When I started writing this book, ephedrine was one of my favorite legal
stimulants/fatburners. Halfway through finishing, ephedrine (Ephedra, actually)
became one of my favorite outlawed fatburners; now it’s my favorite legal one
again. Who knows what it will be by the time you have this book in your hands?
Tiki Barber, running back for the NY Giants once speculated that while it was
legal, 80% of the players in the NFL used ephedrine. For my part, I’ll speculate
that the number using it will pick right back up now that it’s legal again, and
that this time, NFL players will be stocking up just in case it goes off the
Ephedrine is a stimulant that belongs to the sympathomimetics family. It’s both
an alpha and beta adrenergenic, as opposed to Clen, which only works on your
beta receptors. Ephedrine releases norepinephrine, which is basically very
similar to adrenaline, your fight or flight hormone, which is an endogenous
alpha agonist. First, when you take ephedrine, your body temperature will rise.
This is a good thing, as it indicates more fuel being burned for energy. That’ll
help you shed some of your subcutaneous body fat stores, and this is basically
ephedrine’s main use in athletics.
Its other use is for it’s stimulant properties. The stimulant effect of
ephedrine will increase the contractile strength of skeletal muscle; for this
reason ephedrine is commonly used by powerlifters and Olympic lifters. It also
helps many people focus, similar to caffeine, with which many choose to take
their ephedrine. The touted stack of ephedrine (25-50mg), caffeine (200-300mg)
and aspirin (100mg) is shown to be extremely synergistic for fat loss. In this
combination, the ephedrine and caffeine both act as notable thermogenic
stimulants, while the added aspirin helps to inhibit lipogenesis by extending
the duration of their effect and blocking the incorporation of acetate into
fatty acids. The best synergy is when the ephedrine/caffeine ratio is actually
Finally, Ephedrine also seems to slow gastric emptying, which is why it is very
popular as an appetite suppressant, and was included in many diet pill
preparations until it was pulled from the market.