Cellucor Super HD vs. Trans4orm presents two flagship fat loss supplements from two of the industry’s leading sports nutrition brands: Cellucor and Evlution Nutrition (EVL). Both of these formulas are next-generation fat loss supplements that combine thermogenics, nootropics and more. Both come from a quality pedigree and get good consumer reviews. But is one better than the other? Let’s find out in this comparative review.
Supplement Facts Comparison
Cellucor Super HD
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||10 mg (50% DV)||Niacin (Vitamin B3)||15 mg (94% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyrodoxal-5-Phosphate)||3 mg (150% DV)||Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl)||2 mg (118% DV)|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin, Coenzyme B12)||250 mcg (4167% DV)||Folic Acid||400 mcg (100% DV)|
|SuperHD ThermoSculpting™ Blend||250 mg||Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||6 mcg (250% DV)|
|Green Tea (Camelia Sinensis) leaf extract, Slimpro® Protein Hydrolysates of Blue Whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), Dandelion root extract||Green Tea Leaf Extract (std. min. 50% EGCG)||500 mg|
|SuperHD Sensory Impact™ Blend||250 mg||Choline Bitartrate||200 mg|
|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||L-Tyrosine||200 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||160 mg||Natural Caffeine (from coffee bean)||175 mg|
|Coleus Extract (as coleus forskohlii)(roo)||100 mg|
|TeaCrine® Nature-Identical Theacrine|
|Alpha-Glyceroolphosphorylcholine Powder (std. min. 50% A-GPC)||50 mg|
|Yohimbe Extract||20 mg|
|BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract||5 mg|
|Huperzia Serrata Extract (std. min. 1% Huperzine A) (club moss)||2 mg|
Cellucor Super HD and Trans4orm are thermogenic formulas that attack fat loss from many angles – but each one uses a different strategy to get there.
First, let’s talk about the similarities between these two formulas. Cellucor Super HD and Trans4orm are targeted weight loss formulas. These supplements are designed for men and women who train: bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. They are more likely to be used by people who are already in shape and are in “cutting” phases to reveal more muscle definition.
Of course, you don’t have to be a bodybuilder to take these fat burners. They will probably work for you if you’re a weekend warrior or if you just want to lose some weight. However, these cutting fat loss formulas have some features that are a little different from general weight loss formulas:
Cellucor Super HD and Trans4orm are both thermogenic fat burning formulas.
Super HD has two key blends: ThermoSculpting™ and Sensory Impact™. What is a little puzzling is that both of these blends feature ingredients with fat burning benefits, including:
• Green tea
• Cayenne (Capsimax®)
Trans4orm on the other hand uses no proprietary blends, so its label is a little easier to understand. Trans4orm fat burners include:
• Green tea leaf extract standardized to a minimum of 50% EGCG
• Coleus Extract
• Yohimbe Extract
• BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract
Right off the bat, we can see some similarities and how these formulas tried to burn fat. Both use green tea and yohimbe. Both use a fat-burning pepper; Cayenne for Super HD and black pepper for Trans4orm. The good news is that both of these formulas are supplying effective, evidence-backed fat burners. And, both supplements are similar in their choice of fat burners, leaning towards compounds that will promote thermogenesis.
Nootropics and Sensory
Like many other fat burner supplements that are tailored for bodybuilders and sports nutrition applications, with Cellucor Super HD vs. Trans4orm we see stacks that both include brain-boosting nootropics and “sensory” ingredients that help with workout motivation, training intensity, focus, mood, metabolism, stimulation, and simply feeling good while you work out. By encouraging more regular and enthusiastic training, these type of ingredients can indirectly support fat loss efforts.
