Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen Non-Stimulant is made by MuscleTech. It is designed to support weight loss without causing energy crashes or anxiety.
The product contains Robusta coffee bean extract (also known as green coffee bean). This ingredient is rich in chlorogenic acid – an antioxidant which is said to increase the metabolism. As green coffee beans do not contain caffeine, they are unlikely to have stimulant effects.
Ophiopogon extract is thought to contain a polysaccharide which could increase energy expenditure for faster fat loss. In addition, Kaempferia parviflora is believed to improve metabolic health.
Each bottle of Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen Non-Stimulant holds 150 capsules.
Long A$$ Name, Short On Effects
Hello all. Full intro about myself can be found here in the forum: https://supplementreviews.com/forum/index.php?topic=35432.0 Typically I wouldn’t bother with any product from Muscletech’s Hydroxycut line because of past experiences with non-effective supplements and questionable ingredient formulas. Plus I know that Muscletech has been involved in class action lawsuits specifically for Hydroxycut products because of false and/or misleading claims. For this product, I happened to get a free bottle with my order from BB.com during the holiday season. I did not expect this in my shipment and don’t know if it was supposed to be in there or if BB.com was just trying to get rid of some inventory. Either way, I finished the bottle and below is my review and experiences.
Amount Per Serving Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine HCI) 2 mg 100% Vitamin B12 (As Methylcobalamin) 6 mcg 100% Robusta Coffee Blend (consisting of standardized Robusta coffee bean extract [as C. canephora robusta] Standardized for 45% chlorogenic acids and Robusta Coffee bean extract [as C. canephora robusta]) 400 mg Black Ginger (As Kaempferia Parviflora) (root) 100 mg Schizandra (As Schisandra Chinensis) (fruit) 75 mg Black Currant Extract (As Ribes Nigrum) (fruit) 50 mg Ophiopogon extract (As Ophiopogon japonicus) (root) Supplying polysaccharides 25 mg Amla Extract (As Phyllanthus emblica)(fruit) 20 mg Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Capsule (Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1), Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide. What I find interesting about the ingredients for this product is on Musctech’s website, I could not find any explanation about what effects these ingredients should have on the body in regards to weight loss. They state “Exclusive, one-of-a-kind ingredients combinations” yet no reasoning about why or how. The Black Ginger ingredient is a herb that has some historical and medicinal usage for treating metabolic ailments and improving vitality in Thailand and limited to surrounding regions. It is also reported to be an aphrodisiac compound and physical enhancer. Human trials are just starting and at least one study has noted that it can increase functionality and cardiovascular performance in otherwise healthy persons over 60, but an acute study in youth failed to find any performance enhancing effects. The Schizandra ingredient has been used traditionally as performance enhancers and as an adaptogen. Lots of human evidence from many decades ago in Russia that cannot be accessed, and limited Western evidence. Appears to also reduce anxiety and cortisol, with a tart taste. Clinical trials done in the West are lacking or confounded; so no optimal dose is known. The Black Currant Extract does not have much information on Examine.com and WebMD states it has been used to make medicine. Also Black currant dried leaf is used for arthritis, gout, joint pain (rheumatism), diarrhea, colic, hepatitis and other liver ailments, convulsions, and disorders that cause swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat. Black currant dried leaf is also used for treating coughs, colds, and whooping cough; disinfecting the urine; promoting urine flow; treating bladder stones, and as a cleansing tea. I could not easily find any information that shows its effectiveness in terms of weight loss. There was a short blurb about this possibly being able to reduce muscle fatigue. The Ophiopogon extract (As Ophiopogon japonicus) according to Examine.com in a study done on pregnant rats when this ingredient was taken orally for two weeks is able to attenuate changes in blood glucose and insulin thought to be secondary to attenuating the suppression of adiponectin synthesis in adipose tissue. Amla is a herb from Indian medicine (Ayurveda) that has traditionally been used for the purposes of enhancing general vitality and cognition as well as promoting longevity; a goal similar to adaptogen compounds (although an adaptogenic effect has not clearly been demonstrated with Amla). It appears to be most used for regulating glucose metabolism and cardiac health. Basically they promote this entire product based on a study including the ingredient C. canephora robusta claiming “Subjects taking 200mg of C. canephora robusta standardized to 45% chlorogenic acids, found in HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE NEXT GEN NON-STIMULANT, lost 10.95 lbs. in 60 days with a low-calorie diet, and 3.7 lbs. in 8 weeks with a calorie-reduced diet and moderate exercise.” That study was comprised of 50 people from 19-75 years old, both sexes who were overweight with a BMI of 25 or greater. 30 received active treatment and 20 placebo treatment. For the other “active” ingredients that this product contains, each one is listed on the Muscletech website but only includes information about the ingredient’s origin. No specific details about why it is in this product and what the intended benefits of the ingredient are.
Taste >> Product is in pill form. Nothing to taste. Mixability >> As with taste, nothing to report here. Dosing >> Per the label, Take 1 serving (3 capsules) twice daily, 30 to 60 minutes before your two largest meals. Do not exceed 6 capsules in a 24-hour period. Avoid snacking and drink 10 glasses of water each day. For best results, use for 60 days in combination with diet and training.
When using this product, I decided to stop taking all other weight/fat loss products that I was using and only consuming stimulants from pre-workout powders. I was in a slow and steady weight loss phase where I was aiming to lose one to two pounds per week from being in a slight calorie deficit along with my normal weight lifting and cardio routine. Sadly, but not surprisingly, this section is going to be rather short. As I expected with this and for that matter any Hydroxycut product, there was no effectiveness that I can report. I know this product is non-stimulant so I wasn’t expecting to feel any buzz or increased body heat from consuming this product. For the duration of the bottle, I was able to lose the one to two pounds per week that I was aiming for. Based on past experiences using this method, I was expecting to lose a little more with the help of this supplement or maybe some changes in body composition. Neither one of those effects happened for me. After reading the study and seeing all the subjects were BMI 25 or more, maybe this product isn’t intended for a person that does not have a high BMI. Just something to keep in mind if considering this product. After reading the label some more, I did find some interesting information in the small print. When reading further into the directions for consuming this product, it includes the information to “avoid snacking and drink 10 glasses of water each day.” Makes me wonder why they would need to include that information on the label of this product as I have never seen another supplement include information that specific. Of course to help lose weight a person should avoid snacking and drink more water. Anyone involved in fitness knows those are a couple of the cardinal rules for losing weight effectively. [b]Eat less, drink more water and exercise…DUH![/b]
You can find a 10 serving (30 capsule) sample bottle for about $10 on the internet. This product also comes in a 50 serving (150 capsule) bottle that retails in the $25 range. Currently, BB.com has a B1G1 free deal on their website. In terms of value, there is none for me because the product did not work. If it works for you, the B1G1 deal is a great value.
Besides the product not working, I did not experience any side effects. Please note that the capsules do contain artificial colors if you are allergic and/or trying to avoid those.
In conclusion, I am glad that I got this bottle for free because otherwise I might as well have flushed my money down the toilet. It’s a shiny label with lots of flash and high flying claims but empty on results and science other than one research study. This product is a perfect example of why Muscletech has been sued for selling these Hydroxycut supplements. As I stated in the beginning, I typically don’t bother with any products from the Hydroxycut line and this one just hammered home my point. At no price would I purchase this item or recommend it to anyone who I like. If you have screwed me over and I want to indirectly cause you to waste your money, then I would recommend this product to you…LOL [b]Thank you for reading my review and let me know if you have any questions[/b]