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Hi Gman, it's not uncommon for Vega newbies to experience some digestive side effects as it is likely a sign of cleansing. Vega is rich in fibre (60% of RDI) and also contains 2.5g of ChlorEssence which is very cleansing and detoxifying. Try starting off with a small amount (1/2 a scoop) and gradually increasing to a full serving over a period of time that makes it more comfortable for you (1-2 weeks). That should help with a smoother transition. Chocolate is my favourite flavour too - try it blended in a smoothie with bananas, frozen blueberries, a tablespoon of almond butter and hemp/rice/almond milk - yum!
Yeesh, GAS - that's what prompted me to find this discussion. I've been having half a serving once daily starting about 5 days ago, and good lord, my guts are in turmoil! The Thrive diet isn't a very big change for me as I've been primarily raw Vegan for a while, vegetarian before that for years. I was up all night passing gas, and not to be indelicate but my bowel movements are bizarre. Please tell me this is normal! I don't think I can handle walking around looking like I'm 6 months pregnant all the time.