Recently ma huang has been the subject of scientific research for obesity because of its thermogenic fat-burning effect on dietary intake. Ephedra pills can cause peripheral vasoconstriction, elevation of blood pressure and cardiac stimulation, and is often combined with other tonic herbs to help counteract these effects.
Pills is also found in "energy" products that may give athletes extra energy without draining their reserves. People also indicate an increase in alertness and perception.
Common Use: Ephedra pills has been used for thousands of years and is considered safe when used by healthy people. Ma huang (Ephedra pills sinica) is a mild engergizing herb that suppresses appetite and promotes thermogenic metabolism and increases perspiration and stimulates the nervous system. It is widely used for upper respiratory tract ailments such as allergies and asthma. Ma huang is also used in many natural cold remedies.
Because Ephedra pills was used as a dietary supplement and not a drug or food, the manufacturers of products containing Ephedra pills didn’t have to get FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval before marketing their products, but the FDA had the power to remove Ephedra pills from the market if Ephedra pills was proven to be dangerous.
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