Force Factor Volcano Review – Better Than The Original?

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If you’ve visited your local GNC lately, you’ll notice they have a “special” section that is about 3 ft. wide by 4 ft. high, and is separated by a glass partition. You may ask yourself why they do this, and the answer is simple…these are some of the most highly sought after (and expensive) products in their stores. One supplement that you will probably see in there is called Volcano, made by the same guys that brought you the original Force Factor 1 and 2, as well as Test X 180.

But what makes this supplement so popular vs. the others? Well, we’re in the process of testing this supplement as I write this review, so we’ll let you know for sure at the conclusion of our evaluation. But in the meantime, we got a chance to investigate the claims more deeply, and wanted to give you our preliminary findings in this review.

What is Force Factor VolcaNO?

According to the products official website, Force Factor VolcaNO is a nitric oxide booster that helps to pack on lean muscle, increase strength and endurance, as well as promote vein-bursting vascularity. Its proprietary blend of ingredients is broken up into 2 parts…an energy blend and a Strength complex. The energy blend contains L-Citrulline, Agmapure Agmatine Sulfate, and L-Norvaline, which helps to produce a process called Vasodilation.

force factor volcano reviewFor those of you who are unfamiliar with Vasodilation, it basically is a process that is created by nitric oxide, and allows for the blood vessels and arteries to widen due to relaxed smooth muscle tissue surrounding them. With increased blood flow comes increase oxygen and nutrient delivery which, in theory, should increase your energy levels as well as promote “bulging” veins.

The strength booster has Con-Cret Creatine, as well as L-Methionine and L-Glycine. For anyone who has worked out for a decent length of time, you’re probably familiar with the benefits of creatine. Not only does it help to build strength and endurance, but can also help with productivity and may even increase testosterone levels.

How Does Force Factor VolcaNO Work?

If you’ve ever taken a pre-workout booster like Cellucor C4 or NO Xplode, you know that they work well. But, because they contain very powerful stimulants to help get you “jacked up” and ready for the gym, they often come with a VERY steep crash that could leave you physically drained for the rest of the day. For someone that works out early in the morning, this might not be such a great side effect.

What makes Force Factor Volcano different is that it doesn’t contain any stimulants that will leave you crashing later on. It’s a slow, naturally producing energy that lasts throughout the day. It doesn’t come on hard like most of the powders we’ve tested, but it does start to kick in around the 30 – 45 minute mark, albeit a bit slowly. The addition of creatine into their blend is a fantastic idea, something that most pre workout supplements don’t include.

So you basically have one part of their supplement that helps get you pumped for the gym and allow for sustained workouts, and another portion that helps in the muscle building and recovery process. The directions on the bottle state to take 2 – 4 capsules with breakfast, and 2 – 4 capsules 30 minutes prior to working out. On your non workout days, you should continue taking 2 – 4 capsules with breakfast and 2 – 4 capsules with dinner. This is to allow the ingredients to “build up” in your system, and allow for peak performance before, during, and after your workouts.

Reviews of Force Factor VolcaNO

Reading through reviews and testimonials of Force Factor VolcaNO, it looks like the vast majority of guys are getting great results from it. While most stated that it took a bit of time to kick in (usually around the 5th or 6th workout), there was a general consensus that it was working great to help increase energy substantially and help to push out a few more reps.

The only info I could find on side effects was from a review on GNC, which said that they developed severe diarrhea and an upset stomach. Obviously this person has never used creatine before, because that is one of the worst side effects that you’ll get from it. Other than that, most reviews reported that Force Factor Volcano was easy to swallow, easy on the stomach, and easy to take.

Free Trial / Where To Buy

The only negative reviews I could find had to do with their free trial, so I’ll give you a brief on this so you know what you’re getting into. If you decide to order the free trial of Force Factor VolcaNO, you have 18 days from the date you order to cancel your trial. If you choose not to do so, then the credit card you used to pay for shipping will be charged $69.99. Furthermore, you will be enrolled in a monthly billing program which will ship out a fresh bottle to you every month, as well as charge your credit card $69.99 for each bottle.

Some guys find this a bit scammy, and in my own personal opinion, I can see why. The terms and conditions are hidden in the fine print at the bottom of the page, and to be honest it’s not so easy to read. That being said, however, they do have a pretty generous 30 day refund / return policy, which they do honor. To avoid this completely, I would recommend purchasing it outright on their official website, which does not include a monthly billing cycle.

To avoid this, I always recommend you either keep a keen eye on the date that you ordered and be sure to mark down their cancellation number on your calendar or something. This way, if you’ve used it for a week or so and feel that it’s not right for you, you simply give them a call and tell them you want to send it back.

