Red Volt is a dietary supplement designed to make reaching your weight-loss goals a little easier. This powerful blend
includes ingredients that have been shown to give you more energy, increase your body’s burning of fat, and improve your
- Effective thermogenic ingredients intended to increase your body’s consumption of calories
- Includes compounds found to enhance metabolism of fat
- Use along with exercise and a healthy diet to help you reach your weight-loss goals
Red Volt Ingredients
Red Volt combines a number of ingredients designed to work together. Here we give you a brief description of the purpose
of each and provide links to any studies that support its benefits.
Note: none of these are studies of Red Volt itself, but instead are studies about individual ingredients contained in
Red Volt. They don’t guarantee the effectiveness of this product. We include them here to help you discover relevant
information about what this supplement contains.
- Vitamin B12: An essential vitamin, B12 is important for the proper function of the nervous system,
metabolism, the circulatory system, as well as other body processes. Because of its role in energy production in
the body, supplementing with B12 can help support normal energy levels.
Read more about vitamin B12 on
- Caffeine Anhydrous: Found most commonly in coffee and tea, caffeine is a
stimulant shown to increase metabolic rate as well as help with energy and mood. ('Anhydrous' just means
'without water, indicating a dry, concentrated form of the ingredient.)
A meta-study supporting these effects A study showing an increase in energy consumption
- White Willow Bark Extract: The bark of the willow tree has been widely used in
traditional medicine. It contains a substance similar to aspirin and is thought to enhance the effects
of some of the thermogenic ingredients in this supplement.
- Ephedra (Ephedra Viridis): Also known as Mormon tea, this species of ephedra is native to the Western
United States. The form of ephedra used in this supplement does not contain ephedra alkaloids, which cannot
legally be included in supplements in the US. Though studies are presently limited, it is thought other
compounds present in Ephedra viridis may have several beneficial effects, including on metabolism. For more
information, see our page on ephedra.
- Green Tea Extract (leaf): Just like coffee, green tea leaves contain a host of chemical compounds
and research is ongoing on their possible benefits. One of its key ingredients is caffeine, a stimulant
shown to increase metabolic rate as well as help with energy and mood. See the studies listed under
''caffeine anhydrous' above.
Green tea also contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound that has attracted a lot of attention
for various health benefits, including weight loss. Though the mechanism isn’t fully understood, evidence
suggests green tea is able to promote weight loss.
A meta-study supporting this effect
- Panax Ginseng: There are several plant species called 'ginseng'; Panax ginseng, also called
Asian or Korean ginseng is the most commonly used. Among the many beneficial effects of ginseng, it has
been found to improve cognitive function and mood.
A study supporting these effects
- Ginger Root Extract: Used as a spice in cooking, ginger has also been used medicinally to
help with nausea and support healthy digestion. Some evidence suggests ginger can help
suppress appetite and increase the amount of energy the body consumes as it processes food.
A study supporting these effects
- Cayenne Powder: Cayenne and other chili peppers contain capsaicin, the chemical compound in peppers that
makes them taste hot. Studies have found that supplementation with capsaicin helps to reduce body fat.
A study supporting this
effect A study finding fat reduction
particularly in the abdominal area
- Theobromine: An alkaloid found in
chocolate, it is a stimulant whose effects on the body appear to be similar to those of
caffeine but perhaps with fewer unwanted side effects.
A study on the beneficial
effects of theobromine
- Synephrine HCL: The chemical p-synephrine,
found naturally in certain plants, has been found to increase metabolism while lacking
some of the unwanted side effects of other stimulants.
A study discussing the
thermogenic effects of p-synephrine
- Alpha Yohimbine: Sometimes
also called rauwolscine, this is a form of yohimbine, a chemical derived from the
bark of certain species of trees. Though it has not been extensively studied, it is
thought to be somewhat more potent than ordinary yohimbe, which has been shown to
help reduce body fat.
An animal study showing greater
potency of rauwolscine than yohimbe A study
effectiveness in fact reduction
How to Use Red Volt
When beginning with any new supplement, it’s a good idea to test your tolerance
by starting with 1 capsule with breakfast the first day and seeing how your body
reacts. If you experience no unwanted effects, the manufacturer recommends
taking one capsule 2-3 times daily. Do not take more than 3 capsules in any
As with any diet aid supplement, Red Volt cannot make up for poor eating habits
and a lack of exercise. This supplement is designed to help support your
holistic approach to weight loss that includes a healthy diet and plenty of
The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.
This supplement is intended for the use of healthy adults.
You should always talk to your doctor before taking a new supplement.
Warning: Do not exceed the recommended dose. Do not use this product with
others containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, or soda. If you experience
any adverse effects, discontinue use and consult a medical professional
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Red Volt actually work?
As you can see in our product information, there is scientific evidence to back
up the effects of most of the ingredients. For others, the data is less robust.
In every case, the ingredients are carefully selected by the manufacturer
because there is reason to think they are effective.
It is important to have realistic expectations. Weight-loss supplements can have
a real impact, but they are only meant to be one part of a holistic approach to
managing your weight that includes a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.
Does Red Volt have side effects?
Red Volt is formulated to be safe for healthy adults when taken according to the
instructions printed on the label. Because everyone is different, there is
always the possibility that you will experience unwanted side effects.
We always encourage customers trying a supplement for the first time to
start with the minimum dose and see how their body reacts. If you do experience
unwanted side effects, you should discontinue use and talk with your doctor.
What’s in Red Volt?
The active ingredients in this supplement are vitamin B12, caffeine anhydrous,
white willow bark extract, Ephedra viridis, green tea extract, Panax ginseng,
ginger root extract, cayenne powder, theobromine, synephrine HCL, and alpha
yohimbine. See our product description for an explanation of the purpose of each
ingredient as well as links to relevant studies.
Red Volt also includes the inactive ingredients gelatin (bovine), magnesium
stearate (less than 0.5%), FD&C Red #40, and titanium dioxide.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease.