serving paks. No explanation other than the product was fine. I nearly died.

      • Debbie

        OMG! This is scary. I had a reaction too, throwing up all night. I described my experience in Feb 2013. I wonder if Health Canada is aware. I’m surprised people are still getting so sick with this product.

      • Theresa

        Debbie I felt it was important to let Sequel Naturals know at the time. I did send the new container back to them for analysis. I probably called them for 6 months on a regular basis reminding them to give me a response. It was almost like they just wanted me to go away. They never paid for the ambulance costs. All I got was a Che questions for replacement of the new container I sent back. No replacement Che questions for the container I threw away. I just filed a report with the Federal Government last week because I saw a link on your website. It has been accepted. I gave permission to the Government to use my name and investigate with Sequel Naturals. The company was sold I believe and is now owned by an Asian man. The Government ordered a recall of their product and they refused to recall it. I think that they don’t want the losses. I was glad to find your comments. Now I know I’m not alone and it was DEFINITELY THE VEGA that made me critically ill both times. I think it is the flavors other than original. I also hear they quietly changed the formulation.

    • Theresa g.

      Laurie i have posted my experience here after reading about yours….i had a near death experience after an allergic reaction to Vega One too. My email is: sweethot29@gmail.com.

      • Debbie

        Wow Theresa, I didn’t know that there is a place to file a complaint with the Federal government. It would be great if you could send me the link. I know that you indicated above that you received the link from my website. I don’t have a website and I suspect that you might have gone to a website for another person with the name Debbie. Nevertheless, I would like to have that link so that I could consider filing a complaint also so that others don’t have the same reaction that I experienced. Also, you seem to have a lot of background information about this company. Thanks for sharing what you have found with the company. This is very informative. Thanks again Theresa.

    • Dawn P

      I had a bad reaction as well to Vega….ended up in the hospital, couldn’t move my arms, was throwing up, felt so unwell like never before. Still never found out what it was from exactly. But it made me very very sick.

      • laura

        I’m sorry you also experienced this horrible re-action. I just spoke with the customer service department as I had a similar experience as well. First time to vomit in my 57 years (as well as the runs.. sorry to be so descriptive). She advised that there is so much fibre and special healthy ingredients that have a cleansing effect which can cause this reaction to clean out your body. Lucky for me, it only lasted 1 1/2 hrs though I got dizzy due to the weakness towards the end and fell, almost breaking my jaw (I now have a massive bruise on my face and try to explain this as strangers look at you like you are an abused woman). I permanently lost 5 pounds (seriously) as this is 4 days later and I have not put the weight back on. It cleaned me out completely. They told me to take it back to Zehr’s for a full refund. They have advised all retail outlets to accept returns as they are aware of this re-action. Hope you are feeling better. I’m on the mend now. Enjoying my own natural parsley, cucumber, pineapple and half banana smoothie right now..

      • d

        I just had a very bad reaction today several hours after drinking Vega One chocolate- hours of vomiting, diarrhoea and extreme leg, feet and arm cramps. There should be warnings on this product.

      • Dawn Palmerley

        A rep from Vega told me that maybe my reaction was from their pea protein because they use it as a filler and people can have a reaction to it. Either way I will never use vega products again.

  4. MnM

    Hii
    I have bought this in chocolate & i cant get over the taste. It is quite bad that i will chug it with my nose plugged and when im done i gag a bit after i unplug my nose. Do you have any ways to make it so i can drink this?
    thanks so much

    • Hi Mary-Margaret… Maybe the product just isn’t for you. I would suggest returning it to the store where you purchased it vs. trying to force yourself to drink it. Sometimes certain products just don’t suit our tastes. Have a great week!

    • KarenG

      I got the chocolate &It was way too sweet for my husband and I. I doubled the almond milk, added frozen banana and strawberries along with ice…then we both really enjoyed it.

