If you have never heard of C4, not sure which rock you have been hiding under for the past 5+ years. C4 is one of the most popular pre-workout supplements on the market. Why? Great formula and even better marketing. So now Cellucor is expanding this name out and releasing C4 Mass and C4 Ripped. So what is the difference?
C4 Mass vs Original C4
The biggest difference between the two C4 products is that C4 Mass is push on muscle building the product. As you can see with the label below, you are getting some great ingredients with this product from Creatine to Beta Alanine, to carbs (for energy and recovery) and a bunch of others. This product really is heavily dosed with some great ingredients. Before it was thought that this would be a non-stimulant pre-workout formula, but as you can see there are a bunch of stimulants and caffeine in it. I would recommend taking two scoops as that will give you more caffeine and close to clinically studies doses of beta alanine, creatine and other ingredients.
C4 Mass Label
C4 Ripped vs Original C4
As I mentioned above, Cellucor is branching off using the ultra-popular C4 name and one of the new product is C4 Ripped. As the name implies, this is their fat burner / pre-workout. On the bottle Cellucor talks about explosive energy and power as well as it being a “cutting” formula. Cellucor already has their Super HD fat burner, so what will be the difference? Well first, this will be a powder formula. Something you could probably stack with C4 Mass. The first flavor they are releasing is Fruit Punch too. But here are the rest of the ingredients:
|Serving Size 1 Scoop|
|Servings Per Container 30|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||250.00 mg||417%|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||30.00 mg||150%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate)||500.00 mcg||25%|
|Folic Acid||250.00 mcg||63%|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||35.00 mcg||583%|
|Beta Alanine||1.60 g||**|
|Arginine AKG||1.00 g||**|
|Green Coffee bean extract (standardized for Chlorogenic Acids)||**|
|Coleus forskohlii root extract||**|
|explosive energy blend||371.00 mg||**|
C4 Ripped Label
Looks like a pretty strong formula to me. Much of the main ingredients are in a proprietary blend, so you don’t know exactly how much of what you are getting.
My Final Thoughts
I personally have never been a huge fan of C4, but these two products have sparked my interest. If I get a chance to try either the C4 Mass or C4 Ripped, I will definitely write up an in-depth post on each.