Do you like caffeine? How about caffeine — do you like that, too?
And what about caffeine?
Well, do we have something for you! Introducing SuperHD Xtreme, the “Powerful Energy Intensifier and Mood Support” fat burner supplement by Cellucor that features not only caffeine but caffeine and caffeine!
If you’re a frequent Best5 reader, you likely already know the merits of caffeinated fat burners. Caffeine works pretty well at amplifying thermogenic fat loss for energetic weight loss. However, it’s not the only ingredient that works for fat loss, nor is it even the best — especially at high dosages.
So, if you like caffeine and other healthy fat burners in your weight loss supplement, let’s also hope Cellucor packed a little more diversity into SuperHD Xtreme. Or, you know, screw “hope” — let’s just read the damn SuperHD Xtreme review to find out for ourselves.
About SuperHD Xtreme
Manufactured by Cellucor, SuperHD Xtreme is the supposedly extreme version of the standard SuperHD fat burner supplement. What’s more extreme about this formula versus the original? More caffeine and less of everything else, baby! Formula notes:
- SuperHD Xtreme Blend: Cellucor has a bad proprietary blend habit, obscuring the individual ingredient dosages in their formulas. SuperHD Xtreme continues this trend.
- Caffeine Overload: Yet, of the ingredients hidden in the prop blend, caffeine has its dosage revealed: 300 mg. Which is a huge portion of the overall dosage.
- Downgrade: The original SuperHD formula had much more variety than SuperHD Xtreme. Cellucor essentially created an entirely new, caffeinated formula, then slapped the familiar SuperHD title onto this product.
SuperHD Xtreme Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|SuperHD Xtreme™ Blend||435 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous, TeaCor™ Tetramethyluric Acid, Capsimax® Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) fruit extract, XCELICOR™ Caffeine Pterostilbene Cocrystal, Zembrin® (Sceletium tortuosum) aerial parts extract, Rauwolfia vomitoria root bark extract|
Rice Flour, Capsule Shell (Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Green #3, shellac, propylene glycol), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.
Take one serving (1 capsule) with 8-12 fl. oz. of water in the morning, and one serving (1 capsule) with 8-12 fl. oz. of water 5-6 hours later in the mid-afternoon. Do not take this product within 6 hours of bedtime. DO NOT EXCEED 2 CAPSULES PER DAY. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED.
SuperHD Xtreme supplies caffeine pills, except this caffeine is better than those caffeines other there.
And what separates this caffeine from those caffeines over there? The additional cayenne powered fat burns, Zembrin boosted mood, and, well… more caffeine, baby. Essentially, SuperHD Xtreme is another caffeinated fat burner product with at least a couple notable fat burner ingredients and an undetermined (although, likely low) amount of other health compounds.
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SuperHD Xtreme Review: Ingredients
In typical Cellucor fashion, SuperHD Xtreme sticks with the Cellucor non-transparent blend trend, hiding its ingredients in the proprietary SuperHD Xtreme Blend. As a result, we’re unable to determine the individual ingredient dosages in this formula.
However, given that Cellucor spilled the beans on the caffeine content in this blend (300 mg caffeine), with extremely advanced math we’re able to calculate the remaining milligram amount for the remaining ingredients.
And, frankly, it’s not looking good.
SuperHD Xtreme™ Blend
Caffeine Anhydrous – The leading fat burner in this blend is a Best5 favorite burner for its reliable, undeniable boosts on energy and thermogenesis. However, at the same time, it’s just caffeine. So, Cellucor should thus price this product accordingly — i.e., at a low price.
TeaCor™ Tetramethyluric Acid – A fancy name for theacrine, a caffeine-like compound that supposedly helps lengthen the effects of caffeine over time. On the whole, research remains sparse on this bad boy.
Capsimax® Cayenne – Fiery hot fat burner with the dual benefits of enhancing thermogenic fat loss and reducing appetite and cravings. Capsimax® is a well-researched brand of cayenne extract, standardized to a potent dose of bio-active capsaicin.
XCELICOR™ Caffeine Pterostilbene – More caffeine. Except this caffeine also comes with pterostilbene, a highly potent antioxidant that’s similar to resveratrol (except better). Often taken as a nootropic for its neuroprotective benefits.
