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NB: Vitargo is manufactured using a patented process by Lyckeby Starch in Sweden, Vitargo is a registered trademark.
How does Vitargo work?
Vitargo has a larger molecule size than sugars (e.g. glucose, fructose, sucrose and maltodextrin) found in ordinary energy and recovery drinks. Vitargo’s larger size minimises its osmolality, which refers to how much water it draws. Vitargo’s low osmolality allows it to pass through the stomach 2 times faster than other carbohydrates which tend to act more like a sponge in the stomach. Spending less time in the stomach allows Vitargo to be absorbed faster, providing a near instant surge of energy into the working muscles, far superior to other carbohydrates. After training or competition, Vitargo recovers glycogen 68% faster allowing for an increase in performance of up to 23% after just 2 hours when compared to carbohydrates found in normal sports drinks.