We reviewed a lot of supplements in Best 5 and one of the common themes we’ve seen is how just about every supplement boasts of being clinically dosed and/or researched. The thing is, we know some brands carry that name around because they funded some vague study on why their product works.
Well, we got ourselves one of those today and it’s called Hydroxycut Pro Clinical. On top of being scientifically researched, it also boasts of being the #1 supplement in America, selling 95 million bottles. That’s an insane number of customers for any company in the supplement industry.
The real question is, does it work? Let’s find out!
About HYDROXYCUT PRO CLINICAL
Hydroxycut Pro Clinical boasts of just two things: Being scientifically researched and being the #1 supplement in America. While everything can be based by scientific researched nowadays, it takes a special something to be considered a #1 supplement. The thing is, can popularity be a good measure of quality and potency? Or does that just mean the marketing was done exceptionally well? Let’s just see. Formula notes:
- One big prop blend: Seven ingredients and we can’t see shit.
- Scientifically researched: One of the best marketing phrases to ever grace the supplement industry.
- Over 95 million sold: If almost 100 million Americans bought this and obesity is still an issue then doesn’t that kinda works against you?
Hydroxycut Pro Clinical Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Rapid Release Caplets
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Hydroxycut® Blend||441 mg|
|Weight-Loss Plus Matrix|
|Robusta coffee extract (as C. canephora robusta) (bean) Standardized for 45% chlorogenic acids|
|Papaya (as Carica papaya) (fruit)|
|Blackberry (as Rubus fruticosus) (fruit)|
|Saffron extract (as Crocus sativus) (stigma)|
|Caffeine anhydrous (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) Supplying 200 mg of caffeine|
|Maqui (as Aristotelia chilensis)(berry)|
|Amla extract (as Phylanthus emblica) (fruit)|
|Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Dicalcium phosphate dehydrate, Pre-gelatinized starch, Stearic acid, Coating (Titanium dioxide, Polyethylene glycol, Talc), Croscarmellose sodium, Magnesium stearate, Silicon dioxide|
|Directions for use:
To assess individual tolerance, for the first three days start with one (1) caplet taken with a glass of water two (2) times daily, approximately 30 to 60 minutes before your two main meals.Step 2
For days 4 and beyond, take 2 Caplets 2x dailyDo not exceed two (2) caplets in a 4-hour period and/or four (4) caplets in a 24-hour period. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime. Consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. Read the entire label before use.
Hydroxycut Pro Clinical’s fat burning formula is as confused as we are.
We’re not entirely sure what happened here. The formula started out alright but then as you read on, you begin to ask questions, the kind of questions you shouldn’t really be asking from a company that produces Hydroxycut. We have at least two bonafide fat burners and the rest are really making us scratch our head. That and being crammed into a serving less than 500 mg. This is gonna be messy. Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula:
Hydroxycut® Blend, 441 mg
Weight-Loss Plus Matrix
- Robusta Coffee Extract. This is one of our best fat burning ingredients and being standardized to 45% CGA is a sign of quality and potency. As for dosage, we’re only confident that it’s the first on the list but given the small serving size, we’re not at all optimistic.
- Papaya. It has inflammation benefits but that’s all we really found. Not a fat burner.
- Blackberry. This is a well-known antioxidant and a heart-healthy food. It may have benefits for fighting bad cholesterol but it’s not a fat burner.
- Saffron Extract. At most, saffron is an anti-depressant and possibly an anti-stress substance. If we’re to stretch its use in a fat burner, it’s so the user can relieve the stress of not eating their favorite food.
- Caffeine. Our #2 fat burning ingredient. Caffeine is more than the pick-me-up you drink in the morning. It can also promote fat burning like crazy.
- Maqui. This berry seems to be used to help regulate blood glucose on top of other cardiovascular benefits but it doesn’t say anything about being an energy booster or a fat burner.
- Amla. It’s good for stress and has blood glucose benefits too. Still no fat burning property.
When we said this formula confused us we weren’t exaggerating.
Of the seven ingredients, only two were recognizable and they were Coffee Extract and Caffeine. We know we have 200 mg of caffeine, which is decent enough for most users, but we don’t know the dosage for the coffee extract. Nonetheless, it’s standardized so even in minimum doses of 100 mg, it should do something.
The rest of the ingredients are a no show to be honest. At most, they’re good for stress and some good old fashioned cardiovascular health but not the kind of fat burners we’re looking for in something that claims to be scientifically researched. This is pretty bad too since one serving is 441 mg and caffeine gets 200 mg right off the bat. That only leaves 241 mg for the six other ingredients and mind you, these ingredients aren’t potent enough to work in such small doses.
As for the study, and the reason they put the word “clinical” in the branding, is this one study about the effectiveness of green coffee extract for weight loss. We shit you not. If we’re to fully interpret the whole supplement, it looks like they just made an expensive coffee extract + caffeine stack.
Granted the price per bottle isn’t really that expensive, we’re damn sure you can go buy a bottle of coffee extract and a bottle of caffeine, and make a cheaper and more potent fat burner. The best part? You know the ingredients you put or in this case, the ingredients you’re not including.
HYDROXYCUT PRO CLINICAL Benefits
You’ll get a good boost in energy as well as a bit of thermogenesis thanks to the coffee extract. There are also some antioxidant and anti-stress benefits but we’re almost sure the ingredients are too underdosed to work.
Who Takes It?
It’s probably advertised for people who just want to lose weight but also want to buy something that is research-backed. I guess the marketing team behind this supplement saw how putting the words clinical and researched sends supplements flying off the shelves.
Any Side Effects?
The only thing you really have to worry about is the caffeine here. If you’re a regular coffee drinker, it shouldn’t be that much of an issue but if you’re the type who usually avoids stimulants of any kind, you might just get a dose of the jitters and experience a crash or two. If you take this late in the day, you might even get a few sleepless nights.
HYDROXYCUT PRO CLINICAL Summary
- Coffee Bean Extract. One of two reason it burns fat.
- Caffeine. This is the second reason.
- Energy. Worth at least two cups of coffee.
- Small serving. Seven ingredients and just 441 mg?!
- WTF ingredients. We love papaya but not because it can burn fat.
- Expensive. Get the two ingredients cheap and build your own.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (36 servings): $19.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on HYDROXYCUT PRO CLINICAL
Hydroxycut Pro Clinical has a good ring to it and it boasts of two potent fat burning ingredients. No matter how we sugarcoat the truth, however, one thing is clear: This is one of those products that’s just out there to make a profit.
From low dosages to using unnecessary ingredients, the only reason people should even go and try this out is if they’ve ran out of other options and trust us when we say you have all the options you need.
Just check out some of the best fat burners we’ve reviewed and see how they work for you.