In today’s fast-paced world, there are many things Bay Area college students keep up with, one of the main ones being personal health. Especially for those in college or at a university, heavy class loads and time spent studying for midterms and exams make working out and staying in shape a very challenging thing to do. Many students simply cannot find the time needed to spend in the gym or outdoors working in order to stay fit and healthy. However, a recent development in sports supplements could prove helpful in making the most of students’ workouts and gym sessions. Force Factor, a new sports supplement introduced in 2010 as The Supplement of Champions is a popular new alternative to other supplements such as muscle milk or whey protein mixes.
Formulated by two teammates on the Harvard Crew team from 2004 to 2006 because of frustration with other ineffective products, Force Factor was created in the hopes of obtaining “a healthy product that would increase both their endurance for long workouts and their strength for sprints.” Force Factor’s primary ingredient, L-Arginine, helps stimulate Nitric Oxide levels in the body. Nitric Oxide boosters, when combined with strength training, can increase strength, endurance, and power.
As you can imagine, an advertised boost in performance and results would get any college and professional athlete excited about it. Although it is impossible to say that results do not vary from case to case, professional athletes such as Vernon Davis, quarterback and captain for San Francisco, Derrick Rose, Rookie of the Year 2009, and champion UFC fighter BJ Penn are living testaments to the effectiveness of Force Factor – Rose: “Force Factor is the best muscle builder on the market,” and Davis: “Force Factor gives me results. I believe in results.”
Force Factor has been advertised by many different media sources. Websites such as MAXIM, Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Health and TV channels such as FOX News and CNN have advertised Force Factor to many of its readers and viewers. As if that were not enough, Force Factor is the Number One #1 selling strength enhancer on GNC (General Nutrition Centers) founded in 1935, is one of the largest health and nutrition product retailers in the nation.
What makes Force Factor so different than other alternative sports supplements? A comparison of the ingredients that go into Force Factor and other sports supplements provides a general idea of the main differences between the two. To begin with, Force Factor, unlike many other supplements, contains no caffeine (which mean no jitters), or sodium. In addition, Force Factor contains Nitric Oxide Boosting Arginines – which when combined with strength training, has the ability to increase strength, endurance and power – and NAD Nutrient Delivery.
So whether you are a recreational exercise type of college student or a competitive athlete, living in the Bay Area will have inevitably caused you to hear about the supplement craze. Some people question the place nutritional supplements have in college athletics, but as it currently stands, they do not pose an unfair advantage with adverse biological results. As long as there is no health risk and an anabolic effect, force factor free trials and sports supplements in general will always be accepted in collegiate athletics and in the college scene in general.