Hydroxycut® Max is a fat burner designed specifically for women.
It claims to radically amplify a woman’s key fat burning hormone, burning calories and body fat “fast.” This, in addition to a “unique blend of 25 different ingredients to create the world’s most extreme female fat burner.”
This all delivered in “rapid-release liquid-caps that dissolve up to 5 times faster than regular tablets.”
Where can I get me some of this stuff?
What About Clinical Data?
There is a clinical study referenced to validate the Hydroxycut Max advertising claims.
According to the Muscle Tech advertising…
“In one 6-week clinical study, subjects using the key ingredient in Hydroxycut® Max! (Cissus quadrangularis) lost, on average, 10.56 lbs., while the placebo group actually gained an average of 2.64 lbs.”
Ok. Let’s back up a moment and have a closer look at this formula.
Is there anything here to substantiate the hype?
Well, let’s first look at the ingredient referenced in the clinical study, Cissus quadrangularis.
The good news is that a couple of clinical studies seem to validate this ingredient’s effectiveness for weight loss.
It also appears to be helpful for lowering blood sugar levels, decreasing serum lipids and “improving cardiovascular risk factors.” (See Lipids Health Dis. 2007 Feb 4;6:4, Lipids Health Dis. 2006 Sep 2;5:24.).
Let’s Get the Bullshit Detector Out
There are a couple of serious “downsides” to these positive studies though.
First, the Hydroxycut Max is a proprietary blend of ingredients.
So we can’t be sure if a daily dose contains the 300 mg of the Cissus quadrangularis extract found to be helpful in the studies they use to hype the living shit out of it.
On the Hydroxycut Max web site, the advertising states that “key ingredients in the formula are at the precise amounts that have been proven effective in research studies.”
Whether that is actually the case or not, and whether or not Cissus quadrangularis is considered a “key” ingredient, only a trip to the lab can confirm for sure.
Conflict of Interest
Additionally, the lead author of these studies, Julius E Oben, has a patent on Cissus quadrangularis as a fat loss agent.
While this doesn’t necessarily mean that the results of these studies are not legitimate, it certainly calls their “objectivity” into question.
In other words, when the person who has the most to gain from a positive study result is same person conducting the study, it pays to be skeptical.
There certainly appears to be a conflict of interest here.
And to make matters worse, there are no independently conducted studies that support these conclusions.
So what about the other ingredients in this formula?
The first distinct element of this formula is called Max! Liqui-Burn™. It’s a proprietary blend of ingredients — 818 mg strong — consisting of..
A blend of green, black, wu-long and rooibos teas standardized for catechins, ECGC and polyphenols: Any fat burner worth its salt these days should contain green tea. It’s a fantastic “no-brainer” ingredient that shows some real promise for weight loss (see the full review for clarification).
The other teas add value too — especially wu long tea, which also has a a small body of clinical evidence validating its effectiveness (see the wu long review for more details). Rooibos tea contains polyphenols, but it’s a little different as it’s not a true tea, but instead is derived from a plant native to South Africa. For more about Rooibos tea, please see this web site!
Caffeine: There is 300 mg of caffeine in a 3-cap serving of Hydroxycut Max — the equivalent to 3 cups of coffee. Caffeine’s benefit as a thermogenic (fat burner) is well documented (see Am J Clin Nutr. 1989 Jan;49(1):44-50, Am J Clin Nutr. 1980 May;33(5):989-97), and some evidence indicates that when combined with green tea, it elicits even greater fat burning effects (see Obes Res. 2005 Jul;13(7):1195-204).
If you’re sensitive to caffeine, you’ll definitely want to reduce the dosage to a single capsule to assess your tolerance to this product.
Two servings a day will see your caffeine intake from this product soar well over the 600 mg mark (when you factor in the caffeine naturally occurring in the tea also present in this formula).
That’s a pretty significant amount.
Yohimbine HCL (4.5 mg): The standardized extract of the bark of the African Yohimbe tree, this compound is often used as a natural aphrodisiac.
It is also sold as a drug (in the U.S., a popular brand is Yohimex containing 5.4 milligram of yohimbine hydrochloride per tablet) and is used to treat impotency, dilate the pupil of the eye, and stimulate fat loss.
Because it can cause unpredictable effects on blood pressure, Yohimbe should be approached with caution.
A few studies bear out Yohimbe’s positive effect on weight loss (Isr J Med Sci. 1991 Oct;27(10):550-6) but its effects are hardly earth-shattering. Evidence also validates its “lipid-mobilizing action.”
Xanthinol Nicotinate: a super-potent form of niacin (vitamin B3) it has been shown to improve short term memory, improve brain ATP levels and brain glucose metabolism.
The Max! Weight Loss Matrix
The second element of this formula is called the Max! Weight Loss Matrix™. This part of the formula is much smaller, containing a mere 274 mg of ingredients.
It is this “Max! Weight Loss Matrix™” that contains the Cissus quadrangularis mentioned earlier plus 16 other ingredients (a couple of which could theoretically qualify as being “female” orientated).
Earlier I mentioned that it was difficult to determine whether or not the Hydroxycut Max formula contained the 300 mg of the Cissus quadrangularis extract found to be helpful in the studies.
I also indicated that advertising seemed to indicate that it might — “key ingredients in the formula are at the precise amounts that have been proven effective in research studies.”
Label Dressing & More!
The problem is that if this formula does contain the required amount of Cissus, that only leaves a piddling 248 mg worth of the remaining 16 ingredients (which includes soy isoflavones, rose hips powder, hibiscus extract, garcinia cambogia, l-lysine, juniper powder, dandelion root, mangosteen extract, chasteberry extract, raspberry extract and a few others).
What this means, frankly, is that the remaining blend of items are present in such a tiny dosage as to elicit no effect whatsoever. They are there as “label dressing” and nothing more. It also means the whole “designed for women” marketing slant is bogus too, as there’s nothing in the remainder of this product that differs substantially from any unisex product on the market.
Recommendation; Is Hydroxycut Worth the Money?
Of course, that doesn’t mean this product is without value — to men or women.
The Max! Liqui-Burn™ blend of teas, caffeine and yohimbine is a potent one, and probably as good as anything available on the market today — although it’s a bit strong (start with a single pill twice daily to assess your tolerance).
But it’s that element of the formula that provides the most value. The Max! Weight Loss Matrix™ really only offers the Cissus — which may indeed provide benefits too, should the clinical trials be accurate.
Even our intrepid staff reviewer Elissa had something positive to say about the Hydroxycut Max formula…
I do have to give Muscle Tech a bit of credit here…”designed for women” usually means “watered down and just as expensive.” This product appears to pack some heat.
Advertising for the entire line of Hydroxycut fat burners tends to be a bit exaggerated. But I’ve found that despite this, most people tend to be happy with the Hydroxycut brand products — simply because — despite the hype — they are quality compilations that do deliver some results.
September 23, 2008
I finished the entire bottle of Hydroxycut Max, and never noticed any difference. I didn’t lose any weight and i didn’t have any more energy.
The GNC’s and Vitamin World stores in southeast Michigan haven’t even heard of it. My husband bought it for me from Georgia.
The only day that I actually HAD any energy was my 2nd to last day taking them. I’m really disappointed. I took them religiously with absolutely no effect. This was even with exercising, and I eat healthy already.
September 30, 2008
I started Hydroxycut a week ago and have lost 5 pounds. I am 58 years old and have gained 30 lbs over the last five years. I found it impossible to lose until now. I am sold on this product!
October 24, 2008
I started Hydroxycut max two weeks ago, and I have lost 3 pounds. I’m exercising 3 hours a day and on a diet, and Hydroxycut gives me so much energy, I’m getting diced!
I love it, but I’m having trouble sleeping. I don’t get much sleep even though I’m tired and sleepy at nights.
November 1, 2008
I am only on my second day and the lowest dose, of course, I have tons of energy and am really alert and I’m not as hungry.
One problem is I have a slight headache all day long. I slept 10 hrs last night, maybe my body was exhausted from running on high all day?
I can’t imagine taking any higher dosage than I already am, I think I would feel weird and maybe a little sick.
November 3, 2008
I have to say at first I had stomach pains about 10 min after I took them. This lasted about a week. After that span of time, I felt more energized, less hungry and I ate smaller portions.. This was essential to me.. Also, after finishing one bottle, I lost a total of 13 lbs. I must add, I cut out dairy- cheese, milk and egg yolk’s while on this product. The reason was to reduce my cholesterol. However, that combined with Hydroxycut Max worked for me!!! I love it!!!
November 27, 2008
I have been taking Hydroxycut max for almost one month and have not lost any weight other than the 2-3 pounds from exercising.
It does increase your energy for the first couple weeks other than that I got much better results from the cheaper diet pills.
I was very disappointed, as I was hoping to lose at least the 10 pounds the label said I would. Just having my third baby, I want to lose the extra weight that I have gained quickly.
Any suggestions on other diet pills would be greatly appreciated.
December 29, 2008
I just started Hydroxycut Max for Women yesterday. It made me feel very energized and made my appetite almost non-existent. The only bad thing I can say about Hydroxycut is that I felt a slight “crash” at the end of the day. But that’s nothing unbearable.
I love the fact that it doesn’t make me feel weird or give me stomach aches, even when I don’t eat a few hours after taking them.
I can honestly say that it gives me the push I need to get my butt in the gym and also do rigorous household chores without feeling overwhelmed.
January 2, 2009
I started taking Hydroxycut Max this week and have noticed a vast improvement in my energy levels. At times though I have been too HYPED and my friends have had to tell me to take a chill pill. I
am finding it hard to sleep even though I am only on 1-2 tablets a day. My mind is clearer and I am loving getting back into exercise, it has helped me get a new mindset. After working in retail through December I am needing something to get my A** into Gear.
I realize that just taking the tablets alone is not going to make me loose weight, but if it gives me the energy to exercise then I have no problem with taking them.
January 6, 2009
I have been on Hydoxycut max or about 2 months now and have lost approximately 25lbs. I am also dieting and exercising, but I have been on diets before and nothing has ever made me lose the weight so fast.
I’m loving it, and I hope it can do the same for many others!
January 19, 2009
This is my second day on Hydroxycut Max and I have already noticed the amazing increase in energy levels, only half an hour into taking my first pill.
I am starting on 2 pills twice a day before exercise! My usual running route usually takes me half an hour to 40 minutes. After taking Hydroxycut I did it in an amazing 20mins and kept going with weights when I got home.
I have never lifted so much weight and done so many sit ups in the one session, and it felt amazing.
The downside is I do feel a bit queasy pretty much straight after I take my tablet and a little light headed.
Other than that the energy levels are great and I hope to see some fat loss results soon!
January 19, 2009
I have used two bottles of Hydroxycut Max and I loved it. The only bad thing is it gave me extremely bad acne! I have never in my life had any skin problems until I took this!
It did do everything it said and I lost 30 pounds really fast! I haven’t taken it in 4 months and my skin started clearing up after I got it all out of my system.
I want to start taking it again but I’m hesitant. I don’t like having acne – it is very embarrassing! So I can lose more weight and have zits or just find something just as good and lose weight hopefully no zits!
January 24, 2009
I have started taking the pills about 2 months ago and I have lost about 5lbs. I have noticed a huge difference in my energy levels. You will feel wired up for awhile.
If you stick to it, taking the pills as recommended, DRINK A LOT OF WATER, and exercise, you will definitely see a difference. You have to be patient… do not expect the weight to come off tomorrow. Definitely take two full bottles and you won’t be disappointed!
