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What Is NO2 Blast?
NO2 Blast is a bodybuilding supplement formula professing to help users achieve increased strength, improved endurance, building of lean muscle and reinvention of their body. These are big claims and are, as you have likely seen, similar to the claims of the myriad of other, similar muscle gain formulas. NO2 Blast is a pre-workout supplement in capsule form. Claiming to have been the first true testosterone booster in this form, the product's ingredients are said to be proven to extend pumps, aid in muscle recovery, improve strength, increase endurance and support levels of natural testosterone.
Increased testosterone in the body has actually been attributed to a ratio of decreased body fat as compared to muscle. So, this product's claims are possible as long as the user's testosterone levels are successfully boosted. When testosterone is boosted, better muscle definition and separation result with greater ease through present workout levels. Then, of course, if the user is able to increase their workout level because they feel stronger and more powerful, it can be expected that even greater muscle enhancement may result.
To benefit from the effects of NO2 Blast, the bodybuilder takes two capsules each day. Before going to the gym, the user must hydrate well to ensure good physical balance for the workout. After starting the product, there should be visible improvement to the workout through increased energy and heightened endurance. Along with these visible changes, the product should be increasing metabolism, reducing muscle recovery time by half, increasing protein synthesis and, as a result of all of these, improving the fat to muscle ratio.
One of the bigger claims of the manufacturer is that when using NO2 Blast the user gets a proprietary blend of three amino acids proven effective in boosting nitric oxide in the body. The good news is that one of those three, L-Arginine Monohydrochloride, has been scientifically proven effective in substantially boosting nitric oxide levels in the body. Other forms of L-Arginine, the other two amino acids in this blend, are not as effective and have in fact been proven parallel to placebo. This means that the other two amino acids really will not do much for nitric oxide production or, as a result, for the body itself.
A bit more problematic is that the L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate in the formula has actually been shown to compromise energy and muscle endurance. For a bodybuilder or any type of athlete, that is terrible. Nobody needs to be slowed down or made to feel sluggish during a workout. So, people who say they feel more tired and less physically strong when taking the product may actually have some scientific substance behind that statement.
Some people will be affected by the L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate in this manner. Others will not notice sluggishness. The difference in how people are affected by it comes down to the formulation and how individual bodies respond.
The person or entity selling NO2 Blast is not the manufacturer. This is a white-label product. By “white label,” it is meant that this is a product sold to individuals around the world, who then label it according to their own brand name, design and marketing direction. The product is the same for all of the brands using the white label concoction, but each is sold as different, individual brands.
What this means for you, the consumer, is that you can buy this product as it was developed by an actual team in a lab. However, if this product does not work for you and you decide to try a competing product, you may actually still be buying the same product under a different label name. In other words, if you lose money because it does not work for you, you then turn around and possibly lose money by trying another brand with the same claims, inadvertently ending up with the same product.
This product is promoted by an individual or group using an address in Tustin, California. That address is also used by the products of Advance Testosterone Boost and Meta Boost, each of which share almost identical website details. This likely means that the individual buys product under his own custom label and sells across multiple websites, possibly using the same product for each brand. To drive this point home, reviewing the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies across these websites, several of the documents have other brand names in them and indicate the individual did not care enough to present properly branded legal protection.
What does this mean for you, as the consumer? It means that it is up to you whether you trust the product and its claims. It is up to you whether you try the other brands linked back to this one address. But, it is also up to you to understand that the buyer should always beware when dealing with an unidentified entity or individual.
All of this said, the ingredients in the product stand alone. If they are actually in the product and claims are legitimate, then the product's ability to work in your body may not be affected by the shadowy existence of the brand's owner. The rest of this review will remove the shadow of doubt from the ingredients, as your body will react to ingredients, not who fed them to you.
All fulfillment for the brand appears to be out of Savannah, Georgia. This address of 10701 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419 appears to be a widely-used fulfillment center in the bodybuilding and natural supplements sector. Your product will come from Savannah and any returns will go to Savannah, where customer service calls are also answered. In essence, the websites you see and the brand names are just a “middleman.”
How NO2 Blast Works?
When taken according to instructions, this bodybuilding supplement's effects should be in line with those expected of the ingredients. The user takes two capsules each day. Workout results are then supposed to be more visible, with faster recovery between workouts.
