Cellucor is a long serving supplement manufacturer that produce some of the most popular and widely sold dietary products on the market. SuperHD is arguably the best know, It’s recently been improved. So how does it fair?
SuperHD Review summary: Cellucor have been around for ever. They are synonymous with sports and weight loss supplements.
SuperHD is suitable for anyone who want to burn fat and lose weight.
Customer reviews are hit and miss (thankfully largely a hit). Some customer complain of side effects though, while others claim this product has been ineffective.
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What is Cellucor SuperHD?
Cellucor SuperHD is a thermogenic fat burner. It’s produced in capsule form and there is a Cellucor SuperHD powder as well.
This review is for Cellucor SuperHD capsules but the powder should provide similar results.
Although it’s a supplement that’s aimed at both sexes, Cellucor SuperHD is not a run-of-the-mill fat burner.
Cellucor refers to the product as a “high-definition” fat burner.
That hints strongly about the type of person the product is for.
Like other Cellucor supplements, it’s aimed at people who like to keep it physical by doing sports or working out in a gym and care about attaining good muscle definition as well as fat-loss.
Who Makes Cellucor SuperHD?
SuperHD is made by Cellucor. It’s a US sports nutrition brand that launched its first product in 2009 via GNC.
In 2010, Bodybuilding.com gave it an award for “Best New Brand”, so Cellucor was making a big noise in all the right places right from the start.
Although Cellucor continues to produce a number of sports supplements, including pre-workouts and testosterone boosters, it appears to be moving some of its focus to energy drinks.
At the time of this review (August 2020), the original Cellucor website was no longer online.
The old domain redirects visitors to a new site that focuses heavily on C4 Energy drinks.
However, if you like the supplements, there is no need to worry.
All the popular options are still available.
The brand just appears to be moving with the times and trying to take advantage of the present demand for energy drinks.
Cellucor SuperHD Benefits
- Powerful Nootropics
- High-Powered Energy
- Helps Promote Fat Loss
- Increases Fat Metabolism
- Helps Promote Better Appetite Control
How Cellucor SuperHD Works
Like a lot of supplements, Cellucor SuperHD is designed to provide multiple benefits. Let’s take a look at the five benefits one by one.
1. Powerful Nootropics
The term “nootropics” refers to ingredients and supplements that produce favorable changes in cognitive function.
In a product like this, the right combination of nootropics may prevent diet-related moodiness and increase mental focus.
Needless to say, any improvement in mental focus should make it easier to concentrate on the sporting/fitness activity you are pursuing.
2. High-Power Energy
Normal diet pills often contain stimulants and other ingredients that can elevate energy levels and help prevent the feeling of fatigue that often results from a low-calorie lifestyle.
Cellucor SuperHD isn’t a normal diet pill though. It’s a sports supplement so the ability to boost energy has extra importance.
Training requires a lot of energy and, when your diet lacks calories, there can be a loss of energy that may interfere with your training capabilities.
3. Helps Promote Fat Loss
When metabolism increases, it causes you to burn extra calories regardless of your level of activity.
You burn more during exercise and you burn more while you are resting.
The difference is not going to be significant enough to replace the requirement for calorie control but it will allow you to burn more fat than you would with diet and exercise alone.
Thermogenesis is the process that generates heat within the body.
As with metabolism, when it increases, it allows you to burn extra calories. Many of those calories will be lost into the air around you in the form of heat.
Exercise increases thermogenesis too.
If you’ve ever been jogging on a cold, winter’s day, worked up a sweat, and seen the steam coming off your body you can probably appreciate how thermogenesis can help with weight loss.
4. Helps Increase Fat Metabolism
Diet pills that increase fat metabolism enhance the body’s ability to break down its stores of fat, make its energy available, and then put it to work.
This is sometimes referred to as increasing lipolysis.
5. Helps Promote Better Appetite Control
When you buy a product like this you do so through a desire to burn fat.
A typical Cellucor SuperHD user is also likely to be very keen to get their body-fat percentage low enough to highlight their muscle definition.
Fat-loss is not going to happen if consume too many calories per day. Due to their sporting/athletic interests, most Cellucor SuperHD users will probably be making all the right food choices. Choose foods that help suppress appetite.
However, fat-loss also requires a calorie deficit which won’t be forthcoming if food portions are too large and/or there are too many meals/snacks per day.
Making healthy food choices is the easy part, cutting back is a different matter. It causes hunger.
Nobody likes to feel hungry so Cellucor SuperHD is designed to keep hunger urges under control.
Correct Dosage and Other Usage Considerations
You will need to use Cellucor SuperHD in conjunction with diet and exercise. That goes without saying and the average Cellucor customer will know this.
If you have any health issues or would need to use the pills alongside medication, you will need to get a doctor’s approval before using this product.
If you are a woman who is pregnant or nursing a child, you shouldn’t use it at all.
You take the capsules with a glass of water. The normal dose is two capsules per day. That’s one capsule each morning and another one five to six hours later.
If you need an extra energy boost, and you have already established there are no tolerance issues, you can add an extra capsule to the first dose of the day.
However, it’s important never to take more than three capsules per day. It’s also important not to take Cellucor SuperHD within six hours of your bedtime. Doing so could interfere with your ability to sleep.
Increasing the dose to three capsules per day will also mean, your bottle of Cellucor SuperHD will not last for a full 30 days.
That will significantly increase the overall monthly cost of using the product.
Cellucor SuperHD Ingredient Profile
Cellucor has a habit of changing its formulations.
