What is Ephedrine?
Ephedrine is a powerful CNS stimulant, a naturally occurring alkaloid discovered by a Japanese scientist while studying the composition of the herb Ephedra sinica (also called Ma Huang in traditional Chinese medicine).
It is the primary derivative of this plant, a sympathomimetic amine that indirectly stimulates the adrenergic receptors, constricting the blood vessels, dilating the bronchial tubes and increasing the body temperature and metabolic rate.
Due to its mechanism of action, this active principle increases blood pressure, accelerating calorie consumption and promoting weight loss. The potent alkaloid energizes and suppresses appetite, increases the contractile strength of muscle fibers sustaining mass gain and enhances mental focus and alertness.
Ephedrine is a very strong and fast acting decongestant and bronchodilator that fights against bronchial congestion and asthma symptoms by clearing mucus from the lungs and restoring normal breathing extremely fast.
Available both in over-the-counter products and prescription medicines for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, cold and flu, this ingredient is also found in dieting and pre-workout supplements, in its natural or synthetic form (Ephedrine HCL).