Xtend
Scivation

Xtend

Intra-Workout Powder with 7g of BCAAs to Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Aid Recovery During Workouts*
Formulated with Hydration-Inducing Electrolytes with Zero Sugar or Carbs*
9.1 out of 10 (2,959 Reviews)
3 Sizes
30 Servings
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Product Overview

THE ONE THAT
STARTED IT ALL
XTEND
THE INTRA-WORKOUT BCAA DRINK MIX ORIGINATOR
7g BCAAs. 0g Carbs. 0g Sugar
KEY FEATURES:
  • 7g of BCAAs - 2:1:1 Research-Proven Ratio
  • Shown Effective in Two University Studies**
  • Sugar Free & Carbohydrate Free
  • 3.5g of Leucine for Muscle Protein Synthesis*
  • 2.5g of L-Glutamine & 1g of Citrulline Malate
  • Hydration-Inducing Electrolytes
  • Zero Calories
KEY FEATURES:
  • Supports Muscle Growth & Strength*
  • Supports Faster Recovery*
  • Helps Preserve Muscle*
Informed Choice. Trusted by Sport. NSF. Certified for Sport.

XTEND FREE

XTEND FREE is the same XTEND formula with all natural flavors, colors, and sweeteners and is the perfect solution for those looking to avoid certain ingredients.

XTEND RTD

Ready-to-drink & calorie-free, XTEND RTD delivers more BCAAs than 25 grams of whey protein, and refreshes hard-working muscles with electrolytes, Taurine and Citruline Malate, making XTEND RTD the convenient and muscle-supporting BCAA solution.*

BUILD & PRESERVE MUSCLE*

Build and preserve muscle with 7 GRAMS of hypercritical BCAAs — in the nature-designed and widely-researched 2:1:1 ratio — along with Glutamine and Citrulline Malate. Plus, with a proprietary blend of hydration-promoting electrolytes, Scivation XTEND is the delicious, refreshing, SUGAR-FREE way to help anyone grind through a grueling gym session.*

Perfect Before, After, and During Training

World-class athletes, elite bodybuilders, champion powerlifters, and weight-training enthusiasts of varying types all use Scivation XTEND during their workouts to help them train longer, harder, and with more intensity.* When consuming two servings daily, Scivation XTEND helps to facilitate both fat loss* and new muscle construction.* Also, by orchestrating optimal protein synthesis and by balancing the intracellular energy economy, Scivation XTEND severely truncates recovery time.*

Branched Chain Amino Acids, Not Just Essential Amino Acids

Scivation XTEND contains 7grams of branched-chain amino acids per serving. No hiding, no tricks, no "padding" from cheap or completely random amino acids. Each serving of Scivation XTEND contains 3.5 grams of Leucine to stimulate muscle protein synthesis plus 1.75 grams of Valine and 1.75 grams of Isoleucine.*

2:1:1 Ratio Designed by Nature, Proven by Research

Nearly all of the reputable peer-reviewed studies that have highlighted the effectiveness of BCAAs — along with most of the anecdotal information that has sprung forth from the hardcore weight rooms — have investigated a 2:1:1 Leucine to Valine to Isoleucine formula. So despite a starring role for Leucine, Valine and Isoleucine are still vitally important to a multitude of the physique benefits that come from BCAAs.

One noteworthy study investigated muscle protein synthesis from either Leucine on its own or from BCAAs at a 2:1:1 ratio. College-age, recreationally-trained male participants received a straight Leucine supplement, a 2:1:1 BCAA supplement, or a non-caloric placebo before and after a leg workout. As to be expected, Leucine performed better than did the placebo, but the 2:1:1 BCAA ratio bested them both.

Valine & Isoleucine - Vitally Important as Well

Additionally, in an attempt to dazzle you with numbers, some lopsided amino formulas drop the amounts of Valine and Isoleucine in favor or Leucine - a critical mistake - which ends up smothering some other very important benefits. For one, Valine competes with Tryptophan for uptake into the brain, and a brain soaked in Tryptophan will have a much hard time relaying the message to the muscles that they need to work harder and push more weight. Furthermore, in a Japanese study, scientists observed a fat-burning mechanism dependent upon Isoleucine. Subjects who consumed more supplemental Isoleucine gained less body fat than those who did not, even though both groups ate a high-fat diet.