  5. Tina

    I am not a vegan or vegiterian. I am leaning this way. I grew up on dairy and meat. Found out I was allergic or intolerant to Dairy a few years back when I did allergy testing. (I have not gone in antifaltic shock or have an epi pen, just take benedryl when I need to.) I took dairy out of my system and when i introduced it back into my system, I could tell a difference. So I am taking dairy and soy out of my diet. (With soy I have the same symptoms that I have with Dairy). This let me to find a protein powder, to help with the protein I am not getting. I was lucky when I went to Sprouts and found a knowledgable person to help me in my quest. She told me about Vega One and I purchased the Unflavored one. I do green smoothies and put it in them. I have a gag reflex, related to smells. So the first one I made, I had to hold my nose and drink it fast. I even tried it with Silk Dark Almond Milk and had to do the same thing. I perfer it in the green smoothie and I do two scoops, that way I get 100% of good stuff in my diet. It is getting better.

  6. I love this product with lots of ice and a little vanilla flavoring! The only bad thing is the price!

  7. brittany

    dont buy!! the most disgusting beverage ever! I tried the berry shake and it looked like vomit. It was very thick and and tasted horrible, I am a health freak and understand that protein shakes are not supposed to taste amazing, buy this was intolerable!

  8. If you compare the new formula to the old it has half the nutrient/vitamin content for the same price & less product!

  9. JPR

    I found the chocolate tasted quite good actually, it tasted more like a natural lower sugar cocoa chocolate rather than the sugar laden milk chocolate.

  10. Carrie

    This product made me very, very ill. It has been months since I stopped taking it and I’m still recovering. Here’s a link to many other people suffering serious side effects so buyer beware. http://veganbits.com/vega-product-review/comment-page-1/#comments

    • Krob

      Hi Carrie,
      If you don’t mind me asking, what were your symptoms? And how long did it take to get back to normal after stopping vega one?

  11. Ricki

    Buyer Beware: If you read the small ( of course) print warning on the container, you discover that to avoid negative side effects, it is advised you start with one quarter scoop and build to more over WEEKS! Unaware, I started full scoop, have every side effect and have worse symptoms than the ones I took the powder to cure. The small print calls it a “cleanser” not a protein powder. For those of you who are sensitive or using products for help with chronic conditions, WATCH OUT!

    • Laura

      I agree. I tried a small container of the powder and it was fine with my old brand of rice milk. I bought a second larger container and tried it with the new rice milk, had a reaction and thought it was the sushi from the night before. Tried it again with the new rice milk, had another reaction and thought it was the rice milk. Tried this morning, weeks later, with a milk I know is fine and this is the third time I’m having a reaction of extreme heat, nausea and diarrhea. I have to lie down and suck down pepto bismal (the only thing that combats this). Yuk!

  12. Marivi

    As I drink my Vega shake- berry with water mixed, my 2 year old son looks at me and smiles and says “shake!”. He wants my Vega, he loves it. It is definitely something to get use to, but now my body craves it, for those getting sick from it- maybe you should find out what you are allergic to? Vega is not processed, has great ingredients and is REALLY good for you. And for those who say its expensive, yes, it is. BUT I get mine always on sale, the one I am drinking from now was 50% off and I have a stock of 2 more. If you join the email club and looks at the emails once in a while they have sales at least 25% off. If you don’t like the taste, natural and chocolate are NOT the way to go. Chai vanilla and berry are your best bet, start out with a HALF of a scoop for a while. And mix with a banana, almond milk, frozen blueberries and ice. Eventually you will acquire a taste for it. I believe you can’t just go head on with Vega, it’s a lot of “good stuff” for your body at one time.

  13. Ana Malena

    I just try vegan one berry last night for the first time after my workout. Well I didn’t like how it taste but the worse was when I was trying to sleep and couldn’t cuz it give it me to much energy and it keep up all night . Today I have to take something to help me recuperated my sleep and stay all day in bed witch I am not to happy about it. After this bad experience I would not take this protein ever again. I’m very disappointed… :(

  14. Ana Malena

    I hope someone can help me and give me some anwers of why I couldn’t sleep after taking this protein vegan one berry. Thank you!

  15. monica

    I love this product, but am bummed out that the nutritional/vitamins value has decreased. This needs to be re-evaluated.

