A little while back, I got in touch with some folks at Scivation, a group dedicated to helping people reach their goals through proper training, diet, and supplementation. They are totally committed to three general things:
* Proven Ingredients—Backed by the latest research
* Superior Information—Based on science and experience
* Unparalleled Products—Utilizing research-proven ingredients
I can personally vouch for the company, as they sent three of these nifty products of theirs to try out! I’ve been training pretty hard between Insanity, basketball practices, and running. My goals are to perform optimally each time I step on the court, whether it be at practice, in the fitness center, or in my own basement!
First up to be reviewed, is the XTEND drink mix. I am always reluctant about trying products with claims like “doubling your fat loss, doubling your muscle gain, and doubling your strength“. It seems like a zero calorie drink of this nature would be an impossible feat to create…especially one that’s tolerable in the taste department.
Here’s what the site says:
“Xtend is a precise, scientific blend of Energy Aminos consisting of the proven 2:1:1 ratio of Branched Chain Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine), Glutamine, Citrulline Malate, and Vitamin B6 that will give you the energy you need to maximize your training while enhancing recovery at the same time. The advanced components in Xtend have been scientifically proven to help speed recovery and enhance ATP production and promote cell volumization. Avoid fatigue by blocking entry of fatigue-inducing tryptophan into the brain. Increase protein synthesis, immune function and digestive health. Promote vasodilation which can lead to better assimilation and absorption of protein. Elevate growth hormone levels.”
Sounds pretty legit, right?
I thought for sure that something this awesome was going to taste horrid. I was wrong 🙂 It wasn’t the typical chalky “gatorade powdery” mix that you dread having to use up. It was flavored like a juicy watermelon and dissolved simply in a water bottle! The flavor was actually really good! It was as if I had taken a watermelon jello mix (minus the overwhelming sugary taste) and drank it straight up.
Next up is the Chocolate Whey powder that the company sent. Now, I’ve had my share of different experiences with whey protein, but this stuff was pretty delish! It wasn’t a fake, metal tasting chocolate flavor. More of a malted chocolate milkshake flavor! You can even use this stuff to bake and can find recipes on the website! I also love that this stuff is totally fast acting and ASPARTAME FREE.
I have never seen anything like this next product, before. It’s called Knockout and it is heavensent. You know those nights when you’re too afraid to take a sleep aid, but you really want to get a full, good night’s rest? Yeah, that’s when to pop some Knockout. It’s nothing unnatural or prescription. Just a simple mix of ingredients to level out hormone levels.
Pretty cool, right?
Thanks so much, Scivation! Love your stuff.