Friday, May 1, 2009

Hydroxycut being pulled off of shelves because of liver damage, FDA says STOP using it now.

This is a weight loss blog so I thought this was related enough to pop in with a quick post because someone reading this somewhere may have not heard about the recall and is using this as a weight loss aid.

Hydroxycut is being pulled off of shelves by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because it is causing liver damage among other serious health conditions, There has been one death linked to hydroxycut so far and I saw on the news that someone had to get a liver transplant because of it as well. Hydroxycut is manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences Inc. of Oakville in Ontario, Canada, and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. who has agreed to pull the product from the market. “The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk," Here is a list of the products being recalled.

Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets
Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets
Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
Hydroxycut 24
Hydroxycut Carb Control
Hydroxycut Natural

I do not use this myself but if anyone that reads this does You should stop using it immediately and return it to where you purchased it. Hopefully if you are using it you caught it in time, Thanks for reading.

As Ever


  1. Thanks for the info, my friend takes this stuff and I'm going to let her know she should stop.

  2. just in case nobody saw this part of the story:

    Q. I read that potential problems with Hydroxycut were first reported seven years ago. Why has it taken FDA so long to notify the public?

    A. Because liver-related problems associated with Hydroxycut were reported infrequently, several years elapsed before a clear relationship between Hydroxycut and liver disease became discernible. Now that the relationship has been established, FDA is notifying the public and health care providers. In addition, until 2004, Hydroxycut contained ephedra, which subsequently has been removed. It was thought that ephedra may have caused the liver-related problems, but following its removal from the Hydroxycut products, reports of illness continued.