Hydroxycut Gummies Review
Pro Clinical Hydroxycut is available in many different forms: caffeine free, instant drink mix, with acai, with hoodia, with fiber, and even a formula specifically for women.
However, Hydroxycut is breaking the mold of its typical diet pill formula to bring you Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies.
These “great-tasting” gummies provide a “delicious new way to get the clinically proven weight loss ingredients” you need to slim down.
Supposedly these easy-to-take gummies offer all the same fat-fighting ingredients as the original Pro Clinical Hydroxycut formula but without the hassle of choking down another pill.
Although Hydroxycut supplements are some of the best-selling in the industry, I can’t help but be a little skeptical of what this “new” product has to offer.
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What’s Inside the Bottle?
With the exception of caffeine, Hydroxycut Gummies have the exact same ingredients found in Pro Clinical Hydroxycut. Aside from 50 mg of calcium and 7 g of barbs, Hydroxycut Gummies lists all other ingredients as part of the Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies blend, so I don’t know if the concentrations of each ingredient are the same as the original Pro Clinical Hydroxycut. I do know, however, that the proprietary blend contains 160 mg of an unknown combination of the following:
Lady’s Mantle. Lady’s mantle contains chemicals called tannins which may help treat diarrhea and muscle spasms.
Olive Extract. Olive extract contains fatty acids which may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. It also contains antioxidants which can protect blood vessels from certain kinds of cellular damage.
Cumin Extract. Cumin is a popular culinary additive that offers anti-inflammatory and anti-septic effects. It may also treat stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, and bloating.
Wild Mint Extract. Wild mint is a flavorful herb that provides cough and cold relief. Its cooling effects may aid in digestion and reduce inflammation.
Goji. Goji berries have been used for years as a traditional treatment for age-related eye problems. The antioxidants in this fruit boost immune function and prevent heart disease.
Acerola. Acerola contains more than 150 nutritive constituents, including a healthy selection of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. It is purported to have strong anti-fungal and cholesterol lowering effects, though additional studies are needed.
Blueberry. These dark-colored fruits contain high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Blueberries also contain the phytochemical resveratrol, which may be linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and certain kinds of cancer.
Pomegranate. Pomegranate contains enzymes which lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while reducing the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It also exhibits aspirin-like effects, acting as a pain reliever and keeping platelets from sticking together to form blood clots.
Bilberry. Bilberry offers many of the same nutrients as the blueberry. It is used to strengthen blood vessels and reduce chest pain.
Are These Ingredients Effective?
The fruit ingredients, though rich in antioxidants, have little effect when it comes to weight loss. However, one 2011 study suggests a combination of lady’s mantle, olive extract, cumin, and wild mint may be able to fight fat and reduce Body Mass Index (BMI). 
Researchers at the Antaki Center for Herbal Medicine observed the effects of Weighlevel on both humans and mice. Weighlevel is similar to the key ingredients in Hydroxycut as it contains a combination of lady’s mantle, olive extract, cumin extract, and wild mint extract. Nonetheless, because the Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies Blend does not reveal the concentrations or dosages of individual ingredients, there is really no way to compare the proprietary blend with the Weighlevel used in the Antaki Center’s study.
In the study, 80 human volunteers with a BMI of 30.67 ± 2.14 kg m(-2)were given either an active Weighlevel supplement or a placebo. Participants were instructed to continue their usual diet, except to limit themselves to three meals a day without snacking, and take one Weighlevel tablet 30 minutes before each meal. 14 subjects were excluded for not following protocol. Of the remaining 66 subjects evaluated, the results were promising.
After 3 months of supplementation, Weighlevel subjects experienced “a progressive and significant weight loss.” BMI was reduced, and no side effects were reported.
While this study implies that the combination of ingredients in Hydroxycut may be effective for stimulating weight loss, this study does not confirm Hydroxycut’s performance. The ingredient concentrations in the study are undoubtedly different than the ones in Hydroxycut. As such, it would be imprudent to assume the results will be similar.
According to Sarah Siddons, health writer, “no independent studies have proven that Hydroxycut is an effective weight-loss drug.”
Since clinical information does not prove Hydroxycut to be effective, then we must turn to anecdotal evidence to fill in the gaps. Unfortunately, consumer reviews of other Hydroxycut products have been fairly mixed – some reported success while others did not.
Consequently, I assume Hydroxycut Gummies will be met with similar customer reviews as time goes on. Some users may find these ingredients effective, while others won’t.
Should You Be Worried About Side Effects?
