ECA Xtreme is an ephedra based fat burner that claims to contain actual ephedra as well as caffeine and white willow extract (aspirin), which is the original ECA stack combination. From the outset, any dieter should be very hesitant before ever even considering this product, let alone buying it and using it. The reason is that its primary ingredient is a banned substance in the United States and many other countries. This makes it illegal to manufacture, sell, or purchase. A savvy consumer wouldn’t go near this with a ten foot pole.
Product testimonials range extremely broadly among those who have actually taken these pills. There are people who swear by ECA Xtreme and say that they found that it was very helpful in reducing weight, but there are also dieters who reported that they weren’t able to lose weight but instead suffered from a great deal of discomfort from side effects that range from migraines to diarrhea.
The product is distributed and manufactured by National Institute for Clinical Weight Loss, which is a division of N.U.G.. Inc. At the time of this review, the ingredients listed in this product were ephedra leaf extract (25 mg), kola nut extract (which contains 200 mg of caffeine), white willow bark, acacia rigidula, green tea extract, theobromine, phenylethylamine HCl, citrus aurantium extract (25 mg of synephrine), and chromium picolinate.
This list of ingredients clearly shows that there is a high likelihood of suffering from side effects when it comes to the use of this product. Not only does it contain an ingredient that is known for causing dangerous side effects and at least one death, but it is very high in additional stimulants on top of that. The caffeine from the kola nut, green tea extract and synephrine would be enough to cause unwanted side effects all on its own. Beyond that, the aspirin in this product could cause interactions with a number of other medical conditions and drugs.
Even if this was effective and it didn’t come with the additional risk of side effects from the rest of its ingredients, it would still be impossible to recommend a product such as ECA Xtreme, because of the sheer fact that it is an illegal substance and buying it could cause a consumer to put himself into some legal hot water. There are hundreds of other nonprescription products in this market so it is a much better idea to look for one that is safer and legal, instead.