Muscletech Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Review
Ease Of Use
3.0Overall Score
Reader Rating: (3 Votes)


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Muscletech has a habit of producing quality supplements (check out our review of Phase 8 for proof), so going into this Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite review, we expected to find a general sense of excitement among people. Boy, were we wrong.

See, the problem isn’t Muscletech. The problem is the actual ‘Hydroxycut’ name, which has gained a sort of infamy among the fitness community as a snake oil supplement, distracts people from making objective statements about this supplement.

So, is Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite exactly what people are afraid of? Or is it actually a quality product?


Ease Of Use:

Not off to an impressive start here. According to the directions, you must take one pill once on the first day, then two pills once on the second and third days. By day four, you’re expected to take 2 pills twice a day.

If those were the only requirements, we wouldn’t have an issue. The problem is that the directions start to get more specific after that. The pills must be taken between 30 and 60 minutes before your largest meals.

On top of that, you’re told not to snack between meals. Oh, and don’t take it 5 hours before bedtime. Plus, you can’t use it for more than 8 weeks. Now, we don’t mind taking a few pills a day (just take a look at Animal Stak), but we’re not big fans of having to jump through tons of hoops to get the ideal results.


Honestly, Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite leaves a bit to be desired in the pricing department. Now, don’t get us wrong. The price isn’t astronomically high. It’s just that for $1.50 a day, we expected a bit more for our money. Although, this supplement is often on offer – so keep an eye out for a bargain!

That being said, remember that price is only one aspect of value. Beyond the price, what are we getting for our money? How useful is Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite for someone trying to lose weight?

The best price we found for a 50 serving tub was $19.99 at



After finishing our Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite review, despite all the hate and negativity this supplement gets, we found it to actually be quite effective…to a point. The caffeine in this supplement will definitely get your heart pumping. The green coffee extract is great for losing weight and the Yohimbe extract helps block the receptors getting in the way of your fat loss.

See, this supplement is designed to help people lose weight and (in spite of all the hoops you have to jump through) it does just that…for most people.
Here’s the main issue. It’s not that some people are finding the supplement ineffective (that happens all the time). It’s that of the people who are feeling the supplement working, tons of them are complaining about the side effects.


Side Effects:

From nausea to dizziness to a heart rate so high that it actually made working out harder, Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite seems to be just as harmful as it is effective for some people.

While we love results as much as anyone, we have a tough time supporting a supplement that seems to consistently make its users sick.
Now, keep in mind that the people experiencing these symptoms are definitely in the minority.

If Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite has been working for you so far, there’s no reason to think anything might change. But, if you’re trying it for the first time, keep track of how you feel and see if you experience any side effects. If at any point you feel sick, stop taking it immediately and consult your physician.

For For

  • Caffeine can be great for energy levels
  • Yohimbe extract is a nice addition
  • Detailed ingredient list
  • Effective for the vast majority of people

Against Against

  • Side effects seem a bit too common
  • Price is somewhat high, unless you get it on offer


Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite – Our Verdict:

Hydroxycut is a prime example of a respectable product developing a poor reputation. This supplement may have its flaws, but it definitely works, for most people. If you’re willing to look past the flaws and give this fat loss supplement a shot, we say go for it!

Are we looking at the best fat loss supplement on the market? No. Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is quite average, but while it may not be the world’s most powerful fat loss supplement, it certainly doesn’t deserve all the hate it gets.

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Per Serving (2 capsules):

Pantothenic Acid: 6mg / 100%
Caffeine Anhydrous: 270mg
Oxylia: 250mg
(Kidney Bean Extract as Phaseolus Vulgaris Bean), Olive Extract (as Olea europaea (fruit), Rosemary Extract (as Rosemarinus Officinalis (leaves)
L-Theanine: 100mg
Cocoa Extract (as Theobroma cacoa seed)): 100mg
L-Tyrosine: 100mg
Fenugreek powder (as Trigonella foenum-graacum (seed)): 50mg
L-Leucine: 10mg
Cayenne Pepper Powder (as capsicum annuum (fruit)): 100ug

Other Ingredients: Veggie capsule (hypromellose, iron oxide red, titanium dioxide), Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose.