I was loading up my shopping basket with Vitargo - looks like great stuff, but it seems damn expensive at $36 for 10 servings?
Are there any food alternatives to Vitargo, or cheaper synthetic alternatives?
I did a search and saw some forum posts mentioning oats - that right?
i'm in the same boat, i can't afford vitargo and my body doesn't respond well to simple-carb powders (i gain weight effortlessly) what kris has mentioned before is eating a banana with your post workout shake, this is not in any way optimal (vitargo is) but it's what i use due to funding/paranoia under kris' suggestion
that said, if you've experienced good results with another form of simple carb, like waxy maise or something of the like, then give it a try, the important thing is to create the insulin spike to shuttle glycogen, glutamine, creatine, and protein into your depleated muscles
Thanks I took a look around the site following your feedback.
I see waxy maize would produce a similar hit to the blood stream like Fractionated Barley Amylopectin which is in Vitargo?
Heck I'd reckon even ordering a tub of dextrose might do the trick?
I am not saying they are as good as Vitargo, but when you consider the price/performance ratio, are they good enough?
I used ground oats. Literally about 20 cents a 60g carb serving.
what about glycomaize from ON? anyone taken it before?
Yes Vitargo is expensive! Optimum Glycomaize is good, I use to use this but now I am using Now Carbo Gain and it is a good source of carbs. I got a 12 Lb bag for $24.99, 133 servings. As for Optimum Glycomaize it's a heavy Starch carb and Now Carbo Gain is light and fine. So go with Now Carbo Gain. I finish the program on the 3rd of this month and now I am starting on week 8 of another 12 weeks of training.
I also just use oats, and a banana. Cheap and tasty.
got the same problem, I eat a banana with my shake, I think it's the easiest alternative.
i take optimal tourrent its a post workout shake that doesnt cost too much for the amount you get. it contains carbs, protein, creatine, glycogen, etc... its really good. i also use whey protein mixed with glycomaize throughout the day cause i only eat like 3 times.