Ephedrine - Ma Huang Su

Ephedrine is an alkaloid discovered in 1885 by Nagayoshi Nagai (japan) It is an illegal drug often used by bodybuilders to speed up metabolism and burn fat. Find information about other anabolic drugs at nutrition main.

Description: Ephedrine - Ma Huang Su

  • Years ago ephedrine was widely used as an asthma treatment.
  • At that time same time many athletes claimed to have asthma, to get access to the drug. In traditional Chinese medicine ephedrine, which was extracted from the plant ma huang, (that's where the name "ma huang su" comes from) was used as a treatment for asthma and bronchitis for hundreds of years. A couple of years ago more effective medications with less side effects replaced ephedrine. However, Ephedrine is still widely used as a sports drug.
  • A lot of bodybuilders use ephedrine in combination with caffeine and aspirin to burn fat faster and speed up metabolism. (a dangerous & unhealthy mix) This combination is called ECA stack - For example weight loss pills often sold on the internet. Those are taken before a workout.
  • Ephedrine raises the bodies temperature and increases the blood flow. (not healthy at all !!!) Some weight loss pills with ephedrine are sold legally, but taking too many at once can have serious side effects.

Risks & side effects: Ephedrine - Ma Huang Su

  • Heart problems
  • Tachycardia
  • Angina Pain
  • Sweating
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Appetite loss
  • Increased urine output
  • Difficulties urinating
  • Insomnia
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Hyperglycemic reactions

Effects: Ephedrine - Ma Huang Su

  • Fat Loss
  • Faster Metabolism