What You Should Know
Max Aqua Shed, by Hydroxycut, is a diuretic supplement aimed at reducing bloating and water retention. Women typically suffer from bloating and water retention around the time of their menstrual cycle, which could be why the supplement company added “femme” ingredient. The official website for Hydroxycut offers no information on any supplement currently being sold. According to the message on the site, they are formulating a new line of weight loss products and will be revealing the new website once formulation is complete. Retailers continue to sell Hydroxycut products, like Max Aqua Shed despite the lack of support or direct information.
List of Ingredients
Vitamin D, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium.
Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed Proprietary Blend Quickshed: Horsetail Extract, Dandelion Extract, Hibiscus Powder, Parsley Extract, Juniper Powder.
AntiOx Enhance: Cranberry Extract, Green Tea Extract, Black Tea Extract, Wu Iona Tea Extract and Rooibos Tea Extract.
RevitaFemme: Acai Extract, N Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Melon Extract, Elderberry Extract and Alpinia Speciosa Extract.
The first six ingredients in Max Aqua Shed are everyday vitamins that may be missing in a woman’s diet. Calcium and vitamin D are probably the two most important as few people eat enough food rich in these vitamins to support optimal health. Magnesium is also added, often to counteract constipation – a common side effect of taking calcium.
The Max Aqua Shed proprietary blend is the heart of the supplement. Horsetail extract, dandelion extract, hibiscus powder, parsley extract and juniper powder are all diuretics. They will push extra water and fluids from the body causing a woman, or man, to urinate more often.
The second group of ingredients supports the first group with a small punch of caffeine, also a diuretic. Cranberry extract supports the urinary tract. Green, black, wu iona and rooibos tea all contain caffeine or work within the body to increase urination and push out even more water.
RevitaFemme, though clearly focused on women, contains anti-oxidants and more diuretics. According to supplement directions, women are only supposed to take the supplement for five days before cycling off for seven days and restarting. As this supplement pushes all water from the body, severe dehydration and death can result. There has been at least one reported death in bodybuilding from taking diuretics.
- Hydroxycut is no longer making the supplement.
- Ingredients have to be pulled from a third party website.
- Nearly every ingredient is a diuretic.
- Diuretics can lead to death if taken for too long.
There is no place for strong diuretics in weight loss. Fitness and bodybuilding are different as fluid between the skin and muscle can make a huge difference in how a competition ends. Even professionals, however, should watch their intake of diuretics as they have caused death in at least one reported case.