MuscleTech's new Ephedra Free Hydroxycut is a thermogenic
compound containing hydroxycitric acid, guarana extract
(herbal form of caffeine), willow bark extract (herbal form
of aspirin), l-carnitine, and chromium picolinate.
These ingredient combine to make an effective stack for
increasing the burning of fat in the body and helping to
Hydroxycut Ephedra Free User Reviews
Avg. Customer Review
Number of Reviews: 306
`I took HYDROXYCUT for two months and didnt loss any weight i gain weight [7 lbs], i diet and exercise and befor HYDROXYCUT I loss 2 lbs by dietind and exerciseing. Two weeks in two HYDROXYCUT i started gaining weight i thought it was maybe water weight but then i notice i was gaining more weight and wasent lossing any weight so i stoped takeing it. That was a wast of my money
Hydroxycut Pro SeriesJanuary 03, 2012
Reviewer: Marc from PH
This is my 2nd day of taking it.
On day 1, I started with 1 cap in the morning and 1 cap in the afternoon.
Didn't feel any side effects, but on my 1st pill i felt a burst of energy, it was quite impressed. Did well in the gym in the afternoon after the 2nd pill. Increased stamina in my cardio and strength in lifting weights, pretty much good in the 1st day.
2nd day, took 2 pills in the morning as suggested in the dosage in the label. Didn't felt any effects but a little bit sleepy, went to the gym. And the increase in stamina and strength showed up. I felt good with it. Then ate heavy brunch. After 4 hours of taking the 2 pills in the morning I took the 2nd dosage at the 4th hour, 1 hour after I ate.
I don't know if there will be any effects after taking the 2nd dosage 1 hour after eating.
About 1hr, I felt that my heart rate increased, a felt a little bit restless because I was just sitting in class. My stomach feels a little bit bad, thought I was going to take a load off, but not. I felt a bit of pinch in my upper part of the stomach, the pain in my upper stomach subside sometime after. But after that I felt a little light headed, felt kinda sick. Then 5hrs after I took the 2nd dosage I went to the bathroom and dropped some load off. There was some green colored in my waste. Don't know if it was from the food I ate(Rice, Beef steak, bean sprout, Pork Sausage"Longganisa").
** I drink 1 serving of Scivation Xtend before and after workout. With lots of water through out the day, about 10-12 glasses of water. **
At this time, I still feel a bit sick.
Works with proper Diet/ExerciseFebruary 15, 2011
Reviewer: Bbrittain from Ontario, Canada
I have been taking this product for about 40 days now while following a strict Diet Plan (1500-2000 calories/day) while exercising regularily (30min Cardio and Major Muscle Groups Workout) 3 times/week. I felt Hydroxycut Advanced gave me more energy throughout the day and during my workouts without any side effects. I have lost a total of 15lbs since I've started taking this product bringing me from 190lbs to 175lbs. Whether or not this pill actually works it definately acted as a placebo that I required to shed the unwanted pounds. You will not shed pounds by taking this product and sitting on a couch all day eating unhealthy foods, however I would recommend Hydroxycut Advanced to anyone willing to diet and exercise and I guarentee you will achieve results!
waste of moneyJanuary 25, 2011
Reviewer: Jake from whitehall, PA USA
These pills aren't worth it at all... I took hydroxycut before they banned the ephedra in them and now its just a waste of money... there are no side affects but there are no benefits from it. This is just filled with caffine and not the same at all... if you are looking for a powerful weight supplement the best one is lipo 6! I have been on it about 2 months and have lost 40 pounds with very little excersize... trust me you will be please!!!
So far so good!October 19, 2010
Reviewer: L. Hamilton from Riverside, CA, USA
I have been taking hydroxycut now for two weeks and along with every other day at the gym and really watching what I eat I have lost 5 pounds. (NO JOKE) I have however felt some of the side effects such as the headeches every day. It's silly but I deal with the headaches and I hope that slowly my body will get used the pills and adapt. I think the pills work great,but everybody has a different opinion!
Hydroxycut Hardcore XSeptember 09, 2010
Reviewer: Vicky from Malaysia
Hi....i have being using this pills for almost 2 months and this is a great work.Some people thinking that taking this pill without exercising can give effect.Yes it will but not good instead a lot of side effects.As for me the side effects that i get is headache and constipation because lots of water needed but i don't drink a lot.The main reason.To be safe from this constipation is take the pill for morning exercise and drink a lot of water more than recommended.I did get a very good result. I lost 10kg of fat without losing muscle. Of course with training.So guys its a safe product but don't go overdose. For me i take 3 pills before exercise and i take only during my exercise days.
Hydroxycut not for SeniorsJuly 13, 2010
Reviewer: C. Thompson from Ester, AK
I am an over 60 Senior. I had heard a lot about Hydroxycut over the years and decided to give it a try. I needed to drive and stay alert for 6 hours, and rather than drinking a lot of cola and coffee and having to take a number of "rest stops" along the way, I thought I'd try this product and get the added benefit of an appetite suppressant without the water content.
A week before the trip I took one pill with my meds in the morning. Half the recommended dose. The following week which included my trip, I took two with my morning meds, also half the recommended dose, as I didn't take any later in the day.
Once I arrived at my destination, I resumed drinking the large amounts of water/liquids I normally do.
To make a long story short,I thought I had caught the flu! I suffered nausea, stomach cramps, dizziness, high heart palpitations, extreme irritability, and marked sleepiness (taking a nap every 2 hours). It was only today (2 weeks into the regiment) that I decided to look up the side effects.
Thanks to this site, I see that a number of people have suffered the same side effects. Mine are so severe even on half-dose, that I will have to discontinue its use.
It DOES do a marvelous job suppressing the appetite, though. And one can feel the thermogenic properties of the product.
But the side effects and due to my age and other meds I take, I think it unhealthy for me to continue. My quality of life is more important to me than a quick-fix to the weight problem. Next time I travel, I'm taking the plane. :-)
Not worth the side effects!!!!!!July 09, 2010
Reviewer: Eric V. from Tucson ,AZ USA
i thought this product was great till I got a severe case of fecal impaction info not recommend this product I have been to urgent care 2 times and if I font get better by tomorow I am going to the hospital
FDA Recalled this product...October 22, 2009
Reviewer: Jason from Mckinney, TX USA
Ive been taking this product for 2 days now and only taking 2 pills per day. im feeling a bit feverish so i started drinking more water. I was talking to a friend about this and he pulled up an article about the FDA recalling the hydroxycut hardcore. as of 9/12 its still on the recall list. Im planning on returning mine to GNC when i get off work.
This is not a review but a question. One of my good friends took Hydroxycut in the past & said she saw results within 4 weeks of taking it. My question is can taking Hydroxycut make someone test positive for drugs? I really want to take Hydroxycut to help me lose weight but I also have to take drug tests & need to know if this is ok to take. I dont do/use any kind of drug & cant have a false positive. Please help!
This product is awesome, if you take it right!July 04, 2009
Reviewer: Piker26 from Campbell River, BC
Ok, for all the people who say they get sick, headaches, pains, whatnot, then they are obviously taking it wrong. This is probably one of the best products out there. Some of the world's biggest bodybuilders, like Jay Cutler and Jackson are taking these pills to get cut up. They are really great pills, if you follow the instructions that is.
You cannot take these pills, and expect to sit on the couch and shed the weight! You actually have to be working out on a consistent basis.
I have been taking these for awhile, along with lots of water(2.5 L +), and the results are great. I actually kept track of all my eating habits this week and limited myself to under 1500 calories and then I weighed in after 7 days. I lost 10 lbs in 7 days. These pills gave me energy like the incredible hulk!
If you start out slowly and take probably one pill in the morning, and another one before your afternoon workout, you will be fine. If you feel good after a couple of days, then up the doses to 2 pills twice daily. Please watch the time before you sleep though. Even take them 6 hours before sleep just to make sure.
Any questions, please reply to me.
GreatnessJune 21, 2009
Reviewer: Samantha from Australia
I started taking hyroxycuts (the one with Caffine) 2 weeks ago and on the first day I scared myslef.I felt like a monkey working out on the bike and treadmill and felt like I wanted to climb trees.I followed instructions and took 3 in the morning and 3 avro.definetely 5 hours before sleeping because they really do keep you up. It did make me sick to the stomach the next 2 days but now I feel fine and am completely immune to it.I have noticed the energy boost,weight loss and loss of appetite.I advice NOT to take if you don't work out. It works for me and i'm loving the results. I sleep and feel fine thank god. The only reason I'm taking it is because I was taking medication that made me gain weight very fast and I never had Love handles before and now they are going going GONE!! I do recommend it but u have to follow instructions.
it works.......but if its not for you don't take itApril 25, 2009
Reviewer: Devin martin from Brooklyn,NY
I just started taking hardcore and I can honestly say it works. I've read the reviews and the ppl takin the pill are doing it wrong. If you can't sleep and you find yourself up all night on the computer then you've takin it too late. I get plenty of rest after a great workout. Don't take the pill if you don't work out cuz then you'll only be waisting money and time. Drink plenty of water so that you don't get dehydrated. You will burn plenty of calories and have energy but you have to release that energy or you will be up all day. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS PEOPLE! do not take within 5 hours of bedtime. its simple....you don't wanna be up all night then following the directions. You wanna see results? then work out. Everyone is complaining but if you read what you posted then you would know your not doing something right. I've been using muscletech products for some years now and I've seen results with each so I have no complaints except for the fact that you pay more then what you get and I'm talking about quantity.
just startingApril 20, 2009
Reviewer: Hopingforthebest from USA
I just started HC a couple days ago. I tend to have an excessive heart rate on a regular basis so I'm always nervous to try a different weight loss pill that just makes it worse. Obviously there hasn't been weight loss yet but theres been an ovbious decrease in appetite and major difference in the amount of energy I have. I'm very alert all day, but it does make me a little shaky. I try not to consume any other caffiene to prevent it from being worse. I have had less side effects with this pill then others I've tried.
works well if you work with it!April 08, 2009
Reviewer: James from Long Island, New York
like all other supplements out there, you have to know how to use it. taking the recommended dose without changing your diet or doing any exercise at all will do nothing but make you sick. these kinds of supplements give you massive amounts of energy so that you can burn it by working out! simply taking the pills and not releasing the energy it gives you will obviously make you nervous, jittery, and sleepless. i've taken HH several times throughout the past 5 years (due to my own inability to stick with a plan and yo-yoing my weight). i take one pill before lunch, and two pills before my evening meal and 2-hour workout. this dosage works just fine for me (i'm 26 years old and weigh 185). since every body is different, experiment with exactly what dosage works for you. taking this product in conjunction with a multi-vitamin and omega-3 is a great way to help its absorption so that it lessens the side-effects. of course, it's not for everyone, but like everything else out there, it takes hard work and dedication to achieve the maximum benefits of the product. expect slow results at first because any effective weight loss plan will be slow moving, so don't get discouraged when you don't lose 10 pounds a week. just keep at it and stay healthy!
Got sick thanks to it.April 02, 2009
Reviewer: Aaron from Dublin, Ireland
I have been taking it for the last month.
Started with 1 pill in the morning and another one before lunch around 2 pm. Also drinking more than usual, around 2.5L a day.
Then taking 2 pills in the morning 1/2 hour before breakfast and another one before lunch.
The symptoms are the following.
I even had a pressure fall today because I stopped taking the pills 2 days ago and my body feels its need for caffeine.
As a result of it I will stop taking the pills for good.
In this month of "Gym and pills" (nothing exaggerated as I never surpassed 150 beats per minute) I only lost 3 kilos and I'm not sure the pills helped, but I also changed percentages of fat/muscle so it isn't only the weight loss.
It did not work for me, bust as said, no body works the same way.
Hydroxycut hardcoreMarch 27, 2009
Reviewer: Raaaaaalph from Stockton, CA USA
I have used this product for about a month now. I started out weighing 205 lbs. Now I am at about 185 lbs. The first days I did make the mistake of taking the capsules at night and it took away from my sleep. As long as you take them before threethey don't seem to take away from my sleep. They work really good I still haven't completely changed my diet but regardless it works really good.
ExcellentFebruary 27, 2009
Reviewer: Joshua from Nebraska
I have been taking HC Hardcore for two weeks now and I love it. I have lost 6 lbs in two weeks but this is also do to me cutting out all unhealthy foods and drinks. I have more energy than ever and feel invincible in the gym. I will say though I have lost my sleep pattern due to how late in the day I take the pills. For me this has worked wonders and I hope if you choose it will work well for you
OptimisticFebruary 23, 2009
Reviewer: Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
I just started taking HC yesterday and like most people have said I can already feel the difference in energy and focus at least. I am drinking tons of water a day and am more motivated to eat less. I've only eaten about 410 calories today with dinner coming up and I'm going to work out later. Yesterday, I did notice after taking the pill that I was more flushed than usual when working out and I sweated noticeably more. I also had more energy. Working out on an elliptical cross trainer, I can usually only average about 180 strides per minute, 30 minutes, and 310 calories before I'm spent. Yesterday, I was still feeling it after 40 minutes, going 200 strides per minute, and burning about 430 calories. So whether it's a mental thing, or the pills really are doing something for me is still a question, but either way I'm definitely seeing results already.
HCHardcoreFebruary 14, 2009
Reviewer: Hispanic girl from Texas
Hey, Ive been taking this 4 two weeks and the first week it made me sick to my stomack and my head hurted a lot.I started with the lowest dose and built up to 3 pills in the morning and 3 before my workout. I got to admit the first time I took the highest dose I couldnt sleep and my stomack and head hurted alot. But now Im doing fine. It does supress appetite and Ive lost 4 lbs in two weeks.My head and stomack dont hurt anymore, but I sugesst that if u take it u drink a lot of water.
good for suppressing appetiteFebruary 05, 2009
Reviewer: Scott from Fort Drum, NY
After taking this product for approximately 2 weeks now, I have found that it certainly has helped as far as keeping me motivated, focused, and up and moving all day. More importantly for me it has suppressed my appetite significantly which was my main problem, eating too much. I run between 2-4 miles a day, and hit the gym every other day. I take the maximum recommended dose, first thing in the morning (3 capsules) and again in mid afternoon. By the time I get off work, I have plenty of energy to run, and work out, and eat a much smaller dinner. Also as long as I don't take any later than mid afternoon, it doesnt seem to affect my ability to go to bed either. All in all its working well for me, and increasing my weight loss
NOT HUNGRY!January 23, 2009
Reviewer: Bridget from Minnesota
I started taking hydroxy after about a month of working out, only wanting to tone and lose those though baby weight areas (3 kids). My problem was always getting the extra energy and always feeling hungry. THIS PRODUCT has DEFINATELY helped in both, take it slow though. I only take 1 pill in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. RESULTS!
curiousJanuary 20, 2009
Reviewer: Roni from oregon
I recently started taking this supplement..i have tried others before..as far as this particular pill I do agree with most that it would make me slightly jittery..well lemme see that might be because I don't normally have caffeine in my diet..so my brother (a fitness fanatic) suggested that I don't take more than noted in instruction but actually take less then suggested instead of two twice a day I take one in the morning before breakfast another a few hours later before lunch and another before the gym..so usually three in the day. I don't use the pills after 7p.m..usually the last one is around 5..it is in the instruction to NOT take hours before bed..so those of you complaining you are up at 2am must not of followed or read the booklet that comes with this supplement. during the hours I'm active most it gives me that energy...and when working out its a nice extra boost. sometimes I even double up come work out time...so I guess in the all and all what I'm trying to say maybe try in smaller doses...
No WayJanuary 20, 2009
Reviewer: DumDee from CA
This sent me to the Dr. with what they called Graves' Disease...all of the negative side effects listed right down to being at my computer @ 2:00a.m.! I have no will power but there has to be a better way...hopefully this will reverse rather quickly
ScaryJanuary 12, 2009
Reviewer: Missa Steele from US
Let's just say I've been on HC for over a week now. I started on the caffeine free ones. I couldn't tell any difference at all with them. I bought the ones with caffiene yesterday. I'm now sitting up at the computer at 2 in the morning because my eyes hurt, my heart is racing, and I can't sleep. This is too scary. Listen- I honestly believe there is no miracle cure pill for weight loss, and as cliche as it is, EXERCISE people. I already do and just wanted to see if these pills would make any difference. I've never taken drugs, and I have a feeling it's a lot like this.
hydroxycut or green teaJanuary 10, 2009
Reviewer: Amit d from india
hello. i have been using green tea for the last 2 months now and have lost 22 lbs in the last 2 months. now i feel i should change to hydroxycut to give a change to my body.
can someone tell me which is a better weight loss supplement - green tea or hydroxycut in terms of positive and negative effect. as well as, if i stop taking hydroxycut in future, will my body bulge out again?
ListenJanuary 05, 2009
Reviewer: Tayler from Midvale, UT USA
There is a lot of things out on the internet that tell you whether or not this item is bad. I am someone who has taken these supplements before and supplements with greater potency and i have seen both the positive sides and the negative sides in very extreme ways. Every one has different bodies and until you try something you will never know how it is going to affect you. If your worried about the side effects then here is some tips. Fish oil (Heart) Milk thistle (Liver) Asprin (Blood thinner) and for Acne, just be smart and take care of your skin. Also a little secret that has helped me is put a a table spoon of creatine in lotion and stir. It has great antioxidants that allow your skin to be healthier. Be smart and know your body.
Worried!!December 28, 2008
Reviewer: Worried from South Carolina
I just started hydroxycut yesterday and I'm already feeling the light headed/ heart racing/ restlessness. Does this go away anyone??? I'm a worrier so it might just be all in my head...
save your cashDecember 17, 2008
Reviewer: Curious from chicago
this product like most other weight loss supplements contain "key ingredients" that do in fact help you lose weight, but the weight you're losing is going to be water weight. don't forget that most of your body weight is actually water, so if you take supplements that cause dehydration, then of course you'll lose the weight, but you'll simply gain it right back. avoid the quick fix "miracle" pill because nothing is going to replace hard work and dedication. instead of buying a product like this, why not reward yourself with the money you would have spent on it once you've accomplished your goal.
Hydroxycut HardcoreNovember 07, 2008
Reviewer: Tom from PA
Ive been on it for 2.5 weeks now, u can def. feel it because of the caffine. Its like drinking 3 cups a coffee and if you follow the directions it would be like 6 cups of coffee everyday. Its a ridiculous amount. Your eyes get dry and irritated as if you were on drugs. You crash when coming off it too. It like an energy drink but while your on it, its way more intense. I have not lost anymore weight than i have with normal diet and exercise. I'd say everyone is different, but also I'd say nothing works better than old fashion get off your ass and exercise and eat right! My opinion not worth the side effects and feelings of anxiety.
Take Hydroxycut Hardcore at your own discretionOctober 24, 2008
Reviewer: Beckers from Houston, TX
After having been on diet/running/weights routine for 3 months and having lost 30 lbs, I decided to take HH to step it up. While I did have slightly more energy, I can't say whether it helped or not and I don't believe the side effects were worth the marginal gains. I took HH for 3 months and continued to have same rate of weight loss as I did prior to taking HH. The main side effects I had were headaches and sore, achy eyes (strange tingling sensation). I drank well more than the recommended amount of water to drink and was still dehydrated often. In addition, I had bloodwork done about six weeks after having been on HH and was told that my kidney function was abnormal. I wouldn't say that HH was solely responsible as dehydration generally was the likely cause. Doctor recommended that I stop the HH. I've been off HH for 3 months and feel fine and bloodwork back to normal. If you decide to take HH, drink lots of water, limit your intake of other caffeinated products and cycle it for a few months at a time. Will I take it again? No, not worth the marginal benefit.
Not every body works the same.October 08, 2008
Reviewer: Leo Filipovic from San Jose, Costa Rica
Hi everybody!!! you guys have to remember not every body works the same I've lost 4 pounds in 2 days however my friend and I stared same treatment(diet and routin of exercises) along with HC and he lost 7 pounds. he lost more weight but at the time to work out my stamina is a lot better that his, so take into consideration the effect of HC may be different in every single person.
UnsureOctober 07, 2008
Reviewer: Brittany from Clio, MI, USA
I have been taking Hydroxycut for about 2 weeks. I started out at 1 pill, 3 times a day. I then moved up to 2 pills, 3 times a day. I eat a breatfast, lunch, and dinner [moderate meals], which usually consist of slim-fast meal bars or shakes. I exercise [run] for 40 minutes every night, followed by 100 crunches. In my first week I had only lost 4 pounds. When I weighed myself today, I weighed what I originally did when I started. It's hard to say if that was my actual weight, or if it was due to my water weight and food weight, since I weighed myself in the middle of the day. Regardless, I was expecting a little more results than this. I feel hungry/starving occasionally, and have to resist the temptation to eat randomly. I don't know if I just haven't gotten used to the appetite yet, or what's going on. I am 5'3" and weigh 140lbs. I want to weight 120lbs. I'll write another review soon.
love it already!October 03, 2008
Reviewer: Sweetsarahc. from weatherford, ok, usa
this is my second day of using HC and i can deff. feel a huge diffrence! i have more energy, i dont want to smoke, i do get hungry between pills but thats only because i only eat a half of a sandwich, a bowl of special k and a granola bar, and sometimes some apple sauce. if you eat healthy your going to feel hungry faster because fatty foods make you feel full, thats why you are suppose to eat alot of small portions throughout the day instead of three large meals. you must excersice and be on some kind of diet if you really want to see results. i have two friends that have been on it for about two weeks and already lost thirty pounds!!!!!!! and they arent the type that can lose it easily. but with any diet, pills or not, you have to work for it. you can't just eat mcdonals and sit around expecting it to work. get up grab and apple and get active!!!! you will look and feel much better!!!
Happy so farSeptember 17, 2008
Reviewer: Motivated from Ne
I started today and I definately could feel a difference in my appetite. I had six small meals today and feel great at 7:30. I changed the dosage a bit and took one tablet every 2-3 hours. Worked well and I'm motivated to get this 15 lbs off!
ENERGY!!!August 26, 2008
Reviewer: Jason from VA, USA
I've read all the reviews and seen the ads on tv so I thought I'd give it a try. in the last 3 months I've lost 33 pounds from just cutting out fast food and Soft drinks alone. Beer I couldn't give up as easy. haha
I started taking Hydroxycut today and noticed a remarkable boost in energy! I felt like I could do more in a work out without getting tired as easy. I still have that little bit of bottom stomach fat to get rid of so I thought I'd try this out for the next couple months. With the loss I already have had just from getting a good diet plan and little exercise I should see results. Update in a couple weeks.
Take it slowAugust 10, 2008
Reviewer: Carmen from Beaverton, OR
I've been taking HH for about 2 weeks now and it's helped curb my appetite - esp late morning snacking. (I work grave shift.) I have been having a little trouble sleeping the last 3 days so am cutting down my last dose & taking it earlier. I still am not taking the full dose - am taking 2 when I get up then 1 - 1 1/2 before each meal, but I have only 25 lbs to lose so in no hurry.
SickJuly 26, 2008
Reviewer: Kauren from USA
Every time I take this it makes me sick to my stomach and my head feels tingley. I just don't feel like myself at all. I take less than the required dose.
Started HH yesterdayJuly 18, 2008
Reviewer: Jason from Arkansas
I have been reading these reviews and am getting very excited about HH. Let me tell you where I am at right now. I started running last week, very small amount but still did not eat healthy, did cut out soft drinks and beer though. This past weekend I started weight training ,running a lot more and dropped my calorie intake down to 1200 - 1600 per day. I have already lost 9 lbs by doing that alone, taking me from 269lbs to 260lbs. I started HH yesterday evening before my workout and it gave me great energy. I will post another review in two weeks to let you know how HH helped me out.
