Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) have been around for a long, long time. SciVation Xtend has taken the old faithful and revamped them for the modern market.
As well as the BCAA content SciVation Xtend has also included glutamine which has gained a lot of popularity in recent times. The glutamine phenomena is a bit of a myth with many supplement companies quoting studies suggesting that glutamine aids in recovery after exercise. The reality is that glutamine has been used in hospitals after surgery. It does have some benefit to people that are sick or have had major surgery, but this is just restoring an unhealthy person back to normal health. If you are already normal and healthy glutamine does not enhance anything extra in your body.
BCAA’s have been left behind in modern times with the emergence of whey protein powders. Whey protein is naturally high in BCAA and is much cheaper than the free form aminos. SciVation Xtend promotes that the free form BCAA will be absorbed much quicker than using whey protein but, in reality, the difference is mere minutes. If you drink whey protein 1 hour before training you will already have the BCAA’s in your bloodstream once you start your workout. Have another protein shake after training and you are covered.
I can’t say that SciVation Xtend is a bad product, it’s not. It has enjoyed some popularity and it does what is says. I just think you could save some money by using whey protein in a smart whey (way)
Curious About SciVatin Xtend?
If you are curious and can afford it give SciVation Xtend a try tell us what you think. Record your training progress and review the results. Has anything improved or stayed the same?
If you stay the same that is not necessarily a bad thing. It might show that your nutrition is on track, if that’s the case you just need to focus on the quality of your workouts rather than the quality of your food.
SciVation Xtend, 90 Servings, Refreshing Blue Raspberry (1253g)