In this review, we have looked at Force Factor VolcaNO closely to see whether it’s ingredients really do boost your performance in the gym and help you to build muscle mass. Read on to see what we thought of it.
Force Factor VolcaNO is a nitric oxide boosting pre-workout supplement manufactured by Force Factor. It is a supplement in capsule form which is designed to help bodybuilders, strength trainers, and athletes to perform better and build muscle more effectively.
It uses popular nitric oxide boosting and pre-workout ingredients such as L-citrulline and creatine, but it is unclear as to how much of each ingredient the supplement has in it is unknown. Instead, the manufacturer has decided to list the quantities under proprietary blends called ‘vein annihilating energy blend’ and ‘creatine strength complex’. The user is required to take up to eight capsules a day.
There are none listed for this product, but we do know that creatine can cause stomach aches for a few people. As well as that, methionine may cause headache, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, or drowsiness.
Force Factor VolcaNO costs an eye-watering $69.99 if bought from the official Force Factor website. This is for 120 capsules, which, if the recommended 8 capsules are taken a day, will last the user just 15 days. This makes it extremely expensive. Shipping is an additional $4.99.
Quite bizarrely, if you order the product from Amazon, it will cost you just $29.09.
Force Factor VolcaNO, on the face of it, looks like a pretty decent supplement. There are a few ingredients in there that don’t have much in the way of scientific evidence, but there are enough in there that do to keep us placated.
However, Force Factor VolcaNO is made up of a proprietary blend, meaning we have no idea of the exact quantities of each ingredient. We always wonder why the manufacturer isn’t being completely clear and open about how much of each ingredient is in there. Our experience tells us it is because there isn’t usually enough in there to make it effective.
It’s also extremely expensive if bought from the official Force Factor website. Even for a months supply, almost $70 is a lot, but when you take into account that taking the full recommended dosage would make it last for just fifteen days – well, that’s incredibly overpriced. It’s a good supplement, but not that good!
Our main concern is with the scandal over ‘free trials’ that end up leaving customers out of pocket and can be difficult to cancel. Any company that pulls tricks like this immediately gets a big thumbs down from us.
Taking all of this into account, we do not recommend Force Factor VolcaNO to our readers.
Force Factor VolcaNO is a nitric oxide boosting pre-workout and muscle building supplement made by Force Factor, and is designed to help users perform better in their workouts and build muscle.
Nitric oxide sends oxygen to muscles that are being used to keep them from breaking down. When your nitric oxide levels are higher, it will improve your blood flow and expand your blood vessels. It means you will be able to push more nutrients out to your muscles where you need it to grow new muscle tissue! Ingredients in Force Factor, such as L-Citrulline, help to speed up the delivery of nitric oxide to the bloodstream, so they can reach the muscles faster.
CON-CRET, a patented form of creatine is one of the active ingredients in the supplement and is supposed to help muscles recover from exertion quickly and increase endurance during workouts.
Force Factor is a company based in the US – their headquarters appear to be in Boston, Massachusetts. They were founded in 2009 by two former Harvard University rowers, with the aim of making uncompromising athletic and performance-enhancing supplements accessible to everyone. They produce a range of supplements, from pre-workouts like this one to testosterone boosters, male vitality enhancers, energy and memory supplements, amongst others.
Force Factor has a whole host of customer complaints following them, around billing and collection issues. Customers have found it difficult to cancel payment agreements that they have unknowingly entered into, after signing up for a free trial.
In many cases, this has happened when customers, who have just bought one supplement, are then invited to sign up for a free trial for another product without realising they are entering a long-term agreement called the VIP membership. Sometimes people have simply responded to a freebie offer on the Force Factor website. In most cases, customers do not realise until payment is taken from their bank and they then find it difficult to stop or reclaim their money.
The manufacturer of Force Factor VolcaNO claims that:
“The secret is three time-tested ingredients: L-citrulline, creatine, and agmatine. On their own, they’re nothing special. But when fused together into one earth-shattering pre-workout formula, the unleash a monstrous volcanic fury that will help you finally build the rock-solid body you’ve been craving. VolcaNO is one of the first supplements ever to include this explosive triad, and once you experience the seismic power, you won’t be able to imagine a workout without it.”
We can’t say for definite whether the Force Factor VolcaNO works or because the exact quantities of each ingredient are hidden under a proprietary blend. In our experience, this is because the ingredients are not high enough in quantity to be of any real use.
Overall though, it isn’t a bad product. Assuming the dosage is ok, there are some pretty effective ingredients in there and has all the main ingredients that we would expect from a nitric oxide boosting pre-workout supplement. From looking at the ingredients and customer reviews, it looks like that for some people, Force Factor VolcaNO does work eventually.
The exact quantities of each ingredient are unknown.
Vein annihilating energy blend
Creatine Strength Complex
Most people won’t experience any side effects after taking Force Factor VolcaNO. However, for some people, creatine can cause stomach aches. In large doses, methionine may cause headache, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, or drowsiness.
Use only as directed. Consult a healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise programme if you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition or use prescription medication. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.
Generally, reviews for this product are generally positive. However, when looking at the Better Business Bureau, there were multiple complaints about the company and their auto-charge and free trial policy. Source
There are also a few reviews on Amazon stating that it doesn’t work, or even worse, made feel people feel depressed after taking it.
I’ve taken MANY different workout products in the past years, and this is so far, my first negative review on any of these. If you are very sensitive to medications, or have thyrodism or any metabolic problem. DO NOT TAKE IT! It will lower your serotonin levels and will make you very very depressed. Please be aware, if you take it, make sure you check on your mood. If your mood is positively boosted, go for it.. if not.. please stop these. The first time I used it, I had the most horrible day. I used it a week later, and totally forgot I took these , after a few hours I was asking myself why I was so sad and wanted to cry all day, until I realized I took these again… big mistake.
Force Factor VolcaNO can be bought directly from the Force Factor website for $69.99, for 60 servings. It is also available to purchase on Amazon for $29.09.
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