2013 Top Diet Pick

Hydroxycut Review

What You Should Know

Hydroxycut is a very popular herbal diet supplement that is offered both over the internet and in many big-name pharmacies and supermarkets. This diet aid comes in pill form, and claims to act as both an appetite suppressant and a metabolism enhancer. What this means is that users taking Hydroxycut can expect to lose weight if they follow a healthy diet and make a point of getting regular exercise. The makers of Hydroxycut also claim that their product will help users to regulate blood sugar levels and boost energy, which could be a bonus effect from a boosted metabolism. The ultimate claim is that Hydrycut will triple the success of a user’s existing diet and exercise fitness regimen.

According the product’s manufacturers, Hydrycut is “the #1 selling” herbal diet aid in America, however, we could not substantiate this claim. Hydroxycut has done an admirable job of allowing curious consumers access to some of their product development info, and internet browsers can download a .pdf file detailing the research and development that went into formulating Hydroxycut. The product is also endorsed by two doctors, Nick Evans and Jon Marshall, who have apparently used the product for themselves. The website also points out that this product is used by “celebrities and athletes”, but we are not told who these might be.

List of Ingredients

Strangely for a product that goes to such lengths to disclose their product research, the ingredients for Hydroxycut were not found online. We are told on the website that the product contains Green Tea, Garcinia Cambogia and Gymnema Sylvestre as active ingredients.

Product Features

We know that green tea extract is a very popular diet supplement ingredient, and it is usually included in diet aids as a form of caffeine. This could conceivably speed up the metabolism and help with burning calories. Garcinia Cambogia is an Indian herb that has shown some promise as a blood sugar regulator, which means that it may help suppress hunger cravings caused by low blood sugar. Gymnema Sylvestre is another Indian herb that also affects blood sugar levels.

A one month supply of Hydroxycut retails from the website for $49.95 for 60 pills, which puts it in the middle price category of herbal diet supplements. One capsule is directed to be taken one hour before meals (lunch and dinner) with at least 8 ounces of water.


  • Hydroxycut is easy to buy, both online and in stores.
  • A 4-page .pdf file about product development is easily found.


  • Not all ingredients are disclosed, meaning that some users could have an allergic reaction.
  • We could not find the quantity of each active ingredient used, which can affect performance.
  • No free gift or trial sample offered from the official Hydroxycut website.


With so many different herbal diet supplements available, Hydroxycut does little to distinguish itself. The ingredients are pretty basic, and some users could think that $50 is expensive for a one-month supply. Hydroxycut is definitely easy to get a hold of, which could be a big plus for some users, but we’ve found other supplements out there with stronger fat burning formulas.

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