Hydroxycut is a dietary supplement that has been used to promote weight loss, speed metabolism and increase energy.
Hydroxycut was introduced in 2002 and has since become the number-one selling diet supplement in America. Hydroxycut products have been the recent subject of a warning by the FDA. The warning comes after reports of many illnesses caused by the use of Hydroxycut. At least one death has been reported.
As a result of the FDA warning, Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., the company that makes Hydroxycut, has issued a recall. There are 14 Hydroxycut dietary supplements affected by the recall. These include: Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets, Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets, Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Capsules, Hydroxycut Max Liquid Capsules, Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets, Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets, Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix), Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets, Hydroxycut Liquid Shots, Hydroxycut Hardcore Ready-to-Drink, Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed, Hydroxycut 24, Hydroxycut Carb Control and Hydroxycut Natural.
Many health problems linked to Hydroxycut
Many health problems have occurred after taking Hydroxycut products. Some medical problems that have been experienced are severe such as cardiovascular problems, seizures, kidney failure, rhabdomyolysis (severe muscle damage), and liver damage. The patient who died had severe liver damage that required a liver transplant. Anyone who has experienced any health problems after taking any Hydroxycut problems should seek legal advice.
Hydroxycut products have been highly successful in helping people lose weight. The Hydroxycut products are typically taken two to three times per day before meals. They help to suppress the appetite before eating a meal. The products state they contain natural ingredients. To most people this may make it seem as though the products are automatically safe to take. This isn't the case. Some natural ingredients can be harmful. In fact, Hydroxycut originally contained ephedra, a substance found to be harmful and banned. Since 2004 Hydroxycut products have been ephedra free.
The FDA is still investigating the root cause of the serious health problems. The exact substance or substances in the Hydroxycut products that are harmful are not yet known. What is known is that there have been serious cases of health problems and likely more that have not yet been reported. It is possible that people who experienced problems did not realize that the problems were related to taking Hydroxycut. If you think you may have suffered health issues due to taking Hydroxycut products you need to talk to a qualified attorney immediately.
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It is not yet known if taking Hydroxycut for a longer period of time contributes to the health problems.
It has been found that most of the people who suffered these severe health situations were taking Hydroxycut according to package directions. They were not taking large doses or extra doses. Some people who became ill had only been taking Hydroxycut for a short time, while others had been taking it for a longer period of time. Therefore, no matter what your exposure to Hydroxycut was if you suffered any types of illness or health problems you should talk to an attorney right away.