Ephedra Diet Pill
Banned by the FDA, formerly a strong diet pill.
In 2004 The FDA has put a complete stop to Ephedrine sales due to safety concerns that Ephedra was responsible for raising oneâ€™s risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.
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
- Ephedra poses very serious health risks including death
- Banned by the FDA
- Not a long-term solution to weight loss
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 XtremEADMINISTRATION
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