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Can you tell me how ephedra (not ephedrine) effect body organs?

Can you tell me how ephedra (not ephedrine) effect body organs?

Stimulation: Ephedra consumption may include severe skin reactions, irritability, nervousness, dizziness, trembling, headache, insomnia, profuse perspiration, dehydration, itchy scalp and skin, vomiting, and hyperthermia. More serious potential side effects include irregular heartbeat, seizures, heart attack, stroke, and death. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kalina
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Ephedrine (Definition)

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What's ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

What's ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

Ephedra>>cordifolia: Ephedra sinica, has a total alkaloid content of 1–3% by dry weight. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) constitutes 40–90% of the alkaloid content (wikipedia entry). Natural sources of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) are no longer used to make pseudoephedrine, because synthetic processes are cheaper. Ephedra must have a lot more Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) than sida cordifolia, because it was only source used commercially before synthetics were available. ...Read more

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What is the difference between herbal ephedra and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) HCl itself?

What is the difference between herbal ephedra and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) HCl itself?

Plant vs alkaloids: Ephedra is an actual plant (aka mormon tea, or chinese ma-huang) which contains the stimulating alkaloids Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine. Some dietary supplement products used for weight loss and to enhance athletic performance contain these alkaloids. Synthetic Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and Pseudoephedrine are found in over-the-counter decongestants and cold medicines, and are used to treat asthma. ...Read more

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Never taken ephedra nor intend to but what made it so effective? Why was it banned?

Never taken ephedra nor intend to but what made it so effective? Why was it banned?

Ephedra: Ephedra is an herb that increases heart rate and blood pressure, decreased brochial airway constriction and increases body temperature. People used it to lose weight, increase energy levels, enhance athletic performance, decongest the airways, etc. FDA banned its sale following several sudden deaths in athletes, and out of fear it would be used as a precursor to make other illegal drugs. ...Read more

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What is ephedra? Is it safe?

What is ephedra? Is it safe?

Check out these: Links. Take care! Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-847-ephedra. Aspx? Activeingredientid=847;activeingredientname=ephedra. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/26/herbs-and-spices. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is ephedrine sulfate used for?

What is ephedrine sulfate used for?

Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a dangerous stimulant that has been linked to brain & cardiac problems. It was sold for weight control and as an energy booster before it was made illegal to sell in us. ...Read more

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What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) used for?

What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) used for?

Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a dangerous stimulant that has been linked to brain & cardiac problems. It was sold for weight control and as an energy booster before it was made illegal to sell in us. ...Read more

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How much of ephedra is contained in the herb ma huang?

How much of ephedra is contained in the herb ma huang?

It is the same: Ephedra sinica, a species of ephedra (ma huang), contains the alkaloids Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine, which have been found to induce central nervous system stimulation, bronchodilation, and vasoconstriction. In combination with caffeine, Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) appears to elicit weight loss (in trials of 1-12 months duration). However, studies of ephedra or Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) monotherapy have been equivocal. ...Read more

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Why was pseudo-ephedrine banned?

Why was pseudo-ephedrine banned?

It wasn't: Pseudepredrine (sudafed) is still a major ingredient in decongestants, but has been behind the counter and available without prescription, but you have to sign for it, and there are a limited number of pills you can obtain. The reason is that it can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, so there are now Federal regulations that restrict its sale, but it is NOT banned. ...Read more

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Where can I get ephedra diet pills online?

Where can I get ephedra diet pills online?

Not advisable: Anyone can google ephedra diet pills and get the answer to that question. But bad choice; lots of side effects, some may be serious or even life threatening; including palpitations, abnormal heart rhythms, irritability, insomnia, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, poor blood flow to kidneys, bowel. Speed-like drug, temporary fix. Unless you change diet, "lifestyle" you will regain it all. ...Read more

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) kinda like adderral?

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) kinda like adderral?

No: Ephedrine is chemically related to amphetamine (adderall), but they are different enough that Ephedrine has little or no benefit with respect to adhd. Both do dry up nasal membranes, though. ...Read more

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What are ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) alkaloids for?

