Hydroxycut is a supplement that is widely used by teens as well as adults, as it claims to be a nutritional fat-loss aid. However, the use of this supplement can result in many dangerous side-effects.The Hydroxycut products recalled were marketed for weight loss, fat burning and energy enhancement. Other products were promoted as low-carb diet aids and for promotion of water loss. Hydroxycut Cleanse and Hoodia were not part of the recall.
Listed below are some of the dangers of using this supplement. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you stop using this supplement immediately and consult your doctor.
Liver Problems are a common side-effect of using Hydroxycut. It is known to cause an injury to the liver. This side effect is a result of consuming the amount that is prescribed on the container.
The symptoms of liver injury are discoloured urine, abdominal pain, and jaundice. Injuries of the liver vary greatly in their seriousness. It has been observed that in most cases the liver gets healed slowly when the cause of the problem has been removed. If the case is severe, liver transplant may be required. It has also been reported that a person even died after consuming high dosages of this supplement.
Seizures are health conditions that occur due to the consumption of this supplement. There are two types of seizures namely, focal and generalized seizures. Focal seizures occur in one part of the brain whereas, generalized seizures occur in both parts of the brain.
High Blood Pressure
Hydroxycut, which contains caffeine, is known to be the cause of high blood pressure that causes damage to the retina. This condition is known as Hypertensive retinopathy.
The people who use Hydroxycut still experience the negative side effects that are caused by the presence of ephedra, which is a banned substance in the United States. There have been several negative effects that have been reported by those who use this supplement, because of the high amounts of caffeine that is present in this supplement.
Increased Heart Rate
The most common side effect of using this supplement is an increase in the heart rate, restless feeling, headaches and dizziness. You must stop consuming the supplement if you begin to experience these side effects, especially if you suffer from any heart condition.
Dehydration is another common side effect that arises as a result of the consumption of Hydroxycut. The people who use Hydroxycut report a loss in body water due to excessive sweating and urinating. This eventually results in diarrhoea, heart palpitations and muscle cramps. It is important that you consume enough water in addition to avoiding hot and humid environments.