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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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Michelle

I used this for about 3 weeks and I lost 19 lbs. From 140 to 121 lbs!!!! Excersise & Diet works but think about those skinny people who eats lot. They metabolises fast so they still get to be skinny. Hydroxicut fastens your metabolism and gives you energy to burn them. I still crave for food but I can control it just keep in mind that the more you eat, the longer you have to work out in the gym.. =)

posted Mar 13th, 2009 12:59 pm


LaToya

I am going to get me a bottle today and, the no caffiene kind. I will post to let you all know how it goes.

posted Mar 13th, 2009 9:50 am


Kay

I bought it a week ago. I like the results, but hate the side effects. Like everything else, it comes with a price. I've lost 5lbs in one week and plan on loosing 15-20lbs more to get me to my ideal weight. Side effects include a funny feeling in my throat and chest at times and lightheadedness, if I don't eat. It definitely curbs my appetite, but you have to eat to maintain sufficient caloric intake. Exercizing does make me feel better. I haven't experience the headaches and hope not to. I do hope the funny feelings in my throat and chest eventually goes away. So far, I'm skeptial and hope it works without paying a dare cost.

posted Mar 12th, 2009 10:49 pm


Vicky

I'll believe it when I see it.

I have been taking this since Monday. It's now Thursday. I decided to try it because I have been dieting with Weight Watchers since October 2008. Weight Watchers works great but I hit my plateau and have been stuck for a month and a half at the same weight and still stand to lose 10 to 15 lbs to be at my goal weight.

I haven't had any of the side effects of jitters, headaches, sleeplessness... I eat within the 30-60 minutes after taking it, and drink 8 oz when I take it. Obviously already on a low-cal diet with Weight Watchers, and I workout regularly.

If this pill works like it says it does, I will see results and it wont be the placebo effect, since my diet and working out were in effect before I started taking this. Haven't weighed myself yet, I don't want to be a slave to the scale.

Will update here if I like it or don't.

posted Mar 12th, 2009 9:57 pm


gaby

i am 18 years old and i got hydroxycut two days ago and start taking them yesterday and already lost about 5 pounds i was really happy to see the results in just two days.

posted Mar 12th, 2009 8:56 pm


HappyinCMH

55 year old male started taking it two weeks ago and have lost 7 lbs. Now get this, no exercise other than walking a lot at work. Had sleeping problems the first few days and bought a bottle of the no caffeine to take with the dinner dose. Sleeping problem solved. Am starting three times a week cardio workout. Will let you know if that kick starts more weightloss. Maybe placebo effect, but it seems to have cut my appetite. If it's placebo though, who cares, it's working

posted Mar 12th, 2009 1:34 pm


HappyinCMH

55 year old male started taking it two weeks ago and have lost 7 lbs. Now get this, no exercise other than walking a lot at work. Had sleeping problems the first few days and bou

posted Mar 12th, 2009 1:34 pm


Patricia

okay so i just started taking it.. i havent eaten anything yet because it says to drink first then eat u know after like a half hour or soo. but whwat i was wondering can u drink hydroxycut with food or no? does anyone know..

posted Mar 12th, 2009 10:57 am


Judy

Just started today, on Hydroxycut Green tea. I just need a jump start again. I not feel good about myself. I put on about 20 lbs. and I am always tired, I will start exerising this wee and eating better, I will let you know the result in about four weeks

posted Mar 11th, 2009 5:32 pm


Adam

I've had a great experience. I've been taking Hydroxycut for about three weeks now. I started with the "energy shots" and the moved to the pills. It basically just kills all my hunger. The first few times I took it, it felt like I had drank a lot of coffee, but now I can't feel any side effects. I think its important that you ease yourself into it (as the bottle directs you to). I've lost a lot of fat and retained muscle. I'm very happy!