It Really woks!!!July 17, 2008
Reviewer: Hydroxycut user from USA
I have taken Hydroxycut on and off for 3 years, It is amazing what it can do. If you have a good diet progarm along with exercising you can see the difference inless than 3 months. Not to mention Hydroxycut is also an afrodisiac, at least for me my boyfriend just love it! trust me it is an afrodisiac as well.
This is for manboobsJuly 10, 2008
Reviewer: Big from h-town
First and foremost take the minimum dosage of hh to start, for the man boob start out with light weight high reps when working your chest. Make sure you hit all angles( incline, decline and flat bench) also some other exercises using free weights dumbell flyes and change your routine between barbell and dumbell when working your chest to shock the muscle do this for about 3weeks, then start using pyramids 25% heavier( going up or down on each set) try to work your hard area alone meaning chest one day by itself. this is an truely introduction to sucess. find other workout for your chest online the more exercises the more you shock those man boobs. The HH will help with the fat loss just don't overdue it. Once you cut most of the fat with light weight high reps then start to go heavy a little at a time to bulk those babies up. I love to see others get the desired results so if you need help give me a holla buddy. I'm 6'2 a 262 still work in progress but we always are when you get hooked on physical fitness, I have to say though it does look very good. HH is just a means to get specific results the true results come from goal, plans and you. Your exercises should become tailored for u overtime and so should supplements. Know you body people and listen to it. Its a great product, but dangerous if used ignorantly and lazy, its only fuel but without fire it wont burn.
hh does it work?July 09, 2008
Reviewer: Mike from kcmo
it gave me alot of energy . i started out running two miles a day, but now it seems like its not working and doesnt have the same effects on me, as when i first started.
i'm goin to stop using this product.
i have started to have irragular heart patterns and i experienced number two with a bit of blood in it , thats uncomfortable. i'm going to take it back and get my money
The truthJune 26, 2008
Reviewer: Reggie from USA
The truth about Hydroxycut it’s a great product that truly dose work, so long as you follow a regular exercise and dieting program. I personally lost a total of twenty five pounds of pure body fat within a month while using this product. Once you get into a good routine of exercising regularly then the results will come.
I personally have experienced some small effects which was only due to over exerting myself because the product really gets you going, to the point sometimes you need to really regulate whether or not the preferred dosage is good for you. For anyone that has a fast heart rate or just really out of shape, I definitely would recommend at least talking to your physician first before taking this product.
DANGEROUSJune 22, 2008
Reviewer: Mike from Chicago, IL
I've used it successfully 7 years ago, and went to the hospital from it several months ago. Previous use: The product several years ago helped me lose weight and, combined with daily running and good eating habits, was amazing.
However, several months ago I had severe pains that did not subside until I was in the hospital. They actually had to give me two doses of vicodin in order for it to have any affect at all. Some notes about me: I do have ADHD, and had taken ritilin the previous day before Hydroxycut. I did not have any other caffiene the day of the incident, but if you do go on hydroxycut, DO NOT EVER take caffiene. It really is pushing your body to the max. Also, I had taken two pills instead of one on the initial dose. If you really are uncertain, try other types of diet pills along with exercise. The so-called energy component really makes this a dangerous drug.
Great booster if used correctlyJune 19, 2008
Reviewer: Kristina from Alberta, Canada
I have read so many mixed reviews about this product. I have to admit that the negative ones really did turn me off giving this product a shot last year. This year I wanted to get the beach body I have always yearned for... so far, this product is helping me on my way to my ultimate goal. I have noticed that my muscle definition in my legs and arms are sharp now. I have always had toned legs but you could never really see the muscle cuts.. now, I am enjoying the compliments I receive on a regular basis.
I have dropped 30lbs in the past month and a half and have loved the attention I now receive from people who wouldn't even give me a second look before!!!
I can't use the recommended dosage that is on the bottle because it is too much for my body to handle but once I found the happy medium I have never thought twice about not taking the pill. Combined with my regular exercise and cutting the "bad" foods out of my diet, HC has been a miracle worker for me..
I have never experienced any of the side effects that I have read about and I think the key element behind that is because I drink an abundant amount of water and make realistic weight loss goals.. that way I'm not pushing myself harder and partaking in drastic measures to reach the unrealistic goals.
Good luck to all those who try this product... and remember that the recommended dosage on the bottle may not be suitable for everyone who uses this product.
hypothyroidism????June 14, 2008
Reviewer: Terry collins from orlando, fl
does anyone know how this product reacts with taking synthroid for hypothyroidism? really need this info.
Diet and Exercise is the solutionJune 12, 2008
Reviewer: Kristen from Atlanta, GA
I started taking this to help get those last 10 lbs off. I started taking 1 pill twice a day and then moved up to 2 pills twice a day. I ended up not being able to sleep at all at night, and I was producing a lot of saliva. I went back to 1 pill twice a day and am now taking 2 in the morning and 1 at around 3pm. I just can't do the 3 pills, but I have been losing weight (I also eat well and exercise). I'm someone who likes to EAT, and even with 2-3 cheat days a week (nothing too crazy ;D) I've been losing more weight than the first 15lbs I lost on just diet and exercise alone. The best thing about this product is the loss of appetite. I used to be hungry all the time plus stress, I would just eat. Now I feel like I have more control over that. Seeing some results has helped to motivate me more. Good luck, and don't give up. I hope it works for you too.
WATER!!!!!!!!!!!May 20, 2008
Reviewer: TRAVIS HOOD from LITTLE ROCK, AR
I IHAVE BEEN TAKING THIS ON AND OFF FOR 4 YEARS. DRINKING 8 TEN OZ. GLASSES OF H2O WILL GREATLY REDUCE THE SIDE EFFECTS EXPERIENCED BY ALMOST EVERYONE WHO TAKES IT. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO READ REVIEWS OF 20 LB. LOST IN 7 DAYS. THAT IS NOT ALL FAT LOSS. HC DOES NOT BURN FAT. IT SUPRESSES YOUR APPETITE. THE CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS IN HC IS THE ENERGY. THIS IS FAR DIFF. THAN CAFF. FOUND IN COKE AND COFFEE IT LAST LONGER AND IS MORE POTENT. HC KEEPS YOUR HEART RATE UP SO YOU BURN MORE CALORIES THROUGH THE DAY. TAKE AS DIRECTED WITH EXERCIZE AND DIET AND YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT. A+ PRODUCT BUT NO MIRACLE CURE FOR OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE WHO WONT EXERCIZE AND EAT RIGHT!
does Hydroxycut effect bith control?May 08, 2008
Reviewer: Brandy from columbia sc
I am considering taking Hydroxycut, but i am taking a birth control pill. I want to know if anyone else has had any problems with this product effecting your birth control. I have read all the reviews and taken them into considerations. The only way you will know if a product of anything is good for you is by trying it.
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! ! !May 08, 2008
Reviewer: Sexyboi from London, Ontario
I have been thinking about taking Hydroxycut for about 6 mths now. I've read all the reviews and reports and finally decided what the hay? So I started taking it last Friday (6 days ago). I also cut out coffee, pop and bad food at the same time. I am VERY excited to say that on Friday I weighed 252lbs - today I weigh 238lbs!!!! Ive also lost 2 inches in my waist!!!!!!!! This product is absolutly AMAZING - and I'd like to tell you I have the drive to be working out everyday but honestly Ive worked out for an hour ONCE since starting this. I'm drinking lots and lots of water (three 1.5L bottles a day). The weight is literally falling off me!!! - my boyfriend thinks our new bathroom scale is broken, yet he still weighs the same. This bottle was my "trial" of it, Im going out today to buy another bottle because I dont know what I would do if I ran out!!!!
LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!!!
Works WellMay 05, 2008
Reviewer: Alisha from Fort Worth, Texas
I have been using this product for about a week now i have lost 15 lbs and my stomache is much flatter. This pill is a great fat burner but you do have to eat right and excercise with it or its pointless. If you are not used to caffine i would not advise this pill for you, it does have a lot of caffine and it you dont usually drink coffee or cokes i would only take one a day for a while.. i have not problem i used to drink a coke a day but now i dont feel the need to drink soda's and i have also cut way back on smoking. I Think this pill is wonderful.
:-)April 30, 2008
Reviewer: Danielle from tennessee
The first few days I was really iffy about this product. It gives you alot of energy and one of the things I am greatful for is it did help me quit smoking and drink cokes. The first few days I noticed when i smoked i felt dizzy and lightheaded and started twitching and my stomach got upset and made me crave less cigarettes if I was going to continue the product, after knocking out all other caffeine sources i felt great. I now walk 3.5 miles a day quit eating fast food and drinking alot of water and have lost 15 lbs in 2 and a half weeks. I highly recommend this product. :)
in need of some helpApril 17, 2008
Reviewer: Jen from chicago
Ok, as of tomorrow it will be 2 weeks since I started taking these pills. I have only lost 4-5 pounds (depends on the time of day I weigh myself). I am starting to get discouraged. I work out 5 times/week doing cardio/strength training. I have drastically changed the way that I eat and have cut calories. I have noticed the pills curb the cravings most of the time and then there are days that I am STARVING and can't eat enough! Can someone please help me out? Maybe give me a suggestion - maybe I am missing something. I would LOVE to have success this time...would love to be a success story and drop couple sizes!! I am 5'2/135 and would REALLY like to lose 10 more pounds - if not 15!!!
Acne BreakoutsApril 14, 2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from New Jersey
If you are looking for a product to give you energy then this will work. However, it so no weight loss outside of water weight(which you will notice a big jump in the first few days). Don't let this inital weight loss full you. It is only water and will return as soon as you go off. Another reason to avoid this product is acne. Hardcore increases your body heat and caused me to break out in heat rashes all the time which lead to my entire back breaking out in acne. So unless you are into gross acne...STAY AWAY!!!
I LOVE ITApril 12, 2008
Reviewer: SHOSTPR from LASVEGAS
I ABSOLUTLY RECOMMEND LOST 6 POUNDS IN 2 DAYS...U LOOK AT THESE REVIEWS AND WONDER....JUST KNOW IT WORKS IN DIFFERENT WAYS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE...JUST TRY IT AND SEE!!!!
AND DRINK ALOT OF WATER...IT GIVES ME GREAT ENERGY AND MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT...AND IF PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE HEALTH PROMBLEMS, OFSCOURSE YOUR GONNA HAVE BAD SIDE AFFECTS, YOUR JUST ADDING TO YOUR PROMBLEMS...BUT IF YOUR PRETTY HEALTHY JUST TRY IT...SEE IF YOU LIKE IT
Great product if used wellApril 11, 2008
Reviewer: Christineusar from Southbridge, MA
I've used this product twice in my life- 1st time was to lose 30 pounds and I did by following a normal diet and excercising. I had a baby so this is the 2nd time around. So far so good. Taking HC and not taking care of yourself sort of defeats the purpose!
I've shown great results and I still eat what I like without freaking out. Excercise is key....
urge to eatApril 09, 2008
Reviewer: Nikki C from Fort Worth, Texas
I have only been taking this product for 2 weeks now. I haven't had any of the side effects that other reviews talk about. I do agree that you have to drink plenty of water. The only problem I having is I stay hungry all the time. I can eat a well balanced meal around noon and around 2pm I am starving. My boss (who has had great success with the product) informed me that I need to eat more protein. Does anyone have an opinion about this. I walk 5 miles 3 times a week and she says my metabolism is really high.
going for it.April 08, 2008
Reviewer: Joan from VA
I turn 45 years old in one month. I am a mother of 4 and have exercised all my life. I maintain my size 6 but am getting flabby. I work out and eat right but I need a boost. I am investigating HC and by reading these reviews I am going to purchase it today. My goal is to be in the best shape I have been by my 45th birthday!!
Awesome!April 07, 2008
Reviewer: Thomas from Winchester, Va USA
I started on monday and i was 255 pds on sunday that same week i am now 237. Its pretty good i dont even run i just cut back my eating to 1500 calories a day!
So has anyone...April 06, 2008
Reviewer: Kristen from TEXAS
...broken out from using this product? I just want to lose 10 lbs before prom! I have exactly 33 days. I workout atleast 3x a week, I eat healthy everyday and drink nothing but water. So just adding in Hydroxycut won't come with major side effects with my habits right? My big concern is acne breakouts! haha
It does workApril 05, 2008
Reviewer: Amanda from TX
I move a lot at work so I haven't been doing much exercise except walking daily. I haven't had the side effects people talk about, but you have to adjust how much you take for you. I only take one pill twice a day before breakfast and lunch. If I take more, I feel lightheaded. DON'T drink anything with caffeine in it, and drink plenty of water. I've lost 10 lbs already. Just be smart and use your head. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, reduce your dosage.
Rookie on Hydroxycut Hardcore!! Need Help!!April 03, 2008
Reviewer: Rohan from Bangalore, India
Hey Guys, I am about to start taking the pills as i have to shed out some flab from my body.
Problem is, I have to work in the night shifts, so would it be correct to take the pills and if yes, then at what time do i take the pills as my office would be getting over by 7:00 AM. My workout will be after the office hours around 8:00 AM.
I would be just consuming 1 pill per day for the initial couple of weeks rather than going in for recommended consumption.
Please guide me if i am wrong somewhere. Thanks
Water is the keyApril 03, 2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from Pomona, CA
About 2 months ago I started taking Hydroxycut ephedra-free to help lose some of my baby weight. However I stopped taking it because I started feeling dizzy. I recently started taking it again but this time I noticed a difference. I started drinking a lot more water than I did the last time and because of that I haven't felt any side effects. So make sure you drink lots of WATER!
Long-time Hydroxycut UserMarch 31, 2008
Reviewer: Rob NJ from Anytown, AT 55555
This is my first time using Hydroxycut Hardcore, but I have used regular Hydroxcut in the past. Anyways, when I wrestled in High School and College, I used this product probably 5-6 times in the beginning of the season to get a quick jump on my weight loss. I am sure everyone knows this, wrestling practice sure is no cake walk, and I was practicing while using this product. I never experienced one of these side effects everyone keeps posting about! For the first 2 months while using this product, I was probably running about 8 miles a day, eating about 2000 calories a day, and sleeping like a baby. I am sorry to say this, and I do not want to have any disregard for other people's health and opinions, but it is all in your heads. If you drink PLENTY of water, and take the pills as directed, you will certaintly not die or go to the hospital. Cases of people using Hydroxycut and going to the emergency room usually involved that person compounding the usage of HH with alcohol or other drugs (prescription or non). Just use your head.
it works but it can kill youMarch 21, 2008
Reviewer: Josh from chicopee ma
don't use it unless you value your life as a chance. i almost die using this product.
Its greatMarch 17, 2008
Reviewer: Beau Thorne from Louisville, KY
I have found that Hydroxycut HC has been a key part of my 4 month 75 lb. loss. One thing I do recommend is to cut out all Caffeinated beverages. I started off while drinking cokes and noticed to become dizzy after an intense workout, that was due to unhealthy heartbeat patterns. I cut out cokes and never experienced this effect any longer
extreamly helpfullMarch 11, 2008
Reviewer: Fred from new york.city
HC has been the best fat birner i have taken yet...for three month's i was bulking, gainting muscle and fat and during my cutting phase with a proper diet and exercise i lost a whopping 11 pounds i was 237 now im 226 and my muscles are toning up and its really working
On my first week!March 10, 2008
Reviewer: Lucy from Nairobi-Kenya
it was nice to read other reviews!av just started HC and i can tell you, my heart beats have increased! i dont exercise much but i walk a lot-will this have any effect??
Am finding myself eating more than usual and if am hungry am really shaking...and am also becoming moody in the morning and hyperactive in the afternoons
It worksFebruary 27, 2008
Reviewer: Travis D. from Palmdale, CA
Having tried various products, hydroxycut hardcore really works but it does require exercise. Stuff makes you want to move. I usually ran 1.5 miles a day but I tend to run farther with this product. Having weighed 305, I am now down to 250 pounds in just 3 months.
Hydroxycut works.February 25, 2008
Reviewer: Carmen from Louisville, KY USA
Ok, so I took Hydroxycut last winter. It does have it's share of side effects. I broke out with pimples all over my chest. My heart raced when I was exercising, but if you get enough water, and are a serious exercise aholic, the weight falls off. Literally. I didn't think I had any weight left to lose! I'm a 5'11'' female and I weigh 140 pounds and I lost 17 pounds and really toned up like crazy. USE IT but make sure you drink enough water.
No cravings, high energy!February 23, 2008
Reviewer: CM from Anchorage, AK
I've only been taking Hydroxycut for a week but I can tell it's definitely doing something. My "snacky" cravings have been reduced by 90-95% and when I do crave something, I find it's things like pineapple, eggs, avocado, etc. I don't crave sugar or carbs like I used to. I haven't experienced any negative side effects except being a little hyper the first couple days.
A month before I started Hydroxycut I cut caffeine completely out of my diet. Even though this pill has a lot of caffeine in it, I still stay away from caffeinated drinks. I believe this is the reason I haven't had any heart palpitations or high blood pressure. I also sleep just fine.
I've been keeping a food journal and that helps me to keep track of what I put in my body. I've also been getting at least 30 minutes of cardio a day and doing yoga. I haven't weighed myself but I feel thinner. Maybe it's just me being hopeful, but hey - at least I feel better. I'll write more after another few weeks.
Hydroxycut reviewFebruary 12, 2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from KY
I weighed 130 and I wanted to drop a couple of sizes. Hydroxycut helped tremendously with my appetite control and with the help of diet and exercise I am now 113 and I went from a size 9 to a 4.
HOSPITAL VISITFebruary 08, 2008
Reviewer: DONTTAKE IT from TN
3 OF MY FRIENDS INCLUDING MYSELF HAVE ENDED UP IN THE ER DUE TO THE AWFUL SIDE EFFECTS! ANYTHING THAT BOOSTS YOUR HEART RATE WHEN YOU ARE JUST SITTING THERE IS NOT HEALTHY UNLESS YOU WANT TO DIE!
It work ``4 T in TxFebruary 06, 2008
Reviewer: Kat from tx
I have been taken many diet pills in my life. I have found that HC does work. You do have to take it according to you, and you do need to drink plenty of water.
meh...January 31, 2008
Reviewer: Becky from Arizona
i dont really feel anything from it... im 5'3 122 pounds (i just wanna lose like 10 more which wont come off... i used to be 150 but lost 30 due to stress) i eat well and small portioned. i try to excercise 3x a week. i try taking 3 HH once sometimes twice daily. im almost done with my first bottle and i still need lots of coffee and diet rockstar drinks throughout the day. i dont really feel as though its doing anything to help me knock off that 10lbs.
ConfusedJanuary 17, 2008
Reviewer: Confused from BVI
I am a 32 yo female. I have been exercising now for the past 3ths 3-4 times per week and have not had any significant weight loss. I am contemplating using HC since I really want to loose about 20lbs. However, I am a bit hesitant since reading some of the users reviews.
Rash with Hydroxy cutJanuary 15, 2008
Reviewer: Tito from FT. Lauderdale FL.
Thanks for writing this review. I was wondering where the rash was coming from. I was taking this pill and some protein powder and I would have little patches of rashes. I stopped the powder and realized i couldn't take both at the same time. This is my second time using hydroxy and i only use it for the 1st month then i just stick with a diet and regularly excercise. You shouldn't have any problems if you use it wisely.
I lost 6 pounds in a week!January 14, 2008
Reviewer: Stephanie from Florida
I recently gained 30 pounds in a month due to the depo shot. Not happy with my weight i decided to take matters into my own hands. Combined with increased exercise, a lower carb/fat/calorie intake, and using hydroxycut ephedrin free, I lost 6 pounds in 1 week. Hydroxycut helps me work out as I feel like the energizer bunny, lol. However, I am just as hungry as i always was.
Day 3 and NausiatedJanuary 11, 2008
Reviewer: Michelle from CA
This is my third day on hydroxicut and I have mixed feelings. I feel very good in the mornings, high energy and alert, but the later in the day it gets I feel more and more anxious and nauseated. I always exercise in the mornings which feels amazing to do right after taking the pill. I am having sleep trouble however.Even taking it as early as 5PM I still had trouble going to sleep at 1am. I've been drinking a ton of water and eating right.
be good to urselfJanuary 10, 2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
i do not think hydroxycut should be thought as a miracle pill or watsoever...all weight loss comes with strict discipline in both ur diet and exercise even though i myself would probably hope and wish there is such miraculous quickfix to losing weight..
most importantly...hydroxycut contains really high level of caffeine!pls go read up abt the effects of caffeine overdose..it doesnt matter if u are controlling ur other caffeine inakes while taking hydroxycut because it itself already exceeds the max reccommended caffeine doasage per day with its recommended dosage!
start thinking about ur real health!u never know if there will be any moment in the course dosage that u suffer from any effect of caffeine overdose!palpitations,anxiety,dizziness,heacdaches,ulcers,gastro-intestinal pains,dehydration,nausea,seizure....even if u survived these........resarch haf shown the long-term of effects of caffeine with osteoporosis, high blood press, heart disease, infertility etc....
it's seriously a urgent need to correct the American eating habits! the epidemic of obesity isn't controlled juz because of these so-called quickfixes companies are coming up with. rather, they are part of the reason y this epidemic is fuelling even more widespread!
think clear and see the root of all problems, and you will see better and clearer.
lastly, i am sure we all know this-we are what we eat!
confused n worriedJanuary 10, 2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
i am soo tempted to try it but i am really worried about the extreme high level of caffine it contains...max dose of caffeine shouldnt exceed 500mg and the highlife of caffeine in ur body can be from several hours to even several days!and all the heart palpitations and seziures, as well as even more scaring sympotoms are probably all because of the extreme high level of caffeine....i really don't know if i shld risk it...
Wow!!!January 08, 2008
Reviewer: Cody from GA, USA
Only 30 minutes after taking my FIRST dose I already have no food cravings! This is truly amazing! I have tried Hoodia many times to curb my appetite, but it never worked -- and now this works within the first 30 minutes... incredible. I will update my results here -- hope it works for you too!
SideEffectsJanuary 08, 2008
Reviewer: Millie from Puerto Rico
Even thou I started to see the results right away I couldn't stand the nauseas I felt constantly & it kept me up at night. I followed the instructions very strictly so it wasn't that I wasn't doing it right. I tried eating crackers like if I was pregnant & even bought over the counter Emetrol for contolling the nauseas but nothing helped I just tossed & turned all night drinking 7up. If it wasn't for the nauseas I would have kept up with the product.
BSDecember 15, 2007
Reviewer: Valin from TX
It works. . . Lost 18% body fat in 2 months. If you got a rash, it's probably because your taking more than one supplement. same thing happens if you take NOS and protein. Read the label, it specifically tells you not to take the pills after consuming any other. Works well, and i didn't lose any muscle mass. so i recommend it. oh and weight training burns more fat than cardio. maybe not immediately, but the after burn lasts up to 48 hours, this is when you burn the most fat. and for every pound of muscle you gain, your body burns 50% more fat by just maintaining your muscle a day. . .
gassie!!!!December 11, 2007
Reviewer: Sarahie from usa
ok so i've been on it a few days now and i have no clue why i never had gas like this be for! 30 min not even 30 min i had to poor like two time in one hour and fart nonstop! lol odd and i get really sick and i even thrown up but im young and i weigh 170 and im 16 before i thought this was a dum thing to do but i wanna go down a size or two my mom knows im on it and she fine with that but i cant really eat the smell of food like killin me lol well idk but im stayin on it cuz i have nuffin to loose lol people are dum but thats why we love each other and if i end up in the emergency room its ok cuz i love the hospitls and sorry for the suckie spellin any way gotta call my bff later!
