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Is Ephedra-Free Hydroxycut Hardcore Safe to Use?

Formula Contains A Mixture Of Herbs And Herbal Supplements

The FDA took ephedra off the market due to extensive studies showing negative effects among consumers, including nausea and vomiting, as well as more extreme tremors and psychosis. The instances of complications from using the drug were particularly marked in individuals with pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular issues, diabetes, history of mental illnesses, certain cancers, and other diseases. This led to an FDA ban. In the wake of this ruling, many companies marketing energy and diet supplements containing ephedra formulated new products to consumers. One such company was Iovate Health Sciences.

Iovate’s Hydroxycut Hardcore was marketed in response, purporting remarkable results without the use of ephedrine as a main ingredient. Available over-the-counter, it was popular among bodybuilders and those looking for an herbal energy supplement with caffeine for their workouts. It also included a variety of ingredients blended to provide maximum effects, as well as to appeal to consumers looking to supplement their cardio and workout regimens. The MuscleTech weight loss pill utilized a blend of herbs and herbal supplements including:

  • Green tea
 • Caffeine anhydrous
 • White willow
 • Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco
 • Deanol acetamidobenzoate hydrogentartrate
 • Xanthinol nicotinate
 • Evodia rutaecarpa
 • Inula racemosa
 • Codonopsis pilosula
 • Troxerutin
 • Inositol hexaphosphate
 • Cnidium monnieri
 • Black pepper
 • Methyl 17 alpha-hydroxy-yohiman-16alpha-carboxylate hydrochloride

It still contained a number of controversial ingredients, including Deanol Bitartrate, a natural herb used to treat some individuals with ADHD, and Evodia rutaecarpa, which can cause elevated body temperature.

In May of 2009, the FDA released a warning against Hydroxycut, which resulted in a voluntary recall from the company. One death was reported in connection, and a variety of other complaints were filed. So far, no one has determined exactly which ingredients caused the side effects, but all products in the Hydroxycut Hardcore family were removed from shelves to ensure no further injury would occur.

Encouraged by favorable Hydroxycut reviews, many used MuscleTech goods as part of their workout and cardio regimes, as well as for energy and appetite control. However, they reported a variety of complications. These included instances of high blood pressure, accelerated heart rate, headaches, dizziness, increased sweating, and restlessness. More serious complications were:

 • Liver damage
 • Cardiovascular problems
 • Seizures
 • Rhabdomyolysis

While the complications were relatively rare, some of the side effects caused serious illnesses, and in one case, death.

Now that the product is off the market, reports of health issues have decreased. However, there are still lawyers and law firms seeking to identify further instances of damage due to the supplement.

The best course of action for those who believe Hydroxycut Hardcore by MuscleTech may have contributed to an injury is to seek out the help of law firms with extensive experience in liability lawsuits. These professionals can help consumers decide if legal action is appropriate.

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