January 26, 2009
I have been taking Hydroxycut max for 3 weeks now and I feel very good with the results so far. I haven’t lost more than 3 pounds but have lost inches. My jeans are very loose and thats how I know it’s working!
I have tons of energy with out the jitters and or being hungry or cranky. So far so good!
February 13, 2009
After 6 weeks I have lost a little over 16 lbs using Hydroxycut Max – love it so far!!
February 22, 2009
I started Hydroxycut Max for women a week ago, so far I have managed to lose six pounds. It is only used to curve my appetite as you will need to eat and exercise to achieve results. I recently went through menopause and was unable to lose weight regardless of what I tried and trust me, I have tried a lot of things – from Jenny Craig to to starvation. This product works for me. But I can say that not everything works for everyone.
March 1, 2009
This is my 3rd day on these pills. I dont know if it’s all in my mind or what but I do have a lot of energy. I work nights and sleep maybe 5 hours then I’m half dead most of the day laying around and falling asleep a lot, Since I took Hydroxycut, I still sleep 5 hours but I’m alert the whole day – I work out and actually have energy to clean and organize my whole house! If you need a kick this is it! I’m also taking gnc ultra mega active multivitamins… these two products are helping me make it through the day (btw I have a 18 month old son).
March 24, 2009
I used Hydroxycut Max last summer and went from a size 10 to a size 6 in 8 weeks. It gave me the energy I needed to workout 3-5 times a week. I also kept it off. I stopped working out/dieting in November (still somewhat eating healthy, but not strict dieting) and did not put much of the weight back on. I just started taking the pills again and have lost almost all what I put back on very fast!
April 21, 2009
I have just started taking the Hydroxycut Max and love it. I have not had the jitters and can sleep at night. I am also doing the px90 workout with it and eating cleanly. When I look in the mirror I can see my waist. I am sure it is just water weight, but hey – it’s a start. I have recommended this product to my girlfriends who are serious about having killer bodies for the summer!
May 14, 2009
Hydraxycut Max has been the best fat burner I have used. Never got a side effect from it and had very good results. Hope it comes back to the market.
August 18, 2009
I just started these tablets. I started with the recommended dose of 3 tablets. After half hour or so I was off my head. I felt like i was having an out of body experience – it was very unpleasant, so definitely work your way up to the full dose.
September 28, 2009
Hydroxycut does NOTHING. Studies have even proven that. It is worthless.
Editor’s comments: Sarah, on this web site, you’re not allowed to say “studies say” unless you provide a link to those studies. Would you be so kind to provide them to us? While we’re no fans of Muscle Tech, and do agree that the claims for Hydroxycut Max are exaggerated, it does contain some ingredients for which a small body of positive clinical evidence exists. We’re unaware of any published studies that verify Hydroxycut’s worthlessness; if you can provide them to us, we’ll post the link here!
October 12, 2009
I began taking hydroxycut max a few days ago, and found that yes it does give me a boost of energy, and I am only taking the lowest does. Although, I haven’t had a does of caffeine in nearly a year either. So that feeling coming back to me was a little weird, but not overwhelming. I am mainly taking it to help boost my running energy levels and to trim up my shape. Dieting and exercising alone wasn’t helping. I hope this will.
October 15, 2009
I started taking Hydroxycut Max yesterday and have noticed an increase in energy and was less hungry. I had the energy to run and I pushed out 12 extra min. I felt good all day and even had energy to clean my whole house and play with my three kids (2 of which are under 2). The only problem I had was a slight headache but nothing too bad. I hope to lose the rest of my baby weight.
November 17, 2009
I just started Hydroxycut Max 2 days ago and I feel awake (not wired)and have notice a decrease in my appetite. I haven’t weighed myself yet but I will in about 2wks to see if there have been any changes. So far no complaints and I’m not feeling any adverse effects either. Will keep consumers posted.
December 4, 2009
I just started on Hydroxycut Max and while I didn’t have my heart racing last night I had a great deal of trouble falling asleep. Today I will experiment with taking pills earlier. I am on a protein shake diet. This morning is bagel day at my office which is usually hard to resist.
Today I made my protein shake, took my pill and so far, so good. I don’t think these pills will work miracles but they do give me that extra little bit of help to stay on course. Last night I didn’t snack at all either which is huge as I’m a late night nibbler.
March 30, 2010
I have been taken all kinds of fat burners and nothing really worked – Not like this one. Right away my energy levels went up, I lost my cravings completely and trust me I have cravings! lol. I don’t have the desire to eat as much in regards to portions as well as I have to FORCE myself to eat sometimes or remind myself because I might forget as I am not hungry that much. I do work out 4-6 days a week. 3 days with a trainer working mostly with weights and strength training and the rest I do basic cardio exercise for 20-45 minutes plus I don’t own a car and speed-walk everywhere. I haven’t restricted my diet but naturally I curve toward healthy choices and am disgusted with fast/junk food. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a unhealthy snack once in awhile but I find with this pill I really don’t again have those cravings as much.
I don’t weight myself as I think the scale is evil – I just go by how my clothes fit me. In just 2 weeks of using this pill I already have gone down about a full dress size.
The key is remember to drink at least 500 ML each time you take it. I try to do a full liter each time which is nice because water helps weight loss not to mention with your skin and overall health. And I take 2 pills in the AM, 2 at lunch and then 2 early evening with again a full liter of water each time. I felt sick the first week and now feel nothing unless I drink too much tea that day which I have had to cut back.
Bottom line, I think there is something for everyone – Some things will work for you but not for me and vice versa but hydroxy cut max is for SURE worth a try. Along with Oolong tea I have never had such a fantastic weight loss reaction – It is a nice addition to working out and eating better.
May 21, 2010
I have lost 20 lbs with Hydroxycut. I’m down to my second bottle but it doesn’t seen to work anymore. I just hit a plateu – I exercise about 3 times a week and follow my diet plan… I will try something new now.
June 1, 2010
Hydroxycut gave me a little energy, but it also made be feel nauseous. The nauseous feeling may not apply to everyone, but for me, I was not able to continue using the product. Hydroxycut Max made be feel better while at work, but later after using the product I felt down in energy. I do not know if that down feeling would go away with future use, but for me I need energy all the way through the day, not to have energy during the day, and not at night. Timing it and having more faith in weight loss products might make one have a good nights sleep on more reflection, but the down feeling was sluggishness, not sleepiness.
June 12, 2010
I have been taking Hydroxycut max for almost a week now and it does give me a much needed boost of energy…nothing too dramatic but enough for me to want to go to the gym as opposed to dragging myself there. I felt slightly nauseous the first couple of days but Im fine now. My appetite has been supressed somewhat (especially early in the day) but when it comes to evening I am rather hungry and end up eating a larger amount (this is probably the reason why I havent lost any weight!) so I might try what Dee suggested (3 doses of 2 caps). My partner seems to think I look more toned since starting this product though. I’ll provide another update in a weeks time… Good luck to all reading this!!:)
July 12, 2010
I just but Hydroxycut max, hoping to increase my energy and loose some fat. I´m starting to do exercise after two years of a sedentary life. What will be the best diet to do a long with these pills… any suggestions please!
I need to loose 20lbs!
Editor’s comments: Restrict simple carbohydrates (sweets, breads, buns, pastas, cereals, etc) and eat high fiber fruit and vegetables and lean proteins. Stay away from processed and pre-prepared foods. As far as programs go, we recommend Tom Venuto’s “Burn The Fat“. Or alternatively, check our diets section to read about other options.
September 21, 2010
I just started the Hydroxycut Womens formula about 2 weeks ago. I have been boxing for almost 2 yrs, have changed my diet completely. I was disapointed that I wasn’t loosing any weight for a few months, I was exercising and eating right, I planned to do it right. I thought I needed a boost, so I thought I try a product that would push my metabolism a bit. Well so far I dropped 5lbs, I don’t really know if it is the product working or stress from work, exercise or changing my diet. Well I will tell you I didn’t feel any side effects or anything, just nausea when I really start to exercise, then it goes away. I drink lot’s of water, so I think it helps. I sleep fine, no headaches or pains. But I will let everyone know, how I am doing on it. I am taking 2 capsules twice daily, no coffee, just a glass of orange juice in the morning and water for the rest of the day. I eat a healthy breakfast, veggies and seafood for the rest of the day. I eat no bread, rice, pasta’s or anything sugary. The product has given me energy, but then I crash at the end of the day. I think it has been good so far.
October 20, 2010
I went through an entire bottle of Hydroxycut and I did not lose any weight and this pill increased my depression and actually made me feel even fatter even though I was not gaining weight.
I would not recommend this product because it sent me into a deep depression. I am glad that I stopped taking them.
November 20, 2010
I have been on hydroxycut max for women for just over a week and well I diffently have more energy I take two pills first thing in the morning and two before dinner My appetite has went down and another thing I noticed and i do not know if this is normally my sex drive is extremely increased all day long everyday it is nice and helps with the excercise but still all day long all the time I feel like I should be a teenage boy not a woman in her early thirties
I like and will continue to use it I have noticed my jeans are way bigger even in a weeks time I will not way myself until I finish the first bottle
January 4, 2011
I am 18 and I starting taking this on Jan 3rd. I put myself on my own personal low calorie high protein diet and I lost 5 lbs. in one day and I did not starve myself.
February 13, 2011
The comments really help to motivate myself… I’m starting my 1st bottle 3 days ago. It’s giving a lot of energy that I need. All I have to do now is go to the gym, at least 3x a week and cut down my rice. All I want from hydroxycut max is lose 10 pounds in a month, but most of it is in my waist line.
Any suggestion for me editor? My problem is cutting down my rice. If I don’t eat rice… I feel hungry.
Editor’s comments: Jasmelyn, 15 minutes before eating try drinking a large glass of water and taking a serving of a fiber supplement (like Metamucil). This will help fill your stomach so you will feel fuller, quicker – without eating as much.
February 24, 2011
I started Hydroxycut max today: it gave me a great deal of energy and decrease in appetite. I hope to loose at least 20 pounds from this! I will keep you informed.
March 4, 2011
So far so good, I am pretty much a diet guinea pig and nothing comes close to stacker 2 with ephedrine, which is now illegal – I lost a lot of weight with it in the past.
I am actually seeing results on week two with Hydroxycut max. Thank you Hydroxycut for this miracle pill.
March 9, 2011
I have been taking HCM for about a week and so far I’ve lost 1 pound. I have an 18 month old so I can only get to the gym 1-2 days a week but I’m working on scaling down my calorie intake. I followed the instructions on the pills and they only difference I notice is that I crash after the dosages but otherwise I’m happy with them…so far. I hope to start seeing more results this coming week. I need to lose approx. 25 lbs (I’m 5’3″ and currently weigh 152 lbs!)
March 22, 2011
I began taking Hydroxycut Max 4 days and I have already lost 3 lbs! I love it! No bad side effects… and haven’t done any type of exercise or special diet.
March 29, 2011
So far so good. I started today. I took a dose at 10:30 and another at 4:30.
Once I took it I felt very energized within about 10 minutes and not I was not hungry. I only ate 2 times (both light meals) and I’m not hungry – no dinner tonight. I have tried hydroxycut “regular” before and I lost 20 pounds in 2 months so i hope I get same results with this max…..
March 31, 2011
I started taking HCM for women today. I am about to do my workout. I can tell there is some energy difference. We will see. 5’1″ and 152lbs. We will see how this goes.
