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Posted by: Curious | 2003/12/06

Ephedrine?

A few years ago a friend of mine was given a bottle of ephedrine by her gym instructor / friend, to lose weight. She and i tried it and it gave us an unbelievable amount of energy. When we went to gym, we would do a full body work out for about 2 hours and feel great afterwards!

Some people say that ephedrine is an illegal substance and others say that it's not, and it's amazing if you wanna lose weight. What is true?
If this is not true, does anyone know where i can purchase ephedrine, is it sold at pharmacies, over the counter, or not?

If anyone has info, please share!

Thank You!

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Our expert says:
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Dear Curious
Ephedrine or synephrine (herbal products) or norepinephrine does have this effect of giving people a 'high' and suppressing appetite. It is, however, associated with a long list of very negative side-effects (palpitations, cardiac disturbances, problems with urination, tremor, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, psychoses, dry mouth, etc) and because its energy and appetite suppressant effects wear off over time, users start taking larger doses to achieve the same effect. It is therefore addictive and is classified as a banned substance in sport. Please think carefully before you start doping with this chemical as it can have very far-reaching effects. Discuss this with your pharmacist and check the side-effects in the package inserts of drugs that contain epinephrine.
Take great care
DietDoc

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