The Cellucor SuperHD ingredient profile at the time of this review is very different from the ingredient profile of the previous version.
So different it’s not possible to see the changes as an update. This may as well be a totally different supplement.
The present formulation consists of nine ingredients, seven of which are housed in a proprietary blend and one of which is a proprietary blend in its own right.
Each (1 capsule) dose of Cellucor SuperHD provides:
SuperHD Thermogenic & Sensory Blend (193 mg):
- Amla fruit extract
- Dandelion root extract
- Yohimbe bark extract
- Toothed Clubmoss
- Rauwolfia root bark extract
- Caffeine Anhydrous (160 mg)
- Green Select (150 mg)
It’s not possible to ascertain the quantities of ingredients used in the SuperHD Thermogenic & Sensory Blend.
That’s generally the case with proprietary blends.
The manufacturer provides the inclusion rates for caffeine anhydrous and Green Select though, so let’s look at them first.
Caffeine Anhydrous (160 mg)
Caffeine anhydrous is a fast-acting caffeine powder that’s included in many supplement formulations.
Each Cellucor SuperHD capsule provides a similar amount of caffeine as you would get from drinking one-and-a-half cups of regular coffee or a Starbucks double espresso.
Unless you are unusually sensitive to caffeine, the amount each pill provides should be just fine.
Caffeine is a stimulant. It’s renowned for its ability to boost energy and mental focus and is also good for de-fogging the mind.
Caffeine suppresses appetite as well, albeit only very slightly. However, research proves caffeine’s ability to support faster fat-loss by increasing metabolism and thermogenesis.
GreenSelect Phytosome (150 mg)
GreenSelect Phytosome is a proprietary blend of green tea and sunflower phospholipids.
Green tea is a proven fat burner. It’s one of the best natural weight-loss providers available.
It’s hard to say whether this combination will be superior or inferior to standard green tea extracts, but research suggests GreenSelect Phytosome supports safe weight loss.
SuperHD Thermogenic & Sensory Blend (193 mg)
It’s not feasible to try and say what this combination of ingredients will do because we do not know how much of each one is involved.
However, Capsimax is an excellent inclusion. It’s a proprietary blend of capsicum extract found in chilli peppers that has an excellent fat-burning reputation.
If the inclusion rate is sufficient, it will help make Cellucor SuperHD a fat burner to be reckoned with.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine supports muscle growth. It also appears to boost cognitive function. For that reason, it’s sometimes added to nootropic formulations.
Dandelion is a diuretic. Its ability to purge the body of water may make some people mistake water-loss for fat-loss.
However, Cellucor SuperHD aims to help people improve their muscle definition. That makes dandelion a valuable inclusion (presuming an adequate amount).
It could reduce puffiness of the skin that would prevent the muscles from looking their best.
Yohimbine is a stimulant. It also has certain medicinal qualities. Some people use it to alleviate erectile dysfunction.
According to data, Yohimbine is also good for helping you to burn fat without losing muscle mass.
It’s presence here adds value but, bearing in mind the presence of caffeine, if the inclusion rate is too high, the possibility of side effects may increase.
As for the rest of the inclusions, amla fruit may lower blood sugar. Toothed clubmoss provides huperzine. It’s a nootropic that may enhance the mood and improve cognitive function.
The final inclusion is Rauwolfia. Its presence adds another stimulant to the mix. This one may have potential as a fat burner but Rauwolfia requires further study.
Cellucor SuperHD Customer Reviews
There are plenty of reviews from Cellucor SuperHD customers.
Most of them are good, but some people are saying it doesn’t work and/or gave them side effects. How many of the reviews refer to the present formulation though? There’s no way to be certain.
In this case, looking at customer reviews is pointless.
Known Side Effects
Some customers mention experiencing side effects but, due to the formulation changes, the issues they report may from a previous version.
Some of the present ingredients, such as caffeine and yohimbine, have the potential to cause side effects so it may be a good idea to seek medical advice before using this product.
Where to Buy Cellucor SuperHD
Cellucor SuperHD is a very easy product to purchase.
You can buy it in a lot of stores and there are also many options if you want to buy it online.
Bodybuilding.com, The Vitamin Shoppe, GNC… You pays your money and takes your choice. The cost per bottle is generally the same so there is nothing to gain by trying to shop around.
With that in mind, it may be best to buy directly from the manufacturer. That way you can be certain you are getting the most up-to-date version.
If you go for a one-off purchase, expect to pay $29.99 per bottle. If you want to take out a subscription and agree to receive a fresh shipment each month, the cost per bottle comes down to $23.99.
As for a guarantee, there used to be one. It was good for 30 days. It’s not clear if this is still the case. There is no guarantee or returns information anywhere on the new Cellucor C4 website.
Cellucor SuperHD Review Conclusion
The Cellucor brand has a lot of respect, all over the world and, as far as the price goes, it’s hard to complain. It’s very fair. Even without a guarantee, Cellucor SuperHD could still be worth considering.
The formulation certainly contains ingredients that should be able to allow it to do the things it’s designed to do. In theory, anyway.
The lack of inclusion rates makes it impossible to be certain how the formulation will perform as a whole.
Having said that, the inclusion rates for caffeine and the green tea blend are available. It contains enough of each to increase mental focus and energy and help with fat burning.
The bottom line is, even without the proprietary blend, the pills should offer the kind of benefits they are meant to do.
Will they cause side effects? Unfortunately, there’s only one way to find out for sure—try them and see. You can be forgiven if that’s a gamble you are not willing to take.