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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

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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.


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.


No guidance provided.


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,

How Does Hydroxycut Compare?
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  • User Rating
  • Has Good Appetite Suppressant
  • Has Only Natural Components
  • Contains No Coffee
  • Hydroxycut
  • 35 /100


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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To everyone wondering about this product:
I have used this twice in my life before, and I am currently on my third cycle in the last 6 years. This is BY FAR the best supplement for combined fat burning & appetite suppression out there on the market (coming from someone used to shedding the additional pounds to get the tone and definition I have been looking for over those 6 years).

The people who complain about the abdominal pains are just finding excuses not to take it, or they are the people with other diet/activity choices or preexisting conditions that leads to that abdominal pain.
Take ANY other appetite suppression and I PROMISE you that you'll feel the same abdominal pains--it's called your stomach shrinking and the "old" you trying to convince you to eat more food.

A tip to avoid the pains from being anywhere near as excruciating as people have described: don't use a daily caloric deficit of greater than 500 calories. This means that your caloric intake should be 500 cals less basal metabolic rate. This will allow you to feel a bit fuller throughout the day because you'll have higher calorie content in your bigger meals.
To go along with that tip, try to get up in the morning, take your first dose, get ready for work, then make a FAT breakfast. The only time I usually ever even notice that I'm taking it, is in the morning when your stomach is already coming off of a "fasting" cycle (aka sleep).

To address some of the people who are running their asses off or doing HIIT cardio to burn fat while taking hydroxycut: I would recommend that you simply change your fat burning strategy while taking hydroxycut. My cardio regimen consists of long duration & moderate speed walking. This is the same effect as HIIT/Interval cardio (slightly less effective, but the same core concepts of burning fat rather than muscle proteins for energy sources during workouts). You'll find that you don't need to do much more than lift weights, do moderate cardio (NOT intense cardio), and keep your diet in check (no processed foods whenever possible, high protein/lower carb/moderate fats for your calorie composition).

I DO agree with the people saying that taking the doses on-time is much more difficult than you think, but it is quite critical to do so in order to avoid some of the symptoms...

Follow the instructions, look on bodybuilding.com forums for people who have had successful hydroxycut "cuts" or fat loss in general from the product. Those people can offer valuable insight to help you succeed--don't forget, we are all different specimens at different parts of our voyages to have the bodies of our life!! Find someone who was close to your starting position who SUCCEEDED with their regimen...and you will be pleased with the results. :)

posted Jan 21st, 2015 7:27 pm



Hydroxycut really does work, infact it does everything that the company says it would. Extreme energy, and an appetite suppressant but the side effects are terrible! I bought Hydroxycut Hardcore elite powder. The first day i started off with just one scoop and had so much energy that i ran 45 mins on the treadmill at 6mph. ( a lotttt for me!) I was also very shaky. about 2 hours later i got nauseous and had so abdominal pain but it went away after drinking about a gallon of water. The next day i stepped it up and took two scoops , again ran for about an hour and all was good. Later that night i woke up with THE WORST abdominal pain of my life! I was throwing up, and had bad diarrhea. No mater what i did i felt terrible even after drinking tons of water. a few days later i was not able to keep down and type of food or drink so i went to the hospital and got many tests and scans done. I was diagnosed with GP stomach disease I am devastated and now am going threw surgery to fix the hole in my stomach. I am not an over dramatic person, and i have quite a high pain tolerance. Excuse my language but hydroxycut fucked me up! If your considering taking hydroxycut i ask that you strongly reconsider. It is TERRIBLE for the liver and has been linked to a 19 years old boys death. Beware of this product! Maybe my body reacted to this on a more severe scale but it is not worth the risk! if you want to know a little more about GP here we go Gastroparesis and Dysmotilities: What do they mean?

Gastroparesis is a severe neuromuscular disorder of the stomach that results in a partially or completely paralyzed stomach. Individuals suffer with a spectrum of symptoms collectively known as dyspepsia. These symptoms range from nausea, vomiting, belching, reflux (stomach acid washing into the mouth), early satiety (a feeling of fullness after a few bites of food), abdominal pain or bloating, a change in bowel habits, and weight loss. People with gastroparesis may experience a substantial loss in quality of life to the point of being housebound for months at a time.

posted Jul 2nd, 2014 7:11 pm

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Just a comment. This post begins with the so called 'news' that t is being recalled by the FDA, of all people ! Really ? Who trusts the FDA, except those whose benefit it is to pay them off to get their products on the market. We see the Class Action suits now taking place against many of the products that the FDA DID approve. I say it's a perfect 'reverse barometer' When the FDA is against it, then it's probably very good. So now I'll RUN, now walk to get my first bottle of Hydroxycut and follow directions. By the way, they DO say that you will experience some of these side effects at first... so cut back, already. Oh, and it's a CANADIAN company, generally with some integrity. A big threat to an multi-zillion US. Pharmacuetical industry, selling us death. Use your head, will you, please ? Can't wait to get mine ~~

posted Aug 11th, 2013 2:32 am



Is it safe to drink the hydroxy cut instant drinks and take the hydroxy cut pills together I have been hearing u can drink the instant drinks and take the pills at the same time for better results and I was wondering if this is true or false

posted Apr 4th, 2013 9:26 pm



I tiried the sprinkles they say it does not alter the food taste WRONG it tastes awful i thought it was just me but had my mom taste it just once and she said it was bitter. have not used since..

