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About Hydroxycut

Hydroxycut offers diet supplements and a supporting weight loss program. Products include capsules, gummies and powders. Its primary ingredients include caffeine, green coffee extract (C. canephora robusta), apple cider vinegar and B vitamins.

Pros & Cons


  • Multiple formats
  • Helpful mobile app
  • Large variety


  • Drug interactions
  • Potential side effects

Bottom Line

Hydroxycut can be beneficial for some people who have struggled to lose weight, though the products may cause some discomfort. Many consumers have seen results they like after taking Hydroxycut.

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I think it is unfair when reviews state "do not use!"... I understand there can be negative side effects, but we are all different and so is the way we respond... The first day or...

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This does what it says it will do, I have noticed a difference in my weight loss. I was 153 now I am 137 but that is also with exercise and eating clean... when you take it as ins...

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Hydroxycut weight loss pills

Hydroxycut sells dietary supplement products in a variety of formats, including pills, gummies and drinks, that are designed for weight loss and sports performance. Hydroxycut products include the following:

  • 30-Day Weight Loss Kick-Start Kit
  • Pro Clinical Hydroxycut
  • Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Non-Stimulant
  • Hydroxycut Gummies
  • Hydroxycut Drink Mix
  • Hydroxycut Black
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore
  • Hydroxycut Organic
  • Hydroxycut Platinum

The primary weight loss component in Hydroxycut is C. canephora robusta. According to Hydroxycut, a study shows that those who use this ingredient lose an average of 10.95 pounds over a 60-day period. Subjects placed in the study’s placebo group that did not use C. canephora robusta lost an average of 5.4 pounds.

Hydroxycut side effects and safety

Some reported side effects for the current formulation of Hydroxycut include anxiety, insomnia, nausea and diarrhea. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported Hydroxycut can cause liver toxicity, which can cause jaundice, brown urine, abdominal pain, vomiting and fatigue, though reports of these adverse effects are rare.

Hydroxycut contains electrolytes, minerals and stimulants, including calcium and potassium, that may not be appropriate for people with compromised kidney or liver function. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use Hydroxycut.

Other possible side effects of Hydroxycut include shakiness, indigestion and heartburn along with potential drug interactions with certain antibiotics, antidepressants, asthma medications or diabetes medication.

Prior to 2004, Hydroxycut contained ephedra, which has since been banned by the FDA and is no longer included in the product.

Hydroxycut price

Hydroxycut products vary from $19.99 to $29.99, depending on the quantity, format and type of supplement you want. The company frequently features sales on its website.

Product CategoryPrice
Weight Loss$18.99 - $21.99
Ultra Lean$26.99
Premium Weight Loss$26.99 - $29.99
Sport$21.99 - $26.99

Hydroxycut FAQ

How much weight can you lose in a week with Hydroxycut?

Some users state they were able to lose around 36 to 39 pounds during the 17-week program, which totals around 2 to 3 pounds each week.

How long should you take Hydroxycut?

For the best results, use Hydroxycut for 60 days while maintaining a calorie-reduced diet and regular activity.

Do you have to eat after taking Hydroxycut?

Yes, the company recommends eating after taking Hydroxycut for best results. Take one serving 30 minutes before each of your two biggest meals of the day. Avoid taking any Hydroxycut product five hours before going to sleep.

How fast do you see results with Hydroxycut?

Results vary by person. According to Hydroxycut, 3 pounds is a healthy amount of weight to lose in one week. Most customers notice results in just a few weeks.

Does Hydroxycut work for belly fat?

Hydroxycut products do not target one specific area. Some users report losing up to 39 pounds in 17 weeks, which would most likely contribute to weight loss in the abdominal area.

Is Hydroxycut worth it?

Hydroxycut products can be effective for people who need help achieving their weight loss goals, though they’re designed to work in tandem with a healthy diet and frequent exercise. Customers report that while the product does work, it can cause some uncomfortable side effects. Results vary by person, so we only recommend this product for those who haven’t had success with other weight loss methods.

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Original review: Aug. 31, 2022

After reading so many negative reviews, I felt the need to chime in. First, as someone who is sensitive to caffeine and having negative side effects from stimulant based products, I decided to go with the non stimulant version... so far, so good. This should go without saying, but it is important to read and follow the instructions. To be on the safe side, I started with one gummy 30 minutes before my two largest meals then moved up. I also drink a gallon of water a day (a habit I had prior to starting Hydroxycut), so that wasn't an issue. I then moved up to two gummies before my two largest meals and have had no side effects. I will report back on weight loss (if any) in the next couple of weeks.

This ain't a wonder pill. There's no such thing. Losing weight requires discipline and hard work. I already maintain a pretty healthy diet and exercise 4 days a week. I chose to take a supplement because I have a pesky 5 lbs that won't go away... but I am 45, and it's harder to lose weight with age. My suggestion is to not jump directly to the pill... start with SMALL diet modifications and some type of movement (even taking a couple 10 minute walks a day can make a HUGE difference). Better yet, find an activity that you enjoy that doesn't FEEL like exercise (I line dance and don't even count that... but it's movement). THEN AND ONLY THEN should you add a SUPPLEMENT.

