Vitargo is a unique carbohydrate because it is specially processed to yield a high molecular weight profile that is massively different from the carbohydrates 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 peer-reviewed published university studies. Part of the secret of Vitargo’s 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 sugars.
CARBOHYDRATE MOLECULAR WEIGHT
- High Molecular Weight Vitargo: 500,000 to 700,000 g/mol
- Maltodextrin: 1,000 to 10,000 g/mol
- Starch syrup: 250 to 1,000 g/mol
- Sucrose: 342 g/mol
- Dextrose (glucose) : 180 g/mol