Originally Posted by Eric
Now I am getting the definite feeling that the vitargo is superior in terms of comfort along with ease of digestion. But for it to be "worth the coin" for a lot of people on limited budgets, it has to be significantly better that dextrose/malto for whatever reason. The reason I ask is because you compared it to other "products".
This is the number one point that should be made! It all boils down to whether or not it IS
worth the extra money for people who currently use malto/dextrose postworkout.
In my experience using what I have used for 7 years -> 50 grams malto, 50 grams dextrose, I have always felt pretty bloated. Best description I can use is feeling uncomfortably full. There have been times to where it hindered my ability to drink my OTHER shake of 50-75 grams of protein. I've actually had the easiest time drinking the dextrose in the form of grape juice, then added a scoop (50 grams) maltodextrin. It takes me a lot longer to rebound recovery after ingestion. IMO, it may be the protein possibly slowing absorbtion? It is possible since gastric emptying is slower using dextrose/malto than wms.
Now, here's a quick comparison via my supplement store by my house.
Pure Vitargo: $49 for 25 servings (72 grams)
- If working out three times a week, lasts 8 weeks..
- If working out four days a week, lasts 6 weeks..
TP Dextrose: $6.75 for 24 servings (50 grams)
TP Maltodextrin: $6.75 for 24 servings (50 grams)
$13.50 + $5 shipping = $18.50
So basically you're looking at an additional $30 for the same amount of servings. That IS a lot of money. If you don't have anything extra laying around, the dextrose/malto DOES work well. In my opinion, I stand by what I put in my review that the WMS is definately a better option IF you can afford it.
- IME (in my experience)
Enhances absorbtion of other supplements such as CEE or creatine mono
- IME Very quick turnaround. Usually after I'm done lifting I literally fall half dead on my couch. I can chug down my shake and feel "rebounded" within 10-15 minutes.
- IME Zero bloat..Same as CEE compared to monohydrate.
- IME Does not make me feel uncomfortably full. I drink a TON of water with my WMS postworkout. After I waited about 15 minutes, I have always been completely comfortable slamming down my 75 grams protein in another big shake with plenty of water.
I have also tried it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach just to see what effects it would have...I think I've said this before in my second post, the one where I had an obstacle course to run. I felt like I just downed a big cup of coffee..Almost like I was going into hypo .. I don't feel like this when I tried the same thing using 100 grams (50/50). So to each his own. I can only say that I'm sure as shit that many pro's DO take costly supplements like this since they get sponsored anyways..Doesn't hurt their wallets I'm sure!