I know some have said that they dropped weight by doing nothing, but that defeats the purpose. You didn't gain the weight overnight and you certainly won't lose it overnight. Do what you've always done, get what you've always got. Change your mindset, change your habits... then add the pill. And for those that still get side effects... Everything doesn't work for everyone, but that's no reason to be completely negative and say DON'T USE. That's unfair. Happy Healthy Living!!!

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Original review: March 22, 2021

Didn’t lose weight and had bad reaction to it by always needing the toilet. I did exactly what the box said to do for dosing, and I drank a lot of water and exercised and gave it some time. Just a waste of time and money.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 31, 2021

    Hi y’all I started this product because I needed to lose weight but I have gained weight and I been feeling like **. I have been feeling like I want to throw up thankfully I don’t. I’m not going to tell you not to use it but to be aware of this product and don’t let eyes big bigger than your mind. Your first mind says no then don’t because you could regret later.

    22 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 23, 2020

    I am giving this stuff the old college try but it has some pretty wacky side effects. The worse is the cramping in the gut. It eventually goes away but it is pretty painful. It does make you super nervous about life...like we need more of that right now during a pandemic. It also wakes me up at 3am to stare at the 4 walls wondering how long it will be until I have to get up for good. I am taking 1 pill twice per day and will not increase the dosage. I am giving it a few days to see if things get better, but if not, I am going to have to trash the bottle and find a different alternative. Oh and one other thing it makes you feel really warm during the day, which is kind of bizarre.

    22 people found this review helpful
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 20, 2020

    Of course everyone reacts differently, so to say you shouldn’t try it at all is kinda absurd. Ex. I don’t take it at all how it says to take it, I also don’t workout, but I do diet properly and I someone drink water throughout the day, even then the side effects don’t hit me hard, I get jitters sure but they go away in a few hours same with the nausea. I lost like 10 lbs in 2 weeks I was at 173 not at 163. Overall I’m happy with it. Would I recommend... sure but just know you could definitely experience it way differently.

    38 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 6, 2020

    I've been taking Hydroxycut probably longer than is recommended, since April 2020 I started taking it twice a day with a complete change in what I eat and a calorie restricted diet. And a little exercise. A few months after I gave birth. I gained a lot of weight. I was 198lbs. I've never been that big. I started taking hydroxycut and counting calorie intake on a app on my phone. And I've taken it faithfully every day. I've lost 35lbs. I'm currently 163lbs. That's with minimal exercise and staying hydrated and eating healthy not gorging myself with food. I drink a gallon of water everyday.

    I don't care what the world says. I love hydroxycut. I get the buy 1 bottle get on free pack at walmart for $19.99. I will begin to discontinue using it by the beginning of november because I'm about at 160lbs which is my normal weight. Only side effect I've really had was diarrhea in the beginning and sometimes I'm a little jittery if I drink too much coffee or an energy drink right around the time I take the pills or a little afterwards but to each their own. It works for some people, doesnt work for others. But has definitely helped me. I've taken garcinia cambogia and ** and lipozene in the past. But hydroxycut is not costly and worked for me. I recommend it to my friends struggling with weight after pregnancy and a few have been on a weight loss journey similar to mine.

    40 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 19, 2020

    This is the 3rd Request!!! I’ve asked for a shipping status on order number **, placed on 8/19/20 and shipped on 8/20/20. Shipping terms is 5-7 days, it’s been almost a month from the time the product has shipped. community@hydroxycut sent me an email on 9/8/2020 asking for the order number. Replied back to them with the order number and to date they have not contacted me with the status of the order. I’ve also asked for a Refund, still nothing. What’s the status of this order? If no order is being shipped PLEASE refund my money $23.36. This is very unprofessional and I did not expect to be treated like this by a company like Hydroxycut. Please advise...

    16 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 26, 2020

    I absolutely love Hydroxycut. It helps me much. I take two capsules in the morning and two in the afternoon. I have lost 25 pounds and it gives me the boat to work pretty and I'm not home at all. Lots of energy. Definitely will be using again.

    16 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 25, 2020

    I came here to read the reviews to see if other people were suffering what I am experiencing with this product. I have to confirm most of the symptoms mentioned are accurate as I have been taking first the gummies and power. I followed directions and I have been getting a great increase of appetite and gain a lot of weight, insomnia, anxiousness, losing my hair, fatigue and stomach jitters. Today I realized that this product was causing all of the symptoms as I did not have any of this before taking it. Please DO NOT take this. I gained 10 pounds because I always felt more hungry after taking the gummies. I followed the instructions correctly and regret to have realized so late. Hope this gets out of my system soon.

    48 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 12, 2020

    I took the time to write this because I've read many reviews and I think it is unfair when reviews state "do not use!" etc. I understand there can be negative side effects, but we are all different and so is the way we respond to substances. I'm 36, 5'9 and 148 lb as of now. I followed the directions and took one pill, twice a day for a few days. The first day or two were pretty rough with light-headedness and a little nausea. However, I quickly progressed to two pills twice a day. I make sure to stay hydrated and have been working out every day/eating fairly cleanly. I've lost 9 lb after around 50 days and feel stronger and leaner. It doesn't sound like a lot but my body composition has changed of course. I'm at my basic training weight from 12 yrs ago! Try it and see what happens.

    70 people found this review helpful
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