Lipodrene vs Hydroxyelite: Reviews from the Fitness Experts

Lipodrene vs Hydroxyelite: Reviews from the Fitness Experts

Two of the biggest fat burners that we sell here at Supplement Warehouse are Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Lipodrene and Hydroxyelite. Both are loved by our customers, highly reviewed online, and have been in the industry for almost 10 years. But our team receives questions all the time about the differences between the two products. So we wanted to put together a guide if you will explaining the ingredients of these two products and the differences between them. This way you would be better educated on which fat burner, Lipodrene or Hydroxyelite, is best for you and the goals you have.

What is Lipodrene?

Lipodrene has been one of, if not the best selling fat burner here at Supplement Warehouse for at least 5 years. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals even touts this as having sold over 1 billion tablets. There are two main reasons that people gravitate towards Lipodrene. One is that is has 25mg of Ephedra Extract. Now to be transparent, this is not the banned "ephedra" from years ago. This is another part of the plant. But it still works very well, which is one of the reasons customers buy this product over and over again. The other reason, which many customers don't know, is that this fat burner has DMHA in it. While it is on the label, many people have never heard of it. This stimulant is amazing at increasing energy, focus and boosting your mood. All things important when trying to lose weight. Ok, now that we have those two main ingredients out of the way, let's breakdown everything that is in Lipodrene.

Label Breakdown

Ephedra Extract (25mg): We spoke about this above. Great for weight loss, boosting metabolism and increasing athletic performance.*

Senegalia Berlandieri Extract: This compound can have stimulant and appetite suppressant effects. This can help in boosting energy and reducing food intake.*

Phenylethylamine Alkaloids

  • Phenylethylamine: Enhances mood and potentially increasing energy levels.*
  • Methylsynephrine: Can increase metabolic rate and fat oxidation.*
  • N-Methyl-B-Phenylethylamine: Similar effects to phenylethylamine, with stimulating benefits.*
  • N,N-Dimethylphenylethylamine: Can aid in weight loss by increasing energy.*

2-Aminoisoheptane HCl: Stimulant that can enhance focus, energy, and athletic performance. It may help in reducing fatigue during longer workouts. Also know as DMHA, which we spoke about earlier.*

Synephrine HCl: Can increase your metabolic rate and energy expenditure, supporting weight loss goals.*

Theobromine: Found in cocoa. It is a mild stimulant and diuretic, which can aid in weight loss and enhance your mood.*

Green Tea Extract: Contains antioxidants and caffeine. These can boost metabolism and promote fat loss.*

Citrus Aurantium Extract (fruit): Contains synephrine, which can help with weight loss by increasing metabolism.*

Hoodia Extract (cactus): An appetite suppressant, potentially reducing caloric intake as well.*

Cassia Nomame Extract (plant): May inhibit fat absorption, which can aid in weight loss.*

Naringen (fruit): It can enhance the effectiveness of caffeine and promote fat loss.*

6,7 Dihydroxybergamottin (fruit): Found in certain citrus fruits, it can enhance the absorption and effectiveness of various compounds, potentially increasing the efficacy of the supplement.*

5-Methoxytryptamine HCl: It can help with regulating mood and appetite.*

L-5-Hydroxytryptophan: It can improve mood and aid in appetite control, potentially reducing food and sugar cravings.*

Yohimbine HCl: Known for its fat-burning properties, particularly in stubborn fat areas. It can also increase energy levels and improve workouts.*

Caffeine (Anhydrous): The most well-known stimulant that can increase energy levels, enhance focus, and boost metabolism, contributing to weight loss and improved workouts.*

So there you have it, the entire breakdown of the ingredients in Lipodrene. This is why this product works so well in terms of weight loss, appetite suppression, focus and mood boosting. But how is it different than Hydroxyelite? Next we will dive into that product and the ingredients.


At Supplement Warehouse, we would say that Hydroxyelite is probably the second most popular weight loss product, right below Lipodrene, in terms of sales. Unlike Lipodrene, this product is a capsule instead of a tablet. Some people actually do like one or the other. But just like Lipodrene, this product's goal is to help you lose weight, increase focus, mood your mood, and give you all day energy.

The biggest difference to these two products is that Hydroxyelite doesn't have Ephedra Extract. It instead uses a heavier dose of DMHA. Many people don't have the best reactions to Ephedra Extract, which may be why the choose to take Hydroxyelite instead. But lets breakdown the ingredients in this product.

Label Breakdown

Bahinia Purpurea: It has shown benefits to weight loss or fitness.*

Bacopa Monnieri: Helps to improve mood and reduce stress.*

Walnut Bark Extract: Positive effect on anti-inflammatory properties.*

Cirsium Oligophyllum: Can help reduce body fat when combined with exercise.*

Rauwolscine: Can aid fat burning by blocking alpha-2 adrenergic receptors that inhibit fat loss.*

Garcinia Cambogia: Has been shown to suppress appetite and prevent carbohydrates from converting to fats, potentially aiding in weight loss.*

2-Aminoisohpeptane HCl: Also known as DMHA, this stimulant can increase energy levels and focus.*

Caffeine (Anhydrous): Very popular stimuant that increases alertness, boosts metabolism, and can enhance fat burning.*

So just like Lipodrene, you can see Hydroxyelite supports weight loss, mood boosting, increased energy and focus. So just what are the differences between the two then?

Lipodrene vs Hydroxyelite

Based on the ingredients and feedback from our customers...

  • Lipodrene is much better at increasing energy and targeting weight loss, where as Hydroxyelite also helps with weight loss, but is very good at helping to suppress your appetite. So if you are wanting to mainly focus on reducing your appetite, you should go with Hydroxyelite.
  • If you are sensitive to stimulants, it would be better to go with Hydroxyelite, as it has a lighter profile. But if you are ok with higher amounts of stimulants, go with Lipodrene.

Bottom line, if you want high energy and weight loss, go with Lipodrene, if you want to manage hunger with a gentler stimulant effect, go with Hydroxyelite.


Appetite Suppression: Hydroxyelite

Overall Energy: Lipodrene

Weight Loss: Lipodrene & Hydroxyelite

Mood Boosting: Lipodrene & Hydroxyelite

Focus: Hydroxyelite

Common Questions

What are the side effects of each?

  • Difficulty sleeping: The stimulants in Lipodrene can disrupt normal sleep patterns and may cause insomnia.
  • Increased blood pressure: Ingredients like ephedra can significantly raise blood pressure, posing a risk of hypertension.
  • Heart-related issues: There is a risk of serious cardiovascular events, such as ventricular fibrillation, particularly due to the ephedra content.
  • Interaction with medications: The various compounds in Lipodrene could interact with other medications, altering their effects which could be potentially dangerous.
  • Other effects: Users may also experience nervousness, dizziness, and nausea among other symptoms.

Are these products FDA approved?

Most vitamins and supplements are not FDA approved, including these two weight loss supplements. The good news is that they are manufactured in an FDA facility based in Georgia, USA.


It's essential to consider the potential side effects and consult a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement, especially one with multiple stimulants like this.

May 21st 2024 Jeff Moriarty
Jeff Moriarty
Jeff has been in the fitness and supplement industry for almost 20 years. He is an avid bodybuilder and helps others with lifting techniques, as well as the best vitamins and supplements they should take for the goals they have. You can find him on LinkedIn and Youtube.
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