Cellucor has had a strong start to the year with a range of new products being made available on the market. These included the multiple C4 variants including C4 Mass, C4 Ripped and C4 50X. One of their only non C4 related releases will be the new creatine supplement known as Cellucor CN3.
Cellucor CN3 Highlights
- 3g of creatine nitrate per serve to help boost training performance, pumps and lean muscle mass.
- Simple ingredient base, but with plenty of research behind both creatine and nitrates.
Cellucor CN3 Review & Ingredients
CN3 is an incredibly simple product with only a handful of ingredients and really only 1 active ingredient in the form of Creatine Nitrate (NO3-T™). There’s some vitamin C or ascorbic acid, which would have come from some of the mixing and flavour agents, but the main focus is really on the creatine nitrate. Each 225g tub of CN3 comes with 45 serves of 5g each.
Cellucor CN3 Benefits, Pros & Effectiveness
Creatine nitrate as an ingredient has been bubbling away under the surface of the industry for quite some time now and at this rate might just overtake creatine HCL as the preferred alternative creatine to creatine monohydrate. While there isn’t that much research surrounding creatine nitrate, there have been plenty of research surrounding both the individual ingredients creatine and nitrate. Creatine is well known to support strength increases and lean muscle mass gains, while nitrates have long been incorporated in pre workouts for its ability to enhance blood flow and therefore oxygen supply to the exercising muscles. The nitrates also help to boost pump, which is not only aesthetically pleasing, it can help support muscle cell volumisation along with the creatine for further muscle growth. If you’re looking for a stim free pump solution that can also support strength in the long term, then this is a suitable supplement.
Cellucor CN3 Negatives & Cons
CN3 is an okay supplement with a decent solitary ingredients. But amongst so many other solid pre workouts these days, and with how inexpensive regular creatine is, the CN3 isn’t really worth it. You’ll be getting a good dose of creatine nitrate in the C4 supplements already and if you’re after a stim free pump, there are some excellent alternatives in the form of say Elemental Nutrition Pre Workout or iForce Hemavo2 just to name a few.
Cellucor CN3 Flavours, Taste & Mixability
Currentlu Cellucor CN3 comes in an unflavoured, cheery limeade and fruit punch flavour. The unflavoured version isn’t recommended unless you’re mixing with another flavoured powder. It doesn’t taste bad, but the texture is gritty and isn’t pleasant by itself. The flavoured version’s aren’t bad and go down quite easily. The mixability is average to good, it might leave the slightest hint of grittiness.
Cellucor CN3 Verdict
Overall Cellucor’s CN3 is an okay supplement that will give you somewhat of a boost to your training sessions with a decent pump as well. As a supplement by itself, it’s probably not the most exciting new release from Cellucor. It would work better if you decided to stack it with one of the new C4s or another pre workout/intra workout supplement.