Pre-Workout Reviews- C4 Original Blend


C4 has been in the market now since 2011 and has been one of the more popular products that the company cellucor offers. It’s sold over 2 Billion servings and has been proven to be very popular in the fitness community but does the dietary supplement have the perfect blend of ingredients to take your workouts to the next level?

Looking at the ingredients and exploring how they effect our bodies will give us a clear answer to that question. So lets dive in and review shall we.

C4 Original Blend Ingredients

  • 1 g of Carbohydrates 0 g of sugar
    • Doesn’t apply much in helping your workout.
  • 250 mg of Vitamin C
    • Vitamin C is claimed to have many health benefits from helping prevent diseases, decrease the effects of aging, and to help heal the body. It is essential for rebuilding damaged tissue such as muscle, which is what we want to focus on. It will help produce more red blood cells and reduce muscle soreness.
  • 30 mg of Niacin
    • Most people aren’t deficient when it comes to Niacin, also known as vitamin B3. However it does have several benefits used as a supplement. Niacin helps reduce clotting effects to increase blood flow in those with with higher colesterol, and it aids in the production of adrenal hormones and helps remove toxins from the liver. It also plays a key role converting food into energy.
  • 500 mcg of Vitamin B6
    • Again, its highly unlikely you’ll be deficient in this category or any of the B-Vitamins but the possible benefits from adding a smaller amount by supplementation would be increased blood flow which will aid your recovery. While there are several other functions for vitamin B6, I will only list what may apply to your fitness goals.
  • 250 mcg of Folic Acid
    • Helps the Body produce and maintain news cells and is essential for red blood cell production.
  • 35 mcg of Vitamin B12
    • This will aid you in red blood cell production and may give you an energy boost. It has many different effects and does prevent anemia. Of course the likelihood of you being deficient in this vitamin would be low.
  • 1.6 g of CarnoSyn Beta Alanine
    • Beta Alanine is used for its ability to increase performance in athletics. It has properties that will aid in repairing the muscle and decrease the amount of fatigue felt during workouts. The effects of beta alanine will be felt by a tingling sensation on the skin.
  • 1 g Creatine Nitrate
    • Creatine supplementation has been used for awhile now for its ability to aid the muscle in creating more ATP by replenishing your phosocreatine stores. Phosocreatine stores are what help the function of creating more ATP within the muscle itself which will be used for converting to energy.
  • 1 g of Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate
    • The claim made about this ingredient is that is improves blood flow by increasing Nitric Oxide production. This will result in vasodialation. The idea is that with increased levels of blood pumping to your muscles during strength training, it will decrease the effects of fatigue and the build up of lactic acid. However there is not a lot of supporting scientific evidence for this claim but is still widely used within various pre-workout supplements.
  • The “explosive energy blend” 425 mg
    • N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosin (amount not listed)
      • The claim made is that this amino acid helps your levels of concentration. It’s used for its abilities to aid attention and concentration.
    • 150 mg Caffeine Anhydrous
      • Caffeine is used as a stimulant. It does increase the heart rate and will give you a temporary boost in energy. The amount here is comparitively low considering this amount is roughly equivalent to 1 1/2 cups of coffee.
    • Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens) seed extract (amount not listed)
      • Used for its nuerotropic properties. But it also increases testosterone levels.
    • Theacrine (amount not listed)
      • Has very similar effects of caffeine. Its goal here is to give you a short energy boost and increase your heart rate.

Flavors and Sizes

Cellucor-C4-Pre-Workout-ReviewThe Flavors above are what cellucor offers for the original blend. The sizes come in 30 servings which run roughly $29.99 to 60 servings which typically go for $49.99. The recommended dosage before your workout is 1 scoop serving so if you are working out at least 5 to 6 times per week then the 30 serving size should last you a little over a month.

As for taste I believe that is a personal preference. I have tried every flavor and I’ve enjoyed all except for the fruit punch. Although I’ve known others to absolutely love the fruit punch flavor.

I’m not going to try to sway you one way or the other but if you are looking for a recommendation then my stamp of approval is on the pink lemonade.

Conclusion and Ranking

Ranked – 4.5/5

Having personally taken this product I do feel confident in telling you it is one of the top sellers for a reason. You will notice a more effective workout after taking this product, and increased focus on all aspects of your exercises. Whereas I do believe it may be under-dosed on a few ingredients, the ones that you’ll need the most are appropriately measured out in the serving size.

Taking this product along with a good diet and workout routine will help you see those results you’ve working so hard to achieve!

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8 thoughts on “Pre-Workout Reviews- C4 Original Blend”

  1. Hello, thank you for this very informative review of C4. Recently, my son and I are looking for some cellucor as a dietary supplement because we always do exercise and find we will be tired the next day. But, we don’t know anything about that. We have to learn it from zero. You know, the related product always sees at Amazon or eBay that is so confusing and looks untrustable.

    Luckily I landed on your site. I can see you spend a lot of time to review C$. It impresses me a lot. What you write is in-depth. It saves me a lot of time. You introduce each of the ingredients very detail so I don’t need to research it online to find the function of them.

    After reading your post, I think I don’t need to spend more time on other supplements. We will try C4. I hope it will improve our life. Thank you so much. I believe your post has already helped many people to save their money. Please keep sharing with us.

    1. I’m very glad to hear that you found the review helpful! I hope you enjoy the product as much as I have! Keep posted for other questions you might have and I hope other articles posted will help you move forward with your fitness goals!

  2. Hey Justin,

    I’ve used Cellucor C4 a few times over the past couple of years. I’ve always been pretty impressed and thought that it is a pretty good supplement.

    Good to see that it has B12 & Mucuna pruriens, as they’re pretty decent ingredients and help boost testosterone production as well!

    1. It’s always been one that I’ve gone back to over the years myself. I’ve always noticed a difference and thats why I made a list of the ingredients to hopefully help others who are curious in a pre-workout that will aid them!

  3. Thanks for this informative post. I like how you went over the various vitamins and other things regarding the product. Very educational. This looks like something I may be interested in.

    Thanks for sharing.

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