The answer is Yes, ephedra is legal. When I tell people about our products and our website, more often than not I hear "Isn't ephedra banned?" What a lot of people don't know is that there are 36 different species of ephedra many of them having wonderful weight loss and fat burning properties. In 2006 the FDA banned any dietary supplements with active ephedrine alkaloids. The Chinese herb Ma Huang is known for the active ephedrine alkaloids that are derived from it. Other ephedra supplements containing ingredients like Ephedra viridis are completely legal, safe, and effective.

     Many dietary weight loss manufacturers are using Ephedra viridis, also known as mormon tea. Ephedra viridis does not contain the ephedrine alkaloid that was banned by the FDA. All the products we sell that contain ephedra use Ephedra viridis or other legal varieties. Ephedra viridis has thermogenic properties, will give you lots of energy and has no reported ill effects if taken how directed. These legal ephedra products are so much better than the pre-banned products!! Not only are they more effective, they are most importantly much safer.

     The species Ephedra sinica
, also known as Ma Huang, is banned by the FDA. Ephedra sinica has been used for over 5000 years to treat the common cold, and asthma. Shen Nong, the father of Chinese agriculture, included Ma Huang in his first century guide to beneficial herbs and medicine. This long successful history of use is not one that many drugs can attest to. Like most drugs, ephedra is not for everyone.  Ephedra sinica, ephedrine alkaloids are used for many pharmaceuticals that are prescribed by a licensed doctor.  Ephedra sinica was banned in April of 2004, reinstated by a Supreme Court Judge in 2005, then banned again in 2006 due to evidence of adverse ephedra related effects.
    Ephedra has gotten a bad rap in the past, but today we use many completely effective and safe varieties that are sure to help you loose inches. When you are looking for an ephedra product to try, steer clear of items with ingredients that say ephedrine alkaloids or active ephedrine alkaloids on the label. These ingredients are most likely included in the FDA ban. As with any drug, you should take thermogenics as directed and don't take these products if you have insomnia or high blood pressure. If you are a good canidate for thermogenics you will find they will change your life and your body! Thermogenics, such as ephedra, will give you an amazing amount of energy, suppress your appetite, and allow your body to burn more calories even at rest.


Phillip Hambly

Date 11/3/2015

I harvested a few hundred pounds of wild Ephedra viridis from near Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico. It's a noxious weed around there. I'm a herb vendor and intend to sell much of it, but got warned that there could be FDA regulations on how much ephedra I can sell. It doesn't contain ephedrine so I always thought it was unregulated.


Date 5/27/2017

Acacia Rigidula is another fascinating plant, and you ll see it on nearly every ephedra fat burner label. This is where the fat-burning molecules that are structurally similar to ephedrine were added back to the formula, and Hi-Tech even contends that they work

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