March 31, 2011
Def. can tell a difference in energy. It isn’t jittery but enough of a motivation to move and my appetite is deminished… Cool. I will keep everything posted. I have a doc visit in about 10 days. I will post any weight loss then.
April 10, 2011
I started taking Hydroxycut Max a week ago. I am very pleased with it so far, but am starting to get a little worried because within the last 3 days I’ve had 2 migraines. I drink a ton of water and nothing else with caffeine. I’m hoping on any suggestions to stop these migraine side affects so I can continue taking hydroxycut. Thank you!
Editor’s comments: Alesha, a full daily dose of Hydroxycut contains 600 mg of caffeine, which is a LOT. Maybe try cutting the dosage a bit to see if that helps.
April 12, 2011
I am planning on starting HCM tomorrow. I’ve been taking green tea fat burner but it is not helping. I need to lose at least 30 pounds by may 14th. PROM. I’ve already lost 3 pounds and been on a semi diet and working out 4 days a week. But I am on birth control. Will this interfere with it? I am taking trivora.
Editor’s comments: Amanda, questions regarding interaction on birth control have to be addressed to your doctor.
April 15, 2011
I took HCM and lost 20lbs and I was taking 2 pills 2x daily w/ plenty of water. Continued healthy eating and exercising (at least) 20 mins a day will surely give you results.
I now take only 1 pill 2x daily w/ healthy eating and exercise and I’m still losing the weight slowly. All I can say is do your research before starting any exercise program, HCM may not work for everyone’s weight loss goal. Be Blessed!! =D
April 22, 2011
I took HCM for 5 weeks and only lost about 3lbs overall. I was taking in approx. 1400 calories a day and walking 1x a a week and taking a bootcamp class 1x a week. I changed to Oxylite Pro and have seen much better results in just 2 weeks.
April 22, 2011
I took HCM for 5 weeks and only lost about 3lbs overall so I was disappointed. I was taking in approx. 1400 calories a day and walking 1x a a week and taking a bootcamp class 1x a week. (I have a toddler so my time to workout was very limited). I changed to OxyElite Pro and have seen much better results in just 2 weeks.
April 26, 2011
I have been on HCM for 3 days now. I have combined this with 4 days a week of exercise and drinking nothing but water. I definitely feel my energy increase and am able to workout how I want and my appetite has decreased, I eat less and get full a lot faster. I cant wait to see my results at 2 weeks or 4 weeks.
May 4, 2011
I took Hydroxycut Max for Women for a little over 2 weeks. The first week was fine, but after that I started having side effects such as chest pains and neck stiffness.
I thought me sleeping wrong could have been the cause of my neck issue but when I stopped taking it for 2 days and then took it again, the neck stiffness even got worse. Use Hydroxycut at your own risk!
The product does work because I saw results within the first week but it wasn’t worth the pain! My bottle is now in the trash! Thanks Hydroxycut!
May 6, 2011
I am 18 years old and am a very active girl. I started taking this and all it did was make me sick. I just felt blah. I did not loose any weight. I have only gained weight since I took them. I would not recommend this to anyone. It makes you feel terrible.
May 8, 2011
I have been on it for 3 days now and have lost 4 lbs. but I am also jogging and doing pilates 🙂
I am 30 years old, 5’7 and 212 lbs after losing 60 already – I gained a lot with my second daughter now need to lose like 70-80lbs, i don’t look my weight but i do weigh it 🙁
May 14, 2011
Hydroxycut Max work really well. I lost a lot of weight and still going strong. I don’t even take the pills every day and I’m still dropping pounds. It also help if you get dieters tea which is cheap at Walmart, green tea is also good while on Hydroxycut Max.
May 26, 2011
I have taken Hydroxycut Max for two days. I am more energized and for the first time actually enjoy working out. I take 2 pills at 8am and then 2 pills at 1pm. I work out after taking them and it feels like I’m not exercising.
I started at 83kgs 7 weeks ago and only lost 3kgs, which is the reason I’m taking Hydroxycut max.
So far my appetite is suppressed and my mind does not think about eating all the time. My weight now in 2 days is between 78 and 79 so I am feeling great. I will keep in touch and post how it goes by Monday.
June 2, 2011
I started taking hydroxycut max for women about 5 days ago, and so far I have lost about 6lbs. However, for about a half an hour after taking the pills, I experience shortness of breath, my heart pounds like crazy, and I get extremely nauseous. Right now I’m up to the 4 pills a day, I’m honestly afraid to up my dose to 6. it has curbed my appetite, and I have lost weight, but I feel like I am going to have a heart attack.
June 4, 2011
I just started taking Hydroxycut Max for Women around lunch time yesterday. I have ALREADY lost 4 lbs. I have a constant headache, increased heart rate, constant thirst, shakes/muscle spasms, & can hardly sleep.
This supplement obviously works, but 4 lbs in one day cannot be healthy, not to mention all of my side effects. Good for weight loss, but I wouldn’t suggest using this product.
Editor’s comments: Bailey, most of what you have lost is water weight. Please take the product for a month and report back your results.
June 12, 2011
I have taken this product for 4 days now and I do have a slight headach, reduced appetite, sometimes extra energy and sometimes I feel like I need a nap. Day 2 I weighed myself and was 2.5 pounds lighter. I have been drinking tons of water so much it makes my stomach hurt. But the one thing that I am really astonished with is that my sex drive is insane. Can you tell me why?
I do recomend it, I have 2 clients who love it and one is done and lost 40 pounds in 3 months. I just want to loose 20. I exercise vigorously 3-4 days aweek and try to eat healthy on most occasions. This is the only diet pill i have ever tried. I started it because of what my clients said.
June 14, 2011
I just started taking Hydroxycut Max for Women about 5 hours ago. I don’t feel any side effects from it but I have increased energy and was able to push through my Jillian workout, no problem. I’ve taken other diet pills in the past that made me feel anxious and irritable but this is great!
June 15, 2011
I started on this product a little over a month ago, and have lost 17 pounds since starting. I don’t take it every day, and I have not been able to exercise as much as I like due to health constraints. I find that I have a lot more energy, sleep great at night, and my appetite is minimal which makes it easier to enjoy smaller healthy meals. I really believe in this product!
June 27, 2011
I am starting Hydroxycut Max today and I am stoked. I am not really a healthy eater, but I am willing to try. I have 4 year old and 2 jobs (waitressing) and walk 4-9 miles a day, 6 days a week, at work. (some days I work doubles which increases my distance) I don’t have time to go to the gym but I do 2 boot camp classes each week. I am 5’6 and weigh approx. 150 lbs. I hope to lose 15-20 lbs in the next 2 months. Is this an acheivable goal? I do have workout videos that I can do at home, and I like to play Just Dance on the Wii.
July 5, 2011
Just a question for the EDITOR and everyone who has taken Hydroxycut Max, and has been off of it for a while. Many people are worried about diet pills and how it ruins your metabolism when you stop taking them. Is it true that metabolism slows down even more once you quit?
Editor’s comments: Most fat burners contain central nervous system stimulants that can elevate the metabolism slightly. When you stop taking them, this effect is no longer applicable. There is no evidence moderate use of common stimulants “ruins” your metabolism, but it is true people coming off a diet find their metabolism to be slower than when they started.
The reasons for this…
1) Extreme caloric restriction lowers the metabolism.
2) Extreme dieting causes the loss of muscle mass as well as fat. Since muscle is metabolically active tissue, it contributes to an elevated metabolism. If you lose a substantial amount of it while dieting, you will end the dieting period less enabled to sustain an elevated metabolism as a result of this loss.
July 6, 2011
I have been on hydroxycut max for 3 days! I have just had my first child 4 mon. Ago. I do not breastfeed!!!! I got tired of staying at one weight 183. No matter what i do I can’t lose it! No weight loss yet but I’ll keep you posted
July 9, 2011
I have just started Hydroxycut Max today and I have already noticed that I have much more energy. I did feel lightheaded after I took a pill but then that passed after a couple of minutes. I have also already seen a dramatic change in my appitite (no more cravings or feeling hungry all the time). I feel fuller faster n already eating smaller portions without even realizing it. I plan on weighing myself in about 2 weeks from now. My goal is to lose 10-20lbs in 2-3months. So far I am already sold on this product.
July 11, 2011
I just bought Hydroxycut max for woman 2 days ago, but I’m hesitant to drink it – I was wondering if it will interfere with my birth control. Is it safe to take it even though I wont be taking them at the same time?
I need to lose weight – being 24 with 4 children my last being a girl, I don’t feel to happy with my body. I am eating less and doing zumba exercises but I need an extra boost and I’ve heard this was the pill to take for that.
Editor’s comments: Leslie, the only person who can answer this authoritatively for you is your doctor or perhaps your pharmacist. That’s who you need to ask.
July 13, 2011
If i take this am I supposed to and diet and exercise? This product works miracles. I love it a ton and am losing a ton of weight.
Editor’s comments: Yes, the use of these products should always accompany a diet and exercise program.
July 14, 2011
Hydroxycut is great! But not for all. I makes you very hyper and not hungry at all. It makes me feel like i had a 4 course meal when in all reality i didn’t even eat. It like an anorexia pill if you ask me… I lost 3 pounds in a day just to the simple fact of forcing myself to eat isn’t my favorite thing to do.
July 14, 2011
Well, since my last post, I have stopped taking Hydroxycut. For the first week, I had amazing energy and motivation, and was less hungry and ate smaller portions. Then after that, I started feeling tired and my eyes hurt. I was burnt out. I didn’t do any workouts. And my eating changed, too. Now, the 2 days after I stopped taking it were pure hell. I was basically in bed going through withdrawls, like I was coming off a drug. It could have been the caffeine, becuase in 2 weeks I had not drank any soda or coffee and my body may have been craving for it, but it was awful. This product is good for a short period, but takes its toll on you! I am a pretty active person, I eat ok, (not super healthy, but ok) I should not have had this reaction. Best of luck to all you, I hope it turns out better for you than it did for me.
July 27, 2011
Im on day 10 of taking Hydroxycut max and have lost 10.8 lbs. Im so happy with this pill and hope it continues to work for me.
July 27, 2011
I just took my first pill of Hydroxycut Max about an hour ago and I already feel really energetic, I don’t exercise very much but I feel like I need to go on a run. I only give this a 2 because I just started taking it, but I have a good feeling about it, and hope to see results soon. I am starting college soon and hope to lose 80-100 lbs by the end of my freshman year.
August 2, 2011
I’ve been taking hydroxycut max for women for two weeks now and I have not lost anything. I exercise 2 hours a day and I don’t feel any energy at all – I feel tired all the time.
August 10, 2011
My name is Aleyna and i just started taking hydroxycut max yesterday and today is aug/10/2011.I didn’t notice anything the first day I took it but today I was at work and I noticed a huge difference in my energy level. I was able to more than keep up with everything.
I started on the Jillian Michaels pills before but i didn’t like them.
These seem to be great so far. I will keep every one posted on my results.
August 11, 2011
I have been taking Hydroxycut Max for Women for about two weeks. I haven’t seen any real weight loss yet. I am having some constipation. I take two in the morning and I don’t feel any more energized than usual. I can’t sleep at night. Editor are these side effects normal?
Editor’s comments: Tara, if you have a tolerance for stimulants, you may not feel any more energized. At the same time, the unique combination of ingredients – including those for mental focus (see the full Hydroxycut Max review for details), may make it difficult to sleep. Additionally, some people complain of constipation when consuming large amounts of caffeine.
