Intra-Workout Powder with 7g of BCAAs to Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Aid Recovery During Workouts*
Formulated with Hydration-Inducing Electrolytes with Zero Sugar or Carbs*
9.1  out of 10  (2,754 Reviews)
3 Sizes
20 Servings
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Blue Raspberry
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Price: $19.99  ($1.00 / Serving)
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Product Overview

7g BCAAs. 0g Carbs. 0g Sugar
  • 7g of BCAAs - 2:1:1 Research-Proven Ratio
  • Shown Effective in Two University Studies**
  • Sugar Free & Carbohydrate Free
  • 3.5g of Leucine for Muscle Protein Synthesis*
  • 2.5g of L-Glutamine & 1g of Citrulline Malate
  • Hydration-Inducing Electrolytes
  • Zero Calories
  • Supports Muscle Growth & Strength*
  • Supports Faster Recovery*
  • Helps Preserve Muscle*
Informed Choice. Trusted by Sport. NSF. Certified for Sport.


XTEND FREE is the same XTEND formula with all natural flavors, colors, and sweeteners and is the perfect solution for those looking to avoid certain ingredients.


Ready-to-drink & calorie-free, XTEND RTD delivers more BCAAs than 25 grams of whey protein, and refreshes hard-working muscles with electrolytes, Taurine and Citruline Malate, making XTEND RTD the convenient and muscle-supporting BCAA solution.*


Build and preserve muscle with 7 GRAMS of hypercritical BCAAs — in the nature-designed and widely-researched 2:1:1 ratio — along with Glutamine 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.*

Perfect Before, After, and During Training

World-class athletes, elite bodybuilders, champion powerlifters, and weight-training enthusiasts of varying types all use Scivation XTEND during their workouts to help them train longer, harder, and with more intensity.* When consuming two servings daily, Scivation XTEND 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 severely truncates recovery time.*

Branched Chain Amino Acids, Not Just Essential Amino Acids

Scivation XTEND contains 7grams of branched-chain amino acids per serving. No hiding, no tricks, no "padding" from cheap or completely random amino acids. Each serving of Scivation XTEND contains 3.5 grams of Leucine to stimulate muscle protein synthesis plus 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 a starring role for Leucine, Valine and Isoleucine are still vitally important to a multitude of the 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 & Isoleucine - Vitally Important as Well

Additionally, in an attempt to dazzle you with numbers, some lopsided amino formulas drop the amounts of Valine and Isoleucine in favor or Leucine - a critical mistake - which ends up smothering some other very important benefits. For one, Valine competes with Tryptophan for uptake into the brain, and a brain soaked in Tryptophan will have a much 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 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 — is the way to go.*

After 10 Years, Still Defining - and Redefining - BCAAs

Scivation XTEND, the originator and leader in BCAA technology, is the trusted brand credited with creating the first BCAA intra-workout drink mix. With over a decade devoted to improving and perfecting the formula – best-in-class flavors, show-stopping mixability, and fully-disclosed ingredients in relevant amounts – Scivation XTEND continues to outpace comparison. There's nothing like it.

Use Scivation XTEND, the original and most widely-used intra-workout BCAA product, to build muscle, burn fat, and to prolong the intensity of - and recovery from - your next workout.*

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
2,754 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
1,239 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
14 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Strawberry Mango
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  • 10 Strawberry Mango

I have been using Xtend for years as my intra, and some days, just to sip on. Xtend has superior flavors, and the newest one I had the opportunity to try was Strawberry Mango. It does not disappoint! It mixes perfectly and thoroughly after a few shakes. I like to mix one heaping scoop with 45 ounces of cold water (sometimes with ice). Upon first sip, this I get the strawberry come through, nice and sweet. Then the mango comes in, more like an super pleasant aftertaste. This flavor can be a little sweet for me if mixed according to the directions. More so than other Xtend flavors. I highly recommend mixing it with a little Blood Orange if you can. Most excellent. Another winner from Scivation!

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Pink Lemonade

I want to start this review with a tip: make sure you add enough water when using this flavor! lol Most flavors of Xtend I can just toss in my 1 or 2 scoops and eyball the water. If its a little too strong thats fine, but with the pink lemonade, its a little too strong. But, once you get that ratio right its all good. Taste: I love this flavor. Its a little sour, a little sweet and very refreshing (perfect summer flavor). The best thing about Xtend flavors is they taste like they should, and this one tastes like pink lemonade. Mix-ability: No surprise here. Mixes great with minimal to none leftovers in the bottom. Performance: Up until a month or so ago, I hadn't had any Xtend (or any other aminos) for awhile (I know, Brodin is ashamed of me!). So when I picked some up again, I could really feel that difference they make. It's really been nice sipping on it in the morning while in I.F. mode. Brodin is smiling down on me once more!

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blood Orange

Great Product! I don't feel as sore as I did when I wasn't taking this product. Also taking this as an intra-workout supplement helps me. The Blood Orange is the best flavor! It is tart and sweet. One of the other flavors I bought was just sweet and nothing else.

