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  • Submitted: Jan 19 2016 12:35 AM
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Energy & Fat-Burning

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ephedrine hcl aspirin

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I know this stack is very controversial but I thought I would post it anyway in hopes that I could get some dialogue going around it. I've had some great results with it but not without side effects. Originally, I was taking it while exercising but I found that this was way too taxing on my body, mostly because it elevated my heart rate beyond what I would consider safe. That being said, it does work very well for physical/mental energy, even at "low" doses and you can definitely feel the effects of the thermogenics. Keep in mind that it's been known to have all sorts of nasty effects on the heart, especially if you abuse it or you have a pre-existing heart condition. Ephedrine will also make it more difficult to urinate, so people with kidney or UT issues should probably stay away from it. For me, I found that the pros outweigh the cons which is why I keep coming back to it but this may not always be the case.

USE WITH CAUTION!!! You do not want to take this stack very often. I've heard of people taking it for several months straight. That's just crazy in my opinion! I never take it for more than two days in a row and I take a break of at least one week each time I use it.

Ingredient Dosage Frequency Administration
Ephedrine HCL 24 mg Weekly No instructions provided.
Aspirin 81 mg Weekly No instructions provided.


I've had good results by adding caffeine to this stack but not too much! Maybe a cup or two of coffee but that's it. You can also substitute the aspirin for a fish oil supplement too if you're afraid of any negative side effects.

 

Be warned that this stack can be addictive and tolerance develops quickly.

Oh and I'll add that Ephedrine is legal to purchase where I live in Canada as a nasal decongestant. It is NOT legal in the USA as far as I know. I'm not sure about other countries.

 

The recommended dose is 8mg 1-4 times daily (no more than 1 tablet per dose). This dosage is likely precautionary because of all the reported side effects and legal stigma. I have bad allergies and have used it while sick. It does indeed work very well as a decongestant but I find that I need at least 16mg to really get some relief. But that may be due to tolerance.

I always drink a strong cup of Green Tea (cold steeped to avoid bitterness) before a workout. The caffeine content isn't overly high but the green tea has a way of increasing fat oxidation.

 

I add it to my ZipFizz (usually the Orange Soda flavor) for more caffeine + vitamins.

 

 

Background: Current interest in the role of functional foods in weight control has focused on plant ingredients capable of interfering with the sympathoadrenal system.

Objective: We investigated whether a green tea extract, by virtue of its high content of caffeine and catechin polyphenols, could increase 24-h energy expenditure (EE) and fat oxidation in humans.

Design: Twenty-four–hour EE, the respiratory quotient (RQ), and the urinary excretion of nitrogen and catecholamines were measured in a respiratory chamber in 10 healthy men. On 3 separate occasions, subjects were randomly assigned among 3 treatments: green tea extract (50 mg caffeine and 90 mg epigallocatechin gallate), caffeine (50 mg), and placebo, which they ingested at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Results: Relative to placebo, treatment with the green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in 24-h EE (4%; P < 0.01) and a significant decrease in 24-h RQ (from 0.88 to 0.85; P < 0.001) without any change in urinary nitrogen. Twenty-four–hour urinary norepinephrine excretion was higher during treatment with the green tea extract than with the placebo (40%, P < 0.05). Treatment with caffeine in amounts equivalent to those found in the green tea extract had no effect on EE and RQ nor on urinary nitrogen or catecholamines.

Conclusions: Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. The green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both.

From http://ajcn.nutritio...70/6/1040.short

Nice, thanks for sharing, LiveWell! I like green tea for that as well, matcha especially. I'm not sure that it would mix very well with other drinks but the powder on its own goes great in a smoothie. I've had mixed results with caffeine + L-Theanine also (which is the active ingredient responsible for increased cognitive function and stress-reduction in green tea). Probably best to stick to the real thing if you can. Matcha is soooo good. :)