Have you guys ever woken up and instantly felt like the day is going to be horrible? It’s perfectly normal for people to feel tired and sluggish every now and then, the problem is that every task must still be completed including going to the gym.
Nobody likes working out with little energy and the results are normally pretty poor, but there are steps you can take to ensure this doesn’t happen. Steps like getting a good night’s rest and proper nutrition are all well and good, but you can also go a step further and start taking pre-workout supplements.
These supplements are taken right before your training session and greatly enhance your performance in several aspects such as strength, muscle protection, energy, focus, and pumps. They can be taken on bad days to feel better and also on good days to feel super! Pre-workout supplements have only become popular in recent years but even so there are many such products from which you can choose from and finding the right one can be quite difficult.
This Cellucor C4 Extreme Pre Workout review will hopefully make it a little easier for you to pick out a supplement of your own, so let’s get started.
Cellucor C4 Extreme Facts
Marketed as “The most explosive pre-workout intensifier in supplement history”, how does this supplement fare? Cellucor has done a very good job with this product as it includes a lot of different compounds that when paired together give the user a great deal of benefits in various areas of his workouts. In my opinion, this is what makes a pre-workout great; while some products help to increase your pump or help to give you more energy, this one helps in both of those areas and more. Cellucor C4 Extreme does this by incorporating a vast array of helpful compounds which I will list below, along with a short description of each:
- Creatine Nitrate
Possibly the most prominent ingredient in this product, creatine nitrate is, as you might have guessed, a new compound that is the result of creatine fused with nitrate (NO3). This helps to increase both Nitric Oxide and ATP levels in the user’s body, along with giving amazing pumps. Traditional creatine supplements are sometimes associated with intestinal problems, but I didn’t experience any of that here possibly due to how soluble this powder is.
- Beta Alanine
This helps to increase your energy levels, your performance, and your endurance thanks to the fact that it reduces lactic acid buildup.
- Arginine AKG
A precursor to nitric oxide, AKG helps with strength, vascularity, pumps, and also increases GH levels.
This compound helps with awareness, focus, energy, and also with your body’s natural GH levels.
- Mucuna Pruriens
Also known as the velvet bean, this compound helps by increasing your body’s dopamine reserves. Dopamine, in turn, helps with GH secretion and also with energy, metabolism, and enhanced adrenaline states.
- Vitamin B12
A very important vitamin, B12 helps with your body’s nervous system function, blood formation, cellular metabolism, and energy levels.
I believe most of you already know what this does, but just in case you don’t caffeine helps with focus and energy levels. Since one serving contains 135mg of Caffeine Anhydrous, make sure you do not take it close to bedtime or you might have problems with actually falling asleep! Most pre-workout supplements contain this compound.
Also known as vitamin B3, this compound helps by increasing joint mobility, strength, and nervous system function.
- Folic Acid
The last, but definitely not the least, the compound found in Cellucor C4 Extreme is folic acid. Also a B vitamin, this helps with energy and mood elevation while also assisting with cell repair.
This product also comes with a very large selection of good tasting flavors such as Green Apple, Pineapple, Lemon Lime, and Pink Lemonade which can even be mixed together to create your own unique flavors. Mixability is also very good as the powder dissolves almost instantly as soon as it touches the water.
These factors, along with all of the previously mentioned ingredients, are the reason why this product received both the 2014 Exclusive Product Of The Year award and the 2014 Pre-Workout Supplement Of The Year award from Bodybuilding.com. It also has an overall rating of 8.5 based off of 3,665 user-posted reviews on the same site.
Before I close off this Cellucor C4 Extreme review please be aware that some of the ingredients found in this product as well as in many other pre-workout formulas are banned by certain sports organizations; make sure you check first before you start taking it!
Ending this post, here is my final rating.
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