posted Mar 28th, 2013 1:11 pm



I bought the sprinkles, says it will not alter the taste of food? Will it does and taste like dirty feet. I tried to contact Hydroxycut to ask if this is a bad batch or what? The phone number on the box is just a recording to go to the web site and the web site just a place trying to sell you more products. The taste of this product and unable to contact this company makes me fell they are trying to hind something, I threw out the rest of the product and don't want to use hydroxycut again.

posted Mar 19th, 2013 6:48 pm



made me shaky, and my heart was beating fast, kinda scared me, will not be taking this anymore

posted Mar 11th, 2013 6:14 am



don't recommend this product made feel sick i have stomach aches, nause, and my head is spining everywhere. my heart beat is rapidly.... don't take it

posted Feb 23rd, 2013 2:43 am


There are always exclusions. First off if you're taking a diet pill you are already over looking some health concerns! Secondly, for those of you acting like you almost died from this product, how long did you take it? If it was longer than 2 weeks, shame on you! Pay more attention to your body! No one made you take it. If it was less than 2 weeks, how could you be so sick from just this pill? You probably already had something wrong with you to begin with. People are so dramatic! This is an optional product. Try it and if it doesn't work for you then stop using it! Simple! For me personally, I took the pills and lost 10 lbs in a month! Great! That was 2012! I'm taking the drink mix now and I have been following the directions to exactly! NO PROBLEMS! Again, i have already lost 5 lbs in a week! The box and the pill bottle clearly tell you to try this to get used to it. If you don't follow the directions then expect self-inflicted problems! Drink water! EAT don't starve yourselves! EXERCISE you can't just sit on your lazy but and expect the pill to perform magic! Oh and those 10 lbs stayed off last year even after I stopped taking the pill but I did not just start eating 20 to times a day, I did however start snacking between my 3 meals because you directed not to snack while taking the product!

posted Feb 8th, 2013 6:47 pm



This is my first day trying it and I have really bad heart burn. I can not sleep eventhough I took one pill at lunch. My stomach also feels very funny. This medication is going back to the store. Oh and I just read that many products have been recalled due to liver damage>>> Not GOOD.

posted Jul 24th, 2012 4:33 am



I took hydroxycut for a week having pains in my legs back and in my stomach like cramps sped up my heart and chest pains and I am at the hospital right now

posted Jul 2nd, 2012 10:37 pm

Irene Rivera Kjergaard

Tried this one. I lost weight, but it gave me the shakes and made me nauseated. Also gave me severe heartburn if I wasn't able to eat in time.

posted May 6th, 2012 7:25 pm


Hydroxycut is a product that "really" does work. I have used it on an off over the last several years and I have experienced phenomenal weight loss. I am very concerned about the cases of liver damage that have been said to be linked to it. I would like to use it again but I have a daughter who needs me. I don't want to voluntarily do anything that will decrease our time together. I hope that the makers of the product will do what is needed to prove that their product is safe. Hydroxycut works but it's not worth losing your life over. A little extra discipline and prayer goes a long way. Make the best choice for you.

posted Mar 12th, 2012 3:45 pm


ive not tried this new one yet but the old one was very good i had no problems with the old ones before taking off the market i wish they put the old ones back on the market because i was almost 300 lbs after taking them i was 160lbs

posted Jan 26th, 2012 7:58 pm


For those of you claiming the pill did nothing for you, you could be right. But to say you didn't see any results after working out is just just ludicrous. You're either A.) Lying and didn't work out at all - therefore any results would be minimal B.) Consumed more calories than you burned (due to weak exercise regimen or bad diet) or C.) Have a genetic predisposition which inhibits fat loss. I don't know how good these things are for you - probably not very - but to say you exercised, drank the recommended amount of water and took the pill with no results is likely due to user error, not the pill's. If it were the fault of the pill, it would have to be actively working against your metabolism to keep you from losing weight, which make these I-did-everything-right-with-no-results reviews highly suspect.

posted Jan 5th, 2012 12:16 am



lost 20 lbs in a month with it,

posted Jan 2nd, 2012 6:20 pm


kinda work !!! but i ve a question , what if I missed one day ? cuz too much work and I forgot about it ? any side effect then or negative results ?

posted Dec 11th, 2011 4:44 pm



Will Hydroxycut cause liver damage after taking it for just a week? I'm so scared...OMG, after reading these stories, I am traumatized! I'm 5'6 and 114lbs, I just wanted to shed a little extra for modeling and felt these could work in with working out. I've only been taking them for exactly a week now. My period the last two months has been spot on time, around 9th-10th, this month, it's not here...I read it can stop it (I don't want it to stop! I'm only 22, but want kids someday) and it can cause liver damage! It's only been a week so if I stop now, I'll be ok, right? T-T Please, email me: magickitty@verizon.net

posted Dec 11th, 2011 2:15 am


I have used the packets and just add half the amount to a full quart of water, which reduced racey feelings adequately...but I definitely notice an irritated bladder whenever I use it. I like it because it interests me in drinking water, and reduces my desire for food.

posted Dec 11th, 2011 1:29 am



POISON.. Premature menopause @28.. told I cant have a baby!!!.. I was lean.. but now I am seriously ill. Celulite bloating.. MENOPAUSE. Aged rapidly. Periods stopped when I took it.. rapidly declined from there. Depressed.. If you have taken it.. DETOX NOW.

posted Nov 8th, 2011 6:41 pm


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