Vespa is an all-natural amino acid complex which encourages the muscles to metabolize fat thus conserving & stabilizing glycogen levels.
For athletes less than 160 pounds VESPA JR combines 70 mg of wasp extract amino acid complex with 170 mg of royal jelly and 90 mg of bee propolis in a delicious orange juice flavor.
VESPA works by encouraging the muscles to metabolize fat, thus stabilizing & conserving glycogen levels. By tapping into this plentiful and readily available energy source glycogen levels can be maintained and blood lactates are reduced resulting in greater endurance, mental clarity, motor coordination and accelerated recovery.
VESPA's unique formula: a highly bio-available wasp extract amino acid complex, synergistically blended with bee propolis and royal jelly (potent anti-oxidants) is all-natural and caffeine & ephedrine/ephedra free and safe & legal for all sporting events.
Note: these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Olympic Gold medalists in the marathon, figure skating and ice hockey have used VESPA as an important component in their training and performance regimen. Most recently the Japanese National team dominated the 2007 100K World Championships using VESPA as a part of their training and racing regimen.
Fat cal 0
Total carbs 5 g (2%)
Royal Jelly 240 mg
Bee Propolis 120mg
Wasp Extract 100 mg
Since every individual is unique the effects of VESPA can vary.
For most users shake and drink a pouch of VESPA or VESPA JR 45 minutes prior to athletic activity. Some people may find the taste is undesirable. If this is the case dilute with water or y
our favorite electrolyte replacement drink or juice. It is not recommended VESPA is taken with drinks or supplements containing amino acids. Our empirical observation is this negates the unique effects of using VESPA
Some people experience stomach discomfort and a few distress. In these cases it is recommended to take VESPA with simple easily digestible carbohydrates such as oatmeal or sourdough bread/toast along with some fat derived from butter etc.
During training and races which last longer than 2-3 hours it is recommended to use VESPA at differing intervals depending upon the workout or race and the goal of a specific workout.
Because VESPA is not an electrolyte it is important the athlete continues his/her replacement regime based upon their specific needs and conditions.
Fueling is a different story. While VESPA is not a fuel so some fueling is necessary for extra long workouts/races. Most athletes successfully using VESPA have found their fueling needs are significantly reduced allowing them to perform at a higher level.
It is recommended fueling is performed at intervals in between taking VESPA. Another successful fueling strategy some athletes are using with VESPA is slow, small and even uptake of simple
sugars by tucking a piece of hard candy between the cheek and gum or constantly sipping on their electrolyte and sugar replacement drink.
For most marathoners it is recommended that one VESPA is taken 45 minutes prior to the race and another at the half marathon mark. For a half-marathon distance a single VESPA is recommended. Training: For most marathoners one VESPA prior to the workout, especially long runs.
For Ultras VESPA is recommended 45 minutes prior to starting the run with VESPA taken at intervals of 2-4 hours depending upon the intensity, conditions, and the athletes own experience using the product. Fueling should be performed in between taking VESPA or a low constant intake of sugars/carbs. Most ultra distance runners using VESPA have found their fueling needs are lo
wer using VESPA during their runs.
Again a VESPA 45 minute prior to the event with one taken every 3-5 hours depending upon the event, conditions, intensity of athletic performance and availability of aid or drop bags.
Again a VESPA 45 minutes prior to the start with a VESPA every 2-4 hours. This depends upon the intensity of the ride (2 hours if you are riding hard and fast / 4 hours if you are cruising.
Triathalon / Ironman Training:
For most athletes even a Sprint Triathalon is an endurance event. For sprint distance a single VESPA 45 minutes prior to the event should be sufficient.
For Olympic distance 1-2 VESPA are recommended depending upon your goal time.
For Half & Full Ironman events a VESPA 45 minutes prior to the start with a VESPA taken every 2-3 hours is recommended.
Figure Skating, X/C Skiing/Biathlon, Tennis & Dance:
These and other sports require the same athleticism as any other physical endeavor combined with critically high levels of focus,and coordination. A pouch of VESPA 45 minutes prior to a workout or performance will help the athlete remain sharp throughout by keeping glycogen levels stable. For tournaments: depending upon the frequency of each performance, a VESPA 45 minute before the first performance, game or set. If the next performance is more than 2 hours after the first then another pouch again 45 minutes prior to the performance.
VESPA is the leading supplement in the ice hockey market. From the Canadian National Team and NHL Super-Stars to the local clubs and youth ice hockey teams VESPA & VESPA JR give players natural sustained energy and by stabilizing glycogen levels maintain their mental clarity and motor skills throughout the game.
Whether you play roller hockey, soccer, basketball, rugby, lacrosse or other team sports where sustained levels of aerobic activity and sharp motor skills (i.e. hand to eye coordination) are necessary one VESPA or VESPA JR 45 minutes before your game will give you the endurance and mental clarity necessary to play your best!
VESPA is an excellent training tool for athletes looking to optimize their performance. VESPA is not a magic bullet. It will not replace training, rest, stretching, a diet that works for the athlete, a stable lifestyle, etc. but given these things are in place VESPA will allow the athlete to train harder, allow the body to adapt to the increases in stress better and recover faster.
For training use VESPA sparingly, that is use VESPA at longer time intervals than you would in a race. This helps develop the body's other mechanisms for increasing fat metabolism. This does not mean eliminating VESPA from your training regime altogether because VESPA's effect of lowering blood lactates is important toward enhancing recovery.