Gear Review: Vega Sport Performance Optimizer

Recovery from a workout or snowshoe outing at the cellular level is paramount in sport performance and wellness. Consuming the appropriate ratio of nutrient-dense, alkaline-forming, easily digestible food will minimize recovery time. Assimilation of these nutrients in the form of a smoothie will rapidly enhance recovery.

Equally important is what snowshoers consume prior to a workout, race, or backcountry endeavor. The most important factor in a pre-exercise meal or snack is its digestibility. Being adequately hydrated and fueled prior to exercise will mitigate the amount of stress placed upon the body. This will allow the body to work harder and perform both more efficiently and proficiently.

The first choice for fuel before a training session, race, or routine workout is simple carbohydrate. Consuming complex carbohydrate or too much protein prior to exercise will require the body to use more energy to digest it – this is the last thing one wants to have happen. Contrary to popular belief the body uses protein to repair tissue versus a primary source of fuel. The remarkable body cannot supply what you need for optimal performance when it is wasting time and energy in the digestive process.

Vega Sport makes it simple to safely and naturally take your snowshoe workouts to the next level. Mix one scoop with water about 20 minutes prior to exercise and simply focus on your objectives—Vega Sport Optimizer will take care of what your body needs.

Vega Sport Optimizer provides a complete profile of benefits including:

  • Immediate and sustained energy;
  • Increased endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity;
  • Enhanced mental focus and motor performance;
  • Reduced stress;
  • Enhanced immune system function;
  • Reduced inflammation, joint and muscle pain;
  • Electrolyte replenishment;
  • Improved body composition and body fat reduction

Vega Sport Optimizer includes an array of organic plant-based ingredients free of common allergens such as gluten, dairy and soy. Each ingredient is purpose-driven yet work synergistic in nature to boost performance more significantly.


  • Coconut Oil;
  • Kombucha;            
  • Yerba Mate;
  • Green Tea;
  • Rhodiola Extract
  • Panax Ginseng Extract;
  • Devil’s Claw Extract;
  • Turmeric Extract;
  • Ginger Extract;
  • Sodium and Potassium Citrate;
  • Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Syrup;
  • Organic Palm Nectar

Vega Sport Optimizer is available in Lemon Lime or Acai Berry flavors. It comes in single serving packets [$2.25] or 19 ounce tubs [$49.99]. To purchase this product or learn more about the entire product line visit

About the author

Jeff Kildahl, Wellness Editor

Jeff Kildahl is a writer, author, wellness consultant and philanthropist advancing preventive health care by synthesizing primary source nutrition and fitness as the principal components of the practice of medicine.

Kildahl is a sponsored vegan ultra-endurance athlete credentialed in bioenergetics, biomechanics, metabolic efficiency™ testing, sport nutrition, and natural medicine. He is a dynamic member of CUBE™ ~ a professional speakers group ~ empowering others to harmonize the "Keys to Living in the Song of Life."

He is the wellness editor at Snowshoe Magazine, United States Snowshoe Association columnist, and contributor to health, fitness and wellness sites, blogs and publications. He is a US-based ultra-endurance athlete and philanthropist for the 100 FOR 100 Movement ~

Kildahl is the creator and president of The Wholistic Edge® ~ a visionary firm providing synergistic solutions to transcend health, performance, and potential in life and sport from the inside out via the principles of Performance Medicine™ ~