Was ephedra that bad or was it just misused?

United States
March 2, 2010 10:28am CST
The debate over is ephedra that bad or did certain people just abuse it. I know I was a big fan of ephedra. Not usually straight but a over the counter product called Ripped Fuel. It did magic for weight loss. After a few pro sports player abused them and some other people in the world also they banned the substance. Do you believe it was that bad or just misused. I believe it was misused and if taken properly can help with weight loss and maintain the weight loss. What do you think?
1 response
@megamatt (14319)
• United States
2 Mar 10
I think it is a little bit of both. Granted, there was something about it in a lot of cases that was dangerous. However, not everyone who used it suffered severe health issues. I think the people who misused it and overused ephedra was the real problem. They were not smart about what they did and thus that lead to disaster for them. I will say right now that taking weight loss substances might work for sometimes and have some results, but there is just too much of a risk. There is a slight chance that you could hit on something. There is an even larger chance that it could be completely dangerous or just a scam. However, the people who just rely on the weight loss supplements are the one's who cause danger to themselves and this case was the textbook example of that.
• United States
2 Mar 10
I agree with you on your response. See I have used supplements for a while now and I have had a lot of success with them but I also have a lot of knowledge of them and know what to look for. While most of the weight loss supplements are full of caffeine and the problem with them are that a lot of people don't get the right amount of fluids. Plus they think they will work by themselves and that is not the case. I was a solid believer of Ripped Fuel with Ephedra. I took it the way it said, was on a right diet, drank my fluids, had a good work out program, and drank a lot of protein shakes to go with it. The thing I liked about ephedra is that in reduced my hunger and that helped me not to eat so much. I also added 5 meals to my menu. But smaller portions. By doing this it allows your body to break them down quicker. But great response!