Xtend Intra-Workout Catalyst by Scivation
Scivation - Xtend Intra-Workout Catalyst Green Apple Explosion - 390 Grams
Scivation Xtend Intra-Workout Catalyst Green Apple Explosion is the most advanced sugar and carbohydrate-free Intra-Workout Catalyst. Scivation Xtend Intra-Workout Catalyst Green Apple Explosion is scientifically formulated to maximize training intensity and promote optimal muscle protein synthesis and recovery while your train. Scivation Xtend Intra-Workout Catalyst Green Apple Explosion is formulated with a precise PentActive blend of actives, synergistically involved in key cellular processes to optimize muscle performance and response.
Scivation Xtend Intra-Workout Catalyst Green Apple Explosion Highlights:
- 7000 mg of BCAAs in a research-proven ratio
- 3500 mg of Leucine
- 2500 mg of Glutamine
- 000 mg of Citrulline Malate
- 1171 mg of Electrolytes
- 640 mcg of Vitamin B6
- And, zero Carbohydrates or Sugar
Scivation Xtend Intra-Workout Catalyst Green Apple Explosion FAQ's
What is XTEND?
XTEND is the ultimate sugar-free, BCAA-containing drink mix to be consumed intra-workout (during exercise.) Whether you’re a physique athlete, strongman, powerlifter, traditional athlete (e.g., football, basketball, baseball, soccer, etc), endurance competitor, or just looking to significantly change your body composition through resistance training and nutrition, XTEND is ideally formulated to maximize training intensity and support your goals. XTEND was the first and has become the most well-recognized and most widely-used used intra-workout catalyst product because it not only works but it tastes great too!
What is in XTEND?
XTEND is commonly thought of as simply a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplement, but that is like saying a Navy SEAL is a sailor who can swim really well. There’s so much more to the story. XTEND contains:
- BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine,) in a research validated 2:1:1 ratio to stimulate and support muscle protein synthesis and provide metabolic energy while you train.
- Glutamine to promote muscle intracellular BCAA metabolism down the correct energy and protein synthesis pathways via the BCAA aminotransferase enzyme.
- Vitamin B6 to ensure optimal BCAA aminotransferase reactions.
- Bonded Citrulline Malate to help facilitate rapid ATP turnover and lactate re-absorption to support higher training volumes at a given exercise intensity.
- Electrolytes (potassium, chloride and sodium) to optimize cell hydration and muscle contractile function while you train even under the most brutal of conditions.
Who should use XTEND?
XTEND is designed to be effective for anyone — male or female — who wants to perform at their best, from competitive athletes to those serious about changing their physique. Though ideal for strength training or bodybuilding (especially those on low-carb diets,) XTEND can also be used very effectively in a “bulking phase” or by endurance athletes during training and competition. XTEND works whether it’s used as formulated and indicated, or whether you choose to combine XTEND with supplemental carbohydrates based upon performance needs and duration.
When’s the best time to consume XTEND?
Two university studies confirm that XTEND is significantly effective at increasing muscle mass and strength, and reducing body fat when consumed during exercise or immediately prior to and after training.
It’s recommended that you begin consuming XTEND immediately before your workout, and continue sipping on XTEND throughout your training or competition. Many users also report significantly improved gains when XTEND is consumed first thing in the morning and sipping on XTEND throughout the day.
Will the sodium content in the new XTEND make me look bloated and flat?
No it won’t. Sodium has been given a bad rap in the fitness community. Online forums are frequently atwitter about how sodium will immediately obscure your hard-earned muscles with excess water and bloat. While that might be the case if you suck down a large pizza, the relatively small amount of sodium per serving of XTEND isn’t going to camouflage your shoulder striations. Studies have shown that people can lose up to 1,800 mg of sodium in a liter of sweat. You could have seven servings of XTEND a day and still not replace that amount.
Even serious competitors don’t need to avoid salt until just a few days before their event. In fact, some research suggests that following a chronically low-sodium diet makes it harder to achieve that ripped look when the sodium finally is eliminated before a contest.
The fact is, XTEND contains the correct ratio of electrolytes to help you train intensely and recovery properly. And it’s training and recovery — not counting grains of salt — that’s going to build you the body that you want.
How much XTEND should I consume for it to be most effective?
For best mixing results and taste, pour eight fluid ounces of filtered water into a shaker cup. Add 1 scoop of XTEND. Close the shaker cup and swirl to create a vortex effect and draw the XTEND powder into the liquid. Once the XTEND powder has fallen into solution, shake vigorously for about 25 shakes. For endurance athletes who may add XTEND to their hydration pack, it’s recommended that XTEND be mixed in a shaker cup or pitcher and then poured into the backpack. (Mixing directly within the bladder of the hydration pack may cause the tubing to become blocked). NOTE: If you find that some of the BCAA material settles at the bottom of the shaker cup, you may not have used the correct dilution ratio of 1 scoop of XTEND per eight ounces of water.
What results will I achieve from using XTEND?
Two clinical studies support the effective use of XTEND, when combined with exercise.
XTEND Increased Lean Body Mass by 2x MORE than Whey Protein and 3x MORE than Carbohydrates in just 8 weeks!
XTEND Decreased Body Fat by 2x MORE than Whey Protein and 3x MORE than Carbohydrates in just 8 weeks!
XTEND Increased the Bench Press Weight Used on a 10-reps to failure test (10-RM) by 2x MORE than Whey Protein and 3x MORE than Carbohydrates in just 8 weeks!
XTEND Increased the Squat Weight Used on a 10-reps to failure test (10-RM) by 2x MORE than Whey Protein and 3x MORE than Carbohydrates in just 8 weeks!
Other results you can expect from using XTEND include:
- Increased Exercise Training Volume (More Volume/More Total Work = Greater Adaptation or More Muscle)
- Increased Muscle Protein Synthesis
- Reduced Muscle Protein Breakdown
- Increased Muscular Endurance
- Increased Energy & Endurance Capacity
- Improved Blood Glucose Disposal & Insulin Response
- Increased Power Output
- Increased ATP Synthesis/Resynthesis
- Increased Nitric Oxide (NO)
- Delayed Onset of Muscle Fatigue/Increased Time to Exhaustion
- Improved Neuromuscular Responsiveness & Recovery
- Improved Hydration
How fast will I see results from using XTEND?
Most XTEND users report an immediate response during training. Variables such as training volume, reduced fatigue, and increased muscular endurance and power output are common to first-time XTEND users.
For body composition and strength changes, XTEND studies support significant improvements in as little as eight weeks.
Is XTEND safe?
Not only do each of the individual ingredients used in XTEND have an incredibly high dosing threshold and many years of validated clinical trials to support safety across a wide range of consumers, but XTEND did not adversely affect any measures of safety in either of the two clinical studies in which it was used chronically and at high doses for up to 10 weeks. Additionally, each batch of XTEND undergoes rigorous quality assurance and analytical testing to validate ingredient purity and potency, and is blended and packaged in an NSF for Sport™ certified facility to ensure no banned substances are inadvertently introduced into the manufacturing process during production.
How does XTEND work?
XTEND is formulated with a precise PentActive blend of key ingredients, synergistically involved in cellular processes to optimize muscle performance and response:
- Stage 1: 7000 mg of BCAAs, in a 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine:Isoleucine:Valine is used to provide metabolic energy while you train, as well as to stimulate muscle protein synthesis.
- Stage 2: 2500 mg of Glutamine is used to increase extracellular concentrations of Glutamine, which helps to promote muscle intracellular BCAA metabolism down the correct energy and protein synthesis pathways via the BCAA aminotransferase enzyme.
- Stage 3: 640 mcg of Vitamin B6 serves as the rate-limiting cofactor involved in optimal BCAA aminotransferase reactions.• Stage 4: 1000 mg of Citrulline Malate help support rapid ATP turnover and lactate re-absorption to support higher training volumes at a given exercise intensity. Citrulline also serves as a secondary signal to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, most likely arising from its ability to promote increased blood flow via increase nitric oxide (NO) and/or improving the energy state of a cell by promoting lactate re-absorption.
- Stage 5: 1171 mg of an extensively studied Electrolyte blend, consisting of Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate, Potassium Chloride, and Sodium Chloride, help to optimize muscle contractile function and promote cell hydration under the most brutal of conditions.
How does XTEND compare to other products?
In both eight-week and 10-week clinical trials, XTEND has significantly outperformed Whey Protein, Carbohydrates and a 4:1 (Carb-to-Protein) sports beverage on measures of lean body mass, body fat, upper- and lower-body muscular endurance, and upper- and lower-body strength.
No other product on the market even comes close! Competitive products are either under-dosed, contain irrelevant ingredients that are included for label effect rather than any physiological reason, or are so ignorantly formulated as to make on wonder what species of animal the company believes is buying their product. During exercise beverages for the endurance world, on the other hand, still depend too heavily on simple carbohydrates or low doses of whey protein concentrate that yield only a fraction of the key amino acids and introduce unnecessary lactose and fat into a high-performance environment.
Are there any other products that will help improve the results I achieve when using XTEND?
