Hydroxycut: Pros, Cons and the Downfall

by Subianto Ng


Hydroxycut has been a breakthrough product as a fat burner and weight loss supplement. It is known to be effective for people that want to lose weight fast and easy. People use Hydroxycut to enhance their confidence by losing weight. However, there are also people that use Hydroxycut to lose fat and gain muscle mass. These people are those w ho love lifting weights and they use Hydroxycut as additional supplement to reduce their bodyfat. The advantages of this weight loss supplement is that it is known for this effectiveness are as follows:

  1. An effective fat loss and weight loss supplement.
  2. Increase energy to transform workout to be more effective.
  3. Improve stamina to take exercise to another level.
  4. Increase metabolism.
  5. Suppress appetite for easier weight loss goals.
These benefits of Hydroxycut has been proven by many people. However every supplements might have side-effects and it is because Hydroxycut contains stimulants. Hydroxycut's side effects are as follows:

  1. Increased blood pressure.
  2. Increased heart rate.
  3. Increased in sweats production.
  4. Headache.
  5. Feeling of restless and jittery.recall
Some users of Hydroycut could live with the side-effects because there seemed to be more to offer from the benefits of Hydroxycut. However, the government, FDA, thinks oppositely. On May 1, 2009, FDA released warning to customers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products. FDA also took action by recalling all Hydroxycut products in the market. This recall and warning by FDA was because 23 serious health problems and 1 death, due to liver failure, has been attributed to using Hydroxycut products. Health problems include seizures, cardiovascular disorders, and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney problems.

"The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk. Adverse events are rare, but exist. Consumers should consult a physician or other health care professional if they are experiencing symptoms possibly associated with these products," said Linda Katz, M.D., interim chief medical officer of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Though a successful product in some eyes, it faced its downfall because of the liver problems that it can cause to customers. This event will make people to be more careful in choosing weight and fat loss supplements. Customers have to be smarter and more informed in choosing supplements, better choices equal better health. Also customers must not forget the natural way to lose weight and body fat which is to work out or exercise harder, and eat a healthy diet. I believe everybody can be healthy and fit naturally, without supplements.

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