One of the #1 questions we get asked is what are the results for ephedrine for weight loss? Due to the DEA regulation of ephedrine we are not able to make any claims on the weight loss benefits of ephedrine. What we have listed below is the public knowledge on ephedrine and its benefits.
Ephedrine comes from the ephedra plant in its natural form is referred to as Ma Haung. Ma Haung has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine mostly as a bronchial dilator.
Live Lean Today offers ephedrine in two forms 12.5mg ephedrine hcl and 25mg ephedrine hcl.
Studies on mice not humans showed that there was an increase in thermogensis for brown adipose tissue with the use of ephedrine. One issue with the study to correlate it to human weight loss is that humans don’t have high amounts of brown adipose tissue and most of our thermogenic reactions occur in skeletal muscle tissue.
Aspirin and caffeine have been shown to have a synergistic effect on ephedrine which led years ago to what were called ECA Stacks (ephedrine, caffeine, aspirin). ECA Stacks were popular with bodybuilders and fitness models for support their results. Today ECA Stacks are made with ephedra extract or ephedra leaves which you can find in ECA Xtreme by Hi Tech. Live Lean Today carries other ECA Stacks with ephedra extract which you can find at our ephedra products page.
The use of ephedrine can have adverse side effects when in combination of other drugs. It is recommended to consult your physician before using an products that have ephedrine in them.
Ephedrine can be detected in urine. This is important as some athletes that take drug tests ephedrine may be a banned substance for their sport. You will have to read your own guidelines for your sport on whether or not ephedrine is allowed.
The sale of ephedrine is legal though regulated to the amounts a person can buy per order and per 30 days. Also the ability to sell ephedrine varies state by state. Live Lean Today offers a map to show if ephedrine sales are available in your state.