Vitargo s2 1.7Lbs.
Genr8 Vitargo S2
 
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Genr8 - Vitargo S2 Muscle Fuel & Recovery


Genr8 Vitargo S2 Muscle Fuel & Recovery is the first and only Super Soluble form of the fastest recovery and re/fuel carbohydrate ever proven in university research studies. Where other products use maltodextrin, sugars - or even waxy or enzyme-modified starches-Vitargo S2's patented IVg technology delivers proven faster gut transit, glycemic and insulin responses, glycogen refueling, and performance. Vitargo S2 is 100% sugar-free.

Genr8 Vitargo S2 Muscle Fuel & Recovery:

Leaves the stomach quicker
103% faster than maltodextrin + sugars - in the first 10 minutes after ingestion. This leads to less stomach "distress" and faster absorbing muscle energy.
Gets into muscle faster
68% faster glycogen re/fueling than maltodextrin + sugars after intense, exhaustive workouts.
Boosts performance in your next workout
Up to 23% greater maximal endurance (average of 10% greater) 2 hours after exhaustive, glycogen-depleting exercise, compared to maltodextrin + sugars.
Turns off muscle protein breakdown
178% greater insulin than maltodextrin + sugars, within 10 minutes - the most potent, natural way to activate the anti-catabolic signals that spare muscle protein.
Genr8 Specific Research
This actual product is university proven in HUMANS. Proof Before Promises!

The Anabolic Advantage
Vitargo S2 is the super soluble form of Vitargo, a patented molecular carbohydrate. Compared to carbohydrates such as maltodextrin and sugars used in ordinary fuel and recovery drinks and powders, Vitargo's patented IVg technology is university-research proven to:

Move through the stomach more than 2X faster than ordinary carbohydrates for rapid digestion and absorption.
Increases insulin levels 168% higher than ordinary carbohydrates after exhaustive exercise.
To fully understand the VitargoS2 revolutionary endurance performance advantage you must understand the science and see how VitargoS2 stands alone among related products as it is the only product of its kind to have university-research proven superiority.

Carbohydrate is Skeletal Muscle's Go-To Fuel During Intense Training

ATP, creatine phosphate and glycogen power muscle contraction during intense weight training.
High-intensity strength training demands extraordinary amounts of energy. Muscle contraction during weight training is powered by ATP, creatine phosphate, glycogen and circulating glucose. 1 Muscle fiber ATP and creatine phosphate levels are extremely limited and must be regenerated after each set to prepare for the next one. 1 Circulating glucose and glycogen stores provide the energy to Re-GENR8 ATP and creatine phosphate between sets demonstrating an absolute requirement for higher glycogen levels supported by a fast muscle fuel before or during intense training.

Glycogen stores in muscle are limited and can be depleted during intense weight training meaning that superiorly loaded stores can lead to stronger sets and break-through workouts.
Glycogen stores make up about 2 to 3% of skeletal muscle with higher concentration in Type II (fast twitch) fibers. Glycogen is without question muscle's "go to" fuel source during intense weight training (and strength competitions). 1 In fact, during multiple sets of weight training the decreases in strength and performance that occurs is directly tied to decreasing levels of glycogen in muscle. Simply put, sustaining high intensity contractions requires muscle glycogen – the critical energetic fuel.

Glucose delivery in between intense training sets supports muscle recovery and refueling to prepare for a strong subsequent set. Rest periods between sets are short, typically lasting one to a few minutes depending on the training program. That means that muscle fibers must quickly Re-GENR8 spent power sources (ATP and creatine phosphate) and increase the availability of readily available glucose. Glucose uptake into muscle fibers is increased during training and a greater influx can lead to increased performance deeper into multiple set exercises. This can lead to break-through workouts and a greater training stimulus for anabolic processes. The bottom line is that your muscle absolutely requires the fastest readily-usable fuel (glucose) for optimal high-intensity weight training performance.

Vitargo S2- The Fastest Muscle Fuel!


Vitargo is a patented, molecular carbohydrate that is university-research proven to empty from the stomach more than 2X faster than carbohydrates in ordinary sports and recovery drinks and powders.
Virtually all other sport fueling and recovery drink formulas use carbohydrates such as maltodextrin; and sugars like glucose (dextrose), fructose and sucrose. The problem with these carbohydrates is that they result in a beverage that has a high osmolality, which refers to how aggressively it will pull water. This sponge-like property slows the movement of those carbohydrates through the stomach, which in turn slow refueling efforts. On the other hand, Vitargo™S2 is patented molecular carbohydrate which has a relatively low osmolality and is university research-proven to empty from the stomach 2X faster within the first 10 minutes than ordinary carbohydrates. This break-through in accelerated performance refueling and recovery is due to the Vitargo's patented IVg technology. Other, less effective products, which may cost a little less, might make similar but unproven claims related to their carbohydrate source. It's Cheaper to be Small!

