Cellucor C4 Extreme is a type of fat burning supplement that is meant to help with weight loss not among dieters, but among bodybuilders. This product is taken in powder form, instead of requiring the user to swallow a pill – which many people consider to be quite difficult. The product is measured in scoops, and contains a substance called synephrine, which has a certain chemical similarity to ephedra.
While ephedra is a banned substance due to the dangerous side effects that it causes, and the fact that it has lead to the deaths of several people, including at least one Major League Baseball player, synephrine is a legal alternative that rose in popularity after ephedra was banned by the FDA. That said, this doesn’t necessarily mean that synephrine is safe. In fact, the FDA has issued a warning to consumers that cautions them against the use of the substance, as that ingredient, too, has been linked to a number of very scary, severe side effects among some users.
The manufacturer of Cellucor C4 Extreme says that the main ingredient within the formula helps to increase the synthesis of ATP in the body and will simultaneously increase energy levels. It also claims that the metabolic rate increases as a result of taking this product, which boosts the body’s fat burning abilities, particularly when combined with exercise.
While this does sound similar to the claims made by certain diet pills, in this case, the product is not meant for a weight loss dieter as much as it is geared toward bodybuilders who are seeking to reduce the outer layer of fat on their bodies, so that they can achieve better definition for their muscles and a more “chiseled” look.
At the time of the writing of this review, the ingredients within the formula for Cellucor C4 Extreme were: 1,3-Dimethylamylamine, as well as N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine and Mucuna Pruriens, caffeine, and others. As caffeine is present within this formula, it is important to note that it is possible that some side effects are possible due to the presence of a stimulant. When combined with synephrine, this increases the chances that many users will experience such symptoms as tremors and shakes, nervousness, headache, sleep struggles, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, or any of many others.
Customer reviews of this product have said that they are pleased with how easily the powder dissolves in liquid and that it mixes relatively well, instead of remaining in solid form simply suspended within the liquid. The instructions state that it is important to place the product in a bottle and shake it vigorously with the liquid or it will not completely mix.
There are multiple flavors available for this product, but it was fruit punch and orange that seemed to receive the best reception by customers.
It is highly recommended that a doctor be consulted before starting the use of this product, as it should not be considered safe or appropriate for everyone.