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    Ephedrine and its use in Weight Loss

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    Ephedrine and its use in Weight Loss Throughout the late nineteenth century and into the new millennium, there has been a tremendous desire among women to lose weight. Women today will do anything to achieve their belief of the perfect figure. While the “Barbie” look was at one time looked upon as unhealthy, it is now considered expected. For some reason women feel the need to keep up with Hollywood and its stars. Of course it does not help when the cover of any fashion magazine is pasted

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    Ephedrine and Caffeine Combination

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    Ephedrine and Caffeine Combination What does adding stimulants to diet pills do? It is believed that adding caffeine to diet pills may increase weight loss (http://www.vitamins.com/encyclopedia/Concern/Weight_Loss.htm and http://www.mothernature.com/ency/Concern/Weight_Loss.asp). Many diet pills contain caffeine or guaranine, which is found in the herb guarana and is almost identical to caffeine. Caffeine acts as a stimulant of the central nervous system. The stimulant also increases

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    Ephedrine and It's Effect on Weight Loss

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    Ephedrine and It's Effect on Weight Loss The Dilemma It is dilemma that affects the world over, its scope nothing short of the earth's 25,000 mile circumference. However, in certain cultures it is a more significant issue than in others. Nevertheless, it can affect every aspect of our lives, driving many even to suicide. Few, if any, are naturally invincible to its hidden wrath. This invisible, yet potent dilemma is obesity, or simply weight control. In countries, such as the United States

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    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

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    Ephedrine with Caffine - The Secret to Weight Loss Ephedrine is an over the counter herbal stimulant stemmed from the Chinese plant ma huang. The Chinese discovered this stimulant over two thousand years ago for the purpose of treating asthma, cold and flu symptoms, chills, lack of perspiration, headache, and edema. Ephedrine is presently found in herbal stimulants, prescription cold and flu remedies, and asthmatic aid products. Because it is a stimulant, ephedrine motivates thermogenesis in

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    Ephedrine

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    In May 1999, a 35-year-old woman who was taking no other prescription or over-the-counter medications began to use a dietary supplement containing ephedrine for weight loss. She consumed the supplement within the dosage recommended on the label for approximately 30 days; she stopped consuming the supplement while she went on a one week vacation, when she returned she continued her usual dosage, a day after continuing her usual dosage she experienced chest pain and shortness of breathe. She was

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    Most pharmacologists who synthesize drugs are searching for miracle drugs. Around the same time he developed meth, Nagayoshi developed ephedrine. Both ephedrine and amphetamines are similar as they both respond with the nervous system. The difference is ephedrine is a helpful drug whereas amphetamines, specifically meth is more destructive than helpful. Ephedrine cannot be altogether eliminated as it can be used as a precursor for meth. Between the 30’s ... ... middle of paper ... ...structures

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    Unfair for Ephedra

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    the United States. The compound ephedra contains ephedrine, a substance “used to relieve nasal congestion originating from allergic conditions, e.g., hay fever, or from bacterial or viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It may be used as well to raise blood pressure” (“Ephedrine”). Because of its ability to raise blood pressure and increase the metabolism, it has been widely produced and advertised as a weight loss supplement (“Ephedrine”). It has also been used “in the production of methamphetamine”

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    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. Products containing ephedrine alkaloids were banned in the US in 2004 due to adverse events reported, concern about using high doses, and use in at risk individuals with comorbid conditions. It is not currently recommended for weight loss or increased athletic performance because

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    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

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