Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite is a fat burning supplement manufactured by MuscleTech. It earned an overall thumbs-up recommendation based on its nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.

This page contains a thumbs-up or down recommendation followed by simple and detailed reports describing the product's effectiveness. The detailed report includes a more in-depth analysis of the product.

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Thumbs-up

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-up recommendation. This recommendation is based on the criteria listed below. To earn an overall thumbs-up recommendation, a product must earn a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas below. Click on a graded area for an in-depth analysis.

Graded Area Thumb Up or Down
Effectiveness Rating
Ingredients
Ingredient Dosing
Claims
Research Rating
Nutrition Label Transparency
Ranking Within Category
Overall Recommendation

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Ranking Within Category
  4. Summary

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite Simple Report

  • Product Name: Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite
  • Manufacturer: MuscleTech
  • Manufacturer Website: MuscleTech's Homepage
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  • Supplement Category: Fat Burning Supplements
  • Serving Size: 2 capsules
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.19 out of 3
  • Number of Ingredients: 11
  • Research Rating: 28.182 (above 60 indicates sufficient research)
  • Nutrition Label Transparency Score: 100%
  • Ranking within Fat Burning Supplements: 22 out of 173 (top third within category)
  • Ranking within all Supplement Products: 247 out of 1357 (top third of all products)

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite Detailed Report

The detailed report provides an in-depth analysis of the product's rating. In addition to showing ratings for each area, this report also provides the required criteria for a thumbs-up in each section.

Effectiveness Rating

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 2.19. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite is made up of a mix of both high and low-quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results.

This category illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredients. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The database grades products on how effective their ingredients are. The effectiveness rating of supplement products is evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 is the most effective, 1.0 is the least effective.

Ingredients

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 55% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients. A product must contain at least 75% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

This category rates a product's ingredient makeup. A product should contain mostly extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients with little or no ineffective ones. The database categorizes ingredients as extremely, moderately, or ineffective based on conclusions from research articles.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite contains:

  • extremely effective ingredients: 3
  • moderately effective ingredients: 3
  • ineffective ingredients: 2
  • total ingredients: 11

The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).

Ingredient Effectiveness Rating
Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg 3 out of 3
Huperzine A 10mcg 2.7 out of 3
Green Coffee Extract 200mg 2.5 out of 3
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 300mcg 2.3 out of 3
Grains Of Paradise (Aframomum Melegueta) 20mg 2.3 out of 3
Caffeine 290mg 2 out of 3
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 5.3mg 1.4 out of 3
Choline Bitartrate 249mg 1.3 out of 3
Mango Extract* not rated
Sage Extract* not rated
Jujube Extract* not rated
Product Effectiveness Rating 2.19

* These ingredients are not included in the Supplement Database.

Ingredient Dosing

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-down in this category because 33% of its ingredients are dosed within the effective range. Seventy-five (75)% of product's ingredients must be dosed within the effective range to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

This category compares a product's ingredient dosing to effective doses found in research articles and doses used in other products. When researchers study the efficacy of supplement ingredients, they use specific doses. Manufacturers should create products with ingredient doses that fall within established effective ranges.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite Dosing Compared to Research

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite to amounts used in research articles. The first column contains the name of the ingredient as well as the amount. The second column contains the range of effective doses for that ingredient. Note: not all ingredients in the database contain dosing information; only ingredients with scientific dosing information are included in this analysis.

A green checkmark is shown if the ingredient amount falls within the effective range.

An orange up or down arrow is shown if an ingredient amount is either higher or lower than the effective range.

Ingredient & Amount Range
Green Coffee Extract 200mg 46mg - 400mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 0.2g 1.2g - 1.8g
Grains Of Paradise (Aframomum Melegueta) 20mg 40mg - 99mg
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 5.3mg 60mg
Huperzine A 10mcg 100mcg - 200mcg

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite Dosing Compared to Other Products

This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite to amounts used in other products. The first column displays the ingredient and amount. The second column displays the average amount of the ingredient found across all products in the database. The final column displays the range found across all products in the database.

A orange up or down arrow is shown if the ingredient amount is higher or lower than the average.

An equal sign is shown if the ingredient amount is equal to the average.

Ingredient & Amount Average Range
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.3mg 12.86mg 0.17mg - 100mg
Choline Bitartrate 0.25g 0.54g 0.03g - 2.5g
Caffeine 290mg 241.3mg 3mg - 700mg
Green Coffee Extract 200mg 185.93mg 20mg - 800mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg 103.79mg 2mg - 400mg
Mango Extract 100mg 75mg 50mg - 100mg
Sage Extract 50mg 30mg 10mg - 50mg
Jujube Extract 50mg 316.67mg 50mg - 800mg
Grains Of Paradise (Aframomum Melegueta) 20mg 43.49mg 7.5mg - 225mg
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine) 5.3mg 5.95mg 1mg - 25mg
Huperzine A 0.01mg 2.85mg 0.01mg - 300mg

Claims

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-up in this category because 78% of its claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. Seventy-five (75)% of a product's claims must be rated as extremely or moderately effective to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall picture of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research an ingredient's effects on certain claims. For example: does creatine monohydrate increase strength, or does beta alanine improve running performance?

The Supplement Database compiles the conclusions of these studies, and based on a product's ingredient makeup, calculates how well a product does on various claims. The claims below are organized by effectiveness (extremely, moderately, ineffective).

Research Rating

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-up in this category because its research rating is 28.182. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

A research rating of 28.182 means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid.

The research rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient makeup. Manufacturers often rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients. They may also only use a very small amount of cherry-picked research as a poor justification to use certain ingredients.

The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines its research rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of thoroughly researched ingredients.

Nutrition Label and Ingredient Transparency

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-up in this category because its discloses 100% of its ingredient amounts. A product must disclose all ingredient amounts to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

Nutrition label transparency refers to how many ingredients are listed with amounts on the product label. Many supplement manufacturers hide ingredient amounts under the guise of great-sounding proprietary blends such as "Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer" or "Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix."

When manufacturers use proprietary blends, they can hide ingredient amounts making it difficult for consumers to know whether a product is effective.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite contains:

  • total ingredients: 11
  • ingredients with amounts listed: 11
  • ingredients without amounts listed: 0
  • percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 100%

Product Label

The label below was generated from the information contained in the database about the product's ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite by MuscleTech Product Label

Ranking Within Category

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite earned a thumbs-up in this category because it ranks 22 out of 173 in the category (top third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite ranks 22 out of 173 in the Fat Burning Supplements category and 247 out of 1357 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked . Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.

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Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite vs Other MuscleTech Fat Burning Supplements

Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes similar but marketed to different consumers with varying prices. The following table allows you to compare Hydroxycut Hardcore Super Elite against its sister products; products manufactured by MuscleTech within the fat burning supplements category.

Product Comparison
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Summary

Graded Area Reason
Effectiveness Rating rating is greater or equal to the required 1.5
Ingredients less than 75% of ingredients are rated as effective
Ingredient Dosing less than 75% of ingredients are dosed properly
Claims more than 75% of claims are rated as effective
Research Rating research rating is lower than the required 60
Nutrition Label Transparency discloses all ingredient amounts on label
Ranking Within Category ranks in the top two thirds of category
Overall Recommendation received a thumbs up in the majority of areas