To accomplish this, the product uses a blend of Deer Antler Extract, Dicalcium Phosphate and amino acids to provide purported results. Those expected results are increased metabolism, a cut physique, 50% quicker muscle recovery between workouts, increased endurance, improved energy and increased protein synthesis. Of course, seeing those results requires sticking to your workout regimen, healthy eating and supplement dosing.
Ingredients of NO2 Blast
Ingredients in NO2 Blast are fairly standard to bodybuilding capsule supplements on the market today. The formula is based upon Deer Antler Velvet, Dicalcium Phosphate and three amino acids. Together, those components boost nitric oxide production, boost energy, increase metabolism, speed up muscle recovery, boost endurance and provide other benefits resulting in a more cut, muscular physique as desired by bodybuilders. Deer Antler Velvet has been used in China for over 2000 years and is known to support increased testosterone production in the male body. Through increased testosterone, multiple effects result in the body. Most of these effects are very attractive to bodybuilders.
In taking Deer Antler Velvet, the user experiences a boost in self-confidence in the gym and other situations. There is a certain feeling of strength and empowerment derived from increased testosterone. This is helpful when working out and needing that little extra push to get you from fatigue to the finish. Other results from Deer Antler Velvet include increasing muscle mass, improved strength and a reduction in muscle recovery time between workouts. Deer Antler Velvet also contains glucosamine, chondroitin, and collagen. Glucosamine builds cartilage tissues. Chondroitin and collagen support joint health and also keep cartilage healthy.
Deer Antler Velvet also contains hormones of both males and females. It stimulates production of HGH, human growth hormone. This hormone regulates metabolism and plays other roles in how youthfully the body performs. Dicalcium Phosphate is listed as one of the power ingredients. Here is the problem with that: Dicalcium Phosphate is an additive used as a tableting agent, meaning to help powder substances in medications form and maintain a tablet binding. It is found in poultry feed, dog treats and other foods for humans and animals.
The claims the owner of NO2 Blast makes about Dicalcium Phosphate being responsible for treating injury, combatting stress and promoting growth are preposterous and completely false. This is a case of the web page designer-owner not researching his own product. Other benefits list Dicalcium Phosphate as helping to treat injury, combat stress and promote growth, all of which are false. These mistakes or false statements, whichever they may be, apply to the Calcium Phosphate. That component more or less just works to help hold the capsule contents in an ingestible state for release within the body. You should disregard that ingredient altogether, when getting excited about any potential for your bodybuilding physique while using this product.
The promoter of this product also professes that it contains a proprietary blend of three amino acids. These three amino acids are said to be proven effective in boosting nitric oxide in the body. Indeed, one of those three, L-Arginine Monohydrochloride, has been scientifically proven effective in substantially boosting nitric oxide levels. The other two forms of L-Arginine in this blend are not as effective and have been indicated by studies to show no real results, or similar results as placebo. This means that the other two amino acids do not affect the quality of the product in a real, measurable way.
What is not good about this “proprietary blend” is that the L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate in the formula has been indicated to actually weaken energy and muscle endurance. For a bodybuilder, that is a very unwanted effect. Reviews of anyone who claims to feel more tired and less physically strong when taking the product actually have some scientific merit behind those claims. It seems that some people are affected by this, some are not.
Advantages of taking NO2 Blast are in its Deer Antler Velvet and L-Arginine Monohydrochloride ingredients, which are responsible for the majority of physical improvement seen as a result of taking the supplement. Other advantages include ease of use, in that it is a simple two capsule dose daily. Aside from the L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate which may cause a feeling of weakness or sluggishness in the gym, there are no other negative ingredients known to be within the product. Deer Antler Velvet and L-Arginine Monohydrochloride are used by many bodybuilders to gain benefits of increased energy, improved strength, reduced muscle recovery time, enhanced endurance and other benefits.
There are no certificates, promotion codes, coupons or discounts offered widely throughout the Internet for NO2 Blast. The brand's website does not provide a space for insertion of a promotion code or certificate number. It appears that face value and the free trial period are the only offers surrounding this product.
There are no celebrity or professional athlete testimonials for this brand or product.
