Scivation Xtend has ruled the intra-workout market with a simple but very well formulated blend of ingredients designed to maximise the intensity of training, stimulate the growth of lean muscle, and assist recovery. The company found further success with Xtend Endurance, which combined their hugely successful intra workout formula with a long acting carb blend, and now a third product, Xtend GO has joined the Xtend family.
Scivation Xtend GO Highlights
- Retains the popular Xtend formula
- Boosts mood and energy
- Unique ingredients
- Use as a pre or intra workout
Scivation Xtend GO Ingredients & Dosage
Xtend GO retains a number of features of Xtend, boasting a similar mix of BCAAs, glutamine and citrulline malate, a replenishing electrolyte blend comprising sodium citrate, potassium chloride and sodium chloride, and energy potentiating vitamin B6.
The newer Xtend is distinguished from its predecessor by the inclusion of a matrix of ingredients known as the Xtend GO Nucleus. These ingredients are:
- Caffeine –Each dose features 100mg of this energy boosting stimulant
- L-Theanine – A constituent of tea that is thought responsible for the beverage’s rejuvenating effects. When combined with caffeine, if can enhance focus and cognition.
- Sceletium tortuosum – A botanical extract that boosts mood and decreases stress
- Ubiquinol –A form of coenzyme Q10 that can boost performance and reduce muscle fatigue.
Scivation Xtend GO Pros & Effectiveness
The decision to retain the core Xtend ingredients in Xtend GO is a great move by Scivation. Xtend is a supplement with a big following, which the formula of Xtend GO builds upon without taking away any of the ingredients that are so essential to the effectiveness of the original formulation. This gives people who find Xtend effective the additional option to enjoy the original formula with the addition of the energy and mood boosting ingredients in the GO Nucleus.
The ingredients in the GO Nucleus are both unique and well chosen to provide not just energy, but a mood boost. A positive attitude can be just as effective a performance enhancer in the gym as a truckload of stimulants, and mood boosting ingredients come without the shattering peak and trough that accompanies some stimulant based products. Good use is made of the synergy between caffeine and theanine, and this is one of the only products on the market to incorporate ubiquinol and Sceletium tortuosum.
Xtend has always been a great intra-workout product, and has dominated the market. The addition of the ingredients in the GO Nucleus put Xtend GO into the pre-workout category. This is good for the brand because it diversifies their market, but it is also very beneficial for anyone looking for a great quality pre workout which boosts energy and enhances mood. Xtend GO is likely to be a stand out product in this category.
Scivation Xtend GO Cons & Negatives
There aren’t many negative things to say about this product, although it will not suit everyone. The small amount of caffeine will work very well for some people, but will barely be noticeable to those with a decent coffee habit.
On top of this, many people but pre-workouts for the pump. While the small amount of citrulline in this is likely to increase blood flow to some extent, this is not the product to go for if you want bulging veins and skin bursting pumps.
Scivation Xtend GO Taste & Mixability
Some pre-workouts like C4 are known for their wide array of flavours. Unfortunately Xtend GO, available in mango or fruit punch flavours does not offer the same choice. This is surprising, because the original Xtend formula offers a fair bit of flavour choice. The good news is that Scivation have a knack for making their supplements taste good, and Xtend GO is no exception. The formula mixes easily into water and leaves little residue.
Scivation Xtend GO Overall Verdict
Scivation has springboarded off the success of the wildly popular Xtend to produce a very impressive spinoff product which has been cleverly formulated to boost energy and mood, and versatile enough to use before or during a workout.