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Scivation Xtend Review

Posted on July 19, 2013

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Let’s start the ball rolling by saying that the good people at Scivation have been around for nearly ten years and in that time they’re carved out a name as the true innovators in the body-building and sports nutrition supplements market. 

Scivation-Xtend-1.jpgScivation XTEND was the first intra-workout catalyst product on the market and they’re been plenty of copycats who’ve tried – and failed - to replicate it. Those clever Scivation sports scientists have really stayed one step ahead and now they’re reformulated and revamped XTEND to improve its taste, mixability and performance. 

What is Scivation Xtend?

Scivation Xtend is something of a legend in the intra-workout supplement category. Body-builders, weight trainers and athletes around the world love it and it’s also backed by university studies that demonstrate that it can help build muscle, burn fat and maximise strength.

Here’s a look at what’s inside (and what isn’t)

One of the things that makes XTEND better than other intra-workout supplement is that it’s much more than just BCAAs (branched chain amino acids if you’re not in the know – the building blocks of protein) and glutamine in a jar. 

For a start, XTEND also contains 1000mg of Citrulline Malate and 640g of Vitamin B6 that help to give you more energy and make better use of protein so you really can train harder. The upshot is you’re going to build some serious muscle

Then there’s 1171mg of “proprietary electrolytes” that really help you replace what you’ve lost in sweat and ensure you can work harder and for longer.

XTEND also gets a big tick for being sugar free and calorie free.

But back to the BCCAs. It’s BCAAs that will really help you with muscle gain and XTEND packs a punch because it’s loaded with BCAAs including 3500mg of Leucine, which really fires up protein synthesis as well as isoleucine and valine.

Xtend Key Ingredients


  • Ingredients
  • Benefits
  • L-Leucine 
  • L-leucine is a essential amino acid as are all the bcaa’s are.
  • L-leucine helps maintain muscle tissue through sustaining nitrogen balance 
  • L-leucine is the strongest off the BCAA’S but if u don’t have enough or any off it in proportion to other amino acids you wont be able to benefit from the effects so make sure you get enough
  • most off the anabolic effects of protein come from L-leucine that spark protein synthesis 


  • L-Isoleucine 
  • L-Isoleucine can help increases endurance 
  • assist in the repair and rebuilding of muscle 
  • Isoleucine is broken down for energy within the muscle cell as fuel  
  • Isoleucine should all ways be taken with the other 2 BCAA’S leucine,valine witch will play a role in anti-catabolism so you are in a anabolism state for growth and recovery 
  • L-valine 
  • repair and growth of muscle tissue and maintaining nitrogen balance in the body 
  • it is an essential amino acid meaning you need to get it throw food or supplement 
  • l-valine supplying energy to the muscle
  • increase endurance and aid in muscle tissue recovery 
  • L-glutamine 
  • L-glutamine can regulate blood glucose levels and can be converted to glucose for energy if the body needed to be
  • It also supports HGH levels 
  • helps in immune, nervous and digestive system 
  • Glutamine can protect the brain from ammonia toxicity as well as providing energy to the brain 
  • improves short and long term memory 
  • citrulline malate 
  • increases vasodilation, nitric oxide
  • decreases lactate levels 
  • can improve strength 
  • may help reduce muscle soreness two days after your weight training 
  • this amino acid stimulated the liver and kidney to remove the body off toxins
  • has anti-fatigue properties 
  • electrolytes 
  • Potassium,chloride,sodium 
  • electrolytes are needed in the body to keep a healthy balance 
  • replenish fluids and minerals 
  • prevents dehydration 
  • when you consume water with electrolytes intra workout your replenish the body a lot faster 
  • vitamin B6
  • Energy production 
  • B vitamins play a vital role in the production and metabolism of neurotransmitters 
  • B6 helps carry signals from one nerve cell to another and are essential for brain development 
  • B6 can make you feel happy buy increasing serotonin levels 

What are the benefits of XTEND?

One of the key benefits has got to be that it’s got science behind it that really switches on muscle building, gives you the fuel to boost training intensity and amps up your recovery time. 

What about the taste?

When you’re full flight in a training session, the last thing you want is an overly sweet drink. That’s the beauty of XTEND. The flavour masters at Scivation have really hit upon some great tasting, clean and refreshing flavours that really hit the spot. In fact, I’d go so far as to say these are some of the best tasting supplements on the market. You certainly won’t think you’re drinking a supplement because it tastes more like a fruit juice or a cordial without the carbs and the sugar.

Right now the flavours include Grape Escape, Green Apple Explosion, Lemon Lime Sour, Orange Dream, Pink Lemonade, Raspberry Blue, Pineapple and Watermelon Madness so you won’t get tired of the same drink. Word on the street is that two new flavours will be launching soon – Mango Nectar and Strawberry Kiwi.

Is Xtend easy to mix?

XTEND scores a big ten out of ten for mixability. It dissolves extremely well in the quantity of water that’s recommended with no lumps or residue.  Plus, there’s little foaming or frothing.

And the verdict?

XTEND does exactly what it says it will. In as little as eight weeks you’ll be clocking up more energetic workouts, you’ll recover faster and you’ll notice big gains in strength, power and endurance.

Even after a really heavy training session, your muscles won’t be complaining so you can get back into the gym faster and get training again. If you haven’t tried XTEND you’re definitely missing out on one of the best intra-workout supplements around. Scivation isn’t kidding when they call it the “most advanced BCAA intra-workout” supplement.