  16. Debbie

    I purchased the Vega One chocolate all in one shake so that I could have a shake before a work or for recovery after a work out. I definately like the taste. The first time I tried it, it did not appear to digest properly. I thought I just needed to adjust to it and tried it again. This second time resulted in a horrible experience. I threw up the entire night and now 3 days later as I write this review, my digestive system is still sensitive and I feel wosy. Hoping that no one else has this reaction.

  17. Carolyn Mulholland

    Is this product ok for pregnant women and children. I can’t see why; but just thought I’d ask.

  18. Tera

    Arbonne has a Vegan, gluten-gree Protein shake using pea protein in combination with cranberry & rice protein which make a perfect amino acid=perfect protein. Tastes good, no side effects that I know of. I recommend it:) Vanilla or Chocolate.

  19. Tarahumara

    Vega One is NOT sugar-free. It merely doesn’t have any *ADDED* sugar.
    … I like the chocolate; a distant second is the vanilla chai.

  20. Lindsay Turtle

    I love this product! I especially love the chocolate. I make green smoothies and it does the best job of covering up the disgusting vegetable taste. Too bad I got pregnant and had to stop using it. The label says that pregnant or nursing women should contact a physician before using so I’m gonna ask my midwife about it at my next appointment and hopefully she’ll give the go-ahead. I miss it!

  21. Babaljit juj

    I’m pregnant with 3 month can I take (vega one vegan protein shakes) it’s recmanand for for me plz tell me…?

  22. Sophia Normantas

    Used the Vega dietary supplement and Vega sport “recovery” products & have gotten horribly sick with flu-like symptoms after consuming. Had high hopes as the ingredients seem exactly what I’m looking for in a shake mix, but something is not right in these products. Thought I was personally having an allergic reaction, but from looking at other reviews online, I’m not alone in my experiences.

  23. My 8 year old dairy allergic son recently had a life-threatening allergic reaction after eating 1/4 of a Vega One bar. So much for a special treat for him! Nothing worse than seeing my little guy get violently ill after assuring him it was a ‘safe treat’. This company needs to come clean! Why are so many people having allergic reactions to their supposedly safe products?????

  24. Michelle

    What the hell is wrong with this stuff!!! First tub was fine 2nd tub. Every serving has made we wickedly sick!!! This last time I actually sweat and flushed. I have done protein shekels in the morning for 20 years, never had a reaction like this. I thought,”Na the protein isn’t making me feel like this?” And sure enough I get online and there are way to many comments to make anyone in their right mind spend $65 on it! Absolutely terrible!!!!

    • Hi Michelle, have you ever tried the Arbonne shakes before? They are vegan as well, and used as a meal replacement. I would be more than happy to set you up with a sample if you are interested.

  25. A lot of people are saying that they are having “allergic” reactions to the Vega One products (Savi Seed). You guys are not having allergic reactions, you’re having side effects.

    I’ve used this product numerous times without any reactions, you have to start with it slowly if you are not used to the ingredients.

    • Erin

      Twice now I have eaten the Vega one protein sports bar and have become violently sick – vomiting, diarrhea, head ringing, fever. This is more than “side effects”. Feels exactly like food poisoning – stuck in the bathroom for hours with it coming from both ends. Something is seriously wrong with this product. Health Canada will be hearing from me on this.

      • Elaine

        Health Canada has ordered Vega to recall a contaminated product and they refuse to comply. The company has had three product recalls in less than a year. Savi seed also has produced numerous side effects in people. There is serious issues with this company.

  26. Hello, I took the Chocolate Vega smoothie mix and halved the portion in attempts to assist in feeling better post-surgery. I had a wicked, burning rash on most parts of my body, never experienced this or any kind of allergic reaction to food in my 48 years. I went to see the doctor and he informed me that; I am having an ALLERGIC reaction to something (only new food item was the Vega smoothie). When I arrived home my roommate informed me he too had a reaction to this smoothie. This product I will stay far away from.

