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Scivation XTEND review

Jul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8

xtend scivationXTEND by Scivation is an intra-workout (or during workout) supplement formulated to build muscle, burn fat, and assist repair and recovery. It contains 7g of BCAAs with no sugar or carbs. XTEND was recently reformulated to significantly improve taste and ingredient solubility. It comes in 2 sizes and 8 flavors.

Let's address several areas pertaining to this product:

  • Ingredient Profile
  • Flavors & Taste
  • Effectiveness

Ingredient Profile

XTEND has the one of the best amino profile for the entire category.

  • 7g of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) - with a research validated 2:1:1 ratio to stimulate and support muscle protein synthesis
  • Glutamine - promotes BCAA metabolism
  • Vitamin B6 - optimizes BCAA aminotransferase (transamination or oxidation-reduction) reactions
  • Citrulline Malate - facilitates rapid ATP turnover to support higher training volumes
  • Electrolytes - to assist body repair 

Flavors & Taste

I don't usually write about taste and flavors, but given the wide variety of flavors I have to mention it. XTEND comes in 8 flavors:

  • Grape Escape
  • Green Apple Explosion
  • Mango Nectar
  • Orange Dream
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Watermelon Madness

I can't say I have tried all the flavors, but I am going to do that and I will update this post with feedback on the taste. Of the flavors I have tried, here is the flavor verdict:

  1. Mango Nectar
  2. Grape Escape
  3. Green Apple Explosion
  4. Watermelon Madness
  5. Strawberry Kiwi

It can be a bit potent or overbearing at times, so it is best to add more water than recommended amount and most flavors will taste like Gatorade. So if you feel the same way, instead of 8-10 oz. of water for every scoop, try mixing it with 16-20 oz. of water. XTEND is really easy to mix and drink. I noticed that it starts to foam on top after mixing, but after a minute or so it goes away. If you are not sure where to start, try a 30-serving XTEND tub we have online.

Effectiveness

Scivation XTEND provides steady and sustained energy during my workouts. When I can't take a pre-workout (in the evening), I rely solely on this product and while I definitely get tired, I have the energy to keep training. I have also noticed significant less cramping and soreness since I began taking Xtend. Since it has no sugar in it, I can use it as my energy drink even on non-training days and it gives me clean energy throughout the day.   XTEND is a great BCAA supplement that can unlock and enhance your anabolic potential. It has a great amino acid profile with 7g of BCAAs and electrolytes, assisting with muscle repair and recovery. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Here is the link to Scivation XTEND if you are interested.