C4 Extreme is a pre-workout supplement manufactured in the USA by Cellucor. The company produces a number of sports nutrition supplements, has won several awards for their products, and Inc. 5000 named them America’s Fastest Growing Company in 2011. They did so again the following year. C4 Extreme has also won its fair share of awards. Bodybuilding.com named it pre-workout supplement of the year in 2013, and it has also won an award for Best Product Innovation.
- Amplified Energy
- Intense Focus
- Unbelievable Muscle Pumps
- Mouthwatering Flavors
- Award Winning Formula
C4 Extreme is only intended for use on training days and should never be used for more than 8 consecutive weeks. Initially one (5.7g) scoop should be mixed with 4 to 6 oz. of water and consumed 20 to 30 minutes before training. Once personal tolerance to the product has been established the dose can be increased to two scoops if so wished and Cellucor suggests drinking plenty of water.
How it all Stacks up
The blend appears to get much of its power from Creatine Nitrate—an ingredient that is known to fuel intense workouts and aid with the recovery process that follows. The indisputable power of creatine is supported by NO3 so users should expect to feel some powerful pumps. One of the blend’s strengths is the way the nutrients reach the muscle tissues via the blood pathways to deliver the energy required for strong lifts and longer-lasting reps. Beta Alanine and Arginine are a powerful combination that should fuel some good bodybuilding results.
- Beta Alanine: increases energy levels and endurance
- Arginine AKG: Encourages the production of insulin and pumps more blood around the body to deliver the necessary nutrients the muscles need for energy, growth, and repair.
The powerful stimulatory effects of caffeine should provide the extra focus and energy required to push forward and train harder and the addition of bitter orange adds a further edge to energy levels. This appears to be a potent mix of ingredients, but not all inclusion rates are available, so customer feedback may provide a more complete picture of the blend’s true merits.
Cellucor warn the product should not be used by anyone who is taking nitrates as a treatment for chest pain or who is taking medication to treat erectile dysfunction. They further state C4 Extreme is only intended for use by people who are over the age of 18 and in good health, so anyone who has health issues or concerns, or who is taking medication should seek medical advice before commencing supplementation. Cellucor C4 Extreme is unlikely to be suitable for use by pregnant or nursing mothers and should never be combined with alcohol.
Independent feedback is available and although a few customers speak in disparaging terms—one user even goes so far as to label it a “Crap Product”—but the majority of customers report positive results and more typical responses to the product read:
Cellucor C4 Extreme Pros & Cons at a Glance
Pricing & Purchasing Options
Cellucor C4 Extreme is available in a choice of 11 flavor options including Fruit Punch, Watermelon, and Strawberry Margarita. Three pack sizes are available and customers who purchase from the official Cellucor website can expect to pay $7.99 for a 5 serving pack, $39.99 for 30 servings, and $49.99 for 60 servings. C4 Extreme is also available to buy from numerous other online retailers and can be found listed on both Amazon and eBay. Prices can vary a little from one site to the next, but most consumers should have no trouble in finding a C4 Extreme supplier.