Rash!!!!December 09, 2007
Reviewer: Erik from Arkansas
I completely agree with the review submitted prior to this one. After a week and a half on the ephedra free version, I broke out in a rash all over my upper torso. It has been a couple of weeks and still have not seen signs of the rash going away. It is as the other reviewer described, does not itch, but is an annoyance to look at. As soon as I clear up, I am switching to BSN Atro-phex! I hear it works great and every other thing I have used from BSN has been amazing.
What is everyone talking about??December 08, 2007
Reviewer: Jade from Virginia
I don't know what everyone is talking about... I've been using Hydroxycut For over a month and I havent' had any side effects. I don't have irregular heart beats, high blood pressure, insomnia, or any of those other side effects people say they get from it. Maybe it's just me but i find nothing wrong with this product. In fact I lost 6lbs. just in the past week. I go to the gym, I drink nothing but water, and I watch what I eat. I just needed a diet pill to help push along the weight loss while I dieted and exercised. Just like any other diet pill, you have to be willing to commit to it. You can't just take it and continue on with your regular life style. If a pill says you can it's a bold face lie. You need to make sure that you don't have high intakes of caffeine. That's where people really screw up. Again, I find nothing wrong with this pill and I would recommend it to others, in fact, I already have.
confuseDecember 03, 2007
Reviewer: Yessie from los angeles ca (usa)
im 5'3 150pd and started using this product 2 days ago and i havent really felt any side effects but im really confused about everything i just read. i dont know what to believe but its probably just that it doesnt work on everyone. i really dont wanna take any risk or have to put my health in danger. the only thing that does work to loose weight its eating healthy(not running to the drive thru of a fast food place), exercising everyday. thats wat im gonna do because pills have consequences and im not gonna finish from one problem to get another. even if i have to throw my pills away, the money doesnt compare to having a healthy body.
It's Not Worth It...Return these pills ASAPNovember 22, 2007
Reviewer: Sara B. from Charleston, SC
Thanksgiving should be a fun time with family, but instead, I was rushed to the hospital for experiencing a blackout/seizure followed by labored breathing, tachycardia, dramatic drop in blood pressure, cold clammy skin, hands & face went numb, and sweat all over my body even after I regained consciousness. When I passed out, I hit my head & chin on the way down, bruising my face and giving my family the biggest scare ever.
I am in perfect health and knew right away that this was caused by my use of Hydroxycut Hardcore. As soon as the ER doctor came in, she said without hesitation "stop taking these pills immediately."
I had only taken three pills, but stupidly added a latte from Starbucks and a diet Mountain Dew for my road trip to NC to stay awake the day of my collapse. I have only been on Hydroxycut Hardcore for a week, and didn't even take the recommended dose of 3 pills 2x per day. There were other adverse effects I had, but never though it could have complete control over MY body. Thank God I wasn't driving when it happened!
I emplore you to get your money back, and just do it the right way. Your health is nothing to fool around with, and how selfish of me to put my family through such stress on Thanksgiving. All because I wanted to drop a few extra pounds....so selfish!
Rash all over bodyNovember 21, 2007
Reviewer: Jade from Australia
I started taking hydroxycut and a few days after this I was covered with a rash all over my body. The rash came up all over my arms, neck, back and then went all over. The rash came and went and the spots changed shape and form all over my body. The doctors had no idea what this was. It took a good 2 weeks before the rash went away. There was defiantly something in them that my body didn’t like that’s for sure.
DON'T USE THIS, CRAPPING BLOODNovember 21, 2007
Reviewer: ALEXANDER from PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
IT'S BEEN A WEEK, YES ONLY ONE WEEK OF USING HH, MY HEART IS WORKING REALLY STRANGELY AND THERE IS A LOT (AS IF THERE WERE SOME NORMAL AMOUNT) OF BLOOD IN MY FECES. I'M SCARED, I THOUGHT I HAD HEMORROIDS BUT I RAN A SEARCH ONLINE AND FOUND THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE USING HH OF ANY HYDROXYCUT PRODUCT IS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING. BEWARE, MY LEFT ARM WAS LIMB THIS MORNING. I'M STOPPING THIS AND THREW AWAY THE BOTTLE, AS I THREW AWAY MY MONEY IN THE STORE. I'VE BEEN WORKING OUT FOR 3 YEARS NOW, I'M 29 AND 180 POUNDS, I TRIED THIS TO GET RID OF THE EXTRA FAT BUT NOW I KNOW I VALUE MY HEALTH OVER MY LOOKS. SAVE YOUR HEALTH PEOPLE, IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
I GIVE IT 1 STAR BECAUSE THEY DON'T ALLOW FOR LESS, I REALLY WANT TO GIVE IT MINUS 10.
It works, but it's not for everybodyNovember 11, 2007
Reviewer: Peter from New York City
I've taken Hydroxycut Hardcore off and on for about a year and a half. It definetly worked for me. YOU MUST DRINK TONS OF WATER while taking this product. If not, you'll get headaches from dehydration. The only negative is that it can make you feel really jumpy and anxious in the beginning. I also think this product can't be good for you to stay on. I usually take it with a goal to lose bodyfat for certain periods of time like Summer, or when trying to get leaner.This product should be used temporarily.
hair loss!!! hydroxycut hardcoreNovember 02, 2007
Reviewer: Zac from il
Go ahead, type "hydroxycut hair loss" in the google search bar and you'll be amazed by how many people are experiencing this.
Mine started thinning days after trying the product.
My entire family has thick full heads of hair, even my elderly grandmother.
It's been a little over a month since the first dose, I took a total of 10 pills over a one week period. I stopped because they werent very effective, I wasnt sure why my hair was falling out, I thought maybe, well I didnt know why.
Anyways, days after starting the pills I noticed multiple strands of hair falling out when shampooing.
My hair grows at a rate of about .3 to .5" per month. My hair now, ALL of it has reduced shaft diameter about .5" from the root, towards the ends its is larger, normal diameter. You can actually "see" when I started taking Hydroxycut by inspecting my hair. My biggest concern, will my now thinned out limp head of hair ever be healthy again, will it eventually grow back thick again?
If these side effects had been mentioned I would have never tried the product...BOOOOO to Hydroxycut Hardcore :/
Works, but at a price...October 29, 2007
Reviewer: SAH from KY
This product definitely helps you lose fat...no question about it. It also increases energy. I haven't had the problems some people mention, like the trots or odd looking BMs, but it makes me feel hot (I'm all sweaty sitting at a desk!) and nauseus if not taken with food. If you can deal with feeling hot and car sick, but want to drop lbs. fast, then the product will probably meet your expectations. Just remember that the weight loss and energy comes at a price--the supplement itself is pricey and feeling "off" might not be worth it to you.
Increased EnergyOctober 28, 2007
Reviewer: Vanessa from somewhere, fl
I have just began using the HH at its recommended dosage and its only day three for me so of course i have not seen any results as of yet. However, I have experienced the irregular heart beats, and the freaky anxiety that came along with it. In addition to that I was up to 4am for the first two nights, but i believe i took it too close to bedtime. The bottle states not to consume it 5 hours before bedtime, but i think my body needs much more time. Therefore, I will make it a goal to have my last dosage no later than 5pm. This is my very first time taking any type of weight loss product, so my body may need to get used of it since this is a foreign object entering my system. I do not think I was drinking enough water for the first two days which could have contributed to those side affects. However, today (day 3) I have consumed a little over a gallon of water and I seem to be coping pretty well. I plan to work out at least 4-5 days weekly along with a balanced diet in order to obtain maximum results. Hope this works for me!!!!
So Far...October 12, 2007
Reviewer: Matt from Canton, NY
I've just gotten into using Hydroxycut a couple of days ago and I'm sort of impressed, a little anxious at times, and have had symptoms that include mild nausia, increased bowl expulsions, and during workouts the increased blood pressure makes you feel like a rock. I've only been on the product for a week so far, so I am going to reserve a complete judgement for later...it's pretty much a predictable pill.
AlrightOctober 06, 2007
Reviewer: Jessica from USA
I started taking it and it worked perfectly at first. I dropped a lot of excess weight with no side effects. I stopped taking it and stopped losing the weight, so I started again. This time around, I have gotten less results, and I have had a problem with depression.
Works greatOctober 06, 2007
Reviewer: Walt from Texas
I'm an individual who has not consumed caffeine products in over ten years. No coffee or tea. I've taken Hydroxycut on and off because I would get headaches and feel jumpy the first couple of days. I finally decided to stay on it and follow all regulations. One of by biggest suggestions: DRINK LOTS OF WATER. Caffeine dose appears to be pretty high especially taking it several times a day. Drinking water dilutes the effects and keeps you hydrated. This took away the effects of anxiety and headaches. It would keep me up until the wee hours of the morning. I've solved this by going to work out either at night or in the morning every 2-3 days. I only do 20-30 minutes of cardio (low intensity) and nothing else. This now lets me sleep comfortably at night. I’ve lost a total of six pounds in about 10 days. IMPORTANT: Read the following. I’m majoring in Exercise Science that includes nutrition and fitness so take my suggestions seriously.
• It is not advised that you lose more than 2-4 pounds per week.
• I weighed in initially at 232 lbs. My suggested ideal weight is around 180 lbs so it is obvious that I am over that. When you are overweight by a lot, you will lose more weight versus someone who is only 10 lbs overweight.
• YOU NEED TO EAT! I cannot stress this enough that even though Hydroxycut suppresses your hunger you need to eat healthy, proportionate meals still. Do not starve yourself because you will see that you’ll hit a plateau because your body still needs natural energy to burn calories. If you do not eat to replace energy used up, your body will start attacking your muscles as a source of energy.
• DRINK LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER. THIS WILL DILUTE THE EFFECTS OF JUMPINESS ESPECIALLY THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS WHEN YOU BEGIN LOADING.
• If you feel that after the loading phase you’re still jumpy or feel like you’re too alert, I would suggest either dropping your dosage or just stop all together. Weight loss products are not for everyone. Some will work for you and others won’t.
I'm eating a healthy reduced calorie diet which is helping in losing weight faster. You still have to diet or the Hydroxycut won't work as efficient. It does feel like I'm exhausted at times but I'm now taking protein to make up for the lower calorie meals. This gives you energy once again. Overall I highly suggest this product.
Just Be CarefulSeptember 21, 2007
Reviewer: Skinny Junior from Colorado
I love Hydroxycut. My freshman year I'd already gained 10 pounds and didn't want to live up to the "freshman 15" so I started taking this product. It allowed me to run longer, eat less, and lose the weight. However, because I had so much extra energy I was pushing myself really hard and ended up getting achilles tendenitis and falling when I walked because my ankles would give out. This product works (and I didn't experience any side effects, but if you do I would stop taking it) but just be careful to not push yourself harder too fast!
Finally, something that works!September 20, 2007
Reviewer: JAG from New York, NY
This is the first thing that has worked for me! I gained a bunch of weight over a year period and have been trying to take it off for like 6 months with NO Results. I have been taking it for 6 days and have already noticed a difference. It has completely curbed my appetitite - I no longer obsess about food, but rather have no problem sticking to vegetables and proteins. You must drink a ton of water and take a very good vitamin, which helped tremendously. High energy levels, stomach already flattening and clothes fitting so much better! I love this product!
irregular heartbeat ??? but, tons of energy.September 15, 2007
Reviewer: Vanessa from somewhere, usa
I have been using hydroxycut for three weeks now and i only take 2 to 3 pills a day. (I don't drink any other caffeinated beverages.) I really like the energy boost it gives me but recently i have been bothered by irregular heartbeats and it feels like my heart skips or stalls then starts back up again. It's really scary. Can anyone explain what this is and if i should stop taking hydroxycut. At the moment, i am afraid to take anymore. ???????????
almost one monthSeptember 13, 2007
Reviewer: Jj from san francisco ca
ive been on hydroxycut for about 1 month. i havent lost any weight yet...nor have i gained any weight. i just want to lose those last 3 pounds. are people on a strict diet when using this?
I don't know about this one...September 12, 2007
Reviewer: Allie from USA
I started taking this product 3 days ago to boost my weight loss. Yeah, it decreases your appetite and gives you some extra energy, but the heart palpitations and increased blood pressure really freaked me out. Honestly, I wouldn't take this product ever again. Nor would I recommend it to anyone. This isn't a healthy "shortcut" to weight loss. Up your cardio if you want to shed the pounds.
I feel the difference already....September 12, 2007
Reviewer: Christine from Atlanta
I have been doing lots of reasearch on this product for a while, and I finally decided to buy it.
I have been usuing it for about three days now, which in actual fact is not long at all. But I do feel a little change in my body already. I have been following some of the foods in which the people on the success stories are usuing on this products web site. Its pretty nutritious. In actual fact one girl eats steak. Which I was very surprised.
I have to agree with some of there reviews but not all.
#1 YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO have anything with CAFFFINE in it. It says that one the back of the product. So why you would take it and expect nothing bad to happen.
#2 The first day in the afternoon I felt a little dizzy and felt as though I was going to throw up. But as the days go on I havent felt that way.
#3 Sleep. I was aware that this pill boasts my energy. Ever since I stated I have been taking these pills late,because of my class hours, and the times i wake up. But it really hasnt been bothering me much the next day. The latest I have taken the pill would be 8:00.
I know I have been only taking this pill for three days but I feel a difference in my abs and my sleeping habits definitly and what goes in my mouth. I havent really noticed anything that bad yet. But I will continue taking this pill and hopefully it works.
Loosing weight is my goal.
Hope it works for others.
I Just Don't Get ItSeptember 10, 2007
Reviewer: Crystal from USA
I was trying to find out if my side effects were common when I came upon this site. I love Hydroxycut, I have used it for a little over a week and have seen a dramatic change (for the good) in my body, but I am soooooooooooo tired. How is this possible everyone else is restless and can't sleep and I am about to fall asleep.
great productSeptember 08, 2007
Reviewer: Christine from Detroit
I'm a 19y/o girl college student who recently (4months) became comsumed with the bodybuilding lifestyle. (lol)
Anyway, after using Hydroxycut for 1 month, I've dropped about 10lbs, taking me from 130 to around 120. My muscle definition has improved, as well as my "veiny-ness" (lol) This is without drastically altering my diet, except perhaps for an increase in water intake.
The pills didn't give me any side effects, but I am careful to stay hydrated and to take the last pills no later than 4:00pm. Also, when first starting the hydroxycut cycle, I was advised to start with a day of 1/2 servings, i.e. 1 pill 3x a day, and to take at least a month between bottles, to avoid possible addiction.
I suppose I should also point out that I currently take creatine as well as Whey Protein powder supplements without any side effects with the addition of Hydroxycut.
Overall, I am completely satisfied, and will probably use again.
good productSeptember 07, 2007
Reviewer: Marco from chicago, IL USA
i take it only before workout, i drink a lot of coffee, so it would be a really bad idea to use it as a weight loss aid. usually people have bad results or unconfortable feelings when they take the pill because they don't eat. try having a cigarrete and a cup of expresso on an empty stomach and see what happens. same thing with hydroxycut and any metabolism booster, of course there will be those who really can't take it due to side effects, wich is a really low %age of people, but most people when trying to loose weight they stop eating or don't eat right, and that's the real problem. i'm not a doctor or nutritionist, but been pumping iron for the last 10 yrs. this are all my conclutions based on what i have seen with other people's experience, and my own. if you want to loose weight, eat right and exercise, besides loosing weight, exercise and healthy eating will give you good health.
My first week on Hydroxycut.September 07, 2007
Reviewer: Frank from Santa Clara California.
This is my first week on Hydroxycut and I am now on the two pills a day three times a day part. My first couple of days on it, I felt like I was in a bad mood and I felt very anti social. Everything seemed irritating and I had no patience. After the third day that stuff went a way, but it does come back if I have a cup of tea while on it.
I did not get energy from it, but I do feel EXTRA Alert. I used to drink 3-6 cups of tea before Hydroxycut, so additional caffiene for me is not a major dilemma. The key is to take your last dose no later than 3-4 PM. Otherwise you wont be able to fall asleep till around three AM. I had to take Unisom Sleeping pills one night to knock myself out.
As for weight loss, I reformed my eating to just low calorie soups from Monday to Friday, then regular stuff with meat on the weekends. This is my first week on Hydroxycut combined with a low calorie diet and I have lost 4 pounds so far. I originally weighed 200 LBS three months ago, but switched to a 1350 calorie a day diet and lost 25 pounds with out excercise. Now I had plateaued at 175 pounds so I started taking Hydroxycut to break past the 175 mark. Anyhow, lowering my calorie in take with vitamins and vegetable juices, I have lost four pounds my first week. As for the gym, I took the week off from the gym this week and still lost weight. I will resume going to the gym three times a week for an hour each day next week. I am sure weight will fly off thanks to diet, excercise, and hydroxycut.
Word to the wise, if you are caffeine sensitive, then anything with large doses of caffeine are not for you. Plus, if your body is not used to large doses of caffiene, never add to your caffiene intake by drinking coffee, tea, or soda. I have been drinking large doses of caffeine for years, so sneaking in a diet coke or a cup of tea is no big deal for me. So just a word for the wise.
As for the mood swings, if you people add ginseng to your diet, then the ginseng will work as a mood stabilizer and make you feel good natured. Plus, ginseng plus caffeine, the ginseng counter acts the jittery edgy effect from too much caffeine. My best drink for working the graveyard shift was a tea that was the equivalent of two espressos plus lots of ginseng. The ginseng neutralized the jittery effect and the ginseng gave me energy, while the caffeine made me feel alert. I do not have an energetic effect from caffeine only, so maybe for me adding ginseng to my regimen would work towards working out and removing some of the caffeine funk.
There was another thing I forgot to mention. The first two days on it, my kidneys hurt. It went away after the third day though.
DONT TAKE ITSeptember 02, 2007
Reviewer: JO PY from UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
At the beginnning my wife was taking that pills for a week suddenly she called me in my office and wanted me to pick her up because she feels like going to faint but i did not beleive her so she stops now....suddenly i have thought that i would try it, but i ask our GYM instructor first before taking it he said that DONT take it and i ask why he said that they have to try it so that if their client ask about hydroxycut they have something to say about the product. so the next day i tried it ,woke up 6 am got my first pill i was fine no problem ,when i tried my second pill i suddenly felt that my heart was pumping a lot secondly i was shaking the having weird feeling. i was so scared and ask our nurse about that product she said that its safe but it might contain some ingredients that we dont know,thats her own point of view ,suddenly i saw another gym instructor so i asked again ,he said that STOP it no questions asked on that......im only 24 male and i'm a healthy guy and very energetic but i think that this product is no safe. If you wish to continue or buy one or tp try it its up to you so think twice........hope this information would make up your mind........
woooooSeptember 02, 2007
Reviewer: Jay from san francisco ca
i have been taking it for 2.5 weeks now. the scale doesnt say that i have lost weight which is really making me sad BUT i can feel weight loss in my pants. can anyone please let me know how long before they saw significant results on the scale?
effective but...August 29, 2007
Reviewer: Kayla from windsor, ON CAN
i found this product very effective, but i also found that sometimes it made me feel nausiated. not too sure if this is normal...
42 Years old and in the BEST Shape of my Life!!!August 25, 2007
Reviewer: Steve from Cincinnati, Ohio
I am a 5'8" 42 year old man and have been using Hydroxycut for 3 months. I take 6 per day. In the month before I started taking it I exercised 4-5 times per week and lost 1lb and my body fat % went down 0%. After the first month of taking Hydroxycut I exercised about the same, maybe a little more, and I lost 5.6lbs and my body fat% went down 2.2%! Because of the results I was seeing, in the 2nd month I was very motivated and exercised 6-7 days per week and I lost 12lbs and my body fat % decreased another 4.5%!!! After 3 months of Hydroxycut, exercise and eating right I have gone from 178lbs to 150lbs and my body fat % has gone from 28% to 16% and at 42 years old I am in the best shape of my life. WOW!
my personal experienceAugust 21, 2007
Reviewer: Karizma Brooks from USA
Hydroxcut caused rashes to form on my body and for some reason also gave me vaginal yeast infections. But the pill definitely works, i definitely loss a significant amount in no time....
things to know before you startAugust 11, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
It is very important that you work out if your going to be on this pill. I noticed when i didn't work out and i took the pill i felt very irritable and weird. This pill does work if your consistant and you eat healthy. this is only to enhance your work out and diet. you will see results if you eat good and exercise everyday you take it. but if you don't you will just feel weird and not see any results
follow the direction and you will be fineAugust 04, 2007
Reviewer: Tony from ny
to the lady who had a son with a seizure. hydroxycut may have caused the seizure but if you read the bottle, it recommends you dont drink any caffine while taking hydroycut, and to most people's knowledge, energy drinks are loaded with caffine.
i'm not saying your son is at fault, and i feel bad for what he and your family had to go through, but you should read the directions before you take any product. hydroxycut is a very good product and works great if you take it properly.
upset stomachJuly 26, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from CA USA
I have been using Hydroxycut for about a month now. In the beginning it worked really well, gave me alot of energy when I was exercising. I only take it before I work out. However, recently I've been experiencing upset stomach.. It makes me go to the bathroom frequently.. Even when Im working out it hurts. I dont know if its the pills or something else since it just started... The feeling of needing to go while working out is horrible! Im not sure if this will be the right fat burner for me.
Save your moneyJuly 23, 2007
Reviewer: Joe from Houston, TX
I tried this product for about a week and it made me feel so lousy that I stopped taking it. I felt hot flashes, irregular heart beat, and just wired all the time. This product is NOT good for you. Any benefits you may receive by taking this product are negated by the health hazards imposed by use of this product. The solution to your weight problem is not going to come out of a bottle of Hydroxycut. For long term success, you need to make weight training a way of life and make a promise to yourself to stick with it. By far the best way to lose fat is to add muscle. Keep in mind that every pound of muscle you add will increase your metabolic rate by about 50 calories a day, so if you add 10 pounds of muscle, you'll burn an extra 500 calories a day, seven days a week, doing nothing. If you have a lot of weight to lose, don't put your health at further risk by taking this product or any other fat burners. Train with weight 3 days a week, maintain a sensible diet and the fat will melt away. Don't worry too much about aerobic exercise at first because it won't help you that much and may actually slow your weight loss progress by slowing your metabolism. Revving up your metabolism by adding lean muscle mass is the key to losing fat and keeping it off. Anything else is doomed to failure.
There are a few proven products that will help you lose fat that are safe to use. CLA and green tea extract are two products that I would highly recommend and neither will have any negative side effects
not the sameJuly 22, 2007
Reviewer: Kitty from virginia
I have used hydroxycut in the past, before the ephedra was taken out of it with fantastic results. I have recently started taking it again, but the results are just not the same. I wish they hadnt banned the ephedra. It does work, but just not as effectively as it did before. I am also having a new and different side effect, that I havent been able to find info on anywhere. It is actually listed as a side effect for the new drug, Alli, which is strange because I have never taken it. It is really disgusting, but maybe someone else out there has had this issue as well and can explain. I find that when I go to the bathroom, bowel movement, that there is what looks EXACTLY like hamburger grease in the toilet! It pretty freaky. Now I know the reason it happens with Alli is because Alli blocks the absorbtion of fat, so if you eat fatty foods, its not processed and just passes thru, but I do not believe that Hydroxycut works the same way. Am I mistaken? If anyone has an idea, or knows something about this, PLEASE let me know, becasue its scary and confusing. Thanks!
Stay hydratedJuly 19, 2007
Reviewer: Cheryl from BC, Canada
I have used Hydroxycut for a few years now. I first started back in 2002 and now use the ephedra free Hydroxycut. This has been instrumental in helping me lose the last of the babyfat after having 2 kids in 2 years. One thing I have to stress it you MUST stay hydrated if you are taking this. I find if I don't drink enough water I get bad heart palpitations and my heartbeat gets really irregular. I take it as a sign that I need to drink more water and usually chug back a half litre to a litre of water and then am fine. I try to remember to keep a bottle of water with me at all times, if you don't like plain water add a crystal light single to it.
