Muscletech Hydroxycut Fat Burner Guide

Muscletech Hydroxycut ReviewIn the diet industry we have hot ingredients that are universally known, like: green tea, Yohimbe, and coffee bean extract… But when it comes to actual multi-ingredient branded products, Muscletech’s Hydroxycut is the most well-known line of thermogenic fat burners out today.

But does this wide-known ‘celebrity status’ actually mean that Hydroxycut products are ‘the best’? That is always the grand question!

As well, did you know that there are 13 different variations Hydroxycut, with each one being different?

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite comes from a family of Hydroxycut fat burners

The whole purpose of this article is to guide you across these 13 Hydroxycut products so that you can determine which one is best suited for you. Or, perhaps you will realize that Hydroxycut really isn’t what you are looking for. Either way, let’s tame some knowledge!

Hydroxycut Fat Burner Classes Overview:

  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Line includes: Hardcore Elite (pill or powder), Hardcore Elite Sport.
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen includes: Hardcore Next Gen, Hardcore Elite Next Gen Accelerator, CLA Elite Next Gen, Hardcore Next Gen non-stimulant.
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore SX-7 Line Includes: Hardcore SX-7, Hardcore SX-7 Black Onyx, Hardcore SX-7 Non-Stim.
  • Random Hydroxycut Variations Include: Platinum, Black, Pro Clinical, Gummies.

Difference between Muscletech Flagships: Hardcore Elite, Next Gen, SX-7

Hydroxycut differences

It is understandable if this ingredient comparison looks like Greek to you. What this is, is a comparison of the 3 Hydroxycut flagships, Hardcore Elite, Next Gen, and SX-7.

What we notice here, is:

  • Hardcore Elite has the most Yohimbe, and SX-7 has the least. If you respond to Yohimbe with heavy sweats, then SX-7 is definitely what you want… unless you would rather completely avoid Yohimbe.
  • Hardcore Next Gen has the most caffeine, Hardcore Elite is a close second, but SX-7 has the least at only 135 mg. If you are not a big stimulant fan, then SX-7 wins.
  • All variations contain green coffee extract, with Next Gen and SX-7 containing 2X the dose found in Hardcore Elite.
  • Hydroxycut SX-7 does not contain artificial dyes.

To sum up the differences between the 3 Hydroxycut flagship fat burners… Hardcore elite is the strongest due to the high caffeine and high Yohimbe. You can definitely expect to get Yohimbe sweats from this product. Hardcore Next Gen is very similar to Hardcore Elite, with more of a caffeine kick to it. SX-7 on the other hand has significantly less caffeine and Yohimbe – which is better suited for the average person to start out with. If you don’t drink a lot of coffee, have never taken a fat burner, and feel obligated to buy one of these 3, then SX-7 would be the most reasonable fit.

Reviewing the Different Sub-Variations of Each Muscletech Hydroxycut Product

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite

Hardcore Elite is characterized by its high Yohimbe and high caffeine content. When you take Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite, you will notice it kick in quickly. So, how do the other Hydroxycut hardcore elite variations compare?

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Powder: Normally, when you have a pill version and a powder version of the same product, they are identical formulas. For Hydroxycut Hardcore elite, this is not the case.

Which Hydroxycut for you

In Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Powder, they have halved the Yohimbe content, removed the cocoa extract, and added 500 mg L-carnitine tartrate. These changes are most likely made to improve taste.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Sport: The Sport version of Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is extremely different in comparison to the original. The changes include:

  • Caffeine goes from 270 mg to 220 mg
  • Yohimbe goes from 53 mg to 20 mg
  • Coffee bean extract added
  • Neurosensory blend added for better mental acuity and less jitters

Hydroxycut Elite Sport

Basically, we think that the Sport version is a better product for every-day athletes… Whereas the standard Hydroxycut hardcore elite is better suited for massive caloric restriction alongside moderate exercise, but not ‘athletic intensity’.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen

Next Gen is essentially an addition to the Hardcore Elite line. Flagship to flagship, the Next Gen line lessens the Yohimbe a bit and increases other stimulants for a more jittery experience. Though, it is important to note that every hardcore elite variation lowers their Yohimbe contents…

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Next Gen Accelerator: Next Gen Accelerator is less of a standard fat burner and more of a pre workout supplement. With that being said, there are some very significant differences between this product and the Elite Next Gen line as a whole.

  • There is zero Yohimbe in Next Gen Accelerator
  • Only 135 mg caffeine
  • CLA, L-Carnitine, Taurine, and Beta-alanine added

Overall, it’s not too bad at all for a pre-cardio fat burning supplement. And since Muscletech makes it, you know it’s going to taste pretty darn good! Even if that means using artificial flavors and sweeteners.

