Xtend Original BCAA

Xtend Original BCAA

Intra-Workout Powder with 7g of BCAAs to Build Muscle and Aid Recovery During Workouts*
Formulated with Hydration-Inducing Electrolytes with Zero Sugar or Carbs*
9.1  out of 10  (2,857 Reviews)
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Product Overview

7g BCAAs

Research-backed 2:1:1 ratio with 3.5g of leucine and 1.75g each of isoleucine and valine.

0 Calories
0g Carbs
0g Sugar

Zero-calorie recovery fuel in multiple mouthwatering flavors.

Xtend® The Original

For over 10 years, XTEND® has been making the best recovery products in the world. The award-winning XTEND® Original formula is powered by 7 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which have been clinically shown to support muscle repair, recovery, and growth. XTEND® Original also contains a unique blend of hydrating electrolytes and additional performance ingredients to help you refuel, repair, and recover.*

The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. It's important to note that many BCAA formulas contain only 5 grams of BCAAs per serving, which means they may lack enough leucine to effectively stimulate muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Every serving of XTEND® Original contains 3.5 grams of leucine to stimulate MPS, as well as 1.75 grams each of isoleucine and valine, in the research-backed 2:1:1 ratio found in nature.*

Whatever your fitness goal, training style, or sport of choice, XTEND® can help you train harder, recover faster, and get back in the game sooner. Try all the sugar-free, zero-calorie, mouthwatering flavors of XTEND® Original to fuel your fitness goals.*

Xtend Athlete

When To Take Xtend® For Best Results:

Pre Workout Bottle
Intra Workout Jumping Rope
Post Workout Recovery
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Third-Party Tested & Certified

XTEND® Original is NSF Certified for Sport® and Informed-Choice certified. These preeminent third-party testing and quality assurance programs are recognized for their dedication to keeping nutritional supplements clean, free from banned substances, and safe for consumption. It's rare to obtain even one certification, but XTEND® Original proudly carries certifications from both organizations so you can consume our BCAAs with the utmost confidence.*

XTEND® is often credited with launching the entire intra-workout BCAA category, and we've been leading it ever since. On top of our certifications, XTEND® Original is also research-backed and has been shown effective in two university studies.*

Ratings & Reviews

Xtend Original BCAA
Overall Rating
2,857 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
1,306 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
47 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
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Apr 14, 2021
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Strawberry Kiwi Splash

Tastes great, mixes great. I use this as an intra workout and it really seems to help with recovery

Nov 06, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Glacial Grape

unfortunately the change in formula has made this taste terrible.

Oct 05, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Tropic Thunder

awful! Terrible! Disgusting!

Sep 30, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Glacial Grape

I just restocked on glacial grape. this product taste great. I highly recommend it!!

Aug 28, 2020

Just restocked up on this! Flavor is great! A small addition to be before and after workout tou time!

Aug 21, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Lemon-Lime Squeeze

Freedom ice is my new favorite, can’t go wrong with a 20oz of water, ice , and this. Perfect in the morning to rehydrate and give something refreshing while fasting before breakfast. Lemon lime taste just like a yellow Gatorade , great to have after a cardio session , refreshing!

Jul 24, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 6 Glacial Grape
  • 10 Tropic Thunder
Jun 24, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blue Raspberry Ice

I wish you guys sold a unflavored version. This flavor tasted insanely sweet like candy. But the thing that I hated the most about this product was the acid reflux it caused on my body, it caused me to cough excessively. I think it might be to the amount of fake sugar that is in it or heavy food coloring. My wife loves it so I didn't chuck it, but as for me, it is a no go. Not going to win them all I guess, onto the next brand.

Jun 08, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Glacial Grape

Great product overall. Grape is good, but the old grape flavor was much better. Also, PLEASE STOP WITH ALL THE ARTIFICIAL COLORS - NOT NECESSARY.

Mar 17, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Italian Blood Orange

This flavor tastes disgusting. I would not recommend. It tastes like drinking an Emergen-C vitamin C packet. Leaves a horrible taste in your mouth afterwards. Amino Energy - Orange Cooler is so much better.

Mar 17, 2020
  • 9 Lemon-Lime Squeeze

I haven't used BCCA's in a while and got a tub of Xtend and quickly remember why I use to use them! I absolutely love it. It mixes extremely well. There is no left over residue or "floaties." As for taste, I like the Lemon-Lime Squeeze. It's not too sweet and not too tart. I do think each person will have to play with how much water they mix with it to get the taste they enjoy the best. For me, I would mix two scoops in a half gallon jug and drink. I tried 1 scoop in a shaker bottle, but I didn't like that as much so I did it this way. As far as effects, well I just felt much more refreshed throughout the day especially around my workouts. Overall, Xtend is great!

Mar 12, 2020
  • 10 Blue Raspberry Ice

Tastes great, mixes great. I use this as an intra workout and it really seems to help with recovery

Feb 29, 2020
  • 10 Italian Blood Orange
  • 10 Tropic Thunder

If your someone that uses BCAAs or an Intraworkout, I would certainly recommend Blood Orange and Tropic Thunder flavors of XTend. Both flavors are spot on! Blood Orange tasted exactly like one and Tropic Thunder tasted like a Pina colada. Price is $24.99 for 30 servings and $59.99 for the 90 serving which are both fairly priced. Would buy again for both flavor!

Feb 28, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Italian Blood Orange
  • 8 Blue Raspberry Ice
  • 8 Lemon-Lime Squeeze

Blood orange Xtend is the best tasting BCAA supp ever. Its nice and mild, not too sweet. All the other ones are either too sweet, or they taste like artificial sweeteners. I use it while working out after my warm up. Good stuff, guys!

Feb 23, 2020
  • 9 Blue Raspberry Ice

High quality bcaa powder. Blue raspberry flavor is great. Mixes easily. Single scoop with about 20 ounces of water and poured over a glass of ice cubes yields a delicious drink. Sweet and refreshing. Tastes like a blue raspberry freeze pop or Popsicle. One of the best flavors in the original XTEND line.

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Formulated with Hydration-Inducing Electrolytes with Zero Sugar or Carbs*

What's in Xtend Xtend Original BCAA

30 Servings Freedom Ice
Serving Size: 1 Level Scoop (14 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 220 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 **
Sodium Citrate, 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:
Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Blue #1.

Directions For Xtend Original BCAA: As a dietary supplement, mix each scoop in 10-14 fl. oz. of water (adjust for taste preference) and shake well. On training days, consume 1 scoop during exercise and 1 scoop after exercise. On non-training days, consume 2 scoops throughout the day. For best results, use two scoops per day.

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, especially if you are taking medication or have a medical condition. Discontinue 2 weeks prior to surgery. 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. This product is sold by weight, not volume. Some settling of powder may occur during shipping and handling, which may affect density of powder. This product contains the servings indicated when measured exactly by weight.

* 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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