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Watermelon
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Blue Raspberry

Have noticed a positive difference when sipping Xtend during my workouts instead of just water.

Verified Buyer
  • 3 Pineapple
  • 9 Watermelon

Pineapple flavor is not good and doesnt taste like pineapple

  • 8 Pink Lemonade

Xtend is the gold standard of amino products, and every flavor is great, I couldn't pass up the offer. I am usually hesitant on anything lemonade because often, I find this items to be too sweet for me. In 24 ounces of water, it is a touch too sweet for my liking. It is a good taste, but needs to be diluted. It has a very similar taste to the pink lemonade powder you buy at the grocery store and make a pitchers worth. In 44 ounces of water, it is perfect. Not overly sweet. I actually found myself sipping on it too often during my workout.

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blood Orange

The blood orange is one of my favorite flavors of this BCAA. It doesn't leave a heavy after taste causing you to be more thirsty while working out. It helps me power through my heaviest workouts.

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blood Orange
  • 5 Blue Raspberry

I absolutely love the blood orange. These BCAAs are my go to. I have tried multiple other brands and have found none that are this good! The ratios are the best and the flavor is excellent (blood orange). Though I am not a fan of the blue raspberry flavor because it is just too sweet for my preference

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Fruit Punch

Been an avid user of Xtend for some time now, it is tried and true. Scivation does so well in the flavoring department, I've always gone for the flashier flavors. Well this time I tried the fruit punch, and was completely blown away. This is not a flavor I would normally choose but I am super glad that I did. The variety of fruit flavors you get in this one simple flavor is amazing. It sounds crazy, but it is a very complex flavor. If all other brands fruit punches tasted like this, it would probably be near the top for me across the board. I can't believe how well Scivation nails every flavor they do. EASY 10/10 for me.

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blood Orange
  • 10 Green Apple
  • 10 Pineapple
  • 10 Pink Lemonade
  • 10 Watermelon

I've had the opportunity to try a few of the different flavors and thought all were out of this world. Some BCAA products have been a bit "off" on taste but I really feel like Scivation nailed them. I really like the 2:1:1 BCAA ratio of the product along with the electrolytes & citrulline-malate. This product really helps me grind it out in the gym each day and is always in my intra-workout routine.

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Pineapple
  • 10 Pink Lemonade

Xtend has been the intra-workout product that I have consistently used over the last few years as I find it really helps with my recovery and gives me a little extra boost during my workouts. As more flavors have come out, I've found that each is flavored really well and I thoroughly enjoy each one that I've tried. I am far less sore the following day when using this product and that let's me feel like I can get back into the gym quicker for my next session.

  • 10 Pineapple

I LOVE this stuff. First time trying the pineapple and I think I love this one and am gonna stick with it. It’s avrually good I’ll even drink it as opposed to coffee on days that I’m not going to the gym! I love the brand as well the formula they use is perfect for me and really helps me recover as well as giving me a slight energy boost!

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Blood Orange
  • 8 Green Apple
  • 8 Watermelon

Tried and true BCAA for many years with a great ingredient profile. Never found the need to switch because it helps the way it is intended to with great flavor and pretty much instant mixability. However, I have switched flavors around due to being 'bored' of a certain flavor. Good flavor and consistency is a big deal because it makes you not want to "skip it for today". In the past, I switched between watermelon and green apple and was content with it. By the end of the tub, I was tired of watermelon and needed to switch back to green apple. However, over the years I have been somewhat burnt out with the flavors although, a great product. I decided to try Blood Orange due to the great feedback and it is now a flavor I am excited to stick with for a while. It is as good as they say. Try it!

  • 9 Pink Lemonade

always been a loyal Xtend user and have tried Elite, Ripped and OG. I thought Pink Lemonade was on point and very refreshing with some added ice cubes. Not normally a fan of Pink Lemonade anything but this wasn't overly sweet or tart. If you like PL supps this one is for you.

What's in Scivation Xtend

Serving Size: 1 Scoop (13.86 g)
Servings Per Container:20
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 0       
Total Carbohydrates 0 g 0%*
Sugars 0 g **
VItamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 640 mcg 32%
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Potassium 170 mg 5%
L-Leucine 3,500mg **
L-Glutamine 2,500mg **
L-Isoleucine 1,750mg **
L-Valine 1,750mg **
Electrolyte Blend: 1,170mg **
Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride
Citrulline Malate (1:1) 1,000mg **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients:
Natural & Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K), FD&C Blue Lake #1.

Directions For Xtend:

As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop per 8-10 oz. of water. Shake well and consume during exercise on training days, or throughout the day on non-training days. 

Directions for Xtend RTD: Consume one bottle immediately prior to, during, or after exercise.

Directions for Xtend 100mg Caps: As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules with 8oz (240 mL) water. For best results consume 5 to 6 servings (10 to 12 capsules) daily, especially on training days or when dieting.

Warnings: This product is only intended for healthy adults, 18 years of age or older. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult with a licensed, qualified healthcare professional before taking this or any dietary supplement product. Immediately discontinue use and contact your healthcare professional if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Use only as directed. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool dry place. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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