Hydroxycut Platinum vs Xenadrine Ultimate

Hydroxycut Platinum vs Xenadrine Ultimate

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Weight loss requires effort.

Move more and eat less.

Cheating your way out of weight doesn’t change your habits, so you’ll likely get the weight right back.

However, if you’re working on good habits such as working out and eating properly, some supplements can give you an edge.

Weight loss pills are in this category.

Don’t expect them to magically make you lose weight, but when used for some extra oomph, they can help you achieve your fitness goals more quickly.

But there’s more than one out there.

Which weight loss pill should you try?

Battle of the Weight Loss Pills

Today I’m covering Hydroxycut Platinum and Xenadrine Ultimate.

They both have names which sound high-tech and glorious, but do they live up to the fancy nomenclature?

First, I’ll look at each one individually. Then I will compare and contrast them against each other.

If you want a final recommendation, you’ll find one at the bottom of the page.

Hydroxycut Platinum

Important IngredientsHydroxycut Platinum weight loss supplement and probiotic review

  • Green Coffee Extract
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Probiotics
  • L-Theanine
  • Metabolism Boosters
  • Energy Boosters
  • Caffeine

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I covered Hydroxycut Platinum in great detail a while ago. You can find that article here.

The short of it is that Hydroxycut Platinum is a supplement aimed at turning your body’s natural processes up to 11 to give you energy and increase your metabolism.

It also contains probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and herbs to achieve that goal. Along with caffeine.

You’ll find caffeine in a lot of these types of supplements. Well, that’s because it works.

The plants included are red mango, white kidney bean, ashwagandha (Indian ginseng), cherry, lemon, and tangerine.

There’s also green coffee extract, which also has benefits in addition to the caffeine it supplies.

Did I mention the caffeine? There’s a lot of it. Though, perhaps not as much as a pre-workout supplement.

Each bottle contains 30 servings of 2 pills each. They recommend 2 servings per day. So 4 pills a day.

What I Liked

Hydroxycut Platinum doesn’t just help you lose weight, it helps you feel better as well.

That’s because it takes on the role of probiotic and vitamin supplement, so it’s an overall health pill.

coffee can provide a lot of caffeine that helps in weight loss

Still, it’s cheaper than a latte-a-day habit

What I Didn’t Like

The recommended serving size and amount will see you go through a single bottle in 15 days. Hydroxycut Platinum is rather expensive for a two-bottle-a-month habit.

Also, while I didn’t crash per se, I could still tell that there were caffeine-induced ups and downs.

Xenadrine UltimateXenadrine Ultimate weight loss pill review

Important Ingredients

  • Green Coffee Extract
  • Herbal Extracts
  • L-Theanine
  • Caffeine

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Xenadrine Ultimate is more limited in scope than Hydroxycut Platinum. It lacks the vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.

The plants included are coffee bean, garcinia fruit, spearmint, olive, ashwagandha, and Yohimbe bark. Along with the caffeine and L-Theanine, that’s it.

But don’t let the smaller number of ingredients make you think less of Xenadrine Ultimate.

What’s in there still boosts your metabolism and will help you lose weight.

Ashwagandha and L-Theanine are both purported to help your body respond to stress in a healthy way .

The other ingredients help with fat loss as well. Garcinia, for example, contains hydroxycitric acid, which blocks an enzyme used by your body to produce fat.

It also works as an appetite suppressant to help you feel less hungry. The effects are subtle but there.

Without having to pass on the expense of the laundry list of ingredients in Hydroxycut Platinum, Xenadrine Ultimate is cheaper. Not so much price-wise, but you get twice as many capsules and servings per bottle.

You get a full month’s supply at once!

What I Liked

Xenadrine Ultimate doesn’t contain a bunch of extra added ingredients, so the cost per pill is lower and I fit it into my existing supplement regime more easily.

It still gives you a bunch of energy without the jitters, a win in my book.

What I Didn’t Like

I have expressed concerns about the safety of Yohimbe before.

So, I’m not entirely happy that Xenadrine Ultimate contains that plant.

But it shouldn’t be enough Yohimbe to be a problem unless you have prostate issues already.

Which Weight Loss Pill is Better?

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Both pills lose unless you put in enough effort!

If Hydroxycut Platinum is a whole body health and weight loss pill, Xenadrine Ultimate is a weight loss and energy pill.

In both, you get caffeine, coffee bean extract, ashwagandha, and L-Theanine. But the similarities end there.

Hydroxycut Platinum, with its added vitamins, minerals, and probiotics, is great at supporting a diet by covering nutrients you may not be taking in with your limited diet.

Xenadrine Ultimate, however, eschews the added ingredients in the name of focusing on energy and being the more economical choice.

They both work when matched with diet and exercise.

So, which one is better will depend on your situation and desires.

Let’s compare some pros and cons.

Hydroxycut Platinum


  • Boosts energy and metabolism
  • Supplements your vitamins and minerals
  • Probiotics make for a healthy gut


  • More potential for an energy crash
  • Costs more in the long run

Xenadrine Ultimate


  • Boosts energy and metabolism
  • Less potential for an energy crash
  • More economical


  • Contains Yohimbe
  • Do not take if you have prostate issues
  • Less of an energy rush


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All those pizzas will eventually catch up to you

Despite my concerns about taking Yohimbe, Xenadrine Ultimate edges out Hydroxycut Platinum for me.

But for you?

Ask yourself: Do you have a healthy diet?

Not just calorie-wise, but in the amount of micronutrients.

In other words, do you eat mostly junk food or mostly healthy food?

If you eat a lot of junk, then I would recommend Hydroxycut Platinum. I’d also recommend cutting down on the amount of junk food you eat or your weight loss efforts won’t be as effective.

I recommend Hydroxycut Platinum in this case because the vitamins, minerals, and probiotics will help counteract the lack of nutrients from the junk food.

However, if all you want is a boost to health and metabolism, go for Xenadrine Ultimate. You don’t need to pay for ingredients you don’t need.