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Side Effects of Caffeine Free Hydroxycut

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Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for and He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
Side Effects of Caffeine Free Hydroxycut
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The Hydroxycut series of products is one of many fat-loss products on the market. The formula of Hydroxycut products has many variations, including a caffeine-free version. While this version doesn't have the powerful stimulant power of caffeine, it does have many other ingredients that may be effective at increasing your metabolism and burning fat. However, some of these ingredients may cause side effects, so make sure you understand what's in Hydroxycut Caffeine Free before taking it. You may also want to talk to your doctor before taking this or any other diet pills.

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One unpleasant side effect that may be triggered by Hydroxycut Caffeine Free is nausea. This is because the formula contains extracts of Cissus quadrangularis, which is a vine-producing plant native to Africa and Asia. Cissus quadrangularis may cause side effects such as headache and nausea. In addition, the site notes that the long term safety of Cissus quadrangularis use is unknown due to the lack of research.


Hypoglycemia is a condition in which your blood sugar levels become too low. This can result in fainting or nausea. Those who are diabetic are more prone to this effect, but anyone using Hydroxycut Caffeine Free should be aware of the potential. This effect is triggered by the inclusion of Gymnema sylvestre, a tropical herbal plant. According to the Gymnema information website, this supplement may cause hypoglycemia if taken in large doses. If you are prone to hypoglycemic episodes, you should consult your doctor before using Hydroxycut Caffeine Free.


Insomnia, or the inability to sleep, is often associated with caffeine-containing stimulant products. However, the ingredients in Hydroxycut Caffeine Free may also cause insomnia in some users. This effect is caused by the inclusion of rhodiola, which the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center explains may cause insomnia as well as irritability. In addition, the medical website RxList notes that Cissus quadrangularis may also cause insomnia. The combination of the two ingredients may be troublesome for you, even without the inclusion of caffeine.

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