Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is a fat-burning supplement by Muscletech.
It aims to improve body composition by increasing metabolic rate and fat oxidation, as well as enhance workouts by increasing energy and mood.
Muscletech is a supplement company founded in 1995, and is America’s #1 selling supplement brand based on total sales since 2001.
An effective dose is about 200-500mg, but varies from person to person.
Green Coffee Bean
Green Coffee Bean Extract contains Chlorogenic Acid, a compound which has been shown to improve heart health and promote fat loss (3).
The recommended dose is 240-3,000mg, depending on the strength of the extract.
Coleus Forskohlii is a herb used in traditional Indian medicine. It contains a compound called Forskolin.
It has been shown to decrease fat and increase lean body mass, as well as slightly increasing testosterone levels (4).
The effective dose is 500mg of a 10% Forskolin extract, separated into 2 equal doses daily.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea.
It is a relaxant that doesn’t cause sedation, which means it can reduce stress without impacting alertness (5).
Paired with caffeine, it takes the “edge” off the stimulant effect, which prevents anxiety and maintains focus.
The standard dose is 100-200mg.
Cocoa Extract has been shown to significantly increase blood flow, which may lead to improved rates of recovery and better workouts (6).
There is little evidence supporting fat-burning effects.
The standard dose is 500–1,000mg a day, taken with meals.
The African Yohimbe tree has bark containing Yohimbine, a fat-burning compound.
It has been shown to significantly reduce fat mass, even in high-level athletes (7).
Side effects have been reported, including anxiety and interactions with other medications. But it is regulated in Australia and New Zealand.
The effective dose is around 0.2mg per kg of bodyweight, which equates to a range of 14-22mg for most people. It should be taken on an empty stomach.
Who Takes It?
HydroxyCut Hardcore Elite is suited towards anyone wishing to improve their fat loss, mood, or workout quality while dieting.
How to Take
To assess your tolerance, take 1 capsule.
Afterwards, take 2 capsules twice daily, 30-60 minutes before your two largest meals.
Do not exceed 4 capsules in a 24 hour period.
Yohimbe increases blood pressure, and may cause anxiety. It may also interact with neurological medication.
- Aside from Cocoa, all of the ingredients in the formula are potent fat-burners, backed by research
- Capsules make it easy to take – no strong-tasting powders
- The inclusion of Yohimbe may not be safe for everyone, especially those with pre-existing anxiety
- Stimulant-heavy, may interfere with sleep if taken later in the day
Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is a smart formula, containing a variety of ingredients which are proven to aid in burning fat.
It is very stimulant-heavy, so shouldn’t be taken in the evening.
Yohimbe may also have unwanted side-effects, and regulation may cause some trouble with customs if ordering from overseas.