VitargoS2 does not cause bloating and discomfort allowing you to train hard with full abdominal engagement and mental focus.
Intense weight trainers and bodybuilders know about the bloating and discomfort that can result from ordinary fuel and recovery drinks and powders. In fact, one of the biggest complaints is that the bloating hinders exercises that compress the abdomen (e.g. squats, leg presses, etc). Other than that, the discomfort is distracting and can shift one's focus from crushing weight. That's because the carbohydrates typically used in sport and recovery products can act like sponges and draw a lot of water into the stomach. Once again, Vitargo is superior to carbohydrates found in ordinary sport drinks and powders because its patented molecular carbohydrate form reduces time in the stomach – less time to attract water into the stomach. The university research that has shown Vitargo – when consumed at rest – to exit out of the stomach twice as fast as ordinary carbohydrates, has been an underground secret exploited by many intense weight trainers and bodybuilders.

Insulin Has A New Master - Vitargo S2

Muscle protein levels are the result of a balance between muscle protein synthesis and breakdown.
Muscle is about 22% protein, most of what remains is water and some glycogen (2-3%) and lipid (1-2%). Muscle protein is constantly being broken down (catabolic) and manufactured (synthesis or anabolic) by distinct processes.1 The net (balance) the two sides of turnover determines if muscle gets bigger, smaller or stays the same. Muscle protein turnover largely reflects the synthesis and breakdown of contractile proteins (e.g. actin, myosin, tropomyosin, and troponin), connective tissue, metabolic support proteins (such as myoglobin and proteins in electron transport complexes), ion pumps (Ca2+, Na+/K+), transport proteins, and enzymes.

Resistance training increases muscle protein breakdown and increases muscle protein synthesis.
Although muscle protein breakdown doesn't seem to occur during intense weight training it does take place for several hours after completing the session. In fact, researchers in one study found that muscle protein breakdown was increased by 30% three hours after weight training. Furthermore, based on research involving 3-methylhistidine (3-MH), a modified amino acid found primarily in skeletal muscle contractile proteins (primarily actin), protein breakdown occurs in both contractile and non-contractile proteins.

1.78 times Higher Insulin Response in Ten Minutes.
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas and released into circulation relative to how much and how rapidly carbohydrate (glucose) is absorbed from the digestive tract into the blood. Simply put, the faster and more significantly glucose can flood into circulation, the more forcefully insulin is released into the blood (leading to faster increase and higher peak). Insulin supports post-workout net muscle protein synthesis in two ways. First, insulin potently shuts down muscle protein breakdown. VitargoS2 (when consumed after exhaustive endurance exercise) produces 1.78 times greater insulin levels within 10 minutes—compared to ordinary carbohydrates – to turn off muscle protein breakdown and feed anabolic processes in muscle. Clearly insulin has a new master!

Vitargo S2 Accelerates Glycogen Refueling to Hasten Recovery and Optimize Muscle Volumization

1.68 times Greater Glycogen Recovery in First 2 Hours.
VitargoS2 refuels muscle more than 2X faster in as little as 10 minutes after exhaustive exercise compared to carbohydrates found in ordinary sport fuel and recovery drinks. 12 That means ample carbohydrate is almost immediately available to muscle to rebuild glycogen stores spent during intense weight training. In fact, VitargoS2 has been proven to accelerate the rate of muscle glycogen recovery following exhaustive endurance exercise by 168% more than carbohydrates such as sugars and maltodextrin. 13 This is important for two reasons. First, it leads to a higher repeat performance sooner, as discussed next, and the second reason is that it helps to swell or "volumize" muscle cells. Glycogen is made up of branching polymers of glucose and each gram of glycogen draws 3 grams of water. Osmoreceptors in muscle cells register cell hydration and volume and can increase muscle fiber protein production to support other anabolic processes. Thus recovery of glycogen stores more quickly means greater volumization of muscle fibers.

VitargoS2 increases performance by as much as 23% greater in as little as 2 hours after exhaustive exercise providing an advantage for multiple trainings in a single day or training the next day.
Faster recovery of glycogen results in enhance performance more quickly. How much better and how much quicker? A university study found that when individuals used VitargoS2 – after glycogen-depleting exercise – they were able to exercise again up to 23% better after just 2 hours of recovery than when using an equal amount of carbohydrates as those found in ordinary sport recovery drinks and powders. 8 Rapid refueling of glycogen stores is crucial for intense weight trainers that train twice in one day or whose training will involve the same body part the next day.