WOW, just WOW!July 18, 2007
Reviewer: Indigo from New York, New York, USA
I started usind Hydroxycut three days ago and I already lost 7 Lbs. I'm in shock!!! I don't feel any of the side effects that people are mentioning here. I really recomend this product; it's amazing!!!
Seek and find what's best for youJuly 17, 2007
Reviewer: Sharicka from Texas
I have used many other diet pills and they did nothing for me. However my friend lost weight from the pills that did nothing for me.I tried Hydroxycut and now I believe these are my miracle pills. I take 1 before breakfast.1 before lunch and 2 before I workout. I lost 5lbs. in 5 days and only ate right maybe 75% of the time. It works really great around my stomach area and gives me alot of energy. Now I'm able to workout 5 days a week for 1 hour. If I take the pills to late I will stay up all night so I work out early. THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT, WORTH A TRY.
Results comes from what you put in.July 17, 2007
Reviewer: Coe from The Cayman Islands
I too have just started using Hydroxycut and taking 3 per day (morning, noon and night). I sleep well and I find that I have a little more energy than before. I believe anything works if you use it correct and in the manner it should be used. If you give up then you see no results.
One word .... DIARRHEAJuly 14, 2007
Reviewer: Too embarrassed to leave a name from Southern California
This product gave me horrible diarrhea. I also experienced upset stomach and bloating. I did notice a small increase in "energy" but not much different than drinking an espresso shot in the morning. I looked on the packaging for side effects, and found none listed. I purchased the supplement at a well known, nationwide grocery store. I guess I don't need to say that I won't be using this product ever,ever again. Unless of course I happen to suffer from a bout of constipation. Who wants to spend all day running to the restroom because a diet pill gave you the "trots"? I suppose the extra running could burn more fat. LOL!
works pretty good, makes you feel greatJuly 12, 2007
Reviewer: Tim g from towson, md
i only used hydroxycut for a couple of weeks but i definately was noticing changes in my body. the weight loss wasn't extraordinary but i was definately seeing more muscle definition in my body and my gut was starting to flatten. the pills always made me feel a high for the first few hours after i took them. about 5 or 6 hours after i'd take them i'd start to feel a coming down feeling with some anxiety. overall, i definately liked the pills and would buy them again.
HELPJuly 09, 2007
Reviewer: Sara from usa
Hi ,I’ve been taking hydroxycut for 2 years off and on but my heart beets increases A LOT so I get scared I want to know has any one experienced increase of heart beet or not?
Find Your Own DosageJuly 03, 2007
Reviewer: Audrey from Xenia, OH
I have been taking Hydroxycut for the last 4 years on and off. I find that it gives me increased energy and stamina in my workouts. I'm a 5'7", 29 yr old female. When I first started taking it years ago, it helped me go from 260 to 230 in 3 months. As background for my body type, I have always been an athlete and active, and in my prime (flat stomach and toned body) I was 190. I gained major weight in 2 years following a bad car accident and lots of inactivity. My brother and I both were taking Hydroxycut before it was ephedra free. He had problems with it, I did not. Even with the new product, I have the same effectiveness. I have taken the Hydroxycut 24 Hour formula, and I find it to be more of an appetite control tool than anything else. I take Hydroxycut Hardcore now to boost productivity in my work outs. I'm a volleyball coach, plus I have a desk job, and I get lazy in the off season. So, in the summer before the season starts, I grab the Hydroxycut Hardcore and do 20-45 minutes of aerobics at least 5 days a week. I'm not a hardcore body builder, but an average person who likes to stay active. By eating well and working out moderately, Hydroxycut can give you that extra boost you need. BEWARE: I'm an insomniac, so it really didn't effect me not sleeping, but working out in general helps me get to bed by 1AM as opposed to 3 or 4AM. It is important that you find your own dosage. You may not be able to take an evening dosage if it keeps you up. Or, you may have to cut it in half. I do away with the evening dosage altogether most of the time unless I think I will need an appetite suppressor since I'm usually up so late. You may have to stay at a lower dosage altogether. Just be sure not to exceed the recommendation. You will get very sick. And remember to start slowly. It's an aid, not a cure. I hope this helps!
Dangerous Risk of Hydroxycutt and Energy DrinksJune 29, 2007
Reviewer: Caren from Edgewood, WA USA
My college age son has been using Hydroxycut and he also has consumed energy drink products (i.e. Monster drinks). A few days ago he had a blackout/seizure incident shortly after consuming both of these products. He was unconscious for a short period of time. He was rushed to the hospital emergency room and has since been evaluated by our family doctor. EVERYONE, including my son, attribute his medical crisis to these two products.
My son is young, physically fit, he works out regularly - there is absolutely no reason that he needs Hydroxycut to improve his physical body. It is terrible that society puts so much pressure on young people to use products that they don't need. Although the Hydoxycut website recommends healthy eating and regular exercise, most people will achieve the results they are seeking without adding a supplement like Hydroxycut. All products need more warning labels with increased visibility of side affects. Not everyone will experience the same side affects - but everyone needs to understand that for some people the products can be extremely dangerous.
My son has often complained about insomnia, I know his friends have considered his moods to be "bipolar". I now believe that these symptoms are related to his use of supplements like Hydroxycut.
This past week has been very scary for my son and his family/friends. We love our son and were devastated to consider what could have been wrong. I reported my son's incident to the FDA - the report will be coded as an energy drink incident - and although I believe that his extreme reaction was related to combining Hydroxycut with an energy drink - and possibly his ongoing use of these products, I will encourage my son to share his experience with his college friends so that others don't have to be frightened as we have been.
Noticeablely Short Temper -- Mood ChangeJune 27, 2007
Reviewer: Mike from Chicago
Yes Yes -- I experienced more energy and decreased appetite, but only by taking 1/2 of the recommended dosage. When I followed the dosage instructions printed on the bottle....GASP...I turned into Mr. Hyde. I became short with my friends, moody, and not nice to be around. On a good note, I suppose, my visual perception was enhanced. It seemed that anything that moved within my field of vision, caught my eye -- which felt simultaneously hyper-aware and robotic (like a motion detection machine...I know weird). Finally, I stopped taking the regular doses because I was told (and I agree), I became a SOB to be around. I don't have this effect with the caffeine free version.
recommended supplements?June 23, 2007
Reviewer: Johnny from USA
Hi, I'm a 19 year old male 5'7 135lbs. Muscular but not cut. I bought hydroxycut hardcore to give my muscles a cut look and also to show a 6 pack. I plan on starting on monday, and was wondering if i should take celltech creatine mono cuz it might give me a "double boost" is that a good thing? and also which vitamins, if any, conflicts with hc? i work out 5 time a day with weights and extreme cardio 2 times a day. thank!
Hydroxy Muscletech Rip offJune 15, 2007
Reviewer: John Doe from USA
I gave these pills ago for 7 days but had to throw the rest away as each night I tried to go to sleep at around 11pm I did not get to sleep till 3am, even though I took the last 2 pills at 4pm. Then in the day time you have no energy due to lack of sleep and you dont eat as much due to feeling sick. Basically these pills dont work they are not supposed to work its just another rip off supplement company taking peoples cash who want a quick fix, they claim 5 times fast weight loss so if you averaged 2lbs per week normally then you should see 10lbs per week but that does not happen as 1lb of fat contains 3500 calories. There is so much more I could say but the last thing is on the front they have some claims then a small triangle, find the small triangle on the other side and it says something like these statements are not tested by FDA which translates they are not true, anyway I am not the judge so if you want to try them then do but I will say you will not feel like your self whilst taking them and you may lose a few lbs but this will be from not eating/feeling sick and muscle loss not fat loss which is what you are after. My advice do the basics there is no shorcut to real fat loss.
pills maybe working, not sureJune 14, 2007
Reviewer: Mick from illinois
i have noticed some of the side effect, not sure if its working as much as it should. i ride a bike for 25 minutes 6 days a week, and i eat healthy so figuring the pills might kick in.
worked well, satisfied customerJune 11, 2007
Reviewer: SMR from Santa Maria, CA
I'm 34 yrs old, 5'9 and started around 178 pounds. I purchased two bottles and just finished the last a couple days ago. My excercise routine is primarily running, Monday through Friday, taking Saturday and Sunday's off. 3 miles for fast workouts and 5 to 7 miles for moderate workouts. I mix treadmill intervals with running outside and vary from sub 7 to 8:30 minute pace depending what I'm doing. I do push ups and ab excercises. Over the course of the 5 and half weeks or so, I've lost about 13 pounds. My waist is down and inch and half or so and I have lost a good deal of fat around the middle. I eat reasonably healthy, keeping junk food, fast food etc...to a minimum, just for a treat every now and then. I drink water regularly through the day but not tons. I haven't had any side effects, I sleep fine, no funny poop stuff...I understand completely that supplements, just like medications, work for some people and not for others. I have zero complaints and would recommend at least giving it a try. If you feel sick or dont sleep or any of the other side effects, just quit, it isn't for everyone. I also think this stuff is a good facilitator, you still have to put in the work.
been taking only a few daysJune 10, 2007
Reviewer: Paige from usa
not really seeing results in the scale yet, but i only need to lose 10 more pds. i bought this b/c i hit a plateau.
makes me very anxious but i do have more energy. sometimes i am talking and do not even know what i am saying.
I CANT SLEEP!June 09, 2007
Reviewer: Christina from Atlanta,GA USA
i NEVER have trouble sleeping, but i just started taking Hydroxycut today. i took it around 7:30pm and now it is 4 in the morning. i really feel like i need to vomit too. i felt great earlier today after i took the 1st and 2nd dose, and even felt great while i was at the gym...but havent felt so great since the 3rd dose. i think i am going to try and just take it twice a day so maybe i can get some sleep!
Mr. Big06June 08, 2007
Reviewer: Mr.Big from Omaha,Ne
Man I have taken the product on two separate occasions. The pills are a godsend. I recommend it to anyone who is serious about losing weight.I started out @ 335 pounds 7/06 now I am down to 255 with 8 percent body fat. Its all about making a lifestyle change you can just eat anything on this.
I only take two doses a day five times a week. That is more than enough. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER ALL DAY LONG and eat foods with lots of protein, whole grains,and fiber so you won't get diarrhea or any other side effects. Also make sure you exercise 4-5 times a week (half cardio-half weight training) also cross training like kickboxing or basketball and you will see definately see results. Good luck, God bless and keep on pushing.
I thought I was dyingJune 05, 2007
Reviewer: Alex from Texas
These were the first (and last) diet pills I ever bought. Even though I took LESS than the recommended those, I felt HORRID. I had the most severely painful headaches that I have ever had in my life. I felt awful jabbing pains in my my head and my eyes hurt so much I felt they would burst out of my head. At first I didn't realize it was the pills that were doing that to me, but after I stopped using them my pain went away (it took like a week). I didn't stay on them long enough to see any change in my weight. I wish my body had better tolerated these pills.
this sh**t makes me feel like crap......i needa stopJune 05, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from USA
about the review of you n ur sister having bad experience with this HH.....i believe it's gotta be true like they say cause it's only been my 4th day n i feel like crap.....no energy like i had before....never felt like this before....i better stop before it takes my life.....i ain't gonna wait til it's too late to stop.....i got two beautiful kids to live my life with i don't need this.....if this hh is foreals then why all the ups n downs from so many pple....
ResultsJune 05, 2007
Reviewer: Eric from Calgary, Canada
Well, I started taking this product to try to shed a little bit of extra fat around my stomach. I am a very fit 22 year old and although I am quite muscular and slim I have never been able to get that six pack. I started taking it and I was amazed by the energy rush I got, I felt almost euphoric with the first couple of doses, and although I wasn't losing weight, I was losing fat. Currently my abs are the most defined they have ever been (still not a six-pack) but I am working on it.
This however is not a complete success story, I have had some seroius trouble sleeping when I take the third dose in a single day. Also I have experienced an intense mood swing while I am trying to sleep, I have never been depressed for no real reason before, but I think this product is effecting my mood dramatically. I am really upset about this but I believe that I am going to have to stop taking the product as a result, I find that I feel much more content when I am not on it. Although I will miss the energy boosts. I did however experiment with just taking the first two doses and that was alot better. I would recommend this product even though its not for me.
Energy?-What energy?June 04, 2007
Reviewer: Jess from Anytown, AT 55555
This is the second time I have tried Hydroxycut- the first time was when it had ephedra. Five years ago when it has the ephedra-it worked. I went from 145lbs to 105 in less than three months! Then about 4 months ago I tried Xenadrine w/ephedra (supposedly). I paid $180.00 (illegal I know- but I thought I was deperate) for something that gave me wild crazy energy-but no weight loss...This time I said this will be the last time I try a diet "magic pill"-if it does not work I will have to stick it out the old fashion way- eating right and excercise. Sooo...the results are in.......... HYDROXYCUT (ephedra free) did NOT give me any more energy than I already had-it did give me a bad case of the shits though!!!!!!!1
2nd time around...mixed resultsMay 30, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from USA
I'm a very active and young person (I run 4-5 times a week and lift 4-5 times a week as well), but found that hydroxycut did help with weight loss INITIALLY. I had taken the product before a couple of years ago so I knew that it was effective. The only major side effects I've encountered both times have been the "jitters." However, I'm now in my sixth week and I believe I have hit a plateau. My weight actually appears to be INCREASING (which I don't understand), and my appetite is not as effectively suppressed. The only benefit for the past week has been the energy (I used to drink four cups of coffee a day and do not drink any). In sum, it's not worth taking it. BUT if you do decide to do so, make sure to end by the 4th week, or at least take a break.
hydroxycutMay 28, 2007
Reviewer: Nikki from Roanoke, Va
I just wanted to let you know that after having a baby 6 months ago, I have lost the weight PLUS 10 pounds, but I dont know if it is because of Hydroxycut. Maybe it helped with hunger? Maybe a LITTLE more energy? But after taking it I stopped to see if I would still have the same fat-burning results I was seeing. I dedicate my weight loss to living with a VERY restrictive diet called the CRAN (calorie restriction with adequate nutrition) and going to the gym for about an hour and a half 4 or 5 times a week. I dont think I got much from the Hydroxycut. I thought at first it was amazing because the pounds were falling off, but when I stopped taking them, I have had the same results. I didn't feel any more energy thats worth giving credit for. Also, I was still hungry.
Woman 27May 24, 2007
Reviewer: Michelle from IL
I also gained weight. In six weeks i have put on 9lbs. I am stopping today. I am hoping that I will lose the weight as well.
Had to return itMay 22, 2007
Reviewer: HHJ from Huntersville, NC
I tried Hydroxycut 24 for one week and felt terrible. I was extremely hungry and nauseaus. I had to eat a lot in order to feel halfway decent. As soon as I stopped, I went back to feeling normal. I had to return this product to GNC.
I actually gained weightMay 20, 2007
Reviewer: Tara from PA
I have been taking hydroxycut for about 1 year. I loved the energy that I had but I really struggled with the weight gain. This had never happened to me with any other diet pill.I thought it was just something wrong with me. So I switched to another diet product just to see. I lost 6 pounds so far in about 2 weeks. Miss the energy though.
Good but can i .....May 20, 2007
Reviewer: Joseph from Washington D.C. USA
ive been on hh for 2 weeks and its working fine but im losing a lot of muscle so im wondering can i start taking a supplement to help me gain muscle while im taking hh or will that cause a big problem
pretty decent i must say !!!!!May 19, 2007
Reviewer: Matt from New York
Ive been Taking HH for about four days now and Ive honestly never felt a bigger boost of energy when i take this and yes you do get a lil jittery from this stuff but it just makes you wanna go out and exercise and its like you just cant wait until the next dose you have to take,but not in an addictive kind of way. Ive already lost about 2 lbs and im going to continue to use this stuff!!!!!!
Great Stimulant, but that's about itMay 14, 2007
Reviewer: Nikke from Virginia USA
I have been working out hardcore for about 3-4 months. Its been so crazy I am not sure if its been 3 or 4. Hardcore meaning: 1-2 hours a day of cardio+ weight lifting + calisthenics + 600 abdominal exercises a day. Anyway, I have read on here that people are losing 25 lbs in a month or less. WHAT?!!! How is that? I have been using this product, eating well, and working out day and night and I don't have those kind of results. I have lost 10lbs in 3 months. Yeah, that's it. I only take 3 pills when I go to the gym. I don't take them under leisure conditions. They are fab for energy pills. I can work out for hours and not notice the time has flown, but as far as being some kind of major catalyst? No. A little disappointed, but still like that they get me rockin crazy energy at the gym. Chances are, when I finish this bottle, I won't buy another and I will switch to something else. Maybe something geared more towards women. I was going to try Lipo6x...I heard it was pretty good. If you have any feedback or input about HH or Lipo6x please let me know
Hydroxycut not for everyone, but can be if you chooseMay 09, 2007
Reviewer: Ryan from Chicago, IL
I was very nervous about taking a thermo as I've never used them before, and caffeine has been out of my diet for years. I'm 20 years old, 6 ft tall and began at 169lbs and now on the 4th day I am at 164lbs. First I'd like to mention that I've been lifting regularly since I was 16. I'm very active. I train for mixed martial arts with extensive cardio and I adapted a weight training regimen for that of a bodybuilder 2 years ago. I eat strictly clean foods and exercise 5 days a week. I emphasize my routine because I believe thermogenics work best for people in my category and if you're not eating clean/exercising regularly, you should definately forget about taking these products. I began the first day with only half of a tablet, as to get my body used to the caffeine and avoid the jitters that so many people talk about. The second day I took 1 pill, the third i took 2.5 and now I'm at 4 per day. I do feel anxious at times, but the jitters are non existent. I also had expected a decrease in my gains at the gym, but I couldn't be any more incorrect. I was very focused and in a good mood, and any gym rat will tell you that if your mind is in the gym with you, you will have a successful day. I read MANY reports of people having bad experiences with HC. Probably 80% of the people on this board will tell you not to take it. I think they are just not combining it with the correct weight loss methods. Some people think a drug alone will take care of them, but if you want to get the results, you need to work for them. I can only imagine people having negative effects because they live lesser healthy lifestyles. Just be smart, eat a cup of broccoli instead of that slice of pizza and this stuff will work wonders for you. I recommend hydroxycut 100%.
DAY 3May 07, 2007
Reviewer: Jake from Charleston,sc
On day 3 OF HH first day i oculdnt sleep all night 2nd night was fine im takeing 2 pills 3 x a day since day one. first dose i get jittery but am fine after dose 2 and 3. drinking water watching what i eat doing situps and pushups and walking. Down a few pounds. no major side effects so far. ill keep updating as time goes
Take Mega-Men or any other multi vitaminMay 07, 2007
Reviewer: Dave D from GA
If you take a multi vitamin during the meal it helps with the side effects of Hydroxycut. Maybe its just psychological but it still helps me with the side effects
lolMay 05, 2007
Reviewer: Jake from Charleston,SC
I just took my first dose about 4-5 hours ago feel great so far. To the girl that wrote about her near death problem there. i do not think it happened. noone compairs that type of tramua to a movie or video game.. I am 5,10 i was at 215 LBS I am down to 190 with just watching what i drink / eat and some light workouts at night. but i can not seem to get below this 190 mark so i deside to try the product. ill keep everyone posted.
In the cloudsApril 26, 2007
Reviewer: Liz from Phoenix, AZ
I started taking Hydroxycut 4 days ago. First day I had really bad head aches. Those are gone but since day one I've felt like bubble head or a drunk feeling. not dizzy. Now I cant even have a bowel movement. Just barely. Just on my 3rd day I got a really bad bloody nose I haven't felt sick one bit. I am considering not taking the pills anymore, but I really want to hold out and see if it really does something. I am 5'6 and weigh 160 lb. My weight is evenly proportioned so I dont look my real weight but I cant wait to be back to my pre prego weight and looking good. Is this product worth it if I am not feeling sick?
Yes it works, but you pay a price.....April 18, 2007
Reviewer: Double J from Pewaukee, WI
When Taking Hydroxycut Ephedra Free, I did lose around 25lbs in a matter of two weeks, but it wasn't without a price. Palpitations, cold sweats, and jitters made my life, and health, miserable for those two weeks. I made sure to drink a ridiculous amount of water, as well as eating with 30-40 minutes after intake. I still lifted weights 4 times a week, doing grueling workouts, and even though I kept my protein intake high, I still lost a decent amount of muscle.
I also only took 3 pills a day, and never more than one pill at a time. Maybe it's just my body, but taking two or more pills at a time really gave me the side effects that I posted at the beginning of this review. I vowed never to take Hydroxycut again due to health reasons, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work. You have to take into account how much you care about your health in relation to trimming fat off your body I guess.
day one progress reportApril 17, 2007
Reviewer: Wendy from Australia
I'm 43 f 70kgs 170cm. Thought I would start the advanced thermogenic formula in conjuction with a liver detox diet and up my exercise of weights and mountain bike. Only want to loose a couple of kilo but interested in how the hydroxycut will affect my performance and 'staying power' with exercise. I have just started taking them, actually as I was reading these reviews I was sitting with morning coffee and just had 2 tabs. Is anyone interested in following my progress? I am reviewing these tabs also for the health food store I work in, so will use this forum as a kind of diary. 15 mins after taking them, I have that 'suddenly awake' type feeling. A little reminder of my past speed experiences.
Works greatApril 16, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from USA
I started take HH about 4 weeks ago. IM 5'8" and weight about 230. Im now down to 200. (30lbs in 4 weeks) This is an awesome product if use correctly. Im on a low calorie diet and consume 2 protien drinks a day. Havent really had any bad side effect from this product. I would recomend this to anyone who wants to lose weight fast and easy.
Excellent ProductApril 12, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
Im 18 years old, 5''8 and used to weight 175lbs now i dropped down to 152lbs. This stuff is really good! I've been working out 5 times per week(4 hours per day)about a month, with a high protein and high fiber diet. At first I thought this stuff wasnt working because I didnt lose weight in the first week, i just noticed a high energy and activeness, which it wasnt bad at all. But later on, in the second week, I could see good changes in my body, i lost weight and decreased fat(Alot). Well this is my second month, and im willing to tone up my body now. Ill keep updating!
This stuff is excellent! I highly recommend it to those who are willing to dare to a extreme change~
Have been using it since the ephedra daysApril 12, 2007
Reviewer: Johnnyp from Israel
I have been using hydroxycut since the days it still contained ephedra. I use it 2 months before the sunmmer thats it. I am 28 years old, 5"7, currently at around 167 or so(76kg). The most important thing in my opinion is a. Water, you will feel much better if u drink a lot of water and b. eat within 30-60mins after meals as instructed. i do have a bit of side effects such as trembling hands, cold sweat but very minimal and to lose as much weight as i do every time 2 months before summer is worth it. however, just like some people lactose intolerant, some people cant take hydroxycut. but for those who can its definitely worth it. I take it for only 2 months and then i stop for the entire year. Anyway.. good luck everyone.
Good StuffApril 11, 2007
Reviewer: Aziz from KSA
I am 27, I've been taking HC for a month and a half. I workout 5 days a week with heavy weights !! taking HC made me hyper and active during workingout and able to carry much more weights that before!!! the only problem is the ability to sleep became difficult although am taking it 4 hours before sleep !! Its good for bodybuilding and good shaping
stomach upset!!April 10, 2007
Reviewer: Gilly from canada
Ever since i have started taking hydrocut, my stomach has been extremely upset, i made frequent trips to the bathroom, and i experience mood swings, and lack of sleep.
