Hydroxycut Hardcore Review: Caffeine-Powered Hydroxycut
Over the years, Muscle Tech’s popular Hydroxycut fat burner has been modified several times, mostly to deal with changing supplement laws. Initially, Hydroxycut was “the” ephedra stack, and many people who contact us still rue the day that this popular product was discontinued.
Alas, there’s nothing we can do about that, so instead we’ll have to consider the hydroxycut hardcore version.
This newest version of hydroxycut is made up of four proprietary complexes…
1. Proxyclene Fat Loss Blend: the “fat burning” heart of this compilation, the bulk of this blend is made up of green tea (an ingredient that shows some weight loss promise—see this review for complete details) and lots and lots and lots of caffeine (about 600 mg for a full day’s worth of caps).
This is definitely not a product for anyone who is sensitive to stimulants, nor anyone with high blood pressure or heart issues.
Pregnant women need to be careful too, as high levels of caffeine can impact fetal growth.
Additionally, there may be an issue of caffeine withdrawal once you try to stop taking the product (caffeine withdrawal is recognized as a disorder).
In fact, if you must experiment with this product, we’d recommend starting with a single capsule to assess your sensitivity.
On its own, caffeine has a well established record as a thermogenic, and does deliver mild weight loss results (see Am J Clin Nutr. 1989 Jan;49(1):44-50, Am J Clin Nutr. 1980 May;33(5):989-97). It also cheaply and effectively addresses the most common complaint of dieters; lack of energy.
When present in combination with green tea, it seems to be somewhat more effective (Obes Res. 2005 Jul;13(7):1195-204), and is a common one-two punch in many fat burner supplements.
This blend also also contains white willow bark, which is standardized for salicin.
In the old days, white willow bark was often used as the aspirin element of the now illegal ephedra / caffeine / aspirin stack.
There is no reason to believe aspirin (in any format) offers similar, synergistic benefits in non-ephedra compilations. The benefits it will provide are similar to those provided by aspirin; pain relief and a mild anti-inflammatory action. Of course, how effectively asprin works is largely dose dependent, and we have no idea how much salicin is included here.
Lastly you will find Aspidosperma quebracho blanco, likely included here for its ability to lower blood pressure and also its diuretic properties.
2. Norepidrol Intensity Focus Blend: This element of the formula is probably the greatest use to athletes, but will provide benefits to anyone. It contains
- Deanol: enhances memory and mood and boosts physical energy.
- Xanthinol nicotinate: a potent form of niacin which boosts memory and cognitive function.
- Evodia rutaecarpa: a Chinese fruit that some claim burns fat by increasing the body’s production of heat, as well as reducing the body’s ability to store fat. Early animal studies confirm this effect, but there’s no human-based evidence yet.
- Inula racemosa extract: standardized for alantolactone, a compound that displays antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Codonopsis: often used as an alternative to ginseng, this compound may stimulate the central nervous system and increase endurance.
3. Lasidrate Delivery Blend: this element of the hydroxycut hardcore formula contains a choice blend of ingredients that improve the bioavailability of this product — the body’s ability to absorb and utilize all the ingredients.
4. Yohimacore Yohimbine Blend: Yohimbine is the active compound of Yohimbe, which is derived from the bark of an African tree. Yohimbe is reported to facilitate muscle growth, and because of its effect on the central nervous system (Yohimbe acts upon alpha-2 adrenergic receptors), may encourage weight loss (studies indicating weight loss are promising but not revolutionary — see Isr J Med Sci. 1991 Oct;27(10):550-6).
Evidence also validates its “lipid-mobilizing action.”
That said, yohimbe isn’t a benign ingredient — people with high blood pressure or kidney disease should avoid Yohimbe containing products, as well as women who are, or who may become pregnant.
There’s also some concern about combining Yohimbe with ephedra and other stimulants (could lead to variations in blood pressure levels) or antidepressants.
Bottom line on Hydroxycut Hardcore?
The combination of green tea and caffeine is the equivalent of a thermogenic “no-brainer” and ensures this product will deliver some fat burning results (the other ingredients are simply “icing on the cake”).
Throwing yohimbe into the mix doesn`t make this product a whole lot more effective, but it does ensure it will probably tear your head off and leave you anxious and jittery, unless you are very experienced using stimulant based fat burners (again, if you insist on experimenting, always begin with the smallest dosage to assess your tolerance).
Of course, how much you “get” from this product depend on your own diet and exercise program, both of which are necessary if you expect to see any results at all. In fact, many of the over 100 people who left comments on Hydroxycut on our feedback site indicated that what they liked best about Hydroxycut Hardcore was that it allowed them to work out harder for longer, or alternatively, provide them with the boost necessary to make it to the gym in the first place.
Like many of the better fat burners available, Hydroxycut Hardcore can help, but it will not work miracles on its own.
Read more Hydroxycut Hardcore user reviews here!
|Summary of Hydroxycut Hardcore|
December 11, 2007
I bought Hydroxycut Hardcore the 210 bottle and thought what a great way to start my weight loss program. Today was my first day to take it and I thought I would die.
I took one pill in the morning at 8am and went to work. I felt out of breath by 10am. I must admit I was awake and alert. I got a lot of work done. By 4pm I took the 2nd pill. My chest started to hurt at about 6pm and it felt like my heart was going to explode through the front of my chest to my back.
I went to the bathroom three times today and YES it was very dark red almost black poo.
I drank 9 full 8oz bottles of water today and peed like crazy. It’s now 9:35pm and I’m ready for bed but don’t think i’m going to be able to sleep at all. I’m not sure I recommend this at all.
November 20, 2007
drink the required amount of water; exercise like a champ; it works only for those who can sacrifice like crazy……..but that goes without saying all supplements do not work as good as this one…
December 11, 2007
I tried a bottle of it which lasted a month – month and a half.
I play volleyball and started running 5 days a week. I also ate a healthy diet along with it and it worked to help you loose weight, but I noticed a lot of the side effects which outweighed it’s positive effects.
The positives was I probably lost about 2 pounds a week, and I’m not really overweight just trying to slim down so that’s pretty good. Also it has really good appetite suppressants.
The negatives were the caffeine makes you shake like crazy, and I couldn’t exercise when I took this pill — it made my heart beat so rapidly. My regular workout on the treadmill was super hard and made me sweat a lot.
December 9, 2007
So on Friday I decided to spend 60 bucks on Hydroxycut Hardcore. The next day I woke up exhausted, took 1 pill and felt energized the entire day.
At 5 pm I took another pill and lifted for 2 hours straight. I’m and obese male, 5’8 300 pounds. I’ve only taking this product for 2 days and I noticed results. I lost 15 pounds ladies and gentlemen. I have high blood pressure and my heart wasn’t pounding out of my chest.
In fact I feel better now than I did before. For the fact that the product still burns fat while your asleep makes waking up worthwhile. Its like a new day for me everyday as I literally see positive results to my body. Now lets see what 2 pills twice a day does lol.
December 14, 2007
I took Hydroxycut Hardcore on and off for a year. I am pretty athletic and try to run as much as I can, but don’t get to it often. Hydroxycut was a great way to keep the lbs from adding on during sedentary times and is AMAZING as a pre-workout energy kick!
As for the bad part of it all, I found that Hydroxycut made me EXTREMLY jittery and nauseous. If you don’t drink alot of water, and plan on working out hard, don’t! I experienced pretty bad dehydration from adding the product without upping my water intake.
So final word is, if you can handle the jitters, and you are serious about taking care of your body while putting it through this, GO FOR IT!
January 7, 2008
I am 5’4 138lbs …I just started using Hydroxycut hardcore today to slim down to 120lbs.
I take 3 pills at 12pm and another serving of 3 at 6pm. I feel nauseous and tired. Do u think i should still be taking it?
January 8, 2008
Hydroxycut hardcore really worked for me. I’m 5’11 my normal weight is around 200lbs and when my girlfriend got pregnant I basically did too.
I got up all the way to 262lbs because I was eating everytime she did. When my daughter was born in April I wanted to get back to how I used to be so I started eating healthy. I worked out either weight training or cardio 5 times a week and got down to 210lbs but hit a wall for almost a month and couldn’t lose any weight.
So I looked around for something to help out a little and found hydroxy in a little over 3 months on hydroxy I’m now 177lbs and in great shape. I got over the hump because of hydroxycut and never looked back.
I had steady weight loss even when I wasn’t going to the gym as much as before because of work the weight lose was still steady.
January 8, 2008
Bought this today, iffy on starting it tomorrow after reading some bad reviews.
I’m only 16, any opinions anybody?
January 10, 2008
I have been working out for about 6 months now. I have taken hydroxycut at 2 month intervals, therefore a total of 3 months — this was suggested by a nutritionist.
It worked for me. I have went from 245 pounds to 200, and my muscle mass has gained considerably. However, like suggested, the pill won’t work on its own, you need to have a full workout and a good diet.
I tried a bottle over the summer where I was on a break from my workout, and it had no effect. However when working out, it almost doubles the results.
I do recommend it, the side effects are not that bad, however it will make you a bit hyper, and sometimes it can be hard to have a good sleep when on it; which is essential to muscle recovery.
Therefore I take my portions early in the gym; the first in the morning with a good breakfast, and the second at around half day right before or after my workout with a protein shake; that works the best and I can sleep well at night.
January 13, 2008
I have used other thermogenic supplements in the past and they have worked for what I need them for. Since my use of Hydroxycut Hardcore I have lost 11 pounds in 9days. I must meet my height and weight in order to return to the military. I must be at 200 lbs or below. I have no doubt in my head with the workout program I have and my diet I don’t see how I wouldn’t make the weight!
Last year I used Hydroxycut Hardcore for 5 weeks and I lost 37 pounds Starting weight (236) finishing weight (199) finish. No one has paid me to write this add, this is a true statement by a real person and I’m not here to fill you up with a bunch of nonsense.
Just remember you only get what you put into it. You have to workout hard you, have to cut your diet so that you get what you need without eating junk and drinking a lot of water is a must with this product!
In addition I have also used animal cuts — works great but if you can’t handle the amount of caffeine this is not recommended (you will get the shakes and feel sick). Other than what I just mentioned this works as long as you make it work.
