Sunday, August 22, 2010

Any REAL Force Factor Reviews?

Over the past few months we've gotten many requests for real reviews of the "Force Factor" muscle building product that's being sold all over the Inter-webs. And we know why. If you use just about any of the popular web portal or news sites (e.g. MSN, Yahoo, Digg, Myspace, Facebook, etc.) you've definitely see the ads. There's usually a picture some heavily muscled guy and a promise to show you how he got "ripped" in a matter of weeks. We've been avoiding posting Force Factor reviews but it looks like we're gonna have to tackle it sooner or later, especially since it appears that the web is littered with fake/dishonest reviews and ratings of the product.

At first glance, and without knowing a whole lot about the product, I can tell you that Force Factor is probably a scam... or at least a rip-off. Call it intuition and many years of watching how products (both good and bad) are marketed in the fitness, weight loss, and bodybuilding niches. the way that this particular product is marketed raises all kinds of red flags for me.

Don't get me wrong, I think that nitric oxide booster products (which is what Force Factor basically is) are pretty dang good. They give you a sensation muscle "pump" and are a great way to flood blood and nutrients into muscle tissue before and/or after a hard strength training sessions. I also personally notice a significant increase in strength and power when I take a nitric oxide boosting substance (which is often just simple, cheap L-arginine!)

The main problem I see with Force Factor is its cost. It seems much too expensive for a simple NO-booster. Also, I know that it's often marketed as one of those "free trial" offers that turns out not to be so free, mainly because they start auto-shipping you new (full-price) bottles if you don't cancel. Always read the fine print before you buy Force Factor or any other supplements... nothing is truly free in this world!

If you have bought and/or used Force Factor please leave your own reviews, testimonials, ratings, comments, etc. in the space below. Let us know if it even actually works or if it's just another mediocre "rip-off" muscle builder. Also, please let us know how/where you bought it. Any and all Force Factor experiences are welcome... thanks! :)



47 comments:

Muscle Bill said...

I used Force Factor for 6 weeks and really liked it. I gained about 7 pounds of muscle and even lost some body fat too. Of course I was on a high protein diet at the same time so I'm not sure how much that had to do with it. Anyway I think that FF is a good product and I will probably use it again in the future.

Anonymous said...

I bought Force Factor and was charged a couple hundred dollars on my credit card before I realized what was going on. I can't believe so many popular sites allow this scam company to advertise on them. DO NOT order this product directly from the company!

Chris Borden said...

Sure is strange how almost all the reviews and websites I've seen out there regarding Force Factor are VERY positive. That really makes me think that they were written by the company itself, not real customers. I was thinking about buying a couple bottles to add some muscle mass fast but it's too hard to find real reviews and information. Plus it just seems to much like a rip-off! Does anyone know of a good Force Factor alternative that's (ideally) effective and cheap?

Tom Andrews said...

I've been taking force factor for 2 months so far. I actually like it a lot. My strength and mass have gone up big time. The only thing I don't like is the cost. I'm looking for another really good nitric oxide supplement that is cheaper than Force Factor but gives the same good results. I'll check back later with a longer review after my current supply runs out.

Anonymous said...

i've been using force factor off and on for almost 3 months now. you can definitely feel a difference and an improvement in your workouts but i'm not sure it's the best value out there. there are other good nitric oxide products that cost way less and i plan to give one of them a try after my force factor supply runs out (yes, i bought several months supply t once).

Anonymous said...

I took force factor for about 3 months and I gained about 10 pounds of muscle. It really does work but almost too well. I did get a lot stronger and bigger but the way my body felt even on days I didn't work out felt odd. I think the side effect is that I always felt like I just worked out or always felt pumped up instead of loose and limber like I usually do. However, I found a much cheaper alternative that works just as well without that jacked up feeling. Its called EPO Blast and it works wonders.

Anonymous said...

