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Vitarade® fueled by Vitargo® in strength or speed/strength sports

Strength and strength/speed sports are based on the glucose metabolism as the main source of energy. Increased muscle mass results in increased demand for carbohydrates and protein, which can be as high as 5-8 g of carbohydrates and 2-2,5 g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight1,2. In case of very high intensity workouts, an athlete weighting 90 kg must provide even up to 700 g of carbohydrates and over 200 g of protein daily(!!!), which requires consumption of huge amounts of regular food.

Moreover, muscle and liver glycogen stores can become almost completely depleted during the intensive workouts3. High intensity training sessions lead to quick physical and psychical exhaustion. That is why increasing of glycogen stores is necessary during preparation for the exercise or as well as during long and intensive workouts in the gym, sport hall or outdoors. Clinical trials4,5,6 have shown that providing sufficient amount of carbohydrates allows to perform more sets and repetitions as well as train longer at higher intensity.

Providing large amounts of complex carbohydrates and high quality easy assimilated protein is essential for increasing strength and muscle mass. Consuming high quality carbohydrates and protein combined in one product stimulates muscle protein synthesis ensuring positive nitrogen balance7 and effective replenishment of muscle glycogen8 maximizing the effects of performed workouts. Moreover, consuming carbohydrates and protein before the workout may have positive influence on post-workout muscle protein synthesis resulting in increase of strength and muscle mass9.

Vitarade® fueled by Vitargo® product line offers 4 various forms of products designed to provide complete support for athletes before, during and after the physical activity. All of Vitarade® fueled by Vitargo® products contain high molecular mass carbohydrates with low osmolality that ensures fast gastric emptying rate10 and quick replenishment of glycogen11 allowing to perform much more muscle work during subsequent workout sessions or sport events12. It means that each of the Vitarade® fueled by Vitargo® product will replenish muscle and liver glycogen at maximum rate, while putting only a minimal stress on the stomach. Vitarade® fueled by Vitargo® products are perfect choice during preparation for the intense physical activity, during the intense exercise or competition and to ensure quick post workout regeneration.

High molecular mass carbohydrates contained in Vitarade® CL fueled by Vitargo®, Vitarade® EL fueled by Vitargo® and Vitarade® Drink EL fueled by Vitargo® are recommended before the activity, during the activity as an easy assimilated source of energy and after the activity to ensure quick post workout regeneration. Vitarade® Endurance Bar fueled by Vitargo® can be consumed before, during and after the physical effort. Due to content of caffeine13,14, creatine15 and whey protein16 it improves exercise capacity during prolonged workout sessions or competitions and to speeds up the recovery rate.

3 various energy gels: Vitarade® CarboloaderGel fueled by Vitargo®,Vitarade® EnergyGel fueled by Vitargo® and Vitarade® RecoveryGel fueled by Vitargo® are perfect source of concentrated high molecular mass glucose polymers and physiologically active ingredients that guarantee optimal preparation for the intense physical activity, maximum support during the workout and very fast regeneration after hard training sessions. Vitarade® CarboloaderGel fueled by Vitargo® is designed for optimal body preparation for intensive training or sport event. Vitarade® EnergyGel fueled by Vitargo® contains the unique TRIPLECARB FORMULA that was formulated according to up-to-date scientific research10,11,17,18 to support energy metabolism during the physical exercise in the best way. Vitarade® RecoveryGel fueled by Vitargo® delivers high quality collagen protein and antioxidant complex to ensure maximal rate of regeneration even after the most intensive physical effort. Moreover, in case of strength training, it fully supports anabolic processes in the body due to assurance of pre- and post-workout positive nitrogen balance.


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