Cellucor Super HD supplies the following nootropic and sensory ingredients:
• N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
• Rhodiola Rosea
• Toothed Clubmoss (Huperzine-A)
• Rauwolfia Vomitoria
Trans4orm’s nootropics and sensory boosters:
• Teacrine® Theacrine
• Alpha GPC
• Huperzia Serrata Extract (Huperzine A)
Again, we can see why these two fat burner supplements are in the same league. Both of them supply caffeine and huperzine A. Cellucor Super HD’s N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine and Rhodiola are better for stress resistance and physical performance. Trans4orm instead focuses on a healthier brain, with two forms of choline and Theacrine to help smooth out stimulatory jitters.
It is also worth noting that both of these fat burners supply mini B-Vitamin stacks, but there’s nothing to get excited about there.
How are Cellucor Super HD and Trans4orm different?
These two products share several ingredients, and appear to be designed for similar audiences. But there are key differences, as well. Cellucor Super HD has more exotic ingredients in its lineup, and combines them into a couple of sexy sounding proprietary blends that hide their dosages. In that respect, Cellucor Super HD appears to be a little more theoretical in its approach, while Trans4orm is more transparent.
- Cellucor Super HD tries to do a little bit of everything, while Trans4orm focuses on excelling at a few specific fat loss benefits.
Let’s take a closer look at the benefits associated with each of these supplements.
Cellucor Super HD vs. Trans4orm: Unique Benefits
Trans4orm has more reliable fat loss benefits with a formula that emphasizes healthy and responsible weight loss.
It is presented as a comprehensive fat burning an energizing fat loss supplement, but we think nootropic support makes up a big part of its design, as well. But rather than a trippy “sensory” experience like you will get with some of Cellucor Super HD exotics, Trans4orm supplies brain healthy nootropics for cerebral circulation, brain regeneration and neurotransmitters. When it comes to caffeine stimulation, Trans4orm uses TeaCrine® theacrine because it stimulates in synergy with caffeine while reducing some of caffeine’s jittery side effects.
One Trans4orm wildcard is the Coleus extract. Coleus is an exciting ingredient for weight loss because it works on hormones to boost lean muscle mass while reducing bodyfat. Coleus is a highly promising sports nutrient, and it is good to see Trans4orm taking at least one (smart) calculated risk.
Cellucor Super HD is more hardcore than Trans4orm, and might be more powerful and versatile – but is less predictable.
Cellucor Super HD intended benefits are a lot more complex and varied been Trans4orm. Super HD is designed for energy, motivation, thermogenesis, and “feeling good” while you lose weight. But Cellucor Super HD throws some curveballs into the mix too.
For example, Cellucor Super HD supplies :
• Slimpro® fish peptides, a branded ingredient that is supposed to help with appetite control
• Dandelion root extract to help with water balance
• Evodiamine, an intriguing potential fat blocker
And, when it comes to nootropic and sensory benefits, Cellucor Super HD unites an unpredictable mix of exotics that will produce tangibly intense affects during training.
- Compared to Cellucor Super HD, we think Trans4orm is a superior fat-burning formulation because it is more zeroed in on weight loss and more matter-of-fact in its formula strategy.
When it comes to dosages, Cellucor Super HD throws a wrench in the works by hiding many of the dosages in its exotic-sounding proprietary blends. However, we will compare what we can.
Cellucor Super HD provides a little more vitamin B6 and a lot more B12, while Trans4orm supplies more niacin.
Caffeine content is almost identical: Cellucor Super HD delivers 160 mg a stimulating goodness, Trans4orm edges that out with 175 mg of natural caffeine.
Cellucor Super HD’s ThermoScultping blend totals 250 mg and includes green tea along with two other ingredients. That means that by default, Trans4orm’s 500 mg of green tea leaf extract delivers at least twice as much as what Cellucor Super HD is giving you.
By the same logic, Cellucor Super HD Sensory Impact blend totals 250 mg and includes and acetyl L-Tyrosine plus 6 extra ingredients. Again, by default, Trans4orms 200 mg of L tyrosine has to be a significantly larger dosage than SuperHD’s N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine mixed in with a bunch of other ingredients.
