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Lipodrene Hardcore With Ephedra

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Lipodrene Hardcore With Ephedra ReviewLipodrene Hardcore with Ephedra is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that markets itself as being the only product containing ephedra extract that is legal in all 50 states. It states that it contains 25 milligrams of a form of ephedra extract called Thermo-Z.

From the start, this should be seen as a red flag by dieters. Either Hi-Tech Pharma, the company behind Lipodrene Hardcore with Ephedra is being deceptive about containing actual ephedra extract and is, indeed, using a legal substance, or it is lying about the legality of its top ingredient.

The reason is the ephedra, ephedrine and their alkaloids have all been banned from use in weight loss supplements in the United States since 2004. Despite what many companies say about various forms of the ingredient or quantities, it is not legal for use in any quantity and has not been since that time. There have been large lawsuits filed in order to try to reverse this decision but they have not been successful.

This regulation also extended to adulterated versions of the ingredient and the FDA published specific guidance regarding that regulation in 2008. It states that “dietary supplements that contain ephedrine alkaloids are adulterated under section 402(f)(1)(A) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 342(f)(1)(A)). It is illegal to market an adulterated dietary supplement.” Therefore, even if this product claims to contain an altered version of ephedra, it would still be marketing selling an illegal substance.

Alternately, the product does not contain ephedra, but trademarked Thermo-Z is made of something else, instead. That would mean that the company has lied on its nutrition label, on which it specifically lists 25 milligrams of ephedra leaf extract. While this may mean that the product is less dangerous to consumers – assuming that a safer alternative was used – it still does not make the company any more trustworthy because it has lied on its label.

Overall, any licensed doctor would not recommend the use of Lipodrene Hardcore with Ephedra because it claims to contain an illegal ingredient, though it pretends that its version of this ingredient is somehow legal.

The weight loss market is brimming with products that contain fully legal ingredients that don’t cause confusion or risk leading to potentially dangerous side effects like heart attack and stroke. It is recommended that any substance that appears dubious in any way – as in this case – be avoided in favor of one of the many others that are readily available.

Yellow Devils review

Yellow Devils

Yellow Devils review

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Yellow Devils are a nonprescription weight loss supplement that have been on the market for some time now. This product is manufactured by a company called American Generic Labs, which is one of a large number of supplement manufacturers located in Salt Lake City, Utah. That said, it’s also very important to point out that they contain a substance that has been banned by the FDA and the authorities in a large number of other countries: ephedra extract.

Despite the fact that ephedra has not been allowed in weight loss pills for many years in the United States and dozens of other countries around the world, Yellow Devils proudly proclaim that their pills contain 25 mg of its extract. Dieters should be aware that it is not legal to produce sell or purchase ephedra and that the reason behind that decision is that the ingredient has been linked with several deaths and even more instances of severe side effects.

On top of that, the ephedra in Yellow Devils has been combined with other stimulants. This on its own should be considered worrisome to anyone concerned about his or her health, but the issue becomes more powerful when looking at exactly what those stimulants are. Within each serving of capsules is 300 mg of caffeine. This is the same as drinking three cups of coffee all at the same time. That would cause side effects in many dieters, but it worsens when taking into consideration that this is not the only source of caffeine, as it is also present in the kola nut seed extract in this formulation.

On top of that, this product contains another stimulant called bitter orange fruit extract, which contains synephrine. Synephrine is not only a strong stimulant in its own right but it has also been deemed potentially dangerous when taken in combination with caffeine, of which there is a large amount within this pill. The FDA has issued a warning to dieters to caution them that the combination of synephrine and caffeine can increase the risk of severe side effects such as heart attack and stroke.

Before even purchasing this product, let alone taking it, it is extremely advisable to speak with a doctor as this could not only place a dieter in potential legal hot water, but it could also place his or her health in jeopardy. A licensed doctor will help to guide you to find a legal and safe alternative to this product.

ECA Xtreme review

ECA Xtreme

ECA Xtreme review

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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.

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Hydroxy Stac

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Hydroxy Stac is a product put out by Energy Nutrition, which contains ephedra. The advertising claims that you will not find a better diet pill for losing weight because of the ephedra ingredient. Although ephedra has proven itself to be effective in helping people lose weight, it also has some potentially dangerous side effects. For this reason, products containing ephedra have been banned in a number of countries, including the US and Canada.

To take Hydroxy Stac according to its directions, you will need to take four capsules thirty minutes before you eat your breakfast in the morning, and then another four capsules thirty minutes before lunch and the same again before supper. That being said, dosages should never be greater than twelve capsules every day.

The benefits of Hydroxy Stac, according to the marketing materials, include an energy boost and an increase in thermogenesis (fat burning). Whether or not these benefits from ephedra and the other stimulants in Hydroxy Stac diet pills will actually be of any real benefit when all of the pros and cons of those ingredients are considered, has yet to be officially determined.

It is vital that you speak with your doctor before beginning any new diet program, including one that contains the use of the drug Hydroxy Stac and its ephedra ingredients. He or she will be able to let you know whether or not this product is safe for your use as well as whether or not it is the best possible solution to your weight loss efforts. If you do start taking the drug and you begin experiencing severe headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, a rapid heartbeat, or other unpleasant symptoms, you should also speak with your doctor to ensure that you are not putting your health in danger.

