Posted 15.05.2018

VitaFiber™ IMO for Bodybuilders: Using Isomaltooligosaccharide to Build Lean Muscle Mass

If you are a bodybuilder—or any type of athlete looking to add some lean muscle—you are probably fairly conscious of keeping calories in check. This means ensuring you fuel your body with the right type of calories while avoiding empty calories such as refined sugars and many other food sweeteners.

Why Sugar and Bodybuilding Don’t Mix
Sugars (and other processed sweeteners), known as simple carbohydrates, are primarily “empty” calories. This means although they make your foods taste sweeter and potentially satisfy your sweet tooth, they have little to no nutritional value. If you are a bodybuilder maintaining a strict caloric intake, empty calories from sugars add up quickly, potentially displacing important nutrients from your diet.

At the same time, these simple carbs absorb quickly and can overload your blood with sugar. Your body responds by dumping excess sugar from your blood and storing it elsewhere as fat – which is a nightmare if you are an athlete working to reduce your body fat percentage!

Not only that, but the sugar high you sometimes feel after a meal, and the resulting low, is most often because you have eaten food with more sugar than your body can handle at one time. Most of us at least occasionally experience a mid-afternoon crash, and it can be difficult to bounce back into a productive and energetic routine.

Does This Sound Familiar?
As a bodybuilder or any other type of athlete, you need to control the foods you consume. That includes minimizing your consumption of simple carbs like sugars. Sadly, this can often leave you eating unsatisfying foods that lack the sweetness and flavor your taste buds naturally crave. And if you have a sweet tooth with few options to curb those cravings, you may find yourself repeatedly falling off the no-sweets-wagon. Unsurprising, because few people can—and no one should—endure a life of continuous deprivation.

So, What’s the Solution?
It’s simple, really. Replace your sugars and other processed sweeteners with a natural low-sugar sweetener like VitaFiber™ IMO. Made from tapioca root, the isomaltooligosaccharide that gives VitaFiber™ IMO its light sweetness is a good source of corn-free dietary fiber, and it does not count as part of your total carbohydrate numbers.


Many bodybuilders and other athletes first learn of VitaFiber™ IMO through its use in making high-protein energy bars, and are delighted to learn that VitaFiber™ IMO can be used in creating a wide range of healthy, low-calorie meals. Check out our popular recipes section to see how VitaFiber™ IMO can be used in meals, desserts, power drinks and healthy snacks. Homemade Quest protein bars with VitaFiber™ IMO remain a favorite with bodybuilders as a grab-and-go workout snack, and it’s just the beginning of how you can add lower calorie, prebiotic sweetness to your entire diet.

You’ll also be pleased to know that VitaFiber™ is minimally processed, has no preservatives, and is free of gluten, dairy, and allergens. And all VitaFiber IMO™ products are Non-GMO Project Verified.

Let’s Recap
As a bodybuilder, competitive athlete, or anyone looking to add muscle, you want to

  • Fuel your body with healthy foods and snacks that support your muscle-building goals
  • Decrease your simple carb (sugar) intake
  • Avoid blood sugar spikes (leading to energy crashes)
  • Eat foods that help curb any sweets cravings

VitaFiber™ IMO helps you do all of these, making it the perfect addition to your muscle-building nutritional program. It’s why VitaFiber™ IMO is your sweet, smart choice. Click here for more VitaFiber™ IMO nutritional information. Because a lean, hard body looks best under a smiling face!