C-4 Explosive Energy: This is Crazy

This product has been discontinued


C-4 Explosive energy looks like a firecracker. Go to the website and your fellow office workers will be wondering if you’re (a) Playing Call of Duty or (b) You’ve got a live feed from a war zone (which – by the way – should NEVER be trivialized for the sake of selling product).


Word is a few customers have even tried to light the fuse. As far as I’m aware caffeine is not flammable. But there’s more than caffeine in this sucker.

What is C-4 Explosive?

C4 is a military plastic explosive which features in more movies than I care to mention.

c4.jpgWhat is C-4 Explosive Energy?
Shan o’Shay Nutraceuticals make 3 products.

  • A liquid energy shot (presumably marketed at energy drinkers)
  • An fat loss / energy pill (targeted to the weight loss market)
  • A thing that’s supposed to make your… erm… member… function correctly – because apparently having your apparatus fully functional will solve all of life’s problems and bring about world peace.

Let’s focus on the first one:

C-4 Explosive Liquid Shot
Contains: Citrus Aurantium, Green Tea extract, Niacin, Xanthinol Nicotinate, Taurine, B Vitamins, Folic Acid and caffeine.

Caffeine: 200mg per 3 gram serving. 3 grams? That’s a measurement of weight not liquid volume. 3 grams is less than a teaspoon-ful. It appears that there are 3 servings per bottle – which means we’re looking at 600mg in the tiny bottle. That doesn’t seem right.

Xanthinol Nicotinate is a form of Niacin (Vit B3) that will pass easily through cell membranes. A medicine site gives us this warning:
Caution: build up to high doses gradually, Xanthinol Nicotinate at high doses can cause blood pressure changes and must therefore be avoided by persons suffering from peptic ulcers, liver problems, severe hypotension, myocardial infarction or other congestive heart problems.

Not recommended for minors – they say… but dress it up like a kids firecracker.

Be careful with this one.


Written by James Foster, last updated on January 30, 2015