Cellucor Super HD Review – Thermogenic Fat Burner for Men and Women

Described as a high definition fat targeting and sculpting agent Super HD by Cellucor is one of the most recognizable fat burning capsule brands on the market. Read our review and find out how it works, what’s in it and if customer reviews and feedback are positive or negative.

Cellucor Super HD Review - Thermogenic
SuperHD fat burner from Cellucor

Reputable brand.
Great looking product.
Some good customer reviews.

An equal amount of bad reviews as good.
Some customers complain of side effects.
The formula is not our favorite.

Cellucor is a great looking brand and a great company. However they do appear to be missing the target with the current range of fat loss supplements they have on offer presently.

Recommendation Alternative: There are several brands we would recommend over and above Super HD. We have listed our top performing thermogenic fat burning supplements here and ranked them in order.

What is Cellucor Super HD

Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic Fat Burner is a capsule-type supplement for men and women who are looking for “the most powerful weight loss and energy experience.”

The Cellucor supplement company has been around for a while and all its supplements are aimed at people who like to workout and live active lifestyles.

If you’re an average guy or gal who doesn’t like to live your life with the pedal to the metal, the Cellucor brand won’t be for you.

Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic is just one of several Cellucor SuperHD products. The company keeps changing the formulation which is rather annoying and the products are beginning to look the same in terms of appearance.

The present Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic is not the same as the formulation that was available a few years ago. I know. I’ve reviewed the product before and still have details on file.

The company also has several totally different products that bear the SuperHD name.

At the time of this review, there were seven options available: SuperHD High Definition Fat Burner, SuperHD Water, SuperHD Gen 4, SuperHD Powder, SuperHD Ultimate, SuperHD Ultimate Powder, and SuperHD Ultra.

At the time of this review Cellucor’s Super HD Thermogenic was not available on the site. It is still available via Amazon and other third party resellers though.

SuperHD label and supplement facts
SuperHD label and supplement facts

Advertised Benefits

  • Multi-dimensional thermogenic fat burner and energy booster
  • Increases energy, focus, and metabolism
  • Suppresses appetite
  • The ultimate weight loss supplement to support a solid diet
  • Engineered or athletes who want to take their weight loss to the next level

How Does Cellucor Super HD Work?

Let’s begin by taking a look at some of the benefits Cellucor is promising. Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic is a thermogenic fat burner that increases energy, focus, and metabolism.

Fat burners work by increasing energy expenditure. Putting it in simpler terms, they cause you to use more energy. When it comes to the human body, energy expenditure is measured in calories.

There are two ways to achieve this aim. The first way is to increase metabolism. The second way is to increase thermogenesis. Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic aims to do both.

How Does Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic Boost Metabolism

Human metabolism is very complex. It encompasses all the chemical and biological processes that keep us alive. However, when people talk about metabolism in relation to weight gain and weight loss they are referring to the body’s ability to absorb energy from food and put it to work.

Metabolism is not constant. The more active you are, the faster it gets and the more calories you burn. During periods of low activity and sleep, metabolism slows. It never stops though. The body is constantly expending energy to power important biological functions such as breathing and keeping the blood pumping around the body.

Some natural compounds have the ability to increase metabolism. In so doing they cause you to burn extra calories. That’s extra calories when you are training and extra calories when you are at rest.

The difference these “fat-burning” compounds make is not dramatic. You’ll burn far more calories if you do some exercise. However, when used alongside diet and exercise, fat-burners that boost the metabolism can make a significant difference to your results.

How Does SuperHD Increase Thermogenesis

Like metabolism, thermogenesis is an ongoing process. It continues all through your life and does not stop until you leave this world and head on to the next.

During life, human flesh is warm. It’s warm because the body generates heat. Thermogenesis is the name of the process that achieves this. Thermogenic fat burners, such as Cellucor SuperHD Thermogenic, contain ingredients that increase thermogenesis and cause the body to begin losing extra energy as heat.

Again, the number of extra calories you are likely to burn per day is not dramatic but it’s enough to increase the amount of fat that you burn. That’s presuming you’ve got an effective low-calorie diet in place.

