Scivation - Xtend RTD Hydration + BCAAs Watermelon - 16.9 fl. oz. (500 mL)
Scivation Xtend Hydration and BCAAs contains 7g of BCAAs - in the nature-designed and widely-researched 2:1:1 ratio - along with Taurine and Citrulline Malate. Plus, with a proprietary blend of hydration - promoting electrolytes, Scivation Xtend is the delicious, refreshing, sugar-free way to help anyone grind through a grueling gym session.
World-class athletes, elite bodybuilders, champion powerlifters, and weight-training enthusiasts of varying types use Scivation Xtend during their workouts in order to help them train longer, harder, and with more intensity.
- Replenishes Electrolytes
- Support Muscle Growth & Recovery
- 7g BCAAs
- 0g Carbs
- 0g Sugar
- 0 Calories
The Best-Tasting BCAA Drink Mix Now in a Convenient RTD
Ten years ago, Scivation Xtend defined a category with the creation of the first BCAA intra-workout drink mix. And now it is time to redefine it. This is the first BCAA RTD of its kind. The first RTD worthy of the Xtend name and the critically convenient way to get the most out of your next workout.
Build Muscle. Destroy Thirst.
Muscle-building and thirst-destroying, the Scivation Xtend RTD contains 7 grams of BCAAs — in the nature-designed and widely-researched 2:1:1 ratio — along with Taurine and Citrulline Malate. Plus, with a proprietary blend of hydration-promoting electrolytes, Scivation Xtend RTD is the delicious, refreshing, sugar-free way to help anyone grind through a grueling gym session.
Perfect Before, After, and During Training
World-class athletes, elite bodybuilders, champion powerlifters, and weight-training enthusiasts all use Scivation Xtend RTD during their workouts to help them train longer, harder, and with more intensity. When consuming two servings daily, Scivation Xtend RTD helps to facilitate both fat loss and new muscle construction. Also, by orchestrating optimal protein synthesis and by balancing the intracellular energy economy, Scivation Xtend RTD severely truncates recovery time.
Branched Chain Amino Acids, Not Just Essential Amino Acids
Scivation Xtend RTD has 7 grams of branched-chain amino acids per serving. No cheap "padding" here from other, cheaper essential aminos. 3.5 grams of muscle protein synthesis-stimulating Leucine partnered with 1.75 grams of Valine and 1.75 grams of Isoleucine.
2:1:1 Ratio Designed By Nature, Proven By Research
Nearly all of the reputable peer-reviewed studies that have highlighted the effectiveness of BCAAs — along with most of the anecdotal information that has sprung forth from the hardcore weight rooms — have investigated a 2:1:1 Leucine to Valine to Isoleucine formula. So despite Leucine's starring role, Valine and Isoleucine are still vitally important to a multitude of physique benefits that come from BCAAs.
One noteworthy study investigated muscle protein synthesis from either Leucine on its own or from BCAAs at a 2:1:1 ratio. College-age, recreationally-trained male participants received a straight Leucine supplement, a 2:1:1 BCAA supplement, or a non-caloric placebo before and after a leg workout. As to be expected, Leucine performed better than did the placebo, but the 2:1:1 BCAA ratio bested them both.
Valine and Isoleucine - Vitally Important as Well
Additionally, if a formula drops the doses of Valine and Isoleucine in favor of Leucine, it may end up blunting some other very important benefits. For one, Valine competes with the amino acid tryptophan for uptake into the brain, and a brain awash in tryptophan will have a hard time relaying the message to the muscles that they need to work harder and push more weight. Furthermore, in a Japanese study, scientists observed a fat-burning mechanism that is dependent upon Isoleucine. Subjects who consumed more supplemental Isoleucine gained less body fat than those who did not, even though both groups ate a high-fat diet.
So when it comes to getting the most out of your workouts, whether it be triggering post-workout muscle protein synthesis, thwarting fatigue, or stoking the fat-burning flames, a 2:1:1 BCAA ratio — the same ratio in Scivation Xtend RTD — is the way to go.
After 10 Years - Still Defining BCAAs
Like its predecessor, the Xtend BCAA Drink Mix, the Scivation Xtend RTD, with its best-in-class flavor systems, ultra-convenience, and array of ingredients in physiologically-relevant amounts, is redefining the BCAA category… again. Scivation Xtend RTD — the critically convenient way to get the most out of your next workout.
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
Sici 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 descendant 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. Scivation 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 them 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 Scientific Documentation
Scivation's Scientific Affairs team is not only architecting research and ingredient substantiation, but they are constantly compiling structure-function documentation, ingredient dossiers, and composition patents. Additionally, label claim validation, rotational third party testing, and a dedication to researching the best methods to offer safe and effective product are primary drivers. 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
We're 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 them clamoring to construct better physiques. We've 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.