I got my free Force Factor trial in the mail and jus my luck, I threw my back out just two days later. I call customer service and let them know my situation and they were very poite and understanding and wanted to know if I wanted to cancel the auto ship or if I wanted it changed to a different date. I chose the different date so I would be able to at least try the product and that I would stay in touch with my decision. They were so nice and helpful, five stars on service! I have finished my free trial and already received my first paid bottle with no issues. So far I am very pleased with this product. I have more energy, strenght ect, I just feel all around better! Well worth the money. Due to hurting my back, my workouts aren't very intence and also I have always been a very thin person, so it is still too early to put any gains on the chart but just after a couple weeks I can definatly say that I am seeing a major change in the mirror. My muscles are a little bigger but a lot more defined and tighter. I guess like pain relivers, some products work better for others. I'm sticking with the force.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, maybe you'll be a little smaller, maybe, if you go the tuna fish, egg white deal, with some protein, but it's cheaper, and never have to worry about what a product is doing to your liver. Drink one gallon of water a day to. ...oh, and go for that very, very last rep, and you'll be fine.

tim andrew said...

egg white, tuna, protein, 1 gal of water.

Anonymous said...

I have been using FF for about 3 weeks and notice quit a difference in strength no so much mass yet. When I got my free bottle I called to cancel but they offered me another free bottle without paying shipping so obviously I accepted and when I got the second I called and canceled,Im now in the process of doing it again.

Anonymous said...

I've been using Force Factor for a week now. I do notice a slight difference in my performance. When I masturbate I have a sensational amount of energy and have erections constantly. I was also sitting down one day and my biceps all of a sudden felt pumped like I just got done doing curls. So far so good...but trying to research what the dangers might be for to much l-arginine.

Muscle Builder Boy said...

Force Factor is a decent muscle pump supplement but there are some way better products out there. It's worth it to try but you can get great nitric oxide boosters for cheap these days. Only buy FF if you can get it at discount or in an auction (bought mine on eBay!).

Anonymous said...

Hate to break the news to you Muscle Bill, It is impossible to gain seven pounds of muscle in six weeks. Water retention, possible, seven pounds of muscle...your an idiot!

Scott P said...

Hey I've used FF for about 3 months now great strength gains and energy but not a lot of mass gains as far as the price goes when you call to cancel tell them you love the product but it is just to much they will discount the price I pay $35 a bottle

Anonymous said...

I used force factor for awhile. Almost the whole bottle. Didn't see any difference in my workouts or muscle mass. I HAD to stop taking it because I wasn't sleeping and it made me feel like a tweeker. I can't stand that feeling.

Anonymous said...

I was smart and went to GNC and bough my bottle from them instead of doing what everyone else was doing and buying the product online smh. I figured if the bottle was legit, then GNC would have it, and sure enough they did. I went ahead and used it for about 2-3 weeks and did notice some strength and widening of my veins. I felt really pumped and energetic throughout my days, i didn't feel all gittery and twacked out like other N.O. products iv tried which contain high amounts of caffeine. For the time that i used FF I was very pleased but not until i began getting sharp abdominal pains which was a result of me being crazy constipated. Had to use magnesium citrate to completley wipe my bowls. Im barley starting to become regular again after i stopped consuming all supplements including FF. In all honesty, i can't say it was FF that was the cause of this uncomfortable constipation or that it wasn't but just thought maybe sharing this would help others going through the same thing. As soon as im fully recovered i will go back on the product and give it another go to see if it was indeed the product that caused me to be full of crap.

Anonymous said...

been taking FF on and off for about a year now. ive had great results with both pump and energy at the gym. other NO boost products never gave me the endurance at the gym like FF did. i also had the "tweeker" feeling in the beginning but changed the times i took it and it solved the problem. i take 2 pills in the AM before work and then 2 pills 30 mins before the gym. great product. great gains

Zach Yoder - Ohio said...