January 17, 2008
After using Hydroxycut Hardcore for about two weeks I can say it is not for me. It is a great supplement but due to its side effects of anxiety, which I think was caused due to the equal amount of caffeine in one serving of the supplement to that in about 3 cups of coffee.
This is a great amount of caffeine esecially if you take two servings of the supplement (this is about 750mg of caffeine in a day). My body then developed a caffeine dependency. When not on the supplement I had a tremendous amount of anxiety. The side effects were: not being able to concentrate, nervousness, and irratibility.
The supplement did suppress my appetite and was great if you take it before a workout, but the negative effects was not worth the benefits.
However, I will be turning to the Hydroxycut product with no caffeine.
January 17, 2008
Hydroxycut Hardcore is not a miracle pill in any respect. It is a thermogenic that helps the body burn fat and increase energy for training. I am a 21 year old track runner, and i need to cut down after I bulked up for sprinting.
The bottom line is this pill does work, moreover if you don’t workout or eat right don’t expect to shed the pounds. This product has a huge amount of caffeine, so if you are sensative to caffeine be cautious of the dosage.
Hydroxycut Hardcore is a great product, if you stick with the training you will see the results.
January 18, 2008
I fell into the hype and used the product. I noticed some results but nothing miraculous.
My main issue with this product is its high doses of caffeine. My sleep patterns messed up my life style so bad that I had to stop taking the product. As soon as I stopped I went through severe caffeine withdrawal.
Be aware, this product is basically like drinking massive amounts of coffee. You’ll burn fat, but there are some side effects.
January 22, 2008
I have some good and bad feedback regarding this product. I originally started taking this product about 7 months ago. I changed my diet and began exercising. I followed the recommended dosing to a T.
The only thing that happened was anxiety, disturbed sleep patterns (no matter what time of day I took them), and jitters like crazy. I literally had to leave work one day because I felt so much tension and anxiety. I felt as if my heart was going to explode, yet I was going in slow motion! Needless to say, the scale NEVER moved (about 3 weeks to a months use) and it seemed as if the weight increased, and so I stopped using them and gave up on my weight loss altogether.
About a month ago I decided to REALLY go for my goals. I started the South Beach Diet and began working out 5-6 days a week (cardio and weight training). I have lost about 5-6 lbs, but more importantly, inches in this time. Initially, I just did the diet and exercise, but about a week and a half into it, I started taking just 1 pill of H.Hardcore right before my workout and got great energy results!
I now take 2 pills before my workout and I can EASILY do an hour of Cardio and still have tons of energy to get my strength training in, as well!
Will I ever follow it as recommended? NO! It’s too strong for me, I guess, and achieved no results doing so. I do, however, LOVE IT as a pre-workout supplement to give me that boost! I know slow and steady wins the race, and I’m fine with losing weight the healthy way.
I have about a weeks worth of pills of the H.Hardcore left, and at that point will be getting the Lean System 7. If the only result I get from that product is the energy boost, I’ll still be a happy camper. But I have a better feeling going into that one! Will be back to post my results regarding LS7!
January 29, 2008
I’ve been working out and taking Hydroxycut Hardcore for the past four days. I’m 5’5 and 150lbs – The only thing I’ve notice thus far is feeling fuzzy headed, slight nausea, moodiness, and strange to say — TIRED?
My boyfriend has noticed that I’ve been tired only a few hours after taking this 2 pills. When I first started taking the one pill dose I felt as though I had a LOT of energy.
I weighed myself after only a few days thinking perhaps I will see at least ONE POUND or something gone.
Nope! Nothing yet. I will continue to endure the crappy side effect for another week, and if I haven’t lost any weight by then, I’m taking it back. This stuff is expensive and so not worth the money.
I exercise, eat right and have for the past few months been drinking tons of water!
If anyone has any other suggestions, please e-mail me at [email protected]
January 28, 2008
Hydroxycut works for me, but as many of you out there I notice a increase in my heart rate when working out when I upped my dosage to 2 pills twice a day. I cut the dosage to 1 pill twice a day, and usually 1 before my work out and it has worked like a charm since then. 12 lbs lost with a diet that involves not stuffing myself up food and drinking large amounts of water. I recommend this products to those who want to lose the body fat, but you have to work yourself hard in order to see results. I also combine this hydroxycut with muscle milk and a whole body cleanse to get rid of the unwanted things in your digestive system.
February 7, 2008
I just started taking hydroxycut hardcore about a week ago and I can’t belive how much it has cut my appetite. I have already lost a few lbs. without working out — this is money well spent!
February 7, 2008
I used hydroxycut hardcore for a year and a half (off and on, totally maybe 9 months). The first 2 months it was a miracle — I lost 10 lbs without excercise. By the 4th month I had lost 20 lbs! (I was 6″, 202 lbs–> 182 ). Wow!
But after that I saw no change, I hit a plateau.
I’m waiting for more miracles, but after that first initial period, I just experienced just side effects (hot body, hot/dry mouth/throat, heart racing, extreme anxiety, insomnia).
These were killing me, so I stopped taking it –still have 4 big bottles of it left!
April 11, 2016
Hey bob had the same side effects as you did, how long did it last ya? And what did you do to get it out of your system? Just wanted to know I’ve been having the side affects over a week now
February 8, 2008
I used Lipo 6x for 3 months and then switched to Hydroxycut as I did have any noticable results except that I had had felt a pump while working out.
After switching to Hydroxycut Hardcore for three months I have seen the results I wanted.
I had an upset stomach in the beginning and also loose stools but not anymore. I have been working out regularly at least 2 days a week just focusing on 1 body part and following a healthy diet plan.
It worked for me … I can now see my definition of my 6 pack also. At 39 years having a distended midsection and stubborn visceral fat, I had lost hope of seeing my midsection. This stuff really works, but you have to be committed to having a healthy diet and exercise.
February 8, 2008
You have 4 bottles of Hydroxycut left? You can send them to me — seriously!
Ramzi — [email protected]
February 14, 2008
I’ve been using Hydroxycut hardcore for a little while and I’ve read a lot of the reviews on this and I came to the following conclusion.
It is a great product, as long as you do the right thing. First of all – exersice. Don’t go crazy on the exersice, all you need to do is to sweat — running, bycicling and things like that. Believe me, you will sweat.
It freaks youm out if you over do it with the doses so for the first few days you really need to find out what your dose is. I was fine with the two pills a day but I had to get used to it for longer in order to take the 4 per day. I heard some people had to start with just one pill a day.
Not every product is perfect but you can make it work just right by keeping your self healthy…. and please dont eat anything tht has to do with bread after 5pm.
End results: Really, I don’t weight myself… I look at myself in the mirror. I have a full six pack, my muscles are visibles but not annoyingly gross.
I lost a bunch of FAT… seriously…. and that is because I ate healthy, exercised healthy, kept my meals just right and kept myself to the right dose of Hydroxycut.
February 20, 2008
I have been using it for a few weeks and have been seeing a decrease in the ‘fat rolls’ or the stomach. I lost a couple of pounds the first week. At the start of the second, I also got on the protein shakes from the same company. So, I am putting the weight back on but in the form of muscle. I work out 6 days a week.
As far as side effects, if you follow the directions, it will be best for you body. I really didn’t have any side effects. I will say this, I have been in a little bit better mood.
Eat right, work out, and just do something with your body. Don’t take it with the mind set that you don’t have to do any else but take it and lose weight.
The biggest thing that I have had to work on while taking the product, is myself. Learning how to use self control, eat right and do something about how I was looking.
February 20, 2008
With me initial symptoms were nausea, a little dizziness, and yes, the red poop and gas. These went away after a few days (except for the red poop and gas). I only take it twice a day as opposed to three and with plenty of water. I never take it on an empty stomach or more than 15 minutes before eating.
Now that I am adjusted it gives me more energy for my workouts. The increased energy during workouts is what I believe contributes more to my weight loss than any ingredient in the supplement.
It has definitely helped me lose weight and improve my muscle definition. However, I would only recommend it to those that are on a regular diet AND exercise plan.
And more important is the fact that I told my doctor and at my regular checkups he does blood work to make sure all is well.
February 20, 2008
I have used the product for one month. I only took 3 pills every morning not the full dose.
Combined with weight training and running 2 miles per day I lost 22 pounds in 4 weeks.
I think it is a great product I just think half the people that take it sit on the couch. You can’t expect to see results without changing your lifestyle.
March 3, 2008
I have been using Hydroxycut Hardcore for about three months now and the results are close to what I expected. My beginning weight was 245lbs and I am currently trying to reach 175lbs to join the military.
My current weight is 200lbs and along with Hardcore I have stayed working out and a reasonable diet. (Yes, sometimes I do cheat on the weekends).
When using the product, I try not to use the maximum amount that is listed on the bottle. I heard about the jitters, nervousness and did not want to deal with that.
So after some calculations I only use two pills at a time and after my second dose, I take a muti-vitamin with food to control all my nutrients. This helps me take a nice smooth pace into the day and still feel the effects of the dosage.
March 7, 2008
I used this product for close to a year. I didn’t take the recommended amount all at once, but rather gradually worked my way up to 1 pill every 4 hours (4 a day).
I followed a decent low calorie diet, exercised randomly and lost 50lbs. I was very happy with the product and my weight loss until Oct when I had a stroke.
I am 43 years old and in good shape. They couldn’t find anything physically wrong with me to justify what happened so the doctors attributed it to the product.
According to their statistics, lot of women are having strokes at a young age from taking this type of diet product. I did have some warning signs a day or two before that I wish I hadn’t ignored, but it is what it is, right.
Just be careful and listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, then don’t do it or take it.
March 10, 2008
Hi, I am a 36 yr old female and a deputy sheriff, staying fit is a priority.
I have switched from the Hydroxycut Hardcore to the Hydroxycut Max and I couldn’t be more satisfied with it. It is a great tool for giving you the “Oomph” you need to get your workout started AND helps you maintain that energy level throughout your workout.
As far as a miracle pill… it’s not. You have to combine a sensible workout with it. However, it does in fact curb your appetite. The down side is you have to be careful. I find with this product, you tend to lose your appetite completely for hours.
