- 09-21-2006, 08:11 PM
What's everyone's take on ephedra? I used it for a a few years, and then stopped because it became unavailable. it was the only ingredient that truly gave me energy and weight loss, and it also put me in a great mood. After doing lots of research, i've come to the conclusion that they stopped making weight loss products with ephedra because people were making meth drugs out of it. I think they used the deaths caused by overdose as a cover up. I think most of those deaths were mainly from the people that were on crystal meth. cigarettes are killing millions of people every year but they still sell them. Ephedra is just like any other otc drug, use it how you are instructed, any more you will have major problems, that just about goes for everything. I never had any problems because i use it as directed. what is your take on this subject
- 09-22-2006, 12:29 AM
I'm really interested in it right now, There's just so many products I don't know what really has it or what to look for.
What is a brand that you guys trust when it comes to ephedra?
There are a ton of options on a site I found I just don't know what i'm looking for.
Like is ripped power ok, or does everything that has Ma Huang have it. Sorry for noobish question.
I would like to know, if u can u should add a poll to see what people think. I searched some, no answers.
09-22-2006, 07:18 PM
actually ma huang is a plant that ephedra comes from, also sida codifolia is another plant that has ephedra. i am currently taking lipodrene, it has sida codifolia,ephedra, in it which is almost the same as ma huang plant, but not as potent. this pill also has synephrine, and other good ingredients. check out .........., i just ordered powerthin that has ephedra in it.
the great combination in losing weight, is ephedrine, aspirin and caffeine. caffeine usually comes in the form of guarana seed.
most pills that contain ephedrine, have 10-25 mg of ephedra.
09-22-2006, 10:28 PM
I've tried ephedra a few times and it works great for me, but money's kinda tight and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions where to get a lot of it for cheap. Other than me not being able to buy more of it, I never really had problems with ephedra. I think I may have crapped blood once because of it, but I'm not sure. I was in another country at the time, Albania, and the food and water could have been the cause also. Anyway, I've seen great results from storebought ephedra and caffeine pills. I took 75mg of ephedra and 200mg of caffeine at my highest dosage and that was a wonderful wonderful day. Focus and energy. Euphoria even.
09-24-2006, 02:17 PM
well it looks good and the price and free shipping is awsome, to bad they won't ship to IL. I'll keep looking thanks for the link.
09-24-2006, 02:20 PM
MOD EDIT: Rules
found this site, the name says for itself i'm checking everything out, i'm seeing a couple names that I have seen on here before.
Just wanted to spread the info.
09-24-2006, 11:33 PM
09-27-2006, 10:22 AM
yeah I noticed that too. How are we supposed to get our hands on Ephedra here in Illinois?Originally Posted by Kam
09-27-2006, 12:03 PM
09-27-2006, 12:20 PM
09-27-2006, 12:52 PM
you can't. But you can still get ephedrine hcl. If you go to a gas station or pharmacy, they'll log your purchase to make sure you aren't buying excessive amounts to manufacture meth.Originally Posted by Kegger
it's an inconvient process and it blows. you can buy vasopro ephedrine from a board sponsor which is what I do now.
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09-27-2006, 12:54 PM
"Aspirin inhibits prostaglandin production outside of the cells, which, in conjunction with caffeine, greatly prolongs the thermogenic effects and increased metabolism by substaining elevated cAMP levels."Originally Posted by pistonpump
09-27-2006, 05:22 PM
Whats the difference between real ephedra and ephedra hcl? That product says its for "shortness of breath".Originally Posted by Jeffrw
09-27-2006, 05:29 PM
thats just what they say but it is for bronchitis and breathing problems i think. hcl is still good for fat loss tho, im assuming ephedra is just harder to come by but ephedra hcl is made from ephedra just the salt.Originally Posted by Kegger
09-27-2006, 05:50 PM
Ephedrine is just most commonly marketed int he HCl and Sulfide salts of the compound. It dosen't really change anything. I mean I've used both varieties and both worked great for me. Both were also marketed for us for treating asthma as bronchodilators which is pretty much the only way you can get ephedra into apill form in doses as high as 25mg anymore. Meth heads ruined it for the rest of us, man.
09-27-2006, 07:23 PM
09-27-2006, 07:39 PM
09-28-2006, 02:30 PM
Does anyone have any stories that go against the use of ephedra. Any horror stories or crazy sides, because from what I've read on here it sounds to good to be true. I really should look to other resources, but you guys sound like you know this stuff pretty well.
09-28-2006, 05:55 PM
How does it sound too good to be true? I mean it will give you some energy, increase heartrate, burn some cals and what not, but it's definitely not a miracle pill or anything. It's not like a "lose fat without dieting" pill or anything, you won't notice a thing if your not on a good diet and doing cardio. But if you have those in place, it can help you out a bit.Originally Posted by Kam
10-01-2006, 11:15 AM
wondering about dosing of ephedra... 150lb, 5'9"..
should i be taking more than 10mg/day?
i've also experienced tight chest/hard beating heart. especially when running, haven't experienced this with amp. which i'm almost more inclined to recommend. i don't get any sort of energy boost from it, but i do get appetite suppression and increased lung capacity/bronchodilation.
10-01-2006, 03:41 PM
hyperdrive 3.0 is what Ive recently purchased. Im on my second day, and to tell you the truth you only need 1 pill. 2 makes you tweak like crazy. might want to try that before ephedra? WHo knows.
10-09-2006, 08:30 PM
i recently bought a bottle of powerthin off the net, works very good, it contains 10 mg of ephedrine from ma huang per serving among other energy components. if you have any heart conditions or family history, check with your doctor obviously, but other than that i really dont see a problem with energy supplements containing ephedrine. it gives me far greater energy than anything else and lasts a whole lot longer. but watch your intensity while doing cardio or in the weight room. know your limits. I believe ephedrine circulates oxygen throughout your body really well, but if you push past your limit you could hurt yourself. i've noticed that my energy levels are so high that sometimes i have to lower a notch just to be on the safe side. i know i have a strong mind, but sometimes you can handle a lot, but your body can only handle so much. example, i was running 3 miles and felt like i could run alot faster, but chose not to for safety reasons.
the point is know your limits, and train smart. listen to your body.
subject on the ephedrine hcl, i bought a lot from a gas station, and began taking it with caffeine. it didnt do anything but make me tired. my advice would be to go for the herbal form rather than the chemical because the body reacts alot different. Ephedrine hcl slipped past the ban because of its composition and labeling of its product. i took it for almost a week and didn't feel a thing, energywise.
if you want an alternative try redline, that gave me the most energy without the ephedrine. i was sweatin like a pig as well. i have never tried lipo-6 although it seems very popular
10-10-2006, 01:40 PM
10-11-2006, 10:55 PM
sorry gotta chime in here, nice to see a few illinoians here, specially the chicagoland area!. I tried the caffiene, ephedrine last year, I was tired all the time
10-12-2006, 02:14 AM
Ephedra made me too cracked out and gave me a bad energy crash when I discontinued it. I prefer Ephedrine HCL because I get the nice energy boost, appetite suppression, and fat loss without a horrible energy crash or feeling like I'm on crack.
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