Cellucor Logo C4 Energy Logo XTEND Logo

Top Pre-Workout Ingredients in C4 Non-Carbonated

You’ve most likely gotten to the gym and experienced the feeling of exhaustion before. Your energy levels are low. Your legs feel heavier than normal, and it’s difficult to focus on the workout you had planned. The next time you’re feeling the dreaded energy drain, look inside your gym's refrigerator and grab a C4 Energy® Non-Carbonated Drink.

Along with a great taste, C4 Energy® Non-Carbonated delivers the energy to perform with clinically studied ingredients - Caffeine and Beta Alanine - in a ready to drink format. Making it an ideal solution for anyone that's on the go and wants an extra boost.

Let’s go over a few of the standout ingredients

What’s In C4® Energy Non-Carbonated?


Caffeine is well absorbed and can reach peak plasma levels in some individuals in as little as 15 minutes. Although, for most people it takes about an hour to reach peak levels.[1] This makes caffeine a fast acting and efficient source of energy.

In one bottle of C4 Energy® Non-Carbonated, there is 200mg of caffeine, a stimulant found in chocolate, coffee, and tea. Caffeine owes its energizing effects to its ability to act as an adenosine antagonist.

Adenosine is a neuromodulator that sends signals in the brain promoting sleepiness and muscle relaxation. When caffeine antagonizes these inhibitory effects, our bodies experience reduced fatigue.

In their 2021 position stance on caffeine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) stated the following points: 1) Aerobic endurance appears to have moderate to large benefits from caffeine ingestion; 2) Small to moderate benefits in muscle strength, sprinting, and throwing performance can be seen from caffeine use; and 3) Caffeine has been shown to improve cognitive function in most individuals including some under conditions of inadequate sleep.[2]

Caffeine has a wide range of benefits and for most healthy adults, the 200mg in C4 Energy® Non-Carbonated is enough to maximize performance and dominate life.


Beta alanine is an amino acid that’s found in many animal-based protein sources like beef, poultry and fish. Beta alanine is a precursor to carnosine, which buffers hydrogen ions within muscle cells.

Beta alanine is also one of the few ingredients in any C4® product that elicits a physical feeling — the harmless, tingling sensation in your lips, face and/or fingertips. Through beta-alanine's lactic acid (the burning sensation you feel during tough workouts) buffering abilities, muscles can fend off fatigue and contract longer and more efficiently. In 2014 the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, researchers concluded that beta-alanine supplementation may increase power output, working capacity, and delay feelings of fatigue/exhaustion.[3] It’s important to note that unlike caffeine which works acutely, beta-alanine is effective after your muscles reach a saturation point.

It's necessary to take at least 3.2 g of beta-alanine daily on training days and non-training days for about a month to achieve intended results. With C4 Energy® Non-Carbonated you’re getting approximately a 2 g dose of beta-alanine per serving, which puts you well on your way to reach the daily amount.

Beta alanine works best for moderate to high intensity activities like sprinting, high-intensity cycling, and combat sports. CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, is the patented form of beta-alanine extensively studied in human clinical trials. This is the form of beta-alanine that we use in all C4® products.

C4 Energy® Non-Carbonated

C4 Energy® Non-Carbonated is the perfect match for busy individuals that need a drink that provides explosive energy. A convenient and great tasting option that you can take with you anywhere before your next challenge. The next time, you’re in the gym and want an extra push, go to the fridge and grab an icy-cool bottle of C4 Energy Non-Carbonated.




[3] I



Date April 27, 2022
Category Lifestyle