In 2009, Hydroxycut was the center of media publicity when the FDA issued a recall on certain products. The reason that these products were recalled is because they were linked to several cases of liver damage. After the recall, Hydroxycut reformulated its products to make sure that they are safe to use. The current Hydroxycut products are all approved by the FDA for sale and have not been associated with any serious side effects.
Why the Old Hydroxycut Caused Liver Problems
Most of us do not think about our livers often but the liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It has many distinct roles, especially when it comes to weight loss. Firstly, the liver is partly responsible for regulating all of the complex hormones which make up your metabolism. When people used the old versions of Hydroxycut products, they boosted their metabolism levels, which could have put strain on the liver.
The liver is also very important for detoxifying the body of harmful substances. In your body, toxins are primarily stored in fat. Anytime that you lose weight rapidly, large amounts of toxins are suddenly released into your bloodstream. Your liver has to work very hard to filter all of these toxins. If you lose too much weight quickly and have been exposed to many toxins (such as found in processed junk foods), then your liver could become overworked.
For healthy people with just a bit of weight to lose (no more than 30 pounds), the old Hydroxycut products were safe. For people who have health problems and wanted to lose lots of excess weight, there could be a risk of liver problems. When the old Hydroxycut products were used for long periods of time, then the liver was really at risk because it had to constantly work hard.
How Hydroxycut has been Reformulated
Not all Hydroxycut products were affected by the recall, including Hydroxycut Cleanse and Hydroxycut Hoodia. The Hydroxycut products which were linked to liver problems have had their ingredients substantially changed. No longer are they going to drive your metabolism to the point where your liver could become overloaded.
One of the most important changes to the new Hydroxycut products is that they focus on cleansing and anti-oxidizing your body. The natural stimulants in Hydroxycut give your metabolism a gentle boost so you burn more calories and also have your appetite suppressed. Your body can get rid of the burnt fat much easier thanks to the cleansing ingredients, like natural wild olive extract. There is a strong dosage of antioxidants like pomegranate and bilberry. These antioxidants fight any toxins which have been stored in your fat. Instead of your liver having to detoxify all of these harmful toxins, Hydroxycut does it instead. That means you get to lose weight without any healthy risks to your body.