Alternatively, you can visit your local GNC and find Force Factor Volcano on the shelves for about $10 cheaper ($59.99) than it is on the official VolcaNO website. If you’re a premium GNC member, you can get it even cheaper, for a price of $45. This is comparable in price to what you would find on Amazon, who also sells it.

Our Personal Test Results

We had one of our product testers try out Force Factor VolcaNO, and he said he got numerous benefits from it. One thing he did note was that while there was no MASSIVE boost in energy, he did notice increased recovery times after a sprint, a reduction in soreness from his workouts, and an overall “light” increase in his energy levels.

Check out his video review below:

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  • Solid quality ingredients
  • The addition of creatine is great for strength and muscle recovery
  • Available in stores
  • No harmful stimulants / no jittery feeling
  • Backed by a 30 day money back guarantee


  • Retail prices are a bit expensive
  • Relatively new to the market


If your looking for a stimulant-free pre-workout supplement, then Force Factor VolcaNO might be right for you. The Force Factor line of supplements is very reputable and has been selling a wide range of very effective supplements over the years. Couple this with the fact that it’s one of the only formula’s to contain the recovery boosting properties of creatine, and we think that it can help almost any guy get the body he’s been looking for.

The only downside is the price, which at $69.99 per bottle, can be quite expensive. If you’re that concerned with the price than I recommend you pick up a bottle at either Amazon or your local GNC store to take advantage of any discounts or coupons they may be offering.

Click Here to visit the official Force Factor VolcaNO website.

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User Reviews

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By Jay,  Jun 2, 2016

Took VolcaNo as instructed, passed out after workout,may have had 2-3 seizures, taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment. Do not take that crap!

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By Alex,  Oct 7, 2015

I had been taking VolcaNo for about three months, I had never tried supplements before this. I had been working out and I wasn't able to build at all,and could hardly last 45 minutes of a continuous non stop work out.

When I started using this product I could slow start to feel more energy during my workouts and within a week I was doing a 3 and a half hour workouts every 6 days a week.

Recovery time was incredible.

I had decided to only do body weight exercises so I would do as many of whatever exercise I was doing, like pull ups, then I would go sprinting or a fast jog as if it acted like a break and then I would go work a different muscle or sometimes the same one and repeated that process untill I felt like I needed to leave the gym bc I had been there the longest doing more than anyone else in the room was doing with there little time in there.

I was only taking the smallest dose at that time.

The benefits to my body were almost immediate, I became very defined and really big so fast that it had the workers at the front desk in aw, because the change was the most drastic thing they had ever seen.

It had gotten a little expensive so I quit it for about 5 months and I also got real busy and was hardly working out as much as I was, but when I had started using it again it didn't seem to have anywhere near the same effects that it did before, and I don't understand why

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By Tim Fusi,  Mar 15, 2015

totally awesome. I can go through reps with no breaks at all. not even a 30 second break just go go go.  I only take the pills on the days I work out seems to work for me.

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User Questions and Answers

I have been using C4 as my pre-workout supplement, is VolcaNo a better product to try or can I take both at the same time? -Giovanni

They're two very different kinds of pre workout supplements.  C4 uses lots of stimulants to get you jacked up. Volcano is stimulant free and relies mor eon NO for vasodilation and other components for muscle building. Which is better is based mostly on personal preference. Some guys need the stimulants. Others would rather do without.- Rob

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I'm not a coffee drinker because it makes my heart beat a little faster and it makes me jittery sometimes. Depending on the strength of the coffee that I'm drinking that is. But when I've had a couple of nights with short hours of sleep and it catches up to me, then I'll have a cup and it helps me through the day. Now with that in mind, how would VolcaNO affect me? Would it be like caffeine? -Richard

It doesn't contain any stimulants, so you should be fine.- Rob

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I had bariatric surgery in December, 2014; a corrective surgery on July 1, 2015; all is well now. I cannot take pills. 2 questions; as a Bariatric patient, can I take VolcaNO? Can the pills be crushed? And,does this have testosterone that can stimulate prostate cancer? Thank you. -Michael

I don't know about the bariatric surgery. I recommend you talk to your doctor about that. I'm also not sure about crushing the pills, though it's probably okay.  Finally, no, they don't contain testosterone, they stimulate natural testosterone production, so it won't lead to prostate cancer.- Rob

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Is there any issue concerning an increase in blood pressure when using VolcaNO? -Bill

There are no stimulants in it, so there shouldn't be blood pressure issues. But if you're concerned, you should check with your doctor.- Rob

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Are there age restrictions when it comes to taking this product? -Sammy

Yes, you should be at least 18 years of age.- Rob

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Rob Miller founded over 7 years ago, and has been the chief editor ever since. He has a diploma in Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, and worked at GNC for 3 years. He KNOWS supplements, both inside and out. Rob currently resides in Jupiter, FL, with his wife of 4 years.  Learn more about him in his Bio here. Follow him on Twitter , Facebook, LinkedIn, or find him on Google +.

