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 (4,879 Reviews)
3 Sizes
30 Servings
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5 Flavors
Cherry Limeade
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2 For $49
Price: $29.99 ($1.00 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 8.7
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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.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
4,879 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
1,585 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Strawberry Margarita
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  • 8 Icy Blue Razz

Got 0 energy or pump out of this product, despite being highly recommended. Taste was good tho.

Verified Buyer
  • 5 Cherry Limeade
  • 9 Icy Blue Razz

Given the comments I have read here, sounds like I'm not the only one who thinks Cellucor modified this product! It's not as strong as before, u gotta take one & half scoop to feel the energy but not the rush as I used to get from C4! Cherry Limeade sucks! I'm sorry but I can't find another word! Now, I still have 25 servings of Cherry Limeade to swallow,

Verified Buyer
  • 1 Icy Blue Razz

I used to love this brand and this flavor! I have gotten Icy Blue Razz multiple times but this last time I purchased it (I took advantage of one of the many deals they have going on) the containers were SO much smaller than when I first purchased them, and for the same price. Also, this time my mouth and tongue and lips are ALWAYS stained blue after I drink it and it never did that before. Like I said, I used to love this product and have been buying it for years but now I think it’s time to switch.

  • 10 Icy Blue Razz

great flavour but I didn't fell much energy

  • 9 Icy Blue Razz

Hands down the best flavor!

  • 9 Icy Blue Razz

Taste is good and does make you want to workout.

Verified Buyer
  • 9 Watermelon
  • 9 Strawberry Margarita

The taste is really good, and energy really helping me on my training

Verified Buyer
  • 1 Orange Burst
  • 1 Icy Blue Razz

So I took advantage of the buy 1 and get 1 for half price offer. I have had the Icy Blue Razz preworkout many times in the past. This time though, the powder looked very different. It wasn't a darkish-blue colour like it normally is. Instead, it was more of a very light-blue/white colour. This was the same for the orange flavour one also. Now, I'm not sure if Cellucor have changed their ingredients over the last few months (I last order a tub before Xmas) but, compared to what it used to taste like, this time around it tasted absolutely disgusting (and that is me trying to be nice as well as honest). I now have 2 tubs of this product from which I have taken 1 scoop from each and do not wish to even attempt to try any more. What am I able to do about this please?

Verified Buyer
  • 8 Fruit Punch
  • 8 Pink Lemonade

It's a good product for beginner to intermediate athletes. After a while though the 150mgs of caffeine just don't cut it anymore, and you're up to using three scoops at a time which just isn't cost effective.

  • 1 Fruit Punch
  • 3 Icy Blue Razz

Tastes very medicinal and expect a minty aftertaste. Icy should not mean minty! Need CHOKE (3+) scoops for one workout! Energy is quickly depleted. I ate more than 10+ tubs of this over 7+ years and know for sure it does not compare to others at all. Beware of dry scooping this!

Verified Buyer
  • 10 Cherry Limeade
  • 8 Icy Blue Razz

Overall I would say that this is the most consistent, STRONG pre-workout that I've ever taken. It's effects remain the same on day 1 as they do on day 30. Can give you a real energy boost that carries you throughout your entire workout. Flavor is fantastic and mixes extremely well. Highly recommend to everyone, beginner or expert.