What are ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) alkaloids for?

A stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is similar to the stimulants the body makes itself - adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, and does many of the same things - raises blood pressure and pulse, is a decongestant, appetite suppressant. Because of its risks, most doctors no longer prescribe it, and use pseudoEphedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (sudafed) instead as a decongestant mainly. It is still found in many herbal drugs, esp from china. ...Read more

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Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) side effects and risks?

Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) side effects and risks?

Cardiac: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a form of adrenalin. It can cause increase in heart rate, elevated blood pressure and even abnormal heart rhythm. It was associated with the deaths of a major league pitcher and a college football player a few years ago. Just because something is over the counter, it may not always be safe. ...Read more

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Could I lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Could I lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Bad Idea.: If you want sustained weight loss, healthy weight loss - do it with diet ; exercise. ...Read more

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What could happen if I mixed creatine, dhea, and ephedra?

What could happen if I mixed creatine, dhea, and ephedra?

Mixture: The creatine may make you feel better, the ephedra might help asthma or make you jittery and nervous or make your heart race or worse,
the dhea would have minimal effect in a male. ...Read more

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Do people generally lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Do people generally lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Wouldn't recommend: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) has way too many side effects, and this got it removed from the FDA approved drug list, so it is not legally available in the US. It increases pulse and blood pressure, causes anxiety and insomnia, and has been associated with severe problems in small numbers of people (heart attack, stroke). Studies have shown that stimulants are not good in achieving weight loss, keeping it off. ...Read more

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Were can I buy sida cordifolia ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) pills online?

Were can I buy sida cordifolia ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) pills online?

Why: Why would you purchase a dangerous substance with uncontrolled concentrations of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and Pseudoephedrine online? Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is banned in us, so you cannot buy it legally there. Many legitimate medicines are sold online only to find that they are sham products. Imagine what could happen with dangerous plants like s cordifilia or ma huang. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Is it okay to take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Ask your physician: Posts like this are always challenging to respond to because I do not know you, your medical history, current allergies/list of medications, etc. Please ask your primary care physician this question...It is better for you if you do. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and what does it do?

See below: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is available in the us as a nonprescription medication for relief of breathing problems. It is rarely used because there are safer and more effective medications (e.g., albuterol, pseudoephedrine). Ma huang/ephedra is an herbal/dietary supplement that was banned by the us fda in 2004 because it has an unreasonable risk with little proven benefit. ...Read more

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Do you need to be 18 to buy bronkaid from walgreens because it contains ephedrine sulfate?

Probably: Ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) like pseudo-ephedrine (Sudafed), can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, so it requires that you have ID and sign for it, and generally have to be over the age of 18, and the amounts you can get will be limited. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) itself was removed from most medications and is limited to low dose preparations because of its propensity to cause high blood pressure and rapid pulse. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm thinking of trying ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) to lose weight?

What do you suggest if I'm thinking of trying ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) to lose weight?

I would discourage: You from using this chemical. Take the healthy route. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I buy herbalean which has 10 mg ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and 200 mcg chromium?

You should not.: The Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is not a good idea. You can take chromium picolinate and lower Insulin to some extent, which may help with weight loss. The Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) not a ggood idea to take! Better to get an rx from your pcp for phentermine, if he feels you need it! ...Read more

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What is the legal current status of ephedra?

What is the legal current status of ephedra?

Legal: Was banned by the fda in 1994 due to side effects. Go to http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/dhea/ns_patient-dhea/dsection=evidence for more information. ...Read more

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What is the current legal status of ephedra in the u.S.?

What is the current legal status of ephedra in the u.S.?

Banned: After a series of health effects including many deaths, the fda finally activated a ban on this stimulant which was being abused, especially by professional athletes. ...Read more

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What is ephedrine sulfate effect?

Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is like "speed". It is a pharmacologic cousin to amphetamine. You may feel rapid heart rate, palpitations, jitteriness, more energy, and have elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Ephedrine Sulfate (Definition)

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