Other than that, I’ve lost weight and gained muscle, I couldn’t be happier with this product and God knows, I’ve tried them all!
March 14, 2008
I have used Hydroxycut for 2 months now as a test.
It is part of my personal research. I’m currently in college taking Police Foundations, it’s my first year.
Through my learning in physical health and through research I have found that losing weight just in the mid-section of ones body is impossible. There is no such result from spot training (meaning you cannot just work out your abs and only lose weight in the stomach) there are few people in the world who can do this. (around 3%).
Hydroxycut only gives the body a stimulation of high caffeine.
There is only one solution to losing weight that I have learned and it’s not taking supplements.
20 minute exercise per day will give a 100% better result than taking Hydroxycut for a 3 month period. And your workout doesn’t have to be “UFC intense.” About 50 sit ups, 40 push ups and a little jog should do it. Oh and cutting back on chips, chocolate, and soft drinks help a ton.
The reason people will see an “effect” from Hydroxycut is that they do not eat or they start eating healthy or they start working out to “increase the effects”.
Trust me, this is the biggest waste of money and time. Get on the floor and get some sweat on you.
March 14, 2008
Oh people — just so you know…
I checked with a Licensed Physician and if you have Discolored Stool, no need to worry.
Any shade of red, or purple is fine its just the color in the pill.
BUT if you have solid dark black stools, you may want to be concerned as this can indicate internal bleeding.
March 24, 2008
I’m a 25 yr. old female, and my husband swears by this product. However, I noticed his lack of patience and his irritability, and even frequent anxiety.
I thought I’d be brave and try it, and I too was irritable. I tried to work out in the mornings, but I noticed my heart beating so fast I wasn’t able to perform as usual. So I stopped. I’d rather be in my normal frame of mind.
March 24, 2008
I have been using hydroxycut hardcore for 2 weeks and I love it. I have lost 9 lbs. I have energy to keep up with my 2 yr old son.
It doesn’t give me too much energy — its just the right amount. I would recommend this product if you need to lose 10 or more pounds. If you want to lose faster — watch what you eat, exercise and take the pills like you are supposed to!
March 31, 2008
I have been on the product for about a week now. I do like the kick from it and I am seeing more of my abs then I have in a while.
I am concerned though because I had some blood work done (coincidence) after using Hydroxycut Hardcore for 4 days and I had a very elevated AST level. This sent up red flags to my doctor who asked me to come back in a month to have a retest. I told her that I was taking HH and her reaction was like – “Oh OK that sounds about right then.”
It still concerns me. High levels of AST are a sign of liver damage. I have no proof that this is caused by the HH but I have never had elevated levels of AST in the past.
I am in the process of finding out more about this. Oh, and I agree with the people who claim that you will be using the bathroom more. I’m glad to hear that it isn’t just me. My initial reaction to using the product was like “I guess I am going to crap out the weight”.
April 3, 2008
I have had great results with this product. It’s not a miracle drug though. You have to stick to a diet plan or better yet, change the way you eat and have a regular workout plan. I’m a runner so this definitely helped me out. I found that I was able to last longer on my runs.
I did have the same side affects with the “red” stuff but I’ve never been in the habit of checking that stuff out so it didn’t really bother me.
I started out using 1 pill 2x day. After a week I moved up to the next level according to the chart on the bottle. It gave me the jitters and made my heart race. That chart is there for a reason. It’s to help you find your tolerance level. Mine was the first level and that’s what I ended up sticking with.
It’s a great product and very effective if used properly. It’s obviously not going to have the same effect on everyone, so don’t expect miracles. You get out of it what you put into it.
April 8, 2008
I tried it for three months, and I found it to be more of an energy booster rather than a fat burner. Over the three months, I lost 12 pounds. I cycled off it for six weeks and tried it again, but no results. I did not lose any weight, and during the Hydroxycut phases, I ate a low calorie diet, ran, and participated in weightlifting. I think it slightly worked the first time, but I think my body was used to the pill on my later attempts.
April 10, 2008
I have been taking hydroxycut for about 3 months now and I am proud to say that it has worked GREAT for me. I am about 5’7 and was around 160lbs and after about the first month I lost 20lbs. Now i’m at 125lbs. Also, the product helped to inhance my concentration and mood.
I drink 80fl ounces of water a day and work out for around an hour six days a week. I haven’t had the common symptom of red poop or jitteryness. It just makes me feel energized. I love it.
April 28, 2008
Hydroxycut Hardcore is amazing!
Let me just say that pre-product I weighed 224lbs. I started taking Hydroxycut on April 6th, and within a week I had already lost 7 pounds. I am now 217 and I feel great.
I did however combine the product with GNC Lean Shake. I also eat every 3 hours to keep my Metabolism up, I exercise 4 days out of the week, and I don’t eat after 8pm.
It’s been great!
My goal weight is 130lbs and I truly believe that I will achieve my goal by my birthday in 3 months!
Editor’s comments: It’s likely Kellee’s results are tied to the combination of smart diet, exercise, not eating after 8, and Hydroxycut Hardcore.
April 29, 2008
At about the age of 17 I started using these pills out of curiosity to see if they had worked, including Hydroxycut Hardcore.
When I first started using it I got the jitters and shakes for about 10 min because I took 3 pills at once. After about 10 min I started to feel a burning sensation in my body. I guess you could say a thermogenic experience.
So with my use of hydroxycut it basically suppressed my appetite, made me sweat a lot more, and kept me alert, but it was hard to wind down and fall asleep sometimes.
It also makes you use the bathroom a lot. Would not recommend to people who do not exercise regularly or are very unhealthy because it seems like the product would cause more harm then good.
May 1, 2008
I have tried several other diet pills,(Lipo 6, Jet Fuel, Ripped Fuel,a nd even the original Hydroxycut twice) and nothing has shown me results like Hydroxycut Hardcore.
I have been on it for only 3 weeks and have lost 14 lbs of fat. I think I gained some muscle mass so the weight itself wasn’t as much as it could’ve been.
But I am in the oilfield here in Texas. And when I left town 2 weeks ago to stay on location, I got in my head what I needed to do to stay focused.
I ate the right food, no junk food; drank ALL water, and only worked out for maybe an hour to an hour and a half at night.
I didn’t even work out a couple of nights. And 13 days later I get home and EVERYONE that saw me paid me compliments. Not only did it make me feel good, but it also gave me a reason to continue the product.
I started at 256Lbs and now at 242.5. I haven’t had any side effects, so I guess I’m just lucky. Maybe what they need on here is picture testimonials, just so people with results can compare.
So, drink all water, no junk food, and just do the right workouts with cardio. Yes it takes sacrifices, but until they invent the “miracle” pill that just takes the weight off, you will have to sacrifice. Talk to y’all soon.
May 6, 2008
I noticed by reading everyone else’s comments that they all got jittery and sick and I think that is probably because they took too much too soon.
When I bought my hydroxycut hardcore the lady told me to start out only taking one a day to give my body a chance to get used to it, then after one week increase to 2 times a day, then after 2 weeks 3 a day and then stop at that.
This worked great for me, I lost weight and never got any bad side affects.
May 13, 2008
I just recently went on Hydroxycut Hardcore to help lose some added weight from college and trim down. After only being on the product 9 days now I am already seeing its positive effects.
First off my energy has spiked without even having a cup of coffee in the morning. My drive to get to the gym and work out has gone through the roof, I have not missed a day at the gym since I took these pills.
Most notably is the fact that I have a very small appetite now. It is so easy for me to follow a really low calorie diet and stay away from the sweets with this product.
Take this product with a good multivitamin, drink at least 80 oz. (10 cups of water) a day and exercise around 30 minutes and you will see the results.
Like I said I am only 9 days into the product but I have probably dropped 5 lbs already. People are commenting about how my face looks thinner, the whole nine yards! IT WORKS!
May 13, 2008
Hydroxycut WORKS! I saw my abs become more and more defined each week. Which is what I needed because of my upcoming bodybuilding show. With a little hard work EVERYONE can and will see results!
June 26, 2008
I tried Hydroxycut Hardcore and yeah I dropped some pounds pretty quick actually. Following a good solid workout program really helps in any supplementation and now that I am about to go to the cross-fit program, I’ll bet the combination of Hydroxycut Hardcore and extreme strength conditioning will really help me surpass my intended goal of 200!
I start in one day! As a fitness specialist I know that most folks claim failure, and think only the pill works. You have to work hard to achieve your goals in anything you do. I work with a lot of people who used supplementation without proper education.
June 28, 2008
I have started using this product a week ago. I lift heavy for around 40 mins and hit the treadmill for around 20 mins in the evening. I am also using Optimum Nutrition’s Whey Gold.
I haven’t experienced any ill-effects (not even jitters) till now although I have been taking the full dosage since day one. (One reason I can think of is that I used to have a lot of black coffee before this so maybe my body is used to stimulants).
As far as results go, I haven’t started seeing anything as of yet, except maybe a bit more tightness around the chest area. (a problem area for me). Also my appetite has reduced somewhat.
July 7, 2008
I took hydroxycut for about two weeks, the entire time I was counting calories and doing taebo 2 hours daily.
The first day I took hydroxycut I felt extremely full, after eating half a sandwich I felt bloated and stuffed. I had to use the bathroom soon after- so I figured it would constantly decrease my appetite and increase my bowel movements.
Half way through the day, I felt like I had drank a few cups of coffee, sort of a little antsy, and a tiny bit of a flutter in my chest, like nerves or something. By the time I went to bed, I thought I was having a panic attack or going to die… seriously.
My heart was racing, like just jittery and I couldn’t control my breathing rate. Normal respiratory rate is 20, mine was 35. If I put my hand on my heart, I could feel the flutter. I was just so nervous.
I’ve had panic attacks, years before , but this was nothing like it. My hands were shaky, I was nervous, and I couldn’t control my thoughts. The only way I got through that night was by begging my friend to stay up and talk to me the entire time. Having a conversation kept me from relaxing and noticing how shaky and how loud my heart was pounding. But once we’d stop talking, I would notice my nerves.
Imagine trying to take a sip of water from a glass, but you keep shaking it. Now try to take a breath of air, but you keep shaking – and you just can’t seem to breathe properly, you either take in to much at once, or too little. That is how I felt on hydroxycut.
