Hydroxycut Supplements Recalled

July 21 2009


One of my clients passed this article on to me from the New York Times and I thought that I should share it with any one who has or is currently taking any type of thermogenic, energy pill or fat burner.  I've never been a huge supporter of diet pills, energy drinks or weight loss powders.  I've read some studies about the benefits of having caffeine before a training session and will occasionally have a cup of tea in the morning or a diet Pepsi in the afternoon for a littler pick me up but as far as fat burners are concerned.. I've never really been a big fan.  I remember about ten years ago I tried this fat burner called Therma Lean and it made feel so jittery, nauseous and sketchy that I never touched it again.  I remember hating the way it made me feel and I couldn't wait till it wore off a bit so I could "come down" and feel normal again!

Hydroxycut is another brand of fat burners and weight loss supplements and they have recently had some of their products pulled from store shelves because the FDA has received 23 reports of significant adverse health effects in people that have used Hydroxycut products, including tissue and liver damage, a liver transplant, heart problems and a possible death.  The company that owns the brand Hydroxycut, Iovate Heath Sciences of Oakville, Ontario have voluntarily recalled 14 of their products.  These products include:
  • Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
  • Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
  • Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
  • Hydroxycut 24
  • Hydroxycut Carb Control
  • Hydroxycut Natural
So if you have been taking or are currently taking any of these weight loss and energy boosting products then you must stop immediately! Be sure to consult your physician if you experience any symptoms or side effects!
Article by (Train Online)  |  July 21 2009

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