Cellucor Super HD vs. Hydroxycut SX-7 is like a comparing between two hopeful characters in a story: Cellucor Super HD is that good and innocent dreamer while Hydroxycut SX-7 is that badass aiming for redemption for all the shit its done in the past.
Cellucor’s Super HD relies on a rather unconventional ingredient (which we’ll see later) to help the body not gain fat while Hydroxycut’s SX-7 is a redeemer due to its really poor history with consumers and the FDA.
They’re both interesting fat burners with promising claims and are sure to get the attention of fans but which of these hopefuls will catch fire with the crowd while leaving the other behind the dark corner of the supplement shop?
Let’s find out…
Tale of the Tape
Cellucor Super HD
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||10 mg (50% DV)||Green coffee bean extract (as Coffea canephora robusta) Standardized for 45% chlorogenic acids||200 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyrodoxal-5-Phosphate)||3 mg (150% DV)||Caffeine Anhydrous||145 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin, Coenzyme B12)||250 mcg (4167% DV)||Coleus root extract (as Coleus forskohlii)||50 mg|
|SuperHD ThermoSculpting™ Blend
Green Tea (Camelia Sinensis) leaf extract, Slimpro® Protein Hydrolysates of Blue Whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), Dandelion root extract
|250 mg||L-Theanine||50 mg|
|SuperHD Sensory Impact™ Blend
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) root extract, Amla fruit extract, Yohimbe (Pausinistalia Yohimbe) bark extract, Capsimax® Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) fruit extract, Evodia Rotaecarpia fruit extract (Standardized for Evodiamine), Toothed Clubmoss (Huperzia Serrata) aerial parts extract (Standardized for Huperizine A), Rauvolfia vomitoria root bark extract
|250 mg||Salvia root extract (as Salvia miltiorrhiza) Standardized for 7% salvianolic acid||25 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||160 mg||Yohimbe bark extract (as Pausinystalia yohimbe) Standardized for 6% yohimbine||20 mg|
|Satsuma mandarin pulp concentrate (as Citrus unshiu) Supplying 0.2% beta-cryptoxanthin||2 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Cellucor Super HD innovates with herbs and peptides
Cellucor’s 15-ingredient formula includes two blends: ThermoSculpting and Sensory Impact.
ThermoSculpting Blend is composed of Green Tea Extract, the best fat burner in the world, Dandelion to help you piss your way to weight loss, and Slimpro Protein Hydrolysates, a branded form of fish peptides which supposedly helps suppress appetite.
Sensory Impact Blend has most of the other ingredient starting with nootropics N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine or NALT, the best form of tyrosine, Rhodiola as a stress fighter, and Amla for heart protection and a bit of cognitive boost.
Cayenne is in Capsimax, arguably the most premium form of the ingredient. It’s an awesome fat burner so we wonder why they listed it here instead of the official “fat burner” blend.
Yohimbe helps burn fat and only a bit for sensory. Evodia is a milder version of Cayenne but much, much weaker, Clubmoss contains Huperzine-A, an awesome nootropic known to work in the tiniest of doses, and then they have this herb called Rauvolfia mostly as a pain reliever post-workout.
They also managed to include Caffeine here which is a good source of energy and a really strong fat burner on its own.
Hydroxycut SX-7 is focused and steady
Hydroxycut starts with two great fat burners: Standardized Green Coffee Bean Extract and Caffeine. Coleus boosts cAMP, enhance cell energy, and spike your body’s fat burning metabolism.
Standardized Salvia Root is a Chinese herb mainly used to boost blood circulation and heart health. Standardized Yohimbe Bark is another candidate for fat burner and the low dosage mitigates the hypertension scare. Standardized Satsuma Mandarin might help reduce belly fat.
L-Theanine alleviates the side effects of using too much stim especially when it comes to caffeine jitters and crashes.
In conclusion of the first round, both formulas look like they know what they’re doing when it comes to fat burning.
But we have to pick a winner and that is Hydroxycut SX-7 for mostly focusing on potent ingredients for fat-burning instead of going with underresearched ingredients. We have nothing against Cellucor’s herb and fish approach but we always prefer well-researched formulas over potential and that’s what made Hydroxycut win this round.
Round 1… Hydroxycut SX-7 Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Getting the ingredients down to the precise number is essential when it comes to efficacy. It matters specially today since both these supplements rely on one-cap servings to get shit done. Let’s see if these two fat burners got their dosages down to the decimal.
Cellucor Super HD has 15 ingredients packed into a tight 660 mg serving. Not a lot of room to start with. Because of the lack of space, there will be plenty of underdoses for sure.
Its ThermoSculpting Blend only has 250 mg which is too small for Green Tea and useless for Slimpro. The only working dose here is the 160 mg of Caffeine.
Hydroxycut SX-7 gives us transparency and it shows us decent doses for Green Coffee Bean Extract and Caffeine. Theanine here is a bit modest to fully wrestle caffeine into the ground but it should create a noticeable reduction anyway.
As you can see, the dosages are not much when compared to some of the best fat burners out there but at least Hydroxycut SX-7 puts the weight where it matters.
No questions here. Hydroxycut SX-7 wins the numbers game.
Round 2… Hydroxycut SX-7 Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
This is a battle between premiums and standardizations.
Cellucor Super HD’s best ingredients include Slimpro, NALT, Capsimax, Evodia, and Clubmoss. Hydroxycut SX-7’s best ingredients include Green Coffee Bean Extract, Salvia, Yohimbe, and even Satsuma.
At first glance you might think Cellucor has the upper hand if we’re going to count the number of premium ingredients they used but if we consider the dosages, and you should always do, Cellucor comes out like a bunch of tied up balloons: colorful and pretty to look at but all hot air inside.
Hydroxycut SX-7 may not have the quantity of ingredients but they do have decent dosages to justify the lack of ingredient diversity. This means even in modest doses, Hydroxycut SX-7 comes out better a hundred fold over Cellucor Super HD.
Round 3… Hydroxycut SX-7 Wins.
Round 4: Price
|Cellucor Super HD||VS.||Hydroxycut SX-7|
|1 Bottle (120 servings)||$69.99||1 Bottle (80-day supply)||$69.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.58||Price Per Capsule||$0.88|
|Price Per Serving||$0.58||Price Per Serving||$0.88|
Round 4… Cellucor Super HD Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
It’s an obvious landslide and even our own reviews reflect it:
- We’re talking 2.5 (Cellucor) vs. 4.1 (Hydroxycut) out of 5 stars.
That’s not exactly a nailbiter now is it?
There aren’t many reasons why you should go with Cellucor Super HD. We can only really think of two and they are:
- You’re strapped for cash
- You want to have a go with fish peptides for the sake of trying something new
If you got cash to spare, choosing Hydroxycut SX-7 will always be the better choice. In fact, it’s so good it made our top five fat burners! How crazy is that?!
In the Cellucor Super HD vs. Hydroxycut SX-7 fight, the winner by a Landslide is…