Zembrin® Sceletium tortuosum Extract – Cellucor claims this ingredient for mood support. Zembrin® is a popular herbal extract in Cellucor products, used by the manufacturers to provide a more uplifting mood experience to their fat burners and pre-workout supplements.
Rauwolfia vomitoria Extract – Strange, exotic herb that’s highly toxic in nature. However, as a supplement, Rauwolfia vomitoria extract may assist with mood and behavioral disorders …? Not too sure this is absolutely required by this formula.
As a Cellucor fat burner — and a supposedly extreme one at that — SuperHD Xtreme is, upon first appearances, a pretty run-of-the-mill fat burner from a big name supplement manufacturer. After all, it has the caffeine. It has the Capsimax, the mood boosters …the caffeine.
But on second appearances, SuperHD Xtreme is more run-of-the-mill than what we originally perceived. Not only does this supplement have caffeine and more caffeine. But it has caffeine, more caffeine, and even more caffeine — in the form of a caffeine-like compound: Theacrine.
Cellucor claims to use this formula design to deliver a long-lasting, high-powered energy experience. And perhaps Cellucor does hit those high notes. But, again, it’s ultimately just caffeine, which (let’s be honest) is extremely easy to come by.
Granted, the Capsimax cayenne extract does help this supplement’s chances at fat burning. But it’s unlikely that SuperHD Xtreme provided enough milligrams for any non-caffeinated ingredients to work in this formula, considering that 300 of the 435 mg dosage is reserved for caffeine.
At this point, it’s perhaps more honest to label this supplement as a caffeine pill product rather than a bona fide fat burner. And if caffeine pills qualify as bona fide fat burners in your book, then all the power to you: Go for it. However, if you’re looking for something perhaps a bit more nuanced and diversely effective at burning fat, we recommend checking out some of the better fat burner supplements on the 2018 market.
SuperHD Xtreme Benefits
Cellucor makes a few benefit claims with SuperHD Xtreme, including:
- Long-Lasting, High-Powered Energy.
- Thermogenic Fat Loss
- Enhanced Mood.
These claims are actually all true, insomuch that caffeine effects energy, thermogenesis, and enhanced mood. After all, there’s a reason caffeine is the most popular drug in the world: It works at making you feeeeel good.
Do the other ingredients in SuperHD Xtreme work to deliver these benefits? Meh… not likely. Perhaps the theacrine actually does provide a longer lasting caffeine experience. But, again, that benefit still centers on the benefits of caffeine.
Who Takes It?
Caffeine Lovers. Some people love the caffeine caps. To them, SuperHD Xtreme supplies a premium dose of 300 mg caffeine, packed with a few other notable fat burners in Cellucor colored capsules. Honestly, it’s not a bad caffeinated addition to an otherwise non-caffeinated pre-workout stack.
Any Side Effects?
For the most part, the customer reviews on this product are positive. Which seems to indicate that SuperHD Xtreme is at least on point with the mood boosting benefits. (People tend to leave high praise reviews when they’re in a good mood.) However, caffeine sensitive users should supplement SuperHD Xtreme with caution …for obvious reasons.
SuperHD Xtreme Review Summary
- Best5 Favs. Caffeine and Cayenne are two game-changing fat burners.
- Brands. Cellucor sticks some impressive ingredients brands in this supp.
- Better Mood. A happy review usually indicates a happy consumer.
- Caffeine Overload. 300 mg is fine …in a formula triple the size of 435 mg.
- Proprietary. Cellucor must be insecure or something, because they always hide their ingredient dosages. (See next point.)
- Low Dosage. And no wonder they’re insecure here: their overall dosage sucks.
- Expensive. ~$60 is paying too much for what essentially amounts to a caffeine pill.
Pricing and Where to Buy
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $59.99
- Available online and in retail stores
You can buy SuperHD Xtreme through various retailers, including GNC, Bodybuilding.com, and Amazon.
Final Word on SuperHD Xtreme
Does SuperHD Xtreme burn fat? Sure, it probably helps. But only insomuch that caffeine helps burn fat. And, yes, caffeine is pretty effective at thermogenic fat metabolism. We’re just unsure you (or anyone) would want to spend this much money on essentially caffeinated weight loss. These are Starbucks prices, friend-O. Not worth the long-lasting, high-powered energy experience easily found in other, better fat burner supplements.