About TVolve Muscle
Claimed to be used by former WWE superstar Gabe Tuft, TVolve Muscle is a nutritional supplement that promises to naturally increase your testosterone levels. Unlike much of the competition, though, the company claims it also helps the tissue throughout your body respond to this increase.
As a result, we’re told TVolve Muscle can help enhance muscle pumps, increase nitric oxide production, and boost blood flow to muscle cells during workouts. In fact, we’re told its 100% natural, safe formula can even boost your libido and sexual performance!
To accomplish this, the company tells us you’ll need to take three capsules of TVolve Muscle per day on an empty stomach. During this time, we’re also told you won’t have to worry about stimulants, potentially hazardous fillers, or side effects.
If you’re feeling the effects of low testosterone, you want something that changes the situation—at whatever the cost. But can you realistically expect TVolve Muscle to boost your testosterone levels and “literally wind back the clock,” or is this a bunch of hype with very little substance to support it?
Let’s help you make a more informed decision by starting with the basics.
Muscle Pumps, Nitric Oxide, & Testosterone, Oh My!
You might think of testosterone as the root, or foundation, of manliness. Why? Because this hormone is responsible for many ‘manly’ characteristics, such as penis and testes size, muscles size and strength, body hair development, deep voice, mood and libido, and more.
As a boy approaches puberty, the body begins producing more and more testosterone, which eventually peaks around the age of 17 or 18. Then, testosterone levels even out—but once a man reaches the age of 30, his testosterone levels begin dropping about 1 percent per year.
Eventually, his testosterone levels may drop far enough that he begins experiencing side effects like reduced sex drive, difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, and more.
Another common side effect of low testosterone is decreased muscle mass and strength, as circulation can be reduced, leading to decreased blood flow to muscles. This is especially important when working out, as damaged muscle tissue requires plenty of oxygen and nutrients in order to repair themselves while increasing in size and strength.
To help combat this, many of these testosterone booster supplements (more about this soon) feature ingredients that promise to increase nitric oxide (NO) levels, a gas that might widen blood vessels and help improve muscle oxygenation. But will any of TVolve Muscle’s ingredients accomplish increase NO or testosterone levels?
Will TVolve Muscle’s Ingredients Increase Testosterone?
TVolve Muscle’s manufacturer didn’t provide a label for us to review on their site, although they did list the following ingredients:
- Horny Goat Weed
- Velvet Bean Extract
- Gokhru (another term for tribulus terrestris) Fruit Extract
- Maca Root
- Damiana Leaf
- Muira Puama
- Siberian Ginseng
- Tongkat Ali
- Panax Ginseng Root
- Ashwagndha Root
Based on their summary of the available clinical evidence, WebMD lists Panax (Asian) ginseng as “possibly effective” for improving sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, along with addressing some aspects of sexual arousal and premature ejaculation. However, they indicate that Siberian ginseng doesn’t deliver these same benefits.
Outside of this, WebMD indicates that there isn’t sufficient clinical evidence supporting the company’s claims for any of TVolve Muscle’s other ingredients.
The TVolve Muscle website notes that clinical studies on the supplement have shown an 86.7% increase in libido, a 79% increase in energy levels, and doubled the amount of sex the participants had. However, they don’t provide any clinical evidence backing these numbers up.
Will TVolve Muscle’s Ingredients Cause Any Side Effects?
Outside of mild digestive upset (including vomiting in some instances), WebMD doesn’t list any common side effects for these ingredients. However, for damiana, they note:
“Damiana is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods. Damiana is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts, but there have been serious side effects. Convulsions and other symptoms similar to rabies or strychnine poisoning have been reported after taking 200 grams of damiana extract.”
How Much Does TVolve Muscle Cost?
The only way to purchase a bottle (60 capsules) of TVolve Muscle is through the company’s 14-day trial.
Here, you’ll initially only pay $4.95 S&H, but after 14 days have passed (when checking out, we were told it would take 5 days just to receive our order), you’ll then be charged the full price of $94.95. You’ll also continue receiving a new bottle and charged $94.95 plus $4.95 S&H once per month through the company’s autoship program.
Important note: If you’re supposed to take three capsules of TVolve Muscle daily, keep in mind that each bottle only contains 60 capsules. This means, if used as directed, one bottle will only last you 20 days.
