In 1966, two scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that carbohydrate-loading of muscles enhanced exercise endurance. Athletes learned that they needed carbohydrate to train hard and win. Sports drinks containing sugar and maltodextrin emerged to address the need though these ingredients were not specifically designed for athletes. They caused stomach and gut irritation.
There had to be a better way.
Thirty years later in 1996, at the same lab, scientists confirmed the development of a new, groundbreaking, very fast high molecular weight starch designed specifically to fuel exercise without stomach upset.
From mouth to muscle, Vitargo has been proven to be an efficient fuel for performance and recovery designed specifically for athletes.
The research resulted in a highly regarded published study in 2000 which proved that Vitargo replenished glycogen levels in muscles 70% faster within 1-hour compared to maltodextrin-sugar-based sports drinks. A second study was published later that same year which showed that Vitargo left the stomach 2.3 times (130%) faster than other maltodextrin-sugar-based sports drinks. In 2008 scientists proved that after exhaustive exercise Vitargo fueling increased performance up to 23% (average 10%) compared to maltodextrin-sugar-based sports drinks. In 2016 researchers showed that Vitargo fueling after exhaustive endurance exercise increased movement velocity and power output in repeated bouts of maximal resistance exercise.
Vitargo is a unique carbohydrate because its high molecular weight profile is massively different from the carbohydrates that make up sugars (e.g. glucose, fructose, sucrose), and maltodextrin found in ordinary sport, energy, and recovery drinks. This extremely high molecular weight gives it the property of very low osmolality, or very low tendency to attract or draw water out of the surrounding tissues and into the stomach. This all tends to create a sense of clean energy and no bloating.
We know that speed matters. In a study in 1987 scientists at the famous Human Performance Lab at The University of Texas used intravenous (IV) carbohydrate infusion to show that the faster carbohydrate is delivered into the bloodstream the greater your endurance and avoidance of fatigue. But if the carbohydrate upsets the stomach, it will cramp your performance, for sure! The uniquely high molecular weight of Vitargo creates the fastest stomach-emptying compared to other simple sugars, starches and maltodextrin. The beauty of Vitargo is both superior speed and stomach comfort. No matter your sport, you can fully fuel your training and feel empty enough to train. No bloating. Recover with Vitargo and have same-day recovery!
One product, one solution, or stack it!
Vitargo enhances carbohydrate fueling and glycogen recovery. It can be stacked with any no- or low-carbohydrate products (<10g carbohydrate), such as pre-workout formulas, proteins, creatines, carnitines, nitric oxide boosters, etc.
Vitargo products have been distributed in the USA since 2007. In 2018 the brand had a makeover with new ownership, new management, new branding, and new flavors, but with the same world-class ingredient, Vitargo.