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
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.
- 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.