Category: Heart Disease


Will Ephedra Be Banned? Part 2

April 12th, 2012 — 11:57am

“We knew a long time ago that ephedra, because it is close in chemical structure to amphetamines, raises blood pressure and heart rate,” says pharmacist and research associate for the Public Citizen Health Research Group, Larry Sasich. “Before the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in 1994, ephedra was not a controlled substance, though some strengths could only be obtained by a prescription. Continue reading »

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Will Ephedra Be Banned? Part 1

April 12th, 2012 — 11:52am

he debate over the safety and regulation of supplements appears to be growing in intensity. The latest flap concerns ephedra (also marketed as ma huang, Chinese ephedra and epitonin), the popular dietary supplement that is used as a weight-loss aid and energy booster. Continue reading »

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