Value 6.3
  • Caffeinated amino acid supplement
  • Contains a proprietary blend and doesn't list specific ingredient amounts
7.4Overall Score

It seems like every company is coming out with their own spin on a caffeinated amino acid supplement. One of the latest is called Amino Voltage from the company Inner Armour.

Amino acids have really become a foundational supplement for anyone looking to enhance their results at the gym. They’re a great way to improve workout performance strength energy and endurance.

The Truth About Branch Chain Amino Acid Ratios

Inner Armour Amino Voltage
Every company pretty much has their own proprietary branch chain amino acid (BCAA) ratio these days. For example, Modern BCAA from USPLabs features an 8:1:1 ratio, and MusclePharm has a product with a 3:1:2 ratio. Inner Armour’s Amino Voltage features a 4:1:1 ratio.

The first number represents the amount of leucine, one of the most important amino acids for muscle building. Leucine helps trigger muscle growth by stimulating the mTOR pathway, and keeping the body anabolic.

What’s more, you’re also going to find taurine in here. This is another amino acid that boosts cellular hydration, mental focus, and energy.

Beyond Aminos

Some the ingredients that aren’t amino’s are actually geared towards increasing metabolism and fat burning. Both the nelumbo nucifera and green tea extract in here are going to work synergistically to boost thermogenesis.

Taste, Value and Availability

I had a chance to try out the watermelon flavor, and even though the flavor wasn’t necessarily unique, it definitely works here, and I had no problem drinking it. For me, Amino Voltage’s biggest weakness is the value.

Not only does it use a proprietary blend instead of listing specific ingredients, but I was unable to find any indication of how much caffeine it contains per serving. This means that you’re going to need at least 2 scoops to reach the generally recommended ingredient dosages.

This clearly diminishes its value, and makes it a little less affordable. Most retailers are selling a 30 serving container for $22.49.

Parting Thoughts

Amino Voltage is ostensibly underdosed, and isn’t really going to be a viable amino acid supplement unless it’s on sale.

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

One Response

  1. Curtis

    1,3,7 Tri whatever is another name for the caffeine. So I think there’s 200mg per scoop. All I did was google that ingredient. I just ordered some of this stuff because it was on sale for about $8 so it’ll be interesting to see how it goes. Thanks for writing a review on it, I like the website.


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