ephedra its not just for weight loss anymore

Americans are buzzing about the FDA’s recent accommodation to reverse the ban on ephedra and ephedrine supplements in the United States. Accepted as the “apple’s oldest medicine,” ephedra has been used for thousands of age for its array of healing properties. While ephedra is not a cure-all, it is successfully used in treating hundreds of afflictions, including some that may surprise you.

When the average person hears the chat “ephedra” they generally anticipate of two things: “weight loss” and “banned.” The millions of bodies who accept safely used ephedra to burn fat and lose weight were devastated when the U.S. ephedra ban was imposed in early 2004. The FDA was claiming a aerial afterlife percentage attributed to statement (or misuse) of ephedra and ephedrine (the main “active” ingredient in the ephedra plant). However, further research showed that alone five of these deaths could be attributed to ephedra statement, so the ban was lifted. To put the figure of adverse events into perspective, accede that over 12 million bodies reportedly used ephedra during 1999.

Ephedra has thermogenic qualities, which means it can be used to speed up the body’s metabolism. This accustomed access in metabolism is what results in virtually effortless weight loss and has earned ephedra the nickname “miracle fat burner.” Unlike other weight loss products on the marketplace, ephedra helps the body retain thin muscle mass. The thermogenic qualities of ephedra again advance the body’s adeptness to eliminate toxins (buttoned up urine and sweat), which can lessen accidental baptize retention.

What you may not apperceive is that the ephedra plant has been used to treat a figure of respiratory and circulatory conditions, including asthma, allergies (such as straw fever) and the accepted algid. Ephedrine, or the synthetic equivalent called pseudoephedrine, can be activate in abounding over-the-counter algid and allergy medications, including Sudafed. Ephedra is a vasodilator, which means it relaxes (or dilates) blood vessels, which allows blood to flow added easily, and allows nasal passages to accessible wider. In Chinese medicine, ephedra has been used for thousands of age to access blood flow and advance circulation.

Athletes accept used ephedra for centuries, since it helps body muscle and burn fat. Abounding bodies report increased energy and stamina while using ephedra, which increases overall athletic performance.

Ephedra is generally considered protected when adhering to the recommended doses. Since ephedra is a actual able and able supplement, you should check with your physician before using ephedra if you accept any of the following conditions: anxiety, aerial blood pressure, glaucoma or affection disease. Accomplish not booty ephedra if you are pregnant or lactating. It’s recommended to check with your physician before alpha any weight loss program.

Since the ban was lifted so recently, alone one company currently offers ephedra supplements online. You can purchase ephedra while supplies last at: http://www.BetaFuelDirect.com or http://www.EphedraBurnsFat.com

About the Author

Amy Grant is an avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys scuba diving, photography, and empowering bodies to accomplish their goals.

Originall posted December 18, 2011