posted Mar 11th, 2009 12:00 pm


dominic

Awesome used it one week im a full time college student and a full time worker. i was really down on energy from work and school and if i did work out i was not benefitting from weak workouts. Im the week i have dropped 8 pounds and it really has controled my appetite which was my big problem and i got a headache the first couple of days but after that i been awesome more energy than i had in highschool when i had no responsibilty. Also i bought the target one and it was only $17 bucks

posted Mar 11th, 2009 1:37 am


Riaan Uys

I have been on this for 2 years now. Lost all the weight I wanted in the beginning and now use it to keep it down. I eat well and exercise a few times a week... No bad headaches. No tiolet issues like some say. My forst day is always a bit rough in the sense that I feel over charged... but fine. I take a week off every month to clear my system then get back on. Good stuff... Won't try anything else

posted Mar 10th, 2009 5:42 pm


Heather

the side effects from this drug are a nightmare!! My Headaches were so intense, i thought about going to the hospital. I almost lost my boyfriend, because i was so grumpy, and mood swingy, and not myself. I had tremors in my hands. I cant exercise because if i do anything phsically demanding my heart rate goes crazy high, and i feel faint. I haven't taken the pills in 3 days and my symptoms have not improved, i am afraid for my health. AVOID THIS DRUG... IT IS SCARY!!!!
i'm only 24 and i was just trying to lose 10 pounds...

posted Mar 10th, 2009 1:18 am


Ashly

It's awful. and doesnt make any sense. Just exercise and eat healthy and you get the same result. Why do you guys think you can come up with random ideas and expect to get a lot of money and be rich. You guys are lying, so what ever happend to customer satisfaction and being truthful to the customer.

posted Mar 9th, 2009 12:14 pm


Brittany

I dont like it at all. It's pointless. I could save my money, please my wallet, exercise, and eat healthy without popping pills and get the exact same results yo.

posted Mar 9th, 2009 12:08 pm


Tonia

Just started 2 days ago with powder packs.I wnet out today and got pills.The powder was too inconvenient to remember if you were out somewhere and needed to take it cause you would have to down the 16 ounces of water 1 hour before.With the capsules you take it 30-60 before.
Side effects..little whoozy feeling, kinda almost like a buzz.Not too bad though.I have about 40 pounds to lose and diet and working out isnt doing anything good.

posted Mar 8th, 2009 7:22 pm


Tia

Today is the first day for me taking hydroxycut pills and so far no bad side effects. I found that I had more energy when I worked out and I found Im also in a better mood.. I hope this works out for me in the long run. I have about 30-35 pounds to lose by June. So Im wishing the best and trying my hardest with everything between eating healthy and staying active.. And I want to say the best of luck to everyone pushing to lose weight and being healthy, it will pay of in the long run... GOOD LUCK !!!!

posted Mar 6th, 2009 9:01 pm


Marianne

I started hydrycut at the end of October because I wanted to loose 10lbs. I use the drink formula where you put it into your water. I lost 10lbs in 2 months and have kept it off. I excerise 3x's a week, wether it's at the gym or just a 30 min. walk. I lost 2 1/2 inches in my thighs. I still use it today to maintain my weight.

posted Mar 6th, 2009 3:37 pm


Kathy

I started taking hydroxycut almost a month ago. I don't use a scale so I don't really know how much weight I have lost, but my husband says that he sees a diffrence. I used to drink a lot of soda and caffeine, so I didn't get the same side effects many other people do. It does make my stomach feel really funny if I miss one.
I've been drinking a lot more water, and excersising a lot more.
I don't think this pill really does anything, they just make you pay tons of money to just get a lot of caffeine in your system then leaves you to do all the work with diet and excersise. It would probably be better off if you save your money and diet and excersise alone. I am sure you would get the same results.

posted Mar 6th, 2009 12:13 pm


erica

Well i really dont know where to begin, umm im 20 years old and i just has a baby boy abot 8 months ago (my first child) now before i had gotten pregnant i weighed 114lbs and im 5`2 ...i was pretty skinny and looking quite good.....my weight today is 155. i look horrible... i truly hate myself.....i have never really been a big "eater" yet i used to be able to eat whatever i want when i want and not gain a pound.....now i eat a piece of bread and the next day i seem to be a pound heaver.....yet in my intire life i have never really exercised ever! im truly a lazy person when it comes to that. but about 2 weeks ago i started taking hydroxycut and so far i think i`ve lost like 2 measly pounds. and like 2 inches off of my weist.....yet i have NOT been working out at all...i have stopped drinking soda and started drinking tea instead...i really dont know where im going with this whole story but....i am going to continue to take the pills and hope for weight loss!

posted Mar 5th, 2009 5:15 am



 

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