MuscleTech’s Hydroxycut range is one of the most popular lines around when it comes to fat burners, and so we were keen to see what makes Ultra Stim stand out.
So, just what is Hydroxycut Ultra Stim supposed to do?
The website says that it’s been designed to provide you with “extreme energy” and an “unparalleled sensory experience” (whatever that means).
Of course, the makes of this product also say that it provides “scientifically studied weight loss”.
That all sounds great, but does this product really live up to the marketing hype. Let’s take a close look at it to find out.
As you’ve no doubt already gathered, Hydroxycut Ultra Stim fits into the broader category of fitness supplements known as fat burners.
These are supplements that use a number of ingredients to help make it easier for your body to burn more fat.
This product in particular has been designed to give you a big energy boost and at the same time provide ingredients to boost thermogenesis (fat burning).
There are also some ingredients in Hydroxycut Ultra Stim which have been specifically included to help with weight loss.
Let’s now take a close look at the actual ingredients this product uses to see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be.
Let’s start this part by taking a look at the full ingredients label.
The first thing we like about the ingredients list is that MuscleTech have not used a proprietary blend. That means that all of the ingredients are clearly listed, along with their actual doses.
Let’s now take a close look at the top ingredients:
• Caffeine Anhydrous – A great fat burner ingredient. Not only can it help to boost your metabolism and get your body burning more fat, but it can greatly enhance energy levels. Caffeine is our of our top rated fat burner ingredients and Anhydrous is one of the purest versions of it.
• Robusta Coffee Bean extract – This is another name for Green Coffee Bean extract, another one of our top rated fat burner ingredients. It works because unroasted coffee beans are high in a substance called Chlorogenic Acid. It’s been shown to reduce the formation of glucose in your liver and reduce your overall body fat percentage.
• Yohimbe Extract – We’re not huge fans of this ingredient but we’ve seen it used in an increasing number of fat burners recently. It has been linked with weight loss but can also cause side effects such as stomach upset, excitation, tremor, sleep problems and anxiety. The risk of these side effects mean that we don’t class it as a great fat burner ingredient.
• TeaCrine – This ingredient has similarities to Caffeine. It’s believed to help boost energy levels without causing side effects such as the jitters. Each capsule of Hydroxycut Ultra Stim contains 25mg of TeaCrine.
As you can see from the ingredients list above, there are some other ingredients in Hydroxycut Ultra Stim such as Wakame Extract and Lycium Extract, but the ones above are the main ones that we feel are going to be the most beneficial.
Although Hydroxycut Ultra Stim does tick some big boxes when it comes to good fat burner ingredients, there are also quite a few of our favorite things missing.
For starters, there is no Green Tea Extract, which is one of our top-rated fat burner ingredients because it can boost thermogenesis and also raise energy levels.
It was also disappointing not to find any Cayenne Pepper on the label as this proven fat burner ingredient works in two ways to help you lose more weight, by boosting your metabolism and suppressing appetite.
Most modern fat burner supplements are likely to be pretty safe.
However, having said that, there are also a few things to look out for, such as the overuse of stimulants.
Caffeine is a great fat burner ingredient, but too much of it can cause unwanted side effects such as the jitters and energy crashes later in the day.
Each serving of Hydroxycut Ultra Stim contains 250mg of Caffeine, which may be too much for some people.
We also wouldn’t recommend taking this product too close to bedtime, as it could well affect your sleep due to the Caffeine content.
As mentioned above, Yohimbe Extract has been linked with side effects such as stomach upset, excitation, tremor, sleep problems and anxiety in some people.
As always, we fully recommend that you closely read the ingredients label before trying a new supplement for the first time, and if in doubt, seek advice from a medical professional.
Each bottle of Hydroxycut Ultra Stim contains 90 liquid capsules.
The directions say that you should take one serving of two capsules twice daily, 30 to 60 minutes before your two main meals.
There is a warning saying not to consume more than four capsules in a 24-hour period.
The one thing we would say about the directions is that we tend to prefer fat burners that require you to take them on a more regular basis, because that means your body is consistently being supplied with the fuel it needs to burn more fat.
At the time of writing this article, there were 37 reviews of Hydroxycut Ultra Stim on the bodybuilding.com website.
It had an average rating of 8.6 out of 10.
One happy customer said that it gave them great energy and encouraged them to do more excercise when looking to shred fat.
Someone else said that they had just started using the product and they liked it a lot so far.
It seems to be well reviews, but it’s difficult to tell whether bodybuilding.com censor their reviews or not.
Not in our opinion. Hydroxycut Ultra Stim does contain some good ingredients, but we don’t class it as one of the best fat burner supplements out there right now.
It’s missing two of our favorite ingredients – Cayenne Pepper and Green Tea Extract, which we were disappointed about.
We recently updated our guide to the best fat burner supplements on sale right now. Check it out by hitting the link below.
As we always say when discussing health and fitness supplements of any type, there is no such thing as a ‘magic weight loss pill’.
You should always make sure that your diet and training regime are both on point before considering taking any supplement for the first time.
That being said, if you’re already training hard and eating well, a quality fat burner can definitely help you achieve your fitness goals more quickly.
That wraps up our review of Hydroxycut Ultra Stim.
In conclusion, we think that this is an OK product, but feel that it’s let down by the fact that it’s missing some of our favorite fat burner ingredients.
The fact that it also contains quite a large number of stimulants may also be a cause for concern for some people.
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