It can be a challenge for vegan and gluten-free endurance athletes to find a carbohydrate supplement that they can use and trust. Professional stand up paddleboarder Shae Foudy trusts Vitargo as her gluten-free, vegan supplement source.
Fountain Hills, AZ — Many changes have taken place over the past year that have resulted in a change in ownership of Vitargo® distribution rights and products in the Americas, Australia and elsewhere. One of the brand’s former executives, Troy Beers, has returned and is now CEO. In March, Beers and partner Bernadette Wooster, a former investor in Vitargo, formed Vitargo, Inc., secured certain exclusive distribution rights for Vitargo® products and bought some of the assets of a former Vitargo® distributor.
Firefighter and Firefighter Combat Challenge participant, Hannah Johnson trains hard every day. She started using Vitargo about 12 years ago as a competitive powerlifter. She used the fast carbs in Vitargo mixed with water as a way to rehydrate after weigh-ins.
Once she became a firefighter and her workout routine completely changed, she used Vitargo to fuel her training during recruit school. It made a huge difference in her capabilities and did not cause bloating or nausea, which is very important when your work involves intense physical activity in extreme heat.
This is how the WNBA player Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm integrates Vitargo into her practices, games, and post recovery routines.
“It is pretty simple. Vitargo is my mainstay. I’ve been using Vitargo now for close to 10 plus years. It started out as a game day thing before every game. I actually use three scoops now. I’ve graduated to this. So I use three scoops 30-40 minutes before the game. I’ll drink half of that (about a scoop in a half and you gotta shake and shake that thing for no clumps). I then drink the other half at halftime.
For over 20 years, Canadian regional and national level Strongman, weightlifter & CrossFitter, Everett Sloan @coach.everett has been following a ketogenic diet. So how does a keto athlete training at high-intensities, involved in performance-based and glycogen-depleting sports incorporate carbs but still stay with a keto diet? Seeing his performance suffer due to the lack of carbs, Sloan was looking for a solution. He discovered Vitargo. The fast acting carbs enabled Sloan to train harder and perform better while sticking to his keto lifestyle.
Vitargo is a real game changer for him.
“Hi I’m Everett Sloan, I own Crossfit ByTown in Ottawa, Ontario. I’ve competed at a regional level in crossfit and weightlifting and in Strongman. I’m currently the provincial champions Strongman, competed at a national level in that as well.
The question isn’t whether or not to eat carbohydrate. If you exercise to enhance performance, you probably know you need carbohydrate in your diet to achieve that goal. The question I am most commonly asked is what, when and how to eat carbohydrate. I answer by saying “put your carbs to work for you”
Carbohydrates fuel physical action and mental function. The greater the intensity of your movement the more carbohydrate is required. Sitting at the desk, watching a movie, walking your dog, household chores, all use a tiny bit of carbohydrate, but not much.