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C4 Original Carbonated vs. C4 Ultimate Carbonated

As a trainer and obstacle racer, I’ve tried dozens of pre-workouts for the caffeine and additional performance benefits. Check out my C4® Carbonated review!

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As a trainer and obstacle course racer, I’ve tried dozens of pre-workouts for the caffeine and additional performance benefits. Recently, I had an opportunity to try the C4 Energy and C4 Ultimate energy drinks.

Here's how it went: 

NON-WORKOUT DAY: I wake up, crack open a can of C4 Energy and drink it throughout the day as I train clients, send e-mails, and go about my day. One can is enough to ensure I don’t get lazy and finish my work.

TRAINING DAY: I’ll drink the C4 Energy in the morning, even if my workout is in the afternoon, but I’ll sip it at a slower pace to save at least half for the workout. I’ll sip some during the workout as well.

This is where the difference between C4 Energy and C4 Ultimate energy drinks is more visible. The C4 Ultimate energy drink, just like in the powder version, provides an extra edge.

C4 Energy is powered by: Caffeine, L-Citrulline, CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, BetaPower® Betaine, and N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine.

C4 Ultimate is powered by: Caffeine, L-Citrulline, CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, BetaPower® Betaine, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, Taurine, and Alpha-GPC. Alpha-GPC has nootropic-like effects. Combining all these  ingredients results in an experience second to none. Both versions have zero sugar, calories or carbohydrates. 

My favorite flavors of C4 Original Carbonated are Frozen Bombsicle, Twisted Limeade, Strawberry Watermelon, and Tropical Blast. My favorite C4 Ultimate Carbonated flavors are Arctic Snow Cone and Tropical Blast. The Tropical Blast in the morning is the most intense OJ variant you’ll ever experience!

In my opinion, C4 Energy delivers explosive energy you can sip on throughout the day whereas the C4 Ultimate is a fully-loaded experience of no holds barred energy.

You won’t need two of these drinks. One can really make your day.