Truthfully I kept using it for one or two more days, thinking it was just the initial effect.
Eventually, I could only handle one pill a day, not the daily 6 recommended pills. Having one pill a day was useless for me, so I stopped taking it.
I hope you put this review up, or someone else’s that is similar, people need to know how strong the side effects of hydroxycut are. It is a definite common complaint among other users.
March 7, 2016
Jenny- Thanks for sharing your experience. I have had similar experience. After taking 2 pills a day I started noticing that my body and hands (more noticeably) were shaking… I started searching online and found I am not alone..
Initially I thought I got some serious illness issue and I need to see doctor but then I learnt Hydroxycut is the culprit. I don’t plan to use it going forward.
March 8, 2016
Thanks for sharing your experience with us and Jenny, Js!
July 2, 2008
Been on the product for the last week, shed 4 pounds.
The first day I’ve taken it, did not feel any affect for first part of my day, but after the second dosage before work, I felt really light headed and couldn’t concentrate on working. And I am server too, and noticed that I was shaking mostly in my hands when I was carry 2-3 cups of liquid. I was really afraid about the shaking and losing tips if I were to spill anything drinks on my guest. But those were just some side affect. After the first day and moved on to my second day and on I’ve noticed a great deal in focus and a BOOST in energy. I do not recommend taking the pills at 9:00 PM like myself and end up playing sports till 12AM and then running 2 miles at 1am. But hey it works, and I am happy. ALSO BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU DO WORKOUT AND I DO AGREE WITH THE FACT THAT YOU MAY WANT TO WORK OUT NEAR A RESTROOM. My stomach has been rather sensitive lately and although I have not experience the Blood shot red dookie doo doo. I do agree that it will and most likely will happen to the best of us.
July 25, 2008
I was very skeptical before purchasing hydroxycut. I was very much over weight, and needed something fast. I worked out regularly and ate well. Taking in the amount indicated on the bottle worked for me.
I had no side affects whatsoever. Its been a month and a half and I have officially reached my goal. My weight is back to its original amount.
I am very scared that if I stop using hydroxycut I’ll gain all the weight back. Keep in mind I work-out 4 days a week and eat 4 healthy meals a day.
I’ve heard from other reviews that a lot of customers reached their goals, stopped using hydroxycut and gained it all back. I’m also very worried about my blood pressure. I’m going to make a appointment with my doctor very soon.
July 24, 2008
I took hydroxycut for a week, I’ve always been an athletic person, during the time I took this product I was going to the gym about 3 times a week and doing other sports in between days.
My diet is low fat, low calorie, high protein was eating about 3-4 times a day healthy stuff – being doing this for a while so I know what healthy food is – also I was not really what most people call fat – I was 174 just wanted to drop a few more more pounds to be down to 165-168 and get back to my optimum weight when I used to surf. I’m 5’8.
I was doing fine with these pills the first days of the recommended dosage until I upped the dosage to 2 pills a day 2X. The first day I noticed muscles in my shoulders started twitching – which means either I wasn’t resting enough or my body wasn’t liking the amount of caffeine I was taking.
The second day was the worst. The second time i took the pills around 3pm – I was at my desk at work and all of a sudden I just felt like everything was going in slow motion – just like If I was high on some drug – of course I panicked.
I started noticing that my heart was going faster than usual yet my breathing was normal. I could not concentrate I felt like I lost all focus – then I got really anxious I was sure I was going to have a heart attack so I told my co-workers that i wasn’t feeling good and to keep an eye on me in case I fainted.
I just started to sipping a bunch of water and my protein shake and some food but the effects where still there. These lasted until night – eventually they wore off but I felt like I couldn’t focus completely – I will mention that I waited 45 minutes before I ate when I took the pills and I was also taking some multivitamins so maybe that’s what intensified the effect. At night I could have sworn that I wasn’t going to wake up in the morning.
The next day I had really bad headaches and hot flashes. I read about the symptons and it seemed as caffeine withdrawal – so 2 days after I woke up with a headache so I took only 1 pill – shazam!! Headache was gone!
I took one yesterday and I noticed that I started getting that high effect a few seconds before I took the pill which leads me to believe that I’m just super paranoid and anxious about this product.
I also noticed if I’m up and doing stuff the effects are less noticeable than if I am at my desk concentrated trying to work. Another thing I’m going to add was that I was drinking boatloads of water.
I don’t know if this product is for everyone. After reading so many good things about it I tried it and decided that my body is telling me no just do it the natural way.
I don’t like the anxiousness that I feel when I take it. I don’t like that for some reason I feel high when I take it. I don’t like that – like the last user said – feeling fluttering in your chest or different muscles. One more thing to mention I have an irregular heart beat which my physicians and doctors have told me its normal.
July 29, 2008
I’m on my 2nd week. I have noticed more energy. It seems to help make you use the bathroom more regular so I don’t need any more fiber supplements. So far so good!
July 31, 2008
I’ve been taking the product since April 2008 and to this day i have lost a total of 30 pounds. I was thinking I would lose more.
These pills however do have horrible side effects, starting the first couple of days you start taking them. Once you start taking 6 a day is when you really start feeling those side effects. But other than that, it has helped a lot and I have lost A LOT of weight from this product.
August 14, 2008
I started taking Hydroxycut hardcore about a month ago, and noticed a great increase in energy, no jitters – just an extra push in the right direction.
Unfortunately in the same month, I had some really bad chest pains out of nowhere (that no doctor could explain); they lasted me two days straight
and then I missed my period, which was even more upsetting!
So far I’ve been tested, and it doesn’t appear that I’m pregnant, but I don’t like anything messing with my body like that.
I’m really disappointed because I think it was going to be just what I needed to workout harder at the gym. Now I’m too scared to keep taking it!
August 18, 2008
For most of my life I have been on an uphill battle with my weight. I have tried going to dieticians and embarked on several diets along with exercise and nothing worked.
Two weeks ago I decided to try hydroxycut hardcore. This, along with a diet of 500 calories less than what I normally eat, and two protein shakes a day (and exercise of course).
So far I have lost 6 lbs and 2 inches from my bust (this may sound undesirable to others but it is a blessing for me).
I love the extra energy it gives me when I am exercising and helps me to push myself to work out longer. I make sure to follow the dosage correctly and take multi-vitamins since I am eating less.
I have not experienced any jitters or anxiety like others but they may because my body can handle the amount of caffeine (if you drink a lot of caffeinated drinks you might wanna stop – the website encourages users to not take other things that have caffwine in it, sorry coffee lovers).
I also have not had any “red stool” as some have claimed.
August 19, 2008
I am on my fourth bottle already. It was so helpful in the beginning and right now my body has gotten used to it.
I was 138 and right now I am 118 at 5″2 and half. I want to stop taking it but I am scared if I will gain it back.
I go to the gym to pump iron 5 to 6 times a week and I run every morning for 10 to 20 minutes. I eat very healthy between 4 and 5 meals a day. Will I gain if I stop using the product?
Editor’s Comments: Lisa, it looks like you are doing all the right things. As long as you don’t over-consume calories and continue to exercise and eat healthy, there’s no reason why you should gain it all back. Regardless, it won’t happen overnight, so if you find yourself gaining a bit, cut back on the calories a little.
August 23, 2008
The pills are great, you just need to drink a lot of water because you might get dehydrated – then the side effects come out!
So far I’ve lost 5lbs pounds in 18 days, and I’m feeling great!
September 4, 2008
I am a active duty soldier in the U.S. Army, so I don’t really have to mention that I have a fairly regular exercise program.
I have been taking Hydroxycut Hardcore for about two weeks now. I did experience the “jitters” for the first few days but then my body adjusted to the supplements.
As far as curbing my hunger, well it did that too. I can’t tell if the irregular poo I’ve been having is because of hydroxycut or the MRE’s lol.
I’m convinced though – it’s expensive but I’m convinced.
September 10, 2008
I got this product on Friday, it is now Tuesday and I want my money back. I’ve been sick every day since starting hydroxycut hardcore, and today I was throwing up about 15 minutes after taking it.
I fallowed the directions on the bottle, but it just makes me so sick. If thats how it makes people lose weight, by throwing everything up, then I’m not interested….
October 4, 2008
I’ve being in HH for around 3 weeks now. I can tell I fell my body different and in better shape. I haven’t drop any pounds but because I have not been eating in the way that I should, definitely it can not do it by itself. I do work out 3-5 times during the week with at least 30 minutes cardios each time that I go.
It has increase my metabolism as crazy…actually what I do is take 3 in the morning and just 2 in the afternoon… it makes me nervious and ansious. First time I took the 3 pills at once I COULD NOT STOP TALKING jajaja and I was sweading and burning myself inside.
Going more often to the bathroom.
Planning to eat healthier in order to lose the 15 pounds that I gained (I lost before 40) it will work with this pills as I can see.
My ansiety had decrease and I can better control myself as I can see. i do have a lot of more energy and when I end my workouts I can take out literally water from my clothes.
I do think is a good product… I tried a lot differents already
October 4, 2008
I’VE JUST STARTED USING HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE AND I LIKE IT! IT GIVES YOU MORE ENERGY WHEN NATURALLY YOU WOULD WANT TO STOP. I USED IT AND DID THE SAME RUN ROUTINE I ALWAYS DO AND I HAD WAYYYY MORE ENERGY THAN I’VE EVER HAD!
MOST OF THESE COMMENTS I’VE READ WHERE PEOPLE SAY IT DOESN’T WORK NEVER MENTIONED THAT THEY WORK OUT. THAT IS A PLUS. PEOPLE THINK ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS TAKE IT AND IT WORKS LIKE MAGIC.. NO!! YOU GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IT. IT STRICTLY SAYS BEST RESULTS WITH A INTENSE WORK OUT PLAN AND DIET. IF YOU FOLLOW THIS YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!! YOU HAVE TO BE SERIOUS ANOUT LOSING WEIGHT AND NOT LAZY THINKING THE PILL DOES IT ALL FOR YOU, YEAH IT HELPS BUT YOU GOTA GET THAT BODY IN MOTION TOO!
FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T TRIED IT.. DON’T LISTEN TO THESE BLOGS BE YOUR OWN JUDGE. PEOPLE SAY GOOD AND BAD ABOUT EVERYTHING BE YOUR OWN JUDGE DON’T LET SOMEONE ELSE MAKE THE CHOICE FOR YOU. I’VE JUST STARTED AND I LOVE HYDROXYCUT!!! I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT FOR THOSE SERIOUS ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT AND HAVE A STRICT WORK OUT AND DIET PLAN!!
October 17, 2008
I’ve tried this product in the past and definitely noticed the product doing it’s job. Having a knowledge of the working mechanisms in the product and having experience in the supplement industry, reading 80 per cent of the above posts makes me roll my eyes.
My best advice for those wanting to avoid the “jitters” is this: don’t take it on an empty stomach.
October 24, 2008
I would first off like to say I’ve been on this product for 5 days only and have already went from 190.2 on Monday to 182.3 now (friday). So in merely 5 days I’ve already shed near 8 pounds.
Editor’s Note: It’s likely the majority of this is water weight; the bathroom scales are not the best measure of your success as they do not measure body composition.
I am pumped but skeptical, I only wanted to take the 120 bottle pill until it ran out and then keep my workout regimen as is (running 5 days a week over 3 miles each time and lifting for an hour 2-3 days a week) and hopefully maintain the weight.
Now with the amount of weight I’m losing I think I will easily obtain my goal of 175 lbs. since the bottle should last 24 or so days.
So I ask any people who have started with the bottle and then maintained their exercise…
Were you able to keep the weight off?
If so I would say this is a remarkable product, and I have yet to be jittery!
November 15, 2008
I would first like to say that I been on this product for about 2 weeks now. I started off at 195 lbs and now weigh 178 lbs. following a hardcore workout routine and a strict diet. I’m running 2 miles a day and pumping iron.
I have no side effects like others here are getting -no jittery feeling or racing heart beat. I have a lot of energy! Great product! Recommended!
November 29, 2008
I’m an Asian female who has been taking hydroycut for a few days now. I only consume half the recommended dose, as I’m 5’5 and 140lbs.
I do not plan to build muscles, just tone my body and lose the fat. I take it before breakfast then I go workout in the afternoon.
I lift weights then do taebo in the evening. No jitters for me. I’ve noticed that i am awake the whole day after taking it and don’t feel sleepy even if I go to bed late.
November 27, 2008
I started taking Hydroxycut Hardcore about a month ago. Since then I’ve been having trouble sleeping at night. I go to bed around midnight and probably don’t fall asleep until 5 or 6 a.m.
I’m not sure if I should if I should start taking sleeping pills to get to sleep, but I’m concerned about how the two may interact. Otherwise it’s seems to be doing its job… I’ve lost 15 lbs.
November 27, 2008
I almost went to the emergency room. My heart was racing out of control. I returned it and bought Slim Quick. Hopefully its not as strong. Hydroxycut was a bad experience.
December 4, 2008
The People Who Say This Doesnt Work Are RETARDED. Honestly This Stuff Is Greatly Recomended! I’ve Been Taking It For 5 Days now. Ive Lost 6 Pounds !!!!
Before This I Was Just Working Out And Running trying To Build Muscle. Well Over The Summer My Friend Lost 32 And looks great. Lost His Man Boobs ANd Stomach Fat. The Only Problem Was He Didnt Tighten His Abs So He Has A pouch Now. lol
But Im Stacking This With MRI Black Powder, GNC Amplified Creatine, And L Arginine. 2 Of These Things Are For Energy And I Still Do Not Have Jitters. I Mean Now I Work Out 5 Days A Week Mon-Fri And I Feel Great. So Its Well Worth The 42 $ I Spent
December 12, 2008
Tried it for a couple of months and nothing. No effects, nor side-effects. Nada, zip, zilch, nothing.
Waste of money.
January 2, 2009
I know what works for some doesn’t for others, but whoever thinks that there are magic pills to let you just get rid of the fat is wrong; what you gain over the years doesn’t just disappear over the night!
Hydroxycut is one hell of a great product and it works, but not alone! I am not trying to lose weight, I’m just reducing my body fat percentage to have razor-sharp muscles, so I am not fat.
I combine this product with vigorous training, aerobic dancing, cardio training in the morning, with a very strict diet, and it helps me in speeding up my metabolism and prohibiting it slowing down due to my insane dieting and extreme training measures I am taking! This is the key aspect of this amazing product! You have to set a goal for yourself and achieve it with hard work!
Nothing comes easy, and if it did, everybody would be alike! I am getting married next summer and my fiance happens to love how I look and constantly encourages me to keep going with my ridiculous tasteless daily menu consisting of chicken breasts, tuna cans, vegetables and protein shakes!
January 13, 2009
I started using Hydroxycut hardcore in early November ’08 and weighed 261 pounds. Once I started using it I started dieting and exercising pretty intensely and today (January 10, 2009), I’m checking in at 224 pounds.
So I’ve lost 37 pounds in roughly two months. Keep in mind that I’ve been limited in my workout time during the past month because I was sick and I spent the holidays with my in-laws and didn’t have access to a gym.
January 13, 2009
Hydroxycut definitely works. The key I believe is to follow the recommended dosage. If you just take this whenever you feel like it for just an energy boost or if you take a lesser dosage you wont get the major weight loss results.
As a school teacher It gave me tremendous energy all throughout the day. The only bad thing was If I took my second dose after 4:00pm I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep until late. As I got towards the end of my bottle I did start to get headaches(I think from the caffeine)
I’m 5’10” and weighed 194 lbs when I started and after one bottle which is what it took for me to achieve my goal, I was a good 178 lbs. I’m now right where I should be and can now maintain without Hydroxycut.
I also believe that Hydroxycut is something that should absolutely not be taken forever.
Watching what I ate and exercise were also an important part of my weight loss, but there is no doubt that Hydroxycut made a HUGE different in the results I got.
January 13, 2009
First bottle I did not see much, second bottle I noticed that I had gone from a 38 to a 32 in pants size, now I am on my third bottle. Only side effects for me are it makes me a bit tired… nothing I cant deal with.
January 24, 2009
I started a low carb diet and lost about 10lb initially. Eventually my body adapted and I did not lose very much more. I decided to try Hydroxycut Harcore and my results have been quite amazing.
The first pill I took had me hyperventilating and my heart pounding which made me question using it further but decided that if my nerves were that affected than it would definitely help me lose weight.
I continued to use and raising the dosage every third day by a pill. I am up to six pills a day now and have lost at least 10lb in the last 2 weeks. I have more energy than ever and can push my weightlifting farther than I ever could before.
This could be dangerous though because I have been working my body so hard. Other than the tendency to overdo my workout I have noticed no negative side effects. I believe it has actually helped me to gain a few pounds of muscles as well. It’s actually to the point where I might contact muscletech and try to be in one of their ads because this is one of very few supplements I have used that actually worked for me.
242 @18%BF down to 230 @15%BF in two weeks with no added workouts just increased desire to push my workouts further.
January 26, 2009
I used Hardcore for about a month and a half and I got some pretty noticeable results. I toned up very noticeably and I dropped about 8 pounds of body fat. I did not experience the jitters that some people are reporting. I felt normal, but my metabolism was dramatically and noticeably fired up.
January 27, 2009
HI MY NAME IS CARLOS THE REASON WHY IM POSTING THIS IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO INFORM EVERYBODY THAT HYDROXYCUT DOES WORK I LOVE THE FEELING WHEN UR WORKING OUT OR RUNNING OR WALKING HAHA..IT’S SO AWESOME FOREAL…I USED TO WALK FOR LIKE 20 MIN DAILY AND AFTER I STARTED USING HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE I STARTED WALKING FOR LONGER AND LONGER AND LONGER AND EVERYTIME I GOT OFF THE WALKING MACHINE I LOST 2 POUNDS,EVERYTIME I SWEAR THIS IS A REAL PERSON WRITING THIS YOU CAN EMAIL ME IF U WANT AND I WILL GLADLY ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE….I NEVER FELT ANY BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PRODUCT THAT’S WHY I RECOMENDED I USED TO WEIGHT 230 LBS NOW I WEIGHT 186…THIS PRODUCT IF FUCKING TIGHT FOREAL HAHA….HYDROXICUT HARDCORE COOL ASS PILL…
January 29, 2009
WARNING————–PLEASE READ —This product has lots of chemicals involved, some that the FDA has never heard of or are mixture of synthetic and artificial blends. This product does cut appetite but only after some use. However, do keep in mind the effects you are feeling and if you are starting to feel anxious. The way these product work is that it speeds up your natural heart rate and speeds up the gastrointestinal system. In order for this to occur you hormones are excreted at an alarming rate and adrenaline is pumped into your body until your body can cope by burning more calories. This product could lead to panic disorders and possibly even anxiety disorders.
February 1, 2009
I’ve been taking hydroxycut hardcore for a little less then a month now, and im completly happy with the results.I went from a 36 to a 34 in jeans and i went from 193 to 180. I took the regular hydroxycut previosly so i just started with the full dosage. I would suggest starting as recomended since i had trouble getting adjusted to it the first couple of days. The only downside to these pills is the fact you have to drink a ton of water. But i didnt get any side effects and its giving me alot of energy at the gym. i dont eat after 5pm and i eat 1000 calories or less a day. Im 18 and have a part time job and go to school full time, so within break time i go to the gym, and i would say im in the gym 4-6 days a week for 1-2 1/2 hours.i definitly recommend this for anyone looking to make a change fast
May 8, 2008
I’ve been using hydroxcut hardcore for about 2 weeks now, I work out a lot, I just need to lose 10 lbs though.
I do pilates, spinning, hardcore cross training but some how this pills are stuck on my system, not seen the results yet… how long should I wait?
Editor’s Comments: Please see
this blog post to learn how to properly assess success (or failure) with any diet or fat burner.
February 12, 2009
I just bought HH and the two things I really noticed the first few times I took it was an amazing increase in energy and loss of appetite. The increase in energy is awesome because I can get an amazing workout with it obviously, but one thing that I’m really having to fight is the loss of appetite.