32 comments on “Force Factor Volcano Review – Better Than The Original?”

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    1. Hey Robert,
      You can stack the two without issue, but let me know what your goals are, and I’ll recommend your best stack option.
    1. Hey Watson,

      There are no ingredients that should flag a drug test, but it’s always a good idea to bring a label to the testing site, in case there are any questions.

  1. I am interested, but the confirm email is not working for me. I have been looking for something better with no success.

    Please help me with confirmation. Thank you

    1. Hey Arthur,

      Hey Arthur, is a review website. We don’t sell products or fulfill orders. Force Factor products are sold through several different online sources, so I’m not sure where you were trying to place your order. Your best bet for making sure you get what you’re looking for is to go through the Force Factor website directly.

    1. Hey Joshua, is a review website. You’ll need to contact Force Factor directly at 1-877-492-7243 for information about your order.

      Their customer service hours are: Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm Eastern Time (US) and Sat: 12pm – 5pm Eastern Time (US).

  2. Why do you guys lie on behalf of these types of companies? I read reviews from many sites and MAJORITY of people said they DONT see any results…

    Are there any supplement sites that do not whore themselves out to companies and actually give unbiased, honest opinions based on collections of actual reviews?

    Or you just cant tell when its a force factor shill reviewing>?

    1. Hey Dick,

      I’m not sure where you’re looking but Force Factor Volcano reviews average 4.5 stars on both Amazon and GNC.

  3. if this was a true free trial product you could go to gnc and get this so called free trial product and pay no shipping. then try to call and cancel some thing you did not order. your f***ed and how come the well known big guys say nothing on this product but c4 comes up all the time. check out cellucor products.
  4. Hi Rob,

    First of all your site is very helpful and an useful guide to all body builders and supplement consumers. Thank youvery much for this.

    I am a vegetarian.

    Due to poor health in the past I have become weak and want to build muscles back again. I am now healthy but am flabby around my waist and my arms have become weak.

    Also I have high diastolic bp (between 85 and 90). Can I take volcaNO and also do you have a food plan for vegetarian body builders?

    Thank you in advance.


    1. Thanks Harry!

      You should be fine since there are no stimulants, but check in with your doctor just in case. Sorry, I don’t have a vegetarian meal plan, but you might be able to adjust the plan from our free “getting ripped” ebook by substituting plant protein sources for the animal ones.

    1. Hey Ron,

      Call their customer service number at 1-866-44-FORCE. Make sure to call within the trial period.

    1. Hey Taylor,

      You want to make sure you get 2 full days of rest for each muscle group between workouts. If you haven’t signed up for my free “getting ripped” ebook yet, you should. It’s got a great workout schedule all laid out for you.

  5. I currently take whey Bolic extreme 60 ripped 30min before my workout. I recently bought muscletech Anarchy for a pre-workout supplement.

    Should I be taken both of these? I would also like to try the VolcaNo.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Taylor Neese.
    1. Hey Taylor,

      Yes, you should take both, but use the Anarchy about 30 minutes before your workout and the Wheybolic Extreme 60 about 30 minutes after for post workout recovery. The Volcano would be a great addition to your stack.

      Take 2-4 capsules with breakfast and 2-4 capsules with lunch or dinner.

  6. I just turned 70 and have some flab underarms middle and chest from losing weight…what do you suggest as far as workout routine (I do play a lot of golf) and pre-workout supplements?

  7. I ordered the free trial unaware of the 18 day cancellation and called the company by the time i had another bottle they said try it for another week and we will refund you they sent me a 120 capsule bottle and 2 60 capsule bottles in the end and refunded me the majority of my money i like the product and the customer service was great i payed 1499 for probably a 100 dollar purchase and didn’t pay any shipping or handling
    1. Hey Bob,
      Check with your doctor and show him the label. Only he / she will know for sure given your medical history.

  8. What supplement would you recommend for improved endurance, strength and speed for marathon training. Have run many marathons in past but never used supplements, retired from the sport for 3 years and have decided to run another one with my new running partners.

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