I've been using Force Factor for about six months now. I really like the product for sustained, endurance work outs. I definitely notice less muscle fatigue during and after the workout. I haven't put on mass muscle like advertised, however so far nothing else has for me either..... As for the price I've spoke with the customer service people and they have always been friendly and flexible with helping make it more reasonable. I also have changed the scheduled auto order timeline several times with NO problem.

Matthew Eps Fargo ND said...

Did 2 months of Force Factor 6 pills a day with Whey Protein 5 times a week work out schedule.. Awesome Results!!! I did a cycle of Tri Bomb 2.. and cycled into this.. Withing week 2 I was having longer workouts able to jump weight to reach fatigue I normally reached sooner.

I switched it up for the next 2 months to shock the body but defiantly going back to Force Factor if I dont' see the results For the people calling it a scam.. IT isn't!! YOUR JUST RETARDED and didn't read the fine print!! If you have any brain you know that any trial product use has a catch if you dont' call and cancel they will send you a bottle for 69.99 plus tax if I remember right.. Its charged to your cc.. You will not get charged 200 unless u signed urs elf up for several free trials trying to be cheap.. The company has great Customer service you actually talk to humans and don't get the busy signal like many other supplements I used and had questions on in the past 10 years of weight lifting.

Again, they will charge you after the free trial but your paying for the bottle they ship out.. If you don't like them charging your credit card then read the fine print and stop bitching about how your an idiot people.

Anonymous said...

MY COCK SHRUNK!!! STAY AWAY FROM FORCE FACTOR IF U VALUE UR PENIS

ed boxer said...

I received my FF trial yesterday so I am just about to start! The free trial is 60 tablets so its worth getting even if u cancel right away like I am going to do. I will post results in a week to see if I improve or not. I am not a computer!! Haha

Anonymous said...

All those people who said they have build muscle off of any supplement is full or CRAP. Maybe we should all just stop eating and take the supplements.

Any reviewer that states they built muscle with any of this crap is just a red flag for others to not ever purchase the product.

Building muscle comes from hard work and good nutrition. There is nothing that any man can put in a powder that could ever replace real food.

Adam said...

This review: http://sportssupplementreviewer.com/force-factor/ seems legit. Considering they give it like a 2/10, it is hard to believe they are in it for the affiliate money.

Anonymous said...

First off FORCE FACTOR Sucks!!!!! Second off it's a massive over priced scam. They give you a free trial only to charge you the over-priced $70.00 2 weeks afterwards and enroll you in an auto-ship program automatically so you're constantly being charged for a product that sucks anyway!! Don't do it, I thought I was getting a free trial not being automatically confiscated money from!! Then when you want to return it you have to pay close to $10.00 to ship their crap product back!!

Anonymous said...

I got screwed over just like everyone else that got the "free" sample. They got me for 75 dollars before I was able to cancel. This was the worst NO product I have ever tried. I took 6 before one work out just to see if I could notice anything at all. NOTHING. If you want something that works well try Gaspari super pump max. Their products are legit. You will feel like your skin is about to split. Anyways Force Factor sucks and so does the way they market it. Also I will never shop at GNC again. Those guys Know whats going on and they still carry the FF product.

Anonymous said...

I have been working out for awhile now and have tried many N.O. products. Force factor was sub-par compared to other things I have tried and 3 times the damn cost. BSN's Hyper FX is $BB.com and is by far my favorite pre-workout becausr of how much focus it gives. Don't waste your money and say WTF! when you get an autopayment taken out for $70+ dollars for a sub-par preworkout that has too much false hype.

Anonymous said...

I have been taking force factor for 3 workouts and have increased my bench from 225 1 time max, to 225 4 times max. It works.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, Force Factor isn't a scam. It's sad to think that people are bashing on a product that they aren't smart enough to read the entire thing. If you are a person complaining on this site then how about you complain to yourself because you allowed them to take the money in the first place. Shouldn't have put your CC on the computer duh? If you are all so worried about it being expensive think about it. 2 dollars a day for a product that gets you into shape. You waste that much money on pop daily if you get a bottle of soda. 2 dollars a day for getting into shape and being happy with yourself sounds a lot better than bitching on a website. If 75 bucks is too much, then how about you say you are unemployed and you will get it for 35. That's less than $1.25 a day. Less than 1/3rd a tank of gas. It's miniscule. don't waste your time complaining.

