Ma Huang, also known as ephedrine is an herbal form of the powerful stimulant Ephedrine and can be found on the dry rocky slopes of Asia. Ephedra has become a popular stimulant that has proven its abilities to stimulate fat burning by increasing the rate of caloric expenditure and also for its appetite suppressing qualities. Another side effect of this herb is its ability to increase a persons short term energy levels by activating the central nervous system.
Many of the people who have used Ma Huang have reported extreme fat loss as well as increased energy. The user will usually have a higher body temperature, faster metabolism, increased heart rate, and a curbed appetite. All of which will help burn calories. When Ma Huang hit the market as a thermogenic, its popularity shot through the roof. It was a product that had proven to work time and time again with minimal visible side effects. When Ma Huang is used for energy as well as for fat loss, studies showed that 150 to 300mg 2-3 times a day of Ephedra or Ma Huang could be used. They should be taken prior to meals (not dinner) and /or 30minutes before exercise. Ma Huang affects everyone differently and should be taken at a lower dose when first trying to determine a dose that will work for you. Taking Ma Huang close to bedtime is not a good idea as it may cause you not to sleep.
Ma Huang is used in combination with caffeine (guarana) and aspirin (willow bark) to create a power thermogenic stack. When taking these products together it is not wise to use them for more than 8 weeks on, followed by 2-4 weeks off and is not recommended that you take them for long-time use. Because of the potent side affects of Ma Huang, which include; increased heart rate and blood pressure, anxiety, jitters, irritability, insomnia, and heart palpitations, it is wise to speak with a doctor before using Ma Huang.
The following States, organizations, or committees have banned the use of Ma Huang:
States Florida and Texas (please check to make sure your state has not been added)
International Olympic Committee
WARNING: Not for use by individuals under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician or licensed, qualified health-care professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of, heart disease, angina, thyroid disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, recurrent headaches, bleeding disorder, depression or other psychiatric condition, glaucoma, difficulty urinating, prostate enlargement, or seizure disorder; if you are using a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine (ingredients found in certain decongestants and allergy, asthma, cough/cold, and weight-control products).
The maximum recommended serving of ephedrine for a healthy adult is 100 mg in a 24-hour period for not more than 12 weeks. Cycle this product, using it for no more than 12 weeks; then discontinue use for at least 2 weeks. Exceeding the recommended amount or use restrictions may cause serious adverse health effects, including heart attack and stroke.
Side effects may include insomnia, nervousness, or hand-tremors. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed, qualified health-care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headache, shortness of breath, or other