This break-though in glycogen recovery is due to the patented IVg technology of VitargoS2. Furthermore, the fructose found in many ordinary sport refueling and recovery products either as fructose, half of sucrose or half or more of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is absorbed much slower than other carbohydrates and has been shown in university research to be an inferior refueling and glycogen recovery carbohydrate. 14 For serious athletes fructose as a performance carbohydrate source simply doesn't cut it!

The Endurance Edge


VitargoS2 is the super soluble form of Vitargo, a patented molecular carbohydrate. Compared to carbohydrates such as maltodextrin and sugars used in ordinary fuel and recovery drinks and powders, Vitargo's patented IVg technology is university-research proven to:

Move through the stomach more than 2X faster,
deliver fuel to muscle and the rest of the body more than 2X as fast within 10 minutes after exhaustive exercise leading to
accelerate glycogen recovery by 168% and
a return to higher performance up to 23% greater. The bottom line is that VitargoS2 is only refueling and recovery product that is university-research proven to be the strategic solution for serious athletes to maximize performance.
To fully understand the VitargoS2 revolutionary endurance performance advantage you must understand the science and see how VitargoS2 stands alone among related products as it is the only product of its kind to have university-research proven superiority.

Carbohydrate: Muscle's Go-To Fuel During High Intensity Training or Competition

Carbohydrate is the critical fuel for muscle and the brain during higher intensity training and competition.
Carbohydrate is derived from carbohydrate stores (glycogen) in muscle and the liver as well as from carbohydrate consumed during performance. Glycogen is a carbohydrate polymer, made up of branching chains of glucose and is muscle's predominant fuel during higher intensity training and competition. 2,3 Meanwhile, liver glycogen along with consumed carbohydrate is crucial for maintaining optimal blood glucose levels during intense training or competition to help fuel muscle and to maintain mental focus and optimal neuromuscular performance.

Glycogen stores in muscle (and the liver) are limited and once they as depleted athletic performance decreases.
During intense training and competition, glycogen stores are progressively reduced mostly due to increased epinephrine (adrenalin) in the blood.1 Once muscle glycogen is depleted, fatigue and decreased performance follow closely. This can happen in just a couple hours for runners, cyclists or triathletes, especially if they push too hard, and don't refuel strategically during the effort. 1,5 For intermittent-sprint athletes such as soccer, football and hockey players muscle glycogen stores can be exhausted earlier, however they certainly have more opportunity to refuel during breaks, halftime, etc.

Having more glycogen at the onset of training or competition can allow you to perform at a higher level for longer.
Despite its critical role in high intensity performance, muscle has a limited storage of glycogen, usually around 2 to 3% for endurance athletes. 1,5 That means that the more glycogen you have at the onset of a training session or competition, the harder and longer you can perform. 1 For instance, incomplete recovery of muscle glycogen (<2%) led cyclists to fatigue more than 30 minutes earlier than cyclists with pre-exercise muscle glycogen stores in excess of 3%. 5 Applied to athletes that train or compete daily (or sooner), incomplete glycogen recovery from a previous training will hinder performance in the next.

Rapid muscle glycogen recovery is critical to perform again at a higher level the next day or within the same day.
Once depleted, glycogen stores will need to be refueled in order to train or compete at an optimal level again. The problem is that it can take a full day or more to fully recover these precious fuel reserves. Timing is critical and the sooner you can begin refueling of glycogen and to do so at an accelerated rate, the quicker the recovery will be and a return to a higher level of performance. 6 This is critical for athletes that train or compete daily and especially those that train or compete more than once during a single day (e.g. multi-sport athletes, tournaments). This can also provide a performance advantage for athletes who have breaks in training or competition such as half-times, between periods, or bench-time, etc.

Vitargo S2 The Fastest Muscle Fuel


2.3 times Faster Energy Delivery to Intestines. This leads to more efficient digestion and absorption as well as delivery to muscle after exhaustive exercise.
Virtually all other sport refueling and recovery drink formulas use carbohydrates such as maltodextrin; and sugars like glucose (dextrose), fructose and sucrose. The problem with these carbohydrates is that they result in a beverage that has a high osmolality, which refers to how aggressively it will pull water. This sponge-like property slows the movement of those carbohydrates through the stomach, which in turn slow refueling efforts. On the other hand, VitargoS2 is patented molecular carbohydrate which has a relatively low osmolality and is university research-proven to empty from the stomach 2X faster within the first 10 minutes than ordinary carbohydrates. This break-through in accelerated performance refueling and recovery is due to the Vitargo's patented IVg technology.Other, less effective products, which may cost a little less, might make similar but unproven claims related to their carbohydrate source. What they should really be claiming is that It's Cheaper to Lose!

