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 (4,851 Reviews)
3 Sizes
30 Servings
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8 Flavors
Cherry Limeade
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Product Overview

Limited Edition Flavor. Juicy Candy Burst. Naturally and Artificially Flavored.
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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
4,851 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
1,570 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
9 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Cherry Limeade
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c4 is a preworkout staple. I feel much more of a frocus increase than a pump, but its always in and out of my rotation. Juicy candy burst is fantastic and taste just like starburst. Mixes great and works just as you'd expect from C4.


i love this Original C4! energy, pumps, focus and endurance all work together in harmony. the Explosive Energy Blend makes the toughest workout achievable without any compromises. i hope they make this Juicy Candy Burst flavor a permanent addition because it is simply delicious! its easy to see why C4 is touted as "America’s #1 selling pre-workout"...its a classic that just improves with age!


C4 Original is such a great product, its tried and true and you can never go wrong with it!! its moderately stimmed but the formulation is so well balanced that the energy feels like much more. pumps and focus are outstanding and this new Juicy Candy Burst flavor is delicious/ great product, great company!

  • 8 Strawberry Margarita
  • 8 Green Apple
  • 9 Fruit Punch
  • 7 Icy Blue Razz

I've tried different flavors I think Fruit Punch is the best thus far. Overall, I need to cycle off the stuff or do scoops to get anything out of it. Ordered the C4 original 30 servings of Green Apple and I feel like the effects are okay, maybe not as strong as the Fruit punch. Overall, this is my go-to preworkout drink.

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Recently, Cellucor sent over a tub of their new Candy Shop Series flavor of C4 Original, juicy candy burst. Was excited to try this out and here's what I think of the new flavor and the product! C4 Original's formula is somewhat abbreviated (short on ingredients) and clearly designed for flexible scooping. Personally, I am inclined based on the dosing of the ergogenic aids and stims double scoop C4 Original in order to get the desired effects I want. However, this simple formula does cover the bases that should be covered in a pre-workout and there is the nice flexibility of single or double scooping. I have used C4 original in the past (one of the first pre-workouts I tried), and the combo of 3.2 grams of beta-alanine, 2 grams of creatine nitrate, 2 grams of AAKG, and 300 mg of caffeine is tried and true. It will help with pumps and physical performance. Plus, the velvet bean seed extract and theacrine give C4 Original a nice feel that pre-workouts with only caffeine do not provide. The current price per serving is $1, which I'd love to see come down a bit because it is a product I double scoop. If this product was closer to $0.50 a serving I'd snap it up anytime, especially for the flavors. I have used C4 Original for innumerable workouts. I have a good handle on its effects. The product delivers a CNS boost consistently with a middling intensity but smooth feel. Definitely free of jitters and tachycardia, which is a big plus. The pumps are decent but a little less consistent than the energy - somewhat more dependent on pre-workout nutrition and the type of exercises and the intensity of those exercises. However, the pumps and circulation effects are better than one would expect just from a glance at the profile. In terms of focus and mood effects, C4 Original is one of the better low stim, mainstream products as the L-dopa from the velvet bean really delivers that edge. Also, it just seems that sometimes simpler pre-workout formula hit cleaner and are easier on the gut, which is also something to consider when hitting the gym. I've tried a ton of different C4 Original flavors and have enjoyed many of them for the most part, but this new candy shop series flavor juicy candy burst is definitely an upgrade on the original flavors. It is a strong flavor that can have a little medicinal edge if too little water is used though so I suggest using at least 8 oz of water per scoop. I really like 2 scoops in 18-20 oz of cold water. The flavor definitely lives up to the candy burst aspect of the name and makes your mouth water after a sip. The flavor is boldly both sweet and tart! I think it a flavor anyone will enjoy. I definitely think its worth checking out. Formula - 8 Performance - 9 Taste - 10 Overall - 8.5/10

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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