It’s really bad, and I have to force myself to eat because I worked so hard to build up a muscular body and I really don’t want to lose any of that muscle because my body is deprived of “fuel”.
I think as far as the negative side effects go, I think some people are just lucky and doesn’t effect them with this, because I have noticed none of the twitching and racing heart or anything like that and I’m up to three pills twice a day.
I love that I don’t get tired during the day though, but like a lot of people are saying, its not a miracle pill, you need a healthy diet and a sufficient amount of exercise to see any results at all.
I’ve been taking it for about two weeks and I’m not really into weighing myself, but when I look in the mirror I see my abs and muscles more defined than they were when I began.
And by the way, I did not change my diet or exercise plan when I switched to HH, so in my opinion if you have no negative side effects or health issues when you use it, go for it.
February 12, 2009
I am a faithful user of hydroxycut, it really does work when you combine it with exercise and watching what you eat.
It gives you the boost you need to exercise longer. You should take it after you eat so you don’t get a queasy stomach. It is a good product and I would recommend it to everyone.
February 12, 2009
It works. I literally felt my stomach muscles tightening and there was a significant decrease in my appetite.
The down side was the caffeine made me jittery and I had heart palpitations. It also upset my stomach and I had hot flashes probably b/c of the caffeine. Drink PLENTY of water.
I’ve been using the product for about 3 months and at first I had cut the dosage b/c of the caffeine but now I’m up to the recommended dosage and I lost about 20lbs.
Of course, I also changed my eating habits and exercise regularly every other day at least 30 minutes of cardio (we have a WII). Good luck.
February 12, 2009
I initially started using this product back in Sept. 08 and it worked well for me.
At that time, I had a walking regimen that saw me doing 3-5 miles per day, at least 3 times a week. But, it stopped working around December. I was losing 2-3 lbs weekly and was absolutely ecstatic. I discontinued use, started back in late January but found that now the stuff gave me a massive headache.
Not sure if the formula changed or my chemistry but I can’t stick with it. I started out slowly, 1 pill 3 times daily, to build my tolerance up again but still getting the headaches.
I’ll continue my diet/walking regimen and be on the lookout for another supplement to augment what I’m doing.
February 12, 2009
I am 19. When i started taking Hydroxycut Hardcore I was 244 lbs. I have been taking them for 5 months now, along with regular exercise and weight training, and I am down to 185.
This product is amazing. I recommend it to whoever needs to make some weight changes in their lives. Note that I have also changed my diet as well.
February 12, 2009
I took hydroxycut Max as directed, following all guidelines. I kept a journal on food intake and exercise.
I did feel the increase in energy and pushed my workouts to the max. I had the side effects of loose stools and took it all in stride to lose the last few pounds but by the end I had gained 4 pounds.
I don’t know if the Hydroxycut messed with my metabolism or if it just doesn’t work. Hope it helps and good luck to all!
Editor’s comments: Jamie, the scale is not the best indicator of weight loss success. In fact, it’s entirely possible you lost weight, yet were heavier at the end of your program. That’s because muscle is more dense and therefore heavier than fat. That’s why you really need to be tracking your body fat percentage – check this blog post for more on that! The other thing to keep in mind is that your body weight will fluctuate throughout the day and week depending on several factors (including hydration). In order to get an accurate view of what you weigh, you should weigh yourself everyday at the same time (best first thing in the morning) for a week and use an average of those 7 values.
February 12, 2009
To everyone who is looking to buy hydroxycut hardcore, I been on it for a week and no lie I feel changes already.
I love to eat and lately I have had no cravings. I have had energy like crazy. I’m taking it with a daily vitamin and a low calorie diet with running and slight weight training when i have time. I drink water all day. I take two capsules in the morning on an empty stomach around 6:00 and I jog/power walk/jog for about and hour. I take one in the afternoon and jog and power walk.
My advice to other people is to brush off the negative reviews and try it – you’ve got nothing to lose but a few bucks!
February 26, 2009
Hydroxycut hardcore is for real… I took last year and am on it again. It gives you crazy energy. As long as you do what the directions say: eat a healthy diet, exercise, get plenty of rest ,and take the dosages when youre supposed to, you’ll lose weight!!!
March 8, 2009
I’ve been using Hydroxycut Hardcore since it came out and I’ve lost over 40 pounds and I love this stuff. It’s really helped me lose weight. I used to be 5’3″ and 147 pounds and now I am 100 pounds.
You WILL however experience side effects. I sweat a lot, have an increased heart rate, and I do experience loose stools quite a bit. But if you don’t mind this, your results will be great.
March 12, 2009
Yesterday was my first day taking HH. Oh my God, I did 11 different exercises 4 rotations each, I ran 15 minutes, then biked for 20 in about an hour and 20 minutes. During that time I drank 7 bottles of water, then got home made a protein shake. I washed my clothes, cleaned up went to class and still had energy 5 hours later.
I talked 90 mph and shook very bad and nearly had a panic attack. Later that day I was dead tired and threw up. Great product though looking forward to doing it again today!
March 13, 2009
This is day 3 on hydroxycut. I didn’t post day 2 because I was extremely sick. I threw up within 20 minutes of taking it, and continued to throw up all day long. I couldn’t eat or drink for 2 days. I decided it was time to go to the ER when I seemed to be throwing up blood. They treated me with IV fluids and something for nausea. So apparently the seven bottles of water didn’t help at the gym. The amazing thing is I lost 6 lbs. because I couldn’t keep anything down for 2 days. I guess the blood I was throwing up was the red pills.
I was dehydrated and obviously this is a very dangerous product.
March 17, 2009
I have used the hydroxycut (3 pills before meals) for over 3 months and I have lost 20 lbs. I didn’t work out a lot, yet I saw results. From the beginning I realized that my appetite decreased a lot and that my metabolism increased instead.
On the other hand, I have to say that I sometimes experienced irregular heartbeat. I do suggest to drink gallons of water to help your kidneys. I had some kidneys dysfunction; this is when I decided to interrupt this product and go to visit a dietologist.
March 18, 2009
Honestly, this is not solicited at all:
In October, I began using this product. At that time I was 305. I took 3 pills once a day 30min before I’d go to the gym.
It’s now March and I am down to 235. I regularly used Hydroxycut before workouts. Yes, it increases heart rate that’s why you take it before workouts so it gives you the extra boost as it kicks in. I have about a hour-hour and half workout. Cardio (bike, elliptical, treadmill) and some free weights.
Besides working out, I do not eat late (after 8pm) and if I do its fruits etc. Also, when I eat, i try and cut down on portion and make sure I have atleast meat, starch, vegetables and fruit, and juice and water. I cut out soda and coffee.
Side effects I have noticed are some restless at night (TAKE 5HRS BEFORE BEDTIME), and some jitters.
The only way it “works” is if you put in the time too and the effort. There is no potato chips and TV diet with this. Commit and it will work. It did for me.
March 29, 2009
I just started taking this again. I took the hydroxycut hard core a couple years ago to slim down for summer and they did the trick. I was all jittery at work though, and I noticed that when I took even one pill any later than 2pm I would not be able to sleep that night.
I just went to the nutrition store last week and saw that they now have caffeine free hydroxycut so I bought that instead. It is much better and less noticable. I still am experiencing some black-looking stool but I guess that comes with the territory. As for the 16 year old that commented above- I don’t know for sure but I would think you should avoid a non-fda-approved pill like this when you are still growing and developing.
April 1, 2009
I took Hydroxycut HARDCORE for about one month. I had first started by taking ORIGINAL hydroxycut but it didn’t do much for me. In that month of Hydroxycut HARDCORE my heart rate was very FAST! It was as if I was running all day! It did help me loose about 2O lbs. when COMBINED with me going to the gym everyday & doing an HOUR of cardio plus a strict diet.
I don’t recomend people that work all day to consume this pill, because it personally made me sweat A LOT without even exercising! But it does work if you want to loose weight fast. Just be aware of the side affects and that it IS A STRONG PILL!
April 1, 2009
I have to say that I strongly recommend Hydroxycut Hardcore to anyone that takes weight loss SERIOUSLY. In my freshman year of college (im a junior now) I gained quite a bit of weight, I was an athlete at the time (rugby) and was told to keep a playing weight of 180- 185. During the season I could eat anything I wanted and it didnt matter because of how intense my lifting and running regime were.
Once the off-season rolled around I put on A LOT of weight fast… going from 180 to 215 in a matter of 2-3 months…this was unacceptable.
I started taking Hydroxycut mid January of that year and by April I had dropped from 215 to 170! The product works… all you have to do is ACTUALLY diet (and by diet I mean 4-6 small meals per day NOT starving yourself) and adopt good weight bearing and cardiovascular exercise.
And don’t forget to reward your weight loss goals with a cheat meal every now and again ( that DOES NOT mean order the ENITRE dollar menu @ McDonalds) but a burger and fries once every 2-3 weeks or so wont kill you.
And don’t forget… there ARE side effects, but it all depends on the person… one pill is equivalent to a cup of coffee (it says it on the bottle)… I am a coffee drinker so my body isnt terribly sensitive to caffeine, BUT it says on the bottle to asses your tolerance, there is even a small chart on the side that explains how to do this day by day. Follow the directions, understand your tolerance , diet , exercise and you WILL loose the weight!!
Best of luck!
April 6, 2009
My friend took this product several months ago and lost 5 kg (approximately 11 lbs.) in 2 weeks, but also said he had a permanent headache for two weeks straight? He has started the product again, but has reported to me today that really he feels pretty much messed up on it, he says he wants to eat, but food just doesn’t feel right to him at the moment and he is not enjoying it at all.
I have decided against this product myself, just from reading what users say.
April 15, 2009
I used the product for about 3 months and I lost 11 pounds. Many people’s reviews say that they are wired and can’t focus. You have to combine this product with a high intensity work out or else you will have an overload of energy. It works really well when used properly.
Read the directions and wean your way into it; day 1-3 1 pill 2x a day, day 4-7 2 pills 2x a day and day 8 3 pills 2x a day. it really works and I highly recommend it.
