Cellucor considers themselves pioneers in pre-workout performance and explosive energy, and have put a decade of art, science, and obsession into the creation of C4 Dynasty MMXX (also simply known as C4 Dynasty). They allegedly stir this stuff up in small batches, which could be any sized batch when you think about it so long as they call it “small.”
Still, they do claim to have a great product, and we do like the idea of their microbrew-mentality, so let’s have a look and see what they’ve got. In this C4 Dynasty review, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about this supplement powder before making your final decision.
Let’s get started!
About C4 Dynasty
C4 Dynasty was created and produced by the popular supplement company, Cellucor. The same creators of the well-known supplements Cellucor Super HD and P6 Ultimate Testosterone Booster, Cellucor aims to provide top-of-the-line supplements to meet your needs. For its 10th anniversary, Cellucor’s beloved C4 Dynasty has gotten a limited-batch makeover that we somehow get the funny feeling will make it into their regular product rotation.
That said, C4 Dynasty ups the ante of the original by combining 18-ingredients—10 of which are patented—in a formula meant to cause energy to come oozing from your pores. That, and a lot of sweat, since this stuff starts with a boatload of caffeine and goes from there, so it’s gotta rev you up.
C4 Dynasty Benefits
At 350 mg, and along with a whole host of other goodies to get your scalp tingling, this stuff is NOT for the stimulant-intolerant. Along with enough caffeine to get your heart pumping like a bird’s, it’s got teacrine and huperzine A to get you really honed in and working hard.
This also increases the product’s value (hint: they ain’t givin’ this stuff away to start with), since the last thing you’ll need are any $7 double lattes to get you even more wired—not that that’s what we think you drink, though if you do, think of the savings!
Brings on Intense Focus
Huperzine A is popular in the brain health community and shows promise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. It has shown positive results in studies for its effects on cognitive function, behavioral disturbance, and functional performance.
There are also the obvious effects of lots of stimulants, though excessive caffeine on its own can have the opposite effect you’re looking for and leave you scattered and irritable. But this is where teacrine comes in to combine with caffeine for a “cleaner” sense of stimulation and focus that won’t have you crashing back to earth later.
This doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily sleep well, or that it’s a good idea to knock back other sources of caffeine along with C4, though it will have you honed in for the gym.
With an increase in blood flow comes a boost in endurance and exercise capacity, and thanks to compounds such as Rauwolfia, l-citrulline, and Vasodrive-AP, C4 Dynasty delivers just that. They increase your body’s nitric oxide levels, which relaxes veins and eases your heart’s burden by lowering blood pressure. This not only increases your stamina and endurance, but produces greater pumps and counters the effects of the caffeine and other blood pressure-raising stimulants in the product.
C4 Dynasty Ingredients
C4 Dynasty’s formula includes a variety of complexes, matrixes, and other ingredients. Below, we will take a closer look at what is included in C4 Dynasty.
Explosive Energy Matrix: 350 mg caffeine anhydrous, 62.5 mg Teacrine, 1 mg rauwolfia vomitoria
A ton of caffeine on its own can have ill effects, especially if you’re sensitive to it. Our personal experience with too many double espressos is becoming scattered, irritable, and wide awake when it’s time for bed.
But along with teaming up with caffeine to boost your energy, endurance, and workout capacity, Teacrine also increases dopamine levels for a less-twitchy mood and laser focus. Your body also doesn’t increase its tolerance for Teacrine so that, unlike many stimulants, you don’t need continuously more to achieve the same results.
Finally, while Teacrine may be similar in many ways to caffeine, it is unlike caffeine in that it doesn’t last as long. It also wears off gently and lowers you back down via a golden parachute, as opposed to how caffeine just shoves you out the airplane door to go screaming back to earth. This means it’s less likely to inhibit sleep, though there’s still plenty of caffeine in here to do that if you’re at all sensitive to it.
Amplified Muscular Endurance: 6.4 g Carnosyn Beta-alanine
Okay, so Carnosyn is a patented form of beta-alanine. How different is this patented version? It does allegedly have some additional benefits, though the main job of beta-alanine for the purpose is to convert to carnosine, which has the beautiful quality of reducing the pain of lactic buildup.
No “lactic governor” to limit your lifts! Your strength and endurance go up, as do your power and strength. This is good, since you’re going to have a LOT of caffeine to burn off using this formula—which is kind of how it’s meant to work when you think about it.
Triple Citrulline Pump Complex: 3 g L-citrulline, 6 g citrulline malate, 1 g NitraMax citrulline nitrate, 150 mg Vasodrive-AP
Ya’ gotta’ have PUMPS, which L-citrulline and the ingredients in Vasodrive-AP® deliver via enhanced nitric oxide levels. This loosens and relaxes blood vessels, so your blood pressure goes down while your heart’s efficiency goes up.
And when your heart is working at its maximum efficiency, so are you.
Creatine Performance Complex: 3 g creatine monohydrate, 1 g Con-Cret creatine HCL, 1 g creatine nitrate
If you’ve been hitting the gym for any length of time, it’s likely you’re already aware of creatine and what it can do for your power and strength. And in case you don’t, it helps produce ATP molecules in you, which are what help fuel your cellular fires and give you energy.
It also has other benefits, such as boosting growth hormone and other androgen levels, though the bottom line is that creatine, in combination with C4 MMXX’s other ingredients, is all you need to become an animal in the gym.
