Review – Xendurance Nutrition Range

The range of sports nutrition products from Xendurance holds some impressive claims. Their XENDURANCE lactic buffer claims 26% reduction in fatigue, 6x reduced muscle damage, and 39% reduction in oxidative stress; while their Hydro-X product boasts impressive anti-cramp properties. I have been testing them out over the last few months…

XENDURANCE Lactic Buffer Tablets

In clinical studies, XENDURANCE helped participants reduced exercise induced lactic acid build-up, reduce muscle soreness, increase their aerobic threshold, and help them to a faster recovery.

The product's science rests on three pillar ingredients: papain, catechins, and electrolytes. Papain is a protease enzyme derived from papaya, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue. Catechins are one of the most powerful anti-oxidants; helping to fight oxidative stress during exercise. Electrolytes are there to improve hydration and assist in returning the body to its natural PH balance.

The ingredients and claims of performance improvement are impressive. XENDURANCE promises to deliver three improvements that any endurance athlete would crave.

Does it work?

Over the last month I have been taking the recommended dosage of the product, and found there have been notable improvements in my performance compared to analogous periods in my past training calendar. The biggest difference is that I have noticed less fatigue during large training blocks; this time of year (mid-winter) I begin ramping up the volume and intensity of training; normally that means putting yourself at risk of an infection and muscular fatigue. This year *touch wood*, the winter colds and muscular DOMS seem to have been averted; that could be luck of the draw, or it could be XENDURANCE has helped to reduce bodily stress.

It is extremely hard to claim cause and effect with nutritional products, without the use of lab tests. However, the winter period is a time when intense freezing weather training leads to an increased risk of muscular damage and fatigue; it seems that XENDURANCE could indeed help to reduce this.

Xendurance HYDRO-X Hydration Powder

I rarely use energy drinks now, as I find that solid food tends to work better for me. However, I do almost always use a hydration aid, even in the winter months. Xendurance's Hydro-X powder is a low-calorie drink that provides you with vital electrolytes to aid proper hydration; as well as containing calcium and magnesium to assist with bone health and muscular repair.

The drink mix contains three key elements: Sustamine, Electrolyte Blend, and Lactate.

Sustamine is a patented mix of L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine, which is shown to aid electrolyte absorption and stimulate glycogen synthesis (improving energy levels) as well as protein synthesis (improving recovery).

The electrolyte mix contains vitamin B6 and B12, selenium, chloride, sodium, and potassium. This mix of components helps to ward off cramps and ensure the correct PH balance in your blood stream.

Calcium and magnesium lactate help to improve recovery, and improve energy levels by aiding muscle function and the function of the nervous system.

I have found this to be a great hydration drink; helping me to avoid cramps and dehydration in all weather and training conditions. I have not experienced any cramps whilst using the product, and the addition of calcium and magnesium to the mixture means that I do not need to take these as additional daily supplements.

Overall, these two products from the Xendurance nutrition range are impressive; both in their science and in their results. Their ingredients are all recognisable and non-banned substances, and their nutritional reasoning is sound and justified. They could well be two products worth considering as you begin the 2020 season.

Xendurance provided with these products for test and review


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