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Ephedra Diet Pill

Banned by the FDA, formerly a strong diet pill.

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In 2004 The FDA has put a complete stop to Ephedrine sales due to safety concerns that Ephedra was responsible for raising one’s risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.

BACKGROUND

Once erroneously recognized as one of the most effective dietary supplements available the controversial Ephedra diet pill was intended to help you lose weight safely and lose it quickly. But when users of ephedra-containing products starting having sudden heart attacks and strokes with some resulting in fatalities, the FDA stepped in and began to take a harder look at this plant which is often referred to by its botanical name, ephedra sinica and also known by its Chinese name, ma huang. In FDA research study undertaken by an independent research company, ephedra was found to promote modest short-term weight loss, but there was no evidence that it was effective for long-term weight loss or performance enhancement. In addition, it was found to also cause a host of side effects ranging from psychiatric to gastrointestinal. Despite numerous legal battles, the sale of ephedra-containing dietary supplements remains illegal in the United States. It is also listed as a banned supplement by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency even though ephedra remains widely-used by athletes.

PRO
  • None
CON
  • Ephedra poses very serious health risks including death
  • Banned by the FDA
  • Not a long-term solution to weight loss
INGREDIENTS

The plant ephedra sinica contains two active ingredients that are responsible for its effects on weight and metabolism. The alkaloids ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are both stimulants and thermogenics that have the capacity to increase metabolism and stimulate the brain, constrict blood vessels and increase heart rate. It is these effects of these two ingredients in ephedra that can result in short-term weight loss. Ephedra or Ephedrine has been found in the following products: Ripped Fuel, Extreme Ripped Force, Diet Fuel, GH Fuel, Herba Fuel, MetaboLift, ThermiCare, ETA Stack, Xenadrine RFA-1, Ultimate Orange, UltraCuts, Vasopro, Adipokinex, ThermoPlex, Thermogenic Power, Chinese Ephedra, MetaCuts, Chinese Ma Huang, Lipokinetix, Clenbutrx, BetaLean HP, Diet Pep, Diurlean, Dyma-Burn XtremE

ADMINISTRATION

Ephedra was typically taken by capsule form one to three times per day depending upon the instructions of the individual product.

DIET and EXERCISE

Diet and exercise requirements would vary according to the specific ephedra-containing product.

CONCLUSION

Ephedra has been banned so you should avoid any products that contain it.

Common Misspellings

Ehedrine, Ephendra, Ephendrin, Ephendrine, Efedra, Efedrine, Ephredra


Related Diets: Advantra-Z, Ephedrine P57, Hoodia, Miracle Burn, NuPhedrine


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WeightGoingDown

The ephedra available today is synthetic and does not work for weight loss. Ephedra needs to come from the Ma Hung plant to be useful, in the form of an ECA stack. Ephedra. Caffeine. Aspirin. The FDA banned the type of ephedra that will help us lose weight.

posted Mar 10th, 2014 9:50 pm


WeightGoingDown

The FDA needs a kick in the ass. Ephedra is the only weight loss magic pill. But, big brother took it away. I bought a bottle of Ripped Fuel with ephedra after having my daughter and lost the weight quickly. I had energy to burn. It was awesome. I don't know why the government thinks we need to be babysat. Being overweight is unhealthy. Wait until the FDA takes away everything that causes weight gain.

posted Mar 10th, 2014 9:46 pm


User

I can still get them in milwaukee, WI. Have to sign for them in a book, so they can keep track of sales. I only found them at gass stations. Price has gone up. Box of 24 are $20-30. Package of six are $5-8.

posted Apr 22nd, 2013 1:16 am


Chad

METABODREAM 365: After doing a lot of research to try to find a product with real ephedrine, this product claimed to be one of the very few available in the US, and it seemed valid from most of what I read. My fiance wanted to lose a few pounds before going on vacation so we gave this stuff a shot. She has already by working out and eating a good diet, so that is not a factor. Unfortunately, she felt very minimal energy boost, no appetite suppression, and basically got very minimal results with Metabodream 365, even taking 1 more pill per day than the recommended doseage. Several years ago she took supplements with real ephedrine in it and found this not similar at all. I also work out and often used real ephedrine supplements back when it was legal. I clearly remember the boost of energy and that certain feeling it would give me, and after trying a few doses of the Metabodream for myself I did not experience that. This tells me that this product either doesn't have real ephedrine in it, or contains a lot less than it claims to have. I should have known better since real ephedrine isn't even legal anymore in the US anymore. Anything over the counter that actually works usually gets the axe if our government can't find a way to profit off of it, and that's why this product is legal to purchase - it doesn't work well. She got much better results from Lipo 6 Black Hers, which you can purchase at health stores on online for about $10 - $15 less than this product. I'm not trying to promote the Lypo products either, because it worked ok, but I bet there are several other legal supplements that work just as good or better.

