Cellucor’s C4 Ultimate Review
“C4” is an acronym used by military and government personnel to refer to “a plastic explosive that can be moulded on to things for a good effect.” The word “explosive” is key here, especially for a company such as Cellucor who decided to name its pre-workout line after a device that blows up. Whenever someone asks for your top three pre-workout recommendations, Cellucor’s C4 is always on that list—or at least, it should be. It seems to have been around almost as long as the supplement industry itself, and should always be in your supplement arsenal. One of the first of its kind on the market, Cellucor’s C4 has grandfathered itself into our hearts, bodies, and shelves, because it always delivers. Cellucor’s first claim to fame was C4, now known as “C4 Original.” It’s the OG of pre-workout supplements and legitimately still one of the most potent. It’s actually been voted “Americans #1 selling pre-workout,” and it definitely lives up to its famous reputation.
Since the original C4, Cellucor has diversified and varied the ingredients and quantities it uses to formulate C4 Ripped, C4 Mass, C4 Zero, C4 Extreme Energy, C4 On-the-Go, and now, the newest generation in Cellucor’s pre-workout family, C4 Ultimate.
What Makes Cellucor’s C4 Ultimate Different?
There are essentially three parts to it: the performance enhancing/ergogenic part, the energy part, and then the focus blend. The energy blend you might be familiar with as it borrows pieces from Cellucor’s focus-heavy pre workout, C4 Neuro; that is to say, it has powerful nootropics. The nootropics are there to enhance the already maxed-out formula, which also contains mood enhancers, pump amplifiers, and endurance boosters to push you to your ultimate limit.
Cellucor’s C4 Ultimate Under the Microscope
Cellucor isn’t trying to hide anything. Everything it puts into C4 Ultimate is right there on the label, in the exact quantities. There’s no hiding behind blends or matrices; what you get is honest, transparent labeling. As part of the Ultimate energy and focus facet, Cellucor has tossed a bold 300 milligrams of caffeine into C4 Ultimate for explosive energy. They’ve combined it with tyrosine, huperzine A, velvet bean seed extract, and a host of other ingredients to work synergistically in order to enhance your mind and body’s performance. As far as enhancing performance and increasing your energy, Cellucor takes care of you there too by adding 6 grams of citrulline malate, 3.2 grams of bet- alanine, 1.5 grams of a super-compound creatine nitrate, and 1.5 grams of their patented Nitrosigine (a stabilized form of arginine). You really have to try it in order to feel how all the ingredients work together to give you an epic combination of pump, focus, energy, and strength.
How and When to Take C4 Ultimate
Take one serving (one scoop) of C4 Ultimate, mixed with 10 to 12 fluid ounces of water 20 to 30 minutes before you smash a workout. During your workout, it’s recommended that you drink plenty of water (or some sort of performance beverage such as Cellucor’s Alpha Amino) to stay hydrated. Don’t be afraid if you experience a tingling sensation in your face or extremities; this does happen to some individuals who are sensitive to beta-alanine. C4 Ultimate comes in Raspberry Lemonade, Blue Raspberry, Cherry Limeade, Orange Mango, Strawberry Watermelon, and Apple Berry flavours, in 40- and 20-serving-size tubs.