  27. Lisa

    A Vega One booth was at my local Whole Foods yesterday and I bought a package of the Vanilla Protein smoothie. Drank it at 5:30 am and had explosive diarrhea by 8 am. That followed by feeling crazy sick but I still went to work and hoped for the best. Made it half way there when I vomited violently. I made it home, had more explosive diarrhea and am sitting here with stomach cramps. I think I’m due for more vomiting. Thanks, Vega One! (And a big WTH Whole Foods for selling this crap?)

    • Theresa G.

      I have written here the other day, I almost died from the product. Had eaten nothing else, drank it with water, then jumped in the car to go to a luncheon. I had severe uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea AT THE SAME TIME on the floor of the ladies bathroom floor (not the toilet) while I had seizures and could not control myself…..I was put on a stretcher and continued to have seizures etc. in the ambulance and at the hospital…..I almost died from heart problems during my convulsions and seizures. I couriered the product to Sequel Naturals for an analysis…..they put me off for 6 months; said product was fine. I actual had this happen to me the first time, threw out that large canister of Vega One, it was flavored, not original….opened my 2nd container and had it happen AGAIN!!!!!!!! I mentioned I sent the container into Sequel Naturals. It was the 2nd container. Both times I had not introduced anything else into my system but an apple….there is something dangerous going on. I have used the original GREENS flavored one for years, no problem. It was the Vanilla Chai and Berry favors. Beware. This product nearly killed me. I was put off for half a year only to br reimbursed oft one container. I had thrown out the first one. The company DOES NOT WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE a problem or even pay for my ambulance. I feel they had just hoped they would “wear me out” by delaying and delaying and delaying. It’s just not good business practices for a health based company to ignore dangerous side effects. I don’t think they care about anything but profits.

  28. Insignata. Anteua

    After trying it for three weeks, my usually normal blood glucose shoot up critically. I stopped using it and now my blood sugar is back to normal.

    • Hi there,
      I am not sure if anyone who has posted here has tried Arbonne’s vegan protein shakes. They have 20g of protein and 23 vitamins & minerals per serving. They can be used as a meal replacement. I have only a few samples left, and I would be more than happy to send them to anyone here who would like to try them because it would mean the world to me if I could be the one to help you find a protein powder you know & love, and that doesn’t critically harm you.

      Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

  29. I’m not actually sure why your blood glucose would shoot up as that IS NOT a result of natural sugars but rather “added” sugars such as glucose, sucrose, etc. Natural sugars do not raise your sugar levels only added sugars. There are NO added sugars in Vega Chai (I can’t speak for the othhers but I’m sure it follows suit). I know this for a fact because I just saw my Naturpathic Dr. 4 days ago and that is what he confirmed during our conversation about sugars. I drink the Chai version all the time, have been for one year, have never had any type of a problem. I use 1.5 tbsp with 1.5 cups of Almond Milk, 1 tbsp nut butter, 1 tsp cacao nibs (raw chocolate with no sugar), 1 tsp maca powder, 1 tbsp hemp seeds and some type of fruit (a banana, blueberries, etc.). Love it! I find it filling and have many friends who use the Vega One Chai daily with never a problem. (Nutritional Data: 330 Calories, 6.5 grams of fibre, a whopping 19.5 grams of protein and only 1.5 grams of natural (not added) sugars)

  30. Sandra

    Never been so sick in my life. I experienced the most violent vomiting that I never knew could happen. Happened last night about six hours after I used 1/2 scoup in my banana smoothie. Still not back to normal today although my nausea is gone now I just have a headache. Shame on me for thinking the first time I used Vega chocolate Performance Protein that it was just coincidental that I became sick.

  31. Katy Aldrich

    I just started using the Vega One Chocolate yesterday. I am not a fan of the taste, but it is tolerable when mixed into a smoothie with one tbsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of non-fat plain greek yogurt, 1 cup of Silk Pure Almond Original milk and 1/2 cup of quick oats. I have not really noticed any side effects or reactions other than diarrhea, though I tend to get that a lot due to my GI problems. I will keep track of how I feel after drinking it to see if the diarrhea thing is just a normal gut flare or if its a reaction and repost with an update.

