Join Isabel Romero as she shares her journey in health, fitness and mental wellness. Her goal is to serve as an inspiration to others by helping all her readers achieve their personal best.
Okay. So this blog site is definitely not going to be packed with consumer reviews, although in talking about some of our experiences, some products may come up from time to time.
I have a lot of energy. And that’s putting it mildly. I don’t drink any caffeine (well, with the exception of green tea about twice a week). I remember the days that I would put in some brutal hours in my dental practice, and by mid-day, I would tell one of my staff “Please go to Starbucks and get me a green tea latte” and their response would be “Dr V, trust me! You do NOT need any caffeine!”. My office manager used to call me “Sparky”. A totally unrelated friend, unaware of this nickname, started calling me the same thing. One of my friends just told me the other day that he swears he thinks I’m on speed every day. I don’t even know what “speed” is, since I’ve never touched a drug in my life. I guess I just have a natural high for life. Lol.
Well, being so in love with the world of health and fitness, I have often heard about a product called “C4”. People rave about this stuff! For some, it’s like their own personal crack. On some days, I don’t feel like I get quite enough out of my workouts. I want to push harder, so I decided to try out this miracle drink.
It was signed up for a 9am class, so I guzzled down this deliciously sweet drink at about 8:30, savoring every tiny ounce and even licking my cup because it tasted like a watermelon Jolly Rancher (not kidding—I was mad that my tongue couldn’t reach the bottom of the cup). The canister says to start out with only 1 scoop then you can work your way up to 2 scoops, so clearly, I only had 1 scoop. By 9am, the start of class, I was experiencing these tingling sensations all over my face and ears and scalp. It was the trippiest shit I had ever experienced. I am used to the rest of my body tingling due to my constant paresthesias from my cervical spine injury. But I had never experienced anything like this before from the neck up. It was almost as though someone had rubbed a menthol muscle-ache type of ointment all over my head and were blowing on it.
I called my trainer over. “Have you ever taken C4?” “Yep, but you definitely don’t need it!”. Too late. I looked at my heart rate monitor, and it was through the roof. Listen, I’m all about health supplements if it serves you well. I have to take vitamin D every day since I am part Vampire and avoid the sun at all costs. My other supplements (on the days I remember) include Biotin, Juice plus, Turmeric, and Move Easy (or something like that—for terrible joints). Everything serves a purpose. I know there are C4 fanatics out there, and I can see why! But heed my warning: If you weigh 98 lbs and are already a little bundle of energy, do NOT take it! Yikes! I swear, now I fully understand what it’s like to “see stars” like those cartoon characters would experience that I watched growing up when they got hit over the head. For those devotees that swear by the stuff: Hey, if it helps you, carry on!!
Peace, love, health and happiness,