August 14, 2011
This is the added kick in the butt I just needed!! I have been working out for 3 weeks and lost 3 lbs. So I figured I needed a kick in the butt. I have goals I need to reach now!! With the added energy I got in to the gym 3x more working out harder!! I worked out 2 hrs a day 6 days with calorie consumption of 1200 cal max!! While on that plan using the product I lost 5lbs the first week I’m very impressed!! I feel great!!! It’s worth it to take it if you will take full advantage of the extra energy and hunger Supressing effects!! If you are gonna walk once a week and eat moderately you will not see max results!! For the max results you need to push yourself there with the help of the product!!
August 14, 2011
I have been taking Hydroxycut for only a week and I have lost 7 pounds already – I’m sticking to a very lean diet also, and when I exercise I have so much energy; these pills make me feel like superwoman on the treadmill. I love it, and I love the new transformation I see in my body.
August 14, 2011
I had been working out vigurously for about 6 weeks and had lost nothing. I took the pills because my relative said she had lost 30 pounds in two months so I took the pill along with working out and lost 3 pounds in one week!! So far so good but I am eating right and working out.
August 15, 2011
I have been taking hydroxycut one pill at a time twice daily now for like a week. My co-workers noticed my energy levels are way up and my weight is down – I don’t notice yet but other people really do. My man is much happier and I feel awesome. I’m almost two weeks in and I feel great. I think these pills with some stripper pole classes could be fun and produce some serious weight loss. I think ill try it…
August 20, 2011
Hey I just brought HCM yesterday.because of reading everyones experience I’m following the directions correctly! Lol I took one capsul at 7:45 am and it is now 9:10 am and so far I feel completely awake and energized I didn’t eat anything and usually I’m hungry around this time! I’m not experiencing any side effects just yet! But I’m going to take another capsul around 1 pm! I really hope this product works! On another not I am experiencing a lot of gas! I will keep you all updated on my experience!
August 27, 2011
I started taking Hydroxycut Max for women about two weeks ago. I began a weight loss kick at the beginning of the summer and had lost some inches already. I just wanted an extra boost for energy as my college course load started again. So far I have had good results. I have lost about an extra inch or so around my waist but I have not weighed myself in months. I can definitely tell the difference. I get a little jittery sometimes right after taking it but not to the point where it interferes with my functionality. It doesnt really destroy my hunger, it just makes me feel full faster and for longer periods of time. I still have an appetite when I need to eat. Dont take it after 6 or 7 at night and you’ll sleep fine, especially if you take advantage of the energy to get some exercise. All-in-all, a great product to try at a good price.
August 29, 2011
Ok as promised I’m back. I started taking these pills on the 20th of august! And within the first 2 days I felt a lot of crazy energy. I was sweating a lot and I felt hungry a few times but once I drunk the water I felt fine! I do advise that u drink a lot of water or else your going to be very thirsty! At the beginning I did feel that they were working but as soon as I got use to them I felt that they were not working as much. I still have hunger cravings and if I eat too much I feel sick!
When I went to work (I work in retail) I felt jittery but awake! I haven’t weighed myself yet but I will do so when I finish the bottle!
August 30, 2011
This product does not work. I have taken a whole bottle, 6 tablets a day and i don’t feel any increase in energy and have only lost two pounds in the last Month. What weight i did lose is probably due to better eating and working out every night for an hour and a half….I say Don’t waste your money by fooling yourself into thinking it works. Over the counter weight loss pills, in my opinion,have not been worth it in at least the last six years. One plus is it Didn’t make me feel sick like others have in the past. Probably because it Does not work!!!!!
September 1, 2011
I started hydroxycut max about two weeks ago and I’ve already lost a couple pounds but I wasn’t too too big to start with so maybe my weight loss will be less. They make you feel full faster so you’re not wanting to eat all day and also they make you have regular bowel movements!
I recommend these to anyone who overeats or who binge eats because it definitely helps break that cycle! Best wishes!
September 21, 2011
i lost 6 pounds in 6 days. It has really worked for me but I am also drinking ALOT of water and dieting and excercising alot. It gives me alot of energy and i promise i hated working out before taking hydroxycut max
September 22, 2011
i love it i lost 3 pounds in 1 day love it love it love it very happy
September 23, 2011
I am 29 and 10 pounds overweight. I have hypo thyroid disease more than 10 years. I’m taking a pill for it and as u know, losing weight is so hard for ppl with hypo thyroid disease. I want to know, is Hydroxycut Max going to be helpful for me to loose 10 pounds during one month?
I’m doing exercise every day at gym and in diet for 2 months. I’ve already lost 7 pounds till now without taking any fat burner pill. I’m looking forward to hear from u soon. Thank you very much
Editor’s comments: Unfortunately, stimulant based products are not recommended for anyone with thyroid disease. You’ll have to keep doing it the old fashioned way. 😉
October 4, 2011
I wish to know if its safe taking the pills 30 min before working out, like spinning or weight lifting? Hope you can help me, thanks..
Editor’s comments: Sarah, this product contains a lot of caffeine, but if you don’t have any health problems or aren’t sensitive to caffeine you should be fine. We’d probably recommend only taking a single capsule prior to workout to assess your tolerance. One thing to remember; taking caffeine prior to a workout will allow you to workout longer and harder and place greater strain on your heart. It may help you “overdo” it without knowing you’re overdoing it.
Does that help?
October 5, 2011
Hello good morning.
Like I was saying in my previous post I really need to clear my doubts about this product, in the directions section says that 2xday, this is from day 1 to 3, now my question is: on what time during the day should I take the first pill? and the second, could be one hour or half before my exercise?
Editor’s comments: It’s usually a good idea to take one dose in the morning and one in the early afternoon – you’d don’t want to take it too late in the day or you may not be able to sleep.
October 6, 2011
Thank you for your advice! excellent. Only one more question, is best taken before or after breakfast? Hence in general I felt amazing I took one in the morning and then an hour and a half before my exercise and it was great, this will be my second day, so I hope to continue as well. Soon I will be checking my weight, thank you dear Editor that were the right ones to clarify my doubts.
Editor’s comments: Usually the first taken is taken 15 minutes before breakfast. Have you checked the product label?
October 16, 2011
I have read all the comments and it sounds good,I have been looking for something that will help. I have been taking Xenadrin for two months and lost 16lbs. But nothing since and I work out 3 times a wk. So I think I am trying this product next. Thanks guys.
October 24, 2011
i started taking these pills last Friday October 21st.
I have a lot of Energy and I don’t feel hungry. Its only been 4 days and I checked my weight on Friday – I’m 147lbs. I’m not doing any crazy exercises 30min walking or running daily I don’t eat after 6pm and if I do snack its fresh veggies but that’s not needed now that I’m rarely hungry. I do drink lots of water and when i purchased the pill at GNC i was told to take vitamins and drink plenty fluids.
I hope to lose 20lbs but ill be happy with 10lbs. I don’t think its possible or healthy to do it in 1week so no crazy goals here….I’ll post again after Friday
October 25, 2011
I just started taking Hydroxycut last week. I started with one pill in the morning and then one pill in the evening, This was not working for me as I had a hard time with sleeping and feeling squeemish.
However, I like the energy it provides as i have joined a local gym. My question is – has anyone taken the minimal dose (I’m only taking one pill in the a.m) and still had results?
November 7, 2011
Hello everyone, I have read you comments. Just purchased Hydroxycut Max. Will start tomorrow 11/07/2011 and post weekly results. I am 142 lbs today, that is 22 lbs I need to melt away. I would be happy with 22 lbs over 3 months. I have gained this over the past year due to my new “sit on my behind” job. It’s devastating. I start running and this product tomorrow. Will also reduce caloric intake. See you in a week and good luck to all of us.
November 16, 2011
i just started taking hydroxycut yesterday im hoping it works! will update in a few weeks!!!
January 3, 2012
I barely started taking Hydroxycut Max but I can already tell a change in my energy level. Never have I ever been at work and thought I’m gonna go for another run after work until now!! I will update after I finish my whole bottle and we’ll see how many lbs. I lose 🙂
January 6, 2012
I started taking this product earlier this week. I love it!! It gives me so much energy!! I was able to do ultimate performance at the gym this week. I also have a HUGE appetite normally; I thought it would not do anything to my appetite. I was wrong, it really does surpress my appetite. I workout and have been eating healthy, so I think that also helps. I have not weighed myself because I don’t believe in scales. I hope to lose and I am sure I will. I would recommend this product to anyone!!
January 7, 2012
Love this product!! Because workouts/diet differ from person to person I don’t want to give false hope talking about how much weight I have lost while taking this supplement.
HOWEVER, I have lost weight. I take only 1 capsule approx 30 mins prior to working out, purely for the energy it gives me to push harder and drive longer. No jitters whatsoever.. Be warned, the three days or so I did get light headaches but they went away as my body built up a tolerance to the new additive. Do not take this within say 5/6 hours of bedtime, or you’ll be pacing around your room. Otherwise… Love, Love, Love! Good luck to you all in your fitness ventures!
January 18, 2012
I have been on hydroxy cut for 4 days now i eat so much healthier and excercise hard for 50 mins a day which is a huge change from my normal every day life the only thing is i have not had a bowel movement in 4 days now is this normal and im usually regular everyday some times twice
January 21, 2012
so im 18, almost 19, and have been considered obese for as long as i can remember. i have been on this product for almost a week and have dropped 5lbs already. i love the fact that i’m losing weight like i want to, however i dont love the mood swings and neither does my boyfriend. thats the only bad experience ive had so far, hopefully its just my body getting used to it and will go away, i would love to continue use but not if im going to feel like this the whole time.
January 21, 2012
I started taking Hydroxycut Max for Women a week ago. I seen a few results, but the last couple of days my bowels have been like water (sorry not meaning to be nasty). Does anyone have any suggestions? I wasn’t sure if there was anything not recommended to eat while taking it or if I just need to increase my water intake. I will be the first to admit that I have not been real good about drinking water.
Editor’s comments: Try reducing the dosage and increasing your fiber intake.
January 24, 2012
Today is my second day of taking this item and i love the energy it gives me 🙂 i was able to run an extra mile and my work out was SIMPLE… lol im only rating it a 2 right now because I am taking this for a diet product to help kick some of my wieght. i am a smaller person but after having kids, need to loose a few pounds, i eat healthy, watch my calories,carbs,sugar and sodium intake and work out 5 days a week, so as I continue to use hydroxycut max I will give it a finale rating. being im only on day 2 and rating it a 2 is a 2 thumbs up so far 🙂 my appitite is basicaly down to NOTHING. My energy is enough im on the go but not jittery 🙂 im loving it <3
January 28, 2012
this site helped me. i have been taking this product for one day. i took the whole bottle of hyrdroxycut pro clinical. im not sure if it worked because i also took Lipozene(which didnt make me eat less. but with hydroxy i ate less. i have lost 10lbs so far. hopefully the max will provide more results.
February 8, 2012
I have been taking proclinical hydroxycut for about 5 weeks now and was starting to see great results! But it made me miss my period which has never happened before (I am definitely NOT pregnant) So I started researching and found that this is a common side effect for some women. I am wondering if the Hydroxycut Max for Women will also cause this side effect. Has anyone experienced this while on Max for Women?
February 9, 2012
Hi this is my first day using the HCM I feel my heart rate is high and I can’t breath good , what should I do , even though I don’t have any disease , I feel like I am going to have hard attack . Help please .
