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  • Unfair for Ephedra

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    Unfair for Ephedra? On June 24 at 10:10 a.m. a Baltimore Orioles pitcher named Steve Bechler died at North Ridge Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The team physician attributed his death to a heat stroke from the symptoms he saw such as an elevated body temperature of 108 degrees and major organ failure (Mileur pars. 2-3). However, as his death was investigated and his corpse was examined more closely a medical examiner said that Bechler’s use of an herbal supplement called ephedra was a large

  • Ephedra (Ma Huang)

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    Ephedra (Ma Huang) Ephedras species are an evergreen shrub, native to North China and Inner Mongolia. It's yellow/green branching shrub growing to an average of 20 inches (50cm) with long narrow, sprawling stems and tiny leaves, can be found in desert or arid regions throughout the world. Its color can be green, gray, or red, depending on the species. The plant has small greenish yellow flowers and tiny nodes (joints) on the stalks (2). Ephedra is propagated from seed or by root division in autumn

  • Ephedra: Asking For Trouble?

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    Ephedra: Asking For Trouble? A member of the phylum Gnetophyta, the Ephedra genus is a perennial, dioecious shrub that reaches 1 1/2 to 4 feet tall (7). There are multiple species of this genus that inhabit the desert regions in certain parts of the world. The three species E. sinica, E. intermedia, and E. equisetina are found in Asia, particularly China and Mongolia. Ephedra distacha is from Europe. India and Pakistan are home to E. gerardiana. North American species consist of E. nevadensis

  • Is Ephedra Plant Effective in Lowering Weight and Body Fat?

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    The scientific names for Ephedra plants are Ephedra equisetina, Ephedra intermedia, and Ephedra sinica. Common names for this product are Ephedra, Ma huang, Pinellia, Yellow astringent, and Yellow horse. The plant Ephedra sinica has been used in the past as a traditional medicine to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma, colds, influenza, allergies, and hives in the form of teas or tinctures. It has been shown to reduce weight over a 6 month period and has also been used for improving athletic performance

  • From the Bigs to NU: Performance Enhancement

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    NU: Performance Enhancement From the very first time he touched the newest and hottest in a long line of drug fads, Justin Hedrick, then high school running back, now star pitcher for the Northeastern baseball team, was swept up in the craze of ephedra. Looking back, he realizes what a fortunate decision he made to stop using the common muscle supplement linked to as many as 155 deaths around the country since its introduction in the mid-1990s. “Before (football) season, we used to cut down

  • The Dangers of Metabolife

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    Generalization to an Herbal Ephedrine Produce. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 4, 655-658. Gurley B.J., Gardner S.F., White L.M., & Wang P., (1998) Ephedrine Pharmacokinetics After the Ingestion of Nutritional Supplements Containing ephedra sinica. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 4, 439-445. Jacobs, K.M., & Hirsch K.A., (2000) Psychiatric Complications of Ma-Huang. Psychosomatics, 41, 58-62. Morelli V., & Zoorob R.J., (2000) Alternative Therapies: Part I. Depression, Diabetes,

  • Creatine

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    Creatine and Ephedrine Bill Romanowski, Shannon Sharpe, and Mark McGwire, are just a few of the professional athletes that use and endorse fitness supplements such as Androstendione, Creatine, and other products. Every on camera interview that you see Shannon Sharpe he is wearing an EAS mock turtleneck. EAS is one of the leading manufacturers of Creatine and other supplements. The hottest supplement in Hollywood is Ephedrine; an herbal based drug designed to increase fat loss. Why do so many athletes

  • Ephedrine: The Weight Loss Wonder Drug?

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    Ephedrine: The Weight Loss Wonder Drug An increasing number of people are using products to enhance their diets. A recent estimate indicates, “Americans are spending some $6 billion annually on nutritional supplements, and the market is growing by 20% every year” (Zahn, 1997). Of these supplements, the increase in herbal remedy use is most dramatic. Zahn holds that the increase can be attributed to the widely held belief that herbal substances are healthy and harmless because of their natural

  • pitfalls of herbal supplements

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    structural similarity to steroids suggests it may pose the same risks (liver damage, heart disease, low sperm counts, development of breasts and violent mood swings), though there have been no long-term studies. The stimulant Ephedrine from ma huang or ephedra, a plant used to treat asthma, fevers, and body and joint pain. Though widely available it has been banned from the NFL, the NCAA and the IOC, and the FDA reported anecdotal evidence linking it to eighty-one deaths since 1994. You don’t need a dealer

  • Herbal Dietary Supplements

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    Herbal Dietary Supplements Fit America Fit America touts itself as the very best and most practical 100% Natural system of weight loss that helps an individual lose weight without dieting. Fit America is a natural weight control that is composed of 13 herbs and minerals that supposedly "help suppress appetite, regulate the bowels and kidneys, and stimulates the metabolism so the body uses the foods consumed more efficiently." The Fit America program requires a high protein, low carbohydrate