Cellucor C4 Ingredient Review

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1-Serve Rating
0/20

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Stimulants
1.9
mood/focus
1.0
Performance
2.4
Pumps
1.7
Bonus Points
1
Stimulants
3.8
mood/focus
2.1
Performance
4.5
Pumps
3.0
Bonus Points
1
3 Serves
We do not recommend taking more than 2 servings, due to the high caffeine content.

C4 Simplified

C4 is an award-winning pre-workout formula by Cellucor.

It aims to improve energy, pumps and performance for better workouts.

Stimulants

  • 1.5 cups of coffee’s worth of caffeine per scoop
  • Theacrine – Similar to Caffeine, but the body doesn’t build as much tolerance

Those who regularly consume caffeine will most likely want to use 2 servings to get a decent energy boost.

The small dose of theacrine gives a slight extra energy boost. Humans don’t develop a tolerance to theacrine, so this boost doesn’t disappear with long-term use.

Mood/Focus

  • Caffeine – Improves alertness and motivation
  • Tyrosine – Improves mood, focus, and cognition (poor dose)
  • Velvet Bean – May improve mood via dopamine increase (poor dose)

Caffeine is dosed appropriately, but the doses of Tyrosine and Velvet Bean will still be insignificant with multiple servings.

Performance

  • Creatine Nitrate – Increases both power output and endurance via increased ATP energy and nitric oxide production (poor dose)
  • Beta Alanine – Improves endurance by delaying fatigue (poor dose)
  • Caffeine – Can improve power output and endurance (poor dose)
  • Arginine AKG – Improves endurance via nitric oxide production (poor dose)

This is the category where C4 does best, but doses of ingredients in a single serving are still suboptimal.

2 servings would provide effective doses of most of the ingredients above, and should yield noticeable effects.

Pumps

  • Creatine Nitrate – Improves pumps via nitric oxide production (nitrates). Creatine itself may also increase cell volume (good dose)
  • Arginine AKG – Increases pumps via nitric oxide production (poor dose)

The nitrate dose is enough to be effective with a single scoop, but would be optimal with 2 serves.

The arginine dose is super low, and would have very minor effects on nitric oxide production even with an extra scoop.

Extras

  • Vitamins and minerals

We’re giving C4 1 bonus point for decent doses of B vitamins, as well as a substantial dose of vitamin C, which has been shown to prevent tolerance to nitrates.

This makes sure that you continue getting enhanced pumps from creatine nitrate with long-term use.

Conclusion

Cellucor C4 is a simple formula which most likely needs a 2-scoop dose to see the effects – this would result in only 15 true servings per tub.

Its mood/focus ingredients are dosed too low to have an impact, even with multiple servings.

Extra vitamins and calcium are included.

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