Editor’s comments: This product contains an extreme amount of caffeine which can the the reason for the side effects you have described. You must either significantly reduce the dose, or stop taking the product altogether if this continues.
February 9, 2012
I feel a neck pain & I can’t sleep , I feel something will happen to me !!!!!!!
February 12, 2012
Hydroxycut causes liver damage. I was a huge fan of the Hydroxycut powder packets because they did increase energy and decrease appetite. I went for my yearly physical and got blood work done. My Dr. insisted I stop taking it immediately. There are other reviews online with this being related to liver failure. Please take caution. Thanks.
February 13, 2012
Just started taking it this morning, so far seems effective. I’m not hungry (not full, but not hungry) and I seem to have more energy to devote to the things I’ve been procrastinating on. My circadian rhythm has been off so I made sure to take it when I was woken up “early” this morning by my phone (10:30 a.m. is early for me now). Popped that sucker in my mouth before I could fall back asleep. 30 minutes later I was wide awake in bed. (As a frame of reference, if left unattended I will sleep until 3 or 3:30 p.m.) Wasn’t hungry, but ate a 90-cal granola bar and drank some water. Wanted to take a multivitamin because it seemed like I wouldn’t be up to eating at all today, but skipped it because I didn’t want to stress our my stomach (maybe I’ll take one tomorrow). I’m not feeling jittery, and I never drink coffee (but I do drink Coke on occasion, but never more than 1 can in a day). I received some surprising news this morning and felt a little freaked out/shaky, but I don’t know if I should attribute that to me or to the pill. Walked about 30 minutes today and if I had the right running shoes I could have jogged a bit, which is encouraging because I severely dislike exercise. Haven’t weighed myself; I’ll wait a week to let the water weight go first. I’ll keep updating as I’d love to hear more updates from other people and am always left wondering when they disappear. I am a notorious eater/snacker but so far have only had the one granola bar, and a small bowl of meat, veggies, and rice (which I kind of had to force). Before I took the 2nd pill this afternoon, I felt pretty hungry, but about 10 minutes after I took it, I wasn’t hungry anymore. But you still gotta eat anyway. Couple times I dry-heaved, but that happens to me every once in a while during cold weather anyway.
February 13, 2012
Probably spoke a bit soon. I’m feeling pretty lightheaded and dizzy despite the fact that I’ve been sitting for the past 2 hours or so. I was thinking about eating something light, but of course because it’s not recommended to take any pills 5 hours prior to sleeping, I’m going to have to break the “no snacks between meals” rule. I think anyone can lose weight if for 13 hours a day, they don’t eat anything (5 hrs buffer + 8 hrs sleep). I’m re-rating this as 3 stars. Not bad, not fantastic.
February 13, 2012
I bought HCM today and im only a few pounds over weight.. But i have heard from other weight loss pills if you dont have much weight to loose taking weight loss pill will make you gain weight.. will this product make me gain weight? Comments please
Editor’s comments: You get fat only if you eat more calories than you require. This product may suppress your appetite a bit, or it may not, but it will not make you fat unless it stimulates your appetite. So if you find yourself eating more, this isn’t the product for you.
February 18, 2012
Okay, so here’s my breakdown:
The “only” way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you burn, i.e., eat less, exercise more. Hydroxycut Max lets you do that. It’s incredibly easy to eat less throughout the day, but by nighttime you might get hungry. I know I did. I didn’t want to take any pills because they seriously keep me up 6-10 hours after I take them, but I can’t not eat a snack at night. So something light like low-fat yogurt should be fine. A couple slices of an apple. But if your hunger was like mine, a full meal would have to do. Because of that, I only lost a couple of pounds in the first few days. Days 1-3 I walked 30 mins, 1 hr 45 mins, and 3 hrs respectively, and I felt very very sleepy and lightheaded from the lack of sleep. But my body couldn’t sleep. i kept going. I may be a bit easy on myself, but in my mind, sleeping enough hours and getting proper nutrition is more important than some weight loss. I would say that they do work, and I’ll be holding on to these pills for when I run out of money at the end of the month and need to save on food. This easily cut my food consumption into 1/4. Now being off the pills for a day has made me feel more relaxed (easier to sleep) and I almost forgot how much I eat. My word. I do not stop eating. Overall, 3 stars.
Pros: Ate less, exercised more, really felt like I was losing weight because I felt so weak
Cons: Little to no sleep even though you DO feel tired, lightheadedness and physical shaking from the weakness
February 27, 2012
Is this product good for someone that needs to loose 100lbs or more?
February 28, 2012
I started Hydroxycut Max for Women about two and a half days ago and am already see results although its probably just water weight because I have yet to get into a thorough excersize routine. I stick to chicken, broccoli and fruit ona small portion basis or a light salad and have already dropped like 5-7 lbs. I started at around 177bs and right now weigh 168! I am going to continue and start to exercise and hopefully see more results! So excited.
March 4, 2012
Just on day one and it gave me a lot of energy.
March 5, 2012
After taking hyroxycut max for women for 3 days I simply could not put another pill in my mouth. Everytime I took one, about 20-30 minutes later I had horrible stomach cramps. The only way to ease the cramps was to EAT! They did give me some energy and make me feel full, but the pain was crazy! Anyone else have this problem? Or know why this may be happening. I really don’t want to waste my 25 dollars that I paid for these things and would like to take them, but not if they are going to cause the pain. HELP!
Editor’s comments: We don’t know why this is happening, but it’s a pretty good indicator that you should stop taking the product immediately. Try returning them to where you you bought them; you may not get anywhere, but you may get your money back. It may be worth a try.
March 9, 2012
Don’t waste your time with this product it was good on energy but it caused me to break out
March 14, 2012
So I just started hydroxycut max this morning. I have already taken a full bottle of regular hydroxycut and lost 5 lbs. So I’m hoping to at least double my results. I took regular hydroxycut a few years back with an acai berry supplement as well and lost about 20 lbs in 2 months roughly. So I’m trying the acai with hydroxycut max and hopefully it works the same as it did with the other. Also, I’m on a crash diet type thing. Does anyone know of an additional supplement I could be taking for additional apettite curbing?
Editor’s comments: Try a simple fiber supplement like glucomannan; it’s cheap and there’s some decent clinical evidence behind it. See this review for more details!
March 17, 2012
THIS IS MY FIRST DAY OF STARTING THE HYDROXYUT MAX FOR WOMEN. I DID QUICKLY FEEL THE RUSH NOT TOO LONG AFTER I TOOK IT. I DID ALSO FEEL SLIGHTLY SICK ON THE STOMACH FOR A MOMENT. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO DIFFERENT SITES AND READING THE GOOD AND BAD THINGS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THIS PRODUCT. I REALLY HOPE IM NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO END UP HAVING A BAD REACTION OR NO WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS. EVERTHING IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY, SO LETS SEE WHAT IT DOES FOR ME.
April 20, 2012
I just bought a bottle of hydroxycut max. I saw that 3 years ago this was recalled by the FDA b/c of liver damage. What was changed in this new formula to prevent that? I am very excited about taking this but I just want to make sure I don’t have any bad reactions (like liver failure). Also, I am taking metformin so do you know if there are any drug interactions with that? Thank you in advance for your answers!
Editor’s comments: The recall occurred in 2009, and most of the banned products that are still available are back on the market again. Did the formula get changed to address the liver issue? Well, it wasn’t like the ingredient (or series of ingredients) that was responsible for this issue was ever identified publicly (to our knowledge anyway), so who knows? You would need to contact Iovate directly and see what they say. As far as the metformin goes, that is a question for a doctor. We’re not qualified to comment on drug interactions, and frankly, this is not a question you should be seeking answers to in a public forum. Only your doctor is qualified to answer…
April 21, 2012
I just started taking hydroxycut max yesterday. I immediately had a rush of energy. My partner noticed it right away.. during the night got up like 5 times as I have been drinking more water; so guess it worked like water pill… Woke up this morning with slite stomach discomfort but no real pain. I hope this works. I am going to lower my carbs and start exercising for 30 mins.in treadmill….I am 45 and I have about 50lbs to get rid off…I will see how it works for me….I never use any hydroxycout products before… I will share my progress….
April 25, 2012
I’ve been doing a low carb diet and lost 7lbs immediately, but then hit a plateau. I feel as though I have some metabolic issues. I started taking Hydroxycut, I take two capsules in the morning and that is it, and I have so much energy. More energy to exercise, and I lost 3lbs in the three days I have been taking it. My workout seems to be more effective and I have more energy to do the things I want to do. It has definitely started my scale to moving again as I was becoming discouraged with my way of eating.
April 28, 2012
I have been on a low carb diet for about a month and a half. I lost 13pds and hit a plateau. I don’t workout, even though I should but I don’t really have the time, much less the energy (I have an 18mos old, work fulltime, and I’m in school fulltime). I started taking hydroxycut max three days ago and have lost almost 2pds. The first day, just taking 1pill twice a day, I immediately noticed the increased energy. I am currently closing out day three with 2pills twice a day. I know it’s different for everyone, I still have plenty of energy, but this evening I had gotten a pretty bad headache, and still do have one. I just may need to keep my dose at 1 pill twice a day. No jitters, just the headache. I’m going to continue taking them to see if they help. So far so good. I have 25 lbs. to loose to hit my goal weight. Keep you posted.
May 18, 2012
Just started taking HCM today. With minutes of taking it, I felt light headed and nauseated. I didnt drink lots of water with it ut ext one I will! I also felt like this with the regular HC but it passed in a few days. So I will continue product . Weight is 183. Will update!
May 23, 2012
Just got a box off my trainer…after reading all those reactions after taking HCM… no comments for now…I’ll have to wait and see.
May 24, 2012
I have been taking the Hydroxycut Shape for women for almost a month. I took two in the morning and two before dinner. I decided to stop taking them because they made my stomach cramp, lightheaded, dizzy and nauseous. I felt like I was pregnant.I also take other vitamins such as B12, Ester C, and Omega 3 Fish Oil. I didnt lose any weight at all while taking the pills. I am very active anyway. I also had a tummy tuck, liposuction. I mainly wanted to lose my upper back. I guess I will be hitting the gym and zumba a little harder.
May 24, 2012
Just started taking it today.will keep u updated.i am about 280lbs right now.
May 29, 2012
I have been on HCM for 2 years now & never given my body a rest.
It’s only now that I’m experiencing dizziness, acne breakouts, yellowing of my eyes, blurred vision, an obvious increase in appetite & surprisingly enough, NO ENERGY-completely zapped.
My sleeping is regular but despite my 7-8hrs per night, I’m so very very fatigued.
Could these reverse effects be because I abused the substance with no rest periods? I can admit I’ve become addicted to it now but know I need to either stop completely or break for afew months?
Editor’s comments: You should definitely see a doctor immediately. Some of your systems sound like caffeine withdrawl (yes, you can become addicted to caffeine), but others – like the yellowing of the eyes – are indicative of a more serious liver issue, possibly jaundice. You may also want to read this…
May 31, 2012
I started hydroxycut about 4 days ago, and I my first day it really messed with my stomach.. It feels a little bit better now, but my stomach is still a little bit uneasy. Other than that, I feel wonderful.. They really give me the energy I need to stay moving! (:
June 1, 2012
Lost a few pounds taking 1pill a day…was doing 1 in morning and 1 around 2 pm.but it was giving me bad headaches. Headaches are gone with 1 pill a day…
June 7, 2012
This is my first day using hydroxycut max, I had almost to much energy, just so you have an idea, I’m 26 years old, 5’4, and 140 pounds. Gave birth to twins 2 years ago and have a 9 year old. I’ve noticed a lot of people saying they don’t have time to work out…if i can find the time being a single mother with 3 kids, fulltime job and a household to run, anyone can. That’s just a bad excuse for someone who isn’t truly ready and determined enough to want to enjoy getting dressed and all the other perks of being healthy. I will update my progress, but everyone reacts differently, so we’ll see 🙂 my goal is to lose 20lbs by August.
