Ephedra (Ma Huang)

Author: Rod Ferris CPT CPAFLA

Ephedra is the world's oldest known cultivated plant and found in many herbal remedies as a decongestent. However, its main use in the North American market is used for weight loss. This popular supplement for bodybuilders, exercisers and athletes is usually abused and can be lethal if it is abused or given to the wrong person.

Side Effects: The central nervous system acts up and causes nervousness, agitation, and rapid heartbeat. (this is caused by the active compound called ephedrine)

Myfit's Advice: Stay away, there are much better supplements to help you.

Please visit: http://www.supplementwatch.com/supatoz/supplement.asp?supplementId=111 for a more detailed description.