April 20, 2009
I was always lean and active during high school and college, but when I graduated and started work, I gained about 30 lbs. I am 5′ 8″ and I was at 190 lbs. I joined a gym and used Hydroxycut Hardcore as an energy boost so I couldn’t use the excuse of being tired after work to work out.
Within my first month or so, with good diet and a lot of cardio, I lost my first initial 10 lbs. Eventually after 3 months, I’ve lost another 15 lbs.
I never followed the directions because I do normally drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day. I would usually take 1 pill before lunch and 2 pills before my afternoon/evening workout.
Good: Energy. Focus. Jitters( i like jitters). Felt hot all the time and sweated a lot.
Bad: Jitters (if you don’t like them). Even when I slept at night, I would still be hot and sweat a lot.
After I finished my first bottle, I wanted to try something different and took Lipo 6x. It did help my lose like 5 lbs, but it wasn’t as strong and potent like Hydroxycut hardcore.
Please remember that like all supplements, it will not work if you do not exercise and drink plenty of water. There is no magic pill that you can take and lose weight. Also, each person is affected differently, so if you really want to know how it will work for you, try it for a week. I will take this again.
April 28, 2009
I used this product for a few weeks. I ended up in the emergency room. My left arm went completely numb. NO, I wasn’t laying on it or positioned in a way to make it fall asleep. My left side of my face went all tingly as well. I workout often, and do lots of cardio. I eat healthy, take my fish oil and my low dose aspirin as well. I am not overweight but could stand to lose 10 pounds.
Heart disease and stroke are in my family, and that’s why I’m doing everything I can to fight never having to deal with those things. So you can imagine how scared I was when these symptoms happened. The emergency room doctor told me he believed Hydroxycut was the cause – they ran cat scans, EKG, and all others, and found no traces of a heart attack or stroke thank GOD.
I’d advise against these. I have taken many fat burners. I have had the jitters, been a spastic mess… but NEVER have I ever had symptoms that mimicked a heart attack or stroke. Too scary for me.
April 29, 2009
I have used this before and always lost weight. Does not keep me up at night if I take before 7pm. The weight always comes off!
May 1, 2009
Do not believe the FDA lies. They pulled this same crap with Metabolife to help out the pharma companies.
The FDA and pharma companies are sleeping together. They will say anything they can to scare the public so the pharmas can eventually be the only place for vitamins. If Hydroxycut was so bad they would pull it off the shelve immediately. Metabolife was allowed to continue sales for 60 days after FDA said it was killing people. We now know it was not.
Editor’s comments: Steve, we understand you’re skeptical of FDA motions and rightly so. However, the common perception that “big pharma” is evil and the supplement companies are on the side of angels is completely false. Additionally, while we ourselves would not be surprised if this issue was blown out of proportion by the FDA (something like 23 adverse effects out of the millions who have used it) there have been case reports (see here and here) of problems associated with Hydroxycut.
So whatever the case may be, the FDA’s action is not completely unfounded.
May 8, 2009
This stuff really works.
I was mobilized to Iraq in aug 08 and well doing the pre-mob training I bought a bottle. I was a little unsure of how it was going to work compared to rapid thermal but I thought… why not? I started out with the one pill twice a day like they say and worked my way up. I had no bad side effects except the mass amount of weight I was losing.
I started out at 270+ pounds and over 30% body fat. Within about 4 months I got down to below 215 and 19%. But unfortunately I was using the stuff for so long that it was starting not to work as well.
So I cycled off of it for a couple of months. Then I bought some more was getting great results, losing inches more than pounds, then “BAM” they pull it off of the market.
But better to side on the side of safety than play with the devil. Hopefully they can figure it out an bring it back. For now I am going to try Lipo 6x and see what that will do.
June 6, 2009
Combined with diet and exercise (I lift every other day and perform about 30-45 min. of cardio on the days I don’t lift) I lost 15 pounds over 6 months.
The only downside is it, initially, made me super jittery, but no more so than two cups of coffee. In fact, I was able to cut out my caffeine addiction while on these supplements.
Another downside: they stopped selling it on the website I normally purchase it at. Consequently I’ve gone about a month without it and have noticed a lot of fatigue and weight gain. However I have not changed my eating/exercising habits at all. In fact, I have had to increase my exercising just to stay at my current weight. It’s horrible! I’m going out today and buying some more of this product. It’s not a miracle pill AT ALL, but it’s exactly what I needed to give me that extra edge.
Editor’s comments: Marina, in May the FDA issued a warning on Hydroxycut, urging people to stop taking it. Most retailers have pulled it from their shelves.
June 17, 2009
I have been taken Hydroxycut on and off since about 2001. The original Hydroxycut didn’t work so well for me but once I started taking the hardcore version of it I have done nothing but lost weight.
I had surgery in January and could not work at like I wanted to. I have since then been able to start back up. However, while I could not work out I would take Hydroxycut Hardcore. Yes, I have had some of the side affects that everyone is talking about but I have continued taking it as I barely sleep anyway. I work all night long and find that it really helps when I start to get hungry in the middle of the night.
I began taking it again 2 weeks ago after being off of it for 2 months. In 2 weeks I managed to shed 2 inches off of my waist and drop 2% in body fat. Which for me at least is a miracle as I have always had a hard time losing weight. But thanks to Hydroxycut Hardcore it has helped me lose about 10 pounds in 2 to 3 weeks. As like with any supplement results vary depending on the person. For me it works for others it does not.
July 7, 2009
I began taking this product after I didn’t get any results with BSNs Atro-Phex. I lost weight, never felt jittery or had a rapid heartbeat. I could also take this before bed and sleep fine (I think I’m immune to caffeine, seriously).
The product was recalled and I switched to Lipo 6 Black which provided no results. Hydroxycut Hardcore is now back on the market but with a COMPLETELY different formula. For this reason I did not purchase it fearing it would not work as well. I’m now trying Animal Cuts.
October 9, 2009
I have not done any exercising for 2.5 years and now I am planning to start again. I used Hydroxicut HardCore while on the program last time and I lost 17 lbs in 13days. Of course, that was watching my diet and while on the exercise program. I will probably buy this again (if it is still available) unless I see something better, which is what brought me to this forum.
December 11, 2009
I had previously used Hardcore when I was deployed to Iraq. I was 175 when I got there, and 145 when I left 6 months later. I really liked the product due to the energy boost it gave me.
So, now that I’ve been home for over a year, I’ve put on some weight, and I started taking it again to help with giving me more energy for my kids and school, and to reduce my food cravings. So far, after only 3 days, I’ve went from 184 to 179. I’ve paired Hardcore with the Slim-fast diet to achieve maximum results and I’m excited for what this can do for me. The side affects usually go away after the first week for me, so after this week, I’ll be good. I can honestly say that while this is an expensive product, it is worth every penny and moment of initial discomfort.
December 14, 2009
Yes Yes Yes – I like HH. I have used it on and off for a few years now. It plays the best role as a pre-workout pill. It gives you the boost to keep going. If you have jitters – that could mean that you don’t drink enough water along with it or that you don’t “finish” the effects of the pill in your workout. Work harder 🙂
NO No No – Don’t use it if you don’t plan to work out! This is designed to be your helper not your slave. Don’t expect it to help you loose weight after 4 months if you are still doing the same exercises! I promise – your body is SO clever and will adjust to most anything. If you don’t get stuck in a routine – your body won’t.
January 24, 2010
I think that this is the best product that I have had since the stacker fat burners. I have been in Hydroxycut since the beginning of January, and of the 24th I have lost 12 pounds. I have a treadmill that I use at least 4 times a week for at least 25minutes and I have changed up my eating as well.
It’s not a drastic diet, I eat what I want in moderation, and have replaced a lot of my snacks with the 100 calorie pack snacks. I was 294 and now I weigh 283. Like with any product the results will be different with everyone.
February 7, 2010
IT WORKS FOLKS. Please don’t judge this product after a 3 or 4 days or even a week. Judge it after 30 days (if you last that long). Additionally, there is not one diet pill out there that will work without you putting in some work with your diet and exercise.. PERIOD!
Don’t be fooled into thinking otherwise.
HH Core is all that it claims to be; however, the side effects are just as real. You will be very irritable if you don’t drink a ton of water – you will feel stomach pains, and even dizzyness attempting to work out after taking the pill. My best results were taking the pill “after” I worked out. Don’t take the pill 5 hours before you go to sleep, or you won’t get to sleep. Drink WATER WATER and more WATER! This product works, but you have to weigh the side effects on your liver and if you don’t watch it, people will not want you around due to your irritability. BUT IT WORKS!
February 11, 2010
I HAD A SEVERE PANIC ATTACK. I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE BEFORE. I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. I THOUGHT I WAS ABOUT TO DIE.
My heart rate was nuts and I had chest pain. This was not for me. I am not saying not to take it, but I felt I had to share it with other people like me who bought the product out of great ratings.
March 2, 2010
I was a Huge Fan of Hydroxcut hardcore about a year and a half ago. They then took it off the shelf for some sort of health recall. I was upset because I lost so much body fat, Had tons of energy, and it suppressed my appetite like you wouldn’t believe. Fast forward to about 6 weeks ago, HH is back on the Shelf with a “New Improved formula”…That DOES NOT WORK!
I have been taking the new HH for almost 6 weeks now to my disappointment. In the past 6 weeks I have lost only 5 pounds of fat. I have tried to stay on my diet as I did before but my appetite was stronger on the pills then off the pills. While on the pills I was in constant snack mode. The pills gave me an instant rush of energy in the morning for about an hour then an instant crash for about 3 hours before I took my “lunch time” dose (which produced the same results).
When it came time for my after work “workout” I was bushed. I found myself too tired to get a quality workout in. I also had pretty bad side effects of headaches, stomach aches, bad (stinky) gas, and nasal congestion (which is probably the reason for the headaches). I am very disappointed with the “New HH” and I am currently looking for new diet pills.
Why do they always take away the ones that work????
March 26, 2010
When I first took these pills I bought the 210 pill bottle of Hydroxycut Hardcore. I weighed 179 pounds and I had not been working out as much as I used to. I was told by a friend on how this product worked for him so I bought the pills. Within a month of using the product with a strict diet and exercise and working out 5 days a week, I managed to lose 20 lbs. This product worked for me. However there was side effects. I had about 3-4 bowel movements a day – almost immediately after eating and the poop was dark colored. I felt the jittery effect from all the caffeine they use in the product but other than that it worked for me.
