Ephedrine, is a powerful stimulating
herb that is often found in arid regions. Alternate naming of
Ephedrine: Mormon Tea, Ma Huang, Squaw Tea, and Herbal Ecstasy.
The use of Ephedrine was begun by the east Asian peoples of China
more then five thousand years ago. Used to treat the afflictions
of the lungs and as a stimulating drug. The main active chemical
compound responsible for increases in heart rate, body temperature,
and blood pressure is a beta-adrenergic agonist. There are several
different strains of Ephedrine, each containing a different concentration.
The Chinese family being the more potent.
Ephedrine is generally used to treat common colds, asthma, and
to clear congested bronchial tubes; as well as stimulate metabolism.
Research conducted has shown that it has significant advantageous
properties for athletes. Some of which are are weight loss, metabolizing
fat, and muscle maintenance.
Athletes can benefit from supplementation of ephedrine in many
ways. Ephedrine not only promotes the breakdown of fat cells,
but also stimulates the biochemistry of muscles, while enhancing
Ephedrine is also a common ingredient in cold medicines and can
help asthmatics and those who suffer from bronchial ailments (cough
Ephedrine has been the subject of FDA
research in recent years. A number of states have banned it,
with others following suit because the molecular structure of
Ephedrine closely resembles methamphetimine. Moreover, some have
abused Ephedrine in quantity, attempting to yield a "high"
from the product. Supplementing Ephedrine is not recommended if
you suffer from high blood pressure, heart problems, or thyroid
problems. Experts recommend taking 400 mg of 6% ephedrine-containing
three times per day about one half hour before each meal. Research
has also found ephedra has even better results when stacked with
guarana and white willow bark.