Probably in bodybuilding is not even one such as fat burner , which would have won many admirers among athletes. Ephedrine has long been used in the treatment of bronchial asthma, but even at that time were spotted him and fat-burning effects.
Ephedrine acts on the body by suppressing the appetite and promotes fat burning. By its action of this drug is similar to amphetamines and metaamfitaminami. According to their chemical properties ephedrine is an alkaloid that is found in some plants.
Fat burning action of ephedrine is realized through the release of norepinephrine, which immediately reacts with andrenergicheskimi receptors. This action activates the sympathetic nervous system. At the same time the impact on the body’s nervous system, virtually none.
The main actions of ephedrine:
- mental stimulation
- increased heart rate
- Increasing the metabolic rate
- appetite suppression
- fat burning
- Increased stamina.
Compatibility with other drugs
Ephedrine is most often combined with caffeine and aspirin. I must say that before fat burners on the basis of ephedrine were very hot commodity for manufacturers of sports bottomline bodybuilding nutrition, but later ephedrine was completely banned for production and sale. Therefore, the release additives efedrinosoderzhaschih stopped rather quickly.
As an illegal chemical means, ephedrine still performed in many countries, constituting the basis of the “black market” of chemicals on a par with anabolic steroids. Side effects
Ephedrine causes the following side effects:
- Increasing the pressure, arrhythmia, tachycardia, angina
- Acne, sweating
- Suppression of appetite, nausea
- Insomnia, aggressiveness, euphoria, anxiety
- Headache, dizziness, hyperglycemia.
Despite the abundance of serious side effects, yet many of them are preventable. The main negative point of receiving ephedrine is a serious burden on the heart, which can be reduced by taking beta-blockers. The most effective of which is metoprolol, which should be 50-100 mg 1-2 times a day. It allows you to lower your blood pressure, pulse rate, and eliminate possible pain in the heart. This drug blocks the effects of ephedrine on the myocardium, thereby reducing the negative impact on the cardiovascular system as a whole.
In addition, during the course of ephedrine need to drink more water, as dehydration occurs rapidly, and thirst in the increasingly suppressed drug. Drink at least 2.5 liters of water.
For complete safety of ephedrine intake should be agreed with your doctor. At the time of the occurrence of any severe consequences of the drug should be discontinued.