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Hydravax Review - Does This Diuretic Really Work? Are side effects and effectiveness deal breakers?

By Summer Banks on Oct 06, 2016
Hydravax Review

Hydravax isn’t your grandmother’s diet product. We looked at the ingredients, side effects, customer service, and clinical research. Then, we read through hundreds of user comments and reviews to get the real deal. We summarized and condensed everything to get you the bottom line.


What is Hydravax?

Firstly, Hydravax is a high-potency diuretic that’s supposed help you get rid of water weight while allowing you to maintain the proper level of electrolytes and boosting energy. The ingredients include dandelion root, uva ursi, green tea, cranberry powder, magnesium citrate, couch grass, corn silk, buchu leaves, juniper berries, and hydrangea root.

Hydravax is made by Metabolic Nutrition. According to domain registration records, the company has been in business since 1997. We like that they have a variety of products to choose from, as well as the longevity, but read on…

Side Effects – “Watch Out”

The first thing we noticed is there are several reports of Hydravax side effects. “Users may experience headache, dehydration, muscle cramping, among others. This is not the kind of thing that people want to deal with regularly to lose weight,” said our Research Editor.

”I did nothing but pee the whole time I used this stuff,” said one frustrated one user.

”Even though I drank enough water, I got dehydrated and landed myself in the hospital,” echoed another.

Not every user experienced side effects.

One delighted reviewer mentioned, “I used this for a couple of days before attending a wedding, and the dress fit perfectly.”

“This helps me with PMS related water retention,” said yet another.

Effectiveness – “Water Weight-Loss Only”

Since it’s a diuretic, it’s only meant to assist with water weight-loss. As such, you won’t be losing fat, and aren’t likely to see any long-term results..

”What I lost, I gained right back,” claimed a commenter.

According to one upset customer, ”You can’t sustain weight-loss with this product.”

Others, however, felt it worked great.

“This isn’t meant for long-term use, and works great for me when I do use it,” acknowledged a reviewer.

“I don’t use this all the time, but I am happy with it when I do,” expressed another.

Over the years, we’ve learned that all it takes is one thing like side effects, to stop any chance of long-term success. If Hydravax causes troublesome issues for dieters, it could be a serious issue.

The Science – “There?”

Dandelion root, uva ursi, and green tea all have science behind them to support Hydravax’s claims. Our issue is that you can get these ingredients from your local mass retailer for about $5. At DietSpotlight, we want to see science before we can recommend any product, but we also want to know our readers are getting a good value.

The Bottom Line – Does Hydravax Work?

Should I race out for a bottle of Hydravax? While it contains clinically tested ingredients that work as a diuretic and to support energy production, we are concern about side effects and long-term effectiveness. As such, we are hesitant to make a recommendation.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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What You Should Know

Hydravax is a diuretic supplement and nothing more. The supplement claims to reduce water weight and water retention and that is exactly what it will do. There are no weight loss benefits associated with taking a diuretic aside from the small amount of weight lost when water is shed from the body. When the dieter stops taking supplements like Hydravax, the weight will return because the body naturally holds on to water for cellular and organ health, among other natural body functions.

List of Ingredients

  • Dandelion Root
  • Uva Ursi
  • Green Tea Leaf
  • Cranberry Powder
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Couch Grass
  • Corn Silk
  • Buchu Leaves
  • Juniper Berries
  • Hydrangea Root

Product Features

Dandelion root, uva ursi, couch grass, corn silk, buchu leaves, juniper berries and hydrangea root all have one thing in common - they are diuretics. Diuretics work by pushing stored water out of the body. In some cases, these products are used under the care of a physician when a patient suffers from water retention or high blood pressure. They are not, however, safe for long-term use without kidney function tests. Increased urination means increased pressure on the kidneys. With the kidneys working overtime, it is important to have diagnostic tests from time to time to ensure the kidneys are not being overworked. Magnesium is commonly included in supplements with calcium to counteract constipation. If no calcium is included in this supplement, the magnesium has just one function - the laxative effect. Laxatives require water to lubricate bowel movements, so they are often used in cleansing and diuretic supplements to ensure that last bit of stored fluid is extracted from the body. We noticed there is no potassium in Hydravax. Potassium is lost during times of increased urination. Without proper potassium levels, the body could start cramping up from the electrolyte loss. Muscles are effected when potassium levels get low. The heart is a large muscle and it can cramp as well without proper potassium. This means there is a significant risk of heart complications when taking strong diuretics without added potassium.

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  • All ingredients are listed online.
Will force extra water out of the body.


  • May cause dehydration.
  • May cause muscle cramping.
  • May cause heart-related side effects.


Hydravax is a strong diuretic and that is the purpose of the supplement, but the company forgot the importance of adding potassium and other electrolytes to the formula. Long-term diuretic use has been associated with death in the bodybuilding community.

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