C4 Original

C4 Original

An Advanced Pre-Workout Formulated for Anyone Seeking Increased Energy and Focus*
Formulated to be a Great Tasting Powder to Provide an Explosive Surge of Motivation*
8.5 out of 10 (4,856 Reviews)
3 Sizes
30 Servings
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8 Flavors
Cherry Limeade
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Flavor Rating: 9.0
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Product Overview

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Explosive energy, heightened focus and an overwhelming urge to tackle any challenge...that’s the C4 experience.* Millions of people—ranging from beginners all the way up to the elite competitors, have relied on C4 to help them turn their ambitions into achievements.

As America’s #1 selling pre-workout, C4 Original lives up to its solid reputation with a classic formula for advanced energy, endurance, focus and pumps!* But with a new bottle design and more delicious flavor options for you to choose from, you’ll feel like it’s your very first time experiencing the C4 you know and love.

Whether you’re just starting a fitness journey or you’re striving to reach that next level, C4 Original will help you unlock your full potential.











**Includes all C4 products over product line lifetime.

  C4 Sport C4 Original C4 Ripped C4 Extreme Energy
Caffeine 135mg; 150mg 150mg 300mg
Creatine 2.5g Monohydrate 1g Nitrate - 1g Nitrate
CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine 1.6g 1.6g 1.6g 3.2g
TeaCrine - -
Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate
Capsimax - - -

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
4,856 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
1,573 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
9 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Cherry Limeade
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Verified Buyer
  • 10 Watermelon
  • 10 Fruit Punch
  • 9 Strawberry Margarita
  • 9 Cherry Limeade
  • 9 Pink Lemonade
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Orange Burst

While I love the product, this particular flavor tastes akin to a bitter orange. While i had gotten the orange cream in the past, I thought it might be similar. It is not, I would never recommend the orange burst flavor.


This review is for the Juicy Candy Burst Flavor. Unfortunately, this flavor is not listed anymore and I wish I could give a 10/10 for the flavor rating. I have tried many pre-workouts in the past and I must say this has always been my top favorite. I have almost tasted all of the C4 Original Flavors and when I heard Cellucor was releasing a candy flavor like pre-workout I was very excited and knew it would overcome all the other ones. The Juicy Candy Burst flavor was very tasty and delicious. It tastes and smells exactly like a pink Starburst. When I took my first sip I had no words to describe how incredible this flavor was because it was too amazing. This flavor was refreshing and sweet. It was almost as if I had the actual candy in my mouth. I used one level scoop with 8-10 oz. of water in my shaker. Within a few seconds the water mixed very well with the powder. The mixing is terrific as always especially coming from Cellucor. Usually in about 5-10 mins. before my workout I could already feel a good amount of energy and would feel motivated to workout. The energy and focus lasted throughout my entire workouts. I did not feel exhausted or unmotivated. The strength and muscle pumps are excellent. I always have the best pumps. They were very full and skin tightening. I was able to lift heavier, performed extra reps and set new PRs. Out of all the other flavors I have tried before I must say the Juicy Candy Burst flavor is my most favorite and has exceeded my expectations. I was happy to taste my first candy flavored pre-workout from Cellucor!


Alright, so the title is wordy and everyone is rolling their eyes...Truth is, having NEVER used Cellucor before(hey that rhymes), I wasn't really sure what to expect. so here's the boring stuff: how did it mix? Great. actually probably the fastest mixing preworkout I've used ever. upon opening the container my nose was treated with the sweet sweet aroma of Starburst. I mixed with cold and warm water and it didn't matter. both cases it mixed up instantly. there's a little settling but the mixture didn't last long enough in the cup for me to have to swirl it after the first run ....as far as intensity of flavor; I did the recommended amount of water, and then up to 16oz, which is what I usually do with any preworkout just because....ya gotta hit that H2O quota, man.... more on this in the "how does it taste?" portion of the show. so "how does it taste?" I can only describe it as "eating one of each starburst cube in one bite". it's one of the few things I look forward to on training days. doesn't matter much about the amount of water I use. flavor is still strong enough in 16oz versus the recommended 6oz. not sure what else to say about the flavor...it's sublime...I hope they keep it around a while. there's too many BlueRazzFruitPunchKiwiBerryBullS*** to last a lifetime.... alright now to the fun stuff....what did it feel like? so instead of listing the ingredients and trying to sound all BroScienc-y professional, because I really am not an authority in this area....I'll simply tell you how it stacked up against some of my frequent-flyers... In regards to energy- I wasn't expecting the jolt I got given the caffeine per serving...but I know the TeaCrine is a player in all that as well...compared to, say, Mr Hyde, my energy and performance were par with the competitor with the advantage to C4 for not making me feel like my head was gonna pop off 5 hours after consumption. and this was even dropping the dose on Hyde to less than half. Focus is Okay...solid 7 out of 10. I've had better focus agents, but they lack in other areas where C4 is clearly better and honestly its the least of the things I consider when choosing my preworkouts....once my music kicks on I'm on Do-Not-Disturb mode anyway... Pumps- yeah, C4 got the pumps...solid 8 outa 10. I've only had ONE other brand be a hair better on pumps, but I had to stop taking it because the stim levels are off the charts. So at the end of the day you gotta give C4 a shot. it's got great balance, keeps you moving, and sets you back on the ground nice and easy.


I am reviewing the Juicy Candy Burst flavor 10/10 tastes like pink starbust! C4 works like it should, provides clean energy, just enough to help in the gym but not too much to cause any jitteriness. Solid product, would recommend.

What's in Cellucor C4 Original

30 Servings Cherry Limeade
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (6g)
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving %DV **
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg 417%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 30 mg 150%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) 500 mcg 25%
Folic Acid 250 mcg 62%
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 35 mcg 583%
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine 1.6g
Creatine Nitrate (NO3-T™) 1g
Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate 1g
Explosive Energy Blend 425mg
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, Caffeine Anhydrous (150mg), Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens) seed extract (standardized for L-Dopa), Theacrine (as TeaCrine®)
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:
Malic Acid, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Calcium Silicate, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Red #40.

Directions For C4 Original: Take one serving (1 scoop) of C4® Original, mixed with 6 fl. oz. of water 20-30 minutes before training. During your workout, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water or performance beverage such as Cellucor Alpha Amino® to stay hydrated. Some individuals may experience a harmless tingling sensation, which is attributed to beta alanine. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED.

Warnings: THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY INTENDED FOR HEALTHY ADULTS, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Do not use if pregnant, nursing, currently taking PDE5 inhibitors or nitrates for chest pain. Do not take this product before consulting a licensed, qualified, health care professional if you are taking any other dietary supplement, prescription drug or over-the-counter medication; or if, you suspect you have or have been treated for, diagnosed with or have a family history of, any medical condition. This product contains caffeine and should not be used in combination with caffeine or stimulants from other sources. Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to surgery. Immediately discontinue use and contact a medical doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Do not use this product continuously for more than 8 weeks. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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