THATS NOT BLOOD IN YOUR FECESApril 04, 2007
Reviewer: Rob from Chicago, IL
Listen, that is not blood in your feces guys. You may not have noticed that the pill includes red dye. I'm assuming they do that because red equates to burning which equates to burning fat. Whatever, doesn't matter. The bottom line is, the red dye turns your feces red. I don't think you're bleeding from the colon or anything. Regardless, I took this stuff for a month, noticed no bad side effects whatsoever, lost weight slowly at first, but eventually began to see pretty spectacular losses in weight. I dropped from about 186 to 174 in about a month, which I was pretty happy with. I'm 5'6'' now I weight about 195 pounds, but I took the HH about two years ago and only for a month, because it is kind of expensive. Again, different supps work for different people, and just because some people have bad experiences, doesn't mean everyone will. They have that "break in" period for a reason. Be safe.
If you want to feel sick..........take this!April 04, 2007
Reviewer: Ag from Canada
I followed the instructions to the letter.....felt sick to my stomach even though I ate 30-60 minutes after taking the 2 pills prior to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Since I began taking these pills it's not only the sick feeling, but my tongue is swollen and my mouth extremely dry. I would be very careful taking hydroxycut.......it may work......but at what cost? I had to go off of it for a week and realized that I felt better off the pills than I did taking them. This dry mouth feeling is horrible, and I can't seem to quench my thirst? Has anyone else had similar experiences with the dry mouth? Overall....I think a lot of people have the right idea......work out, eat right and drink the 6-8 glasses of water a day! This stuff belongs in the garbage!
There Good and BadMarch 31, 2007
Reviewer: Magnolia4138 from Brooklyn, NY
Im 32 years old...and 5 3" 1/2 and weigh 175 pounds...I started taking the pill a week ago with the recommened dosage...I lost about 5 pounds already without excercise but im also using replacment meal shakes...along with eating regular food...but the whats happening now is that im feeling depressed, naueous, a runny nose and a dry mouth...has anyone had this experience...I know they work but dam...i dont know if its worth it...can someone let me know...
It is working for me. You are all funny.March 27, 2007
Reviewer: Luis Rodriguez from Phoenix, AZ
I am an aerobics instructor. And have been dieting and working out for 7 years. I am now 26 yrs old. Everything that I have been doing has not worked for me until I started taking Hydroxycut. I went from 162lbs to now 145lbs and from 16% body fat to 9.5% in 5 weeks by eating right and exercising. I am on my 5th week of taking it and I will take it for one more week and then lay off it for a while. All of the reviews that I have read where they say negative things about it just make me laugh. Realize that some products are not for everyone, that is why there are so many out there. And some of you probably shouldn't be taking it because of some conditions you may have already that you don't know about. Consult your Doctor before taking anything. It is working for me and I am very happy with it.
Works for meMarch 23, 2007
Reviewer: Jay from Hfx, NS, Canada
I had been dieting and exercising and just couldn't shake excess body fat. No matter how much/little I ate, or how much cardio I did I wasn't losing any weight or fat at all. I hit some plateau. I started on Hydroxycut hardcore while exercising and eating properly and lost about 25lbs in 2 months. I'm not losing as much weight now per se, but I'm trying to put on muscle. But my waist is still definitely getting smaller. I wouldn't say this is a take it and lose weight kinda pill because I really work hard in the gym to get results, but it's worked for me.
It's a bit expensive because I take more than the recommended dose, but being 6`5 290lb kinda puts me out of the average dose range.
The only side effect I ever had was a headache the first day I took it. And thats probably because I took double the starting dose. My own stupidity. I have never had any of the heart racing or any other problems, but I'm a big coffee drinker so I think I'm used to the stimulants.
Directions that are not listed..March 23, 2007
Reviewer: Will from New York City
Guys, I do quite a bit of research and I see some ppl who write these reviews take this for several months. Frankly, I was surprised. I am not a proponent for taking HEF for more than a month and should be cycled every 3-6 months if you need to lose more weight. It works, but you have to put in the work. Just have to have a good exercise program, and lots of water. Cardio 3 times a week every morning for 30 minutes would suffice. Water=1.0/1.5 gal throughout the day. Cardio=heart rate has to be high enough to be effective, fat burning occurs after 20min.
TAKE NOT ONE MORE PILLMarch 22, 2007
Reviewer: JOEY from NEW YORK
THIS PILL IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. NO NEED TO READ ANYMORE REVIEWS. JUST STOP, WORK ON YOUR NUTRITION. THIS PILL WILL PUT YOU IN THE HOSPITAL WITHOUT ANY EARLY WARNINGS. IF YOU TAKE THIS PILL YOU WILL LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING IF YOU WILL BE SLEEPING IN YOUR OWN BED OR A HOSPITAL BED. ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT ..THROW AWAY ALL YOUR PILLS, IF NOT , ILL BUY THEM FROM YOUR FOR 10 BUCKS LOL
try until it works...March 22, 2007
Reviewer: Hydroxcut from Canada
i just started taking hydroxcut 3 days ago, and i feel a bit different and nauseous. im going to keep taking them for abit longer though, but i was just wondering if it affects birth control?
I used Hydroxycut...March 21, 2007
Reviewer: Joe from New Jersey, USA
Hydroxycut, Almost took my life and my sisters as well.
I took hydroxycut once as directed and i was fine felt good, like myself then about an half hour later i was driving to see my girlfriend, and had a attack in my chest and heart. i couldnt talk move only panic I was in the left lane and cut a car off, to get off the road the person pulled over and came out yelling at me what the fuck is your problem, his girlfriend was holding a picture frame in he rlap it broke and the glass went all over her. i told him i had an attack, didnt know what but I was shaking panicing, couldnt breath or talk, I couldnt controll my car. After that day I never used them agian i fuck hate them. The the devil pills.
My sister got a hand on the pills, she took them, one night she was in the bathroom and passed out on the floor we went to her and her eyes were straight up, she was out. We called 911 intill the paremedics came she was out for like 20 minutes no joke, we thought she died. I thought I lost the best thing that day my sister. the paremedics did cpr and put oxygen on her she woke up, but still was out, she was in a coma. We got to the hospital, we were in the same room where she was, she woke up. Saying Mom, Joe, dad. Thank God shes ok we thought. after five mintues, she shaked agian, moving back and forth, her eyes up shaking, screaming, it fell like the horror movie, exocist. The way my sister was is the same way that person was.
Everyone please dont take these pills, this is a true story not made up to scare you, this really happened.
Its on you, you choose A beautiful life? or Death?
The Devil wants you to suffer, my sister did by taking those fucked up no good crap pills.
It reminded me of resdient evil, Umbrella how all those people died by that drink and whatever it was how they became zombies my sister looked like one that night.
Anyway I hope I made a point.
PIECE OF SH*T!March 20, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
I really thought hydroxycut hardcore would help me out. The company is very popular and i did get energy from it when i took it a long time ago with epehdrine. This one makes me all shakey, depressed, tired, sick to the stomach! Taking it on an empty stomach was the worst idea, i almost fainted and felt like i was out of my body! really thought it would work but sucked a**
side effectsMarch 20, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
after using this product for a few days i became abnormaly stressed out
Hydroxycut Caf-freeMarch 20, 2007
Reviewer: JermVent from LR, AR
I've been taking this for a week now. I'm going to decrease the dosage as I'm getting mild headaches (in the back of my head). I'm working out 5 days a week, cardio & weights. No heart increase or anything else weird. I drink 1.5 gallons of water per day & strict diet.
I have not noticed any difference yet with this product.
Just my 2 cents!
DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCTMarch 17, 2007
Reviewer: K.R. from USA
DO NOT TAKE THIS PILL!
I was taking HC (as the botle directed) for about 3 weeks and found blood in my stool; so I stopped taking it so to see if I started going to the bathroom normally again. A week later I had to go to the hospital because I developed a rupture in my intestinal track (an opening in my intestines) due to the pill. I was hospitalized for a week!!
Guys, do yourselves a favor and listen to the nutritionists/doctors/etc. when they say "just grunt it out, eat healthy, and excercise"! Some of you may have nothing happen to you, but why risk putting yourself through serious health problems?
For some but not for othersMarch 16, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Columbia, MD USA
I have tried many quick fixes along with diet and exercise. From all of the supplements i have tried none really yielded promising results. I recommend grinding your teeth and just working hard with diet and exercise. Trust me when you do lose weight without the help of a supplement it will be waaay more rewarding and you wont lose alot of sleep because of a pill with tons of caffeine.
Good StuffMarch 15, 2007
Reviewer: R White from US Warship, in the Gulf
I have used HH for about 2 days now and before that i used it for about a month with excellent results. I lift a lot of weights typically 3x a week and I do cardio 3x a week as well, I started taking it to just tone up but I lost weight as well. The first time I used it I lost about 12 lbs in a month, i stopped because im in the military and it wasnt accessable, but I have ordered more and in the past 2 days I have dropped 2 lbs. This stuff works but you cant be sedentary and you MUST follow the instructions. I think the product really works for people who are already engaged in some type of physical activity and the product just enhances your burning power. Like anything it wont work if you dont put forth the effort. I used to get queasy from taking it but usually after I take 2 tablets I eat a small snack and dont feel the queasiness, and I take 2 tabs as soon as I start my workout, and thats it. I have no trouble eating or sleeping and im seeing results. For those who have had problems you may want to check what your doing, and your eating and workout habits, as far as complaints about blood in their stool, the pills are red, and if you dont drink the precribed water you will have red stool but its only from the dye. I highly rec this product but only for those who are already involved with a fairly moderate/intense workout program and want to lose those hard lbs or tone themselves.
So far so good.March 12, 2007
Reviewer: LeAnna from Eugene, Oregon
My sister gave me hydroxycut about 8 weeks ago. she bought it and said it made her sick. i thought i would give it a try since it was a freebe. I started out slower than her. I only took 1 pill 3x a day 1hour before I ate. It made me sick for about a week but i thought i would wait it out. After my sickness left i went up to 2 pills 3x a day. They kept me up all night so i stopped and now for the past 5 weeks (8 in total) take 2 pills 2x a day. I have lost 15 pounds in 8 weeks. I am not hungry. I don't think about food. It also was easy to give up pop and coffee drinks since it gives me energy. I am now going to try the pm version so i can take it 2 pills 3 times a day. This product is working great for me. But beware it will deydrate you. I drink over 100 ounces of water a day. If i don't i will get headaches from it. Good Luck!
good stuff!March 12, 2007
Reviewer: Linds from canada
Finally some sense! I've been researching reviews and have come accross many young writers with similar responces. Ex. Stuff dosent work, bad side effects, lots of crapping, etc. But with proper diet, exercise, and approval from your doctor, this stuff does work with minimal side effects. The new formula is better and worked really well for me. So stop the haten!
Works but at a costMarch 09, 2007
Reviewer: Dltagds2 from Virginia
I took the ehphedra formula to lose weight for my sister's wedding. With moderate exercise and smaller, healthier portions of food, I lost 15 pounds in one week. That was the amazing part. On the other hand, I had headaches and slight nausea. When the ephedra-free product came out, I tried that, but lost very little. I also experienced more nasuea than before, and I eventually began having palpitations. I have been healthy my entire life with no history of heart problems. The palpitations continued for a month or two after I discontinued Hydroxycut. Soon, they stopped. I lost weight, but in the end it was not worth my health or my life. It will take more work, but healthy eating and exercise are the only safe, sure methods.
looks like working for meMarch 08, 2007
Reviewer: Shaks from Qatar (middle east)
am 29 5'6" 87KG.was using this product for 5days.i lost 1kg.so far no side effect.i have notice when am smoking there is no effect for the cigarrate..i don know why any one face the same?since am doin late evening shift,i woke up late around 10AM..i take 2pill then around 4PM 2pills and late evening 9PM 2pills...i do workout 30-45minutes everyday at 4.30 till 5.30PM..my office is at 6.30PM.i smoke 3cigaratte everyday.do eat only veg food these days and 8-9glass of water everyday.i have noticed a major changes in my waist area.infact my waist is 38 looks like reducing now...any comments on my routine of taking pills,please let me know..cos i don wann
to spoil my health....let me update you after 5days
Lots of energyMarch 07, 2007
Reviewer: Richie from Ak, USA
So I started taking this stuff about three weeks ago. At first glance I thought this stuff would be junk but I heard a lot of good things so I decided to give it a try. All I have to say is wow, these pills make you feal like you just smoked crack. For about eight hours of my day I'm going a million miles an hour. I have lost about five pounds of fat but then again I really don't have to much to loose. Like the bottle says work your way up to the rec dossage and don't take it anytime before bed. The only thing bad about the stuff is I start getting really red about three miles into my five mile run.
ps. The person a few reviews below that says it turns your poop red, you might want to seek a physician, that's not from the pills
Agree with Other Trainers and NutritionistsMarch 03, 2007
Reviewer: Ashley from Canada
I am agreeing with all the people on here who said that this product is garbage, especially the trainers and nutritionists. I am a trainer as well, and I think everyday I sound like a broken record - THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL - IT IS ALL HARD WORK AND A HEALTHY EATING PLAN!
Its not the product its the usersMarch 03, 2007
Reviewer: FORMER fattie thanks to hydroxycut from Toronto, Ontario
Im sorry everyone. Those side effects your experiencing are horrible. But if your gonna use any type of supplement or drug YOU MUST CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR. Some supplements dont react with certain types of excercise. 8 weeks ago I weighed 210 pounds I began using hyrdroxycut and continued with the cardio workout (turbojam) that i had been doing for 3 week previous. I am now down to 165 because I consulted my doctor to see if it was for me. Dont blame a drug that has changed my life for the better just because its not a drug that worked for you. now I also had numerous bowel movements the first week. because it flushes you body first to get rid of the fat aiding toxins in your body. This is an amazing product if used properly. but once again CONSULT YOU DOCTOR TO FIND OUT IF HYDROXYCUT IS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Quite Happy!!!March 02, 2007
Reviewer: Really really happy from bahamas
18 f 5'9" started at 185 lbs i have been taking hydroxycut for 4 days, just one before every meal. i have been eating less, skipping rope and doing crunches. i've lost 10 lbs so far!!!!! AMAZING.. i'm goin to stick with and see how much more i can lose.
nausea and diahrreaMarch 02, 2007
Reviewer: Amy Mae from Boston, MA
I started taking this about a week and a half ago. I was at 164 the day I started and I am down to 163..big deal its just due to the copious amounts of water I am losing due to diahrrea!
I took hydroxycut back when it had ephedra. I lost about 30 lbs in about 3 months! It was great, the weight stayed off for a very long time, until I had my baby about a year ago. I decided that I'd try it again to lose the baby weight and get back to my slim figure. Well, I started feeling lousy a couple of days ago. I've been pooping nothing but water for about 3 days now. I am nauseated but not vomiting. My lower abdomen is bloated like I'm preganant again! I'm weak and I feel like I need to eat something, but the thought of food makes me want to puke! Strangely enough, I had less side effects when I took the ephedra loaded hydroxycut years ago than I do now! Stay away from this garbage!
Stubborn weightFebruary 28, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from usa
I haven’t started to use hydroxycut cuz I haven’t received it but the reason I decided to start using it was because of stubborn weight on my belly and chest area that does not seem to go away completely and not losing it makes me quite exercising and eating right cuz I feel like I’m not getting any results. Any advice from anyone out there
PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEYFebruary 26, 2007
Reviewer: Unhappy and sick from USA
OK, i bought this stuff a week ago....and I have had the week from HELL! I truly beleive that the devil himself made these pills!!! I started out with the lowest dosage just like the bottle said, by the second day i started having a little bloating and indegestion. By the third day i was vomiting and the bloating was ridiculous....i litterally looked like i did when i was 7 months pregnant with my son! and then there was the constipation. I stopped taking these things 3 days ago and I am still bloated and praying for a BM...this is AWEFUL and disgusting. Don't read any other reviews saying its great. Trust me I wasted 50 bucks on this worthless crap, but you don't have to.
I would rather work out longer and more often then to lay sick in bed praying to poop. PATHETIC!
Hydroxycut and Birth ControlFebruary 25, 2007
Reviewer: Hydroxycut and Birth Control from USA
Does anyone know if this product effects the performance of Birth Control?
I wasnt sure at first but im sure now.February 23, 2007
Reviewer: Anthony from sacramento,ca
I started about 4 weeks ago.im 21 5'10" i weighted in at 195-200lbs and after 4 weeks im at 182 ive been keeping track of what i eat and do a lot of cardio (rideing my bike alot), it gives me lots of energy when i take it. at fisrt i wasnt sure of the side effects but i hardly had any nothing more then shaky hands but its worth it to loose the pounds.overall i think its on the person, you have to be comitted or dont waste your time.
This is not for me.February 23, 2007
Reviewer: Gulli from iceland
after 1 week of massive workouts, eating more healthy and less, i feel very bloated and i have gained 3 pounds, this may work for some people but its useless for me.
got to agree!February 22, 2007
Reviewer: MAganda from NH,USA
I have to agree with the trainer, there is no QUICK FIX! this culture is so used to quick fix-microwaving everything! If you want something sooo bad like HEALTH (not skinny stuff) YOU have to WORK HARD for it, change your mentality and physical work regardless how busy you are take TIME for yourself . Its your own INVESTMENT for the future!-your HEALTHY SELF!!!
After about 6 weeksFebruary 22, 2007
Reviewer: Curt from Johnstown PA
I've been taking Hydroxycut for about 6 weeks now. When I started i was about 270-275. I'm a 24 year old guy and i'm 5'10". I definately noticed results from taking this pill. I take 2 pills 3 times a day. Along with walking/jogging on the treadmill a minimum of 20 minutes and 270 crunches/sit ups on my crossbow 5 days a week, I am now down to 247 lbs. since I stepped on the scale this afternoon. I have had no major side effects other than running to the bathroom waaaaay more than ever. No headaches, no upset stomach, nothing. I drink the 80 ounces(often much more) of water a day also, so that may be the reason i dont get many of the side effects. The only slight problem i had was when i'd take it in the morning and wouldnt eat, i would get a bit of an upset stomach, but i learned after the first 2-3 days and havent had any problems since. I think it works great and will continue to take it till i'm down to the weight i would like to be, which is about 220-225(maybe less). I also might try a bottle of hydroxycut hardcore and see if that is any stronger.
ZERO Stars and it did cause blood in my fecesFebruary 22, 2007
Reviewer: A from maine
First of all, to the person who responded that it was not blood and I should have expected my feces to be red, you must work for Hydroxycut. I suggest we conduct a pole and ask how many people just on this one site "expected" their feces to turn "red". Besides, this was no red dye, it was absolutely blood and it happened after 2 weeks of taking the pills. Additionally, after I stopped taking the pills I gained the 5+ pounds I had lost back within a couple of days and felt very bloated.
I have been eating healthy and exercising regularly (3-5 times a week)since before I started taking Hydroxycut. While I did think that Hydroxycut was working at the time I was taking it, I learned after stopping that it was doing me no good at all. I have experience much better results on my own, with just being more disciplined with what I eat and continuing to exercise. The main thing I had liked about Hydroxycut was that it gave me more energy for when I went to the gym. I have found that a cup of coffee works even better.
Nothing yet?February 20, 2007
Reviewer: Samantha from Athens, GA
Well I haven't been using it for that long -- about two weeks. So I guess it's normal not to see any big changes yet... I've been eating healthier, but I haven't been able to exercise as much as I'd like because I have school, and when I'm not in class I'm at work. So yeah. But I do feel like I've lost some of the bloat.
Some of the side effects I've experienced were:
-Having to pee. A LOT.
-Some random HUGE pimples (I generally have clear skin.)
-Some irritability in my daily mood.
-Insomnia (I'm guessing due to the caffeine?)
Has anyone else gotten these symptoms?
And also, how long into taking Hydroxycut does the average person (low calorie diet combined with light to moderate exercise) start to see any real results?
Just startedFebruary 19, 2007
Reviewer: Jarett from Canada
I just started taking this supplement 5 days ago and haven't noticed anything yet. I started with 1 pill 2xday for 2 days and then 2 pills 2xday for 2 days and now 3 pills 2xday. I haven't had any side effects but feel I have more energy everyday. People here should be eating properly and exercising regularily when using this product, like I have been and not starving themselves. I think you should expect crazy side effects if you stop eating, DON'T BE STUPID. Also, the woman that came on here and said how these are bad for you and etc., etc. I say do what you want and if something works for you then go for it. Stop trying to fear-monger and stop trying to tell people what to do.
One tip, maybe it just worked for me but, I drank an extra few cups of coffee each day leading up to me starting to take HH and figure maybe that helps the body get used to the caffeine and will not have such an adverse side effect, again that may be just my body that that works for. Maybe bad side effects are more prominent in people that don't use caffeine or drink coffee each day. DON'T DRINK ANY CAFFEINE WHEN USING HH!! YOU DON'T NEED IT.
birth controlFebruary 18, 2007
Reviewer: Ashley from tampa, fl
to the person below me, I am on birth control as well and I didnt notice anything different? I take Hydroxkycut Hardcore and Seasonale Birth control.
QuestionFebruary 18, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Atlanta, GA USA
I just started HH today and I have a question. Will taking HH along with birth control pills have negative effect on me?
Reviewer: Karen- Fitness instructor/Nutritionist from Southern Oregon
I posted my original with a one star, (because they don't allow zero) and when I hit "Preview your review" the site automatically rated my post at 5-stars (I didn't notice the change the first time, which I'm betting they hoped I wouldn't)... I re-entered my post with, yet again, one star (meaning ZERO) and we will see if it automatically made it 5 stars again. Very cheap shot Hydroxycut. I give this product ZERO!!! IT IS DANGEROUS AND FALSE!!! WOW!!! It did it again. However, before I hit "save" I hit "edit" and changed it back to 1-star. False product. False move Hydorxycut scam.
VERY DANGEROUS!!!!!February 16, 2007
Reviewer: Karen- Fitness trainer/Nutritionist from Southern Oregon
I’ve looked into this product (I gave it one star because they would not allow ZERO) because I have a couple of clients who wanted my opinion on its effectiveness and safety. On this page I was absolutely shocked to read these “reviews". Here’s what I told my clients and what I will tell you, at no charge!! STAY AWAY FROM "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE" PRODUCTS!!! If it sounds too good to be true, it is! People, fat DOES NOT "turn into" muscle; I repeat FAT DOES NOT TURN INTO MUSCLE!!! You build muscle BY EXERCISING which, in turn, increases your ability to burn fat, i.e. muscle BURNS fat. Your muscles will use fat as a fuel especially when you decrease the availability of other fuels for your muscles, i.e. simple carbohydrates… junk food, processed foods, packaged foods, white flour, white sugar, breads, starches. Eat whole, healthy, complex (slower to break down/longer lasting) carbohydrates and proteins. Fruits (not over ripe), veggies, fish, skinned chicken, oatmeal, egg whites, whole grains (not too much breads as too much can break down into sugars), brown rice, yams, walnuts, lean meats, to mention a few. Save the money you spend on this “quick fix/No brain product” and buy a good NUTRITION book, NOT A DIET BOOK.
Diarrhea and frequent urination are dangerous as you are losing important nutrients because your food is passing too quickly through your intestinal tract. Not only that you are damaging the “regulation” of your intestinal wall lining muscle/action, not to mention that diarrhea also eliminates the good bacteria that resides in your intestines (for a very good reason) and you can also damage your sphincter muscles ability to "hold" your feces in. Your body NEEDS water in every single function it performs. Your skin, eyesight, fingernails, hair, organs, mucus linings, digestive system, brain functioning, blood, immune system… ALL DEPEND ON WATER. Vomiting??? Nausea?? And all the other “side affects” you all talk about??? Does it not occur to you that your body is trying to TELL YOU SOMETHING!!! Normally, when does a body have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, etc.? WHEN IT IS SICK!!!