So when it comes to getting the most out of your workouts, whether it be triggering post-workout muscle protein synthesis, thwarting fatigue, or stoking the fat-burning flames, a 2:1:1 BCAA ratio — the same ratio in Scivation XTEND — is the way to go.*

After 10 Years, Still Defining - and Redefining - BCAAs

Scivation XTEND, the originator and leader in BCAA technology, is the trusted brand credited with creating the first BCAA intra-workout drink mix. With over a decade devoted to improving and perfecting the formula – best-in-class flavors, show-stopping mixability, and fully-disclosed ingredients in relevant amounts – Scivation XTEND continues to outpace comparison. There's nothing like it.

Use Scivation XTEND, the original and most widely-used intra-workout BCAA product, to build muscle, burn fat, and to prolong the intensity of - and recovery from - your next workout.*

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
2,959 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
9.2
1,257 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
9.1
14 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
8.9
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10
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Green Apple
  • 8 Watermelon
  • 10 Blood Orange

Tried and true BCAA for many years with a great ingredient profile. Never found the need to switch because it helps the way it is intended to with great flavor and pretty much instant mixability. However, I have switched flavors around due to being 'bored' of a certain flavor. Good flavor and consistency is a big deal because it makes you not want to "skip it for today". In the past, I switched between watermelon and green apple and was content with it. By the end of the tub, I was tired of watermelon and needed to switch back to green apple. However, over the years I have been somewhat burnt out with the flavors although, a great product. I decided to try Blood Orange due to the great feedback and it is now a flavor I am excited to stick with for a while. It is as good as they say. Try it!

9
 
  • 9 Pink Lemonade

always been a loyal Xtend user and have tried Elite, Ripped and OG. I thought Pink Lemonade was on point and very refreshing with some added ice cubes. Not normally a fan of Pink Lemonade anything but this wasn't overly sweet or tart. If you like PL supps this one is for you.

10
 
  • 9 Grape
  • 8 Pink Lemonade
  • 9 Strawberry Mango
  • 9 Blue Raspberry
  • 10 Watermelon
  • 8 Mango

Recently, I received a tub of Pink Lemonade Xtend. Xtend is definitely a winning intra-workout formula. It has a solid dose of 7 grams of BCAAs plus some nice add ons like citrulline malate and electrolytes. The cost per serving is reasonable at around a $1 per serving for 30 serving. I put the pink lemonade Xtend to use over a few workout and generally used one heaping scoop in about 28-32 oz of water. Really enjoy workout with Xtend because it always makes staying hydrated easier. The pink lemonade flavor was enjoyable and interesting. It was more of like a lemonade and tea flavor than pink lemonade. I think it was a little mild for a pink lemonade in that I think it would benefit from a little more sweetness and acidity. Profile - 10 Performance - 10 Flavor - 8 Overall - 10

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  • 10 Fruit Punch
  • 4 Grape
  • 9 Strawberry Mango
  • 8 Blue Raspberry
  • 2 Watermelon
  • 7 Strawberry Kiwi
  • 9 Blood Orange

Really enjoyed most flavors so far - the watermelon had to be returned, I just couldn't do it. If I hadn't returned watermelon, I probably would have taken the grape back. That said, loved most all of the other flavors, and really want to try pina colada! Only wish it had a little less citric acid, the dentist is on my case :) But wow, I definitely notice an energy boost with this product. Thanks, Scivation!

10
 
  • 10 Pineapple

I was iffy to try this pineapple flavor at first, never tried pineapple aminos before. After trying these they are great! These have helped improve my workouts by keeping me hydrated and high energy. I would highly recommend these! These are probably my favorite brand aminos. Always impressed.

9
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Green Apple
  • 2 Grape
  • 9 Strawberry Kiwi
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blood Orange

This stuff taste great! To me, it tastes exactly like an orange popsicle. It's so refreshing during the hot days when I workout outside (our gym has a nice little field). With the added electrolytes I feel very hydrated and it keeps me going throughout my whole workout. I just put 1 scoop in my 40z thermaflask along with some ice cubes and it gets the job done. Mixes perfect and all in all is a great bcaa supplement. Definitely a must try!

