Ephedrine yes or not.
You may or may not know anything about ephedrine; this is a chemical substance once
extracted from the plant Ephedra Sinica but today synthetically made as more cost
effective. It’s documented since 200AD in Chinese literature as antiasthmatic and
stimulant, but lately was mostly used as weight loss help.
Its effect is to stimulate the thermogenesis in adipose tissue or, as usually refers to it,
‘burn fat’. This effect is usually amplified by caffeine or aspirin and most of the diet
pills usually get this synergic help to increase energy and reduce appetite. It’s a popular
supplement even for bodybuilder before a competition to cut down the fat.
What exactly do is to help you ‘burn fat’ and as is doing so give you more energy for
the daily activites; that means that you have to move to have some effect from this type
of pills, cos if you lay on the couch the whole day you will surely have more energy but
you will not consume it raising your arm and pointing the remote to change channels on
Think about this. You develop a secret formula that makes the fuel in your car give more
power to the engine so you can move faster with low consumption; then you fill up the
gas tank and order more gas every day. But instead of going out racing other cars or
traveling across the country you leave your high powered machine in the garage. Every
day the gas gets delivered and you have to stash it in barrels around your car in the
Those barrels are FAT and the garage is your BELLY; that why, even with a supplement
like ephedrine, you still have the love handles. Depending from your actual fitness level
you should take a walk or go jogging every day to start burning the fat. Or keep up with
the daily cardio routing you already have; the increased energy you now have will help
you and you shouldn’t feel too bad after the first 10 minutes.
Burning the fat, yes, that’s what we want to do; your love handles are the fat and you
wanna loose them to show what there is underneath. But what happens if you keep
introducing fat in your body? Which fat will be burned first? Who cares, you will still be
fat and you will have to lose more weight as you keep eating badly.
Think about the vehicle in the garage. Now you go around your beautiful country every
day, up and down the hills and racing others from time to time. But you still have barrels
of gas to consume and every day you get a new delivery. Oh boy! Maybe you should call
your supplier and ask him to stop the delivery for a while. CORRECT.
Try to eat healthy, that means with less fat; you should probably have understood by
now that in this way you will burn the barrels you have piled in the garage.
This is the mainly three effects the ephedrine will give to you:
- burn fat (or better, helps you burn more fat as you do cardio)
- increase energy (you will have less fatigue as you do your cardio)
- reduce appetite (you will eat less fat because you will be satisfied sooner as you eat)
So, Ephedrine is a yes yes, why do we have doubts about it?
Well, in the 2004 and confirmed in 2006 the US FDA create a ban on all diet pills
containing ephedrine. The worst effects were worse than the good effects, so, so long.
Do you remember when we were talking about the cost of extraction of ephedra (it’s in
the first line of this article). Well, even if it cost more, the Ephedrine HCL, the extract
from ephedra, is safe as you can take it as an anti-asthma or for allergies like the hay
fever. It’s just not safe to consume too much of it to lose weight fast.
Just like the secret formula you develop for the fuel in your car; if you use it too much it
will destroy the engine but use it in the correct way and it will clean up the engine,
making it stronger.