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  1. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    Green Tea Extract (ECGC) will provide similar benefits as it is a COMT inhibitor with the added benefit of being a potent anti-oxidant.

    Take Green Tea Extract (ECGC) and you don't need the caffeine or the aspirin.

    TEA-GCG (Green Tea Caps) (100 caps)
    very nice information!
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  2. Good shout above!

    Ive always taken green tea with the EC(Y) stack.

    Being honest i only knew the surface of the science behind it but that nice little study has made me feel smug lol.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by skratch View Post
    guys add aspirin every other day,it was used in the original eca for a reason and is has a patent on it.

    There is scientific testing done on it,It keeps the body from stopping the norephrine down regulation.

    add yohimbe to block the bad receptors if you can handle the stim.Here is a paste of an old write up.

    Ephedrine enhances the release of the hormone norepinephrine in the body, and also binds to the same receptors as that hormone, causing excess calories to be converted to heat instead of being stored as fat. It also raises blood pressure. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are also known as adrenaline and noradrenaline. Ephedrine thus acts to stimulate an "adrenaline rush".

    Interactions with caffeine and aspirin can increase the effects of ephedrine. Norepinephrine works in part by increasing the levels of cyclic AMP in cells. Caffeine inhibits the enzyme that breaks down cyclic AMP. Together, ephedrine makes more cyclic AMP, and caffeine prevents it from breaking down. Aspirin inhibits the receptors that turn off release of norepinephrine. So ephedrine releases norepinephrine, and aspirin prevents the release from being turned off.

    Ephedrine by itself has been shown to be ineffective as a weight loss treatment. Ephedrine combined with either caffeine or aspirin was effective. The effect appears to be caused by a reduction in appetite, and preventing the metabolic rate decrease usually associated with a reduced calorie diet.
    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    Green Tea Extract (ECGC) will provide similar benefits as it is a COMT inhibitor with the added benefit of being a potent anti-oxidant.

    Take Green Tea Extract (ECGC) and you don't need the caffeine or the aspirin.

    TEA-GCG (Green Tea Caps) (100 caps)
    so your saying Aspirin enhances the effects? therefore it is required? what if you did E/C/A/Y

    same thing as above but what if you did E/C/A/Y/G
    G-green tea extract
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    "I" am saying don't waste your time with aspirin.
    Life is a terminal condition.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    "I" am saying don't waste your time with aspirin.
    So you would recommend E/C/G or E/C/Y?
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    If you must use E and Y together I would use E/Y/G. You don't need C as Green Tea Extract has C.

    GTE is a COMT inhibitor. This means it inhibits the downregulation of the stimulants. So it inversely increases the duration of their effects.
    Life is a terminal condition.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    If you must use E and Y together I would use E/Y/G. You don't need C as Green Tea Extract has C.

    GTE is a COMT inhibitor. This means it inhibits the downregulation of the stimulants. So it inversely increases the duration of their effects.
    Interesting. So one could actually goes as far as just an E/G and throw out the Y and still be effective?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    "I" am saying don't waste your time with aspirin.
    damn, I just got some Bayor baby Aspirin guess Ill get more GTE
    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    If you must use E and Y together I would use E/Y/G. You don't need C as Green Tea Extract has C.

    GTE is a COMT inhibitor. This means it inhibits the downregulation of the stimulants. So it inversely increases the duration of their effects.
    Ill start using my GTE today, how should it be dosed?
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkHalf View Post
    Interesting. So one could actually goes as far as just an E/G and throw out the Y and still be effective?
    this what I hope on doing
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    I'm not saying throw out the Y. E targets beta receptors and Y targets alpha receptors. If you have adipose that is either, or, then use either, or, accordingly.
    Life is a terminal condition.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    I'm not saying throw out the Y. E targets beta receptors and Y targets alpha receptors. If you have adipose that is either, or, then use either, or, accordingly.
    ok, Ive been dosing everything accordingly...Im not dumb lol. Im going to do one week of C, then do the GTE on my taper down 3/2/1...I think that'll be a good combination. So then it will be E/Y/A/GTE
    I started Aspirin today (81mg) tomorrow I will increase the dose to 2x a day for a week or two, then 3x a day for a week, being that its baby Aspirin, and Im a big guy, how do you think I should dose it?