Hydroxycut Hardcore CLA Elite Next Gen: CLA Elite Next Gen is also completely different in comparison to the Hardcore Elite Next Gen base model. Quick differences:

  • Yohimbe is removed
  • Zero caffeine
  • 1,000 mg CLA
  • 125 mg Raspberry Ketones

Essentially this is a stimulant free version, so then, how does it compare to the actual Hydroxycut hardcore next gen non-stimulant?

Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen Non-Stimulant: Next Gen Non-stimulant takes a completely different approach to no-caffeine in comparison to CLA Elite next gen.

To sum it up, CLA next gen focuses on healthy fats to increase fat metabolism, while Non-stimulant focuses on general non-caffeinated fat burners like: green coffee bean extract, black ginger, Schisandra, and others.

If choosing between the two, pick non-stimulant over CLA next gen.

Hydroxycut Hardcore SX-7

The flagship Hydroxycut hardcore SX-7 is characterized by less caffeine and less Yohimbe when compared to the other flagship Hydroxycut products. Though, when you compare SX-7 to other Hydroxycut specialty variations…. Well, the whole comparison task gets extremely confusing as its quite clear there are no loyalties or ‘templates’ between them all.

Hydroxycut Hardcore SX-7 Non-Stimulant: SX-7 Non-stimulant can be summarized as an adaptogenic antioxidant supplement. When taken alongside a caloric deficit diet, SX-7 non-stimulant will definitely allow you to burn more hard-to-burn fat while feeling better in the process. Compared to the 2 other stimulant free Hydroxycut fat burners – this is our favorite.

Hydroxycut Hardcore SX-7 Black Onyx: The first thing we noticed about SX-7 Black Onyx is that it is extremely expensive. But besides the price, there are some unique ingredients in this product such as: salvia and Satsuma mandarin pulp concentrate.

Both of these ingredients are new to us, but thus far we’ve noticed an intensified sensory experience from SX-7 Black Onyx compared to other Hydroxycut variations.

Other Hydroxycut Fat Burner Variations

Hydroxycut Guide

There are 4 other types of Hydroxycut fat burners than the lines mentioned above. These are some of the first Hydroxycut products.

Hydroxycut Platinum: Hydroxycut Platinum is actually one of the best looking Hydroxycut products. It has a full vitamin suite, is Yohimbe free, contains about 200 mg of caffeine, contains probiotics, and a ton of other great accessory fat burners. This is a product that can be enjoyably taken by most people, with reliable results if you are in caloric deficit.

Hydroxycut Black: Hydroxycut black is similar to a toned-down version of hydroxycut hardcore elite. It contains a good dose of caffeine and Yohimbe, along with some other less potent fat burners. Overall though, best to go with hardcore elite, next gen, or SX-7.

Hydroxycut Pro Clinical: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut is like a lesser version of Hydroxycut Platinum. Though, this also makes it significantly less expensive. This is one of the very first Hydroxycut fat burners released to the market.

Hydroxycut Gummies: Hydroxycut Gummies are kind of like the bare minimum possible in a fat burner. Each serving contains 200 mg of coffee extract and a basic vitamin profile. This most likely is not worth the $20.

So which Hydroxycut Fat Burner is the best overall?

Overall, we can classify Muscletech Hydroxycut products into a few different categories for different people.

  1. Hydroxycut Platinum is probably the best overall Yohimbe-free Hydroxycut.
  2. Hydroxycut SX-7 Stimulant-Free is the best overall caffeine free Hydroxycut.
  3. Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Pill-form is the best overall Hydroxycut with Yohimbe, but it will be a rough ride.

Observations while reviewing and analyzing all Hydroxycut Products

While trying all of Muscletech’s Hydroxycut products and fully evaluating them… We really expected there to be a sense of order and structure among their supplements.

But really, the Hydroxycut line is a complete disorderly mess.

So, either they are overly excited to bring things to market, they only bring new things to market for industry buzz, or, these guys are maybe not as professional as you would want from a company that makes dietary supplements.

Either way, the Hydroxycut fat burner line is effective, and a serious legend in the game. It isn’t our favorite fat burner, but we’ve got to give it respect.

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  1. Claude Leger says

    Is there any issues with using Hydroxycut and Garcinia Cambogia at the same time.
    Both have great reveiws but is there a problem using them at the same time?

  2. Starr Don says

    I actually really like the kick from the Hardcore Elite. My resting heart rate is mid 50’s and it will elevate to about 72-78 after about 20 min of taking 2. This kick-starts my workouts which I love…my issue is that they last too long. Take them at about 4:30 and they keep me up till midnight sometimes.
    I don’t need to lose weight, I am just looking for a good kick start to my workout.
    Which one should I use? I would hate to give up my super kick, but don’t want it to last quite so long.

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