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Thoughts on Vitargo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 28, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Curious as to what others think of the supplement Vitargo? I know it is not primal/paleo, but if used exclusively only before and after heavy lifting sessions to refill muscle glycogen is it ok?

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I have tried a lot of different things for post-workout glycogen replenishment - malto/dextrose blends, waxy maize, whole foods (yams/sweet potatoes), and I've also chugged some raw milk. I didn't notice a huge performance or muscle recovery difference, but the liquid nutrition made me feel puffier the next day. For the record - not sure what your performance level is at - I am not competitive, so it may make more of a noticeable difference for someone at a higher level looking to bump things up.

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Blossom thanks for replying, I was wondering how your experience was with Vitargo? I'm not gluten intolerant in any way (I know technically all humans are intolerant to a degree whether we have symptoms or not) and have heard those very sensitive to gluten have successfully taken the product. I'd love to be able to take in the carbohydrate via food source, but it's not always an option. Vitargo is simply a "convenience food". I just want to make sure I'm not doing any long term damage with it.

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I used to buy that stuff. I think that the conclusion of most paleosphere "experts" (I've definitely heard Robb Wolf say this, at least - not specifically in reference to Vitargo, but with regard to post-lifting nutrition) is that you'd be just as good chowing down on some sweet potatoes in the post-workout window. White potatoes or rice might be ok, too, depending on your individual experiences/tolerances.

Also, Vitargo does contain gluten - the site says less than 20 ppm, but if you're gluten intolerant, it's probably not something you want to be chugging after every lifting session week after week.

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on July 28, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Blossom thanks for replying, I was wondering how your experience was with Vitargo? I'm not gluten intolerant in any way (I know technically all humans are intolerant to a degree whether we have symptoms or not) and have heard those very sensitive to gluten have successfully taken the product. I'd love to be able to take in the carbohydrate via food source, but it's not always an option. Vitargo is simply a "convenience food". I just want to make sure I'm not doing any long term damage with it.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:38 AM

I have tried a lot of different things for post-workout glycogen replenishment - malto/dextrose blends, waxy maize, whole foods (yams/sweet potatoes), and I've also chugged some raw milk. I didn't notice a huge performance or muscle recovery difference, but the liquid nutrition made me feel puffier the next day. For the record - not sure what your performance level is at - I am not competitive, so it may make more of a noticeable difference for someone at a higher level looking to bump things up.

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