Cellucor SuperHD Thermogenic Suppresses Appetite

Appetite suppressing supplements work well alongside low-calorie diets. When you are eating less food to lose weight, it’s hungry work. All that hunger can weaken resolve and cause you to throw in the towel.

Good appetite suppressants can control your hunger so it doesn’t control you. What they really do is make life easier.  Your low-calorie diet is the real key to weight loss. Exercise can speed things up and a good fat burner opens the throttle a little more.

SuperHD Thermogenic Increases Energy and Focus

Supplements that increase energy and focus can be useful when you are trying to lose weight because they compensate for the lack of (food-provided) calories and help prevent diet-related fatigue.

Supplements of this nature are also good for bodybuilders, athletes, and anyone who loves to do sport. You can train and work harder if you have extra energy and your mind is nice and clear.

What’s the Best Way to Use Cellucor Super HD?

You need to take the capsules with an 8-12 fl. oz. glass of water. The normal dose is one capsule, two times per day.

Cellucor says the first dose has to be taken in the morning. The second is taken 5-6 hours later. If side effects are not an issue, it’s permissible to add an extra capsule to the first dose of the day.

However, it’s important never to exceed three capsules per day or to take the final dose of the day within six hours of bedtime.

Cellucor also points out Super HD is only meant for healthy adults who are 18-years-old or older.

Women who are pregnant or nursing a child will need to get a doctor’s approval before using Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic. Cellucor offers the same advice to people who have existing health problems and to anyone who would need to use Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic alongside medication.

Additionally, the company advises against using Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic alongside other sources of caffeine. That includes tea, coffee, and any other drink that contains stimulants.

Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic users are also warned to discontinue use two weeks before surgery or if side effects occur.

Ingredient Profile

Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic contains a lot of ingredients. Unfortunately, most of them are in proprietary blends. That’s a problem. It makes it impossible to know how much of each one you’ve got.

However, a single capsule provides:

  • Niacin (10 mg)
  • Vitamin B6 (3mg)
  • Vitamin B12 (250mg)
  • Caffeine Anhydrous (160mg)
  • Super HD ThermoSculpting Blend (250 mg)
  • Super HD Sensory Impact Blend (250mg)

Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic also contains a few other ingredients that are listed as “other ingredients” at the bottom of the label. Some of them may play a more active role than the word “other” suggests.

Other Ingredients

  • Gelatin (Capsule Shell)
  • Titanium Dioxide (Capsule Shell)
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Arabic Gum
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Silicone Dioxide
  • Protease
  • NAOH

Due to the fact that Cellucor fails to say how much a capsule weighs, it’s impossible to work out how much of the capsule content is likely to consist of these additional ingredients.

What Do the Ingredients Do?

Ingredients with Known Inclusion Rates

Vitamins B6 and B12 are put in energy drinks because they help you draw energy from food.

Niacin is a B vitamin too (B3). Like Vitamins B6 and B12, it aids energy metabolism. Some bodybuilders take niacin supplements to improve their vascularity.

Caffeine is a popular stimulant. You can get it from drinking coffee, coke, and energy drinks. There are many other every-day sources as well.

Caffeine boosts energy and mental focus. It also increases metabolism and thermogenesis but, as with other stimulants, it can cause side effects in some people. Higher doses present a greater risk of side effects. The dose here is similar to what you’d get from 1 1/2 cups of regular coffee.

SuperThermoSculpting Blend

The SuperThermoSculpting Blend is obviously meant to provide most of the promised fat-burning effect.

Green tea is the best inclusion. Research shows it has value as a fat burner and weight loss aid.

Slimpro is a branded ingredient taken from a species of fish called blue whiting. There’s limited evidence to suggest it may help improve body composition but further research is necessary.

Dandelion root extract has a variety of uses. One of them is purging the body of water. It’s a diuretic.

Because diuretics cause the body to retain less water, they can provide rapid weight loss. This is easy to mistake for fat loss. It’s not. It’s just water and it will come back as soon as supplementation stops.

