Ephedra-Free Products Don’t Cut Musterd
Product reviewers for Ephedra-free products continue to complain about the lack of results and failed expectations.
Dieters agree that without the fat-burning, energizing ingredients in Ephedra, weight loss is next to impossible. Take a look at some of the various excerpts posted by dieters.
(these are voluntary, non-paid comments)
Ephedra Free Product A
Dee from Los Angeles, California said: “…..I wasn’t snacking and was eating small portions on my strict diet and managed to GAIN weight. I think I can safely say this product is absolute garbage.”
Ephedra Free Product B
From epinions.com, we get: “I hate to say it, but without Ephedra, this product is simply useless. I’ve used products with Ephedra and easily lost ten pounds. No appetite, awesome energy, and most of fat loss. Don’t waste your money on the other stuff…it’s simply useless.”
Ephedra Free Product C
And then from amazon.com, one reviewer talks about how she’d used a product with Ephedra with good results, and then tried one without it. “I’m about through with a 90 caplet bottle…yet no results. No energy increase, not lost pounds or inches. I wouldn’t recommend this product and personally won’t be buying it again.”
So there you have it. This is just a sampling of how thousands of people feel about Ephedra free supplements….THEY DON’T WORK.
Products containing Ephedra are clearly helping people reach their weight loss goals by control their appetite, increasing energy, and helping them to burn more fat in less time.
Please let us know your success story with Ephedra products, we’d love to hear from you!
Ephedra Ban Overturned
On April 13, 2005 the 2004 Final Rule issued by the FDA banning Ephedra was overturned by a Federal Judge. The Plaintiffs, Nutraceutical Corporation aka Solary, Inc., challenged the FDA’s Final Rule which called Ephedra, in any amount, too much of a health risk.
The Final Rule, which was published in February, 2004, claimed that the use of Ephedrine-alkaloid dietary supplements (known as EDS) caused “unreasonable risk or illness or injury.”
One of the primary concerns that currently exists with EDS relates to what is considered and classified as a “safe” amount. Because EDS accelerate metabolism, increase fat burning and promote weight loss—the very reason many people seek out EDS products in the first place--efforts have been made banning the product altogether, and now, only in certain strengths. The FDA claimed that an EDS was adulterated in it contained 8 mg or more of ephedrine alkaloids per serving.
Clearly, any supplement, prescription, or over-the-counter medicine could easily induce the same health risks that an overdose of Ephedra could. For that matter, there are many approved diet pills on the market today that have a much greater stimulating effect than the EDS products currently allowed. This was the Plaintiff’s winning point.
The FDA’s main claim was that the benefits of EDS have no proven positive effect, so that in light of even the slightest risk, EDS should not be made available to the public. The Plaintiff pointed out that under DSHEA, there is no provision that supports the FDA’s contention. In fact, dietary supplements aren’t classified on the same basis as drugs are. There is no requirement or obligation of the manufacture (or retailer) to prove the effectiveness of the product’s claim.
Current manufactures understand the importance of drug regulation. However, that does not lesson the blow that a natural herbal supplement is treated as more dangerous than innumerable synthetic supplements currently on the market. These synthetic supplements, even when taken in approved amounts, pose just as much if not more danger then their counterparts. Incidentally, many over-the-counter cold medicines---that have not been scrutinized—contain ingredient that may have been derived from Ephedra.
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