NoxiVol is a pre-workout supplement manufactured in Texas, USA, by CTD Labs and marketed as part of their CTD Sports range of products. CTD Labs claims use of the formulation can provide enhanced strength, vascularity and muscle fullness, while also reducing lactic acid build-up. Better pumps are also promised, with all this being achieved thanks to muscle vasodilation.
Supplements designed to offer muscle vasodilation contain ingredients chosen for their ability to open up (dilate) the blood vessels. This widening process improves the blood supply, allowing an increased amount of oxygen to reach the muscles. It also ensures muscle tissues receive extra nutrients. All the aforementioned benefits mean the muscles can be worked harder and will recover faster, resulting in better gains and the pumped-up sensation that most bodybuilders crave.
Each (4 tablet) serving provides 6,380mg of two proprietary blends:
- Noxivol (6,250mg): Alpha Ketoglutarate, Beta Alanine, L-Ornithine HCL, Cissus Quadrangularis, L-Histidine, L-Novaline.
- Nitric Support Matrix (130mg): Alpha-GPC, Rutaecarpine, Vanadyl Sulfate, Piperine.
The use of proprietary blends, makes it difficult to predict product potency, but NoxiVol tablets contain some good ingredients.
- Alpha Ketoglutarate: Creatine that has been attached to a molecule of alpha-ketogutarate. Creatine can produce dramatic bodybuilding gains, but the Alpha Ketoglutarate form takes something good and makes it better.
- Beta Alanine: A non-essential amino acid with a good reputation for enabling enhanced performance levels.
- L-Ornithine HCL: Provides the amino acid l-ornithine. Some studies suggest it can boost energy levels and provide improved muscle growth.
- Cissus Quadrangularis: An extract taken from a plant that belongs to the grape family. It is believed to assist weight loss and many bodybuilder claim it is effective for easing joint and tendon pain.
- L-Histidine: An important amino acid that boosts the immune system and assists tissue replenishment and repair. The body can manufacture l-histidine, but only in limited amounts so most of it has to be acquired via the diet or from supplements.
- L-Norvaline: A popular nitric oxide booster with proven abilities. It has a reputation for encouraging the growth of lean muscle tissue and providing improved pumps.
- Alpha-GPC: A choline compound that is naturally-occurring in the brain and when supplemented can improve cognitive function and even improve physical performance where focus and drive are necessary.
- Rutaecarpine: An herb that is useful for purging the body of caffeine. It is also believed to be a vasodilator, but it is known to interfere with blood clotting abilities and some medical experts believe the use of rutaecarpine may be damaging to the liver.
- Vanadyl Sulfate: Believed to regulate blood sugar levels, boost athletic performance, and force extra protein into muscle tissue. Many bodybuilders swear by it, but the scientific community cannot agree on whether supplementation with vanadyl sulphate offers any real benefits.
- Piperine: A black pepper alkaloid that boosts the metabolism and aids the absorption of other ingredients.
Four tablets should be taken twice each day. One of the servings should be taken 30 to 60 minutes prior to working out and CTD Labs stress the importance of allowing a 6 to 8 hour separation between doses. Results will be improved if supplementation is continued for 30 to 90 days
Pregnant or nursing mothers are advised against taking any form of supplement unless its use has been prior approved by their doctor. Anyone who is taking medication or has health issues or concerns should also seek medical approval prior to using NoxiVol.
Pricing & Purchasing Options
A bottle of 180 NoxiVol tablets cost $74.99 from the CTD Sports website. A few online retailers, including Amazon, A1 Supplements and eVitamins.com, also stock NoxiVol tablets and in most cases the price per bottle will be more similar to that of Amazon than the price listed on the manufacturer’s website.
CTD Sports product purchases are not protected by a money back guarantee.
Customer feedback is mixed, but many of the negative comments are about the tablet quality rather than the formulation’s ability to live up to the manufacturer’s claims. Some customers complain they received discolored tablets that smelled unpleasant, others claim to have purchased tablets that were stuck together or broken apart.
Some customer comments:
“Impossible to take these safely! All the pills had stuck together and when I tried to separate them I ended up with a bottle full of powder.”
“Nasty putrid odour. Refuse to put anything that smells like that in my mouth.”
“Not the easiest tablets to swallow, but they seem to do the business. I can definitely feel the vasodilation and joint pain is no longer such a big problem. Gives a pretty good pump too and I’m sliding a little extra poundage onto the bars these days so I must be getting stronger.”
“Better pumps and less after training soreness. The strength gains aren’t fantastic, but they are there and a gain is a gain, so everything is good. “
NoxiVol Pros and Cons
|The Pros||The Cons|
|Contains good ingredients||Some customers report quality problems|
|Effective blend||Use of proprietary blends|
Conclusion and Recommendations
NoxiVol appears to be quite a good choice for those looking to get into pill-based vasodilators. It still doesn’t knock Nitrocut off the top of the podium as far as we are concerned.
Nitrocut has an extremely powerful blend and costs a lot less than most products on the shelves of supplement stores, including NoxiVol. You can read our review of Nitrocut; just follow the link below.