Musclepharm is one of the biggest companies in the industry. They are constantly pushing the limits with their products and marketing. Because of this, we are always getting asked to review their products and give people our take on them. One product we FINALLY reviewed after many requests was Amino 1 by MusclePharm. This is patent pending BCAA supplement is one of our best sellers so we decided to finally review it.

MusclePharm Amino 1 Review


Hello, everybody. This is Glenn with Best Price Nutrition, and today I’m going to give you an overview on the product Amino 1 from MusclePharm. It’s their new amino acid powder, amino acid drink, patent pending BCAAs 3:1:2 ratio, ten grams of amino acids per serving.

So let’s kind of get into the ingredients. There’s five calories in here. Two grams is carbohydrates. That just comes from the maltodextrin they’re adding to give it a little flavor. This is a fruit punch. There are a few other flavors as well.

First and second ingredients is their electrolyte complex. You’ve got your calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. Those are just electrolytes that you lose while working out. They’re putting them in there to replace it. You’ll kind of get the theme of this is that not only is it an amino acid powder, but it also . . . they’re hitting on hydration and replacing electrolytes.

First set of ingredients after that is the BCAA blend, so, as I said, the 3:1:2, which is 1500 milligrams of leucine, 500 milligrams of isoleucine, and 1000 milligrams of valine. So you’ve got your branched-chain amino acids there in their patented 3:1:2. Most times you’ll see a 2:1:1. I think there’s an 8:1:1 or a 10:1:1. All these companies use different ratios to highlight or set themselves apart. So they’re using a 3:1:2 ratio. You’ve got that.

Next is their cellular energy and ATP fueler, and this is what they’re saying is going to help increase your ATP levels. Glycine, alanine, citrulline DL-malate 2:1. What that means is citrulline bonded to malic acid. There are two forms of malic acid, the D and the L. They’re stereoisomers of each other, so you’ve got your D and your L. They sort of look the same. And 2:1 means let’s just say for every two grams of citrulline, there’s one gram of the malic acid.

And then L-carnitine and L-tartrate and CoQ10. All these ingredients are involved in the Krebs cycle to increase your ATP levels. To what effect this is going to have, I don’t know because we don’t know how much of each is in there, but they are trying to make sure that you’re covered on that part.

Last is your amino hydrate system. This is a 2323 mg blend. Taurine, coconut water powder. And then the last four ingredients:  Beet root extract containing betaine, which is high in nitrates, goldenseal root powder, sarsaparilla root powder, and slippery elm bark powder. Now those last four are part of a patented or trademarked formula. They’re not using that in here. They’re not using the trademarked version. I believe it’s called Celladrate, something that MRM put out a product called Hydration Factor.

So those four ingredients have been shown or they’re claiming that can increase hydration, cellular uptake of water, and also they’re also claiming that it can reset your thirst level. So while you’re drinking water or taking water, your cells all take that water or it enhances that. And also it can reset to make you want to drink more water.

So the goal behind these ingredients is to increase your hydration, which is important when you’re working out, before, during, and after definitely.  And that’s when they recommend you take this. You take a serving before you work out or you can take it during or you can take it after. So it’s going to supply you with the branched-chain amino acids, replenish your electrolytes, and increase your hydration.

It’s not something you would use as like a replacement for protein or anything like that. It’s just something to help you get those branched chains in. It’s not going to build muscle, but rather it can keep your body from breaking down muscle or shut that off. So that’s what the advantage of this is.

All and all, it’s a BCAA formula with some extra aminos inside of it. They say there’s ten grams inside here, so that’s what you’re getting per scoop. It can be taken by a man or a woman. That doesn’t matter. It comes in 32 servings, so depending on how many scoops. You could do more than one if you want. There are no stimulants inside here. There’s nothing that you’re going to take too much of and have an irritation with or anything like that or a side effect from. So I think that just about covers it. Yeah, MusclePharm Amino 1 comes in multiple flavors. Yeah.

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