Hydroxycut Hardcore X Review

October 23rd, 2007 by Paul Johnson

Hydroxycut Hardcore X is being advertised everywhere on TV and magazines these days. I'll analyze the ingredients, but first some background. Years ago, all the major fat loss supplements contained ephedra. There was no question that ephedra was a very potent fat burner. As hydroxycut and other companies dropped it for legal reasons, many bodybuilders flocked to getting pharmaceutical grade ephedrine. Most fat loss supplements on the market are now based on synephrine or yohimbe, as ephedrine substitutes. The question is whether or not without ephedra, if Hydroxycut Hardcore is worth the money?

I decided to look through some of the ingredients of Hydroxycut Hardcore. The major fat loss ingredients in the product are; Green tea extract, caffeine anhydrous, white willow extract, black pepper extract, and Methyl 17 alpha-hydroxy yohimban-16 alpha-carboxylate hydrochloride.

Green Tea: Green tea is very beneficial for fat loss, as it dramatically raises metabolism. However, you could just get green tea, by replacing your daily cup of joe.

Black Pepper Extract: Black pepper like other peppers, can assist in fat loss and metabolism raising. I wouldn't consider this a major fat burner on it's own though.

Methyl 17 alpha-hydroxy-yohimban-16 alpha-carboxylate hydrochloride:
This is one form of Yohimbe. Yohimbe is main fat burning stimulant in the Hydroxy Hardcore stack. Yohimbe like ephedrine, are stimulants that increase adrenaline (among other things) that help aid in fat loss. Yohimbe is different chemically and pharmacologically though. Yohimbe works in promoting the negative feedback loop, whereas ephedrine causes direct stimulation on the adrenaline receptors. Many topical fat loss transdermals use it, for spot reduction in fat. Yohimbe probably won't burn fat as effectively, as synephrine and especially ephedrine.

Caffeine & white willow extract: They are trying to follow the old ECA stack supplement, ephedrine plus caffeine plus aspirin(white willow extract is where aspirin is derived from). Although there is no ephedrine, the caffeine plus yohimbe is a common bodybuilding stack, to help aid in the fat burning effects of yohimbe. Caffeine by itself, doesn't directly burn fat. The reasoning for using aspirin for fat loss since it thins the blood, is weak at best. Not to mention, asprin also stops protein synthesis.

After reviewing the ingredients, Hydroxycut Hardcore X has valid fat burning ingredients. However, it probably won't give you the results of ephedra or other more potent stimulant based stacks, found commercially or customized by bodybuilders. Not everyone may want to tolerate the effects of the more potent fat burning stimulant stacks or bother creating their own stack. One other thing I should address, is that some people found Hydroxycut Hardcore to be hard on the stomach and digestion.

  1. Ciril Perudini on October 25th, 2007

    After two weeks using Hydroxycut Hardcore I had hard on the stomach and digestion.But it is working .
    Hydroxycut Hardcore I have been used two months and better reasults than ephedra it was.

  2. Mirage on November 2nd, 2007

    The old Hydroxycut helped me lose a lot of wight. I’m now using Hardcore but not following the recommended dosage. I’m only taking two liquid capsules a day and I think it’s more than enough and I can clearly tell the difference. I’m not sure if it stimulates fat burning on its own but it sure boosts my ability to exercise a lot more and it keeps me alert and active all day.
    On the down side I noticed that my facial hair grew a lot faster, which is annoying, and it MAY have reduced my intimate appetite. I say MAY because I suspect another reason and I can’t really tell which.

  3. Nancy Seusingh-Ali on March 7th, 2008

    Could someone with diabetes use hydroxycut hardcore capsules

  4. admin on March 7th, 2008

    I believe Green tea naturally lowers insulin levels, so I would be careful with hydroxycut if your taking insulin already.

  5. Musclefrk175 on March 20th, 2008

    In response to Nancy Seusingh-Ali:

    Hydroxycut Hardcore has been proven to have no side effects to patients with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes as of January 2008.

  6. admin on March 22nd, 2008

    Hi musclefrk175 thanks for your response. When you say “proven” by 2008, what do you mean exactly?

  7. George on May 20th, 2008

    Yeah i would also like to see proof of this as im diabetic and looking at taking it, although the warning on the pack only says, Should only be taken under medical or diabetic supervision. so speak to your doctor about it, I wish muscletech would go more into detail on there website though.

  8. Mike Prentice on December 23rd, 2008

    I am using this, and am a brittle diabetic. The doctors had given up on me, and then I tried this along with my exercise program. I am taking 1/2 the insulin, all of my bad levels across the board have improved. I would recommend being very careful though, as it works very quickly. If you do not have insulin resistance, I am unsure, I am not a doctor. I just know what is working great for me.


