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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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pam

I have been taking Hydroxycut for Women since December 2008. I weighed 170lbs before taking this product and now I am weighed at 155lbs. I haven't started my exercise program yet, but I'm quite sure once I start the weight will melt off a lot faster. It works.

posted Jan 16th, 2009 11:40 am


Lawrence

I started with HC two weeks ago and lost 12 pounds. I feel way better. I think I am building a tolerance but still notice increased energy after taking a couple. I very much recomend the program, but like everyone seems to agree you MUST exercise and eat sensibly, remeber losing weight is a lifestyle change. Good luck!

posted Jan 16th, 2009 11:18 am


syarifah

i tried for 2 days.. i feel sleepy.. do u have this problem??

posted Jan 16th, 2009 6:59 am


Lisa

I just started this yesterday and so far so good. I did notice an increase in energy and alertness. My appetite was definitely suppressed, which is wonderful! I used to use prescription Phentermine, but developed a tolerance and it did not suppress my appetite after a few weeks. FYI, GNC has the Hydroxycut 72's on sale this month for $19.99, a savings of $10.

posted Jan 16th, 2009 6:27 am


delicious

if you feel like you have a headache, try hydroxycut thats caffeine free. it works the same as the regular one. you'll find it to be better for you

posted Jan 16th, 2009 12:13 am


delicious

it curved my apetite. i go to the gym everyday. i eat right but still no resultes. i dont know why but i've only been on this product for a week. results dont happen over night. i still like it because im not as hungry as before.

posted Jan 16th, 2009 12:10 am



ItszJess

I've been excersizing 1 hr a day & taking Hydroxycut for the past 2 days. So far so good I'm not very hungry I drink 3 Liters of water a day I've seen a difference in my stomache already. I love it so far. No side effects just alot of energy & my heart beats a lil faster. I will keep you guys posted.

posted Jan 15th, 2009 10:13 pm


sammy

I loved the energy but i hate the water weight and/or bloating I had from it. Im a woman the last thing i need it more bloating. After that I stopped taking it and it went away.

posted Jan 15th, 2009 3:31 pm


Darren

I took the pills about 6 months ago and got bad headachs so i stop using it. i started the water packets 3 times a day and no side affects except for less sleep. i work out 5x a week for an 1 1/2 hours. i eat right and have lost on average 1 1/2lbs a day for 1 week. it is crucial with this product to exercise. But you will lose wieght faster, because of the great appetite control and energy booster allows you to work out harder.
i ran 4 miles in 30 min for the 1st time. i have 15lbs to go!

posted Jan 15th, 2009 2:07 pm


BABY MAMMA

So far....i lost 7 lbs in 6 weeks. I thought i would loose more but its okay....at first it didnt work out but then when i did start to work out i lost right away...so as long as i work out i lose weight. When i am thinking about what i eat i eat fish and veggies...when i'm not thinking i eat fast food. I only take it when i need to work out. I have a busy schdeule so i dont like to take it everyday because i cant sleep at night so i take it wen i work out...just two pills a day when i work out..i mean the results are okay but yeahh..its cool. i started off 143...now 136...i wanna be 125

posted Jan 15th, 2009 12:02 pm


Autumn

i love it!!!!

posted Jan 15th, 2009 11:47 am


Carlos

People said they got headaches, this will happen if you are not drinking enough water. You must drink water with this product. More that you think. If you wake up at 8am and go to bed at 11pm you should be drinking a 16once bottle of water every three hours.

posted Jan 15th, 2009 11:44 am


alex

Sh, it was like that for me at the first, but it got better. if that side effect is very strong, just cut down the dosage from two pills to one pill, three times a day, and you can slowly increase the dosage. also, if your stomach is very empty, it gets worse. so eat some vegies or something with it.
hopefully this will help you and i hate to see you lose $70 bucks and not your weight.

posted Jan 15th, 2009 7:57 am


emma

i would like to know if people found themselves dependent on this product after reaching goal weight loss. also, i have low blood pressure and low iron usually and i was worried about the side effects but..none to report so far...well, a little dizzy but not a problem =] ran longer than usual today!
also..what sort of exercise regimen is everyone doing?

posted Jan 15th, 2009 3:23 am


sh

today was my first day. i started feeling like i was woozy. my blood pressure was 169/109 and i felt bad all day. later i got a slight headache that lingered. i am not sure i will continue to take it, so i am out of $70.

posted Jan 14th, 2009 11:22 pm


Bill Everett

I love this product,been taking it since december and lost 15 pds so far

posted Jan 14th, 2009 9:11 pm


lauren

well i had taken hydroxycut before and lost 12 pounds in two weeks and that is eating better (i do admit i didnt give up my soda) and working out 5x a week. i stopped taking it cause i was in the process of moving half way around the world. so now i gained the weight back and have to start all over again. but i have been doing it for 4 days and lost 5 pounds already. so it really does work..

the downside of it is you have to keep taking this pill cause your body is going to rely on this product. cause once you stop taking this pill you can continue eating right and exercising but you will start gaining weight back.. so if your not afraid of spending the money and taking this pill everyday then this is a good product. lets just say i would recommand this to people before they considered surgery.

this time around i am going to eat healthier and now that i drink diet soda i should have better results

posted Jan 14th, 2009 7:32 pm


alex

it has been 10 days since i started using it. and..... i lost about 3 pounds. it is not much, but i am absolutely happy with losing "good" 3 pounds. my target is 10 pounds in a month or in 45 days. last 10 pounds is always the tougest.

so far, things are working out good. i do not know about boosting energy, but definitely i lose my apetite and i do not feel the hunger so much. that is a good things. i think it is workin so far.

again, i will keep you posted.

posted Jan 14th, 2009 7:50 am


Etienne

works good for me

posted Jan 14th, 2009 12:26 am


Nicole

ok... so I read the comment from "Deryl" and I would like to add something for all of you big girls out there. Going on a diet and exercising does not always work! I myself have been eating healthy, no pop no junk. I exercise 5 days a week for and hour with half of that pure cardio (I run...alot im training for a marathon) and the other half weight train. You want to know how much weight I have lost......NONE! I am the same amount now as I was 2 months ago...you want to comment on that? I didnt think so. I started taking this pill two weeks ago and I have been doing the EXACT same routine that I was previously and in two weeks I lost almost 7 pounds! This studd really works... no matter what others might say! GO FOR IT!

posted Jan 13th, 2009 10:03 pm



 

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