Hydroxycut products often depend on caffeine to increase energy levels and promote weight loss. However, Hydroxycut Gummies is different – it’s completely stimulant-free.
While this may cut back on the jitters and insomnia, it may also reduce Hydroxycut Gummies’ overall effectiveness.
Furthermore, eliminating the caffeine from Hydroxycut Gummies doesn’t eliminate the risk of negative side effects entirely.
High dosages of cumin may cause negative side effects, including diarrhea and nausea. Goji berries and Acerola may interact negatively with blood thinning medications (particularly warfarin), and Bilberry leaves may decrease blood sugar levels.
If you are taking any medications consult your doctor before using Hydroxycut Gummies.
According to the label, 2 Hydroxycut Gummies (1 serving) should be taken 30 minutes before your three main meals, totaling 6 gummies daily.
You should not take more than 4 gummies in a 4 hour period or 6 gummies in a 24 hour period. Do not take Hydroxycut Gummies for more than 8-12 consecutive weeks.
Additionally, it’s good practice to follow a healthy diet and exercise program while supplementing with Hydroxycut Gummies. Be sure to drink plenty of water as well.
Unlike the original Pro Clinical Hydroxycut formula, Hydroxycut Gummies contains 3 grams of sugar and 30 calories per serving. The gummies are sweetened with natural flavors (black carrot juice concentrate and purple berry concentrate) and corn syrup to make it more appealing.
Currently Wild Fruit is the only available Hydroxycut Gummies flavor.
However, I have yet to read consumer reviews that tell us if this flavor is good or bad. Time will tell whether the manufacturers added enough sugar to counteract the bitter taste of the remaining of weight loss ingredients.
Product Pricing and Guarantee
The most reliable place to purchase Hydroxycut Gummies is directly from the manufacturers at Hydroxycut.com for $24.99 per bottle.
However, if you’re a savvy online shopper, you may be able to find Hydroxycut Gummies for a much lower price through second-party distributors such as AllStarHealth.com or ProSource.net for less than $16 a bottle.
I was unable to find a money-back guarantee for this product, but I did happen to find a great deal on Facebook for free samples. Simply go to Hydroxycut’s Facebook page and fill out the form provided.
Are The Manufacturers Reliable?
Hydroxycut is manufactured by Muscletech and marketed by Iovate Health Sciences, a divisionary of Kerr Investment Holdings Corporation and one of the most successful businesses in the weight loss industry. The company is based in Canada but has retailers all over the world. Statistics estimate that Iovate generates nearly $10 million to $49.9 million in sales each year. 
Such financial success can’t be achieved with faulty products and fake ingredients, but Iovate definitely pushes the boundaries when it comes to false advertising.
In 2010, Iovate issued $5.5 million in refunds to consumers due to FTC lawsuits. Iovate had falsely advertised that products such as Accels, nanoSlim, and any Cold MD, Germ MD, and Allergy MD product could help consumers lose weight while preventing colds and treating other illnesses. Despite the advertisements for each respective product, there was no clinical research to substantiate the claims.
Of course, while these were not Hydroxycut products, it does reflect poorly on the company.
According to Mike Summers, a spokesman for DietPillsWatchdog.com, “Despite the poor history of the Hydroxycut brand, and fines of millions of dollars, it is still worth it for them to carry on pumping out their weight loss products. We urge all consumers to take the utmost precautions before investing in diet pills and as a result we conduct in-depth investigations in to what works and what doesn’t.”
Are Hydroxycut Gummies a Good Choice?
Hydroxycut Gummies are just like the rest of the Hydroxycut product line: overhyped.
Though the ingredients might have some clinical research to back them up, the proprietary blend makes me skeptical of how the results would apply to Hydroxycut Gummies. Without knowing precisely how much of each ingredient is used, it’s impossible to tell whether Hydroxycut Gummies will be too strong to be safe or too weak to be effective.
If you’ve tried other Hydroxycut products and enjoyed your results, then Hydroxycut Gummies might be a fun new addition to your current health regimen, as it contains many of the same ingredients.
However, I don’t feel comfortable recommending this product until I’ve seen more positive consumer reviews instead of paid “success stories.”
But what do you think about Hydroxycut Gummies? Did you like them? Tell us about your results by leaving a comment below!
 Said O, et al. “Weight loss in animals and humans treated with “weighlevel”, a combination of four medicinal plants used in traditional arabic and islamic medicine.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine. 2011;2011:874538. Epub 2011 Jun 16. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18952688