Xtend Pro Whey Isolate: A New Era Begins for the Xtend Brand

It’s been a year and a half since Nutrabolt bought Scivation, the company behind the Xtend BCAA supplement, and things have really kicked into high gear as 2018 comes to a close.

Xtend Pro

Xtend Pro is the first new product in the Xtend rebrand, and it’s a 100% Whey Isolate launching with four flavors!

On the same day Xtend was rebranded as Xtend Original, making way for an entire line of Xtend-branded products, we’re honored to have the first such product in hand — Xtend Pro.

What is Xtend Pro?!

As you can guess, this is a protein powder, but more specifically, it’s a pure whey protein isolate, using only natural flavors and instantized whey isolate.

True to the Xtend name, we have a small amount of BCAAs added to the formula, and many of the likely thickening and sweetening suspects we’ll get into below.

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Mike’s Xtend Pro Review

Xtend Pro Macros

Xtend Pro Ingredients

The Xtend Pro Ingredients panel from the vanilla flavor. You’ll see two more carbs and another gram of fat in the chocolate lava cake flavor, as expected from the cocoa.

  • Calories: 110 – 120
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 2-4g
    • Fiber: 0-2g
    • Sugar: 0-1g
  • Fat: 0-1g

The higher-carb / higher-fat / higher-calorie products are from the chocolate flavor, while the salted caramel and vanilla ice cream flavors provide the “cleaner” profiles.

The percent yields

Every flavor has 25g protein per serving, with each scoop weighing from 32.4g (vanilla ice cream) to 35.9g (chocolate lava cake). This gives a “protein yield” range from 77.2% to 69.6%, so we’re expecting this to be thick and delicious!

The Xtend Pro Ingredients

The labels are pretty simple, but with a minor BCAA twist:

  • Instantized Whey Protein Isolate

    Xtend Pro Chocolate

    Not just chocolate, but chocolate lava cake. We’re hoping for a ‘dank’ one!

    Xtend Pro starts with an Instantized Whey Protein Isolate “blend” which contains whey protein isolate and sunflower lecithin. Whey protein isolate is the more highly-refined and filtered form of whey protein that’s typically around 90% protein by weight. The filtration removes more of the lactose (milk sugars), fats, and even ash from the product, making it friendlier to lactose-sensitive consumers.

    The sunflower lecithin helps to smooth things out and make it disperse well in water (hence the “instantized”).

    This is the only type of whey inside, but not the only amino acid source (this is Xtend, after all, so expect some BCAAs)… so we’re still calling this a “Pure” Whey Protein Isolate. The main idea is that there’s no concentrate inside, which would provide more lactose and bother some people.

  • Natural Flavors / Cocoa

    The natural flavors come next. With the chocolate flavor, this means you’ll of course be getting cocoa, which universally adds some fat and carbs. Given the extravagant “chocolate lava cake” flavor name and lower protein yield in that flavor, we’re expecting it to be extremely competitive.

    Xtend is going out of their way to advertise all natural flavors inside. However, there are still artificial sweeteners, which is the best of both worlds for those who want exquisite taste.

  • Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine

    Xtend Original Launch

    Scivation Xtend is now known as Xtend Original – but with the same great formula!

    What’d you expect from a product with Xtend on the name?! After the flavoring comes Xtend’s three favorite ingredients, the three branched-chain amino acids!

    These three amino acids do count on the label’s protein’s count. However, since they’re after the natural flavors, we’re thinking it’s really only around a gram – mostly to give us a dash of extra leucine (which we’ll never complain about, given that it’s the master muscle protein synthesis driving amino), as well as keeping the Xtend brand full of… Xtend!

    All in all, Xtend is advertising 7g total BCAAs from the protein and free-form BCAAs added here.

  • The Extras

    After those main ingredients, we have our primary thickener in guar gum, some salt, and another thickener in xanthan gum.

    Artificially sweetened

    Between the salt and xanthan gum come the time-tested sweetener in sucralose, and then acesulfame potassium rounds out the rest of the label. Sucralose and ace-k here typically form to make our favorite-tasting protein powders.

Flavors Available

Xtend Pro Whey Isolate

Four flavors, which will be best? We’re banking on that cookie butter, but realize its got a tub of peanut butter on it!

At launch, we’re graced with the following four flavors:

  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cookie Butter
  • Salted Caramel Shake

The important one to note is that Cookie Butter has a jar of peanut butter on it, so we’re thinking this is going to be like the batter from peanut butter cookies.

NSF and Informed-Choice Tested for Athletes!

On the label, you’ll see two images that should be a delight for drug-tested athletes:

  1. NSF: Contents Tested & Certified
  2. Informed-Choice Trusted by Sport
Xtend Pro Amino Acid Profile

Two types of lab testing? This is great news for PRO athletes. One nit-pick here is that it’s showing the “typical amino acid profile of whey protein isolate“… but what about the extra BCAAs added here?!

Xtend is no stranger to professional and drug-tested athletes, and it’s great to see Nutrabolt continuing with this tradition.

Assuming the flavors are on point, this makes it a product we can recommend to nearly anyone except for the most dairy-sensitive individuals.

The Xtend Rebrand Kicks off with a Proton Bomb

We’ve been seeing the changes slowly happening to the Xtend line, with a few new products and flavors here and there, but this is the boom we’ve been waiting for.

Xtend has always been known for its incredibly BCAA flavors, and now it’s time to see if Nutrabolt took that torch and ran big with it — stay tuned for our review and sign up for the alerts below.

We’re expecting a lot more from Xtend, as this rebrand is likely only getting started. Stay tuned and sign up for PricePlow’s news alerts below:

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is a biohacker with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several "n=1" experiments done on himself.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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