Many years ago, Michael used to help people improve their financial health as a tax specialist. Then he decided instead to help them improve their physical health. Learn more about Our Story here. After much research, he started growing sprouts and, after many attempts, developed a unique system that produced perfect nutrient-rich sprouts every time. His propriety system ensures that the seeds get the optimum water, nutrients, humidity, temperature, air and hygienic growing conditions and retain their enzyme activity from the moment the seeds are soaked until the day the young shoots are harvested.
Michael is an inventor and his creative genius has produced a world exclusive product range of broccoli sprouts juices.
Many years ago, Lar’s practical skills were focused on creating cabinets and other furniture. He later turned to organic farming, distributing organic food boxes in Ireland.
Lars now works for Vegus Juices as Production Manager. He is the man who makes it all happen and, without Lar, there would be no sprouts.
Lar also helps with sales by establishing distributors and retail outlets.
In his spare time, Lar coaches GAA sports teams.
Although not officially employed, Sarah has been working with Vegus Foods for 8 years helping with their graphic design and marketing. She comes up with the designs and messages that bring Vegus Juices to life and help customers understand how wonderful they are. She finds this particularly challenging since customers buy the juices for reasons we’re not allowed to tell you about!
Sarah is passionate about using nutrition to heal and supporting health with natural therapies that rebalance the whole body and address the cause of illness, rather than using drugs to suppress symptoms which are only showing in the first place as a guide to help us heal the whole body!
And now meet Daisy:
Daisy is not really a member of our team but she helps out. After the wheatgrass has been harvested there is some stubble and a lot of root mass left behind. There are a lot of nutrients in it but the overall taste is not very good.
Many people would throw it all away but most of the farmers around our farm in Ireland have at least a few cows. So we give them that nice biomass and they feed it to their cows.
The cows love it!
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We sell a range of ready-to-drink raw, cold-pressed juice that are never heated, never frozen with a 6 month shelf life (no fridge needed).
Our most popular juice is Broccoli Sprout juice and we are the only company in the world currently making this wonderful juice. Our Wheatgrass juice is exceptionally but naturally sweet due to the growing conditions we have spent years perfecting. We listened to your feedback and as a result now make a sweeter source of sulforaphane: Broccoli Sprout + Beetroot juice.
More than twenty years ago, the founder of Vegus Foods, Michael Reynolds, sold his papaya farm in Mexico and moved back to San Francisco, California. After studying sprouts he decided that he could produce a better product than you could buy in the shops. He created a company that supplied sprouts of daikon, sunflowers, snow peas and wheat.
Sprouts Can Be Dangerous
In those days, there were about 100 sprout growers in California but one by one they closed down because of recalls of products contaminated with e:coli and salmonella. Due to careful growing conditions, Michael didn’t have those problems but he could see that there would always be a risk in supplying sprouts. He eventually sold his sprout supply business and started to investigate ways to give people the fantastic health benefits of fresh sprouts, but without the risk.
But Sprouts Are Safe if…
After much research and experimentation, he discovered the solution:
Always, grow happy, healthy sprouts in a very clean environment.
Create a propriety condition that controlled the growth of spores.[/tick]
Harvest and immediately juice to retain all the nutrients, enzymes and natural synergies and living energy.
Use a proprietary high pressure processing protocol to kill the bacteria in the juice, without destroying nutrients or enzyme activity.
With these principals, in 2008 a new company Vegus Foods Ltd was created.
And Now Discover Vegus Juices…
We are proud to bring you our selection of cold-pressed, raw Vegus Juices made from safe, clean mould-free sprouts.
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What We Do
We are farmers who spend most of our day cultivating sprouts (young plants) that we then turn into juices for you to enjoy. Before we start growing our crops, we spend months researching which juices we believe will be most helpful for you. Once we have carefully chosen which which juices would be best, we follow a process that we perfected over 20 years to ensure that our raw juices are as good as those you press at home.
How we Make the Sweetest, Freshest Tasting Juices:
100% Raw Cold-Pressed Juice
Vegus Juices are 100% raw cold-pressed, never heated and never frozen. They are preserved using ultra high pressure, known as HPP, that preserves all the nutrients and enzymes so you get to enjoy all the benefits of freshly-squeezed juice whenever you want.
What’s so good about raw food?
The nutrients within foods can be more easily digested when the enzymes in those foods are still intact. In Vegus Juices the important nutrients are sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts juice and chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice.
Why are Enzymes Important?
Enzymes are important because they help break down the food you eat into usable components. This means that the body does not have to produce these in order to perform the digestive function.
Cooking and heating over 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) denatures (destroys) these enzymes. The heat changes their structure and makes them inactive. Because most enzymes occurring naturally in food are killed off during processing or cooking, the body lacks the tools to breakdown heated or freeze dried foods properly. This means that instead of being fully digested, the food it is processed in the gut by fermentation with sugars. This leads to indigestion, bloating and constipation. Worst of all the body doesn’t get the food values it needs. When eating food that still has enzymes present, your food is properly digested so you are able to assimilate all the goodness out of the food your body will feel more satisfied, leaving you less likely crave unhealthy foods.
Vegus Juices: The Raw Advantage
Vegus Juices are never heated so that all of the enzyme activity is preserved. In fact, tests have shown that the enzyme activity is actually slightly increased by 1-3% after after HPP. This means that it is easier for the body to absorb the important sulforaphane and chlorophyll that are present in our raw juices. Note that heat-treated dry powdered extracts no longer contain active enzymes.
Enzymes are the Key
Have you ever wondered why people who eat raw food look so young and healthy? It’s because they’re eating foods loaded with nutrients and the enzymes in those foods enable them to digest all the nutrients.
Give your body a head start and make sure you include generous portions of salad, raw vegetables or a raw Vegus Juice with every meal.
We love it when our customers tell us they are now healthy or are recovering from various ailments (you can use the internet to find out about what motivates our customers to buy broccoli sprout juice, broccoli sprout + beetroot juice or wheatgrass juice).
We also love sharing with you some of the 1700 published research studies that have been done on sulforaphane in broccoli sprout juice. The real reason why customers buy our juices will remain a secret because the current law does not permit us to tell the truth, but we can say this:
*** 90% of our customers love our juices so much that they buy again.***
On these pages you can read the story behind Vegus Foods and learn who is part of our hard working and dedicated team that does everything they can to ensure that your broccoli sprout juice and wheatgrass juice are the best they possibly can be. Most importantly, you can read about our values that help shape everything we do.
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