    • Jordice

      I tried vega one protein powder last summer and vomited so much afterwards – thought I was allergic to it – then a couple months ago bought a smoothie in a health food restaurant not thinking or even knowing it was vega one – threw up so called restaurant to ask what brand they use – it was vega one – today I tried one bite only of vega one protein bar – the ingredients are a lot different so thought I would try one – threw up again – still laying down right now – something very disagreeable in their products – would like to know .

      • Hey, I’m not sure if you saw my post above, but I am an Arbonne consultant and would love to help you with your issue & find a source of protein (powder or bar form) that gives you what you are looking for. If you are open to this, please click on my website link listed with this comment to fill out a Fit Form which will help me determine how to best be of service.

        Everyone interested is welcome to do so.
        xo Warm regards,
        Sara

      • Sorry, the link didn’t post. Please feel free to contact me and I will send it to you.

  32. Andrew Cormier

    this product also made me feel sick I through it away after reading I was not the only one. Shame on this company for there stupidity and ignorance will probably get someone killed. Made me feel like I was going to die also had a body on fire reaction and its not the niacin since I have taken a niacin supplement and its a totally different feeling. It felt like it had clogged up my intestines and my stomach had a burning feeling since I took it and took several days to go away.
    I would never buy a product from this company again and they should cut there losses and shut the factory down that makes it.

  33. Dr. Anne Tucker

    I am so sorry about your experience and thank God you are alive. I also vomited violently after using the Vega Products on two different occasions. The formula had changed and now has chemicals in it. Brendan (the founder) of this product should be ASHAMED!

  34. Heather

    I just had the same reaction as all of you, I had about 10 shakes in the past and the last two times I have vomited about an hour and a half later, never been so sick!

  35. Debbie

    Today, had the mixed berry shake with water, tasted good…. however within an hour I was violently sick, throwing up for at least an hour, I almost made my way to the ER. :( This is not the first time, for I have tried other plant protein powders. I wish I knew what was in them to cause such a reaction, I’m done.

    • Just had the same problem ! I tried some at whole foods last week and I bought the natural one ! I had just a sample and 2hrs later I was sick! I thought it was something else. Today my husband made a protein drink of it and I did not know he used it ! Bam within a hr. I was on the floor ! I thought I was going to die fever, chills cold sweat etc. I am glad I figured out what it was I was going to take it after a surgery ! I email the company ….let’s see if it takes 6 months for a response! Bad karma!

      • Andree

        Really concerned about all the posts I read of people getting sick over this product. I too was sick. The first time, I had a protein bar during dance class. When I got home, I felt sick and threw up a couple times but thought nothing of it. A couple days later, after a late workout, I make myself one smoothie with V1 Performance Protein. I go to bed. Start getting sick in the middle of the night. Threw up a couple times, went back to sleep… then woke up with stronger nausea and a violent pain in my stomach that stretched from my collar bones to my knees, all the way through my back. Barely made it to the bathroom. Spent the night on the bathroom floor, throwing up in regular intervals, miserable with that pain not letting up. Had I not left my phone in my bed (which was impossible for me to get as I could hardly make it from the floor to the can as it was), I would probably have called 911! I think the pain exhausted me to sleep, and finally passed (couple of hours later). I don’t really have food allergies or intolerances that I know of, and seeing how many people have detailed some of the same symptoms, I figure it has to be something in the product that doesn’t agree with quite a large % of people…

  36. Nj

    I am 5 weeks pregnant and I’ve had 3 servings of vega one. Should I be worried? I saw the label after my 3rd serving. Also had the energy drink too. I’m worried about miscarrying.

  37. trevor

    Tried vega one oh natural shake.. full scoop once a day for two days.. it is the 5th day since the first scoop.. I felt ill starting day 205the with general malaise. The next day.. low appetite.. lots of wind and belching whenever I ate something. I still can’t stomach much without feeling nauseous and belching to feel better. Will this end? Should I be seeking treatment? How long before you others started feeling better? A week? Should I take something to clear out my gi tract?

  38. Renee

    I’ve been vegetarian for 40 years ~ vegan for the past 20. I normally use RawFusion protein shake. I tried the Vega One for the first time today. Within minutes, I felt nauseated. Now I have terrible pains, feel dizzy and
    as if I have the flu.
    It’s disgusting that we are paying so much for a product that is making so many people sick.
    I wish I had found this site before trying this product.

