C4 Original

C4 Original

An Advanced Pre-Workout Formulated for Anyone Seeking Increased Energy and Focus*
Supports Energy Levels for a Great Workout Experience!*
8.7  out of 10  (4,286 Reviews)
2 Sizes
30 Servings
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Tart Candy Explosion - Candy Shoppe Series
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Product Overview

Candy Shop | Limited Edition Flavor: Tart Candy Explosion
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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
4,286 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
1,489 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
23 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Juicy Candy Burst
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Jan 02, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Fruit Punch

I like the feeling after I take it I have Energy When I go to the gym

Dec 07, 2018
  • 9 Watermelon

If it isn't used regularly the powder will lump up and make it impossible to scoop out.

Nov 14, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Tart Candy Explosion - Candy Shoppe Series

The Tart Candy Explosion has a great taste and doesn't stain my lips when drinking it. 8/10 only because I need 2 scoops of Original to actually help. If this was offered in the extreme energy line I would use that. But the taste is so good it's hard to go away from it!

Oct 23, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Strawberry Margarita

bodybuilding.com send defected products i recived 3 boxs of c4 preworkout filled with lumbs and liquid shame for them

Oct 16, 2018
Verified Buyer

Flavor is good, but not enough "punch".

Oct 14, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 2 Icy Blue Razz

Icy Blue is sooo blue that it dyes anything it touches. :-(

Sep 22, 2018
Verified Buyer

Product mixes well and tastes good. Helps me power through those 5am workouts. Plenty of energy, alertness, and drive without feeling jittery.

Sep 21, 2018
  • 3 Icy Blue Razz

Purchased Icy Blue Razz. When I mix it in water, I felt it has too much of blue color and it leaves my shaker stained with the blue color. Also after drinking my tongue is all blue which is too bad. Doesn't sound healthy at all considering too much color being put in this. Disappointed with C4 on making such a product with too much of color in it. Have used Fruit Punch flavor before and that was fine and not much color.

Sep 14, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Watermelon
  • 9 Fruit Punch
  • 10 Icy Blue Razz

Used this for years since I started working out. Moderate caffeine level and it kicks in 15mins or so. One of the best ways to wake up your body after a long day at work. Highly recommend (especially for beginners).

Aug 27, 2018
  • 7 Fruit Punch
  • 9 Icy Blue Razz
Aug 21, 2018
  • 8 Pink Lemonade

Overall not a bad product. You don’t get edgy at all from using this product. But after a couple weeks I did notice that theeffects are not as long-lasting. Pretty good stuff for beginner level, after which you have to increase in dosage to about 2 to 3 scoops for eight ounces. Flavors are bad either, you don’t get that chalky taste.

Aug 18, 2018
  • 7 Icy Blue Razz

Did not feel the beta alanine (I currently use ON Beta alanine powder, which i can feel it work). The caffiene was perfect for me. Did not improve my pump. Purchased in store.

Aug 17, 2018
  • 8 Orange Burst

In my hunt for a pre-workout (never used any or even drink coffee ever), I was given 3 samples of different brands. C4 Original was one of them. After about 20 minutes, beside feeling some tingle on my ears and scalp, it didn't provide any pumps or extra energy after a long day at work. Orange Burst tasted good though. Overall, I'm pretty disappointed with the lack of results and won't go back to it, so I will try the samples from other brands/products to see how they fare.

Jul 27, 2018
  • 6 Watermelon

Well, previously I used to make my own pre-work out shake with banana and coffee. When I first bought C4 original, I was really excited. Unfortunately, it gave me much lessrt pump than the much cheaper banana with coffee formula.

Jul 25, 2018
  • 8 Tart Candy Explosion - Candy Shoppe Series

Starting with the flavor - tart candy tasted like to me like slightly tart fruit punch. I'm not a big fan of fruit punch TBH, but flavor was okay. Mixed very well, shaker is not required. Energy & Focus were surprisingly good. Energy lasted throughout my workout (1.5h) and kicked in quickly (15-20min). Pumps were not much improved (used 1.5 scoops).

30 Servings
30 Servings
$1.00 Per Serving
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60 Servings
60 Servings
$0.83 Per Serving
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What's in Cellucor C4 Original

30 Servings Tart Candy Explosion - Candy Shoppe Series
Serving Size: 1 Level Scoop (6.5g)
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0       
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%**
Sugars 0 g
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 63%
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 35 mcg 583%
Calcium (as Calcium Silicate) 24 mg 2%
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®)
** Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:
Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Calcium Silicate, Sucralose, 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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