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Metabothin B56 with Ephedra Extract Now Available

Metabothin B56 with Ephedra Extract Released Just in Time for the Holiday Bulge SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The average American gains 50% of his yearly weight gain during the Holiday Season. That's not good news for the 63% of Americans that are alrea...

Restore Ban on Weight Loss Aid, Ephedra – FD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged the court to restore the ban on diet supplements that contains low levels of the weight loss aid, Ephedra// . The ban is said to have been lifted by a federal judge owing to gross misunderstanding of the law. Ephedra was banned two years back due...

Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to people's health

A study published in the online version of Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that the herbal supplement ephedra, often used for weight loss or to boost energy, is posing a threat to people's health and experts are calling for authorities to ban or restrict access to the supplement. The stud...

Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

...n “all natural” and “herbal” equivalent. These herbal Fen Phen supplements usually contained a combination of two ingredients: ephedra (ma huang) and St. John’s wort. In November 1997—just two months after the Fen Phen recall was issued—the Food and Drug Administ...

Are Herbal Supplements Putting Aesthetic Surgery Patients at Risk?

... Kava Feverfew Valerian root Cardiovascular Effects Anesthetic effects ephedra (tachycardia, Valerian root hypertension and palpitations) St. John's wort Garlic (hypotension) ...

Alternative Therapies Can Be Safe, Effective For Children

... Some types of therapies that may be harmful to children include: Ma Haung. Ma Haung, a popular Chinese medicine used to control asthma, is an ephedra compound, a stimulant often used to boost athletic performance. Using this type of boosting agent in a child can lead to heart palpitations and other...

November 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights 10 Symptoms Not To Ignore, Knee Replacements and Nonprescription Weight-Loss Pills

...yo Clinic Women's HealthSource. The report looks at popular weight-loss diets, eating plans and strategies, including diet pills. Pills containing ephedra are touted to decrease appetite. But they can cause dangerous side effects, including heart attacks, seizures, strokes and sudden death. Ephedra, alth...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...chemicals in a shrub native to China and Mongolia. ephedra sinica, or Ma huang in Chinese, contains ephedra alkaloids that, when combined with caffeine, cause...ciated health problems after it was on the market. ephedra has been shown to increase the risk of high blood ...

Prohibited diet medicine found in Chinese herbs

...liff-on-Sea in Essex to study whether the supplements these patients// had taken contained any suspicious ingredients.Initially, researchers suspected ephedra or Ma Huang, widely used in the United States and elsewhere in the world for weight loss but also linked to adverse side effects. Instead, resear...

Weight loss supplements harm the body

...ublished that weight loss// supplements containing ephedra and guarana changes the cardiovascular system by ...f two supplements. Xenadrine RFA contained 25.4 mg ephedra alkaloids and 85 mg caffeine. The other contained 23.2 mg ephedra alkaloids and guarana containing 167 mg caffeine. ...
ephedra in Biological News

Bitter orange SRMs: Tools for product analysis/quality

...el in place of ephedra. However, bitter orange contains the chemical synephrine, which is similar to the main chemical in ephedra. The U.S. FDA banned ephedra because it raises blood pressure and is linked to heart attacks and strokes: it is unclear whether bitter orange has similar effects. There is current...
ephedra in Biological Technology

Fast Track: Topics for Consideration

... on the agency are growing in response to the publics high expectations that FDA will protect them from every health risk or fraud. One example is the ephedra problem that forced FDA to propose labeling and manufacturing regulations for all dietary supplements and could even lead to premarket review of the p...
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