The #1 BCAA brand on the planet.
Recovery can't be an afterthought - it needs to be your first thought.
That's why the experts over at Xtend, focus purely on developing kick-ass recovery products, to help you train harder, recover faster and finish every workout stronger than before.
SciVation Xtend BCCA's are formulated with 7 grams of branched-chain amino acids in the ideal 2:1:1 ratio (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine), clinically proven to support muscle recovery and growth.
Xtend also contains hydrating electrolytes and additional performance-enhancing ingredients like L-glutamine, Citrulline Malate, and Vitamin B6 to help you refuel, repair and recover after training.
Key benefits of SciVation Xtend BCAAs
- Go harder, for longer thanks to reduced muscle fatigue
- With boosted anaerobic performance this stuff is perfect for all sorts of activities such as sprinting, swimming, cycling & kickboxing
- You'll feel in tip-top shape with improved immune function
- Want bigger muscles? BCAA's boost protein synthesis essential for muscle building
- Thanks to reduced muscle soreness you'll bounce-back quicker the next day
- With added electrolytes for reduced cramping and increased hydration
Ideal for anyone on a fat-loss journey with 0g of sugar & carbohydrates.
SciVation Xtend has a variety of super-delicious, sugar-free, natural flavours like strawberry-kiwi, blue raspberry, grape, lemon-lime and watermelon, guaranteed to quench your thirst during workouts.
This cutting-edge formula is unlike anything else on the market - free from sugar, carbs or calories and bursting with powerful ingredients, designed specifically to support your fitness goals.
SciVation Xtend will get you back in the game quicker than anything else.
Directions for use
Mix 1 scoop of SciVation Xtend in 300-440ml of water (depending on your taste preference) and shake well. Consume 1 serving during exercise and 1 serving immediately after. On non-training days, consume 2 servings of BCAA's throughout the day as a nutritional alternative to your usual fruit drinks.
How do BCAAs work?
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and as we're sure you're aware, proteins are the building blocks of the entire body, which play a huge part in muscle growth, strength and muscle gain.
Branched-chain amino acids are considered essential to the body. This means we can't actually produce them naturally, and even though they make up a huge proportion of our muscle tissue, we rely on getting enough of these little guys from our diet (that means, eating lots of food high in protein like meat, dairy, eggs and fish).
BCAA's supplements, like SciVation Xtend, are vital for anybody who takes their training seriously and/or people who are vegan or vegetarian (because there are fewer sources of protein available to you). Without sufficient amino acids, you simply can't fuel your overworked, damaged muscles and your training and recovery will suffer - big time.
Even if you have a diet super-high in protein, BCAA's will be incredibly beneficial to you. BCAA's in a supplement form are called free-form BCAA's. They're referred to as 'free' because the body can absorb these types of BCAA's much faster, compared to when it has to extract aminos from the whole proteins in your food, during digestion.
Plus, you can get a much higher concentration of free-form BCAA's at once - you'd have to ingest a huge plateful of food to get the same amount of BCAA's in a powdered form, and that's not always possible!
Why should I use SciVation Xtend BCAAs?
SciVation Xtend is capable of a lot more than your standard BCAA supplement.
From blocking off the fatigue-inducing chemical, tryptophan, from entering the brain, promoting vasodilation (the dilation of blood vessels) to allow better absorption of protein, improving immune function, and digestive health - SciVation Xtend can do all sorts of weird and wonderful things.
This advanced blend may help to enhance ATP production (adenosine triphosphate), an organic compound responsible for carrying the energy used in all major cellular processes in the body, such as the movement and growth of muscles and nerves.
And, you know that feeling when your muscles are incredibly full and heavy after a workout? Yeah, that tight, swollen feeling is called cell voluminization and is an indication of muscle growth - SciVation Xtend may also help to encourage this (pretty cool, huh?).
Cell voluminization, is the amount of water in your cells. This is an incredibly important process as it allows amino acids to physically enter the cell and encourages protein synthesis. When your muscles begin to swell (when the cells increase in volume) it simply means you've pushed your working muscles to their absolute limit - an indication that you've done a great job in the gym.
For improved performance, endurance and recovery post-workout - grab yourself a tub of SciVation Xtend from Sportsfuel New Zealand today and feel the difference.
Should I take BCAAs on non-training days?
We recommend having at least 1 serving of BCAAs every single day. It's really important to enjoy your rest days, but having a rest shouldn't mean that your usual nutritional rules fly out the window.
You need to keep up with your supplements (even on days when you're taking a break from exercise) to ensure consistent results. Being disciplined on rest-days will ensure your hard work pays off much faster. Trust us, it's definitely worth it!
Do BCAAs have any side effects?
BCAA's supplements are relatively safe and harmless and don't have any proven long-term side effects. However, on a rare occasion, some people can experience fatigue, headaches or nausea after taking them. If you feel unwell after taking BCAA's you must stop taking them immediately and speak to a healthcare professional.
Warning: If you have an underlying medical condition or if you're taking any prescribed medications, we recommend speaking to your doctor before taking any nutritional supplement.
SciVation Xtend have been perfecting recovery for the last ten years and are trusted by athletes, lifters, and champions from all around the globe. Using science-backed, clinically-studied and innovative ingredients - Xtend make the best recovery products in the world.