June 21, 2012
This pill made me feel like crap. I have taken it for 10 days now and no results other then feeling nauseated, stomach pains and feeling extremely tired. This doesn’t work for me! =(
June 22, 2012
I took this for 2 months, no excercise, hardly ever drank as much water as I should have, and failed to take the pills as often as I was supposed to. I still lost 20 lbs. within that time frame. Never felt jittery, although I am quite used to caffeine which could explain why, about one a week though my stomach would get quite upset and I would puke, a minor side effect I think because I always felt much better after, I have stopped taking them for 2 months and have yet to gain back any more than 2 lbs. I plan on picking this back up again in the near future, but as with anything ladies, if you’re taking weightloss supplements, take a break from them, you don’t want to hurt yourself just to look good. 🙂 highly recommended!
June 26, 2012
I am 16 years old and have been taking hydroxycutt for about two weeks. It gives me headaches and makes my really tired. I dont have much of an appitiete to begin with and it’s making me hungry. I’m not losing weight. I am dissapointed in this product.
July 5, 2012
After taking one dose of the Depo Provera I have gained literally 41 lbs, and that’s in just 3 months, the shot will be out of my system on the 16th, and im not going back to get another. A few weeks ago, i was looking through weight loss supplements, and saw Hydroxicut-Max and I thought id give it a shot. I started taking the pill today, hoping i lose some serious weight, i weighted 132 the day i got the shot, and now, 3 months later, i weight 173. im only 18 and im only 5’3 im normally pretty thin for my height. Is there any recommendation to help me lose weight faster on Hydroxycut?
Editor’s comments: Regarding, “Is there any recommendation to help me lose weight faster on Hydroxycut?”. Yes. Implement a sensible diet and exercise program. Products like Hydroxycut are supplements – they may help a little, but you still need to do the hard work – eat right, and exercise. Other than that, there are no miracles here.
July 9, 2012
Hello, I just want to say but i started taking the hydroxycut yesterday and I already lost a pound. I was reading those reviews yesterday and I saw that a lot of people talked about how the hudroxycut gives them energy and I was all like hmmm that’s not happening to me but then I took a pill before dinner (around 6) and wow it kept me up all night so now i’m not sure what to do and when to take it so it won’t interfere with my sleep since I have to wake up early in the morning. Any advice? Other than that, the product is great. I really found myself not being hungry at all. I’m really happy with the product
July 13, 2012
I have been taking this product for 3 days I’ve change my eating habits I have had no side effect with it yet.. I’m wwalking for 20-30 min a day is this enough r do I need to work out more in order to c results
July 16, 2012
Im 19 yrs old and I have been taking hydroxycut for about a week, i have lost 3 lbs. I love it, it gives me a lot more energy and cuts my appetite. Some small stomach pains but no other side affects
July 18, 2012
I started this product about a week ago, and I have to say it is quite amazing!! I have more energy, less hungry and I havent really changed anything drastically yet and already dropped 4 pounds!! Good product!
July 30, 2012
I bought this product because my doctor said being on a birth control shot, called depot provera, would make me gain weight because I would CRAVE food more. I’m going to boot camp here in 2 months and ive gotten myself down to about where I want to be. HCM helped me substantially through the cravings i was feeling prior to buying it!! I love it! I did have to have A strict time at which I took it ( I work night shift at a factory) so I wouldn’t be up at all hours, but the discipline really helped with everyday life as well.
August 4, 2012
I have been on other products that are much more stimulating. I could go right to sleep within an a couple hours after taking it.
Also, it gives me the poops about an hour after taking a dose. I have been on it for 2 weeks, with daily exercise and a low cal diet w/ whole grains…. I have lost maybe a pound or two, but could be due to other things, not the hydroxycut.
The only reason I didn’t post a 1 is because it helps with recovery time after an intense workout schedule.
However; the possible long term effects of hydroxycut usage, far outweigh the benefits. Think twice before wasting your money.
August 6, 2012
Im 27 yrs old and I´ve been taking hydroxycut for about one month, i just want to lose 10 pounds, and i cant!. I do pilates reformer 2 days a week, not as i should, but i dont eat that bad.. and i havent lost one pound. the pills didnt cause me any secundary effects either.. i´m taking 3 pills before my breakfast, and 2 pills before dinner. . but nothing yet.
August 9, 2012
I started taking HCM 3 days ago and do far I have noticed that I have lost a little bit of weight. I’m on a calorie restricted diet. I eat no more than 800 calories a day and I swim as much as I can for exercise as well as doing other things. I haven’t had any side effects other than being very energized.
August 18, 2012
well I’m thinking on start using Hydroxycut. Let me explain my problem…I work overnight (10pm-6am) that makes my whole eating go upside down. I sleep from 7am to 3pm. I don’t eat much instead I snack (I don’t have time to cook neither to eat). I just started doing Zumba. It’s hard for me to keep a “normal” diet due to my crazy life schedule. So I’m thinking..Maybe hydroxycut could help me but some fat faster…Am I right? Can someone please give me an advice.
October 30, 2012
Editor’s comments: Hydroxycut will give you some energy and boost your metabolism a little bit. It will not work miracles. It’s tough to lose weight on shift work, but the key still lies with diet and exercise.
August 25, 2012
I have just began taking HCM and I feel the energy boost. I have not changed my diet or exercise, being that they are both perfectly healthy. Without the HCM I have been losing weight slowly. I’m only takeing it to speed up the results. I am 21, 5’2″, and 123lbs. I am trying to get down to 105, 110 at the most, but more importantly fit in a size 1 (I current ware a size 5). My BMI is 22.5 and I would like it to be 20. I use to weigh 200lbs and have lost all the weight through diet and exercise alone, its just this last 10lbs that feel like there takeing forever! In the past two months I havnt lost a pound, before I was loseing 3-5lbs a week. Ill post more with results.
August 25, 2012
This is only my third day on HCM but I have noticed a great increace in energy, in fact I exercised for 45 minutes this morning for the first time in years. My energy and concentration throughout the day have greatly increased and I have also been in a better mood. Even if HCM doesn’t help me lose weight itself, at least it gives me the energy to work out and lose weight. I am getting married in 3 months and I am hoping to lose at least 15lbs by then.
August 27, 2012
I just started taking HCM today and I’m hoping and praying it works. I am 185 and that is a horrible weight for my hieght. I need suggestions for a diet to accompany this with. HELP!!!!!
August 29, 2012
Editor’s comments: Check out Jon Benson’s Every Other Day Diet; , or the Atkins diet: http://diets.ultimatefatburner.com/review-dr-atkins-diet/.
August 29, 2012
I have used one bottle of Hydroxycut Max and have so much energy! I have so much motivation, lol I can clean my bedroom, bathroom, living room, dishes and walk my dog in two hours. Haha I love it. I’ve lost 9lbs so far, I didn’t really follow too much into diet and exercise at the beginning but now am exersizing and I feel fantastic. Though now I have noticed I get extremely nautious if I don’t have some food in my stomach when I take the Pills. Nothing some ricecakes can’t fix. Overall I compleatly love these pills. They make me feel happy, like it releases endorphins or something. I dunno.
One flaw; getting off the pills. I recommend slowly, cut doseage in half then again till your done. I found I had absolutly NO energy because I was use to being so quick and full of caffeen lol.
September 12, 2012
I’ve just started taking hydroxycut and I have got to say I absolutely hate it. I feel nauseous the moment I take the pills and working out is out of the question when I’m feeling like this. It’s suppose to give me energy but in reality it decreases mine to the point where I feel so tired like I’m about to pass out and it actually makes me hungrier which is a really bad thing. Maybe my body isn’t used to the energy buzz (I never drink coffee or anything)and just pills in general (whenever I get sick or anything I usually just ride it out without any medication)I really was hoping this would help me out since I can’t lose weight even though I usually eat healthy and exercise often. This was sort of a last resort kind of thing and this failed me as well… what a waste of my money.
September 13, 2012
Tonight is my first day starting hydroxycut for women. I took one pill on the way to work. A couple of years ago i used Hydroxycut and had pretty good results (lost 20 pounds) and now I am desperate to lose 40 pounds by Christmas my birthday. I will keep you all posted with results. I have plenty of energy tonight – I’m wide awake so far with lots of energy! “wish me luck”
September 17, 2012
Hello all, I’m really excited about this product. I’m a bit worried though with the reviews. I see some one only loosing 3 pounds while working out for 3 hours and I keep thinking that I can loose weight if I work out 2 hours a day. But then i see others said they loose 5 lbs in a week while working out for 2 hours a day. I just dont know how much I need to work out to get maximum results. I really do want to loose the weight at a good pace with out harming myself. I finally convinced myself to buy the product and I think it did a pretty good job when it comes to energy. I was expecting to get a wild burst of energy and then crash down but it was a slow and steady pace. I started out taking two pills, will I harm myself if I jump right into taking 4 pills a day instead of taking 1 or 2 the first day? i have taken other weight lost products before…so I was not sure?
September 18, 2012
Editor`s comments: Normally, retailers recommend that you increase the dose slowly in order to assess your tolerance to the product and gently ease you into the full effect. If the recommend full dose is 4 caps after a number of days, and you have taken similar products before, you can probably jump ahead to the full dose.
September 20, 2012
I just had a baby and I weighed myself this morning I was 175 I took two hydroxycut max and walked 9 straight miles I weighed myself when I got home and I weight 170 , this product is unbelievable !!!!! I am going to walk 9 more miles everyday! It gives you the motivation and ladies it’s so easy if you are to hot to workout outside or your baby needs to be inside cause of the heat, download nike+ running and go to the mall, that’s how I walked 9 miles and lost 5 lbs! Plus you have to eat right !!just constantly walk.
September 23, 2012
I have been using hcm. for 2mos.i love the product .its most effective. with diet and exercise .Im mainly use to when Im working. out. great fa burner!
September 23, 2012
I am 18. I initially weighed about 160 pounds before I began working out. I exercised 30 minutes daily for about 2 months and lost only 4 pounds. I started taking HCM about two weeks ago. At the same time I started doing the slim fast diet. I’ve been for drinking a slim fast for breakfast before I take the HCM in the morning just so I can avoid stomach discomfort. Immediately after I drink one or two bottles of water, to avoid liver problems in the future. I have no side effects from HCM at all! In the first 2 days I lost 5 pounds. I now weigh 140 pounds! I have lost an amazing 20 pounds.
September 26, 2012
I took HCM before And i weighed 160 lbs last march And buy my graduation day , which was in may , i weighed 138 lbs. I drank water the whole entire time And i walked three miles monday- friday, an cut out sugar And carbs. But i stopped excersising due to medical reason. I weighed my self the other day And i weighed 170 not good. So since im back on my feet , im ready to sheld pounds , And this is an excellent product to help. I wanna be atleast 135 lbs bu new years . Time will tell ,
September 27, 2012
I started it this morning and i feel wide awake even though I only got 3 hours of sleep last night. I feel fine but i just need to remember to drink lots and lots of water, as are indicated on the directions. I noticed that many of the problems that many of the women in the article are experiencing could be avoided if they just read the directions. Not for anyone 18 or younger, take with ample water and a short time before meals, do not use consecutively for more than 3 months…. Reading is kind of important when it comes to pharmaceuticals people.