VitargoS2 refuels muscle more than 2X faster in as little as 10 minutes after exhaustive exercise vs. other carbohydrates.
The problem with carbohydrates found in ordinary sport fuel and recovery drinks and powders is that they can stay in the stomach longer and are absorbed more slowly than Vitargo. This means that muscle must wait for critical refueling carbohydrate. One university study comparing Vitargo to the carbohydrates in ordinary sport fuel and recovery products found that Vitargo, when given immediately after glycogen depleting exercise, increased blood glucose levels at a two times faster rate and within minutes.8 Furthermore, despite delivering fuel twice as fast, Vitargo did not lead to a blood sugar crash.8 Let's face it, every minute counts when it comes to glycogen refueling and recovery after intense training or competition. Therefore, it simply doesn't make sense to make muscle wait longer than it has to for carbohydrate to refuel!

VitargoS2 does not cause bloating or a "heavy stomach" like other sport fuel and recovery products formulated with maltodextrin and simple carbohydrates.
University research conducted in subjects at rest showed that Vitargo was able to transit out of the stomach twice as fast as ordinary carbohydrates. This may explain why many of our elite and pro athlete users notice no bloating or "heavy stomach" feeling when they use Vitargo S2 before or during training or competition.

Vitargo S2 Accelerates Glycogen Refueling and Leads to Higher Endurance Performance Sooner.

1.68 times Greater Glycogen Recovery in First 2 Hours.
Researchers have found that there is a one to two hour "window" of opportunity after training or competition when glycogen recovery is most rapid. Vitargo basically bypasses the window and "blows the roof off" of the process by recovering glycogen stores 168% faster than carbohydrates found in ordinary sport recovery drinks. 9 This break-though in glycogen recovery is due to the patented IVg technology of VitargoS2. Furthermore, the fructose found in many ordinary sport refueling and recovery products either as fructose, half of sucrose or half or more of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is absorbed much slower than other carbohydrates and has been shown in university research to be an inferior refueling and glycogen recovery carbohydrate.4 For serious athletes this carbohydrate source simply doesn't cut it!

Up to 1.23 times great Max Endurance Performance.
Faster recovery results in better performance more quickly. How much better and how much quicker? A university study found that when individuals used VitargoS2 – after glycogen-depleting exercise – they were able to perform up to 23% better after just 2 hours of recovery than when using an equal amount of carbohydrates as those found in ordinary sport recovery drinks and powders. 8 Superior recovery means that you can be sure that your glycogen stores will be more refueled when you head out to train or compete again the next or even the same day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vitargo S2?
Vitargo is a patented molecular carbohydrate derived from a special barley starch. S2 means Super Soluble—much easier to mix. VitargoS2 is unique because it is specially processed to yield a molecular profile that is massively different from the carbs that make up sugars (e.g. glucose, fructose, sucrose) and maltodextrin found in ordinary sport, energy, and recovery drinks. Most importantly, Vitargo is proven to work in athletes—in university studies. Part of the secret of Vitargo's IVg technology is the molecular size of Vitargo. Scientists use molecular weight (how heavy the molecule is) to determine the size of molecules. As shown in the table, Vitargo is hundreds and thousands of times larger than maltodextrin and sucrose (dextrose).

Carbohydrate Molecular Weight

Vitargo
500,000 to 700,000
Maltodextrin
1,000 to 10,000
Starch syrup
250 to 1,000
Sucrose (Dextrose)
180
But molecular size alone does not make Vitargo the Fastest Muscle Fuel. Vitargo is made through a special fractionation process that makes it rapidly digestible and therefore capable of delivering glucose to the blood, liver, and muscle at least twice as fast as other ordinary carbs. Other so-called "high molecular weight" carbs are "weightless" when it comes to proof—they have zero university studies showing superior fuel delivery or performance in humans.

