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USA Weightlifting Announces Vitargo As Official Sports Nutrition Partner

Jan. 25, 2022, 9:22 a.m. (ET)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Weightlifting today announced Vitargo as its official sports nutrition sponsor. The partnership will help bring the fastest muscle fuel and recovery drink into the lives of the nation’s strongest athletes.

With a history dating back to 1993, Vitargo is the only functional fuel that has been proven by science and athletes to boost power, enhance recovery and unleash potential like nothing else on the market – an ideal supplier for the national governing body of Olympic weightlifting.

“Reliable nutrition is a crucial component on every athlete’s journey to greatness, from platforms at clubs across the nation to sport’s most premier international stages,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. “We are thrilled to work with a leading sports nutrition company in Vitargo.”

Proven, clean and superior, Vitargo was birthed as a solution to the physical challenges athletes faced of digesting and absorbing fuels and fluids while exercising intensely. Athletes reported stomach discomfort and bloating from the available sports drinks, causing them to under-fuel and experience energy crashes. The company understood athletes needed a carbohydrate that did not cause distress but could still deliver a rapid uptake of fuel.

Vitargo is drug-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, sugar-free, plus certified kosher and halal.

“Our team has been working with elite athletes across multiple sports for a long time, including multiple Olympic medalists and American record holders,” Vitargo CEO Bernadette Wooster said. “We are beyond excited to be partnering with USA Weightlifting and to be supporting some of the strongest athletes in the world!”

Vitargo was developed and researched at some of the top academic institutions in the world, including the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The research resulted in a highly regarded published study in 2000 that proved Vitargo replenished glycogen levels in muscles 70% faster than other maltodextrin-based sports drinks within one hour. A second study was published later the same year which showed that Vitargo left the stomach 2.3 times (130%) faster than other maltodextrin-based sports drinks. Vitargo also has significant performance benefits, enhancing endurance up to 23% and maintaining power output by an average of 5%.

The raw starch of Vitargo comes from specially selected and strict non-GMO contract farming in the southeast of Sweden. The farmer-owned cooperative plant is completely computerized and controlled to ensure the highest quality grade available. Every batch is tested by an accredited laboratory. The manufacturing of Vitargo’s final product happens in the United States at a cGMP facility.

USA Weightlifting’s partnership with Vitargo began at the start of the calendar year and extends through the end of 2022.

About USA Weightlifting
USA Weightlifting, a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of weightlifting in the United States. USA Weightlifting’s mission is to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sport of weightlifting in the United States. For more information, visit

About Vitargo
When success is the goal, Vitargo is the answer. Vitargo is proven, clean and superior to other sports drinks, helping athletes reach new heights in human performance. It’s what the pros have been using as a secret weapon for over 20 years and has the stamp of approval from the best coaches in the world. The fastest muscle fuel and recovery drink, Vitargo is the only functional fuel that has been proven by science and athletes to boost power, enhance recovery and unleash potential like nothing else on the market. Pre-fuel, Re-Fuel, Recover, Repeat, with Vitargo. Proof Before Promises® at