EPHEDRINE SULFATE VS EPHEDRINE HCL
Ephedrine is a powerful medicine for the relief of asthma, bronchitis, allergies and cold and flu symptoms. It is available in either hydrochloride or sulfate form. In scientific terms, a hydrochloride is a salt that is formed with hydrochloric acid while a sulfate is a salt made from sulfuric acid. This simple difference in the chemical structure means that ephedrine sulfate and ephedrine hydrochloride produce different results. We will compare the effects and side effects of Ephedrine Sulfate vs. Ephedrine HCL, and look at which brands contain which type.
Ephedrine is a chemical alkaloid that comes from the Ma Huang or Ephedra Sinica Plant in the Ephedraceae genus. It is a sympathomimetic drug because it can imitate the effect that adrenalin and norepinephrine have on the body. Ephedrine is a vasodilator, it increases the circulation and improves the ability of blood andoxygen to get into the muscle tissues. This makes the use of ephedrine an effective treatment of low blood pressure as it stimulates the central nervous system. Bill Phillips was one of the first to report in the 80’s that ephedrine, helps improve physical strength and athletic performance by boosting the cardiovascular system. An increase of 15 – 25% in strength could be felt almost immediately after taking ephedrine. This one reason why it is banned in most sporting organizations. Ephedrine is an effective appetite suppressant as well. This means that individuals on ephedrine are more likely to be able to stick to a restricted calorie diet, thus creating a calorie deficiency for weight loss.
Because many sporting commissions have banned, because big pharmaceutical companies can’t mark it up 1000% and force you to get a prescription to buy it, and because backyard drug manufacturers used it to make meth the product was forced off the dieting market supplements and out of the drugstores, not because it posed any health risks. This is from the FDA website, “Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are used in some over-the-counter and prescription drugs, where they have been demonstrated to be safe and effective for the labeled use”.
In addition to this, it boosts the metabolism allowing the body to burn more calories and fat through the day through what is known as non-exercise activity thermogenesis. Most dieters will take this drug in the morning or early afternoon to get the best possible metabolic boost effect throughout the day. Athletes may also use the drug as it increases energy levels and improves the ability to exercise for longerdurations in your target heartrate zone. The supplement is also known to help you lose weight without causing any loss in muscle mass by targeting fat and breaking it down and burning it as energy.
That said, The Combat Methamphetamine Act of 2005, put a stop to all products containing ephedrine marketing themselves as a weightloss products or anything other than relief for breathing related issues. I do not know of one product in the US or world wide even that specifically uses Ephedrine HCL or Ephedrine Sulfate in a diet product. However there are companies such as Foundation Nutriceuticals that uses high grade Ephedra in diet pills and this is legal to do so. So if you are thinking of buying a large amount of Ephedrine online to get lean, I would think again. This law limits your purchase online to 3.6 grams for one order and a total of 7.5 grams per month. Don’t think of trying to buy at multiple websites because all sales are tracked and reported to the DEA. It is not worth getting in trouble to drop a bunch of pounds. We suggest buying the legal amount allowed and using it as directed on the package, if it happens to help you lose weight that is not your fault.
Many people looking for a accessible ephedrine will purchase a nasal decongestant or bronchodilator such as Bronkaid to get their dosage of the drug. This drug contains ephedrine sulfate and is available without a prescription in the United States. However, it is illegal to market Ephedrine as a weight-loss product in most countries around the world so it must be packaged and sold as a asthma, hay fever, or sinus treatment. When looking at the effectiveness of a particular ephedrine product, it is important to consider foremost the amount of ephedrine alkaloid present in the product. This is the active ingredient that causes the body’s nasal passage to constrict and the metabolism to increase. According to recent scientific analyses, Ephedrine sulfate contains approximately 77% pure ephedrine alkaloid by weight. Therefore, a 25 mg dose of ephedrine sulfate would equal 19.25 mg of active ephedrine.
Ephedrine is much more widely available in synthesized hydrochloride format as Ephedrine HCL. Brands such as Ephed Ephedrine Plus, Vasopro Ephedrine, and Mini Thin Ephedrine are some of the most popular forms of Ephedrine HCL. Like Ephedrine Sulfate, it is available to order online in the United States, though the sale is regulated by certain restrictions in different states. EphedrineHCL also must be marketed as a bronchodilator or asthma treatment in order to be sold legally.
Like Ephedrine Sulfate, we will look at the quantity of active ephedrine in Ephedrine HCL to determine how effective this drug is. Ephedrine HCL is approximately 82% ephedrine by weight. That means that 25 mg ephedrine hydrochloride equals 21 mg ephedrine alkaloid. This is .75 mg more Ephedrine than what is provided with Ephedrine Sulfate. So we can conclude that Ephedrine Plus HCL is a more powerful product than Ephedrine Sulfate but the differences are not that great.