If you live in the US or Canada then you've probably seen ads for Hydroxycut. It's become one of the most popular slimming pills in America.
Hydroxycut is a fat burner and appetite suppressant that has been used by dieters and bodybuilders for many years. In May 2009 all Hydroxycut products were recalled after it was linked to one death and 23 liver problems.
The original Hydroxycut which was released in 2002 contained the now banned ingredient Ephedra. This proved to be very effective which boosted it's popularity. After only 2 years the FDA placed a formal ban on Ephedra. Hydroxycut's creators were quick to act and released a new version without Ephedra. Do not confuse this ban with the recent May 2009 ban
The main ingredient Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical plant extract that contains high levels of hydroxycitric acid (HDC), which is effective at increasing the body’s modulation of lipids and therefore providing a significant boost to bodily metabolism.
It also contains green tea which is found in a lot of weight loss supplements. Green tea boosts metabolism by significantly increasing thermogenesis, which is the process by which the body creates heat by burning calories.
In 2003 Hydroxycut's manufacturer MuscleTech were taken to court after making false claims about their product. The slimming pill wasn't "clinically proven" to be a "fat-burner" as their website claimed.
In 2004 after 2 years of being on the market, the FDA banned all Ephedra products when 123 people died and over 16,000 people had reported side-effects and Hydroxycut was taken off the shelves. A new Ephedra free version was quickly released
On May 1, 2009, the FDA issued a warning to consumers to stop using Hydroxycut products, due to 23 reports of serious health problems associated with the use of Hydroxycut, and at least one death. A new formula of Hydroxycut is now back on store shelves.
Clincial studies and users have reported the following side-effects: nosebleed, dry throat, headaches, insomnia, increased heart rated and blood pressure.
Hydroxycut contains high levels of caffeine - 6 tablets contain the equivalent of 6 cups of coffee which is the recommended daily consumption.
If you experience any side-effect stop taking the product and visit your Doctor straight away.
Hydroxycut review conclusion
Hydroxycut became one of the most popular slimming pills because it's effective. However, the repeated bans and scarey side-effects make it dangerous and unsafe. Don't risk your health when there are other slimming pills on the market that are just as effective and completely safe.
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