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Hydroxycut

One of the leading diet and weight loss supplements

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  • Founder: Muscle Tech Research and Development
  • Headquarters: Mississauga Ontario Canada
  • Accessibility: Online and major retailers
  • Diet Type: Supplement taken with diet and exercise
  • Gender: Male, Female
BACKGROUND

Hydroxycut Recall after FDA Warning to Stop Using the Diet Pill

Once making headlines for containing a controversial herb, Ephedra, banned by the FDA, Hydroxycut now offers an Ephedra-free product that claims to increase metabolism and energy while curbing your appetite, cutting calories and maintaining blood sugar.

When Hydroxycut is combined with a diet and exercise regimen, the product claims to help users shed two-to-three times more weight that without. When taking Hydroxycut, it is suggested that users commit to consistent exercise and a low-calorie diet. Take Hydroxycut half-to-one hour prior to meals with eight ounces of water.

PRO
  • Increases energy
  • Control appetite
  • Burn calories
  • Lose up to 4.5 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone
  • Recipes and exercises available
  • Research studies available
CON
  • Hydroxycut Recall due to product association with death and liver damage

  • Must diet and exercise for Hydroxycut to work

  • Pills must be taken 30-60 minutes before meals which can be difficult if you don’t always eat at the same time
  • Contains caffeine
INGREDIENTS
  • Hydroxycitric Acid, extracted from tropical fruit and linked with liver problems
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Potassium
  • Hydroxagen Plus
  • HydroxyTea
  • Caffeine
  • Green Tea extract
  • White Tea extract
  • Soy
ADMINISTRATION

Take two caplets with eight ounce of water as a dietary supplement 3 times per day approximately 30-60 minutes before each meal. Do not snack after dinner. Consume 10 eight ounce glasses of water per day. Do not take within five hours of bedtime. For best results, use Hydroxycut for eight weeks with a low-calorie diet and exercise program. For the first three days of the program, take one capsule three times per day. From day four beyond, take two capsules three times per day.

DIET and NUTRITION

There is no clear advice from Hydroxycut on an eating plan. You are encouraged to sticky to a healthy diet while taking the supplement. This kind of flexibility allows you to choose a plan of your liking.

For those with food allergies- Hydroxycut is a gluten-free product.

EXERCISE

No guidance provided.

CONCLUSION

ConsumerHealthDigest.com conducted research of 30 dietary supplements. Scoring 3 on a scale of 1-5 for metabolism enhancement, weight-loss potential and ingredient control and 4 on a scale of 1-5 for appetite suppression, Hydroxycut ranked number 11.

Common Misspellings

Hydroxy Cut, Hydroxicut, hydroxcut, hydroxycut.com, hydroxy-cut, hydrox-cut,


Related Diets: Akavar, Alli, Hoodia P57, HOT-ROX, Hydrox-Slim, Hydroxycut Instant Drink Packets, Trimspa X32



Wikipedia

Hydroxycut is a nutritional supplement marketed by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., designed to help consumers lose weight. It is sold at conventional retailers, such as GNC and Wal-Mart, online retailers such as and , and through direct television marketing.

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Roderick

Can i get my money back????????

posted May 4th, 2009 8:18 pm


Frank

This is just a joke. Hydroxycut is one of the most powerful diet pills on the market that actually works - and they decide to recall it? I have been taking Hydroxycut since I was 18 years old and noticed huge strides in my performance at the gym. I tend to believe it is not a placedo affect, because going to the gym without the pill you don't feel the aggressive urge. Yeah, you can say 6 cups of coffee - but who is really going to down 6 cups of coffee? Lets be serious. Cigarettes are bad for you and they're still being sold, FDA - so let Hydroxycut stay on the market and give us a choice - we don't need to do it, this is America we deserve choice and opportunity and banning something that works is definately not the way, FDA. If you want to ban something, ban cigarettes.

posted May 4th, 2009 7:06 pm


Frank

I think this is a joke. Hydroxycut is one of the better diet pills out there, I have been taking the product for many years. Hydroxycut always made me perform better, I would take two pills before work and at work I would keep busy. It somehow gave me more focus - I do notice a difference when I do not take it I tend to slack. Before going to the gym, Hydroxycut works best with SuperPump 250. Yeah, it may be bad for you but it works. Cigarettes are bad aswell, why are they still selling them FDA? It's a joke. Hydroxycut should be sold and bought as a choice - America is supposed to be about choice and opportunity.

posted May 4th, 2009 7:01 pm


SB

This recall is essentially a witch hunt, much like the ephedra ban. Liver damage? Does this mean Tylenol and alcohol will also be recalled?

And to the poster a couple posts down, the product being obscurely linked to a potential liver problem is hardly "proof" of having caused your son's epilepsy.

This kind of complete absence of ability to reason is the sort of mentality responsible for idiotic recalls like this one.