This product is duping you into believing you are losing fat when all you are losing are nutrients and essential water (it acts as a laxative and diuretic). Yes, you will lose weight, but what kind of weight and for how long??? From what I have read most of you don’t care as long as the scale tells you that you are, momentarily, succeeding. You have NO IDEA of the long-term effects of this product and the damage it could be doing to your heart, brain, intestines, and other organs. Just because you “get use to” the side effects, or learn how to “manage” them does not mean they are okay people.
Throw the pills away and stick to a healthy food plan (you notice I don’t say “diet”), and various exercises, along with drinking... NOT a lot of water, 6-8 glasses per day (for some of you that may seem like a lot at first) Your body ONLY holds onto water, bloat/water retention, because it does not get enough. It “hoards” because it has to in order to function properly. If you give it, a minimum, of 6-8 glasses per day, you will urinate a little more at first (as your body become accustomed) then you will “piss” (as so many of you put it) normally. With that urination you will rid your body of toxins, and your bowel movements (the #2) will improve and become regulated without damage to your intestinal tract and sphincter. Drinking 6-8 glasses (8oz each) of water per day eliminates afternoon fatigue, dry eye, constipation, headaches, hunger pain (most people often mistake dehydration for hunger), your skin will look better, your breath will smell better, your internal organs will be able to do the jobs they were meant to do… better!!!
If you hit a plateau in your weight loss efforts then change your exercise routine. Your body/muscles becomes “use to” a routine and so you need to shake it up a bit. If you walk/jog/run then add hills (outside or up the treadmill incline)… or switch to the bike, if you ride the bike… stair climb or add resistance/hills on the bike (indoor or out). Eat a small amount of good fat, a small portion of walnuts or natural peanut butter (NOT Skippy or Jiffy) twenty minutes before your meal and it will decrease your appetite as fats satisfy hunger more easily, and for a longer period of time, and it will "inform" your brain that you getting full even before you eat your (most often the problem is, too large, a portion) meal.
THERE IS NO SUCH “HEALTHY” THING AS A QUICK FIX!!! You are damaging your body and someone is profiting, very BIG, from it. Be very careful that someday this quick fix pill does not cause you to lose ALL your weight.
about my experienceFebruary 15, 2007
Reviewer: Ysaya from vanderbilt, texas
i just recently started hydroxycut. its been a week now.. the only side effects ive had is feeling nauseated only when i take the pill and dont eat.. or when im just sitting down. to not have the nausea get up and do something.. ro eat! i have lost weight... its great!!!
For ShelbyFebruary 14, 2007
Reviewer: Winterjade from Canada
Shelby, I think you should contact your doctor as anything less than 1200 calories a day is extreemly unhealthy. Your body need necessary fuel to work all day, and frankly your starving your self. you need certain nutrients to function, I am surprised you havnt fainted from lack of nutrition. Also I have read how to use the hydroxycut and I dont believe they recommend such a low calorie diet. Please re-evaluate your eating plan.
Not eating while on HCFebruary 12, 2007
Reviewer: Shelby from Austin, Texas
I have been taking it for a few days now. I think it really works. I have noticed several side effects
2. Pee a lot
3. VERY nauseated
4. Cold sweats? I sweat just sitting here
5. Going number 2 a lot
6. Weak fealing
I take 1 pill twice a day. I also only eat 0-600 calories a day. It works though!
InformativeFebruary 11, 2007
Reviewer: Passthetest from seattle
To the person below me- hydroxycut did not cause you to bleed while using the restroom, the red 5 just made it appear that way, and this should have been expected. For all those who plan on taking weight loss supplements, do not expect to see results without proper diet and nutrition make sure your research before you start slamming products.
BLOOD IN MY FECESFebruary 09, 2007
Reviewer: Concerned User from Maine
Have used Hydroxycut for almost 2 weeks and only have 2 pills left. Noticed this morning and now this afternoon that there is blood in my feces, which has to be from these pills. I will never use any weight loss pill again and hope that there is no permanent damage.
DONT MESS WITH YOUR BODY!!February 08, 2007
Reviewer: No-magic-pill from california
i know its hard to lose weight. and its so tempting to think that a pill will solve our problems. but honestly, the simple fact of the matter is..burn more than you consume. meaning burn more calories than you eat. i have read most of the reviews on this site and am amazed at how much people do not know about health and nutrition, yet they try to come off as if they do. fat does not turn into muscle. you do not pee the fat out. the immediate weight loss that all of you are experiencing in the first few weeks is nothing but water weight. you can lose up to 15lbs of just water!! the side effects you are feeling doesnt tell you that this is not normal?? you are putting something in your body that is foreign. your body does not recognize it and you have no idea what long term effects this could have on you and your health. do not look at your weight as an indicator of how much fat you're losing. get your body fat percentage measured. there are scales you can buy that measure your body fat as well as your weight. that number will be of more service to you than just how much you weigh. please be smart about your health. this product has not been passed by the FDA as safe. there have not been any long term studies on this product. why take a chance with your life?
by the way, i am currently getting my masters in nutrition, so yes, i know what im talking about.
the best thing i ever didFebruary 07, 2007
Reviewer: Whitemoney from lansdale pa
ok i just started takin this a week ago and i lost 9 lbs alreayd the first day i lost a lb then the second i lost another then the 3 day i lost 4 lbs then i kept on loosin gmore and more fat and my muslce were reallyt statin to define themsleves i was 235 6'1 not fat at all just had a lil extra fat then need if you are big and want to get cut i recommend this product all those other pll that had bad things when they took thi i fell bad for them cuase i think this stuff is great but i also work out 5 times a day and eat ery helthy but never could loose excess wigh this really help me and i think if you are think about takin this go for it
am i doin sumthin wrong?>?February 07, 2007
Reviewer: Cindy from MD
im a 19, and i started takin HH a week ago, i started with 1 pill twice per day from 30-60 minutes before my meals, after 3 days i started raising the dose to 2 pills twice per day for te next 3 days, now im currently takin 2 pills 3 times per day...please can someone tell me if thats too much??
So far...so good...February 05, 2007
Reviewer: Jeannie from Canada
I started a year ago October with healthier eating and working out (cardio 6X/week, weight training 3X/week) I lost 100 pounds in a year and reached a plateau for a few months even though I changed up my work out routine. I am generally not a fan of taking pills to lose weight but I thought I would try Hydroxycut out of frustration. I have been taking Hydroxycut for 3 weeks now and have lost 15 pounds. Hydroxycut gave my metabolism the boost it needed to get going again. I have had no serious side effects...except some lack of sleep...yet I do not feel any increased energy or feel any changes in my appetite. I also drink approx. 8 glasses of water or so a day. I am going to continue taking Hydroxycut for another 5 weeks and see if I will reach my goal of the last 25 pounds that I need to lose.
The bottom line is the only way to lose weight and be healthy is to eat right and move. I would recommend Hydroxycut to others however, if you feel any negative side effects, I would stop taking the pills.
Good Luck to everyone on their health journey!
just a few days now...February 04, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from Seattle, WA
i'm a 20 year old male and have been taking this supplement for 3 days now. i started the first day with just one tablet just before lunch. that day i had also taken cold medication (aleve cold and sinus, naproxen sodium and pseudoephedrine). That day i felt like i was about to fly through the roof! i was so energized and felt like i could jump 10 feet. i work at the bank and suddenly i was so willing to help every customer and was smiling from ear to ear. unfortunately after we closed i felt a sudden lurch in my stomach and had to run to the bathroom.... yeah wasnt pretty. that continued for the rest of the night.. the next day i took one pill twice a day and didnt feel as energized suprisingly but also didnt have the diarrhea issue.. did anyone else have an experience like this their first day?? was the diarrhea from the timing of my lunch or is it just a first day thing? i havent really seemed to have that issue again but im still worried bout eating 30-60 minutes after i take it cuz i don't have the option of running to the bathroom whenever i use it. as for it working i think its great. i feel energized and my appetite is well controlled now. remember to drink lots of water though. i seem to get headaches if i dont. any help would be appreciated!
Couple of answers to your questionsJanuary 31, 2007
Reviewer: Coy Green from Las Cruces, NM
Supercyn, if you're noticing a difference in your waist size then it's working. The more you workout and stay active the more it'll work. I would recoommend working out with weights 2-3 times week and running at least a mile everyday. I run a mile in the morning and a mile in the evening and I've dropped 3 lbs in 2 days with a healthy diet of course.
And em, if you read the bottle again it'll give you a detailed chart of how and when to take the pills. That extra pill you're taking is probably the cause of the massive side effects you're feeling. Be sure to drink A LOT of water and eat 30-60 minutes after taking a pill and you should be fine. The only time I've experienced any side effects is when I didn't eat and I felt like i was going to pass out or throw up, but once I ate my breakfast I was ready to go on another run.
And to all you people labeling a "pissing" as a negative side effect you have to realize you;re obviously not used to drink large amounts of water otherwise you wouldn't be in your current situation. When you drink a lot more water than your body is used to than you will pee a lot. It's a good thing, not a bad thing.
Using it for a weekJanuary 31, 2007
Reviewer: Mark G from Denver, COLO USA
I starte using HCut HardCore last week. I started with 1 pill 2X a day, i felt enegrized so i upped ot to 2 pills 2X a day. I am somewhat sensitive to caffeine/stimulants so i try to take the first before my 5am workout and again about noon. I used Regular Hydroxycut, but grew tollerant of it, so i started Hardcore. I dont feel hungry and my workouts have more intensity now. Sone nights i have a little hard time falling asleep, but it isnt too unbearable. I am a 36 Year old male, so cardio 6 dausa a week and lift 4.
Working, i think?January 30, 2007
Reviewer: SuperCyn from Santa Cruz, CA
I'm 21f, 5'3, 155-160 lbs. I've been taking Hydroxycut for a week and a half. I've noticed energy and a slight change in my waist size (from 38" to 37") but I'm not sure about my weight. I only take it 30-60 minutes from when I'm about about to eat, which averages about two regular meals and one snack. It really helps me control how much food I take in which I usually can't control. I work out 2-3 times a week, 2 days of weight training (1.75 hours each) and 1 of assorted activity (yoga, walking, dancing, gym time, et. al.)
I'm hoping it'll work, it looks like it is a little bit, but from what I'm reading a lot of people work out EVERY day, and that just doesn't fit in.
hmmm?January 30, 2007
Reviewer: Em from Orange County, CA, USA
This is my second weight loss pill i have tried. I have only been taking Hydroxycut for a few days, 1 pill 3X a day. Does anyone else feel like their stomach is very "empty" feeling to the point it hurts? Or very crampy or gasy with pressure? I'm hoping this goes away and I would like to know from any long-time users if this ever goes away or if they felt the same at the beggining?
wish it was...but not for meJanuary 29, 2007
Reviewer: Kay from cedar rapids, ia usa
i only wanted to lose a few pounds and wanted to start off slow so i decided i would only take one pill a day and tried this twice...i took them at noon and both times i woke up early the next morning with the diarhea and couldnt stop throwing up almost all day...i did lose about eight pounds those days...but eventually back to original weight and to scared to try it again...
impressiveJanuary 29, 2007
Reviewer: Derek V. from New Braunfels, TX
Well I am 5'10 and when I started I weighed 260lbs, I have taken hydroxycut as directed for 3 weeks, my current weight is 245... so thats 15lbs in 3 weeks, I lift hardcore every other day, and watch my food intake, i went from a 42inch waist 3weeks ago to a 38.... I am very pleased. I would recomend this for anyone. I do sometimes feel a weird feeling in my chest, but its probly due to my less than average water intake(wich im working on). I will give futher updates at the end of FEB. good luck guys and gals
Don't Use this!January 29, 2007
Reviewer: Ashlea from NE USA
I used this pill for less than a week and then had to stop. It made me sick to my stomach and gave me awful headaches. I was working out on a regular basis and drinking plenty of water. It was a waste of money.
This actually works!January 29, 2007
Reviewer: Moe from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hey everyone, i just wanted to say that i think pplz who start with 3 pills on their first day, experience massive side effects go out and dowrate this product... ITS YOUR FAULT! READ THE INSTRUCTION FOR GOD SAKES!!! 1pill 3x a day. But anyways
im 16 years old, height: 5'10, wheight: 170 lbs. I have started HH on friday january the 26th, and today the 29th, i have lost already 5 pounds and im wheing at 165.5 lbs.
I haven't experienced alot of side effects from this product, except for an empty stomach, and pissing more...
Great product!January 29, 2007
Reviewer: Coy Green from Las Cruces, NM
I was reading a review a few below this one and I have some disagreements with it. I believe it was from Jessica. First off your fat doesn't swap to muscle, they have nothing to do with eachother. If anyone thinks that their fat will turn into muscle you're very wrong. If you read back to the earlier reviews a nutrionist stated that HH doesn't work as well on women as it does on men. Another thing I disagree with is telling people to eat LESS. No offense, but that's down right dumb. Food has protein, carbs, and calories, which are all needed to help build muscle. Logically speaking the less food you eat the less nutrition you'll have. As you continue to work out your metabolism will speed up allowing you to keep a steady amount of food you can eat and not gain weight as long as you continue to work out. I've been using this pill for only one day and I already feel great. I haven't felt any side effects except for when I didn't eat after my pill. However, once I had breakfast the nausea went away and I'm fine. Just make sure to drink a LOT of water and stay away from the fatty foods and you'll be fine.
Response to: gplphilippines from asia, philippinesJanuary 27, 2007
Reviewer: Ydlogan from Seattle, WA
Hello, I just started taking the pills yesterday night. It actually feels like it is tightening the muscles around my stomach or toning them. What I have noticed with losing weight is that sometimes it feels like my stomach is empty but that is when you begin to burn the fat - kind of like a furnace. Just make sure you eat something approx. 30-60minutes afterwards. I am sure it is working. I wish you well!
It really worksJanuary 25, 2007
Reviewer: Shayla from Montgomery, Al
I've been taking Hydorxycut for about a month and have lost 12 pounds. I only have one thing that i dislike about taking these pills....I have to pee a lot more than usual...but i keep taking them because fat is excreted from the body through urine so i guess you can say i'm peeing the fat away.
just startingJanuary 24, 2007
Reviewer: Gplphilippines from asia, philippines
i am just starting using this, but i wonder my packaging gas a big differnce i got this in singapore and it has 140 capsules inside make by muscletech research & development. this no reaction yet because i only take one capsule this morning, i hope that i will achieve what other has by using this.
curiousJanuary 24, 2007
Reviewer: Greengpl from asia, philippines
i just starting taking this today and i had one pill this morning, is it normal to feel my stomack feels empty? i feel that i am hungry most of the time? to scary instead i loose wieght might gain weight? somebody help me to have idea about this. but i am going to continue this.
little differenceJanuary 23, 2007
Reviewer: Tiffanie from dallas tx
i have been taking this now for about 5 weeks. i am up to two pills 3 times a day. I drink 7-9 bottles of water a day. I work out 4 hours a week. Right now just cardio. hour on the stair stepper at a time. I am 4'11 and weigh 127 pounds starting. i am very athletic looking, no jiggles. 5 weeks later, 125 lbs. i dont eat out anymore and i only drink water. im not a carb counter or any other counter. still not seeing much of a difference.
Drop 36 lbs in 5 weeksJanuary 22, 2007
Reviewer: Bon from Tampa Bay
I dropped about 36 lbs in 5 weeks. I do one hour of interval running 4 times a week and 4 hrs of weight. I eat only 2 small meal and 4 low fat, low carb, low sugar protein shake 4 times a week. Feeling good, I cheat every now and then. Had some Chinese, pizza and ice cream during the 5 weeks diet, but only in small portion. This stuff work well, but you still have to diet.
Excellent!January 22, 2007
Reviewer: Jessica Oliveira from Boca Raton, FL USA
first off i want to write something to "Cheryl Simon, from Sacramento, CA"
I was going down and running through the reviews and don't worry about not seeing changes yet.. your body simply might be swapping fat into muscles at the moment, i was told by a personal trainer that once you start a weight loss process your body slowly works on different areas of your body so dont give up, i bet it your body is making changes you just might not see it right away, (this is the reason why alot of people quit their work outs) dont be like them.
I began taking hydroxycut a few weeks ago.. and i was only taking 1 pill a day every meal although since it was one pill i decided to take it 15 mins before meal instead of 30. It has been working as it should i havent even started working out yet and i have already lost 5 pounds on the spot, first week. Once i start working out i will increase to 2 pills a day. I have not had any side effects whats so ever besides an increase of acne which is predicted.
I'm guessing the reason why people are having side effects are:
1. You are either not eating enough or over eating (you do have to set a diet for yourself too) and if you are not planning on eating any fruits of veggies i highly reccomend you buy an A-Z vitamin supplement and take that once a day after one of your meals.
3. EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR SIZE! and as the pounds go off you also decrease the amount of your food.
2. Drink 8 cups of water or more a day ( VERY IMPORTANT)
3. you're over taking the pills.
work out for best results.
still goingJanuary 22, 2007
Reviewer: Athlon from Anytown, AT 55555
Been on on this for two weeks now. Just weighed myself friday and was at 218. My doseage is almost up and im thikinking of going with hardcore now. Atleast im finally under 220 again but my goal is 200. As i get closer i get more happy
This is just by mostly eating well and have not actually exercised yet.
Awesome stuffJanuary 21, 2007
Reviewer: Danielle from Darwin, Australia
I have always struggled to lose weight, even though I have been weight training 3 days a week and performing cardio 2 times a week for years. I have maintained my body weight but never lost any.A week ago I decided to try hydroxycut, and in just this short time have lost a kilo, with no change to my diet or exercise routine. For me that is like a miracle! The only side effects I have noticed are a warm feeling in my chest after taking it, and increased energy levels, especially at night, but the coffee may have something to do with that. Also my skin has broken out a little, but nothing drastic. I love this stuff and can't wait to see the results in another 11 weeks time..
hydroxycut-ephedra-freeJanuary 19, 2007
Reviewer: Shawn from Honolulu, Hawaii
been taking for 2 weeks now.. it does work.. slowing lowers bf... I had to stay at half does due to smaller headaches. Noticed higher mental alertness through out the day and started sweating at gym more now than I use to with no change in workout cycle. I currently take 1 pill 3 times daily on non-workout days. I have other supplements on workout days to build lean muscle mass.
I like this one the bestJanuary 17, 2007
Reviewer: Jessica Valderrama from Southern, California
I have been taking this product now for a little more than 3 weeks....I lost a total of 8 lbs, but I workout almost everyday and eat right. This product really does work with diet and excercise. However, the side effects are as follows: A little bit of weakness and slightly headaches. While working out, I am sweating without putting a ton of effort. I recommend this product. I think that it is the most safest product out there and works!
Good ProductJanuary 12, 2007
Reviewer: Anonymous from USA
I am 6'1 and weighed 200 lbs. I lost 35 lbs in 3 months with diet, exercise and hydroxycut. It gave me the energy and motivation to workout everyday. I had no real side effects except a little jittery when i first started taking it, that's it. I would definitely recommend this product it really does work.
Say No on HydroxycutJanuary 09, 2007
Reviewer: Kien Truong from Dayton, OH USA
I have been on this product for about three weeks now and I think this products stinks. I still have the same appetiate as before and don't feel any different from before taking Hydroxycut. I would not recommend Hydroxycut to anyone.
READ DIRECTIONSJanuary 08, 2007
Reviewer: Nikki from NY
So far, I've been using HH for 4 days and have lost 3 pounds. If you stick to a diet, workout, and look at the directions you will be fine. I have not experienced any serious side effects, although I have had a serious increase in energy while at the gym. For the people who are vomiting, and other various negative side effects, I wonder why. "I started out taking 3 pills 3 times a day," read the directions. It CLEARLY states start with ONE pill TWO times a day. :-)
Thank you!!!!January 06, 2007
Reviewer: AgentGx42 from New York
Thanks again I needed a good laugh and you commentary did it. I think at of all the stuff I've tried but this stuff works. Thanks again for the laughs.
NauseaJanuary 04, 2007
Reviewer: Kelley from Georgia
I bought HH at GNC about a week ago. I took three capsules with water around 10:00 am by 1:00 I was vomiting. I was not told by the salesman, who swore by this product, that i should start with 1 capsule. I have not taken anymore since that unpleasant experience;however, after reading these reviews I will begin taking them(1 capsule 2-3 times a day)tomorrow morning.
Unsure but determinedJanuary 04, 2007
Reviewer: Cheryl Simon, from Sacramento, CA
I've been taking Hydroxcut (new and advanced formula, ephedra free, not the Hardcore brand) since Jan 1, 2007 to assist me in loosing 20lbs as one of my New Year resolutions. I'm 5'7 and 190lbs. I figured I'd start slow and loose the first 20lbs in 8 - 12 weeks (about 1.5 - 2.5 lbs per week) and after seeing results then I'll try for another 20 lbs. According to the instructions, you are to take 1 tablet 3x's a day for the 1st 5 days and to take the tablets 1/2 hour before meals. After the 5th day, you are to take 2 tablets 3x's daily still doing this a 1/2 hour before eating. I am currently on day 4 and I have been faithfully taking this tablet at 7:00a.m, 11:00 a.m and then again at 3:00p.m. followed by a nutritional meal and small snack if hungry. By the end of my work day it's approximetly 5:00p.m. I go directly home and get on my treadmill for 30 - 45 minutes walking between 3 -5 miles. I've been doing this each day for the last 4 days and I have not seen any results at this time. The first day, I think I may have felt a little bit of high energy at one point. As I had began to get extremely hot for some reason. Which seems natural considering I've placed something foreign in my body that would promote this "high energy" anyway. I also noticed that I have been more "regular" in my bowels to where (trying not to be to graphic) as before the assistance of this pill, I may have used the restroom once in the day, whereas now it's been more like 2-3 times in the day. I am please thusfar with my discovery of this product. However I am in a "wait and see" period at this time. I will continue to use this product for the duration of my goal to loose the 1st 20 lbs. After 30 days (January 31) I'll fill you in more to let you know how it's going. Good bye for now and wish me luck. :-)
Just took first servingJanuary 04, 2007
Reviewer: Athlon from Florida
Well i didnt plan on starting today but i walked into walgreens and they had this on sale for 19.99. I had been planning to give hardcore a try but figured at this price why not. Just took first serving today at 12:50 pm est and will eat lunch at about 1:30pm. Im currently about 6'3 and about 225 lbs. I plan to keep it light this week and possibly start on monday.
great productJanuary 01, 2007
Reviewer: Larry from Ogden, UT USA
I started using HH around the 16th of Dec.2006 its now Jan 01 2007 and I have definately noticed a change in my body I can see a difference and i have dropped 10 lbs. about 40 more to go. the best part about this product is you lose the weight slow. so it you wont gain it right back havent experienced too many side effects except painful gas after i had a beer after work with dinner.. bad idea stay away from that till im done with the HH I use it in conjunction with Billy blanks basic workout video and I tell ya its a great combo. I seem to have hit a plateau week though and am disappointed about that i take 3 capsules in the morning a bout an hour before breakfast then i work out after breakfast then i take 3 more 1 hour before dinner and i am loving it.
