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Xtend BCAA Review

Posted on July 19, 2013

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Updated 4th October 2019

 

The experienced team at Scivation have been weaving their nutritional magic for decades now. They have carved out a name for themselves and their company as true innovators in the bodybuilding and sports nutrition supplementation market. 


Scivation-Xtend-1.jpgXtend BCAA was the first intra-workout catalyst product on the market. And there have been plenty of copycats who’ve tried, and failed, to replicate it.

 

The highly skilled sports scientists at Scivation really have stayed one step ahead of the game. This is quite astounding given the sheer range of BCAA that we can see on the market today.

 

What is Scivation Xtend BCAA?

Scivation Xtend BCAA is a formulated sports nutrition powdered supplement containing a range of amino acids, electrolytes along with vitamin B6.

 

It is designed to be mixed in water and consumed during exercise or between meals, upporting hydration and maximal performance.

 

What’s Inside it? (and what isn’t)

One of the reasons Xtend BCAA is better than other intra-workout supplements is that it contains much more than just BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) and Glutamine in a nice-looking tub. 

 

For starters, Xtend BCAA also contains 1,000mg of Citrulline Malate and Vitamin B6. While the B6 supports protein metabolism, citrulline malate supports the nitric oxide pathway in the body. 

 

Nitric oxide functions as a vasodilator which keeps the blood moving to your muscle mass, along with nutrients and oxygen. This allows you to work at peak efficiency and experience the unparalleled muscle pumps.

 

This powdered amino acid formula contains 1,190mg of a proprietary electrolyte blend. This helps to replace what you lose in sweat and ensure that you can work harder and for longer.

 

Scivation Xtend also gets a big tick for being sugar-free and calorie free. This means you no longer have to worry about calorie counting each drink, and ensuring your daily limit is not exceeded. Simply, scoop, pour, shake, relax and enjoy the amazing flavour of this product.

 

Xtend BCAA offers a generous branched chain amino acid content, including 3,500mg of leucine, which triggers protein synthesis, as well as 1,750mg each of Isoleucine and Valine. This creates a scientifically validated 2:1:1 ratio.

 

Xtend BCAA Key Ingredients

 

Ingredients Benefits
L-Leucine 
    • L-leucine is a essential amino acid.
    • L-leucine helps maintain muscle tissue through sustaining nitrogen balance 
    • L-leucine is the strongest off the BCAA’s. But it needs to be kept in proportion to other amino acids in order to benefit from the effects.
    • The anabolic effects of protein are reliant upon leucine because of the protein synthesis "spark" it creates.

 

L-Isoleucine 
  • L-Isoleucine increases endurance 
  • Assists in the repair and rebuilding of muscle 
  • Isoleucine is broken down for energy within the muscle cell as fuel  
  • Isoleucine should always be taken with the other 2 BCAA’S (leucine and valine), which  play a role in the 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 through food or supplements.
  • Supplies energy to the muscle
  • Increases endurance and aids in muscle tissue recovery 
L-Glutamine 
  • L-Glutamine can regulate blood glucose levels and is converted to glucose for energy if the body needs it.
  • It also supports Hgh levels 
  • Helps the immune, nervous and digestive systems.
  • 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, via nitric oxide
  • Decreases lactate levels 
  • Improves strength 
  • May help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness.
  • Stimulates the liver and kidney to remove toxins
  • Anti-fatigue properties 
Electrolytes (Potassium, Chloride, Sodium)
  • Replenish fluids and minerals 
  • Prevents dehydration 
  • Boosts Stamina, Cognition and Performance by reducing dehydration
Vitamin B6
  • Vital for 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 by increasing serotonin levels.

 

 

Benefits of Scivation Xtend BCAA?

One of the key benefits is that it has the ability to switch on muscle repair and building via mTOR. This is extremely helpful for reducing delayed onset muscle soreness and improving overall recovery time from exercise. BCAAs also give you the fuel to boost training intensity. 

 

Electrolytes are incredibly important whenever sweat is lost from the body, such as during intense exercise. Nothing can negatively effect performance quite like dehydration, which makes Xtend BCAA a fantastic training aid.

 

L-Glutamine has been shown to improve glycogen replenishment rates, decrease muscle soreness and boost peak torque during training.

 

Xtend BCAA Flavour Review

When you’re fully focused, tackling a demanding training session, the last thing you want is an overly sweet drink. That’s the beauty of Xtend BCAA. The flavour-masters at Scivation have created some great tasting, clean and refreshing flavours that can really hit the spot.

 

In fact, 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 cordial, without the carbs and sugars of course.

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The Scivation Xtend BCAA Flavours Include:

  1. Grape
  2. Green Apple
  3. Lemon Lime
  4. Strawberry Kiwi
  5. Orange
  6. Pink Lemonade
  7. Blue Raspberry
  8. Pineapple
  9. Watermelon
  10. Fruit Punch
  11. Strawberry Mango
  12. Mango

 

With 12 flavours to choose from, you can enjoy fresh new flavours for many months to come without experiencing event a hint of flavour-fatigue.

 

Is Xtend Easy to Mix?

Scivation Xtend scores a solid ten out of ten for mix-ability. It dissolves extremely well in the recommended quantity of water with no lumps or residue. The fact that there is no foaming or frothing means you've got a pleasant-tasting drink ready to go every time without fail.

 

Conclusion

Xtend BCAA does exactly what it says it will do. In as little as 8 weeks you’ll be clocking up more energetic workouts, recovering faster and noticing epic gains in strength, power and endurance.

 

Even after a really heavy training session, your muscles won’t be complaining quite as much. This means you will feel fresher in each and every training sessions that you engage in.

 

If you haven’t tried Xtend BCAA you’re definitely missing out on the best intra-workout supplement in the world. Scivation weren't joking around when they said it was the most advanced BCAA intra-workout. This is indeed Australia's most popular BCAA, with popularity not looking like it will take a dive any time soon.