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*
9.2  out of 10  (2,764 Reviews)
4 Sizes
20 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
9.2
2,764 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
9.2
1,243 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8.1
15 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
9.6
Strawberry Mango
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  • 10 RAW - Unflavored
  • 10 Blood Orange

I bought the Blood Orange & UNflavored to balance the excessive sweetness of the flavored options. It reduces soreness & prolongs endurance. I had an amazing workout today, lasted 4hrs w/o fatigue!! I could of gone more, if i didn't have to go to Costco. It was such a beautiful, sunny day & the gym wasn't packed & i had enough energy after my 2mile run, so i decided to lift as long as i could. AND i just wanted to see how long it took til i burned out, but honestly i could of gone beyond 4, i felt great!!!! Usually, I last an avg of ~ 2hrs, so I'm sold on this product & happy they offer unflavored too.

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  • 9 Blue Raspberry

Really love the Xtend line. This was my first flavor of this series and I thought it was pretty good. The ingredient profile is great and love the added electrolytes for added hydration which is what everyone needs! 0 carbs and 0 actual sugars are a plus. The one thing I don’t like (me being picky) is the Sucralose. I would like to see Stevia instead but that’s just me. Coconut water powder is another plus in my book!

9
 
  • 9 Freedom Ice

I got to try one of the newer flavors - FREEDOM ICE!! First of all, love the formula; Xtend is the original and still great. 3.5g leucine is perfect for kicking the threshold for MPS. 2:1:1 ratio - check! Glutamine for assistance with recovery and all-around health - check! Freedom Ice tastes really good, but not very distinguishable from Blue Raspberry (which I also like); I wish it had a little more lemony 'bite'. The only other knock I can give it is that dang perma-blue tongue!! I'll take a little less bue dye, please. But overall, very tasty, very adequately dosed. What's not to love?

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  • 9 Freedom Ice

Another, really amazing and truly unique flavor from Xtend. I've always loved the mixability of Xtend and the WIDE variety of flavors, but they really took it to a new level with Freedom Ice. It really tastes like a bomb pop - no other way to put it. Like other flavors, it's rather sweet, but depending on your tastes you can use more or less. I would use 1 scoop in a shaker bottle...a little less in a half liter water bottle. My friend would use 1.5 or even 2 scoops in her shaker bottle. It's easy to tailor it to your tastebuds...and, as usual, it mixes incredibly well. Perfect for fasted workouts - will keep using!

10
 
  • 10 Grape

Has a good ratio combination between bcaa. This is one of the best flavor i have tried and it mixes really well. Totally recommed it if you look for bcaa´s.

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  • 10 Freedom Ice

Scivation nailed the bomb pop flavor on this one. It taste just like bomb popsicles I use to get from the ice cream truck, only difference is I dont have to worry about this one melting and getting all over my clothes. The best part about the flavor is how strong it is. What I mean is Im able to mix in 1 scoop with a 1/2 gallon of water and the flavor still holds up strong. This is a HUGE win for me because that means I can get more usage out of the tub since I only need 1 scoop for a 1/2 gallon of water. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a tasty intraworkout beverage to sip on between sets.

9
Verified Buyer
  • 2 Freedom Ice

Stay away from the Freedom Ice! This flavor tastes like an overly amped up synthetic version of a bomb pop. The flavor is so fake and intense that it upset my stomach and left a bad aftertaste in my mouth after each sip. And this was after mixing it in DOUBLE the amount of recommended water.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blue Raspberry

I bought this stuff, drink it all the time even when not working out for a great energy boost and to help me sore muscles. After purchasing the 20 servings of blue raspberry I found a good deal on amzon for the 90 servings and purchased that immediately !!

9
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Green Apple
  • 8 Mango

Flavors ok to tolerate. Ordering different flavors now.

9
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Freedom Ice

About as close to a bomb pop as you will get. Maybe a bit more sour, but definitely not overly sweet like competitors offerings. Like every other flavor of Xtend mixability is never an issue and dissolves perfectly every time. Very refreshing flavor, one of my all time favorites!

9
 
  • 9 Pineapple

So I have been searching for that one flavor that doesn’t make me wanna puke. I have a really weird sense of taste, where I almost prefer bland stuff over anything else. Therefore, I always mix way more water with all BCCAs in general as they all obviously are pretty sweet/strong. I’ve tried fruit punch and the green apple that were both so strong in that “fake” flavor that even when I watered them down they still were so gross. However, the pineapple flavor, although it has this really subtle weird medicine like taste, is the only one I can stomach and trick myself into enjoying and thinking its like pineapple water or something. Therefore, I give it a pretty high rating since it definitely does its job and also tastes decent when watered down.

10
 
  • 10 Blood Orange

there was an offer of buy 2 and some discount... what is the promo code of it...

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  • 10 Fruit Punch

I absolutely love xtend. It has been the goto bcaa product for years and years. Fully disclosed perfectly dosed ingredients, plus great flavors! The fruit punch which I just recently tried is absolutely delicious chilled in 40-50 oz of water. In 20oz I would give it an 8 out of 10 on flavor. It's still really tasty, but with less water there is a supplement like taste in the background. I prefer my bcaa's in more water, so fruit punch is def a new favorite.

10
 
  • 10 Strawberry Mango

I have been using Xtend for years as my intra, and some days, just to sip on. Xtend has superior flavors, and the newest one I had the opportunity to try was Strawberry Mango. It does not disappoint! It mixes perfectly and thoroughly after a few shakes. I like to mix one heaping scoop with 45 ounces of cold water (sometimes with ice). Upon first sip, this I get the strawberry come through, nice and sweet. Then the mango comes in, more like an super pleasant aftertaste. This flavor can be a little sweet for me if mixed according to the directions. More so than other Xtend flavors. I highly recommend mixing it with a little Blood Orange if you can. Most excellent. Another winner from Scivation!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Pink Lemonade

I want to start this review with a tip: make sure you add enough water when using this flavor! lol Most flavors of Xtend I can just toss in my 1 or 2 scoops and eyball the water. If its a little too strong thats fine, but with the pink lemonade, its a little too strong. But, once you get that ratio right its all good. Taste: I love this flavor. Its a little sour, a little sweet and very refreshing (perfect summer flavor). The best thing about Xtend flavors is they taste like they should, and this one tastes like pink lemonade. Mix-ability: No surprise here. Mixes great with minimal to none leftovers in the bottom. Performance: Up until a month or so ago, I hadn't had any Xtend (or any other aminos) for awhile (I know, Brodin is ashamed of me!). So when I picked some up again, I could really feel that difference they make. It's really been nice sipping on it in the morning while in I.F. mode. Brodin is smiling down on me once more!

What's in Scivation Xtend

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (13.86 g)
Servings Per Container:20
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 0       
Total Carbohydrates 0 g 0%*
Sugars 0 g **
VItamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 640 mcg 32%
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Potassium 170 mg 5%
L-Leucine 3,500mg **
L-Glutamine 2,500mg **
L-Isoleucine 1,750mg **
L-Valine 1,750mg **
Electrolyte Blend: 1,170mg **
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:
Natural & Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K), FD&C Blue Lake #1.

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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