What is this Ephedra Extract?
- 12-19-2007, 01:32 AM
What is this Ephedra Extract?
I've been looking around at some of these newer "fat burning" supplements, and alot of them are using 25mg of Ephedra Extract (leaves). Is this just crap that they put in a cap of caffeine and sell as "Ephedra"?? It's in stuff you can buy without faxing/emailing/presenting I.D. so I'm guessing it's completely useless.
Somebody educate me
- 12-19-2007, 08:48 AM
I believe ephedra and ephedra HCL are different. Ephedra HCL is the hardcore deal and ephedra (leaves) are the ones that are of a weaker extract.
That is my understanding of it.
- 12-19-2007, 09:49 AM
ephedra can legally be sold with out identification, its ephedrine HCL and sulfate that you would need to present your ID. some places still are selling out their inventory of ephedrine but the ban has been reinstated, so buy up because when its gone, its gone. ephedra is probably not going anywhere but it is less effective then the more pure, single alkaloid ephedrine.
12-19-2007, 09:51 AM
forgot to answer your question, yes, it probably is ephedra in it. i hate ephedra though, its not a clean buzz at all.
12-19-2007, 11:35 AM
ephedra leaves extract means that there are no ephedrine alkaloids in the product. it's a total scam. i hate to see companies selling this crap.
12-19-2007, 02:26 PM
scam scam scam
don't buy it - go to your local drugstore and buy primatene or bronkaid - two supplements with REAL ephedrine in them, intended for asthmatics. it's cheap and effective, just buy two boxes of the stuff or it'll be used up too quickly.
12-19-2007, 02:37 PM
12-19-2007, 02:48 PM
12-19-2007, 03:40 PM
12-20-2007, 06:53 PM
I saw a girl take this during my lunch period yesterday.
I decided I would see what she was actually taking and heres what I found:
Product Detailed Description
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ECA Xtreme Fat Burning Ingredients
Serving Size 1 Caplet Servings Per Container 90
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Proprietary Blend 575mg **
Ephedra Extract (Leaves), Kola Nut Extract (200mg Caffeine), White Willow Bark, Acacia Rigidula (Leaves), (Leaves), Theobromine, Phenylethylamine HCL, Citrus Aurantium Extract (25 Mg Synephrine),
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, , Sodium Starch Glycolate, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Silica, FD&C Yellow #5
Directions: Take 1 tablet three times daily. Do not exceed 4 tablets in any 24 hour period.
I believe this falls into the "crap supplements" list
12-20-2007, 10:17 PM
there are a few products that standardize their extracts to have 10 mg's of the ephedrine alkaloids but they are insanely expensive and ultimately not worth the money. The leaves contain nothing but your wasted money. But hey, it's not any different than naming an herbal mixture after a steroid.
12-20-2007, 10:35 PM
12-20-2007, 10:42 PM
i just got some some from europe, 200 30mg for 57$ shipped
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12-20-2007, 10:45 PM
I've always preferred the real ephedra alkaloids (not this leaf extract crap) to ephedrine Hcl.
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12-20-2007, 10:51 PM
12-25-2007, 04:10 PM
Looking at the Primatene inhaler, serving doses @ 0.22mg. Now that's incredibly small compared to the 12.5 Primatene pill, but is it more effective do you think? Rather than being digested and all...
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