XTEND was formulated, and then recently reformulated to remove the need for additional ingredients while you train or compete. However, XTEND was explicitly designed to contain no carbohydrates or sugar so that you could dictate how you may want to manipulate your carbohydrate needs based upon your training cycle or duration. Therefore, when carbohydrates are desired, combine XTEND with up to 0.45 g of carbohydrate per pound of bodyweight, per hour of exercise. When carbohydrates are added, increase the amount of water used per serving so that the finished formula concentration is easily digested during exercise.
Intersection of Science and Innovation
At Scivation, they are whole-heartedly committed to excellence in manufacturing, research and results. After years of doing this — and with over a century of combined experience — they are unwilling to settle for complacency or commonplace. They know they are dealing with delicate and intricate biological machinery. And they know that only those products that are rigorously investigated for efficacy and relevance are worthy of the Scivation name; worthy of putting into your body.
By partnering with revered raw material suppliers to improve processes, develop new compounds, and to test and challenge current ingredients in physiological settings, Scivation will continue this unique approach to supplement creation.
Articulate in the Language of Quality
Scivation is company committed to doing things right. And they know of course, that every company says the same. But can every company actually articulate their quality measures? Can every company discuss not only ingredient quality, but manufacturing quality as well? Or how about independently examining ingredients for purported benefits in the real-life physiological conditions — conditions not just in the lab, but on the field, the mat, or in the gym?
Scivation can not only articulate their measures, but they do it black and white. You will find scivation.com littered with information about their quality processes, their research project progress, and their unwavering commitment to not just part of the picture, but all of the facets of products, training and physique enhancement.
Not of Legend or Larceny
Their company “genetics” are not connected to past professional glory; not tacked on to a famous name and to a hodgepodge of chaos and chemicals, all the while declaring a heritage of hard work and ethics. Nor is their company a descendent of drug and drug-like compounds that served as quick cash and as so-called street cred. And certainly, Scivation is not borne of the carnival barkers whose circus of freaks, while perhaps awe-inspiring, are neither believable nor beneficial to your efforts.
But what is done behind the walls and in the labs at Scivation is, in itself, freakish. Freakish in the fact they are committed to doing it different; far outside the normative smash-and-grab business model, and certainly outside the oft-accepted human health heist, they at Scivation are a collective of top thinkers and developers with professional chops honed in some of the biggest, and more importantly, successful supplement operations in the country.
Chemistry: Only Part of the Puzzle.
Most often, as consumers, participants and athletes, they are regaled with stories of “master chemists” who are synthesizing this chemical or that compound. As sexy as these stories may sound, chemistry is only part of the puzzle. Undoubtedly, there is a great deal of chemistry involved in what they do. In fact, there is far more chemistry than one might think. And just pouring through popular chemical and medical search engines and then getting on the horn to Shanghai or Guangzhou, placing an order for the molecule-du-jour is not only reckless, it is also not chemistry.
Also, chemistry that yields ill-fitting material is not very useful either. They at Scivation investigate and specify the paramount physical properties for all their compounds. Regardless of what a supplier’s spectroscopy report says, investigating the oft-overlooked specs like moisture content, particle size and morphology, dissolution and disintegration times, and let us not forget flavor systems, are extremely important when crafting functional nutritional and performance products.
But all this chemistry, without relevant biological context, is useless to us and is useless to you. And not just any biological model will do. Depending on the investigation — cell signaling, toxicology, enzyme kinetics, etc. — they will employ the appropriate animal model and when deemed necessary to validate a new ingredient or formulation's efficacy (and, if necessary, to direct reformulation or dosing needs), as well as to establish toxicology and initial safety data, follow up with relevant human models.
The Drumbeat of Documentation
Their scientific affairs team is not only architecting research and ingredient substantiation, but they are constantly compiling structure-function documentation and ingredient dossiers. Their QA/QC departments are engaged in external and internal FDA-compliant audits for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including documenting proper standard operating procedures (SOPs) and to ensure that proper use (and interpretation) of analytical testing methods and equipment. These and other behind-the-scenes compliance measures provide the constant cadence — the scientific drumbeat — to which Scivation orchestrates its product innovation and development.
Brilliant Science; Brilliant Business
They are not saying that proper science is the product panacea. But they are saying that it is meticulous and relevant science that provides the underpinnings of products. However, a scientifically-sound product without a reason for being is of no use to those of us clamoring to construct better physiques. They have all seen those esoteric products or ingredients larded in baffling science, but if there is no application — no real-world impact on physicality — those products are destined to gather dust and solicit disgust from a confused marketplace.