• Stimulant Free
  • Effective ingredients
  • Expensive
8.6Overall Score

If there was a supplement award for ubiquity, MuscleTech’s Hydorxycut would be a perennial contender. The latest version is part of their Performance Series, and like the name suggests, it’s a non-stimulant fat burner.

However, don’t let the name fool you. Despite what you might initially suspect, the new NON-STIMULANT HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE ELITE is pretty different then its stimulated predecessors. There are actually quite a few new ingredients in here.

Can You Teach An Old Fat Burner New Tricks?

First off, let me say it was nice to see a transparent label. All of the specific ingredients are listed along with their dosages.

One of the main ingredients in NON-STIMULANT HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE ELITE’s formula is green coffee bean extract. This compound only seems to grow in popularity. It’s been featured on Dr. Oz, and I can’t seem to remember the last time I’ve seen a fat burner that didn’t have it.

Green coffee bean extract derives its benefits from a compound called chlorogenic acid which plays a role in decreasing caloric intake by inhibiting an enzyme that promotes formation of glucose in the liver.

Studies show that green coffee bean extract helps reduce appetite and decrease body fat.[1] What’s more, it’s suggested that chlorogenic acid is at least partially responsible for reducing glycemic disorders such as diabetes.

A couple of the more unique ingredients you’ll find in her are grains of paradise and kudzu extract. Grains of paradise is a compound that studies show improves thermogenesis by activating brown adipose tissue to burn more fat.[2]

Kudzu extract is another thermogenic compound which increases fat burning in a similar manner to grains of paradise by stimulating brown adipose tissue.[3]

Fat Burner Focus

One of my favorite ingredients in NON-STIMULANT HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE ELITE is the amino acid theanine. I’ve frequently taken it by itself for increased focus and mental alertness. It’s also supported by research to improve cognitive ability.[4]

Price and Availability

Most websites are selling NON-STIMULANT HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE ELITE for about $30-40. Since it is brand new, there’s a good chance that as it becomes more popular, a website or two will start to sell it at a special introductory price.

Elite Fat Burning

I would recommend NON-STIMULANT HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE ELITE if you’re looking for something to help boost fat burning without making you jittery. The nice thing about a stimulant free fat burner is its versatility.

This can be stacked with a pre-workout for example, so you’re able to get the added fat burning benefits without having to worry about overdosing on caffeine.

[1] Joe A Vinson, Bryan R Burnham, and Mysore V Nagendran, Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2012; 5:21-27. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes
[2] Sugita J, Yoneshiro T, Hatano T, Aita S, Ikemoto T, Grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta) extract activates brown adipose tissue and increases whole-body energy expenditure in men Br J Nutr. 2013 Aug;110(4):733-8. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512005715. Epub 2013 Jan 11.
[3] Kamiya T, Sameshima-Kamiya M, Nagamine R, The crude extract from puerariae flower exerts antiobesity and antifatty liver effects in high-fat diet-induced obese mice Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:272710. doi: 10.1155/2012/272710. Epub 2012 May 27.
[4] Nobre AC1, Rao A, Owen GN. L-theanine, a natural constituent in tea, and its effect on mental state Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17 Suppl 1:167-8

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

2 Responses

  1. Rainer

    I heard that Hydroxy cut works but by reducing your muscle Mass instead of burning fat as result you see a drop in weight but that is loss of muscle mass. is it true??

    • Chaz

      No… That’s all in how you diet …

      It’s easy to lose muscle if your protein isn’t high enough.. Concentrate in that and supplement with aminos and protein


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