I used NO2 Blast for six weeks so far and it is giving me more energy. I workout better and I think I am seeing physical changes and increased muscle mass. – Tom Bearden
I didn't gain the results they say you will. I felt sluggish and weaker at the end of my workouts. I was told that this is from one of the amino acids that make some people feel this way. That is kind of the opposite of what I am looking for, huh? – Jason Peters
There is no money-back guarantee offered for purchasers using the free trial period option for purchasing of product. In lieu of money back, first time orders under this trial are offered a “negative option.” This means that they must call the customer service agent of the brand to cancel their account. If this is done within the first 14 days following ordering, their credit card will not be charged the $79.95 product fee and all future shipments will be canceled.
For fully paid-for product which is received in a dissatisfactory or damaged state, that product can be returned to the brand's fulfillment center in Savannah, Georgia for a refund. However, the individual returning the product must first contact customer service for a Return Merchandise Authorization. That number must be clearly written on the outside of the returned package in order to gain credit.
Additionally, no opened product can be returned. If the RMA number is not clearly written on the outside of the package, it will be refused. It is also advisable that the person returning their product uses a tracking number on the package to ensure it is received and accounted for by the fulfillment center.
Shipping appears to be by Priority Mail, as costs are consistent with that shipping method. At $5.95 per bottle of 60 capsules, each month's supply will be shipped automatically. That is, unless purchased one bottle at a time in lieu of through the free trial period and auto-shipment.
All shipping is through a fulfillment center in Savannah, Georgia. That center handles many brands and is not responsible for the quality or other facts of the product's performance. They are a contracted center handling shipping and customer service calls. That fulfillment center's contact information is:
- Customer Care: 888-779-7415
- Returns: 10701 Abercorn Street, Unit 61553, Savannah, GA 31420
Customer support is fully handled by contracted fulfillment center personnel, with that fulfillment center being based in Savannah, Georgia. However, those personnel are not necessarily located in Savannah and know very little about the product. They are capable of taking orders, changing orders, granting return authorizations and fulfilling other basic customer service duties.
These customer service people may or may not have knowledge of product information and ingredients. When you reach out to them, bear in mind that they do not have direct contact with the brand owner or manufacturer. In recent ads for the Savannah fulfillment center, customer service personnel were being recruited to answer customer service calls at home for all of their fulfillment clients.
For direct communication, customer service may be reached at:
- Customer Care: 888-779-7415
- Returns: 10701 Abercorn Street, Unit 61553, Savannah, GA 31420
NO2 Blast Pricing & Free Trial
NO2 Blast does offer a free trial period for its product. This trial period is the same as others offered by similar bodybuilding supplement brands. That is, you provide your credit card information when signing up for the product. However, your credit is not charged until day fourteen after you placed your order. At that time, you are fully responsible for that month's product, shipping and the subsequent auto-shipments made to you, until you cancel your program participation.
New product will be shipped to you at a cost of $79.95 per month, plus $5.95 for Priority Mail shipping per monthly product. If you decide you wish to cancel during your free trial period, you must do so before the 14 days are over. Upon canceling, you will be granted a Return Merchandise Authorization number for return of unused product. Shipping of that return is your responsibility.
If you do not return the product immediately, you will be charged the full bottle's price of $79.95. If it is returned on time, you will not be liable for this amount. However, initial shipping will not be refunded. Any product purchased one bottle at a time, not as part of this free trial program, is $79.95 plus $5.95 shipping.
- The product is available in an easy to follow regimen of two capsules daily.
- A free trial period is available.
- Some key ingredients are proven effective for workout enhancement and improvement of the physique.
- Some people prefer straight sale offers rather than free trials.
- One of the amino acids has been shown to cause decreased energy and weakness during exertion, such as during workouts, but only in very rare cases.
Summary: The brand owner of NO2 Blast promotes the bodybuilding supplement as one to provide increased muscle, greater physique definition, increased energy, improved endurance and shortened recovery time between workouts. The product is said to deliver this through several key ingredients listed on the bottle and website. However, one of the key ingredients is only a tableting substance used in pharmaceutical production and food processing, while another actually decreases energy and endurance in many individuals. Other ingredients are helpful to bodybuilders when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular bodybuilding workout regimen.