Ephedra Herbal Supplement

Ephedra Supplement Info

Ephedra is extracted from the plant Ephedra sinica. It is used as a remedy in traditional Chinese medicine for curing asthma, hay fever and common cold. Ephedra as a stimulant constricts blood vessels and increases blood pressure and heart rate. Native Americans and Mormons brewed tea from Ephedra known as Mormon Tea.

 Benefits of Ephedra Supplement

  • Supplements weight loss in combination with aspirin and caffeine known as ECA stack.

  • Ephedra is used therapeutically as it regulates the proper functioning of lungs.

  • Ephedra-based diet pills have proven to burn fat, raise metabolism, suppress appetite and increase energy levels.

Side Effects of Ephedra Supplement

  • Severe skin reactions

  • Hypertension

  • Irritability, nervousness,

  • Dizziness, trembling,

  • Headache, insomnia,

  • Profuse perspiration, dehydration,

  • Itchy scalp and skin,

  • Vomiting, hyperthermia,

  • Irregular heartbeat, heart attack, stroke leading to death

When to Completely Avoid EphedraSupplement

  • If you are on medication of furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase  (MAO)

  • If you have a tumor of the adrenal gland

  • If you are pregnant

  • If you have a history of stroke, diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, or seizures or thyroid condition

Recommended Dosages of Ephedra Supplement

  • Ephedra must be taken 1 hour before eating

  • Daily dosage of 100 milligrams is the maximum limit

  • Daily dosage must be limited to 75 - 100 mg within 24 hours.

  • Dosage between 20 - 50 mg must be split to three separate doses throughout the day

  • The last dose should not be taken four hours prior to going to sleep at night