Cellucor C4 Neuro Reviews

Cellucor C4 Neuro

Cellucor is making waves among the fitness and supplement industry again, this time with a follow-up of their already successful C4 line: Cellucor C4 Neuro.

As you may have figured out by the title, Cellucor C4 Neuro is a pre-workout supplement formulated to help give you a mental edge and a boost of focus while working out in the gym. Bodybuilders often talk about the importance of good mind-muscle connection, and this may be a supplement that can help with that, not to mention providing additional pre-workout ingredients.

Let’s take a look at everything about Cellucor C4 Neuro.

The Ingredients

Like it’s fellow C4 counterparts, Cellucor C4 Neuro features similar endurance and energy-boosting ingredients; however, Cellucor C4 Neuro features a special Cellucor C4 Neuro Blend, too.

The first couple ingredients in Cellucor C4 Neuro are beta alanine, creatine nitrate, and arginine AKG. These ingredients are used to combat workout performance fatigue [1]energy, [2] and muscle pump, [3] respectively.

Within the C4 Neuro Blend there are quite a bit of different ingredients. Here’s a closer look at the blend:

There is an undisclosed amount of acetyl-l-carnitine HCl. This ingredient is supplemented with to improve mental fatigue. [4]

AlphaSize A-GPC is yet another ingredient in the blend that offers brain-supporting benefits. This ingredient has been studied for its ability to fight cognitive decline. [5]

The last ingredients in the blend include sceletium tortuosum and toothed clubmoss that is standardized for huperzine A. These ingredients help combat anxiety [6] and improve cognitive function. [7]

To round off the Cellucor C4 Neuro formula, there is also an Explosive Energy Blend. These ingredients include the well-known stimulant caffeine, used to improve energy and alertness, [8] n-acetyl-L-tyrosine, [9] supplemented with to enhance focus, and TeaCor, a trademarked form of tetramethyluric acid, which is used to provide additional energy.

The ingredients in Cellucor C4 Neuro seem pretty effective. Cellucor C4 Neuro is fairly well rounded, offering ingredients to improve power output, while also providing a lot on ingredients that will help you focus. The only bummer is that these blends don’t provide individual ingredient amounts –with the exception of the caffeine content –there is 150 mg per serving.

What Is the Best Way to Use Cellucor C4 Neuro?

Cellucor C4 Neuro can be taken by miing 1 scoop with 6 – 8 ounces of water about 15-20 minutes before working out. After assessing personal tolerance, you can increase the serving size to 2 full scoops. The manufacturer warns to not exceed more than 2 scoops per day.

One ingredient in Cellucor C4 Neuro notorious for causing some short term side effects is beta alanine. This ingredient can cause a tingling sensation that can be quite annoying. But, this tingling feeling goes away as soon as you work out. Consequently, that is why it is recommended you take Cellucor C4 Neuro right before working out.

Because Cellucor C4 Neuro contains caffeine and creatine, it is recommended you drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Price and Flavors

One bottle provides 30 servings and retails for about $35. It comes in 2 signature C4 flavors: Icy Blue Razz and Watermelon.

Overall, considering the ingredients in Cellucor C4 Neuro, the price-per-serving is decent. It is slightly more expensive than other C4 pre-workouts, however.

If you are looking for a pre-workout that focuses more on the mental side of working out, while still providing some energy and endurance enhancing-ingredients, Cellucor C4 Neuro may be worth looking in to. The Cellucor C4 line is widely successful, and I don’t expect C4 Neuro to be any different.

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References

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[2] Creatine. WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-873-creatine.aspx?activeingredientid=873&activeingredientname=creatine

[3] Willoughby DS, et al. “Effects of 7 days of arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate supplementation on blood flow, plasma L-arginine, nitric oxide metabolites, and asymmetric dimethyl arginine after resistance exercise.’ Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2011 Aug;21(4):291-9. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21813912

[4] Vermeulen Rc, Schoite HR. “Exploratory open label, randomized study of acetyl- and propionylcarnitine in chronic fatigue syndrome.” Psychosom Med. 2004 Mar-Apr;66(2):276-82. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15039515

[5] De Jesus Moreno Moreno M. “Cognitive improvement in mild to moderate Alzheimer's dementia after treatment with the acetylcholine precursor choline alfoscerate: a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.” Clin Ther. 2003 Jan;25(1):178-93. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12637119

[6] Chiu S, et al. “Proof-of-Concept Randomized Controlled Study of Cognition Effects of the Proprietary Extract Sceletium tortuosum (Zembrin) Targeting Phosphodiesterase-4 in Cognitively Healthy Subjects: Implications for Alzheimer's Dementia.” Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:682014. doi: 10.1155/2014/682014. Epub 2014 Oct 19. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25389443

[7] Huperzine A. WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-764-huperzine%20a.aspx?activeingredientid=764&activeingredientname=huperzine%20a

[8] Caffeine. WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-979-caffeine.aspx?activeingredientid=979&activeingredientname=caffeine

[9] Tyrosine. WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1037-tyrosine.aspx?activeingredientid=1037&activeingredientname=tyrosine