9
 
  • 8 Pineapple

I've never seen much of a difference using amino drinks until I used Xtend. Sure, they all are refreshing and a nice treat during workouts, but I honestly believe Xtend improved the quality of my workouts. The pineapple flavor is spot on and can be mixed with coconut water for an out-of-this world pina colada intra. Though I haven't tried *yet* the flavor also seems balanced enough to create tasty, guilt-free snow cones right in time for summer! Stoked to give that a try as soon as I can!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Watermelon
  • 10 Green Apple
  • 10 Blood Orange
  • 10 Pineapple

I've had the opportunity to try a few of the different flavors and thought all were out of this world. Some BCAA products have been a bit "off" on taste but I really feel like Scivation nailed them. I really like the 2:1:1 BCAA ratio of the product along with the electrolytes & citrulline-malate. This product really helps me grind it out in the gym each day and is always in my intra-workout routine.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Pineapple

Xtend has been the intra-workout product that I have consistently used over the last few years as I find it really helps with my recovery and gives me a little extra boost during my workouts. As more flavors have come out, I've found that each is flavored really well and I thoroughly enjoy each one that I've tried. I am far less sore the following day when using this product and that let's me feel like I can get back into the gym quicker for my next session.

9
 
  • 7 Strawberry Mango
  • 9 Grape
  • 8 Green Apple
  • 9 Blue Raspberry
  • 5 Watermelon
  • 7 Blood Orange

Awesome BCAA supplement! I've been using this for quite some time now & I'm never disappointed. I love the many choices of flavors that are offered.

10
 
  • 10 Pineapple

Xtend has been my goto, and the leader of bcaa products for years! 7 grams of bcaa's per scoop in the perfect ratio. I usually drink it during my workout. Or sometimes at work my meal timing can be off, so I may start sipping it there. It's proven to feed your muscles, and seems to help with my recovery. I recently tried the pineapple flavor. I like all of the flavors of xtend I have tried though. I noticed some reviewer's said xtend is too bitter, JUST ADD WATER! The pineapple flavor is stronger in 8oz of water, but it can be a bit bitter. I kind of associate bitterness with pineapple though, so it's not bad. In 20oz of water it tastes amazing, with no bitterness! It's actually alot more like real pineapple than expected. It's like real pineapple meets candy pineapple. It's a little tart and sweet, with that tropical almost banana like pineapple taste. I also tried it in 50 oz of water. It's really good and enjoyable still, but it starts to lack flavor. In 50oz it's just kind of sweet, with a hint of pineapple. The instructions say to use 8-16oz of water. I also like that the electrolytes in xtend are not phosphate salts. I've been trying to avoid those as an ingredient, and alot of other brands use them. xtend is not heavily colored either, and they offer xtend free as an alternative if you're real against artificial stuff.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Lemon Lime
  • 10 Strawberry Kiwi
  • 9 Blood Orange
  • 10 Mango
  • 7 Pineapple

I’ve been using this for years now... I drink it during workout as well as add a scoop to my jog of water and drink it during a day.

6
 
  • 6 Grape
  • 6 Watermelon

I have tried this product and I can't get too much of it down. The taste is very chalky and bitter. I have since used Optimum Nutrition AmiN.O. Energy and love it!!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Green Apple
  • 10 Strawberry Mango
  • 7 Strawberry Kiwi
  • 7 Pineapple

I have been using these bcaas for a while now and love how they help during and after my workouts. I can feel a difference on days I forget to bring with me. Mixes great with water. I’ve tried Pineapple, Strawberry Kiwi, Green apple which were all good, but the Strawberry Mango is hands down my favorite.

What's in Scivation Xtend

30 Servings Blood Orange
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (13 g)
Servings Per Container:30
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0       
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%*
Sugars 0 g **
VItamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 640 mcg 32%
Sodium 230 mg 9%
Potassium 180 mg 5%
L-Leucine 3,500mg **
L-Glutamine 2,500mg **
L-Isoleucine 1,750mg **
L-Valine 1,750mg **
Electrolyte Blend: 1,140mg **
Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride
Citrulline Malate (1:1) 1,000mg **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients:
Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K), FD&C Yellow #5, and FD&C Red #40.
Allergen Warning: Produced on equipment that also processes dairy, soy, wheat, peanuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, almonds, or other tree nuts, sulfites or corn.

Directions For Xtend:

As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop per 8-10 oz. of water. Shake well and consume during exercise on training days, or throughout the day on non-training days. 

Directions for Xtend RTD: Consume one bottle immediately prior to, during, or after exercise.

Directions for Xtend 100mg Caps: As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules with 8oz (240 mL) water. For best results consume 5 to 6 servings (10 to 12 capsules) daily, especially on training days or when dieting.

Warnings: This product is only intended for healthy adults, 18 years of age or older. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult with a licensed, qualified healthcare professional before taking this or any dietary supplement product. Immediately discontinue use and contact your healthcare professional if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Use only as directed. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool dry place. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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