September 27, 2012
Editor’s comments: Miranda, you are correct; reading is important. But this is not a pharmaceutical (a term reserved for prescription medication) it is a supplement. Just thought we’d make the distinction. 🙂
September 27, 2012
Hydroxycut max specifically says it has caffine in it thats why it says not to take it 5 hours before bed. If youre not a huge water drinker do NOT take this medicine it dries your mouth out forcing you to drink more water, if you drink soda that defeats the purpose. I have been taking Hydroxycut max for a few months now and didnt do exercise or diet and lost about 5 pounds the first month but now im exercising and eating right and i have lost 30+ pounds. (i still have quite a ways to go) If you dont llike water they make the crystal light flavor additives that are clear and are for fitness they come in all kinds of flavors and it makes it easier to drink water.
October 9, 2012
Backstory: I wasn’t sure Hydroxycut max would work because I’ve been taking Adderall (amphetamine-huge appetite suppressant) for years for my ADD so my body is used to stimulants. I’m 23 years old, 5’4″ and went from 110 lbs to 140 lbs when I stopped taking adderall.
To my surprise, hydroxycut actually works! This product is almost as good as the adderall for appetite suppression. I take 2 in the morning & 2 in the afternoon and literally have to force myself to eat. In a month I have lost 9 lbs. Hopefully I can get back down to 110..
October 16, 2012
I use hydroxycut mat and I was wondering how much fat/calories/carbs..ect.. does it burn. Like if you eat something that is 200calories, how many calories would it burn from that? Please help!
Editor’s comments: Unfortunately, there is no way to know – there’s no data on which to make any such assertion. One thing we would say is that it is probably much, much less than you’d expect.
November 3, 2012
Isn’t hydroxycut max essentially just a bunch of vitamins that if bought separately would do the nearly same thing?
November 10, 2012
Editor’s comments: heather, the most prominent ingredient in Hydroxycut Max is caffeine. The other ingredients are not vitamins; they are herbal compounds and “nutraceuticals” that have some weight loss application. More here: http://www.ultimatefatburner.com/Hydroxycut-max-for-women.html
November 13, 2012
This is my first day on hydroxycut max, I am full of energy but was feeling sick the first dose but once I ate 20 min after I felt better. I actually could only eat a quarter of my lunch I was so full, then at dinner I took my 2 more pills and thought to eat soon after but I had to run out shopping with my sister unexpectedly so didn’t eat, it was about 15 min after and I had pains in my stomach it felt like I swallowed a bowling ball lol it sounds funny but yeah not nice, I hurried got home and ate then started feeling better but real gassy, tomorrow I will take opinion of jen and drink lots of water first and eat immediately after even something small, oh yeah and hardly ate much dinner and I have no munchies and its after 8 pm wow !!!! Already loving this but much more once I perfect this.
November 15, 2012
I wish there was a 0 star rating option on here. I have been taking hydroxycut max for women for a week and a half. I have gained almost 2 lbs and am in excrciating pain for the second time and as of today am very temted to go to the hospital. My kidneys feel like they are being stabbed with knives and it hurts to breath. The first time this happend I gave myself an overdose of carbohydrates, as I have also been following a reduced carb diet (which helped me lose 70lbs in the past). Eating the carbs seemed to help ease the pain. I reduced my dosage of hydroxycut to one pill per day for 3 days. For the past 2 days I have taken 2 pills twice a day and here I am again in severe pain. My husband wants me in the hospital now. I just wanted to take the time and write this quickly so everyone is aware…the side effects MAY BE EXTREME
good luck to all with your weightloss and try to do it as healthy as possible
December 3, 2012
I have been on these pills for 5 months and I’ve lost 45 lbs went from a size 12 to a 6 I was 210 lbs now I am 164 and I look great
December 17, 2012
Today’s my first day taking the pills. Im 18 and need to lose about 30 pounds to get into the Navy. I took the recommended dose today wich is 1 pill twice a day, taking the first one when I woke up. I felt fine, noticed I felt full after only half a bowl of cereal and then headed to the gym where I worked out for 30 minutes nonstop and felt great. The only negative was after I worked out I felt extremely nauseous but as soon as I ate it subsided. I haven’t had time to see if It helps with weight loss but I can say that if you need a boost to work out this is the pill for you
December 19, 2012
HI, PLEASE HELP, I STARTED TAKING HCM YESTERDAY, I FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LABEL WHICH SUGGEST 1 PILL PER DAY AND NO MORE, I EXERCISE AT LEAST 4 TO 5 TIMES A WEEK 1 HR PER DAY AND EAT LOTS OF VEGGIES AND PROTEIN, VERY LITTLE CARBS… IVE READ ALL THESE WOMEN SAYING THAT THEY TAKE 3 OR MORE PILLS PER DAY… WHAT IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT??
January 17, 2013
Just purchased Hydroxycut Max for Women and will start it tomorrow. I’d like to drop a few pounds but am even more hopeful for energy without being jittery or having my heart pound out of my chest. So far I haven’t had much luck with what I’ve tried. My neighbor gave me something and it wiped food completely out of my mind because it wasn’t until early evening that I realized I hadn’t eaten a thing, and I did have energy but I found myself grinding my teeth, felt that it made my vision goofy when I tried to text and I wanted to smoke so bad, even though I quit 16 years ago. No thank you, so next up was 5 Hour Energy and I became so paranoid I was afraid to take my dogs out for a walk. Has that happened to anyone else with that stuff? Then this past Monday I went to GNC and Intensify Xtreme was recommended. I just returned it because I didn’t feel one iota of energy, focus or appetite control. So now I’m giving Hydroxycut Max a shot because it’s for women and it’s been around a long time, so I’m hoping my body responds well to it. I’m giving the visitor rating a 5 based on hope. I will update as I go!
January 21, 2013
I bought this pill to make me loose weight and although it’s only my second day I think it works. Yesterday I weigh 153.2 and this morning I weigh 151.8. The only con for me so far is that I had a hard time sleeping yesterday after taking the pill.
January 23, 2013
Are you able to take ibphrofen (sp?) while using this product?
February 7, 2013
Editor’s comments: You may want to check with your doctor; we’re not experts in drug interactions. That said, ibuprofen is a very common anti inflammatory, and if the combination were dangerous, it should warrant a label warning.
January 23, 2013
I started the bottle on the 21st of January. The very first pill was horrible I had a migraine and jawbone pain, but the 2nd day was Ok just a slight headache no biggie. I immediately noticed that it curved my appetite! yesterday 01/22/13 I ate a 6 inch tuna subway with chicken noodle side, instead of the chips, and I wanna say a cup of coca cola (shared). In the evening I was snacking during my lunch hour and finally ate a block of Maruchan chicken soup. I’ve stop drinking everything that isn’t water I try to drink 6-8 glasses of water but I’ve only managed 5 🙁 I haven’t had much energy, maybe because I’m barely on the dosage of days 3&4. Let’s see how it goes.
January 24, 2013
I’m on my second day of taking this and so far I love it! I’m not weighing myself for a little bit because I don’t want to be disapointed if nothing happens in the first couple of days. But I definelty noticed the increase in energy! I just sat at my desk (college student) and wrote a four page psychology paper in two hours! (this is good for me because I’m a bit ADHD when it comes to homework. I can tell I’m more focused and even more sociable because of the energy! Love it!
January 24, 2013
Well it’s the end of Day 6 and not only did I not get that extra energy I was hoping for but I hadn’t even lost half a pound. In fact, and this is so odd, but I can’t seem to stay awake! After everyone leaves in the morning I’ve been doing something I NEVER do and that’s going back to bed and then by 1:30 I’m struggling to stay awake again. I find myself dozing if I sit down anywhere, whether it be on a kitchen stool or the couch. I saw my doc January 4th & my bloodwork came back better than ever so I’m clueless as to why natural energy won’t come, nor have any of these products seem to give me the extra oomph I so desperately need right now. I tossed the receipt so unfortunately I can’t return it.I hate to give it a “1” rating but I just didn’t respond at all to this. Looks like I’m just going to have to suffer through. I hope everyone else finds what they’re looking for in this though!
January 31, 2013
I am a 19 year old who is 5’5″ and 170lbs. I started taking hydroxycut max for woman yesterday and felt energized but alittle jittery when I got worked up no big deal. But today I took my pill in the morning and now sitting in class I feel like I’m having hot flashes and not dizzy but my head feels fuzzy…is this glint to keep happening ?
February 4, 2013
I just ordered HCM and im really nervous about trying it. I weighed myself today 2/4/13 and im 199.0lbs. Im hoping to lose about 80lbs for my trip in april! hopefully this works out for me!!!
February 6, 2013
I started taking Hydroxycut max for women three days ago and I have so far managed to lose 3 pounds already. I work over night, sleep only 4 to 5 hours a day, and a mom of 3. I have also added on the hydroxycut drink mix to go along with it cause I love to drink flavored water. I do have so much more energy and the only true side effect that I have right now is once in awhile I get light headed and I have to make mad dashes for the bathroom once or twice a night while at work. I am a CMA and work in assisted living and found myself snacking a ton at work and the past few days I have noticed that I am not searching through the fridge or cabinets at work for something to eat. I do have so much energy that I have started walking the halls and doing massive cleaning at work to burn some of my extra energy because I cannot sit still. Its not that I am so hyper it is more of the fact that I have more energy and motivation to do more. I am pressed for time to lose weight because I am getting married in June and for the past three years I have dieted and exercised and lost nothing but rather gained weight. Some how I went from being 140 pounds to 165 pounds and I am only 26. I am praying that this stuff works and I will do a follow up once i have completed my first bottle. Keep in mind I also do zumba on my wii 4 to 5 days a week!
February 9, 2013
It is hard for me to rate as I have only been on for one day but my appetite is already decreased and energy increased. I just want to ask, I am disabled and have hypothyroidism and Im on an antidepressant. Recently I have been diagnosed as Menopausal. I can not excercise any more than in day to day routines and chores. Is it possible to loose weight without a rigorous excercise program I will avoid sweets if I can. I was eating to much sweets. I have gained25 pounds in 6 months. Help?
February 22, 2013
Editor’s comments: Renee, weight loss is simple (but not easy); if you consume more calories than you expend, you gain weight. Consume less, and you lose. So it’s entirely possible to lose weight without exercise (actually, you’d be surprised how few calories exercising actually burns – that’s not to diminish its importance, of course). But you have to be very careful of what you eat. If you do not know how many calories you need, and how many you are consuming daily, you are only guessing at weight loss. To find out how many calories you need daily, use an online BMR calculator like this one, and then follow the instructions to multiply this number according to your activity level.
May 19, 2016
here’s a thought.. what if you are so in tune and aware of the calories you take in .. more than you burn will make you gain weight, knowing this but actively NOT taking in a lot of calories so you can lose weight.. then you end up not losing anything.. metabolism? post menopausal ? what is the reason.. oh, well dont you know that you’ve basically put your body into starvation mode ? so that anything .. any thing you eat turns to fat.. does this include celery?? brocolli?? I dont get it.. i got the forskoin.. on my third bottle saw no results, contacted the company and they emailed saying age is a definite factor… it will take longer.. I’ve been post menopausal since 42 years of age.. two children and cannot lose one ounce.. I have tried every health method known to man women and child.. I am not a huge exercise person but I am always on the run.. housework, you name it.. I dont sit very long unless I”m at work. why is hydroxycut max not working? why is eating all the right foods not working?? it’s not just a mere calories in calories out.. that’s not correct.. it’s gotta be something else!