WOW It sure works!December 30, 2006
Reviewer: Bob from Chicago, IL
I'm 36, 5'11", 180lbs, Asian male trying to get back down to 160lbs - my optimal weight. The past year my metabolism slowed down dramatically causing my weight gain to go from 160 to 180. What's surpising is that I'ved been on the same low carb diet since 2000 and my daily calorie intake is still around 1800. After taking Hydroxcut Hardcore for the past week, I dropped 5 lbs immediately. I have the same side effects as everybody else.... increase heart beat and "pooping" several times a day. It sure is nasty, and I don't recommend taking this if your about to go on a date. I'm going to stick it out until I get back to around 160 ish, then stop because of the side effects.
give it a shotDecember 27, 2006
Reviewer: Sean from phila pa
I’ve been taking hydroxy cut for a month now, and no serious problems; I’m losing the weight I want. 15lbs so far about 10 more to go christmas wasn't no help though, Only thing I noticed when I first started using hydroxy cut was, it made me a little jittery at first, but after a while almost didn't even notice it, started to wonder if it was even working or if it was all in my head, until one day I ran out and didn't have time to get to the store, seemed to have a little with drawn nothing major, so when I’m done with the product I guess I’ll have to wean my self off of it. I noticed if I didn't drink enough water I would get a headache. Drinking water would make the headache go away, the longer u wait to drink water harder it was to get the headache to go away, in my Opinion hydroxycut help me control my hunger but not with out some self discipline though, never felt like i was gonna vomit after working out, if caffeine from a soda or coffee keeps u up all night, I would try the caffeine free version, I have no problems at all sleeping
but everyone if different. I take hyroxycut at 8-12-and 5 o'clock
Wonderful product.December 27, 2006
Reviewer: Robbin from North Carolina
I used to take Hydroxycut with ephedra which I lost 64 lbs on....I do miss it terribly. Now my husband and I both take hardcore. We love it. Taken regular, it keeps you regular...you really don't want to eat alot of fattening stuff, trust me. It has been a very good product for us and definately does not cause jitters for us, nor increase mood spells....not sure where that review came from. Anyway, there are alot of fad diets out there, and I have tried everything such as stacker, reg. hydroxycut, etc, and this is the only thing that has worked.
Good Lord!!December 26, 2006
Reviewer: Lazer from Bangor, ME USA
I started taking this stuff about three weeks ago. I revamped my diet and followed the instructions on the box. Breakfast is normally a bowl of Special K w/skim milk and whole wheat toast. Lunch consists of a turkey sandwich w/mustard, no cheese, carrots and cucumbers. I normally eat a cup of low-fat yogurt and a banana before I work out. Dinner is usually either two chicken cutlets or fish and vegetables. I have lost a considerable amount of weight. The extra energy people talk about, I just stay in the gym until it's gone. Haven't really experienced any problems sleeping or irregular heart beats. Just make sure you don't take it anywhere near your bed time and be sure to drink a lot of water. The only downside to this product is that it gives you the most horrendous gas, as well as the Devil's ass. It felt like I had dumped fire. My anus was quivering like a bunny rabbit's nose after I had finished. Also, sharting(wet feces slipping out when you fart) is a major problem. Just make sure you aren't on a date when this happens; it can get pretty bad. Other than that, I would highly recommend it to anyone. Just make sure you stay active and keep up a healthy diet. A friend of mine thought he would lose weight by simply popping the pills and continuing with his normal lifestyle; boy was he wrong.
diarrhea cha-cha-chaDecember 18, 2006
Reviewer: Jenn from Norfolk, VA USA
ok i've been taking weight loss supliments for years now. i'm in the military and have weight standards i am required to adhere to, so i will use that as my excuse.
this product is the only one i've found that works since they removed my beloved ephedra from the market. i take it exactly as directed, and in four days i've lost right aproximately 4 lbs.
i will express, however, that one very disturbing side effect is diarrhea. i've also experienced the nausea from time to time, although i haven't so much had dry heaves. is the diarrhea because this stuff is stimulating my digestive system to move food faster? is this a normal side effect?
JR FROM WINDY CITYDecember 15, 2006
Reviewer: Neal from Cadillac, MI
JR, I will make an offer to you on your HH. email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) however, the first 4 nihgts i had a hard time sleeping as i wrote in my review, right now im at 11 pounds down since i started (2 weeks) and doing good. im sleeping fine now. i would suggest staying on it a little longer, take them 30 mintes before lunch and then no later than 5:30. try it again i assure you will be happy.
Not for everyoneDecember 13, 2006
Reviewer: JR from The Windy City
I have been taking HH for 4 days and I have mixed reviews. On one side is the fact that I have had the best workouts since I started it. On the other side I have had chest pains, stomach pains and headaches. Don't get me wrong it's not like I'm keeling over in pain because of any of these. They are just slight annoyances. I took the pills exactly how they were instructed and I'm not in terrible shape 6 foot 1 195 lbs. I just really think that this pill is going to differ for different people. I lost about 3 pounds while I was taking it. I'm going to stop because of trouble sleeping, but I encourage people to try it out and see if it is for them. If anyone needs a whole bottle for free let me know.
helpDecember 10, 2006
Reviewer: Confussed and need help from valencia, cailifornia
i have been looking at hydroxycut hardcore and i mean it sounds great but i am wondering what happenes when you take it within 5 hours of sleeping and do you take 3 before breakfast, 3 before lunch, and 3 before your workout. It would really help me out if you could help me
Too new to knowDecember 09, 2006
Reviewer: Anonymous from Moncton, NB Canada
I have been using this for 5 days just recently boosted to 2 pills 3x/day. Hydroycut not HH. I was on Herbal Magic for 9 months and lost 60 lbs, got tired of doing that and thought I would switch to something else. So far I have had the bad cramps and sleepless nights or at least it feels like it takes me along time to fall asleep. As of this morning I have lost 6lbs. I have gone to the gym everyday this week, my goal is to lose 38lbs so now I only have 32 to go. Generally feeling fine just the cramps once in awhile.
If I didnt have to excersise, it'd obv be 5 starsDecember 06, 2006
Reviewer: Colleen from Boston, Massachusetts USA
18 year old female-5'11"-started@180 lbs.
I obviously started this pill to 'help me lose weight' since volleyball season is over. It's deffffffinitely made me more awake and energetic.
I've lost weight. I'm on week two. Working out 4 days a week...I take 2 pills after breakfast(bowl of cheerios with skim milk), 1 pill after lunch(school's chicken salad with light ranch dressing), and 1 pill before I work out after school(hour-ish workout: cardio, and weight lifting), then a small dinner(whatever momma dukes makes).
SIDE EFFECTS- headaches if I don't drink at least 1 water bottle after taking the pill(s).- feel like vomitting after a good workout.- verrryy energetic. I used to take naps almost every day after school. In the past two weeks, I've only taken 1 nap and it was because of a hangover :-X Anyyways, I'm almost down to 170 lbs... in just two weeks. All becuase of being sick of the 'flub' and just determined to tone my body and look good.
But don't expect to eat junk food, sit on the couch all day popping these pills in between chips and ice cream, hoping your fat to disappear. Go get surgery if you aren't planning on watching what you eat and excersising every so often.
I hope my 'experience' is helpful. Ya gotta want it.
......I hope I don't die todayDecember 05, 2006
Reviewer: Donna from Louisville, Ky. USA
I am a 150 lb 5'5" 25 year old woman and I've been taking Hydroxicut Hardcore for about 5 days now. I started off taking 1 pill twice a day and today I have upped my dosage to 2 pills twice a day. I think I will stick to the 1 twice a day as today the side affects are a bit too much for me. I do admit that I have a lot more energy at the gym and I am not tired when I get home from work as I usually am. I do feel a little more hungryer than usual but I am forcing myself to eat healthy small meals and go to the gym at least 3 days out of the week. One of the side affects that I hate is this breathing problem I am having. It's like I can't get enough oxygen to my brain. Is anyone else feeling this?
well its been eventfullDecember 05, 2006
Reviewer: Jenny from Scottsdale, AZ USA
My girlfriend is getting married and i need to lose weight FAST for the wedding. When i first started taking these pills (about 2 weeks ago) i jumped right in 3 3x a day. Bad idea. i had a week inbetween jobs so i figured if i crack myself out no biggie i could just sit on the couch and take it. So i did. the problem is that i didnt eat at all and as a result, i had the most severe stomache aches. They would come on in surges like cramps. I am 5'7 and i was 138 pounds in one week i lost 10 lbs! this Shit works!! but i was sick of feeling like i was going to die. i had no energy to work out, eat, or drink. I just slept all day. I stopped taking the pills after a week and gained 2 pounds. I have just started again but im eating 30-60 mins after and i feel great. I'm 130 and i want to be 120-125 by the wedding in 27 days.. hopefully hydroxycut will help.
1 WeekDecember 05, 2006
Reviewer: Neal from Cadillac, MI, USA
I purchased Hydroxycut Hardcore the day after thanksgiving after that being my one month mark with my new gym membership, the deal i made with my self was if i can go the first month on all natural with out any type of suppliment, that i would purchase a supplement that will go with me through my second month and so on. As of right now today is the first day that i have taken 3 pills and will be taking the next 3 before tonights workout. I have noticed the energy and NO severe side effects with aggresion, anger or anything else of equilavent. I have noticed a colored stool, and a boost of energy like no other. I did notice that at night i can wake up several times to the drop of a pin, its almost as if i am always on alert.
Each day i begin my workouts with a minimum of 15 minutes on a bike and then a work out plan of 2 muscle groups, 3 exercises each 10 reps at 3 sets each. Sometimes I have time to ride a bike for 30 minutes and feel as if i have the endurance to continue onto the one hour mark. Currently i am 10 pounds lighter than i was on 11-4-06 and right now i am sitting at 239 lbs. My diet includes baked chicken breast and a vegetable for dinner, when lunch includes a wheat bread, two slices of turkey, one slice fat free swiss, mustard and a small portion of wheat thins. the only liquid intake i am on is skim milk, motts apple juice and water. Snacks are small portions of either Dole fruit, plain bagel or lately its been carrots, green peppers and lite ranch, and celery and peter pan reduced fat peanut butter.
I will definatly update at the beginning of january with my progress!!!! and my current weight when the bottle empties. I enjoy reading everyones reviews and i feel the same as the majority of you.
High on CaffeineDecember 05, 2006
Reviewer: Anonymous from London, UK
I wish you all a long and happy life!
WellDecember 02, 2006
Reviewer: Alex from mississauga
this side effect applies for everyone, -i've been on it for a while, but you do get dry heaves, like you feel like throwing up from time to time, because the ingredients burn ur calories like no tomorrow. it gets gross sometimes feeling like ur going to throw up every so often.
i'm going to continue my dosage, i hope my six pack can come out by the end of this month, i guess thats the only let down, is the feeling of barfing.
otherwise it does work i believe,
Good So FarNovember 28, 2006
Reviewer: Wilson from Los Angeles, CA
I am a 16 year old male and I know I shouldn't be taking this, but I'm desperate to lose the weight and the doctor says I have the body of an adult. (5'7 180lbs and bulky/big boned) I purchased the Shredded Stacker kit consisting of Hydroxycut Hardcore, Leukic, and Hydrazide.
So far, this is day 1 and I've taken HH and Leukic and lifted weights at the gym. I feel very energized and I can keep on going if I didn't feel sore. The only downside is my heart keeps racing and it kind of hurts but goes away within seconds. I also get kind of nasious when I'm on it and I'm taking the recommended starter dose of 1 pill twice a day for HH and 1 serving (6 pills) of Leukic before I work out because it claims to build muscle. I will update as soon as I reach day 10 and I will let you all know how it goes. Wish me luck!
anger issuesNovember 27, 2006
Reviewer: Mandi from Panama City
My brother(19) has been taking hydroxycut for about 4 weeks now. i havnt noticed any difference in his weight whatsoever, but i definately have noticed his aggresion. Hydroxycut may have absolutely nothing to do with this newfound pride and overwhelming ego, but my best bet would be a yes. My mother even hid the pills from him one morning so he couldn't take them, and he totally flipped out because he thought he was going to miss a dose. I'm pretty sure these dumb things are very addictive and I wish no one would take them anymore.
Fat does burn off, but....November 26, 2006
Reviewer: Maveryck from Phoenix, AZ
I first tried H-Cut in late 1999 and experienced great results with it. I went from 235lbs and 35% bodyfat to 186lbs and 17% bodyfat in about nine/ten months. BUT...I also worked out intensely (4 to 6 days a week) and really cleaned up my diet (at the time my diet was pure junk food). Fastforward to present day...I regained the weight and once again am using H-Cut. I've only recently started using again and have not experienced the same results just yet, though I've begun to loose some poundage. I surmise the product will help me in burning the "baby" fat off once again. I don't recall experiencing the hyperness that some of you mentioned, and back in '99 I was popping anywhere from four to six tabs daily. At present, I pop 2 to 3 daily, taking it with a whey protein/creatine mixed shake. I would encourage those of you experiencing any hyperness, nausea, vomitting, headaches or other symptoms that you believe may have resulted from the use of this product, to discontinue the product or cut back on the dosage and re-read the part on the label about using caffeine -- one serving (3 tabs) equals two cups of java. Something else that may help, cycle this product. Though MuscleTech suggests taking two weeks off, after 12 weeks of use, I recommend four, simply because it appeared that after a lengthy hiatus my body responded more quickly. This may not work for you, but give it a try and adjust accordingly.
AwesomeNovember 19, 2006
Reviewer: Tim H. from Pennsylvania
I started a diet,correction, a lifestyle change at my largest weight ever. I was 6'3" and weighed 322lbs. I was losing large amounts of weight for the first 5 weeks while eating a high protein/low fat/no carbs diet(1200 calories daily) and one hour of cardio every day. After week 5, I began to level off at 2-3 pounds per week but I wanted more results. I began taking Hydroxcut Hardcore and began to lose 6-7 pounds per week. I must say that it does leave me feeling hungry right after I eat but I have no problem sleeping and it hasnt affected my blood pressure and doesnt give me the jitters. 11 weeks into it and I am down 56 pounds. I went from a lineman's body to a linebacker in three months.
it workssNovember 18, 2006
Reviewer: Dan from New Jersey
trust me when I say it works. I lost ten pounds in two weeks with going to the gym 3 times a week and somewhat limited diet. I experienced a new effect yesterday though. When I took the pills for lunch I felt an energy rush far past anything the pills had given me previously. I felt like I had taken percosets or drank. I felt like I was on drugs. It wasn't a bad feeling, of course, its just that I was in school and everyone thought I was on something!!!
ADHDNovember 15, 2006
Reviewer: Tina from Canada
hey, I just started taking this medication, I didnt realize I was only suspose to take 1 at first but that is ok. I only take this twice a day because i think if i took it more there would be some sleep problems going on.
The most interesting thing about me taking this product is that it is working on me like ritalin would, normally Im very hyper and easily distracted now I can concentrate and rarely interupt my professor to talk. My friends have noticed a difference in how I am acting. I love being normal!! :D
???November 15, 2006
Reviewer: Kelli from San Diego, Ca
i just started taking these yesterday, has anyone had a side effect of severe stomach aches? after i take the pills i feel really full and a few hours later my stomach still hurts but i'm hungry. is this just because i started taking them yesterday?
I dont know...November 06, 2006
Reviewer: Brittany from Canada
I am 145 pounds and 5'6. I just want to lose 15 pounds, becuase i want to look good in a bathing suit. This stuff sounds fine, but Im worried about what will happen after its done. Will all the weight come back after? Or whats the deal. I go to the gym 5 days a week, and I eat healthy. So I dont know what to do. I just want a little boost in my weight loss. So if anyone has tried this product and either gained weight when done taking them , or maintained their weight, let me know please.
I am not sure yet!November 03, 2006
Reviewer: Michelle Kim from NJ
Ohkay well... so far it has been my fifth day taking this pill... i am feeling great.. i have a lot of energy... i am eighteen years old and i am 140lbs. Although i sound as if i dont weigh a lot i am an asian girl that is very very short. I am only five feet. Which means i am about 40lbs overweight. I didnt give the medication a great score or a bad score because it has veen only a week[not even]... but so far i followed the rules for not overdosing myself. Ate the medication five hours before i slept and etc. The first three days i had 3 pills a day as it said in the direction. Today was the first day i had two. So far i am feeling great.. i havent lost weight so far but i feel energetic...
to make sure nothing happens to me i drink a lot of water. I mean ALOT!
and i have vitamin C tablets becuase supposedly its better for you. I havent had any side effects yet except for the fact that i use the bathroom a lot more often...
make sure you dont overdose.. becuase even though this product doesnt have ephedrine it can still be harmful...
CombinationOctober 25, 2006
Reviewer: Ali from NJ, USA
I'm 6ft and a little over 200 lbs, i have no intention of losing over 15-20 lbs. Would you guys recoomend i use this product, because a fellow co-worker of mine did. Also, does anyone know if it's it has any side effects when combined with Creatine. The people GNC said, "it shouldn't" but i just wanted to know if anyone knew from experience...thanks
Seeing Good ResultsOctober 08, 2006
Reviewer: Bob Sacamento from Canada
I've been on this for about 4 weeks now at max dose. I dont find a big difference in my energy levels but then again, i was used to taking ephedra based products. But I will I am seeing very good results so far, I'm down 20 pounds in 3 weeks with an intesnse diet and exercise and this is helping. It gives that extra drive, although not as effective as an ephedra based product, definately one of the best non ephedra supplments I have tried. I'd recommend it although anybody who has used old products I may recommend finding something a bit stronger.
Initial PreconceptionsOctober 07, 2006
Reviewer: Terrance Shaw from USS Nashville
Alright, I'll be honest: I haven't been satisfied with the way I look in the mirror or the way I look on the scale since I got out of boot camp back in 2004. Since I reported to Norfolk, I've gotten lazy, fat, and generally out of shape. I've relied on baggy clothing to hide an otherwise shabby body. With computer games, TV, and other things in the real world to keep me occupied, exercise has never been a real big focus of my day to day life.
But now, in the middle of the ocean, on a ship for the next several months, I have nothing but time to commit to an active weight loss endeavor. That said, I went ahead and ordered myself two of the 210-capsule sized bottles of Hydroxycut Hardcore from GNC, which should be here in a matter of weeks. But until then, I found someone who had a bottle of the 120-capsule sized bottle and no longer wanted it, and bought it off them.
Today was day one.
Not being one to test the waters, so to speak, I jumped right in and went for the full three capsules per sitting, twice per day. I woke up, took the three capsules for the dose, ate dinner, and went straight to the cardio room. I got on the elliptical machine and did a cardio workout for fifteen minutes, keeping at my target heart rate for the whole time, give or take a couple beats. Then I quickly swapped on over to the treadmill for another fifteen minutes running between three and nine miles per hour (a “keep the body guessing” type of technique). After that, I still had plenty of energy left, so I went ahead and went down to the weight area and did my weight training.
Before I continue, I’d like to go ahead and put my newly revised workout plan out there. I work out seven days per week, alternating between strength training with weights and just conventional pushups and situps every other day, as well as thirty minutes of cardio each day. As far as my diet goes, well… there’s not much in the way of “healthy food” on a ship. And because I can’t very well be up for all three meals and still be conscious enough for watch, I usually skip lunch.
Anyway, back to the focus of the topic. Once I was done with the workout, I went ahead and took a shower and relaxed for the next couple hours. Or at least, I TRIED to relax. I had an excess of energy that had me fidgeting in my seat, which is unusual for me, because I’ve been a big fan of caffeinated soda for almost my entire life—so I’ve built up quite a tolerance to the stuff.
Or so I thought.
When it came time to take my next dose several hours later, I did so with a bit of hesitation. I still had quite a bit of energy to burn, so adding more energy to the mix seemed like a bad idea. Still, I’m quite serious about losing the weight now (my goal is to go from my current weight of 180 lbs. to a weight of around 135 lbs. by the time the deployment is over), so I decided to go ahead and take it anyway.
And without that meal to follow half an hour later, I was in some serious discomfort.
It wasn’t paintful by any means, but it felt like I’d deprived myself of food for days. I made a quick run to the ship’s vending machine to grab some snacks, but even after filling myself to what I’d usually be full at, I still felt starved. I was really considering tossing the stuff in the garbage and just going back to the au naturale method of working out… without the drugs.
Fortunately, hours later, I now feel perfectly fine. And with renewed vigor on taking the pills until the bottle is empty. I have no plans on reducing the dosage to the recommended one capsule two times daily, either. I’m going to stick it out until the (bitter?) end to achieve maximum results. I have complete faith that my body will adapt, just as it has with every other barrier I’ve thrown at it.
As this is only a preliminary review with only one day of dosage on the bench, I’ll make sure to come back in a month or two and give everyone an update.
In closing, this seems to be an excellent drug at first glance for at least getting quite an energy boost—although as others have stated, the bottle does say that it’s not for everyone—and after reading various reviews, and personally hearing even more, I have nothing but unwavering optimism that it’ll deliver on all guarantees. And also please note, the five-star review is due to the fact that other than some discomfort (brought on due to a lack of anything in my gut), I have absolutely no reason to dock points from this product at this time.
2 is tooo much!!!October 05, 2006
Reviewer: Erica from Tallahassee, FL
i bought this product about 4 days ago, and i started out one pill twice a day. it worked great, but i had a few side affects, about 6 hours after taking the second one, i would be uncontrollably hyper, and i almost felt drunk. today i took 2 and i feel like im going to vom. i hope this works, but i really think 2 is too many.
I swear by it...October 03, 2006
Reviewer: DJjohn from Medford, NY, USA
It's a great product... when you know how to use it according to your own body physiology. I do not take it in the PM... only before breakfast or during my workout, or before/during lunch. If I have trouble sleeping for whatever reason (not product related) I take 1/2 of a Tylenol PM or equivelent (again, do not take this product after 11pm-midnight, otherwise you'll have problems waking up!) I hope this was helpful.
Worked, but with side effectsSeptember 27, 2006
Reviewer: Jackie Marlowe from Long Island, NY
I took two pills twice a day (breakfast time and lunch time. It gave me energy and helped to curb my appetite. One huge side effect is that it gave me INCREDIBLE flatulence and loose stools. BIG TIME.
I AM A BELIEVERSeptember 24, 2006
Reviewer: CoCo from Jacksonville, FL
Hey guys! I'm still alive!( check out my review on Sept. 14th, 2006) I purchased Hydroxycut Hardcore on the 15th of September. Today is the 24th ( 9 days later ) and I have lost a total of almost 9 pounds and 4" off the chest, 1/2 " off each arm, 1" off each thigh and 3 1/2" from my hips. This stuff is great. Of course I started off taking one pill twice a day. I forgot I took it. I had no side effects what so ever. So the next day I bumped it up to 2 pills twice a day. I still had no bad effects.Of course I have been busting my butt working out as well and I changed the way I eat. I do strength training 3 times a week and double cardio twice a week along with walking 6-8 miles per week. So together, HARDROXYCUT HARDCORE and I are making a real good team. I can't wait to see where I'm going to be in another 3 weeks. This stuff has also increased my endurance in the gym. No shaky feelings, I'm not running around like a $2 crack-head either ( smile ), no head-aches, just plain old weight loss and building muscle mass. Just the way I like it! Thank you MuscleTech!
BE CAREFULSeptember 20, 2006
Reviewer: David L. from Miami, FL
BE CAREFUL WHEN TAKING HH. I'm about 30lbs overweight and I really can't get into the gym because frankly I don't have the money, so I decided to try this product. Holy crap! I've taken the other Hydroxycut before and never felt a thing, but it's been about 12 hours since I took the recommended dosage, and I am a zombie. My heart is still beating funny and I can feel the thing pounding in my chest. I couldn't sleep at all last night for fear that I would wake up dead. I'm only 25 and no diet pill is worth losing your life for. I've taken other diet pills before, but nothing like this. Every statement made by the other users on here is completely true. It's like having a bad acid trip or something. I have no doubt this product will work, but I definitely DO NOT recommend taking the recommended dosage. I would probably take 3 pills per day and leave it at that. Don't take them at night, otherwise you'll never fall asleep. Trust me.
