Originally Posted by Power Player
Xtend BCAAs give very good energy (not that jolty kind like a preworkout).
I use them as well, but I don't think OP needs it. I thought we were just talking hydration here so that is why I suggested that electrolyte pack. It works real well since I am prone to cramps and have tried different things.
BCAAs are just protein. Xtend claims to have a total of 10.5 grams of protein plus another 1.2 grams of electrolytes in every 12.8 gram serving, despite also having sucralose, citric acid, Acesulfame, an emulsifier, and food coloring.
And yet it has 0 calories? 10 grams of protein but zero grams of fat, zero carbs, and... zero calories? That is physically impossible and doesn't even make sense. The label is a flat-out fabrication. Even if it were true, it's still only 40 calories. That's about as much energy as you use in, oh, 5 minutes of tennis.
You are attributing qualities to these products that don't make any sense.