Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen Review


If you’re looking for a reliable fat burner online, chances are you’ve read about Muscletech’s Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen more than a few times.

But does it really work?

Running through the features of this product, Next Gen claims to produce:

  • Advanced, Scientifically Tested Weight Loss
  • Extreme Energy & Mental Focus

Made from patent-pending ingredients and featuring Scutellaria (Blue Skullcap), Guayusa and Coleus (we’ll get into those later) the main marketing angle for this product appears to be a stance against proprietary blends, which is always a good sign – but the real proof of whether this product works or not is in the ingredients.hydroxycut-hardcore-next-gen-reviews1

One thing’s for sure, this definitely isn’t the best fat burner I’ve seen. Check out the Top 3 Fat Burners for 2015 to find the best one for you.

About the Company

MuscleTech actually went bankrupt in about 2006 after being bought by Iovate Health Sciences. Iovate continues to use MuscleTech’s brand to market Hydroxycut.

You can tell this mainly by the contact emails on the website all being Iovate.

“MuscleTech” however, still remains a massive supplement provider, producing a wide range of proteins, pre-workouts, fat burners and more.

Money-back guarantees depend entirely on the vendors and MuscleTech is sold worldwide via a number of online retailers.

The Ingredients and how they work

The directions to take Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen came as a bit of a shock to the system.

Seriously, the amount of instructions on this thing is unreal. Okay, 2 servings of two capsules a day, one before breakfast and one before lunch each by about an hour before each. Fair enough.

But then we have the warnings:

  • Do not exceed more than 4 in a 24 period
  • Avoid snacking
  • Drink 10 glasses of water a day
  • Avoid using within 5 hours before bedtime
  • Do not use before more than 8 weeks

Too many of these is a bit off putting – and does the product’s rep more harm than good.

Regardless, let’s take a look at the ingredients:

hydroxycut new gen supp factsGreen Coffee Blend – Known for it’s ability to use it’s chlorogenic acid to cut down on glucose production in the liver.

Caffeine Anhydrous – Great for raising energy levels and metabolism in the body. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant and good for helping us shed extra weight.

Coleus Extract – Reduces both fatigue and fat with a link to raising testosterone levels. The forskohlii side of this ingredient aids the enzyme cyclic adenosine monophosphate which works to promote fat loss.

Blue Skullcap Extract – A perennial herb from the mint family. Studies have seen it to promote anti-anxiety effects, which would make sense in counteracting the potential side effects of the caffeine.

Yohimbe Extract – A type of bark that has been seen to suppress fat metabolism which in turn stimulates fat loss. A valued ingredient but can cause trouble in larger doses – and this is a larger dose.

Ophiopogon Extract – Also known as Dragon’s Beard. Thought to make changes in blood glucose and insulin levels, but only tested on rats – and therefore unproven.

Guayusa – This ingredient is known for containing Theobromine, a researched diuretic, this is used to shed water weight and the reason this product instructs 10 glasses of water a day.

Check out which ingredients work and which don’t in our
Fat burner ingredients guide

Side Effects

I think what waves a red flag to me the most in this product is the excessive amounts of caffeine. 290mg is a lot to begin and could run the risk of jitters and nausea, but once you realize that this is only serving 1 of 2 for the day, it is an accident waiting to happen and could raise someone’s blood pressure significantly.

The Yohimbe is a factor as well, although the side effects for this are not as intense as the caffeine, this causes gastrointestinal distress and anxiety when used in large doses – and seeming that there’s 80mg within 2 servings this a big problem. The recommended dosage for this product is 0.2mg/kg daily – so for a 200lb person that’s 18mg. It’s a bit of a risk.

Also if you don’t drink enough water you’ll suffer headaches from dehydration, courtesy of the Guayusa. Make sure you get enough fluids, and take extra precautions when using this fat burner.

Pros and Cons


  • Some pretty good ingredients in here
  • No proprietary blends
  • More than one dose per day


  • Way too many stimulants in here
  • So many directions to follow
  • Some ingredients may cause side effects

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Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen Review Conclusion

After thoroughly examining the ingredients included here, I can state that Next Gen is an effective product, but a risky one.

The sheer amount of caffeine in this product can make your head spin. There are too many directions on how to take it because of it’s raw potency.

Many of the ingredients put into this product may cause side effects.