Outside of the trial, all TVolve Muscle supplements come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. In order to request one, or to cancel your trial or autoship enrollment, customer service can be reached at (888) 866-0530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are There Any Online Reviews for TVolve Muscle?
While there weren’t any online customer reviews for TVolve Muscle at the time of our research, the good news is that we’ve investigated dozens of other testosterone booster and muscle growth supplements over the years. This includes popular options like Lifeforce T-2000, Evermax, Alpha Limit, and others, which you’ll often find contain many of the same ingredients found in TVolve Muscle.
Pro tip: In fact, based on one image found on the TVolve Muscle website, it appears to feature most of the same ingredients as Male Excel Booster, a supplement that claims to focus on boosting libido and sexual performance.
What are customers saying about these classes of products? Here on HighYa, the majority seem to come with 2-star or lower average customer ratings, which are often split down the middle: about half complain about no results and high prices, while the other half generally complain about business practices (e.g. difficulty cancelling free trials and autoship programs, rude customer service, etc.). In a lot of instances, customers complain about all of the above.
Having said all of this, we’ll be the first to point out that you might not necessarily experience the same with TVolve Muscle. But given the frequency of these customer complaints among these types of supplements, it might be worth considering.
Now, you might be surprised by the fact that TVolve Muscle doesn’t come with any online customer feedback since you probably thought it had been featured on Fox News. But was it, really? Keep reading to find out.
Does Brad Pitt Use TVolve Muscle? Has It Been Reported by Fox News?
Taking a look at one of the landing pages (shown below) for TVolve Muscle, it’s easy to see why you might’ve thought that Brad Pitt used the supplement to “cure his ED permanently,” which was purportedly featured in a Fox News article.
The problem? There are two main ones:
First, after performing a reverse image search for the picture of Brad and Angelina doing a joint interview on the “TVolve website,” we learned that this was taken during a 2015 Today Show appearance. And after watching the 8-minute video, nothing was mentioned about ED—or about TVolve Muscle—in the interview.
Second, the URL for this “article” is “http://dailyerectiledysfunctiontips.com/foxnews/” which certainly isn’t what you’d find when browsing content on Fox News’ website (www.foxnews.com). Additionally, all of the navigation links and social media buttons at the top of the page are dead (they don’t go anywhere)—and any links that do work only redirect you to the main TVolve Muscle website.
For more about tactics like these, be sure to read 6 Ways to Spot a Scam Website In Less Than 30 Seconds. Note: We’re not necessarily saying TVolve Muscle is a scam here—only that this common tactic used by nutritional supplements manufacturers might not be the best way to gain your trust.
What about Gabe Tuft? Can you trust his endorsement?
Who Is Gabe Tuft? Does He Use TVolve Muscle?
Gabe Tuft is a former WWE wrestler (2008-2012) who went by the stage name Tyler Reks. After years in the spotlight, Gabe now operates his Xclusiv Fitness training center in Santa Rosa, CA, as well as his internet marketing company Local Marketing 2.0. He’s also fairly well known for his Body Spartan Genesis workout program, where TVolve Muscle is also sold.
According to the TVolve website, Gabe uses the supplement himself. Although as we discussed in Why Celebrity Endorsements Can Hurt You, it’s fairly rare for celebrities to regularly use many of the products they promote.
Will TVolve Muscle Turn You Into a Testosterone-Fueled Beast?
We’re not able to provide you with any personal feedback about TVolve Muscle since we haven’t used the supplement, but we can tell you this: According to WebMD, there is insufficient clinical evidence showing that most of the supplement’s ingredients will deliver on the manufacturer’s promises. And we can tell you that—at nearly $100—you’ll be paying a lot for the privilege.
On top of this, supplements in this genre tend to come with bottom-of-the-barrel customer reviews, and at least one of the manufacturer’s landing pages wants you to believe TVolve was covered by FOX News and that Brad Pitt used it to cure his erectile dysfunction—despite the evidence otherwise.
In the end, we’re not here to tell you where to spend your hard-earned money. But if you’re looking to maximize your dollar like any other consumer (including the consumers here at HighYa!), the facts we’ve covered here indicate you might get more value by making an appointment with your doctor to discuss low testosterone.
In the meantime, be sure to read Do Testosterone Boosters Really Work? Also, if you’ve tried TVolve Muscle, don’t be shy! Instead, give us the inside scoop by leaving your review below!