Hydroxycut and Pregnancy

Because very little is known about the risks of Hydroxycut and pregnancy, it is typically recommended that pregnant women not take Hydroxycut products. Most Hydroxycut products contain caffeine, which most pregnant women should avoid during pregnancy. Also, pregnancy is a time for increased caloric intake and nutritional need, not a time for dieting.

An Overview of Hydroxycut and Pregnancy

Hydroxycut® is a popular weight-loss supplement that contains several different active ingredients. A few of these ingredients have been shown to be safe for use during pregnancy.

Hydroxycut Safety During Pregnancy

Most Hydroxycut products contain caffeine, as well as several other active ingredients. It is often recommended that pregnant women limit their caffeine intake (see Caffeine and Pregnancy), and it is not known if the other active ingredients in Hydroxycut are safe for pregnant women. It is important to remember that pregnancy is a time of increased caloric intake and nutritional need, not a time to be dieting or trying to lose weight.
Because so little is known about the risks of using Hydroxycut products during pregnancy (and because of the lack of clear benefit for taking Hydroxycut), it is usually recommended that pregnant women avoid Hydroxycut products.
If you are pregnant, do not take Hydroxycut without your healthcare provider's approval. Also, if you are concerned about your weight gain during pregnancy, please talk with your healthcare provider (see Pregnancy Weight Gain for additional information).
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