The Hydroxycut range is one of the most popular weight loss lines out there so we were keen to take a close look at their latest offering.
Hydroxycut Black differs slightly to some of their other offerings because the ingredients are delivered in rapid release liquid capsules.
So, does this product live up to the marketing hype? Is it as good as the manufacturers claim it to be? Let’s find out by taking a close look at this supplement.
This product is marketed as an aid for “intense weight loss”.
It’s also claimed to provide you with “maximum energy” while also boosting your metabolism at the same time.
Unlike many fat burner supplements which seem to be mainly marketed towards men, Hydroxycut Black is targeted at both men and women.
So, in a nutshell, Hydroxycut Black is designed to help boost your metabolism and give you more energy at the same time.
That’s good, but we’d say that the third important aspect for a fat burner supplement is for it to also suppress appetite to help make it easier for you to stick to your diet.
Unlike a lot of fat burners, which usually tend to include their ingredients as powders in capsule, Hydroxycut Black differs in this regard as it uses a rapid release liquid inside capsules instead.
We’re not sure how much of a difference this is really likely to make, but the manufacturers say that the special capsules will provide you with “an incredible, fast-acting sensory experience.”
So, let’s find out just how good this product really is by taking a close look at the ingredients it uses.
Let’s start this section by taking a close look at the ingredients list on the label.
As you can see, Hydroxycut Black uses eight different ingredient to achieve its weight loss benefits.
Let’s now take a look at the important ingredients.
• Caffeine Anhydrous – This is one of the best fat burner ingredients out there. It’s proven to help raise energy levels and boost metabolism. Anhydrous it the purest form of Caffeine you’re likely to find.
• Robusta Coffee Extract – This is a fancy name for a form of Green (unroasted) Coffee Bean extract. Another good ingredient, because it contains Chlorogenic Acid, which has been shown to reduce the formation of glucose in your liver and reduce your overall body fat percentage.
• Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) – MuscleTech have included this ingredient because it’s claimed to aid in the metabolism of the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. We’re not too sure about it ourselves and we don’t rate it as one of the very best fat burner ingredients.
• Yohimbe Extract – This is an extract derived from the bark of a West African evergreen tree. We’ve found it in a lot of fat burner supplements lately, but we’re not sure about its actual ability to help with weight loss. In this case, MuscleTech say that they’ve included it in the product because of its “sensory properties”, whatever that’s supposed to mean.
Despite Hydroxycut Black ticking a few boxes when it comes to the ingredients, there are also quite a few things missing in our opinion.
It was a shame not to find any Green Tea Extract on the label because this is one of our favorite fat burner ingredients. That’s because it works as a powerful thermogenic but also increases energy levels.
What’s also a shame is that there was no Cayenne Pepper in Hydroxycut Black. Cayenne is one of our top-rated fat burner ingredients because it works as a powerful thermogenic and also has appetite suppressing properties, making it easier for you to stick to your diet.
Another great appetite suppressant is Glucomannan but sadly Hydroxycut Black doesn’t use it.
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The main thing to check with fat burners is stimulant content, because we found a lot of products that are overloaded with things like Caffeine.
Caffeine is a great ingredient in moderation, but too much of it can cause unwanted side effects such as the jitters or energy crashes later in the day.
Luckily, Hydroxycut Black uses a reasonable amount caffeine at 200mg per serving, which should be enough to bring you all of the benefits without the side effects.
That being said, if you’re taking four capsules per day as recommended, 400mg of Caffeine may be too much for some people.
We wouldn’t recommend taking this product too close to bedtime, however, as the Caffeine could very well affect your sleep.
We’re also cautious about the use of Yohimbe as it’s been known to cause some nasty side effects in some people.
Each bottle of Hydroxycut Black contains 60 liquid capsules.
That means that one bottle will last you around 15 days if you stick to the maximum recommended dose of four per day.
The manufacturers say to take one capsule twice daily for Days one, two and three, before upping the dose to two capsules twice daily from Day four and beyond.
Generally, we prefer products which require more regular doses of three or more times per day, because that way your body is regularly being supplied with the fuel it needs to burn more fat.
There are quite a lot of reviews of Hydroxycut Black on Amazon.
At the time of writing this review, it had an average review rating of 4.2 out of five stars, which seems pretty good to us.
One customer said that taking the product made them feel “energized and happy”.
However, someone else said that it caused severe stomach pain for for them and they gave it one star.
Not for us. True, Hydroxycut Black does use some good ingredients, but there are also too many things missing from the label for us to consider it as one of the very best fat burner supplements on the market right now.
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We’ve said this before, but we’ll say it again. There’s no such thing as a ‘magic pill’ when it comes to achieving your body goals.
You should always first make sure that you’re training hard and eating right before trying a supplement for the first time.
That being said, if you’re already training hard, eating right and getting plenty of rest, a quality fat burner can make a huge difference to your results.
That wraps up our review of Hydroxycut Black by MuscleTech.
Overall, this is an OK product, but we can’t help but feel that there are some way better products out there for both men and women on the market right now.
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