No. Well, that’s the short answer. So, here’s the deal with this supplement – Somebody thought they could make a ton of money by taking pre-workout supplements (which are pretty much exclusive to bodybuilding and weightlifting) and making them mainstream. And how did they do this? – By spending tons and tons of money on marketing.
Marketing, Marketing, Marketing
I’m sure you’ve seen those ads all over the internet with the insanely huge and ripped, tattooed guy that say “Shocking Muscle Pictures.” I have to admit, I have clicked on that ad just because they guy was so huge and I wanted to see what was being sold..
Then when I did see what they were selling and I read the ingredient label and saw the price, I just shook my head in amazement. I couldn’t believe that Force Factor was trying to sell a bottle of nitric oxide capsules for 50 bucks! I really wish they had spent some of that marketing money on developing a decent pre-workout formula (c’mon pre-workout formulas aren’t rocket science).
In addition they have professional athletes like Derek Rose endorsing Force Factor. Do you really think Derek Rose uses Force Factor, or any preworkout supplement for that matter?! First of all, he’s a basketball player. Basketball players don’t need to pump up their muscles before they go play. Second of all, he’s a freak athlete as is, and this silly little pill isn’t going to change that.
Furthermore, on their site they talk about how Force Factor was “FORMULATED BY FORMER HARVARD UNIVERSITY ROWERS.” Well, that sounds nice doesn’t it – It’s called marketing. This company uses so many cliche marketing techniques, it makes me sick to my stomach. What about making a good product and selling it for a reasonable price? (guess they haven’t heard of that)
One top of all of this, they have the nerve to post a chart on their website comparing Force Factor to Optimum’s Whey Protein. Huh? That would be in a supplement in a completely separate category. Clearly, they are taking advantage of the mainstream public’s ignorance in this area.
I have to hand it to them though, taking pre-workout supplements and making them mainstream, with all of their clever marketing techniques, has probably made them piles of money already. Unfortunately, it’s at the expense of thousands of people who have been duped by this product already.
But What About All Those Great Force Factor Reviews I Read?
Of course, on any of the websites they run (and many that they don’t run) they have scores of “user reviews” proclaiming how amazing Force Factor is and how jacked they got using it. Many, or should I say most, of these reviews are fake. These are people who work for the companies that post these bogus reviews. Regrettably, that’s actually a very common practice. So needless to say, you can’t always believe what you read, even if you think it’s coming from a valid source.
Have You Even Tried Force Factor For Yourself?
Honestly, I haven’t tried this supplement, but it’s unnecessary because I can identify each of its ingredients and tell you it’s not going to do anything special for you. I’m not saying this supplement is a placebo, but in my experiences, pre-workouts in the form of capsules don’t give you enough of the right ingredients to be effective. On top of that, it’s way overpriced. I mean they have to pay for all that marketing somehow, right? So essentially, that cost gets passed on to you, the consumer, and you’re stuck with an inferior product.
Force Factor Reviews (The Real Ones)
I just visited Bodybuilding.com, where I read reviews about Force Factor. There are always positive fake reviews in the mix for any supplement, but what gives it away is an alarming number of bad reviews.
This supplement only scored a 6.6 on a scale of 1 to 10, which is just about as low as I’ve seen any supplement score on bodybuilding.com. Keep in mind, all the bogus reviews are bringing that average way up. Luckily, there are people out there that will tell the truth about scam supplements like Force Factor, and those reviews can’t be taken down by anyone (except Bodybuilding.com, but they don’t do that).
That’s why I like to use Bodybuilding.com’s reviews to gauge supplement effectiveness. If you’re looking for an effective, reasonably priced preworkout supplement for bodybuilding or weightlifting, check out my Top 10 Bodybuilding Supplements.
Here are a few Force Factor reviews from Bodybuilding.com
” Did absolutely nothing for me after an entire bottle, complete waste of money.”
“Anyone who pays the money for this placebo is an absolute retard. ITS ARGININE PEOPLE!!! ARGININE. Go buy a bucket of it for 5 bucks and never see a pump from it either. This company has spent 1000x more money on marketing than product. Go read some more fake reviews!!! Go buy agmatine for less if you want a real pump.”
-From the Stretch
“Scam!!! waste of money i decided to get the trail size for me on there website for free just had to pay the S&H i got it n it sucked!!! well in two weeks i got the whole product in the mail??? i was like wtf they charge me 70$ for this piece of sh*t turns out if u dont respond to them in two weeks they assume u liked the product and charge you automatically dont fall for this crap”
Be careful, they offer a money-back guarantee and a free sample. Here’s what one user had to say about that…
“Terriable product and needs to be yanked off the market. Don’t sign up for the free sample either or most likely you billed for 2 more bottles before you even know you got yourself scammed!”
-Papa John Kicks
Here’s the supplement facts for Force Factor. As you can see, it’s nothing special. The only ingredient in there that has any sort of value is the Nitric Oxide Complex (Arginine).
This company also makes other similar workout supplements as well but I simply wouldn’t buy anything from them.