C4 is a phenomenal product. It is the perfect product for athletes that need a boost prior to exercising, whether that entails lifting weights, cardio, or even sporting events. There are many different pre-workout formulas out there, and each formula has different cognitive and cardiovascular effects. For instance, for power lifters, pre-workout that has a very fast-acting, energetic effect is ideal because they need to exert a large amount of energy in a short amount of time. Athletes that lift weights or exercise for longer periods of time would benefit more from a formula with a longer, more sustained and not quite as intense of an effect. For my purposes, I use C4 for longer, sustained exercise. I have grown up playing sports and once high school hit, I was required to start lifting weights for some of them. At first, it was very difficult for me to get significantly stronger in the gym and put on muscle mass. As many of my friends were consistently growing, I was remaining pretty much the same size. I discovered pre workout one day as a couple teammates were taking C4 in the locker room so I tried a scoop and had the best lifting session I had ever had. My repetitions had a certain drive behind each rep that I had never experienced before, and I set multiple personal records. I bought my own, used it before each lifting session, and ended up gaining over fifteen pounds in two months. To this day, I use C4 before every lift because it gives me consistently high, sustained energy, as it does for many people that I know. It makes it much easier to return to the gym each day, even when I am tired, because I am basically guaranteed a great lift each time. It is important to understand the ingredients in each formula when shopping for pre-workout. Different ingredients contribute to the overall effects in their own way. Particularly, the main active ingredients in C4 include Beta-Alanine, Creatine Nitrate, Caffeine, and Arginine AKG. Beta-Alanine is an amino acid which supports muscular endurance, Creatine Nitrate dilates the veins and allows more oxygen to travel to the muscles, and Arginine AKG works in a similar way promoting blood flow. This makes C4 the perfect pre-workout for longer, more sustained, but intense exercise. All in all, I would recommend this product to any athlete looking for a boost.

Verified Buyer
  • 9 Watermelon
  • 10 Green Apple

I absolutely love c4. I've tried all the variations, and this is by far my favorite. I only wished they had the green apple flavor on the bigger canisters.

  • 8 Watermelon

So I used to use n.o xplode over a decade ago, it used to give me a crazy pump. This c4 doesn't do much of that to be honest. Doesn't help me get really motivated. I have heard mr Hyde is decent. I also know they have changed the formulas because of a couple of idiots that died after drinking a whole container. Thanks allot

  • 10 Watermelon
  • 10 Icy Blue Razz

TL;DR - Mixes well, tastes great, excellent pumps, noticeable endurance increase, lack of energy & focus (IN MY OPINION) *Read on for a wordy review* In my personal opinion, the C4 Original product is OKAY. However, I just can't rate it any higher than a 6. Considering I get pre-workouts for the sole purpose of giving me a huge kick, I'm quite disappointed in the lack of kick and focus this gave me. I take it once or twice a week (so not enough to build up tolerance) and even with 2 scoops, it really doesn't make me feel any different. This definitely did not give me the "explosive energy" that it advertised it would, which kinda sucks to be honest... I have previously used other products like Grenade 50. Calibre, where the serving size is almost double and is much more potent. When I compare the two, C4 Original is completely out-matched in this department. On the other hand, I have to give credit where it's due. The pumps this product gives are outstanding in comparison to the energy it gives me. The pump enhancers in this product are great and I notice quite a large difference in size when using it. With the extra endurance it gives me, I can push out a few extra reps which not only makes me feel proud but more importantly, swole as fuark. It definitely mixes well with other supplements like creatine, with very little lumps and even then I can probably blame the few lumps on my shaker. It also tastes as good as, if not better than any other pre-workout on the market (at least with the flavours I've tried). Also if you care, the packaging is pretty neat as you can peel off the top label to reveal another label detailing other products in the C4 pre-workout range. This product is perfect for anyone as a starter pre-workout. Buying this and using it as your first ever pre-workout means you can get a good gauge of how much it effects you. If it's everything you look for and works for you, then great! Keep buying it. But if it simply doesn't fit your needs you can always buy a more potent pre-workout next time. However, if your anything like me I'd recommend buying C4 Ultimate instead as it is supposedly the most lethal pre-workout in the C4 range (saying that, I have never tried C4 Ultimate as it is not available in the UK but I will try it whenever I get the chance). Or, I'd recommend getting a totally different pre-workout altogether. I hope this helps!

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 level scoop) of C4® Original, mixed with 6 fl. oz. of water, 20-30 minutes before training. 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. This product is sold by weight, not volume. Some settling of powder may occur during shipping and handling, which may affect density of powder. This product contains the servings indicated when measured exactly by weight.

* 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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