2nd day on itSeptember 20, 2006
Reviewer: PETER007 from South Africa
I just bought this stuff last night without any prior knowledge, but I figured with the hefty price something's gotta work! And dam I'm big at the moment but just got the urge to ripit up at the gym, recovery time is amazing and you feel like you could climb a mountain. SERIOUSLY! a bit freky I must admit
Praying that this stuff doesn't kill meSeptember 14, 2006
Reviewer: CoCo from Jacksonville, FL- US
I am wanting to lose about 90 pounds in a 6 month time frame. I also want to tone and define all muscle groups and finally be able to walk around in a 2-piece bathing suit and know that people are looking at me becuase I look good. I took the old Hydroxycut back in the Ephedra days and it worked wonders. Now I'm wanting to try it again. I weighed myself today and I weighed 230 pounds. I will be back in a month to let you know how much weight I've lost and the effects that I've had, if any. Just pray with me that this stuff doesn't kill me. I hear it's hardcore, but right now, hardcore is what I need to reach my goal.
hydroxycut hardcore is crazySeptember 09, 2006
Reviewer: Nick from vancouver , canada
i started with the old hydroxcut and experienced good results.... then i tried the newer hydroycut and was very unimpressed...having lost 18 with the old one and not losing anything with the new one...then i came across the hardcore and started out with the break in period and the first day i took a full dose i thought i was going to die.... this stuff is crazy... i only take 2 2x a day because i cant believe how much the 3 2x a day gives me a buzz.... but even with the lowered intake its workin great.. already lost another 5 pounds... of course im in the gym 5 times a week and eating great... definetely helped me over my impossible peak.. i recommend it to anyone but not in full doeses....
Bad for women, Good for men.September 08, 2006
Reviewer: Natalie P. from New York, NY
I've noticed alot of women posting that this product does not work for them. Being a Wellness and Health Counselor, I would not recommend Hydroxycut Hardcore for women at all. If you want a weight loss enhancer, try Slim Quick or Burn 60. They are forumlated so they are gentler and more effective for a woman's body. However, men have had fantastic results with HH and always come up to me and say how great it works and how much more fat they are burning. My husband also uses it and has lost an amazing 20 pounds the first month taking it and he doesn't even work out. (He DOES work in a warehouse though) I was blown away by his results to tell you the truth. I haven't tried it myself, being a woman and all the ingredients are much too potent for me, but I'm giving it 5 stars because it's worked great for my husband and I like the balance of ingredients. As with all weight loss plans, if you choose to use weight loss pills, please do so in moderation along with 6 small meals and at least 30 minutes of sweating everyday.
Hydroxicut HardcoreSeptember 06, 2006
Reviewer: Greg from Pittsburgh PA
I recentley got the Hydroxycut Hardcore, on my second day, i have not felt any side effects or anything. I started with 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills at night an hour before I eat. I am only taking 4 daily, I am praying that this stuff works, I don't have much time for exercise so I am hoping it will still help me lose?? I weigh 260 and want to get down to 200. I will be honest it has cut my food intake and makes me drink water but no jitters at all so i guess that's a good thing. I am going to take it for 3 weeks and if it doesn't work i will take it bak to GNC and get my money back, become a gold member:) i will keep ya updated. Please keep me posted on your experience with Hardcore
A++++September 06, 2006
Reviewer: Raek from Socal
Combine it with proper diet and a good work out plans! This product is for you! Works good for me!!!It has been about 2weeks since I started taking the HH, switch from the regular. So far, I am very very satisfy with the results! I see the excess fat(underarm area, belly and side) slowly burning away :-) Highly recommended!! No side effects at all
Hydroxycut Hardcore ReviewAugust 30, 2006
Reviewer: GYM-Boy from Plano, TX
I am 40 y/o, 5'8" and not a gym rat but goes to the gym 2-3x per week for mcuscle building and 2-3x per week for cardio. Last year (May 2005, I weighed 168 (not bad) and wanted to have some definitions so I tried Hydroxycut (Regular) and religiously followed the recommended dosing. After 8 weeks of use, I lost a total of 23 lbs. I felt the effect mostly in my abs. Though I did not attain my dream of having a 6-pack abs, I was happy as it became flat from size 34 to 30. You must stop after 8-10 weeks of using this product as your body needs to rest of any artificial chemical. I weaned myself off with any fat burners as I have maintained by weight at 145 lbs.
This year, within the last six months, I was not able to do much workout & cardio due to my busy schedules and frequent out-of-town seminars/travels, my weight climbed to 158 lbs. So I decided to go back to fat burners again to help me loose some fats and gain my definitions back, however, this time I wanted to try a different product- HOT ROX...consumed 3 bottles but did not work as good as the Hydroxycut for me. I stopped for a month and switched to a different product -LIPO 6... consumed 3 bottles and felt no effect at all. My weight remained the same at 158 lbs no change. I then decided to use Hydroxycut again, but before I started I waited at least 3 weeks without taking any kind of fat burners. I found the new HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE! I followed the recommeded dosing of 1/1 caps x3d to 2/2 caps x3d and 3/3 caps thereafter. I am now on my 11th day and already lost 5 lbs (153 lbs). I go to the gym for weight training 2-3x/week and 1-2x/week cardio. So far I am happy with HH as I used to with regular hydroxycut strength before. This hardcore product is really hardcore. You get to loose fats/weight more quickly but it comes with lightheadedness, some headache and a little jittery & chest palpitations at times (w/c I never experience w/ regular hydroxycut). Yes, never take it 5-6 hrs close to bedtime as you will have interrupted sleep or may stay awake all night. Need to take lots of water due to its diuretic effect. I sometimes have diarrhea especially when eating fatty foods 30-60 mins of ingesting the pills (so avoid fatty/oily foods). Just a little concerned about the red-colored poops.... but I know it's from the content of the capsules not fresh blood.
So far, it looks like only Muscle Tech Hydroxycut (Hardcore) fat burners really work best (for me)! DO NOT merely take this product alone and do nothing else. You must exercise and eat right with lots of fluids if you take Hydroxycut Hardcore! STOP after 8 weeks - give your self a break! As what the label says... this product is not for everyone! Good Luck.
nearly divorcedAugust 29, 2006
Reviewer: Weight loss...not worth the loss, of family. from midwest usa
yep, it changed my husband...he's crabby, nervous and very impatient. Would like to know more about effects on mood and behavior. Even the natural chemical are dangerous... Weight loss can be achieved with out headache, tremmors, palpitations and mood swings. Hard to be happy when you feel crappy! Don't see the weight loss and he keeps on taking it. Cant get him off it and it is damaging his body, mind and spirt. And his family.
so far so goodAugust 28, 2006
Reviewer: Cheryl from toronto, ontario
well, i picked up a bottle of HHardcore from a local GNC. I used to take the white bottle as well.. and i would feel really energized and jittery. I thought the HH would be much stronger. I have only been on it for 2 days. I just take 1x a day so far.. way below the recommended dosage.
The first time i took it, i jogged much longer than usual...but i didnt really feel an effect or feel jittery.
I took one today with my lunch and same thing, didnt feel anything. I do not feel jittery or energized.
So maybe it works well with some ppl and not well with others.
My body is very sensitive to supplements and i cannot take any pills with caffeine. But so far..the HH are working well as far as not feeling wired and wierd. I would recommend it but go slow. Let your body get used to it first and then start increasing the pills a day.
pretty ok!August 25, 2006
Reviewer: Anonymous from Canada
HH works, but not as great as i had intended before starting to take it. I have bad stomach pains all the time, headaches, extremely anxious and jittery. I have lost a few pounds in the last few weeks tho. Mainly in my stomach area. It is defiently worth trying it out because once you start to lose those couple pounds you really start to look and feel great.
Hydorxycut didn't work for me!August 23, 2006
Reviewer: Shona from UK
I don't have much weight to lose (7lbs max!) and work out regularly. Just wanted some "assistance" to fine-tune. Used Schwartzlabs "Maximum Pump" a few years ago and experienced fantastic results. This is like eating chocolate in comparison - no weight loss (in fact, I gained!), no appetite loss, and no increase in energy. Very disappointed!
this stuf is dangerous rubbishAugust 22, 2006
Reviewer: Jason from N.Ireland
i bought the hydroxycut with Ephedra, took one tablet and felt like crap, thought i was gonna take a heart attack, so i stoped taking them, waste of money, they should be ilegal, i had the worse sleep that night than i have ever had, i think it was cause me heart was beating funny
SSRI warning is no joke...August 05, 2006
Reviewer: A healthy 47 year old woman from California, USA
If you're taking an SSRI for depression/anxiety, be extremely cautious with Hydroxycut Hardcore. I took only one pill, each day, for the past two days. I followed the dosing instructions and had a meal within 30 to 60 minutes. I was glued to the sofa feeling very jittery and NAUSEOUS for the next five hours, then felt wiped out like I'd been jacked-up on speed for a couple of days. I did not take my anti-depressant medication until after these effects had completely subsided. Although I did actually lose a pound, I basically scared the heck out of myself and felt somewhat foolish for putting myself through it the second day, but I had to be sure. ;-)
I was truly looking forward to using this stuff to break through the three-month-twenty-pound-plateau I've been stuck on while doing NutriSystem since the beginning of the year. Darn - I guess adding to my exercises routine is the remaining option.
Just wanted to share my experience. Your mileage may vary. Good luck!
I don't know about this stuff...August 03, 2006
Reviewer: Average joe from hollywood, ca
I just got a bottle of HH today. This stuff seems to be very popular here in Hollyweird because every gnc and gnc outlet was out of it except for one. I'm a stranger to working out and exercising and dieting...I'm 40 and have never done anything to stay in shape and now want to drop 20 lbs. and look decent again.
I've taken ephedra (for kicks, not working out) in the past, I've taken tons of other crap for energy and energy boosting from Vivarin to Metabolife to Xenadrine, etc. I've NEVER had any problems with anything before - I've partied heavy, not a wimp. This Hydroxycut Hardcore is HARDCORE! I took 3 pills around 2pm, then another 3 around 7pm and went for a hike (I know, I know...WAY over the recommended dosage for a beginner)...right now I am completely out of my mind and feel like I've been doing crystal meth for 5 days straight. I'm seriously concerned and there is NO WAY I'm going to put more than one or two of these pills in my system per day after this. Be careful! This is not metabolife or anything close, this stuff is out of control. I also felt a "stabbing pain" where I believe my liver is. I don't know anything about red poop, but I've been peeing every 10 minutes for the last 4 hours and I have zero appetite, but am forcing water into my system hoping to flush it all out or to make sure I don't dehydrate myself in to the hospital. Hopefully if I am able to get to sleep soon, I'll actually wake up in the morning alive and well. Don't take more than the recommended dosage of this stuff, and most likely you should take less. Again, I'm no gym rat and not accustomed to working out and taking huge amounts of suppliments...but I HAVE done my share of partying and this stuff is stronger than any coccaine I've ever seen. I have no doubt that if you were to take 5 or 6 of these at once, you will probably die!
breaking outAugust 01, 2006
Reviewer: Luis from usa
i recentely started using the pill and im on my second week im breaking out and feeling shakey at times.... but i feel good and energetic... does it eventaully go away????????????????
need to knowJuly 30, 2006
Reviewer: Josh19cos from usa
i have never taken hydroxycut hardcore, but i do know alot about weightlifting products. this is a warnging to most of you on this board, the product it taken to define big muscles. not to loss weight & could be dangerous for you. you may want to consider a different prodcut that is more for fat loss.
HeadachesJuly 12, 2006
Reviewer: Rhonda from Shreveport, LA
The product works great. Less appetite and more energy. But watch out for the headaches when you stop taking them. It's more than a caffeine headache. It is a fierce migraine headache that lasts for 2 days. Over the counter headache meds help but not much. Excedrin Migraine dulls it only and it has caffeine in it.
energy+++June 17, 2006
Reviewer: Jim from brockton
i just picked up hardcore today and took the dosage it recommended for the 1st day and 1hr later i went for my usual jog and instead of doing 2 miles i was able the go 3 miles no problem this stuff is great and i know it can only get better.
Hydroxycut HardcoreMay 22, 2006
Reviewer: HARDCORE from Fairfield, Ct
I don't know what the other reviews are talking about. Hardcore is one of the best products that I have taken since the ephedra based fat burners. I have been on Hardcore for 3 weeks at the full dose, and my results are great. In the last year I have dropped to some impressive numbers, but I reached some plateaus that were becoming increasingly harder and harder to surpass and it sent me on a path to find a product that could help me. Hardcore became that product.
3 of my friends have started on Hardcore, so I have seen varying side effects. Here are the cold hard facts about what has happened to my body while on Hardcore. My heart rate increases to a max of 20% over my usual standing h/r after a dose and remains elevated for roughly 5 hours while dropping off slowly over the whole span. My blood pressure also has been noted slightly higher, yet for me lightheadedness and the shakes are minimal but one of my friends reports that he feels them often. I have felt at times that my body temp may be raised however I never was able to notice any increase in physical temp. The main effect of this supp that I see is its diuretic properties, and it has increased my digestion significantly. The reds are funny so enjoy them.. But people, read..Muscletech even labels this product as "not being for everyone" so don't take something called Hardcore unless your able to put up with some side effects.
And finally after reading some of the other reviews I really want to stress that these products are only for temporary use.. don't continue use of these products for months at a time. Your body will level off and the efficiency of anything will slowly dwindle over time.. I find the best results come when you use no more than 2 bottles of anything back to back.
damn it! :)May 18, 2006
Reviewer: Jay Garcia from FLA, USA
I USED to take the hydroxycut in the white bottle and felt the "jitters" and actual chest pains. No lie. I only ended up taking it for a week before I quit it. But these Hardcore ones aren't affecting me at all... which is weird because I assumed it would rip me apart. I tolerate them really well, and have found that when working out every other day and walking every night I feel absolutely nothing. It's when I pop the pills and sit at my office that I feel a quicker heart beat. It's all about being moderately or more active when you take 'em. I started a week ago and lost 3 pounds. So far so good!
great fat burnerMay 17, 2006
Reviewer: Jean from pittsburgh, pa
Just like anything else in today's world, products do not work the same for everyone. Hydroxycut Hardcore has enabled me to lose pounds and inches. I workout daily and run 2 miles three times a week. Also, working out is not my life. I have a job that requires me to go to work 45 hours a week and a life beyond the gym. Set realistic goals and expect different results from everyone else.
as to the addictionMay 13, 2006
Reviewer: Russell from Texas
To the person who asked about the addiction factor. I havent taken it for long enough to know about serious addictions. However, with the levels of caffeine you should expect at least a moderate addiction. Just as people who drink a lot of sodas and coffee...you will probably get headaches for a few days after you stop taking them.
Might be too powerful... I like it!!May 09, 2006
Reviewer: Tammy from Sterling, VA
I started taking the pills about a week ago. It raises your heart a little bit too much and I get to shaky but I have been fighting that by getting busy.. it's great I get everything done twice as fast now!! I have lost like 6 pounds but no change on my body fat percentage... but I can't blame the pills b/c I haven't been able to work our as much this week.. imagine what will do for me when I start my full workout again! I can't take it after 4pm b/c I won't be able to go to bed! It has reduced my appetite A LOT but I need to be carefull b/c with this pills I need GOOD nutrition and be fully hydrated! U need to make sure u eat 30 to 60 min after you take the pills, I didn't once and got really sick! Try it.. I like so far.. its not a game,I know that.. this pills are loaded!!
Withdrawls?May 09, 2006
Reviewer: Jessica from Seattle, WA USA
I have been reading all the reviews. I am a new user to this. I don't want a product that I can become addicted to. Has anyone felt withdrawls when trying to stop using this product?
taken for 2 monthsApril 17, 2006
Reviewer: Cindy from Lincoln, NE
I have taken hydroycut for about 2 months now and have noticed a little change. I really don't think that I have really lost weight but I feel that I have maybe lost inches in the waist. I am sure that it would probably work better if I took them during the weekends, but the weekends I wanted to give my body a break. I have not noticed any increased energy or any changes at all. I do get really tired during the day though and not sure if it could be the pills or if I am just not getting enough sleep.
you can feel it burnMarch 29, 2006
Reviewer: Julia from lawton, ok
i am currently taking harecore hydroxycuts and man i can tell you that they make me feel so energetic.i feel like an althelic i ran 6 miles non stop.love it never use anything else thats for sure. they work im willing to bet you if you take them you will want to get physical.
Hydroxycut is GREATMarch 28, 2006
Reviewer: Errie from Caribbean
I have taken the old hydroxycut before and i found it to have some side effects, but now i'm on the new hydroxycut and it is just great it cut my appetite and i'm dropping the weight like crazy all you have to do is stick to healty eating and exercise every other day and it will work!! Trust me if it's working for me it wil work for you too!!!
hydroxycut hardcoreMarch 18, 2006
Reviewer: ~Lea~ from Seattle, WA USA
I have actually just started taking hydroxycut hardcore about 4 days ago. I get alot of energy and I can see a difference in my weight also. Within these 4 days I have lost 2 1/2 inches off my waist and I really feel great. That was just on takeing 1 pill twice a day. Now I'm on the 2 pill a day cycle and I bet it'll work even better.
THE NEW HYDROXYCUT HARDCOREMarch 14, 2006
Reviewer: Curious one from new york, new york
i heard theres a new hydroxycut called hardcore. i was wondering if anyone has tried it they say its a liquid form in the capsule and its the closest to ephedra any one has ever come. did anyone else hear about this or use it please let me know i would like to try it but i dont want to waste any money on it.
it works for me!!!!March 11, 2006
Reviewer: Vanessa from Lancaster, Pa
i have been using Hydroxycut for 2 weeks now and really like the results. My portions are smaller and i have the energy to complete my workouts. My question is ..are you allowed to eat between meals. It says to take the pill 30 to 60 minutes before eating. However how much time should pass after eating before you take the pill? I am afraid I am not eating enough and would like to have a fruit between lunch and dinner.
Disappointed in New Hydroxycut (ephedra & caffeine free)March 06, 2006
Reviewer: Herndon from Washington, DC
I'm trying to stop people from wasting their money! I read a bunch of great reviews about Hydroxycut before I purchased it. It sounded like it would work for me. I'm already pretty fit, just need to add muscle definition and tone (maybe drop 8 pounds or so). I'm not really into the weight loss, it's more about inches with me. Anyway, I followed the dosage directions to the tee, and received ABSOLUTELY NO results! I'm am very disgusted and disappointed. More than 5 years ago I had used Ripped Fuel (with Ephedra) and experienced phenomenal results. Now that I know what ephedra can do, I am not willing to risk my health with ephedra products, but am looking for something with those same results. Hydroxycut is definitely NOT IT!
It worksMarch 02, 2006
Reviewer: Getting skinnier from Phoenix, AZ USA
I have been taking the "new" Hydroxycut for about 2 weeks and it has helped with my workouts. I just recently started to do Pilates and Aerobics and it is just burning fat like crazy. I have not seen a big weight loss though, only about 3 pounds, but I notice my stomach is flatter and my love handles are shrinking, I feel better about myself.
I have had no sleeping problems either- I take 2 in the early am around 7:00am and 2 more in the afternoon about 12:00pm, none after 2:00pm. My eating is much better, especially my portions, they have gotten smaller and I get filled too.
I am very pleased with the new product.
great stuffJanuary 09, 2006
Reviewer: Cameron from Cleveland
Ive only been taking hydroxycut for about two weeks but Ive been on an intense workout and eating routine for about 6 mos in which i lost about 90 lbs of fat and gained 20 lbs of muscle, this supplement helped me lose the stubborn fat and I am extremely pleased with the results thus far. The only complaint that i have is the felling of restlessness and loss of sleep but its worth it to me. No pain no gain.
HydroxycutDecember 19, 2005
Reviewer: Pumpkin Head from Alabama
Well...I've been using Eph-Free for about 8 weeks straight now. Definitely noticed a fat loss; with no weight loss. It got me pumped at first...built up a tolerance...not much of a motivational tool anymore. No jittery, nervous paranoia feelings though.
Energy Booster Top!; plus weight loss: a bonusNovember 08, 2005
Reviewer: Lindsey from New York, USA
I bought this product to increase my energy. I would be suffering from unexplainable chronic fatigue, even to the point of disabling me to go about my daily chores.
After only take 3 tabs/day for a week I felt great. Much to my surprise, now 2 months later I have lost near enough 10 lbs, without any specific effort. I do workout big time daily, but so I did in the past (so no difference there). So eventhough I did not need to loose any weight, it just happened without dietary nor exercise changes.
I think Hydroxycut is great.
anonymousOctober 24, 2005
Reviewer: Anonymous from USA
This product gives awesome energy! I didn't feel slow, groggy, or sleepy and it took away my feeling of having to eat all the time. Unfortunately, I only took it for 2 days. I took one pill in the morning and one in the afternoon and never at night because I didn't want to have problems sleeping. The bad news is that it was giving me rapid heart beat and irregular heart beat. It was very scary so I stopped. I wish I could have continued taking it.
Hydroxycut... Not 4 EveryoneMarch 02, 2005
Reviewer: Josh from Huntington Beach, Ca
I started using Hydroxycut about a month ago and was 6'2" 245 lbs @ 14% bodyfat. I wanted to drop 20 lbs in two months. I generally just lift heavy, but since I wanted to lose fat I incorporated running and less carbs/more protein shakes into my diet. Within 4 1/2 weeks I lost the 20 lbs, and dropped down to 9% bodyfat, not to mention losing 3" on my waist. HOWEVER I will say that I have a VERY high tolerance to caffeine or any drug for that matter. I didn't notice any of the other people's symptoms such as irritableness or weird sleeping habits, but like I said I have a high tolerance. For me this worked great, and I actually had to stop taking it early because I didn't want to lose anymore weight.
the killerFebruary 02, 2005
Reviewer: Harold from Manila, Philippines
ever wondered why muscletech produced the caffeine free hydroxycut? because users of the ephedra free hydroxycut went nuts! yes, its true. once you reach the 9 caps dose a day, the caffeine will make you irritable and to some extent irrational in behavior and paranoid. Geee whiz! i really liked this product at first because even if i didn't follow a diet plan, i was losing fat by numbers! 20 lbs in a month and i wasn't even decreasing my food intake! its really amazing, but be sure that if you take this, you should prepare for the sudden attitude break out.too much caffeine! i strongly suggest you do NOT take this product despite the good fat loss benefits.your mental health is at stake here.
Hydroxy Cut - Effects & Side EffectsDecember 01, 2004
Reviewer: Abhishek from UAE
Hi , I have been using Hydroxycut for over 2 months now with varying doses.
I have reached 12 pills a day for some weeks but now after achieving the desired results I have started reducing it to 1 per day.
The only thing I need to specify here is that the pill is great till you keep on using it but once you reduce the dose it starts playing with your mental agility & alertness.
I have started experiencing laziness & need to go to sleep often. The energy levels have of course gone down but the worse effect is the irritable nature & need to eat more and more.
I would suggest anybody who is about to start on this pill is that you should be very clear in your mind that you'll have to keep using it in small doses to prevent any of the above problems.
Thanks for giving me a platform to express my views.
I used Hydroxycut EFNovember 04, 2004
Reviewer: Sue H. from Florida USA
I am a 'mature' female bodybuilder and have been taking Ephedrine free Hydroxycut for about 3 weeks. I started with the recommended dose of 1 three times daily for the first week, then 2 three times daily and now take the full dose of 3 three times daily.
I experienced a bit of a buzz at the beginning of the program and now feel as though my sleep is disturbed a little, although nothing serious. (I rest during the day, which is also great recovery for muscles)
I have lost 3 pounds and a lot of fat. Since I workout with a trainer and heavy weights, I have not lost a lot of poundage but have noticed a great improvement on my overall physical appearance and my clothes fit very well, in a relatively short period of time.
I would recommend this product to anyone who is healthy and is looking for muscle definition and fat reduction.
It is also a good idea to use Creatine and L-Glutamine, especially after a workout and loads of Protein. A good multivitamin is a must!