TrainerDude said...

Force Factor works very well in terms of increasing strength and flooding the muscles with blood so you get a lot more pump. But so does plain old l-arginine and other low-cost nitric oxide supplements! If you've got the cash try Force Factor or one of the other "high end" NO-booster products. If not, just go to your local drug store and pay less than $10 for some decent arginine pills!

Hart Palps said...

I have been using force factor since a week now. I generally take two capsules of nitric oxide and 1 capsule of fat burn right before my work out. The session goes great and I feel good about the over all workout. However, I have been experiencing abnormality in my heart beats. I experience irregular palpitations after the workout and even during nights while I am sleeping. Please advise if this is normal. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Anonymous said...

I think that it does improve recovery time. Down side is that if you have the herpes virus it will increase the number and severity of outbreaks.

Bohn Jae said...

Honestly I made a purchase about a month ago... I bought it and cancelled it right away knowing the charge they do. so im currently using the FF. Not really seeing any results. Im using it till i get rid of this...never using it again. I've used other supplements and can guarentee you guys that other ones will work ten times better than FF. FF is too expensive for the effects to your body... I suggest NO explode..ive tried that and can tell you it way better than FF also tried something call M3 or something like that ...taste like fruit punch and pretty effective. FF is whack..another thing about FF is when you call to cancel they will offer you another free bottle...which is so stupid...and of course they all say they use it and its the best...dont believe them...its impossible that every time you call they all use FF...its bullshit!!! Im telling you this is a real review from my heart and experience... its not worth it. Use other good rating supplements...and FF is like 4.5 out of 10 which is bullshit for the price they charge... good luck everyone!!!!

Unknown said...

This product is a waste of money. I was taking 8 capsules a day (suggested dosage) and felt nothing. I honestly get more by drinking a cup of coffee before a workout. The company was also horrible to work with when i wanted to cancel an order

Anonymous said...

I ordered Force Factor 18 days ago and today I tried to cancel my membership because I was trying to take advantage of the free trial. Well I really started to like the product. Co-workers were asking what I was taking cuz the veins in my arms were bursting, looking rich. So I didnt have the money to continue my membership, although through customer service the rep. was able to hook it up with half price since the shipment had already been sent out, and I was to receive it in a couple of days. It was a Win Win situation. Now I just have to call back every time I want the product, no reoccuring charges.

nomar said...

I used Force Factor for 45 days, my biceps used to be 13 inch round, now it is 17.5 inch. My chest got bigger, my for-arms, my legs, and i was just doing walking, At my first day, i took 4 pills, 2 after lunch and 2 more before the workout, i worked for 2 hours lifting, i did not get tire, i stop because my arms chest and back had no more skin to expand, i came back home i look at my body and i never so myself so big. Best of all there was no pain on the next morning, if don't work out for more the 3 days it seems the you kind lose the muscles little by little over the days.!!??! i don't know why, but as soon as you go back you get pumped!
I am over weight 25#, i had some back problem in the past, but i can feel my muscles underneath of my fat zones let's say, it seems to me that if work hard to lose weight all my muscles will show off. F. Factor is very good.

Anonymous said...

I did try Force Factor and I would say that it did some good muscle work for me and reduced some body fat, however, it does not work as fast as it proclaims to do. It is a product that I would use from time to time. Not an every month expense for me.

Anonymous said...

Unethical business sells an ineffective product, anyone surprised?

Anonymous said...

