Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport review

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport is a new fat burner supplement made by MuscleTech. Does this product live up to the marketing hype? Let's find out

Our rating: ★★★☆☆
Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport
Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport is a supplement made by MuscleTech Photo: The Sport Review

We’ve always got our ears to the ground when it comes to fat burner supplements, so when we heard about a new addition to MuscleTech’s popular range called Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport, we immediately wanted to know more.

Hydroxycut is one of the more popular fat burner supplement ranges out there, so we were excited to take a close look at the new product in the line.

This particular supplement promises to deliver the “strongest sensory experience” while also bringing “extreme energy and enhanced focus”.

Of course, it’s also designed to help you lose weight by burning more fat.

So, is this supplement all it’s cracked up to be, and more importantly, is it one you should consider taking? Let’s find out.

What does Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport do?

You’re probably already familiar with the ‘fat burner’ supplement category.

And Hydroxycut Elite Sport fits under that particular label.

What sets it apart from the other Hydroxycut products is that it’s been designed to provide more energy than the other supplements.

Indeed, the website says that it’s been formulated to “unleash explosive energy” to help you perform at your best, whether that’s in the gym or while playing your favorite sport.

It’s also been designed to increase the rate of thermogenesis (fat burning) in your body, while also enhancing mental focus.

There’s a link to a study on the official website where people lost an average of 10.95 lbs while taking one of this supplement’s ingredients C. canephora robusta on a low-calorie diet.

So, does this product live up to the marketing hype? Let’s take a close look at the ingredients to find out.

What you need to know about the ingredients

Let’s start by taking a look at the full ingredients label on the bottle of Hydroxycut Elite Sport.

Hydroxycut Elite Sport ingredients

The first thing we noted is that the manufacturer has not used a proprietary blend, meaning that all of the ingredients are clearly listed with their individual doses.

This is a plus point, because many supplements use blends to hide the individual ingredient doses.

Here are the top ingredients in Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport:

• Caffeine Anhydrous – This is one of our top fat burner ingredients, so it’s great to see it included. We should say that 225mg of Caffeine per serving is quite a lot and may be too much for some people.

• L-Theanine – This is an amino acid extracted from tea leaves. It’s known for its calming effect. We’re used to seeing this in the leading pre workout supplements. It works well with Caffeine, though we’re not sure it’s likely to help you burn more fat.

• C. Canephora Robusta extract – This is the main ingredient that the marketing makes a fuss about in this product. According to the website, people who supplemented with C. Canephora Robusta lost significant amounts of weight while on calorie-restricted diets. It’s another name for Green Coffee Bean extract, which we rate as one of the best fat burner ingredients.

• Ophiopogon extract – This is a root native to south-east Asia. There have been some studies which suggest it could help with weight loss but in our opinion not enough research has been done on this ingredient.

• Yohimbe Extract – This is another one of those ingredients that we see quite often in fat burners but we’re not huge fans of it. Yohimbe Extract has been linked with weight loss but can also cause side effects such as stomach upset, excitation, tremor, sleep problems and anxiety.

What’s missing?

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport contains some decent stuff but there are also quite a lot of our favorite ingredients missing from this fat burner.

Firstly, it was very disappointing not to find any Cayenne Pepper on the label. This is one of our top ingredients for a fat burner because it increases thermogenesis while also suppressing appetite at the same time.

It was also a shame not to find the powerful and popular thermogenic ingredient Green Tea extract in this supplement.

Also missing was Glucomannan, a dietary fiber which helps keep you feeling fuller for longer to make sticking to your diet easier.

We recently updated our main guide to the leading fat burner supplements on sale right now. Check it out by hitting the link below.

We’ve also put together the top fat burners for women in a separate article.

Are there any side effects?

Modern fat burner supplements are usually pretty safe because they tend to include only natural ingredients.

However, we always say that you should carefully check the label and do your own research into the ingredients before trying a product for the first time.

You should keep an eye on stimulant content. As mentioned above, each two-capsule serving of Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport contains more than 200mg of Caffeine, which could cause side effects such as the jitters or energy crashes in some people.

As we also mentioned above, Yohimbe Extract has been known to cause some quite nasty side effects in some people. It’s worth keeping an eye on that one.

How to take Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport

Each bottle of Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport contains 70 capsules. That means one bottle will last you for around 18 days if you take the recommended maximum dose of four per day.

The directions say that you should take one capsules twice a day to begin with, before ramping up the dose to two capsules, twice a day after the third day of taking the supplement.

We much prefer supplements which have consistent doses. To burn more fat, your body will need a constant supply of the ingredients it needs to do so. That means regular doses.

As we touched upon earlier, we wouldn’t recommend taking this supplement too close to bedtime because of the significant Caffeine content.

What are customers saying?

Despite it being a relatively new product, we still found plenty of reviews of Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport on Amazon.

One customer called it “another great Hydroxycut product” and said the capsules were very potent indeed.

Someone else said it was perfect for losing weight and boosting energy.

However, there were also some negative reviews.

Someone said that they had been using the product for four to five weeks and had not noticed any difference at all.

Another user complained that it made them feel dizzy and nauseous.

Is this the best fat burner?

Not in our opinion. Although Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport does contain a few good things and comes from a reputable brand, there are too many proven ingredients omitted from this product.

Remember to check out our pick of the best fat burners on the market right now by hitting link below.

Anything else to consider?

Whenever we talk about health and fitness supplements, we always like to remind our readers that you shouldn’t expect miracles from any product in this category, no matter how strong the marketing is.

The simple fact of the matter is that you should always concentrate on getting your diet and training regime on point before considering taking a new supplement for the first time.

That being said, when you’re training hard, eating right, and getting plenty of rest, a quality supplement really can make a huge difference.

Review conclusion – our final thoughts

That concludes our review of Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport by MuscleTech.

Overall, we think this is a decent product but it’s let down because it doesn’t use some of the top rated fat burner ingredients.

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