It’s recommended that when you first start taking the drug, you take less than the maximum dose to be able to test your body’s ability to tolerate the product. Then, if you find that you need to take more to achieve the desired results, you can gradually increase your dosage to the recommended amount. Remember that as you are taking this drug, it is very important not to take any other drug (either over the counter or prescription) unless both your doctor and pharmacist are aware that you are taking every one of the products. This will help to minimize side effects and prevent drug conflicts.

Yellow Jacket

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Yellow Jacket is a type of ephedra diet pills that is also being marketed as an energy supplement. The formula for this product consists of 25 mg of ephedrine in addition to 200 mg of caffeine. The official name for this drug type is barbiturates. It is important to note that as of April 2004, all dietary supplements containing ephedra have been banned by the FDA.

What this means is that the manufacture, purchase, and sale of Yellow Jacket is illegal in the United States. That said, they are also not legal in Canada and many other countries around the world that have found the potential side effects of ephedra to be too dangerous. The only approved uses for ephedra are in its synthetic form as a nasal congestion, asthma, or minor eye irritation treatment.

Other active ingredients in the Yellow Jacket formula include sida cordifolia, citrus aurantium, ginseng, kola nut extract, capsicum, and ginger root.

The main ingredient in Yellow Jacket is ephedra, which is a natural plant substance. Ephedrine is the actual ingredient within the formula, and is the main component of ephedra that gives it properties that are similar to amphetamines. This type of substance acts as a stimulant within the body which impacts the blood pressure and heart rate so that the result is an energy boost and appetite suppression.

The reason that Yellow Jacket and other ephedra (and ephedrine alkaloid) containing products were banned as dietary supplements is that there were reports of dangerous cardiovascular effects. Irregular heart rhythm and elevated blood pressure were among these concerns. Moreover, the FDA determined that any weight loss that resulted from the use of products that contained ephedra was only short-term. Moreover, the FDA also determined that ephedra supplements cause the blood pressure to increase, placing additional stress on the circulatory system. This stress to the circulatory system was associated, by the FDA, with heart disease and strokes. The result of this ban was that all dietary supplements containing ephedra, including Yellow Jacket, were banned from sale. That said, they are still being sold in countries outside the United States.

In order to compensate for the illegality of ephedra in the United States, many diet drug manufacturers started to alter their formulations to use herbal stimulants, such as bitter orange, instead. However, it is important to note that the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has declared that these substitutes for ephedra in diet pills are not any safer than the ephedra itself.

Following the ban, other drug manufacturers started to produce supplements that do not contain ephedra under the name Yellow Jacket Energy Pills, with a formula that includes B-complex vitamins, caffeine, ginseng, guarana, and yerba mate, instead.

Herbalean Pills

Herbalean

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The Herbalean formula has been designed by its manufacturers to be used as a weight loss and energy supplement. This drug contains a number of extremely powerful ingredients that, while they have been known to assist in weight loss, are also very well known to cause potentially dangerous side effects. In the case of ephedra, for example, the ingredient has been banned outright by national health organizations such as the FDA and Health Canada, making it illegal to produce, buy, or sell in those and many other countries. This being said, while Herbalean does contain illegal and unsafe ingredients, it can still be purchased online.

The ingredients of Herbalean include Chromium, Ma Huang extract, Paullinia sorbilis extract, Lotus root extract, Hoodia Gordonii, Garcinia Cambogia, White willow bark, Citrus bigardia extract, Konjac root, Uva Usi, Ginger root, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Bee pollen, Green tea, Pyruvate, and 77 trace minerals.

To take a closer look at some of the primary ingredients in the product, let us start at the beginning. Though Chromium has been researched using many studies, the results have been highly conflicting and therefore there has been no true conclusion as to whether or not it has any impact on weight loss at all. That being said, the Mayo Clinic states that it is likely harmless.

Ma Huang, on the other hand, is included for its ephedra content. Though it may help with weight loss, it can also be highly dangerous to the health and is banned by the FDA.

Hoodia Gordonii, though popularly believed to help with weight loss has never been shown in any reliable clinical studies to have any statistically significant impact on a dieter’s ability to lose weight.

Garcinia Cambogia is an ingredient used for its hydroxycitric acid (HCA) content. This ingredient has been shown to be able to help with weight loss but it also has the potential to be exceptionally hazardous to the health. So much so that in May of 2009, the FDA issued a warning against another brand of pills called Hydroxycut, which had produced 23 reports to the FDA over health concerns related to the liver which are suspected to be linked to the HCA ingredient in the drug. The manufacturer of that drug voluntarily recalled its product and many responsible websites no longer carry any product that contains HCA.

Green tea can help with weight loss when taken at a dose of at least 300mg per day. Though the precise concentration is not provided, its place on the ingredient list suggests that there is not enough green tea in this product to make any difference.

The cost of Herbalean is rather steep at $49.95 per 60-capsule bottle, especially considering the number of health risks and the fact that one of its ingredients has been banned in many countries.

Therefore, this review of Herbalean finds that the supplement provides too many dangerous ingredients combined with too many ineffective or inadequately concentrated ingredients to be worth using for weight loss.