April 12, 2010
I started taking Hydroxycut about 2wks ago, and I must say this stuff works when you put 100% into it.
I’ve been eating well and exercising 5 days a week while doing cardio and weights. You need to at least let your body rest two days a week. I feel like I have a lot of energy because of the caffeine. I do not drink any pop or coffee, and for those who drink coffee with this stuff.. why bother? It already has caffeine and if you are a coffee drinker and trying this stuff of course you will get some kind of a side effect. It’s common sense.
I have already lost 12 pounds, within the first two weeks. Congrats to those who have lost the pounds!! Keep it up! and STICK to it!
April 24, 2010
I used the original Hydroxycut while I was in Iraq and saw pretty good results. Well after returning I got out of going to the gym and thus stopped taking it. Recently I began taking Hydroxycut Hardcore X and combined with a new work out regimen that combines cardio and weight lifting daily.
Since it has only been a week thus far I haven’t seen significant results but this is what I’ve seen. I have much more energy for work, as I work early in the morning and am not a morning person, and then I take it just before going to the gym after work which gives me the energy to not only get a good workout (usually 1.5 to 2 hours) but I feel good before, during, and after the workout.
Not only that but I don’t have a problem running weather it’s my 10 minute warm up on three of the days or my 45 minute run on Mondays, half hour intervals on Wednesdays, or my 3 mile runs on Fridays, which includes 1 mile up a very steep hill. Although I’ve not seen the results I’m looking for yet,
I am happy with what I’ve seen and am looking forward to further results (hopefully a beach body by August). Also, I personally have not seen any change in my fecal matter coloring.
May 3, 2010
I used this product for a few weeks…..the results as far as the weight loss went were incredible. I lost 18 lbs in the first 2 weeks with regular exercise at the gym (didn’t really watch my diet, drank a lot more water).
Now as far as the rest goes…. I felt horrible most of the time, so jittery and shakey that it made me wanna go crazy sometimes. I felt like a was gonna pass out around the end of every day at the gym. If you can handle feeling like crap all the time to get the good results then this stuff is just for you.
I had to quit using it after a few weeks but will admit it was a great jump start for the weight loss but then again felt like crap for a whole month. Hope this helps you out.
August 9, 2010
I have only been using this pill a day now and I have experienced increased performance in activities in the gym.
I am a smoker but not a heavy smoker, and I do enjoy having a few glasses of alcohol. I would like to know if taking these pills could bring me and bad side effects when doing these activities.
Editor’s comments: Kevin, Hydroxycut Hardcore contains more caffeine than anything else (see the full Hydroxycut review for complete details of the ingredient profile). Caffeine, of course is a stimulant, and may lessen the perceived effect of alcohol. While unlikely to be dangerous, the consumption of alcohol while taking a diet pill is counter-productive, as alcohol contains a ton of calories.
September 13, 2010
I started using the product 13 weeks ago. I have lost 20 pound so far.I am 5’9 and started at 181 pounds. I used it 7 yrs ago and the reason I went back to it was because the only time I have ever managed to drop weight is when I combine this supplement with a great diet and a lots of exercise. I am a fitness instructor so I am quite active and haven’t been able to drop anything in nearly 3 yrs. I cut out sugar out of my diet and kept my foods to their most natural state.
I still ate natural yogurt, bananas and nuts but was extremely careful on my portions. I still ate wholewheat bread a few times a week in the morning with avocado and tomato. Frozen blueberries were my saviour for that late night craving. This supplement does work but it does need to be combined with a fitness regime with variety and a low sugar diet. I recommend this product for sure. Does anyone know how long I can stay on it for? Long term effects?
Editor’s comments: Liz, this is definitely a product you should cycle off every 4-6 weeks, simply because of the amount of stimulants it contains. The likeliest long term effect is a possible caffeine withdrawal after discontinuing the product.
September 15, 2010
There are alot of different Hydroxycuts out…which ones are you guys taking? There’s Hydroxycut Hardcore X, Hydroxycut Hardcore Pro, etc. I don’t want to get the wrong one. Thanks
December 4, 2010
I started hydroxycut a week ago. I have never had so much energy. I lost a pants size. I am staying on only 2 pills a day because yesterday I took a total of 3 for the day.The bottle suggests that you take 2 twice a day after the 3rd day, and I did not because I had enough energy.
I noticed that I had so much energy but I was looing focus at work. I had experienced mood swings, and I used up so much energy that I was crashing. I decided that 2 pills a day, one in the morning, and one 6 hours before bed is perfect for me. Everybody is different, and reacts differently. Sensitive people may need to only take one for the first week, and gradually increase to just 2 a day. I take b-complex also.
Exercise everyday, and it really does work.
December 25, 2010
As a Certified Personal Trainer and holding a B.S. in Exercise Science along with being a long time user of all Hydroxycut products I must stand by any Hydroxycut Brand product. Like all supplements any product is a catalyst to assist in getting lean, gaining muscle or loosing weight. So many people believe these are wonder supplements that with no effort in the gym will make them look like fitness models. Fitness is a lifestyle, eating right along with finding workout program to meet you goals is the key. Take these products like stated on the label. Also like any supplement, just like any”body” is different some products work on me and some do not. For me Hydroxycut Hardcore is my product of choice. The only shame is the original does work best but the idiots who couldnt read the correct dosage ruined it for the rest of us. BTW! My liver and blood is tested every 6 months, I have used HC for over 10 years, everything is perfect!
January 17, 2011
In my opinion it doesn’t work. I started taking the pills 4 days ago. 1st day I lost 900 grams (about 2 lbs) 2nd day 300g rams (a little less than 1 lbs), 3rd gain 600 gram (1.5 lbs.) and today I’m back to my initial weight.
Note that I reduced my calories intake to a maximum of 1200 per day I substituted my large meals to Optislim shakes.
I have tried to take shakes before but I used to be very hungry, the only good thing about the Hydroxycut Advanced it reduced my appetite and I wasn’t as hungry. But basically at least for me even if you reduce your calorie intake doesn’t help you to lose weight.
Only take as a supplement if you are already in another diet.
Editor’s comments: It’s likely all you lost initially was water weight – that’s why your weight jumped around so much.
March 2, 2011
I saw on Hydroxycut.com that a new product is coming out soon – hydroxycut drink packets. Are they available now? If not do you know when? And where I can buy them?
I can’t swallow pills and don’t believe you are able to crush rapid release caplets- is that correct? Please let me know, thank you for your time.
Editor’s comments: Amiee, we have no affiliation with Muscle Tech, so we can’t comment on the availability of their products, nor can we offer guidance on their rapid release tabs. Sorry.
August 19, 2011
I have taking this since 1 week ago i went from 224 to 218 no lie its awesome i get a lot of energy and it makes me stop eating too much recommended !!
December 1, 2011
Okay, I have been taking it for 4 days straight and I’m bursting with energy. So far I have been running and walking around the stadium. I haven’t check my weight as yet but I’m seeing that tummy area is starting to tone out. I’ll leave an update within 2 weeks.
March 15, 2012
As a weight lifter, I definitely recommend this product, it works pretty good,, I used to weight 215 pounds, then I started taking this product nd I lost those 15 pounds of pure fat in 4 weeks, but I didn’t loose any muscle, my arms, chest, are the same size. I didn’t have any side affects,, remember, each person is different, not everybody is gonna have side effects.
July 9, 2012
I wouldn’t recommend it even to my worse enemy! Was taking it like for a month then I have an anxiety attack , I tough I was going to die, and the anxiety continues at least every other day, before your shitty product, yes the hydroxycut , my life have change for the worse, I can’t be confident cause the anxiety attacks are unpredictable they appear from nowhere, and I try to call your line to ask questions and a stupid answering machine comes on, why if you hurting people with your product you don’t face it, I been in the hospital a couple of times for the panic attacks, who is paying my hospital bills? You should! Hope people read this and stop buying your products, can’t believe you hurting people just to make money! I wish you have the balls to confront people and pay for damage! And to all the people reading this DO NOT take any kind of hidroxycut it is bad! I wasn’t going to buy it but the lady on the GNC store recommended it so good BUT it’s not good for your health, please do not buy this product is the hidroxycut
Hardcore or any hidroxycut if you want to have a healthy life just work out harder don’t take this horrible product I wish I didn’t!!!!!
September 18, 2012
My first day taking this was my last. Took one pill before breakfast about half an hour. In the middle of my breakfast I felt nauseous I had to run to keep from throwing up in the kitchen. Every time I drank water I felt the nausea come back. This lasted for about 4 hours. Not to mention I felt jittery. I even tried a workout to see if that would help with the jitters and nausea but nope couldn’t even finish 15 mins! I was absolutely miserable. Needless to say I do not recommend this product
February 4, 2013
I bought hydroxycut hardcore.. I have mixed feelings. I’ve been using it for 3 days & have lost 5lbs. It does make me go to the restroom but I don’t have to run to the toilet which is great. I only drink water & do not eat after 8. Portion control is probably the best but I don’t always do that.
The bad part is it gives me really bad jitters. I worked out on the second day of taking it & felt my heart pumping through my chest& felt like passing out & it was a VERY mild exercise keep in mind that i do not have any medical problems whatsoever. When I eat anything sugary I feel so sick as if I ate spoonfuls of sugar. I do not recommend to people with heart problems or any one that has trouble concentrating. Even though I am considered obese I never had problems like this during/after a more intense workout. I am 5’2″ weighed 165 on the first day & today on day 3 I weigh 160
February 17, 2013
personally I love the jittery, It’s my workout energy, i needed more of it and the product delivered. as for those who are taking 3 twice daily ur fucking nuts, if you arent feeling right or still arent addapting after prolonged use do not continue the dose it may be killing your liver I take 2 twice daily and im bigger as in taller than some of you… I seen the lady up there taking 3 twice daily and is 120 lbs and 5’4″ im 5’8″ and 185, I’ve lost 25 lbs but its still not something I would up to my weight loss is going consistant, if I was you I would slim it down…