Hydroxycut®, the group of dietary supplements which claim to be fitness and weight loss aids, have recently been linked to severe, and sometimes life threatening injuries. Recent reports state that these injuries include damage to the liver, kidneys and other internal organs, rhabdomyolysis (severe muscle damage), cardiovascular disorders and even death. On May 1, 2009, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning urging consumers to discontinue the use of the supplements due to the severe health dangers associated with Hydroxycut®. Following the warning from the FDA, the makers of Hydroxycut® issued a voluntary recall of the supplements.
These supplements include Hydroxycut® Regular Rapid Release Caplets, Hydroxycut® Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets, Hydroxycut® Hardcore Liquid Capsules, Hydroxycut® Max Liquid Capsules, Hydroxycut® Regular Drink Packets, Hydroxycut® Caffeine-Free Drink Packets, Hydroxycut® Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix), Hydroxycut® Max Drink Packets, Hydroxycut® Liquid Shots, Hydroxycut® Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink), Hydroxycut® Max Aqua Shed, Hydroxycut® 24, Hydroxycut® Carb Control and Hydroxycut® Natural. Hydroxycut® supplements are manufactured and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences and MuscleTech Research and Development, Inc.