Hydroxycut CLA Review

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Hydroxycut CLA is atypical of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplements because the formula contains more than one ingredient. Hydroxycut is fond of lady’s mantle, wild olive, komijn and wild mint as these ingredients are found in other weight loss supplements sold by the company. Whether or not Hydroxycut CLA will live up to the claims of weight loss that is clinically proven or not is yet to be determined.

Hydroxycut offers a complete ingredient list and direct purchase from the official website. There is also mention of clinical studies, but we found no links to where these clinical studies are published.

List of Ingredients


  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid
  • Lady’s Mantle Extract
  • Wild Olive Extract
  • Komijn Extract
  • Wild Mint Extract

Product Features

The main ingredient in Hydroxycut CLA is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This ingredient is touted as the answer to weight loss problems for all dieters, but that claim is completely unfounded. CLA has been tested in athletes and people of normal weight who exercise regularly and the positive benefits are measureable – fat loss and an increase in lean muscle mass. However, clinical trials of CLA in overweight and obese dieters do not offer the same benefit. The dieters in one study did not lose any more weight after taking CLA than they did after taking a placebo.

Lady’s mantle is often used as a natural treatment for female problems like menopause and menstruation problems. There is no link between this ingredient and weight loss. We did find reference that lady’s mantle may help ease anxiety, which could be the reason it is included in Hydroxycut CLA.

Wild olive extract may help reduce cholesterol, but it is not going to significantly boost weight loss. Komijn extract is also associated with reduced cholesterol levels. We found no connection between wild mint extract and weight loss.

The most interesting fact about Hydroxycut CLA is the connection it has with other supplements. The main four ingredients go by different names and those names are used throughout the Internet and multiple supplements as a proven combination. We found the exact study referred to on the Hydroxycut website associated with Bob Harper’s Smart Weight Loss and several Xenadrine products. It appears there has been one study and everyone is using that study as a reference, but no one links to this amazing study.

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  • Hydroxycut CLA ingredients are listed online.
  • CLA is proven to boost fat loss and lean muscle mass in fit users.


  • CLA will not cause an overweight or obese dieter to lose weight.
  • We could not find a link to the clinical study.
  • Several supplement companies use the same four ingredients by different names.


If the magic four ingredients used in Hydroxycut CLA, Xenadrine products and Bob Harper’s Smart Weight Loss are that outstanding, there should be a verifiable, third-party clinical trial available for dieters to read. We could find no such trial, yet multiple companies refer to the study results. Moreover, if CLA caused weight loss why would Hydroxycut need the other ingredients in the first place? We suggest using a diet supplement with verifiable, proven results.

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