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If you use Hydroxycut READ!!

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I posted this on the BL thread:

 

I have a friend who is a fitness model and hydroxycut had pics take of her a couple days after she gave birth to her son. So she definitely was tip top shape! A little squishy rounder face and bigger arms. Then of course, since she's a fitness model she got her AMAZING body back and hydroxycut took photos of her again and used them for one of their ads. She didn't even use the pill and was paid ALOT of money to do it so she did it. Since then whenever i think of weight loss pills i think of her.

 

So I've never used hydroxycut. I don't recommend any weight loss pills to anyone nor believe anything they say

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This is a really important part of the story

 

Dietary supplements aren't as tightly regulated by the government as medications. Manufacturers don't need to prove to the FDA that their products are safe and effective before they can sell them to consumers. But regulators monitor aftermarket reports for signs of trouble, and in recent years companies have been put under stricter requirements to alert the FDA when they learn of problems.

 

 

The products are sold before they are known to be safe. We don't learn of the dangers until they harm someone. If it's not a very popular product, you might never learn that it's harmful.

 

So many of the popular dietary suppliments are eventually found to be dangerous. People think that it couldn't be sold if it's harmful, but the safety tests are not required for these products. Even medicine that does require testing & clinical trials can later be found to be dangerous. My point is, avoid this stuff if you can. It's not worth the risk.

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Here's a copy of an article as well. Liver damage is serious stuff and this product accounts for so much of what is sold!

 

FDA Announces Recall of

Hydroxycut

Last Edited: Friday, 01 May 2009, 11:30 AM EDT

Created On: Friday, 01 May 2009, 11:24 AM EDT

 

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government health officials are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill Hydroxycut, after reports of liver damage and other health problems.

 

Food and Drug Administration officials said Friday the manufacturer of Hydroxycut has launched a nationwide recall of the dietary supplement, used by people trying to shed pounds and by body builders to sharpen their muscles.

 

MORE INFO AND PRODUCT LIST FROM THE FDA

 

Hydroxycut is advertised as made from natural ingredients. It accounts for about 90 percent of the market for weight loss supplements, with sales of about 1 million bottles a year.

 

Dietary supplements are not as tightly regulated by the government as medications. Manufacturers don't need FDA approval ahead of time before marketing their products.

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So I just clicked on the link for the first article posted, I didn't know someone had died from using it. This stuff has been around for years. I have even taken it before, several years ago and not for very long. Scary.

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craziness....is it just me or do all popular diet pills always end up months/years later with some "stop don't use it, it causes this...." warning?

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I used to take it several years ago. But I never took as much as they recommended per day, like I think they said you can take up to 3 pills twice a day, and I think I took 2 pills total per day. I found that if I took what they recommend I would feel like I just drank 12 cups a coffee all day, and had major jitters all the time.

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Originally Posted by MarieSam View Post
craziness....is it just me or do all popular diet pills always end up months/years later with some "stop don't use it, it causes this...." warning?
yep, when enough people are using it you eventually find out how harmful it is. It's sad that the people are doing the clinical trial. This stuff has been sold for around 10 years. Who knows how many people have kidney damage from it that they wont discover until later.

a lot of this "all natural" stuff is fake too. Either the claims or the stuff that is actually in the pill. and there are plenty of things in nature that can make you really sick or give you cancer, so all natural does not equal safe.

I think they just open a biochem text book & flip to a word and then create a benefit for it. They make claims about products that are definitly not true, because the biochemist working with these compounds don't even know that much about it. Or there will be a finding that a certain compound might protect against something, but there are so many steps that need to be taken before it would ever be used as a treatment. These "natural medicine" companies will just stick it in a pill and make the claim.

can you tell I hate this stuff?

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I have previously used this and also know a couple friends that use it, thanks for the heads up!! All it did was make me jittery and sick to my stomach, hopefully I won't see any side effects later in life....

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