In conclusion, it is easy to identify which supplement has better dosages when one of them hides most of its dosages.
- Trans4orm has better dosages than Super HD because it shows every single dosage and most of them look pretty good.
Ingredient Quality Comparison
both of these fat burner supplements use some great high-quality ingredients.
Trans4orm ingredient advantages
- Trans4orm supplies superior vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin, which is better than the puzzling cyanocobalamin/methylcobalamin/Coenzyme B12 blend in Super HD.
- Trans4orm’s 50% EGCG-standardized green tea is better than Super HD’s plain green tea.
- The standardized Huperzia Serrata in Trans4orm appears to be better than Super HD’s Huperzia Serrata (which is standardized, but they don’t say to what, rendering it meaningless)
In addition, Trans4orm supplies premium quality ingredients Teacrine® and BioPerine®.
Super HD ingredient advantages
- Super HD’s N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is a better form than the plain L-Tyrosine found in Trans4orm.
- P-5-P vitamin B6 in Super HD is superior to the plain Pyridoxine HCl vitamin B6 in Trans4orm.
In addition, Super HD brings you some top-shelf branded ingredients with Slimpro® and Capsimax®. Capsimax® in particular is a big one because cayenne pepper is one of the greatest fat burners there is, and Capsimax® makes it more effective than plain cayenne, and it won’t set your stomach on fire.
It is good to see that both of these fat burner formulations include some high-and ingredients. But one supplement does quality better.
- Trans4orm uses more high-quality ingredients than Cellucor Super HD. Trans4orm’s premium ingredients are also backed by stronger evidence.
Nutrient Delivery and Clean Label Comparison
Cellucor Super HD is not very clean. It uses a gelatin/titanium dioxide capsule with fillers including microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, Arabic gum, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, protease and NAOH. It also contains fish (Slimpro®) so it is not allergen-free.
Trans4orm is not clean either. Its gelatin capsules include additives like silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, and two dopey artificial colors: FD&C Blue 1, and FD&C Red 40. It also contains soy (from the choline), so it is not allergen-free, either.
- Neither Cellucor Super HD nor Trans4orm uses advanced delivery forms. Neither label is clean, vegan or allergen free. So we’re not awarding points to either formula. They can, and should, do better.
|Cellucor Super HD||vs.||Trans4orm|
|1 Bottle (60 servings)||$29.99||1 Bottle (60 servings)||$24.99|
|Price Per Serving||$0.50||Price Per Serving||$0.42|
It looks like Trans4orm is a little bit cheaper than Cellucor Super HD, although both of these fat burners are quite affordable.
These prices are taken from each supplement manufacturers website in late 2017. Cellucor Super HD and Trans4orm are both widely available, however – at GNC, bodybuilding, Amazon, ebay and even Kmart. So if you want to shop around, you can almost certainly find a good deal and save a little when you buy.
- In terms of pricing, Trans4orm is cheaper than Cellucor Super HD, but both are affordably priced and widely available, so you might find good deals.
Cellucor Super HD vs. Trans4orm: Which is Better?
Cellucor Super HD vs. Trans4orm compares two popular fat burners for active people, fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders.
Evaluating Cellucor Super HD vs. Trans4orm, for your personal use is a little confusing, however, because these formulas share a lot of similarities.
If you are looking for a smartly formulated, evidence-backed and reliable fat burner that actually cares about health and side effects while you are taking it, then Trans4orm is a superior choice.
If you would like to roll the dice on exotic herbs and herbal combinations, and you are seeking a more hard-core stimulating and sensory experience, then Cellucor Super HD might be the right product for you. In that case, however, we advise that you buy a small bottle first to gauge its unpredictable results and see how it works for you.
Overall, Trans4orm is a probably a better fat burner than Cellucor Super HD.
In conclusion, Trans4orm ingredients are backed by stronger evidence, presented in superior dosages, and combined to promote fat loss in a healthier way.