Carbs are energy, pure and simple – and while they can be a problem in excessive levels (too much carbohydates that are not utilised can result in a fat increase) they are the magic ingredient when it comes to fuelling your workouts.
In saying that, simple carbs (which are high in sugar) are sometimes the enemy.
Not so much the ones found in fruit, but the processed and refined sugars found in soft drinks and candy.
Complex carbohydrates are technically sugar as well, they are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long chains.
They are found in foods like whole grains, vegetables and beans.
However not all carbohydrates are created equal.
Vitargo is arguably the highest quality carb on the market, backed by over a dozen universtiy studies.
It is the brainchild of Anthony Almada, whose 40 plus years of experience is backed by time with Metagenics, EAS and a Masters of biochemistry at UC Berkeley.
Vitargo however is not a maltodextrin (a highly efficient form of carbohydrate used in training), it is a patented molecular carb with zero sugar.
Derived from a special barley starch, vitargo (also known as S2: Super Solublemuch) is specifically processed to yield a molecular matrix that is very different to carbs and maltodextrin.
A molecular size far beyond any other carbs which make it a potent muscle fuel, making it highly digetable – which then delivers glucose to the muscles (as well as blood and liver) faster than other ordinary carbohydrates.
Vitargo has a molecular weight of over 500,000, compared to the highly efficient maltodextrin (1,000 to 10,000).
To put it into stark contrast, starch syrup has a molecular weight of 250 to 1,000, while dextrose (or sucrose) is less than 200.
Numerous studies have shown that Vitargo has benefits beyond “ordinary carbs” not to mention being a fantastic addition to other supplements including creatine.
The fact that it is delivered with such speed to the muscles is what seperates it from other carb based training supplements.
Some carbohydrates take hours to process and then sit in the gut for extended amounts of time, missing the critical window needed to fuel muscles.
Other supplement city carbohydrate mixes are highly rated, from Steel Supplement ‘Adabolic’ through to the well known Gaspari ‘Size On’.
They contain a wide spectrum of ingredients and provide numerous benefits – but Vitargo is in a class of it’s own.
To view Supplement City’s Vitargo range, click here.