  11. just got from my WO...felt so drained it was hard to do cardio, inclined walking, I dont know why

  12. Quote Originally Posted by KgTomCat View Post
    Ill start using my GTE today, how should it be dosed?
    I use one gram in the morning and one gram post workout.

  13. I wish NP would carry 12.5mg ephedrine caps.

    Adams
    The Historic PES Legend

  14. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    I wish NP would carry 12.5mg ephedrine caps.

    Adams
    Is that legal?

    Is there anywhere you can buy that now? I thought the only way to legally get ephedrine is in cold medicine?

  15. Quote Originally Posted by LAGear View Post
    Is that legal?

    Is there anywhere you can buy that now? I thought the only way to legally get ephedrine is in cold medicine?
    There are i believe 5 states that you cannot purchase in. Some states allow only 12.5mgs to be purchased, and the rest have no restrictions. So selling 12.5mg would keep everyone happy (Though that is as high as you really need IMO). Then just do not sell to those few states that you cannot.

    Adams
    The Historic PES Legend

  16. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    I wish NP would carry 12.5mg ephedrine caps.

    Adams
    post WO...never thought of that, why post?

  17. Quote Originally Posted by KgTomCat View Post
    post WO...never thought of that, why post?
    ??? Did I say Post WO somewhere?

    Adams
    The Historic PES Legend

  18. Adams he was talking about the green tea post WO not the E lol

  19. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    ??? Did I say Post WO somewhere?

    Adams
    no, lol, this is weird...i meant to reply to LAGears post...

    Originally Posted by KgTomCat
    Ill start using my GTE today, how should it be dosed?
    Originally Posted by LAGear
    I use one gram in the morning and one gram post workout.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by KgTomCat View Post
    post WO...never thought of that, why post?
    Honestly, I don't remember why I made the decision to take half my dose PWO when I started using GTE

    It may have been because of something I read, it could be because it was a convenient time to add into my shakes (not a good idea to use it too late because of the caffeine), it may be because I take it with dext/malto at that time so it might be absorbed faster.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    "I" am saying don't waste your time with aspirin.
    Why would you sugest this,I have tried eca many times and with aspirin it worked better every time.

    There are many studies done at countless universities that used aspirin in there testing.

    it blocks Prostaglandin in the cycle for thermogenesis.

    here is a picture from 1993 that was used in a study.ECA has been tested for up to 24 weeks and it showed that it kept on increasing ne while increasing the camp cycle.Where not taking about receptor downregulation,with eca you can get used to the stim affect after a week but there thermogenisis lasts for over 6 months.The aspirin plays a huge role in that.



    An additional claim made by proponents of ECA-induced weight loss is that the thermogenic effects are
    limited to fat catabolism, and that there is no protein catabolism, increased heart rate, or tremors which are
    associated with other sympathetic stimulation. One hypothesis is that the main stimulation by ephedrine is
    through beta2- and beta3-adrenergic receptor subtypes (2, 7), both of which are predominantly responsible
    for lipolysis and protein synthesis, but are not associated with cardiovascular and central nervous system
    effects mediated by beta1-receptor (2). Tolerance rapidly develops to the effects of ephedrine on heart rate,
    but does not develop to the thermogenic effects (2, 8-12), suggesting that different mechanisms are
    responsible for these different effects, and that ephedrine has longer-acting effects on thermogenesis.
    The third component of the ECA combination, aspirin, enhances the peripheral actions of ephedrine and
    caffeine by inhibiting prostaglandin (PG) synthesis. PGs, like adenosine, have been implicated in inhibiting
    NE release from the post-synaptic nerve terminal, and in inhibiting the lipolytic actions of sympathetic
    stimulants (2). However, these effects have been limited to only one study, and more experiments must be
    performed before this effect can be conclusively linked to aspirin.
    In summary, the effects of ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin in rat brown adipose tissue involve a significant
    central component of increased NE release, and a contributing peripheral part that has direct action on the
    target tissue. These peripheral actions act to directly increase stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors
    (especially the beta2- and beta3-subtypes), to inhibit the regulatory mechanisms of negative feedback by
    adenosine and PGs extracellularly, and to inhibit the destruction of cAMP by PDE intracellularly. This
    overall scheme is depicted in Figure 1.
    Efficacy

