Ephedrine Hcl is not a steroid. It’s a stimulant (sympathomimetics group) acting directly on the Central Nervous System. Naturally occurs in a plant form and has been known in herbal medicine for several thousand years. It is synthetically produced from just several dozen.
Shortly after taking Ephedrine, it increases the activity of the Central Nervous System, stimulating other cells as well. It slightly elevates body temperature, releasing more free fatty acids from the breakdown of triglycerides in adipose tissue (metabolic stimulation) – this helps get rid of the unnecessary fat and improving the definition.
The stimulating effect also increases the strength of the skeletal muscle contraction. Therefore Ephedrine is often used by weightlifters before takeoff. Boosting the Central Nervous System raises the vigor and concentration of the user.
Even people who are not professional athletes often take 25-50mg Ephedrine before workout. It helps them increase the intensity of the training, making it more effective. However, Ephedrine cannot be used consistently. Its effectiveness is rapidly decreasing, once the body gets used to it. That is why Ephedrine should be taken periodically.
The most frequent use of ephedra is its use in reducing cycles and work on the definition of muscle. The athlete in the reduction period usually takes 25-50mg several times a day.
The best known combination of Ephedrine is the so-called ECA, the combination of Ephedrine (25-50mg), Caffeine (200mg) and Aspirin (300mg), one of the most effective supplements used for reducing purposes.
The sign of effective ECA effect is a slight increase in body temperature, about 1 degree Celsius. ECA is used 2-3 times a day for several weeks. If the athlete feels that the body temperature is returning to normal, it is a sign that the combination is no longer working.
Ephedrine causes many side effects: tremor of the hands, chills, excessive sweating, increased heart rate, dizziness, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, urinary retention. These effects usually weaken after a certain period of use.
Ephedrine can also cause loss of appetite, which is not bad in reduction cycles when energy intake is strongly reduced. Often there are also headaches and high blood pressure. People suffering from thyroid dysfunction, hypertension or heart problems should not take this product.