I use force factor with BSN Hyper FX for pre-workout. I do crossfit and it's been three weeks. I've lost about half an inch to an inch around my waist. I've put on 3lbs. I'm able to push through my workouts. I take Progenex post workout recovery shake. All in all I'm happy with the results. It could be done without it I just think it would take a little longer. It's not a magic pill, you aren't going to take it and be ripped. You need a healthy diet and exercise, which would work by themselves, Force factor just helps you push through.

Anonymous said...

I dont know if anyone noticed, but Force Factor is basically just arginine in a couple different forms.... if you wanna save some cash, i would recommend buying straight arginine. otherwise, if you want a bigger pump, i would recommend training harder

Anonymous said...

Force Factor is great supplement.

Justin Stricklin said...

I tried the trial, it didnt work, called and they said to take 10 a day. Did that til ran out and didnt work, they said take 14 a day and sent me a free bottle. I then canceled, well it kept coming for 3 months though I was canceling. I finally had my bank block them, though last call they offered me a deal of 14.99mth instead of 79.99 which I said no. Product is a bunk!

Hope said...

As of a week ago I've started taking FF & it definitely gets me through long work outs. I work out twice a day & even after the work outs i'm super energetic so I basically have to wear myself out. The price of it seems to be just for names sake & is just as affective as taking any other nitric oxide supplement.

CrazyMan said...

This is a scam product and company! Buyer beware! They take $74 out of your checking when they give you their free sample! They wait a couple of weeks when you least expect it. Have gotten my money back from my bank and they will do the investigation. Also submitting a formal complaint to the MN Attorney General, who is great at shutting down scammers. These are my opinions based on my experience.

Anonymous said...

Force factor is a SCAM. They have poor business ethics. Their staff is well trained in manipulative legal acrobatics.

You don't get: - a 'free trail sample' - just pay $4.99 SHIPPING.
You do get: - a 'Recurring $74.99 monthly subscription' with a 'free trail sample'.

I believe that Payment for Shipping should be used ONLY for Shipping, misuse of entrusted information for unsolicited merchandise is not just immoral or unethical; it's stealing!

Think about it, if it's such a good product why deceive costumers?

Anonymous said...

I was JUST billed for $74.98 after ordering the trial version. Nowhere through that process did it ever say they were going to start auto-billing me! I got off the phone with them and they said that it is right there in your checkout screen as well as in your email. All I saw in the email was this:
Next Billing Date: 1/28/13
READ the fine print! These guys are slick! Its a shame too cause I was starting to notice a little pep in my step during my workouts. I'm calling my bank now to block these fools should they continue to charge me though I just cancelled it.

Anonymous said...

I used Force Factor daily per the instructions and it worked great. I combined it with routine normal workout and a low carb diet and lost about sixty-five pounds in six months and reduced my waist to a size 32 (I even had a pair of 31 inch waist Levis I could fit into.) I has to stop using the product after about 18 months because of my terrible bad breath I had while using the product. Nothing got rid of it; I would always have to chew gum or have mints with me because of the terrible odor. After I quit using the product the bad breath cleared-up almost immediately. I gained back 20-25 lbs., but I don't have to worry about my mouth smelling like "sh*t (literally like sh*t) anymore.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't recommend this product. I had tried the free trial and understood that they would bill me again to give me a refill unless I canceled. The bottle recommends 2-4 tablets in the morning before breakfast and 2-4 in the after noon before lunch. I would highly not recommend taking 4 of these horse sized pills at one time. Either way I tried taking 2 in the morning and 2 before a workout. Definitely felt an increase in energy and improvement in muscle bulk and overall strength. However, once off the product even for a workout those results are almost immediately gone and they do not last. Also it only initially increases energy and strength but you will undoubtedly hit a plateau and not make any progress. At first I thought it was a good product and finished the trial bottle and half of another bottle over a month- month and a half period. However, as some people have stated it made me have strange feelings that were clearly from the product including irregular heart beats so I have stopped using the product. Once I have stopped never had those feelings again and am doing great with no supplements other than a weigh protein blend after workouts that includes some of the main ingredients as force factor itself such as L-Arginine (as most do).