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XTEND Natural Zero Supplement Review
XTEND was the first intra-workout most of us ever tried! Today supplements such as XTEND and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) as an ingredient are cornerstones of the supplement industry, used by nearly everyone who hits the gym regularly. There’s zero doubt that XTEND is earned a reputation for being the biggest amino-based recovery brand for bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, or just weekend warriors looking for BCAAs and other anti-catabolic ingredients with zero carbs. XTEND now has an extensive lineup of BCAA supplements to meet everyone’s needs. Its newest, now in Canada, is XTEND Natural Zero, an all-natural formula that provides all the benefits of BCAAs, but with zero sugar, zero artificial sweeteners, zero artificial flavours, and zero chemical dyes! Natural Zero takes the act of recovery to the next level, with scientifically proven ingredients in a great-tasting, natural formula.
XTEND Natural Zero & BCAAs
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) consist of three essential amino acids (L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine) that must be taken in through food or supplements, as your body doesn’t produce them. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are dosed in the scientifically proven ratio of 2:1:1 ratio, which means XTEND has included twice as much leucine as there is isoleucine and valine. This is important because when it comes to triggering muscle growth and maximizing recovery, leucine is by far the most important amino acid in your diet. One scoop of XTEND Natural Zero delivers a total of 7 grams of free-form BCAAs, with zero sugar. Regarded for its role in supporting muscle growth and decreasing muscle fatigue, XTEND Natural Zero will help ensure that your body is ready to hit your next training session equally as hard as your last.
XTEND Natural Zero Beyond BCAAs
XTEND Natural Zero includes BCAAs as a base ingredient and then goes to the next level with innovative ingredient additions. The addition of L-glutamine, another amino acid, promotes a glycogen replenishment, immune system support and gastrointestinal health. Known to be a key player in muscle recovery, this amino acid further enhances XTEND Natural Zero’s focus on recovery. It’s no wonder why XTEND is regarded as “the official brand of recovery.”
XTEND Natural Zero & Hydration
Hydration is a critical component to athletic performance and recovery. XTEND Natural Zero has enhanced its formula with an exclusive electrolyte blend, which we’ve seen many other supplement companies also doing lately. As you train and sweat, your body loses electrolytes, throwing the body’s electrolyte and water balance out of whack. Simply drinking water doesn’t replace all of these chemicals, but a product enriched with them can speed up the recovery process. XTEND Natural Zero’s blend of sodium citrate, potassium chloride, and sodium chloride provides a total of 1140 milligrams of electrolytes to help replenish what you lose during your workouts or on the field.
Chasing the Pump with XTEND Natural Zero
XTEND Natural Zero has another ingredient worth mentioning that’s not commonly found in BCAA products. The inclusion of 1000 milligrams of citrulline malate supports the production of nitric oxide (NO) in the body, which increases blood flow to deliver nutrients to working muscles. What does this mean for you? Beyond giving the muscles the ability to work longer as they receive more fuel, it helps you get the feeling known as “the pump,” which all lifters chase. The 1000-milligram dose per scoop is clinically shown to enhance circulation.
Flooding the blood with nutrients shuttles them to your muscles, which aids in the anabolic effects of exercise, glycogen replenishment, and muscle recovery. Muscles need macro and micronutrients to fuel, rebuild, detoxify and recover, so when these are delivered efficiently (and in sufficient quantities), the recovery process can be kick-started while work is still being done. It’s for this reason that elite trainers such as Milos Sarcev and John Meadows have made intra-workout nutrition so popular in bodybuilding. For maximum performance, drink XTEND Natural Zero before, during, and after training. Sip it throughout the day to maintain high levels of amino acids and metabolic optimizers in your bloodstream at all times.
Recovery That Tastes Good
XTEND Natural Zero is currently available in three refreshing flavours: Blueberry Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi Splash, and Orange Passionfruit. The best part about these flavours is that they conjure up thoughts of summer cocktails with mini umbrellas and piles of fresh fruit. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all naturally flavoured?
XTEND Natural Zero Stevia & Monk Fruit Sweetened
With zero artificial sweeteners, zero artificial flavours, and zero dyes, how is it sweetened? Good question! XTEND Natural Zero relies on a blend of stevia leaf extract and monk fruit for its sweeteners and natural flavouring to create these great-tasting products. With zero sugar and less than one gram of carbohydrates per scoop, this supplement is perfect for keto dieters, paleo, vegetarian or traditional high-carb/low-fat diets. Our top choice? Definitely Blueberry Lemonade for the sweet and tart combination.
XTEND Natural Zero Is Informed-Choice Certified
When looking for a sports supplement, many athletes want to be assured that the product’s the highest quality, it meets label claim, has no banned substances, and is safe. XTEND Natural Zero bears the stamp of approval on all accounts. Being thoroughly examined and certified by Informed-Choice reflects that the product has passed their rigorous tests for banned substances. This factor is an obvious requirement for competitive athletes who face doping tests, and is an additional assurance for athletes and anyone else who uses XTEND Natural Zero that the product has zero banned substances! Informed supplement users want to know what they’re putting in their bodies, and XTEND Natural Zero has truly met this need with its transparent formula and Informed-Choice testing.
XTEND Natural Zero Is NSF Certified
Now, this certification separates the boys from the men! XTEND hasn’t just settled for being Informed-Choice Certified (which is great) but has also invested in getting NSF certified, which is the most stringent and expensive of all banned substance testing certifications! XTEND has had its products and manufacturing facilities put through NSF testing. This third-party testing process verifies that the products meet most strict standards for banned substances. The result is a product that athletes can purchase confidently, knowing there’s no risk of contaminants. The MLB, NHL, CFL, NFL, PGA, LPGA, CCES, CPSDA, and many other sports organizations hold NSF as the top certification when it comes to detecting banned substances in sports supplements.
XTEND Natural Zero for Recovery
Whether you hit the gym, field, or track, you need to prioritize your recovery—all day long. XTEND Natural Zero makes it easy to provide your body with what you need. Mix one scoop into 12 ounces of water and sip on it during your workout, taking a second dose following your session. On rest days, include one or two scoops throughout the day to continue to provide your body with the amino acids it needs. Remember, recovery and growth happens when we allow our bodies to rest, so take that time off and feed your body with everything it needs.
Maximize Human Performance with XTEND Natural Zero
XTEND’s diligence to its products and customers goes beyond the solid ingredient list. Its attention to detail and inclusion of several unique ingredients helps Natural Zero stand out among the crowd of BCAA products. Prioritizing your health by avoiding the use of artificial sweeteners, flavours and dyes, and also rigorously testing its products, XTEND’s thorough focus to detail makes it clear why it’s the world’s number one BCAA brand.