  9. James on January 2nd, 2009

    Iv’e used em both and many others. all the therms are pretty much the same. the blockers work o.k.

  10. SteveMo on February 9th, 2009

    Can I just start taking HH or should I start off woth regular H??? I’m starting to work out( push ups, pull ups, crunches, but havent started running yet)

  11. Joel Leonard on April 28th, 2009

    I’ve used hydroxycut multiple times. It seems to work just as well as ephedra used to.

  12. Robbie on November 10th, 2009

    whats the difference between hydroxycut h/c x and hydroxycut h/c?

  13. Tim on November 18th, 2009

    To be brutally honest i find all MuscleTech products are shit… excuse my language. Hydroxycut puts your whole body in a catabolic state, you would lose too much muscle mass… Plus you get a crazyy burning sensation in your stomach while your on this stupid product… For future considerations if anyone wants to become diabetic they can try MuscleTech’s favorite stack NitroTech stacked with Cell-Tech!! Take these 2 garbage products and you’ll become diabetic off that bat!! Enjoy

  14. lana on November 18th, 2009

    i wanted to know has anyone ever stuck long enough with hydroxycut hc-x to lose 30 pounds or more, i was 115 pounds before i got pregnant but i gained a bit of weight it seems like i am working out eating healthy i even tried eating just for my blood type but its been 3 months and im so effin frustrated the weight is stuck on me and my motivation and patience is wearing right down..any suggestions i work out 1 hour a day please answer…

  15. Gabriel on November 30th, 2009

    I just bought HH, do i have to keep some sort of diet to get results, or can i eat regularly?
    And lets say i loose all my weight, will i start gaining weight if i stop taking HH?

  16. Yan on December 7th, 2009

    ephedra is king, no way to substitute it !

  17. Ben on February 3rd, 2010

    has anybody else experienced a loss in libido? definetly a deciding factor if i take this hydroxycut hard core x or not.

  18. niki on February 14th, 2010

    can i take hydroxycut im on anti-depresents and zoton for stomach acid reflux…

  19. jose on March 1st, 2010

    Is there a side effect after you stop drinking the hydroxycut pills such as getting a little bit bigger (fat)?

  20. Ricky on March 3rd, 2010

    Does the stomach pain go away after you build a tolerance for hydroxycut hardcoreX? if so, how long does it take?

  21. Bobby on March 12th, 2010

    it gives me the shits, but it works good

  22. Scott Wile on March 15th, 2010

    Hydroxycut Harcore X seems to have been working for me, I spend an hour in the gym everyday, with 20 minutes of cardio. I’ve been taking it for 3 weeks now. It’s definitely hard on the guts, and the results aren’t as fast as ephedra based supplements, but it does seem to work. It feels as though my body temperature is higher than it actually is, and my energy levels (though always high) seem to be accelerated. I don’t recommend taking it before bed.

  23. Jennifer on March 17th, 2010

    I just bought hydroxycut a few days ago. Today is my third day on it and I have been taking two every day. I am wondering what I need to do to be able to see results? Is it pointless to take these pills if I am not regularly excersizing. I am moving around a lot and walking but just haven’t got a chance to go to the gym. These pills definently give me more energy but I just want to make sure I didn’t waste my money.

  24. Oluchi on April 23rd, 2010

    Is this product only for the M gender? as a F who have not had her babies, I was wondering if this would adversely affect my ability to reproduce.

  25. jiu jitsu_14 on May 31st, 2010

    can kids the age of 13 take hydroxycut? if they can, then should they take hydroxycut hard core or just hydroxycut?

  26. ErikThaRed on July 12th, 2010

    I have been using this for about 3 weeks now. It helps keep my weight down, even when I am being bad on my diet…I never go up more than I used to and when I go down, it goes down further and faster than without it.

  27. ermir on September 14th, 2010

    during the time when you take pils (hydroxycut) can you drink alcohol later after the trainings.

  28. cody hunt on September 24th, 2010

    ive just started using HH X 2 days ago, i know it dont start working that fast but i was just curious if anyone had an idea when i would generally start noticing results?

  29. simmi on October 4th, 2010

    i am on it for 4 days now but cnt see anyythin yet.and i am starting to doubt it..im doin light weight training about about 30 min or cardio a day….what now? pls any1?

  30. aj on December 4th, 2010

    i have been using this product from 01dec10 ……..its really works provided you work hard on your stomach and maintain low fat diets