While I agree that diet and exercise are the healthiest ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, I also take an Ephedrine/Caffeine/Aspirin (ECA) stack from time to time. I live in Canada, and it's still legal to acquire Ephedrine in 8 mg tablets. I have found that there are both positives and negatives with this supplement. First, this is not a miracle cure to make you lose weight, the benefits are small, work best when combined with a mix of diet and exercise, and all the "good" effects of the ephedrine wear off at about the three week point when you have to discontinue its use. Going off ephedrine not fun either. While I don't feel typical withdrawal symptoms, I see a huge drop in my energy levels and my appetite increases as a result, trying to replace the energy I'm missing with food. It's true that Ephedrine will cut your appetite; however, some people will completely lose their appetite and nausea is not uncommon. I also find that when combined in the ECA, it can make you feel really jumpy if you're not used to it and if you take too high a dose. I've taken it in the past to work through a plateau, and I probably will again... for a very short period of time only.
- 2/28/2010 3:52:43 PM