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Cellucor C4 – Is it the real deal?

Cellucor C4 – Is it the real deal?
Written by supplementrant
Cellucor C4 is just one product in a long line of workout supplements from Cellucor, a well-known supplement provider. Based on the product literature, Cellucor C4 is a pre-workout supplement that enhances a person’s focus and energy. We scoured different bodybuilding groups to see if there’s any rave reviews about…

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OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS - 70%
PRICE - 66%
COMPANY REPUTATION - 73%
RETURN POLICY - 67%
INGREDIENT QUALITY - 72%
SEXUAL DESIRE INCREASE - 68%
EJACULATE INCREASE - 74%
STAMINA INCREASE - 65%

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Cellucor C4 is just one product in a long line of workout supplements from Cellucor, a well-known supplement provider.

Based on the product literature, Cellucor C4 is a pre-workout supplement that enhances a person’s focus and energy. We scoured different bodybuilding groups to see if there’s any rave reviews about Cellucor C4, and as expected, there are many reviews that praise Cellucor C4 for being an effective product – so much that we had to think if all of these reviews are genuine and not just a marketing gimmick.

In order to put the question to rest, we decided to put Cellucor on our own independent clinical trial to see if Cellucor C4 really has that explosive effect that it claims. We believe that testing the product is important, since the product is really convenient to obtain, and really expensive to begin with – about $1 per serving.

Here are the details of our tests:

Effectiveness

For a supplement that claims immediate effects prior to your workouts, you should experience a surge of energy and motivation right after you take Cellucor C4.

Majority of the reviews we encountered said that you should take 1 scoop (1 serving) at least 30 minutes before your workout to enjoy its full effects. You then should have explosive energy levels right before you hit the gym.

It all sounds too good to be true, and that’s why we commissioned a definitive testing group that will test Cellucor C4, a placebo (flavored shake) and another workout supplement, NitroGenix 365 to effectively measure results.

After testing, we quickly found out the flaws of the mixture. There were no noticeable effects when taking the standard one-scoop serving. However, there was quite a slight improvement as you move up the dosage.

Our test concluded that you would need to take at least 2-3 servings before you notice a slight surge in energy. You would notice that you don’t tire quite as easily, but it’s certainly miles apart from its claims that you would get explosive energy right after taking it.

We experienced first-hand the side effects that nobody talked about in their rave reviews. Some respondents reported vomiting, nausea, headaches, and diarrhea.

Quite astonishingly, NitroGenix 365 fared quite well in our testing. There was that definitive and consistent energy boost that the product is known for. The missing effect we’re looking for in Cellucor C4, which is a surge in motivation and drive, is also present in NitroGenix 365.

Ingredients

The product label gives us the idea that Creatine is its main ingredient. Creatine is known in the industry as a great energy booster, but only in the right dosages. Take too little and you won’t get the effects you are looking for, and take too much and you’ll experience side effects like dehydration, and more serious effects in your heart, kidney, and liver functions.

Arginine AKG is one ingredient we found intriguing in Cellucor C4. In most workout supplements, when there is a combination of Arginine AKG and Creatine, it almost always results in stellar performance. In the case of Cellucor C4, however, we can only guess as to why it’s not as effective as other supplements that have Creatine and Arginine AKG.

Pros of Cellucor C4:

  • Has Creatine and Arginine AKG
  • Complete details of ingredients are included in the packaging
  • Tastes good

Cons of Cellucor C4:

  • You need more servings to notice change
  • Expensive
  • Misleading reviews

The takeaway:

Cellucor C4 might be a good product, but its lowered dose renders it ineffective. We can’t be too sure, but this may be a ploy to make users buy more. That makes it around $2-3 per effective serving, which is a bit too much. There are other more effective products out there that cost just a fraction of Cellucor C4.

Cellucor rating: D

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