Scivation/Xtend – XtendSports Recovery Gummies – Product Review

XtendSports Recovery Gummies: Founded back in 2004 out of North Carolina, then owner Mike McCandless was on a mission to create quality sports nutrition products based around the then emerging hype on the Branch Chain Amino Acid ingredients. Focus was on economic pricing, proper flavoring, and mixability (a known issue for BCAAs.) Over a decade he was extremely successful in his quest, and founded what is likely the king of the intra-workout category for sports nutrition supplements, Xtend. With edition of ingredients like electrolytes in 2011 and special version like Peak02 (Xtend Perform) in 2015, its still the main player in the category and a worldwide success.

In 2017 Scivation was purchased by Nutrabolt (Cellucor, etc.) and brought into the even greater mainstream with Nutrabolt’s extended reach of international distribution. Also, this gave even deeper access to retail giants like Walmart, Amazon, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, etc..

Xtend offers up its traditional BCAA formula but in a unique gummy format. These are great for those who need a preworkout carb source, as well as, an amino acid boost, and or need something to gnaw on after a grueling workout while they travel or await their shake or food replenishment on the way home from the gym.

While most gummy products have little to no value in their forms with less than ideal amounts of nutrients, Xtend takes advantage of both the insulin spike and glycogen replenishment necessary to recover and optimize the post workout window. While it would still be a great idea to add a protein shake or meal after the workout these could easily get you to that meal, or even be used as an intra-workout option for those working out for longer than 2 hours. Plus, with real sugar you know they will have a great taste profile and counteract any bitterness from the aminos acids themselves.

XtendSports Recovery Gummies Price $21.99

XtendSports Recovery Gummies Flavors

  • Blue Raspberry
  • Berry Blast

 

Supplement Facts

Serving Size  6 Sport Gummie(s)

Servings Per Container  10

Amount Per Serving                                       % DV

  • Calories 120
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g                         10%
  • Total Sugars 21g
  • Includes 21g Added Sugar 0
  • Branched-Chain Amino Acids 2:1:1 3500 mg

Other Ingredients

  • Cane Sugar, Tapioca Syrup, Water, Pectin, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Malic Acid, Sucralose, FD&C Blue #1

Suggested Use

  • Consume 1 serving (6 Sport Gummies) before training during sport, after a workout, or at any time during the day to help support recovery. For additional support, consume 2 servings per day.

Product Highlights

  • BCAAs
  • Fast-acting carbohydrates
  • Convenient

 

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