Although the name hints otherwise, Hydroxy Liquid Lean diet pills are not part of the popular HydroxyCut range of diet supplements produced by MuscleTech/Iovate Health Sciences.
Hydroxy Liquid Lean is manufactured in New South Wales by Vital Strength. The company does most of its marketing via its website, and purchases can also be made via a number of online stores, but the amount of information presented about how Hydroxy Liquid Lean works or what it contains is somewhat limited.
According to the Hydroxy Liquid Lean sales page on the Vital Strength website each capsule “. . . contains specialised ingredients proven to play an important role in the metabolism of fat to energy and facilitate beta-oxidation of long chain fatty acids.” Other than a low-caffeine formulation, no other promises are made, but potential buyers need to be aware Hydroxy Liquid Lean has been designed expressly for women. Having said that, there is no reason why men could not use it too because the ingredients used in the formulation are also often incorporated into many non-gender-biased products.
Key Ingredients & Blend Potential
The Vital Strength website does not provide any information about the ingredients that make up the formulation, and most third party suppliers are equally lacking in information, but a few sites provide the a copy of the label. Presuming the information is correct, each (2 capsule) dose provides:
- Hydroxycitrate Complex (150mg): Hydroxycitrate (HDC) is an ingredient sourced from the Malabar tamarind. It is believed to assist weight loss by supressing the appetite and inhibiting the body’s natural tendency to convert excess carbohydrates into body fat. It is further believed to promote an increase in the formation of stored energy and to protect against high cholesterol. Unfortunately the studies to date have been carried out on rodents, so although the results were supportive of many of the claims made for HDC, there is no definitive proof that the ingredient will work in the same way on humans [Further Reading]
- Camellia Sinensis Extract (500mg): Camellia sinensis is the botanical name for the plant that supplies the world’s tea drinkers with their favourite Beveridge. Green tea in particular is highly favoured by supplement manufacturers and a number of studies show it can be an effective fat burner. [Further Reading]
- Salix Alba (250mg): The botanical name for white willow. Extracts taken from the bark of the tree are common additions to weight loss supplements. But although it is known to provide similar benefits to aspirin, its reputation as a weight loss provider cannot be upheld by scientific proof.
- Citrus Aurantium (1500mg): An ingredients extracted from the rind of certain citrus fruits, the synephrine provided by citrus aurantium can increase the metabolic rate and trigger the fat burning process.
- Levocarnitine Fumarate (100mg): An L-carnitine provider. L-carnitine is often used in weight loss supplements because it is believed to aid the conversion of fat into energy.
- Chromium Picolinate (50mcg): Chromium is a popular ingredient with supplement manufacturers due to its alleged fat burning abilities.
- Capsicum Annuum (100mg): Capsicum peppers contain a compound called capaiscin that has a strong reputation for producing powerful weight loss results. It is generally praised for its fat burning abilities, but it also appears to function as a metabolism booster and appetite suppressant.
- Gymnema Sylvestre (400mg): Some research suggests a combination of hydroxycitric acid and gymnema sylvestre, and niacin-bound chromium may assist weight loss, but how well gymnema sylvestre may function without the other ingredients is hard to say. [Further Reading]
- Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (12.5mg): Vitamin B6. Like all B-vitamins, B6 is important for a healthy metabolism.
- Lecithin (100mg): A fatty substance that is naturally occurring in biological tissues. It may encourage muscle retention.
- D-Alpha-Tocopherol (2.5mg): Vitamin E. Although it is not known to produce weight loss, vitamin E is important for good health, and people who cannot metabolise fats properly may become suffer from a deficiency. That being the case, vitamin E may have been added to the formulation as a precautionary measure [Further Reading]
How to Take Hydroxy Liquid Lean
Two capsules are required each morning and must be taken within half-an-hour of getting out of bed. A further two capsules are necessary during the afternoon and the dose should be taken half-an-hour before taking exercise.
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Side Effects, Health Issues & Supplementary Information
The Vital Strength website fails to state if side effects are likely, but one of the independent online stores provides the information off the label. It states the formulation is unsuitable for children who are under 15-years of age or pregnant women. It also states the formulation should be used under medical supervision.
The Vital Strength website does not mention a money back guarantee as such, but the returns policy states customers who are unhappy with their purchases have 14 days in which to return them.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
A bottle (90 capsules) of Hydroxy Liquid Lean costs AUD$ 54.95 plus shipping, when purchased from the Vital Strength website. It is also possible to purchase a supply of capsules from a number of online stores including Mr Supplement, AminoZ, and Vitamin King, and is most cases customers who purchase via an independent supplier can secure modest savings.
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