SuperHD’s Sensory Impact Blend

Cellucor doesn’t explain the purpose of this blend and because there are no inclusion rates, it’s tough to try and figure out what it’s supposed to do. It’s kind of a hodge-podge mix.

For instance, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is often used for encouraging muscle growth, but amla fruit is sometimes used for lowering blood sugar.

Yohimbe is a stimulant. It’s often used for weight loss. Some studies suggest it has value, others indicate it does not. It has greater potential as a treatment for erectile dysfunction but medical organizations don’t recommend it due to the need for more research and its potential to cause side effects.

Capsimax is branded capsicum extract. It’s a respected fat burner that would be a better fit for the fat burning blend. However, it may suppress appetite too.

Although evodiamine is sometimes used for fat loss, it’s a worrying inclusion because it may interfere with blood clotting ability. There are fears it may encourage uterus shrinkage as well.

Other Ingredients

Some of the ingredients are commonly grouped on supplement labels as “other ingredients”, but others are not.

For instance, microcrystalline cellulose is an anti-caking agent and magnesium stearate is a flow agent.

But protease? What’s that doing here? It’s the digestive enzyme that processes protein.

NAOH is another name for caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). It mostly used as a household cleaner but is sometimes an inclusion in bodybuilding supplements. Needless to say, there are concerns about its use.

Are There Any Cellucor Super HD Customer Reviews?

Amazon has more than 500 customer reviews. Only 40% of the customer feedback and opinions award the product a full five stars.

Most of the 5-star reviews appear to focus on the product’s ability to provide extra energy. Feedback is best described as mixed.

Cellucor Super HD positive customer reviews
Cellucor Super HD positive customer reviews

Most of the 1-star reviews are from people who experienced side effects. Extra energy and unpleasant side effects are both common factors when dealing with stimulant-driven products.

Cellucor Super HD bad customer reviews
Cellucor Super HD negative customer reviews

Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic Side Effects

A lot of customers complain about side effects. In fact, the Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic side effects appear to be the main reason for the majority of the negative reviews.

Reported side effects include:

  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sweating
  • Racing heartbeat/heart palpitations
  • Inability to sleep
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Jitters/shakes

Some of the reactions customers mention in their reviews are very alarming. Cellucor Super HD is not a product you should consider unless you know you are presently in excellent health, have discussed your intentions with a doctor, and got the green light.

Hit or Miss? Can You Lose Weight with Cellucor SuperHD ?

Customer reviews on Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic suggest the fat burner may have more value as a pre-workout supplement than it does as a fat burner. Plenty of people are praising its ability to boost energy.

The problem is, a lot of customers are also complaining about side effects and the formulation contains several ingredients that have no business being in a product such as this.

Caffeine is a fat burner. So are Capsimax and green tea but it’s disputable if the formulation contains enough.

If you use Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic alongside a low-calorie diet, it may help you to lose extra weight.

However, looking at the ingredient profile and customer reviews this is not a product I could ever fall in love with. There are better options available.

I’m guessing Cellucor may already know about the product’s shortcomings. It’s probably why the company has made it less visible on the official website.

Where to Buy Cellucor Super HD

Cellucor appears to have made this this product less visible on the official website in favor of the newer version. It’s no longer available via the official Cellucor website.

At the time of this review, it was still possible to buy Cellucor Super HD Thermogenic via Amazon for around $30 per bottle. However, there’s no way to know how long it will be before the supplies at Amazon run dry. It looks like a case of when it’s gone it’s gone.

Each bottle provides 60 capsules so, at the regular dose of two capsules per day, each bottle should last for a month. Taking the maximum dose of three capsules per day will mean you only get 20 days of use.


Cellucor offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. However, in order to be eligible for a refund customers need to get their returns back to Cellucor within 30 days of receiving their order.

About Tony Jay

Tony Jay (CEO of AGJ Media, CPD certified in Diet and Nutrition) Tony is a fitness enthusiast, writer, and entrepreneur. He’s been active in the health and wellness industry since 2007 and firmly believes correct nutrition is the key to good health. A workaholic by nature, Tony uses power yoga to keep his mind sharp, maintain physical subtlety, and keep fit. LinkedIn

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