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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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ananomous

Beware of Ephedra-Hoodia Fusion! The pills are VERY expensive, AND DO NOT WORK!

posted Sep 1st, 2008 8:32 am


Anonymous

what states sell ephedra?? and if i live in one of those states that dont sell it, can i still order it on line and get the pill that i need without any hassle??


@411' & 130 Lb

Hello, I need an advice. Few years ago I was taking the metabolife 356 and lost 35 lb, but after it was cut off, I gained 22 lb back. After reviewing everyone's inputs on this product I decided to order. I received my pills in 4 biasness days. I don't know if I got the right staff that every one is taking about, but on the bottle it says Maximum strength EPHEDRA formula with Hoodia 10 mg. ephadra, when the name of the prudent is Ephedrine P57? I?m little confused, so I have a question for those who see the results. Is this the stuff that works for you? I have been taking 2 pills per day for 9 days now and don't see any results yet. It is to yearly to see I guess. Can anyone tell me if I am taking right pill? Thank you.


Anonymous

Judge Tena Campbell of the Utah Federal District Court ruled that the FDA had not proven that low doses of ephedra were unsafe, although she also noted that studies to address the safety of low-dose ephedra would be unethical. Nevertheless, her ruling overturned the ban on the sale of ephedra in the state of Utah, and called into question whether the ban could be enforced anywhere in the United States.[40] The ruling was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. On August 17, 2006, the Appeals Court upheld the FDA's ban of ephedra, finding that the 133,000-page administrative record compiled by the FDA supported the agency's finding that ephedra posed an unreasonable risk to consumers.[11] Nutraceutical Corp. filed a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking a rehearing on the ban of ephedra; however, on May 14, 2007 the United States Supreme Court declined to hear this petition. The sale of ephedra-containing dietary supplements remains illegal in the United States due to their health risks.[7]


Anonymous

I think Ephedra has got a bad rap. It is no more harmful then caffeine taken at the right dosage.



 

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