May 23, 2016
Ever have any fasting blood work done? A glucose tolerance test? A large number percentage of people are pre-diabetic without knowing it (this can be entirely genetic). If your sugars are high, it can be very difficult to lose weight. I’d also recommend checking into measuring your bodyfat percentage (using a Tanita scale) instead of your bodyfat since the scale may not be the best tool to measure success/failure.
February 14, 2013
I am a real woman and want 2 speak about this. I have took 1 whole bottke and felt bad at 1st but it went away only a little so i kept taking them. i felt 2 strange 2 even work out so i didnt but i lost 15 pounds with that 1 bottle. the only thing i did is cut out all junk food and candy and ate fruit instead of those things 4 snak and still ate what i wanted 4 breakfast lunch and dinner even it was burger king. so now that i have stopped taking them i feel like shit as if i am immune 2 it. hopefully this will pass and i can b alright without them. i awaywam a mom of 3 kids and the most i even weighed after them was 120 & it was hard 4 me cause i had always been thin. I got sick and have lupus and high blood pressure so i had no energy very much so then my weight got up 2 160 which may not b all that big 2 some people but not me cause i wasnt use 2 it so hopefully i reach my goal 120 like i was. i hope and pray i do. but weight is easy 2 gain and had 2 loose so since i had noone 2 motviate me it may seem crazy but if u have no people 2 motivate u then maybe something can motivate u. i have a pair of express jeans size 5 & i wore them only 1 time b4 i started 2 gain weight so i took the jeans 2 work out and i just look at them while im working out. it really works 4 me though. find what ever motivates u. it wont b easy but u can do it
February 28, 2013
I started taking this yesterday morning. HCM does exactly what I wanted it to , curb my appetite and give me a little boost of energy. About 20 mins after I took it, I got a boost of energy and a slight tummy ache (which eating breakfast made that go away)… I cleaned my whole house, played with my son, and it was still early! Took one more before lunch and felt great most of the day. I felt a little lightheaded a few times but nothing serious. Went to bed around 11 and tossed and turned for about an hour then slept fine. Today I took 2 before breakfast but did not wait 30 mins to eat. No tummy ache at all. Did a little workout and some cleaning… Took 2 more around 1 and then ate lunch. Did another workout. I felt lightheaded a couple more times, but still, nothing serious. Both days I have stuck to my calories and burned more than I normally would. I get a little dry mouth but nothing water can’t handle. I plan on only taking 2 before breakfast and lunch… I think 2 before dinner will keep me up and I haven’t felt the need to snack like I used to. I’m very happy with HCM. If you’re expecting a miracle pill, you’ve come to the wrong place. If you just need a little something extra to help you stick to your daily goals, then it just might be right for you.
March 26, 2013
I started the hydroxycut max for women yesterday, once in the morning and one at 9pm before I went to work out at the gym. I NEVER exercise and last night I ran for 25 minutes straight and also did another 30 mins of various things. It seems to me that I only feel that boost of energy while working out. But, this is only day 2 so i’ll see. Also, I laid in bed for 4 hours and could not sleep. The bottle says to not take it 5 hours before bed so, that was my mistake. A little headache throughout the day. Overall they seem to be doing fine. I would recommend them.
April 2, 2013
I have been taking HCM for 21 days now. I have lost 8 lbs. It gives me the energy I need to motivate me to workout. I am able to stick to my calories for the day and have no desire to increase portion sizes or snack. The caffeine in it enabled me to cut out the sweet tea from my diet and go to water without causing any caffeine headaches. I am grateful I found a supplement that helps in my weight loss goal and I recommend this product.
June 1, 2013
I’ve been taking this product for 5 days and i have lost 5 pounds already! It makes me go to the restroom alot it makes me poop. It curves my appetite and i only take one a day and thats in the morning time. I drank alot of water, eat alot of fruits, i minimize my portions size and i don’t eat fried foods. I also go to the gym twice a day i love this product no side effects at all.
August 12, 2013
So i am under 18yrs…. can i buy some, without implications that i have to be older? and is it really really bad for u, if ur under 18yrs?
and what if i dont tell my doctors? is that bad?
September 10, 2013
Jill, you really shouldn’t be using these products under the age of 18. And yes, you should tell your doctor everything – it’s the only way he or she can make fully informed decisions.
August 29, 2013
I’ve been taking Hydroxycut Max for Women for 8 days and I have definitely seen a major increase in my energy level. For the first 3 days, it was almost too much energy – making it hard to sit still for more than 10 minutes. That has eased somewhat, but have much more energy for exercise than I had before. It also has helped to curb my appetite. I have lost 5 pounds in the past 8 days. I am post menopausal and gained a lot of weight during menopause; hoping to lose about 40 pounds. The only negative…it does give me a slight headache throughout the day.
September 29, 2013
HydroxyCut Max is wonderful, I have lost 70 lbs. since I started taking it around 3 1/2 months ago, I have another 15 to go, and I will be at my target weight. Thank-you!!!
June 23, 2014
What did you do? Like did you have to work out super hard?
October 7, 2013
I started off at 185 lbs a month ago. I found a diet online that is used in hospitals for people who need to lose a lot of weight fast before they can get surgery. It seems extreme, but when you put the portions together, they are actually good sized meals, and very filling. Despite using this low cal diet and walking at least an hour every day, after dropping the initial water weight, I plateaued, and then regained a few lbs, even though I was not deviating from the diet. I started taking Hydroxycut Max 4 days ago to up my metabolism, along with Hoodia, which only has the effect of suppressing appetite, it does nothing for metabolism. I am still on the same diet. I lost about 2 pounds the first day of being on Hydroxycut. Another 2 pounds the second day. And despite not getting time in to exercise yesterday, I still lost another 1.5 lbs. The side effects I have been feeling are a lot of gas in my stomach, and heart burn. I also feel a little nauseaus if I forget to eat a little something before taking each dose. A slice of toast is all that’s necessary to prevent this effect for me. I would normally have given all the credit to the diet and exercise, but since I wasn’t losing when I was doing those 2 alone for about a month, and now all of a sudden I am losing again, even without exercise, I have definately gotta give the credit to the Hydroxycut for it.
February 25, 2014
Could you re-review it? I just started taking it a few days ago and nothing in this review is listed on my bottle.
March 15, 2014
We’ll look into it Sarah. Muscle Tech frrequently updates its products.
February 27, 2014
About 6 months ago i weighed 120 lbs which doesnt sound like much, and really its not bad, but i am 5’1” and very petite. So 120lbs doesnt look as good on me as it might other people. I wanted to get into better shape and tone up my body and shed about 10lbs. I went on a 6 week hard core diet of bananas, bagels, yogurt, apples, peanutbutter, and oatmeal-on occasion. I also had time to workout for 1-2 hours a day 5 days a week and was training for a 5k run, so i would spend A LOT of time on the treadmill. I also decided to take hydrocycut (original) when starting this whole endeavor.
I lost 10 lbs in 4 weeks and plateaued because i only had a month supply.. I cannot stress how great this product worked for me!!! I felt no side effects, and i would never describe my appetite as “curved” but rather i was just always satisfied. never full and never hungry. I even by the end of 6 weeks had abs! its helped me shed the problem lbs and tone and firm up as well! of course once i ran out and the holidays came around, i ate to my hearts content and gained it all back, but i just ordered 2 bottles of the max and i’m STOKED to try them again! TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
March 8, 2014
I started taking this product last week and was loving the energy that it gave me. I have noticed since taking it the cut in how much I desire to eat, because I have a tendency of boredom eating. The only thing I’m concerned about is since I started taking it is the feeling of something being stuck in my throat. The type of feeling you get when you swallow a pill wrong! I’m wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem, if it’s from this product, or some strange coincidence. I want to continue use but not if the problem consists, it’s very uncomfortable and sometimes makes me gag throughout the day.
June 16, 2014
Does hydroxycut really work? I have been having trouble losing weight and want to try this but don’t want to start if it’s not going to work for me.. I just had 2 kids and would really like to lose weight and have energy to keep up with them.
June 26, 2014
I just starting to take hidroxicut 3 days ago, and I notices that I have more energy but I’m also constipated 🙁 it should not work like that tho, I’m going to give it another week, and if keep myself constipated I’ll stop it
July 7, 2014
I have a question about Hydroxycut…I took it for about a year, and stopped. When I tried to take it again, it did not have the same, or really any, result.
Is this common…does taking it before render it ineffective next time? I have also taken other weight loss supplements in between, by the way.
August 5, 2014
Carmen, Hydroxycut formulas change about as often as I change my socks. It’s quite possible the formula changed. Or perhaps something else – your lifestyle or diet plan?
May 19, 2016
51 post menopausal, nearly finished the first bottle and nothing.. no results. I do not eat breads but maybe on occasion.. my diet consists of mostly vegetables and lean means and fish. I dont do fried foods, no sodas .. just water and the occasional snapple tea. but, holy cow.. nothing is working not even this stuff. the scale still stays the same weight! what’s wrong?
July 7, 2016
If I had to guess, based on what you’ve said here, it’s that you’re not eating enough. That will slow your metabolism to a crawl very quickly. The best way to address this is to eat more and eat more often, but eat very cleanly. The other thing I’d suggest is fasting blood work and a glucose tolerance test if you can. If your sugars are out of whack, it’s very difficult to lose weight. A lot of people in our age group are pre-diabetic (this can be entirely genetic), and since there aren’t any symptoms, you’ll never know unless you get checked.
May 15, 2018
I sent a friend for hydroxycut max but i see it expired in April 2018, however i have been told that it still has a span of up to 6months with no reduction in performance. Is this true.
I have taken it for 3days now and i don’t feel so much energy but rather fell satisfied all the time and this makes me not to eat and according to the reviews i see not eating will make me gain more weight, please advise. I exercise for 2hours on a daily basis.
May 15, 2018
Edith, expiry dates can be pretty arbitrary and products certainly don’t stop being effective at midnight on the date of their expiry date. At the same time, a loss of potency can be expected. For the record, not eating doesn’t make you gain weight. Consuming more calories than you need makes you gain weight. Not eating may slow your metabolism, which may cause a more rapid weight gain when your diet is over.
May 17, 2018
Thank you very much Paul for your response. I will try to force myself eat mostly vegetables and fruits. I hope the pills work either way.
May 30, 2018
You’re very welcome, Edith!
June 27, 2018
I have been taking hydroxycut max for Women for almost 5weeks now alongside exercising but less on the diet plans though i make sure i do not snack between meals. I have lost almost 7kgs and I am very happy about this, I have not yet completed my second tin (i got one with a good expiry) and I am certain by the time i complete it i will have lost more Kilograms. (i take 4pills a day)
However my stomach has only lost a few inches and i really want to get abs, what can i do?
July 9, 2018
Edith, it just takes time. It sounds like you’re doing everything right already. 🙂 It’s frustrating but you can’t “spot reduce” (target fat burning to a specific area or body part). The body takes fat from where it likes, and eventually, it will get around to your problem spots. Thanks for leaving a comment!