    • janine Evans

      Ok Guys —– I ran out of my own LEAN Protein that I sale – Always feel good with my LEAN . I went to the store Sprouts Farmers Market & thought I would try this Vega Smoothie Pouch Berry’s & 2 days not felt good at ALLL – I had woke up with stomach pains this morning (never experience it) – So I thought I would re-evaluate this Vega Smoothie Pouch Berry’s 2 days now. After reading all these BLOGS – I am DONE – NO MORE .. taking it back.. to the store. I feel so SICK right now leaning over my desk with stomach pains – applying a heating element – What the heck is this crap – Taste Horrible – I should of known my Senses on what it look like in my smoothie blender – GROSS – VERY GROSS.
      Janine Evans
      Can’t wait until my order comes in from Utah – I have been using LEAN Protein now 5 years – I know what Good Protein is LEAN – never made feel like this – This is horrible… I am telling you. I am done.

      • Theresa g.

        Janine I almost died using the product. I wasnt sure what had caused me to have seizures….kinda talked myself out of believing it was the Vega product. It was the berry flavor. I had used Original plain flavor for years….I had to be hospitalized I threw outthe whole container. ($65.00) but had already purcjased a 2nd container so opened up that one…..took the product on an empty stomach with a banana. Same thing happened. I forced myself to vomit repeatedly because I was scared and did not want to go back to the hospital. I complained to the company. Shipped the product back to them. They never got back to me. It took 6 months until I finally had it and told them that. They finally said they would send me a cheque to reimburse me for the container I shipped back. Did not reimburse me for the ambulance. Nothing else. A lousey $65 bucks. It took about 8 months total to get the stupid cheque. I complained to the FDA and regulators as well. I wrote here too. I told the FDA that they could call me and use me in an investigstion. I did not want anyone else to suffer or possibly die from this product. I have been told by friends who know Brendan Frazier that he sold the company to an Asian guy. I think he changed the formula possibly. I have never had a problem with the original flavor. That being said. I did almost die. Twice. Very very scary product. I cant believe this is still happening. Sincerely, Theresa. Thanks for writing and warning others. Call the company: Sequel Naturals and complain. Their number is: 1-604-473-3734. Ask for Sherrie. Or Emma. Their address is: Unit 33, Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam, B.C. Canada V3C6G5.

      • Laura

        I had the same experience back in March within 2 hours of having the Vanilla Chai – hour and half of solid both ends. Called the company and they told me return it to the Zehrs….. with no questions asked…. and no questions were asked. Received my full refund of 65.00. It’s too bad because it has great potential to be a great product.

  39. Mandy

    I am so glad to learn I am not the only one to have had a reaction to this product! Tried the vega one shake and landed in hospital with severe cramping of the stomach. Tried a different time and same thing happened. So concerned with this product. Hospital physician said to stay away from vega all together, and that it was considered bad to take.

  40. dan

    Yet another bad reaction: My wife used this repeatedly (spaced apart by weeks) and had severe committing, with long-lasting sickness thereafter. It took 3 instances before we deduced that it was the Vega (then web-searched and found so many similar stories of similar symptoms). Although the ingredients look fine, there must be some contaminant to prompt such bad reactions from so many people. Very bad stuff.

  41. dan

    Yet another bad reaction: My wife used this repeatedly (spaced apart by weeks) and had severe Vommitting, with long-lasting sickness thereafter. It took 3 instances before we deduced that it was the Vega (then web-searched and found so many similar stories of similar symptoms). Although the ingredients look fine, there must be some contaminant to prompt such bad reactions from so many people. Very bad stuff.

  42. C Morley

    I am comforted and horrified by the overwhelming amount of comments describing the exact experience I have had with Vega products. Threw up VIOLENTLY on a Vega Sport Protein Bar and after a Vega One shake… put it together that it was not a stomach virus… but Vega. WOW. The company is clearly selling a dangerous product. Now I enjoy PGX Organic Vegan Protein Bars. They are WONDERFUL!!

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