Supplement Review: Xendurance

  • By Triathlete Europe
  • Published July 20, 2012
  • Updated July 21, 2012 at 2:55 am

Xendurance is a lactic acid buffer that claims to increase aerobic threshold and reduce lactic acid by 15 per cent, so you can go harder for longer. While we didn’t notice much for a few days we did notice something after a week of hard sessions. We didn’t feel the same burn towards the end of a session, especially intense sessions, when we would be digging deep. It was by no means a miracle cure but there was a difference.

What we felt was more noticeable, though, was we recovered a little quicker the following day with less muscle soreness and fatigue. It wasn’t a massive amount but certainly noticeable and it made the next session a little easier to attack.

It is important to note that these are not magic beans and by just swallowing a few pills you won’t go faster. You still need to do the work, eat well and get plenty of sleep, but if you’re looking for a few extra per cent then Xendurance can help. Essentially the tablets are made from a combination of calcium, magnesium and papain – a protease enzyme derived from papaya. Catechins are added because they’re a powerful antioxidant along with electrolytes to restore balance and help recovery.

All ingredients are tested against banned substances and approved under Informed-Sport and Informed Choice programmes. Top pros including Timo Bracht, Lesley Paterson, Leon Griffin and Yvonne Van Vlerken all are all users of Xendurance.

Performance: 8
Value: 8
RRP: £39.95

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