posted Mar 8th, 2012 8:53 pm


Butternut

I used this product years ago and lost 50 lbs in 2 months. It was great. I could go to the gym 2, 3 times a day - full of energy and I loved it. No negative side effects - I agree that we all are suffering from some who misused the product. Even if you make some restrictions - don't just ban it outright.

posted Oct 23rd, 2011 1:26 am


Trish

Metabolife 356 was the best and only thing that worked. I hate that some people abused it but we all got punished. People abuse alcohol and they don't ban that.

posted Aug 13th, 2011 8:55 pm


Lori

It definatly helped me lose weight & keep my energy levels up. I couldn't find a con with this product.

posted Aug 13th, 2011 12:19 pm


brooke

Just found a bottle of twinlab ripped fuel with ephedra in my cabinet sealed. I have no idea I have had it all this time. If Harvard did its own study of ephedra as a diet supplement that really does work even though it does have possible side effects it makes me want to try it, though I dont want to break the law. Doesnt it stand to reason though that people who had serious health concerns with ephedra were probably oversuing it since it has been around for hundreds of years and is still used in other parts of the world? What does one pill a day hurt really and most online say thats all you need to see results in weight loss especially if you use a good diet and exercise on top of it. There are also only 200 so I cant form a long term addiction anyway. My question is this, would it really hurt to use it?

posted May 25th, 2011 7:31 am


heather reisbeck

This was a very good weight loss program and if takein right it dont hurt any thing! i now have a ver hard time lossing any weight after 3 kids no matter how much i excerise and eat right this was just a boost to help me out!!!

posted Oct 18th, 2010 4:12 pm


lori

where can i get this "Ephedra Diet Pill"

posted Apr 16th, 2010 10:30 pm


jugbbg

Would like to know which states sell pure good ephedra. Have tried many others from on line stores. No luck. No good. Again- any states where it can be bought?

posted Apr 15th, 2010 8:33 am


George Fernandez

Hi i am a regular user of the product ??Ephedra Diet Pill?.. I am a 45year old working person.. I was weighing about 125pounds.. after using this pills i was able to reduce my body weight by 15pounds in 6 weeks.. Its really working.. I am doing some exercise simultaneously.. There is no side effects by using this product..
www.Weightlossguide.com

posted Mar 9th, 2010 10:54 am


caligirl209

OK I AM DESPERATE TO FIND OUT WHERE I CAN BUY THE ORIGINAL METABOLIFE 356, I TOOK THIS WHEN ORIGINALLY SOLD LEGALLY AT WALMART (BY THE WAY I LIVE IN CALI) & LOST 75LBS BUT I NOT ONLY TOOK IT FOR WEIGHT LOSS IT GAVE ME GREAT ENERGY. THIS IS THE ONLY DIET PILL THATS EVER WORKED FOR ME. DO THEY SELL IT IN OTHER STATES? IF SO, WHERE? I FULLY SUPPORT THIS PILL & I TOOK IT AS INSTRUCTED THOSE PPL WHO HAD COMPLICATIONS PROBABLY ABUSED THE DOSAGE. I DON'T AGREE WITH THE BAN ON EPHEDRA. PLZ LET ME KNOW IF U HAVE ENE INFO.

posted Jan 19th, 2010 9:38 pm


lina

to answere some peoples question. YOUr taking the wrong pill take lipodrene with ephedrine. and yes you can still buy it online if its illegal in your state how do you think i bought mine.

posted Aug 7th, 2009 2:16 pm


angelina

great. everyone should try it.

posted Aug 7th, 2009 2:13 pm


Trish

Complete Nutrition is selling Bronkaid 25mg ephedrine for 79.99 when you can purchase the EXACT same product, same package, for 12.99 at Walgreens!!

posted Apr 4th, 2009 3:27 pm


mandy

Xylacor is a great pill I use. It contains MaHuang, which is an ephedrine alkaloid. It's very comparable to Metabolife 356. I paid something like $99 and got 4 bottles.

posted Mar 17th, 2009 5:21 pm


amanda

I took diet pills that had ephedra and they worked great and i sit all day at work and can not move around too much so it helped me not eat all day long. Taken in the right amount the pills do no harm and i never feel the caffeine part of it. My husband takes them for energy and he feels the caffeine part of it. But i see no harm if taking the right dose

posted Mar 3rd, 2009 12:31 pm


leslie

Complete Nutrition is selling Ephedrine 25 mg for $40. 24 Tabs. Its more expensive than the Xenadrine I used to purchase at Walmart back in 2002.

posted Jan 9th, 2009 9:58 am


Kelly Perez

I am looking for the product but all the retail stores claim they don't have any. I purchase Ephedrine at Walmart gas station but they charge 14.00 for 24 pack. and it"s only 10mg. It's the only thing that's works. How do I know? Because I have tried everything else.

posted Nov 11th, 2008 12:45 pm



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