Hydroxycut Advanced

The good old ephedra days saw Hydroxycut as king of the fat burner market. Unfortunately for Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., those Hydroxycut heydays are over after the FDA pulled the rug and ordered the supplement stripped from shelves following reports of major side effects and deaths linked to it. Yet Hydroxycut’s brand name has remained indelibly crisp in many consumers’ minds as a thoroughly effective fat eliminator. Where there is tremendous brand recall, there is a viable market. What better thing for Iovate to do than reformulate Hydroxycut and package it under different brand names? One of these is Hydroxycut Advanced.

What Is Hydroxycut Advanced?

Like the old Hydroxycut, Hydroxycut Advanced is categorized as a fat burner without the ephedrine but with a totally new formula including vitamins and antioxidants. Its ingredients are wholly natural and much safer than those in the original formulation. Another slap from the FDA is perhaps the last thing the Iovate Health Sciences wants, if it needs to keep Hydroxycut, a marketable name.

What’s In A Pill?

The new formulation includes two new proprietary blends in rapid-release caplets. Each caplet contains:
  • Vitamin D – 5 mcg
  • Vitamin C – 60 mg
  • Niacin – 10 mg
  • Hydroxy Plus (Proprietary blend)
  • Hydroxagen (Proprietary Blend)
Hydroxy Plus (Proprietary blend) includes these ingredients:
  • Coffee extract – 200 mg.
  • Caffeine anhydrous – 200 mg.
  • L-glutamine – 125 mg. — When taken orally, may increase lean muscle growth and therefore metabolism
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – 100 mg. — CLA helps in reducing body fat and increasing lean body mass
  • Yerba Mate – 50 mg — This herb contains caffeine as well as antioxidants
  • Choline bitartrate: – 50 mg. — a nutrient usually grouped with the B-complex vitamins. It is known as a “fat emulsifier” which controls fat build up in the body.
  • L-carnosine – 25 mg. — a natural compound that helps regulate blood sugar and therefore fat storage
  • Glucuronolactone – 25 mg. — thought to fight fatigue and promote a sense of well-being
As you can tell from above the last of the ingredients in Hydroxucut Advanced is called Hydroxagen (Proprietary Blend), here is what it includes:
  • Acerola concentrate – 50 mg. — from a berry-like fruit high in vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Prickly Pear – 50 mg. — has the properties that reduces the fat absorption capacity of the body so that fat is passed out instead. The fruit is also high in antioxidants.
  • Bilberry – 50 mg. – Animal studies have shown bilberry to assist in controlling blood sugar levels. In this case, it then helps in regulating metabolism.
  • Chicory – 10 mg – promotes good digestion to properly break down fats

How Hydroxycut Advance Busts Excess Weight:

Instead of ephedrine, Hydroxycut’s fat burning capabilities stem from the high caffeine content in the coffee extract, caffeine anhydrous and yerba mate. This supplement seems like a caffeine pill dosed with some vitamins and antioxidants. Although some ingredients enhance metabolism and reduces fat storage, they aren’t in very significant amounts and are simply auxiliaries or “extras” in the whole formulation.

The Bottom Line:

In essence, Hydroxycut Advance is a caffeine pill with vitamins. Although caffeine has been scientifically proven as effective for weight loss, know that this effect is simply for the short-term and cannot be sustained over long periods. As with any diet supplement, diet and exercise still have to go hand in hand with it. Hydroxycut Advance will give you an adequate jumpstart and assist in burning those calories for a few months. The new formula seems safe enough owing to mostly standard natural ingredients found in other diet supplements as well. Expect, however, some side effects commensurate to your tolerance for caffeine. Hydroxycut Advance may not be as potent as its old self, but well, it is safer. In case you find its fat burning actions a bit slow, you can try a good appetite suppressant instead like Phentramin-D tablets.

Weight Comment’s Rating: 3 / 5

The new formulation isn’t much of a thermogenic wonder but it works, though slower.

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