Recently I was fortunate enough to correctly guess one of scivation Xtend's new flavors and won a fantastic prize package which included a full bottle of Xtend, a full bottle of Xtend Perform, a full bottle of Xtend Go, A full can of Primaforce's Peako2(which I just concluded a log on), a 48oz blender bottle, a supp funnel and an assortment of samples as well.
As a thank you for such an outstanding prize package I decided to go ahead and run this non-sponsored log of Xtend GO. I will also be comparing GO with the original Xtend and Perform throughout this log. At the end I'll include a detailed and hopefully concise summation of my thoughts regarding GO.
To date GO is the only product from this company I've yet to try. But just to lay some groundwork for you I'll let you know up front that I only use Xtend products as my BCAA source. For the majority of the year I use the original XTEND and during cuts I switch over to Perform.
As far as flavors go I've tried all the Xtend flavors, not including the 2 new flavors, but am sure I'll try those eventually as well. For Perform, I've only used the Black Cherry flavor, but have a bottle of the mango as part of my prize package and am looking forward to trying that out in the near future.
As far as all those Xtend flavors go, they're all very good. My least favorite is pineapple but that's just bc for me pineapple is a flavor that I'll yearn for but then get tired of rather quickly, but oh those first few times it's delicious. Primarily though I switch back and forth between watermelon and grape, just bc I love those flavors so much. This also happens to b the only reason I've only tried the Perform black cherry bc it's so so tasty. And that's kinda how I am with food as well. I'll go to a restaurant and if I love the first thing I try I'll pretty much just go back to that again and again.
Why I love Xtend over other Bcaas? Taste is spot on, mixes perfectly every time regardless if in a cup and stirred by a spoon or two n a blender bottle. Also the cost associated with this product is very agreeable. They also give you a nice little bonus with the inclusion of citruline Malate in each scoop. Finally it just feels right drinking any time of day but especially so intra workout when you need it most.
Ok, with all that background information behind us, the difference between GO and original Xtend is the dosing of 200mgs of caffeine anhydrous which is a form of caffeine used in many of the pwos we all take, it's basically a form of caffeine with the difference being regarding water molecules. It's an effective dose for sure. Also they include 200 msg of theanine, which is used in many ways but primarily as nootropic, where it's biggest benefits lay in the realm of relaxation and focus. You'll also see this used in doses ranging between 100-200 in many of the supplements which include a cognitive blend. 200 is an excellent dosing.
That all said I'll be logging my workouts and will make notes of how GO made a difference or didn't. I'll try it out at different times but will primarily use it as an intra workout product.
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