Ephedra Is BACK: But Is It Safe?Written by Amy S. Grant
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Some argue that pharmaceutical companies have organized lobbyists to target ephedra because it was cutting into their sales for weight loss drugs and asthma drugs (bronchodilators). Others believe ephedra is not dangerous, but simply got some bad press as a result of a handful of people who intentionally misused ephedra or a synthetic replication of isolated part of ephedra (ephedrine). Ephedra activists insist that human nature simply cannot be regulated and no one can control how people use (or abuse) any supplement, herb, or drug. How can you protect customers who ignore warning labels or double their doses?
The FDA inflicted a ban on ephedra in late 2003 (which became effective in early 2004), declaring an “unreasonable risk.” This decision was based on public comments, literature review, adverse event reports and scientific studies. Dieters were devastated, feeling that their right to safely and appropriately use this herb had been stripped from them.
Why Was Ban Lifted?
After conclusion of several court cases (including some high-profile cases), FDA stated in its final ruling that only five deaths were attributed solely and directly to ephedra. Keep in mind, according to American Herbal Products Association, approximately 12 to 17 million people consumed ephedra during 1999. Ephedra sales in 2002 were close to $1.3 billion. What you may not know is that in 1994, over 100,000 people died due to adverse reactions or overconsumption of prescription drugs.
Is Ephedra Safe to Use?
According to FDA, ephedra is safe for human consumption when it is taken in recommended dosages, and when all warning labels are strictly observed. Obviously, women who are pregnant or nursing, and people with certain diseases (such as high blood pressure) should NOT consume ephedra or ephedrine. It is advised that you check with your physician before taking ephedra.
Where Can You Get Ephedra?
Currently, one company claims to be only U.S. supplier of ephedra for weight loss. You can purchase ephedra online at www.BetaFuelDirect.com
Amy S. Grant is an avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys SCUBA diving, photography, and empowering people to achieve their goals.
The Dirty Little Diet SecretWritten by Amy Grant
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The answer is quite simple: supplements.
Most high-profile actors and actresses (and even some well-known musicians and professional athletes) use diet pills to supplement their cardiovascular exercise, nutrition and weight training efforts. Supplements are particularly helpful when these superstars are looking to quickly drop those unsightly “off-season” pounds. So why big secret? Simple, these celebrities want to maintain their "larger-than-life" persona, and also don’t want to be perceived as "pill-poppers."
I personally reviewed several diet pills, and two in particular stand out above crowd. The first is an all-natural, yet unlikely combination of cayenne, ginger root, apple cider vinegar, bromelain and potassium, which provides immediate and impressive results. At first, I was skeptical to try a diet pill, but since company offers an unconditional money-back guarantee, I tried it myself. I was thrilled with results and I also lost two dress sizes in four weeks. I found product at www.NiteTrimDirect.com
The other product is Ma huang, widely known as Ephedra, a natural substance which has been used in Eastern healing methods for centuries. Ephedra sales temporarily ceased in United States when a short-lived ban was enacted, but ban has since been lifted and supplements containing natural ephedra are now considered safe for human consumption. This product has added benefit of increased metabolism, energy and fat burning capabilities, and can be found at www.BetaFuelDirect.com This company currently claims to be ONLY online source of ephedra since ban was lifted.
These supplements are used by many Hollywood celebrities and are now available to you and general public. Now that cat’s out of bag, you can finally have Hollywood results that you deserve. No one guarantees that you will land any starring movie roles, but makers of NiteTrim guarantee that you will lose weight and be satisfied with product. Order your free 30-day sample today at www.NiteTrimDirect.com or order natural ephedra supplement at www.BetaFuelDirect.com
Amy S. Grant is an avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys scuba diving, photography, and empowering people to achieve their goals.