  22. Quote Originally Posted by LAGear View Post
    I use one gram in the morning and one gram post workout.
    The more important thing is how much EGCG you are getting per dose of GTE. Aim for about 400mg EGCG per dose. Take twice daily.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    The more important thing is how much EGCG you are getting per dose of GTE. Aim for about 400mg EGCG per dose. Take twice daily.
    NP GTE powder is 50% ECGC so I'm getting 500mg twice a day.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by LAGear View Post
    NP GTE powder is 50% ECGC so I'm getting 500mg twice a day.
    Awesome.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    The more important thing is how much EGCG you are getting per dose of GTE. Aim for about 400mg EGCG per dose. Take twice daily.
    I just have the Vitmain Shoppe brand of GTE, never really considered GTE an important supp, until now

  26. Quote Originally Posted by skratch View Post
    Why would you sugest this,I have tried eca many times and with aspirin it worked better every time.

    There are many studies done at countless universities that used aspirin in there testing.

    it blocks Prostaglandin in the cycle for thermogenesis.

    here is a picture from 1993 that was used in a study.ECA has been tested for up to 24 weeks and it showed that it kept on increasing ne while increasing the camp cycle.Where not taking about receptor downregulation,with eca you can get used to the stim affect after a week but there thermogenisis lasts for over 6 months.The aspirin plays a huge role in that.



    An additional claim made by proponents of ECA-induced weight loss is that the thermogenic effects are
    limited to fat catabolism, and that there is no protein catabolism, increased heart rate, or tremors which are
    associated with other sympathetic stimulation. One hypothesis is that the main stimulation by ephedrine is
    through beta2- and beta3-adrenergic receptor subtypes (2, 7), both of which are predominantly responsible
    for lipolysis and protein synthesis, but are not associated with cardiovascular and central nervous system
    effects mediated by beta1-receptor (2). Tolerance rapidly develops to the effects of ephedrine on heart rate,
    but does not develop to the thermogenic effects (2, 8-12), suggesting that different mechanisms are
    responsible for these different effects, and that ephedrine has longer-acting effects on thermogenesis.
    The third component of the ECA combination, aspirin, enhances the peripheral actions of ephedrine and
    caffeine by inhibiting prostaglandin (PG) synthesis. PGs, like adenosine, have been implicated in inhibiting
    NE release from the post-synaptic nerve terminal, and in inhibiting the lipolytic actions of sympathetic
    stimulants (2). However, these effects have been limited to only one study, and more experiments must be
    performed before this effect can be conclusively linked to aspirin.
    In summary, the effects of ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin in rat brown adipose tissue involve a significant
    central component of increased NE release, and a contributing peripheral part that has direct action on the
    target tissue. These peripheral actions act to directly increase stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors
    (especially the beta2- and beta3-subtypes), to inhibit the regulatory mechanisms of negative feedback by
    adenosine and PGs extracellularly, and to inhibit the destruction of cAMP by PDE intracellularly. This
    overall scheme is depicted in Figure 1.
    Efficacy
    so ECA is better than ECY....
    what about GTE????????
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    You keep mising the point...E stimulates beta receptors, Y stimulates alpha receptors. Different receptors different adipose.

    Advanced Fat Loss Discussion (alpha/beta receptors)
    Life is a terminal condition.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    You keep mising the point...E stimulates beta receptors, Y stimulates alpha receptors. Different receptors different adipose.

    Advanced Fat Loss Discussion (alpha/beta receptors)
    I understand, I want to know if E/C/A/Y is safe? if it is, I will dose all, or EOD..
    how do I dose the A? Im taking baby Aspirin (81mg)
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    uuhhggg. forget about the aspirin already
    Life is a terminal condition.
  

  
 

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