Strength & Power Output: 400 mg Peak ATP, 150 mg elevATP
Speaking of ATP, Peak ATP is identical in structure to that produced by the human body, and boosts power, blood flow, energy, and performance just like the Real McCoy—just that it’s a patented formula that only Peak ATP knows, so there.
Basically though, it’s kind of like juicing with ATP instead of hormones.
Then there’s elevATP, which is a combination of ancient moss and apple skins that stimulates your body’s production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, just in case anyone’s curious).
And of course, this combo, along with the creatine and other good stuff in C4 MMXX, means you’ll have ATP—and energy—oozing from your ears.
Focus Matrix: 1 g Taurine, 400 mg N-acetyl L-tyrosine, 200 mg AlphaSize A-GPC, 50 mcg Huperzine A
Finally, just to really lock you in, Cellucor adds some compounds that will get your brain cells communicating like champs. This includes Huperzine A, which is often used to protect against age-related cognitive decline, boost memory and learning, and as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
It also includes AlphaSize, which is an enhanced form of choline, which is a water-soluble compound similar to B-complex vitamins that’s an important part of brain and nerve health.
And along with the healthy nerve support of taurine and N-acetyl L-tyrosine, everything combines so you can overcome the jitters of all the caffeine in C4 Dynasty MMXX. Just kidding—the Teacrine and rauwolfia, along with all the nitric boosters, should mellow things out nicely for you, and will pair nicely with these ingredients for laser focus.
Does C4 Dynasty Work?
Ready to really get ready? Cellucor has your formula. It’s not only one of the most potent pre-workout energizers on the market, it contains no artificial crap or synthetic dyes, making it one of the cleaner products of its kind.
And it will also send you to your workouts sharp, focused, and ready to leave it all on the floor like you should.
So yeah, it works.
Who is C4 Dynasty Best For?
C4 Dynasty is best for those not sensitive to caffeine (thanks there, Cpt. Obvious…), and who are looking for whirlwind energy, laser-focus, and mega-pumps. It’s for those who are over 18, and while it can benefit endurance and field athletes as well as gym rats, you may want to check your sport’s banned substance list first to avoid an embarrassing piss test.
This is also a great formula for those needing a mental edge at work or school, especially if you have a gym to take breaks in.
Claims vs. Reality
They claim it took them 10-years to create this stuff, and we have no reason to doubt them.
They also claim it’s wicked-potent, which one look at the ingredient list tells you they’re right!
So yes, like most companies hoping to retain customers, C4 MMXX does what Cellucor claims it will.
Is C4 Dynasty MMXX Safe?
In case you missed the memo, stimulants have side effects. They elevate blood pressure, cause irritability, keep you from getting a good night’s rest, and the list goes on.
The product should also NOT be used by anyone under the age of 18, or who is pregnant or nursing. The same goes for those on blood pressure medications or who suffer any chronic diseases that affects cardiovascular health, and anyone on medication or under a doctor’s care should consult with their physician before using C4 MMXX.
Finally, for guys, this stuff can do a number on your prostate, so if you’re already having trouble taking a nice streaming whiz due to an enlarged prostate, skipping this formula is in your best interest.
Where to Buy C4 Dynasty
If you’re interested in giving C4 Dynasty a try, you can purchase it directly from their official website here.
A 20-serving bottle of C4 Dynasty is priced at $69.99 for a one-time purchase, making it a somewhat more expensive option.
Cellucor does offer a subscribe and save option, as well. If you choose to subscribe, you’ll get 30% off your first order and 20% off each order after, bringing the price down to $48.99. You’ll also receive free shipping if you subscribe.
C4 Dynasty is available in 4 flavors: violet crown, icy blue razz, fruit punch, and strawberry lemonade. With multiple flavors and subscription savings available, C4 Dynasty is worth the try if you’re looking for a new pre-workout!
C4 Dynasty vs. C4 Original vs. C4 Ultimate
C4 Dynasty is the most potent product in the C4 pre-workout lineup.
C4 Dynasty and C4 Original are more different than they are alike. Some key differences include:
- Price: Dynasty is 3.5X more expensive per serving
- Caffeine: Dynasty contains more than double the caffeine
- Ingredients: Dynasty has a much more comprehensive blend of ingredients
C4 Original will be suitable for most people who want a basic pre-workout to help them power through their workouts. C4 Dynasty is much more potent, making it ideal for serious lifters who have built up a pre-workout tolerance.
C4 Ultimate can be thought of as a middle ground between the original formula and C4 Dynasty.
The price difference is less noticeable, although Dynasty is still about 50% more expensive than C4 Ultimate.
The caffeine content is similar, with 350mg in Dynasty and 300mg in Ultimate.
There are a few noticeable differences in the formulations:
- Dynasty includes three types of creatine, whereas Ultimate includes two types
- Dynasty includes higher doses of the shared ingredients
- Dynasty includes some nootropic ingredients to boost focus and mood
If you are completely new to pre-workouts, you may consider starting with C4 Original and working your way up to C4 Dynasty (C4 Original > C4 Ultimate > C4 Dynasty).
If you have experience with pre-workouts and are looking for a strong, potent supplement to fuel your workouts, C4 Dynasty is definitely worth a shot.