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Updated October 28, 2020

Hydroxycut Original Review

hydroxycut pro clinical original fat burner bottleHydroxycut Pro Clinical (AKA Hydroxycut Original) is perhaps the most popular fat burner on the market, but frankly, we don’t think it deserves all of the attention it gets. In fact, Hydroxycut Pro Clinical didn’t even make our list of the Top Fat Burner Supplements.

We would highly recommend you take a look at that list of the top 10 before deciding to purchase any fat burner. However, check out this comprehensive review to learn why we don’t think Hydroxycut Pro Clinical is all its cracked up to be.

The Benefits of Hydroxycut Pro Clinical

  • Elevated energy levels
  • Helps burn belly fat
  • Decreases overall body fat percentage
  • Enhances gym performance
  • Naturally stimulates increased fat burn

Does Hydroxycut Pro Clinical Work?

Hydroxycut Pro Clinical is portrayed as though it is highly effective in the television commercials, but it is apparent through the use of simple label analysis that it is unlikely Hydroxycut Pro Clinical would work. We would highly recommend you take a look at our list of the Top 5 Best Fat Burners and choose one of the top 3 off of that list, as we believe those are all significantly more effective.

The reason that we believe it is unlikely Hydroxycut Pro Clinical would produce significant results is because of the fact that the label uses a proprietary blend that comparatively speaking is not very potent.

We have reviewed fat burners on our website that have overall potencies ranging from 1,000 milligrams per serving all the way up to about 1,500 milligrams per serving. The Hydroxycut Pro Clinical overall potency is below 600 milligrams per serving. Compared to the other fat burners we have reviewed, this is a very low overall potency.

The fact that it uses a proprietary blend in combination with the fact that the overall potency is comparatively low leads us to believe that Hydroxycut Pro Clinical does not work as well as other fat burners that we have reviewed.

Hydroxycut Pro Clinical Ingredients

Hydroxycut Pro Clinical is not all bad. While we don’t think it is the best option for people in search for a weight loss solution, it does have some quality ingredients that could lead to some benefits. The biggest issue with the formula is that the individual dosages for the ingredients are not disclosed, which means we can’t definitively say whether or not the formula is effective. With that said, the formula certainly has potential.

Robusta Coffee Extract: The unroasted green coffee bean has been proven across several clinical trials for its ability to burn fat and contribute to overall weight loss. This is in our opinion the best part about this supplement.

The unroasted coffee bean is more effective than having a cup of coffee because roasting the coffee bean eliminates the vast majority of the chlorogenic acid, which is what is responsible for any fat burning benefits produced by the coffee bean.

Papaya: Since it is very high in fiber, Papaya functions as the appetite suppression component of Hydroxycut Pro Clinical. Ingestion of Papaya is going to cause all that fiber to swell up in your stomach, which makes you feel full.

Since taking Papaya makes you feel full and the Hydroxycut Pro Clinical dosage directions say to take two servings per day, you are going to feel full much more often than you normally do, which will cause your appetite to be suppressed and your daily calorie intake to shrink. Calorie intake reduction is the key concept with this ingredient.

Caffeine Anhydrous: This is the purest form of caffeine in existence and is going to be primarily responsible for boosting your metabolism and raising your energy levels in order to enhance gym performance.

Good fat burners usually include some sort of energy elevating ingredient in order to encourage increased exercise since no fat burner is going to work without regular exercise. Stimulants like caffeine anhydrous encourage people to exercise and allow people to get more out of their workouts as a result of having higher energy levels.

Saffron Extract: The primary focus of this ingredient is appetite suppression. In order to lose weight, it is an absolute requirement that your daily calorie expenditure be greater than your daily calorie intake.

Certain ingredients in Hydroxycut Pro Clinical are responsible for helping you get your daily calorie expenditure up while others are responsible for having the opposite effect on your daily calorie intake. Expending more calories by exercising regularly combined with reducing the amount of calories you consume will nearly inevitably lead to weight loss.

Blackberry: The formula includes blackberry because of the fact that consuming blackberries makes you feel full due to the amount of water they contain, but they also don’t contain a lot of calories. This combination makes blackberry ideal for weight loss.

The primary function of this ingredient in the Hydroxycut Pro Clinical formula is to make you feel full and encourage you to eat less often as a result. Here is another good example of a calorie intake reduction method.

The Pros

  • Contains high quality, proven ingredients
  • Uses both unroasted coffee bean and caffeine
  • Includes multiple appetite suppression components

The Cons

  • Overall potency is comparatively low
  • It uses a proprietary blend
  • It didn’t make the top 5 list

Hydroxycut Pro Clinical Conclusion

Hydroxycut Pro Clinical does contain some excellent ingredients as you can see, however since we don’t know the dosages for each of these individual ingredients, we cant be sure how well Hydroxycut Pro Clinical works. The dosages being hidden by the proprietary blend combined with the fact that the supplement just isn’t as potent as it could be are the two primary reasons why we wouldn’t recommend Hydroxycut Pro Clinical.

Our Recommendation: Check out some other higher quality supplements on our list of the Top 5 Best Fat Burners of 2020. Our #1 recommended fat burner is Instant Knockout, but any of the top three fat burners on that list will be very likely to produce serious results for you. Explore the list of the top 10 and find something that’s right for you!

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Joe Costello
Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
Joe Costello is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, certified by the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), author, and internet blogger. Joe has more than 9 years of experience in the sports nutrition industry and over 3 years of experience as a supplement and nutrition blogger. As a certified NWC who specializes in dietary supplements, Joe strives to deliver accurate, comprehensive, and research-backed information to his readers.

You can find more of Joe’s work including his E-Books about fitness and nutrition at his official website, or connect with him on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, or YouTube. Joe Costello is one of the founders of and years after the creation of the site, partnered with TEK Naturals, a nutritional supplement company.