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Is VELOX a Scam? - TLDR


SUMMARY: It is our opinion that VELOX is a scam. Many of its studies have conflicts of interest, and its most interesting study is incorrectly designed. 

VELOX is just one gram of Citrulline and one gram of Arginine blended together; that's it. Literally just two commodity ingredients blended together. So simple, and we assume cheap, you can make it yourself. The creators claim citrulline and arginine together have a synergistic effect. However, they never actually tested that. They keep comparing VELOX at 2 grams to an underdosed serving of either arginine or citrulline. If these studies were correctly designed, they would compare 2 grams of VELOX, a clinical dose, to a clinical dose of citrulline or arginine at 8 grams each. This study was designed to get a positive outcome for marketing claims, not to answer the question whether VELOX is actually better.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.  VELOX studies have employees of the investor listed as authors (to their credit, they do disclose this conflict). Science without independence is pointless. It's like when the tobacco companies put out human clinical research showing smoking was healthy for you here. The need for independence is so obvious that Dilbert even did a comic about it here. These studies are just an advertisement by the creators in disguise. 

Avoid VELOX or if you really believe it, just buy some Citrulline and Arginine and put them both in your shaker. Comically easy to make. 

Agree with our opinion? Disagree? Either way, be sure to let the FTC know here.
Alternatively, email Christine DeLorme from the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices directly: [email protected]

What is a TLDR review?

A full ingredient review takes weeks to research and weeks to write up as they are 2000–4000 words in length. We love the research part but don't have a full mastery of the English language and loathe the writing. TLDR means "Too long, didn't read". We are going to try doing the same research and just writing a summary. If an ingredient gets enough views, we will expand this to a full write-up. We hope this allows us to give our opinion on more ingredients and prioritize novel new ingredients that just launched.