Is Vitargo the same thing as "waxy maize" or high molecular weight starches?
Vitargo can be made from most plant starches—what makes Vitargo patented and the Fastest Muscle Fuel is not the source or the molecular size but the unique, patented molecular "handprint", proven in university studies in athletes—not lab rats or test tubes—to greatly outperform other ordinary carbs, from your gut to getting more performance within 2 hours after exhaustive exercise. In fact, the first two studies done on Vitargo used potato starch as the starting source. For several years through 2005, Vitargo was made from a special strain of corn that is higher in starch—waxy maize. This is where other companies have gotten the idea of using different "waxy maize" starches. However, none of these other, non-Vitargo starches have any human studies showing a Vitargo effect. Furthermore, some of these unproven carbohydrate source might even cost less, however some of them, based upon laboratory analysis, are likely to be indigestible, delivering little or no glucose to the blood, liver, and muscles. If you want Vitargo results…get VitargoS2. It's cheaper to lose.

How does Vitargo work?
Vitargo is a molecule that dwarfs sugars (e.g glucose, fructose and sucrose) as well as maltodextrin, the carbs found in ordinary energy and recovery drinks. Vitargo's larger size minimizes its osmolality, which refers to how much water it draws around it. Vitargo's low osmolality allows it to move through the stomach over 2X 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 delivered to the part of the intestinal tract—the duodenum—where it is rapidly digested and absorbed. This provides a near immediate surge in energy to blood and muscle, superior to other ordinary carbohydrates. After training or competition is over Vitargo recovers glycogen 168% faster, allowing for an increase in performance up to 23% greater after just two hours when compared to carbohydrates found in ordinary sport and recovery drinks.

Will Vitargo make me feel bloated?
Carbohydrate-based energy and recovery beverages can make you feel bloated. That's because the type of carbohydrate used in ordinary formulas act like sponges drawing water into the stomach, which can causing uncomfortable bloating, distension, and cramping. Vitargo is a patented molecular carbohydrate form proven to empty from the stomach faster and be absorbed into the body more quickly. In fact, university researchers found that Vitargo emptied from the stomach more than 2X faster than a comparable beverage with sugars and maltodextrin, the types of carbohydrates used in many popular sports/energy and recovery drinks and powders.

This may explain why many of our elite and pro athlete users notice no bloating or "heavy stomach" feeling when they use Vitargo S2 before or during training or competition.

Why doesn't VitargoS2 contain vitamins and other nutrients?
VitargoS2 doesn't contain vitamins and other nutrients for two reasons. First, the addition of vitamins and other nutrients can impact the ability of VitargoS2 to get fuel to muscle and the rest of the body quicker than other carbohydrate sources. This is the critical factor here. Secondly, in order for vitamins, most minerals and other nutrients to be absorbed and processed internally optimally they be should consumed with real food.

Can't I just eat pasta, bread or other carbohydrate foods to get the same results?
Without question these foods will help refuel muscle and liver glycogen stores. However the question really should be will they refuel and recover glycogen stores as fast as VitargoS2 and without the bloating and "heavy stomach" feeling? If you are training or competing the next day or sooner you need to choose the carbohydrate source that is research proven to accelerate refueling and recovery after exhaustive exercise. Remember, unless a food or supplement is studied in its actual form you can't be sure it will work the way you want (or the product claims).

What does the "S2" mean?
Vitargo is made from barley and is considered a starch, amylopectin to be exact. In general, starches don't mix very well in water. VitargoS2 is a Super Soluble form that mixes more easily in water than other starches, and even previous forms of Vitargo.

Is Vitargo S2 Sugar Free?
Unlike most other sport drinks and recovery supplements Vitargo is 100% sugar free! That means that you can enjoy Vitargo before, during or after training or anytime and not be concerned about taking in any sugars.

Is Vitargo S2 vegetarian?
Yes. Vitargo is made from barley starch and will fit in any vegetarian nutrition plan.

What is used to sweeten flavored Vitargo S2 versions?
The two flavored versions of Vitargo S2, Tropical Fruit and Juicy Orange, use sucralose as a sweetener. Sucralose is a calorie- and sugar-free artificial sweetener. VitargoS2 also is available in an unflavored and unsweetened form. This contains just Vitargo in its 100% pure form.

Can I use Vitargo to Carb-Load prior to Competition?
Absolutely—we encourage you to! In fact, using VitargoS2 during carbo-loading is common among elite athletes and Olympic competitors. You can use Vitargo in shakes and smoothies as a sugar-free carbohydrate source. Each scoop provides 35 grams of glycogen-building carbohydrate (or 70 grams/serving). Many athletes use VitargoS2 between meals to ensure they meet their carbohydrate goals during loading and after exhaustive training so that they can eat normally during regular meals.

Is Vitargo safe?
Vitargo is a safe, natural carbohydrate derived from barley and has been used by athletes world-wide for years.


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