Cigarettes? Still legal.

posted May 4th, 2009 4:32 pm


Stephen

I personally took Hydroxycut during the summer of 2006 and i lost about 30ibs. in 9 weeks. I was exercising but not dieting. I also drank plenty of water. I think moderation is the key and hope that it will be back on the market soon.

posted May 4th, 2009 1:38 pm


Mel

I know this is recalled, but there are tons of other diet pills out there with the hydroxycitrate in it that haven't been recalled - if you use this product as intended [as in not for a whole year straight - for the recommended 8 weeks] I doubt it would have a negative effect. I know many people who have taken this successfully without side effects or health problems, and stopped taking it after the 8 weeks as directed. I myself took the one bottle before it was recalled and I lost 9 lbs in a week and a half.

posted May 3rd, 2009 11:01 pm


Dave

Has anyone noticed that to achieve weight loss with this product you must exercise and diet? If you do that you will lose weight without any other help. If you fill you cars gas tank with gasoline and add a fuel supplement it will run. Yup, and it will run without the supplement just fine. If Hydroxycut was effective, why would you need to exercise and diet?

posted May 1st, 2009 6:39 pm


Grace

My never-been-sick son, 28 years old, "mysteriously" suffered two unexplained seizures, one in Nov 08 and the other in Feb 09, and is now considered epileptic and on anti-seizure medication. He told the doctors that he had been taking Hydroxycut for over a year; they said that was nothing and couldn't possibly be the problem. I didn't know he was taking it until after the second seizure; as soon as he told me, I knew that that was the cause of his problems, but couldn't prove it until today as they've recalled all of it. The ONLY healthy way to lose weight and keep it off is to cut out sugar and refined carbohydrates! Wake up, America!

posted May 1st, 2009 4:21 pm


rob

The FDA has just recalled Hyroxycut products!! Cases of liver failure have been related to the use of Hydroxycut.

posted May 1st, 2009 3:24 pm


Carol T

Well, read the news - check the hydroxycut and FDA web sites... Too good to be true. Liver damage is no fun.
No more Hydroxycut for me.

posted May 1st, 2009 1:59 pm


getoffyorbutt

wow! i love this stuff! thank goodness i stocked up last week! i cant believe they pulled it! i am 5'1. i weighed in 4 mos. ago at 293 and am 18 years old. In the first week alone i lost 23 lbs! it just kept falling of! i'm now weighing in at 146, thats right, 146! all that fat off me in only 4 months. my friend robert took it too, he is 5'7 and weight 118, now at 104! he looks great! all thanks to hydroxycut. you can do it too! guess we try hoodia next. good luck to all!

posted May 1st, 2009 12:59 pm


Eric Lamy

Hydroxycut has been recalled by the FDA. All product lines should be returned to the place of purchase and their use discontinued immediately. See for more information.

posted May 1st, 2009 11:35 am


Selena

my sister and her fiance have been taking hydroxycut for about a month now and both of them look SOOOO much thinner...they take it about 3 times aday, the normal dosage...so ysterday i decided to go buy myslf some...i weighd myslf b4 i went to bed and i weighd 247...woke up this morning i weighd 242...idk if it will keep giving me these results but it gives me bad diehrea and a rapid heart beat...

posted Apr 30th, 2009 12:50 pm


Chloe

Im 18, 5'1 and weighed a whopping 178lbs. I started hydroxicut 3 days ago and am now down to 173! I'm also eating healthier and working out more often which I should have been doing all along. Summers here and nexy year I'll be a freshman in college. I'm hoping to lose at least 50 pounds in the future! Wish me luck and good luck to everyone and their weightloss!

posted Apr 29th, 2009 4:14 pm


joyce

AWESOME! i weighed 172 pounds and in less then a week i weighed 166

posted Apr 28th, 2009 8:34 pm


Arthur

Hi i'm art,I weighed 85 kgs before taking HC,I stopped eating rice instead replaced it with 1 kilo of fresh banana a day and oats,I drink tea the whole day, I've just tried if HC really works but after the 3rd gym session,my weight dropped to 82 kgs just for 5 days,but I only took 1 capsule every session for the whole day and the result was great..

posted Apr 27th, 2009 9:41 pm


rob

I tried Hydroxcut a couple of months ago and the results were awesome! I topped the scale at 280 pounds, at the end of eight weeksI was down to 242!

posted Apr 27th, 2009 4:05 pm


kim

Im 24 weighed 158 ,5.4' and Ive been taking the pills one a day before breafast instead of 3 times a day for 4 days and have lost 4 pounds, now im 154pds and with working out 4 times a week and eating healthy it does give you alot of energy so I would advice not to take the pills closer to bedtime .

posted Apr 27th, 2009 1:38 pm


kuyang

In addition to burn your fats faster try to use â??Waist Trimmerâ?ť while you are using treadmill or you are in the Eroâ?¦ HYDROXYCUT RULES!

posted Apr 20th, 2009 10:50 pm


LJ

I had always been able to loose weight, until recently, the pounds just were not falling off. 5'8"-147. (only want to loose 10 lbs). I decided to try a fat burner. It's been 10 days since I started using Hardcore Hydroxycut. In the first week, I lost 5 lbs. Mind you, I burn at least 700 added calories a day or every other day at the gym. I maintain a healthy diet. 3 meals a day, broken up by snacks. I've even pigged out a few days, and still manage shed the lbs. Since taking HC, I've been, what I consider hot, nauseous, and have experienced a rapid heart beat. Nothing over the top or that I can't handle. I cannot take the recommended dosage, but find that a lower amount works just fine. Another good thing, I don't know if it's in my mind, but I don't have the urge to graze like I used to. I do find myself being hungry in the evening. Sleeping is a little problem. However, even on a few hours sleep, I can still manage the next day. This are the only side effects I have exp. I'd recommend this to a healthy person, looking to use this only for a short amount of time.

posted Apr 20th, 2009 2:54 pm



 

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