In short, please only use Next Gen at your own discretion, there are plenty of other fat burners out there that do just as good of a job with far less risk.

I’ve compiled a list of the best ones on the market for a safe and effective cut – You can see the list of my highest rated fat burners over here.

27 thoughts on “Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen Review”

  1. Hi Today I have started had one capsule after breakfast but after having feeling not good , Feel like my total body get warm and etching in hand also feeling sensation in my head, pls advise I should continue ??

    Rating: 2
    • Hi Akhilesh, thanks for getting in touch!

      Your side effects are msot probably caused by the Yohimbe (which has been banned in numerous countries for causing side effects). For this reason, we don’t recommend that you take this product.

      If you’re looking for a fat burner, take a look at what we believe are the best on the market in 2017: https://www.supplementtester.com/top-three-fat-burners/

    • Hi Ramya, thanks for getting in touch!

      Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen contains Yohimbe, which we wouldn’t recommend consuming (it’s been banned in numerous countries after causing unwanted side effects).

      Have you checked out our ‘top 3 fat burners of 2017’ page? – we make sure to only recommend products that don’t cause any side effects and still get the job done!

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesistate!


    • Hi Tushar, thanks for reaching out!

      You might experience unwanted side effects from the Yohimbe (which has been banned in the UK and Canada for causing side effects). Also, if you’re not very tolerant to Caffeine, the 145mg per capsule might hit you hard; this is like drinking 2 cups of coffee (or 1 very strong coffee) at once.

      We’ll direct you to our Top 3 Fat Burners page, where we list the best products we’ve tried this year: https://www.supplementtester.com/top-three-fat-burners/

      Please let us know how your search goes!


    • Hi Punam, we don’t actually recommend this fat burner in our review 🙁 It contains some ingredients that put you at risk of suffering from side effects – and we’d never want our readers to suffer anything.

  2. does hydroxycute next gen. is advisable? for a like 19yrs old above.
    im taking a 2capsules before eating my oatmeals in the morning.
    then after that. im doing some exercises.
    i need some feedbacks . thanks a lot

    Rating: 5
  3. NO NO NO.You guys are so disturbing that is not true……..okay fine partially.If a person of 43 years old consumes this product and are fat and weighs over 200lb and consumes yohimbe plus the caffeine that is certainly too much to the body and result to a heart attack or failure in future,so yes the people will see effects of fat burn but with a high risk of death that is around 75% of the cases.I would not consume this product if i were older.Plus this causes anxiety which can later cause anxiety disorder and much more cases DEATH because of to much stress.Yes this will affect the sex life people this increases the focus and energy.In future tell this will disorientate you and create dizziness etc…. for tooooooo much sweat.

  4. Hi…i have started taking muscletech hydroxycut hardcore elite for the past 2 days and im having insomnia …though i take one capsule in the morning in empty stomach and one in the evening around 4.30pm before hitting to gym…im not able to sleep at night…could u suggest me a remedy….and also i took the tablet with organic green tea ( could that be an issue) maybe like too much of caffeine…waiting for your reply ASAP..

    • Hi Daniel,

      Sorry to hear you’re suffering side effects from Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen. While we don’t have anything to do with this product (we’re just a review website), we would recommend looking for a fat burner containing less caffeine per capsule.

      As this fat burner contains 290mg split into 2 capsules, you’re consuming 145mg caffeine per capsule; to avoid side effects, we would personally look for fat burners containing under 100mg caffeine per capsule.

      I hope this helps you!


  5. Hi i ve daibetics type 1 . I m gym lover …i ve started hydroxycut hardcore next gen 2 dayz before but i realised urine passes more approx 8 times more .and i feel very weak …..wht is reason plz tell me and suggested me … is it any side effect of hydroxycut…

    • Hi Sunny. We are not doctors, so we can’t comment. We advise that you stop using the product and consult your physician.

    • Hi Mohana. We do not recommend this product for men or women – it contains far too many stimulants.

  6. Hi this is Altaf iam taking hydroxycut nxt gen iam using this on an empty stomach as i want know can I use in empty stomach also ?

    • Hi Altaf, this product contains potentially unsafe ingredients for both men and women. We suggest you look elsewhere.

  7. I have been using it for a week and really suffering from its side effects! Nausea , anxiety and could not sleep at night ! Well I did not know all these ,was just because of this pill till I read more about it


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