• September 20, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I just wanted to share that once and for all ephedra supplements aren’t legal in the US for diet pills.  Don’t believe a company if it tells you they’re ok.  Don’t believe them if they say the rule was overturned in 2006 or some other court case and don’t believe them if they say it’s allowed under certain level.  It’s not allowed in any amount and it’s dangerous.

  • September 26, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing that.  It’s funny you bring it up.  I just accidentally came across a pill that had yellow in the name. I don’t remember what it was, but it totally claimed ephedra was safe and legal if it is under 10 mg per day.

    I wasn’t going to buy it but it’s good to know the truth Enviro.


  • September 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Has anyone had any first-hand experience with ephedra from when it was legal? I am curious about what people were feeling that got it banned, or if it was just unsafe for a select few. Are there any ingredients out there that claim to be some other name, but it’s really just ephedra in disquise?

  • October 4, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I haven’t used it but my walking partner has.  She used it once.  She said it felt the same way energy drinks do and doesn’t really know what the big deal was all about.  Maybe she’s just one of the people who isn’t really affected by it.

    I just googled names for ephedra.  You’re right, there are more.  I didn’t even think of that.  I thought it was just ephedra. it’s also ephedrine, mahuang (also spelled ma-huang), j<span class=”_Tgc”>oint-pine, jointfir, Mormon-tea, </span><span class=”_Tgc”><span class=”_Tgc”>pinyin, Wade–Giles,</span> Brigham tea, </span>bitter orange, too.  THere are probably other names too but I just googled “other names for ephedra” and that’s what came up in the info box at the top before the website list.

    I’m glad that got pointed out.  Now I have to check more carefully about what is in the pills I use.  That’s actually kind-of scary. 🙁

  • October 13, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I’m glad your walking buddy was ok after using it.  I don’t think it is quite as intense as people are making it out to be but it sounds like it is different from one person to the next.

  • January 2, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    My Grandma is one of those people who can’t even handle caffeine because it causes her heart to race and she gets really sick. I’m thinking those are the people who might be in serious danger from using Ephedra.

  • January 4, 2017 at 2:36 am

    I have an aunt who is just like that, Luckylizzy7.  She can’t even have decaf because decaf coffee still has a little bit of caffeine in it, though it’s too low to affect most people.  She also gets a racing heart and shakes like a leaf.  She suffers anxiety from even the smallest amounts and then as it wears off she gets sick.  You’re right.  Something like ephedra could hospitalize someone who is that sensitive.  Scary thought.