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About Ephedra Distachya And Diet Pills

Ephedra Plants

I have received two nice pictures of ephedra plants and I take this opportunity to say some words about ephedra: we speak a lot of ephedrine HCL, the synthetic form of ephedrine that is made in laboratory and we sometimes forget about the natural form that grows in so many places and countries, the so-called Ma Huang and here in the following pictures, a member of the Ephedraceae herbs called Ephedra Distachya, the other name of Ephedra Vulgaris. This variety is famous for its high level of ephedrine alkaloids but you would have to spend a lot of time to extract these alkaloids by yourself 😉 If you are not afraid of this challenge, go ahead, the extraction process works basically like making tea; Mormons have understood the benefits of this plant and they have been early fans of the physiological effects of ephedrine (energy level, metabolism, appetite reduction, fat burning), in such an extend that ephedra or Ma Huang is also known as Mormon Tea.

Ephedra Herbs Are Not Banned

There is also a point worth mentioning: the herbal form of ephedra has not been banned by the FDA, it is totally legal to buy ephedra herbs in the USA, in any quantity: if you do your own decoction instead of buying ephedra diet pills for your weight loss program, no one can object, it is your right to do so. It is even legal to grow your own ephedra for personal use.

Greedy People

A few days ago I saw a page online about ephedra products that upset me a bit, it was this kind of site that has only one purpose, which is to make you buy products sold by websites owned by the same persons or companies. I have found many wrong information there, for instance they try to convince you that only ephedrine HCL is effective for weight loss, not ephedra products. You know it’s not true: the powerful fat burning effects that we mention frequently come from these alkaloids that you find in ephedrine HCL and also in ephedra plants that naturally contains these alkaloids. Just keep in mind that behind these different names, there is only one active principle or chemical component that confers the characteristic weight loss action: it is this special alkaloid called ephedrine.
In other words, you get the same effects from ephedrine HCL than from ephedra-based products if you have the same quantity of ephedrine alkaloids in both cases.

Bad Intention, Bad Information

The other point that bothered me was that this site was saying that the FDA had banned the weight loss supplements based on ephedra plants due to dangerous additional chemical compounds found in these plants! And also that ephedrine HCL was not as dangerous as herbal ephedra. Come on… All serious people know that the FDA was targeting ephedra (ephedrine) specifically. The controversy came from the fact that the FDA justified this decision by safety concerns when ephedrine has been proved safe and effective by most medical studies. Who doesn’t know today that the real reason of the ban had to do with drugs control, ephedrine being a precursor of methamphetamine?  Other point, why would ephedrine HCL be less dangerous than herbal ephedra? Based on what? They have the same side effects. People who publish such information are not serious, they have no medical background, they just want you to buy ephedrine HCL and only that, not herbal ephedra or pills containing ephedra alkaloids.

Trust Their Disclaimer Only

That’s it, I know I talk too much when I am upset. In a nutshell: don’t trust all information found online, these guys want your money, that’s all. To be polite in most cases they have no idea about their selling topics, they just copy and paste information from serious sites. Just an example: they say that “additional chemical compounds” are dangerous, well then, please name these compounds and give scientific evidence that they are dangerous! What makes me laugh also (so to say) is that they pretend to have some scientific authority by adding one or two references at the end of their pages: just have a look, in most cases these references have nothing to do with the main topic of the page! If you want to see a real serious work on medical references, done by doctors, just have a look at our page about coffee or our article about the methodology of medical studies. Ask a doctor what he thinks about it, you will see what site is trustworthy or what other is not. The best page on all these misleading sites is their disclaimer! Often the same one, copied over and over 😉 I can resist the pleasure to quote them: “All content of EphedrineForIdiots is just an opinion and not advice and should not be taken as advice”. Don’t tell me 😉

Finally The Nice Pictures

OK now, here are the nice pictures of Ephedra Distachya I wanted to share with you:

Ephedra Distachya contains ephedrine alkaloids used for diet pills







Ephedra Distachya has ephedrine alkaloids with amazing weight loss properties









Photo Credit: bara-koukoug

Take care and again, use your common sense when browsing the web because some people out there think that you are just a stupid buyer. Ephedrine HCL or ephedra alkaloids, no difference in terms of weight loss, just make sure that you buy it from the right places.

Mike Budd.

© 2011-2013 Ephedrine, Where To Buy? All rights reserved.

Legal Purchase of Ephedrine HCL in the USA

UPDATE 01/30/2017

Here it goes again 🙁

We have reached a point where I can’t recommend this ephedrine webshop anymore. I will give more info in a coming post. Meanwhile don’t get into trouble. All links below will bring you to an honest seller, iSupplements.

UPDATE 04/04/2016

Done! Finally 🙂
Check out these big news: ephedrine that you can order online if you live in one of the 38 states where it’s legal. Just a quick form to fill out online once and you get your real ephedrine shipped to your door 🙂



UPDATE 01/31/2016

Guys, I got emails saying that this post was out of date and my Goodness, of course it is!
I posted it a looong time ago (April 14, 2013!) and so many things happened since then, many sellers have closed their online shops: NutraCave who was shipping Kaizen Ephedrine HCL to the US from Canada, or WorldClassNutrition who had these EPHED and Ephedrine Plus, well, they’re out of business now 🙁

We just have to adapt…
I am intensively looking for other reliable sources and I will come back to you asap.
Meanwhile I will link the nice pics below to our top ranked seller to date, i-Supplements.

In my previous post the focus was on pure ephedrine HCL, with two recommended sellers:
NutraCave for deliveries from Canada to the USA and other countries
Century Supplements for shipments from UK to all countries except USA.

I would like to complete now this information with another possibility to legally get ephedrine HCL in the USA, and maybe this will bring tears to some old guys here, when I will mention the name of this famous product: Vasopro! Many of you remember the good old days when you could buy Vasopro in any gas station 😉 Well, the good news are that with similar products you can get the same ephedrine HCL you loved so much with Vasopro. These products are manufactured by DMD Pharmaceuticals®. Be very careful because it is quite tricky to identify the right products with such names:

Ephed Tablets Contains Ephedrine HCL


EPHED® Tablets is OK as it contains Ephedrine HCL and Guaifenesin.



Ephed Plus Contains Pseudoephedrine

EPHED Plus® should not be chosen if the two others are available: it is based on pseudoephedrine instead of ephedrine HCL.




Ephedrine Plus Contains Ephedrine HCL

Ephedrine Plus® is a good choice because the main ingredient is ephedrine HCL, the second one being Guaifenesin. The highest formulation (25mg ephedrine hydrochloride per tablet) is usually out of stock but the 12.5mg tablets are still available online.


These products are sold legally in the USA because they include an ingredient that makes it impossible to turn into meth. And this extra ingredient is not exactly designed for weight loss, but for asthma treatment. In fact Ephed and Ephedrine Plus add 200mg of Guaifenesin to ephedrine HCL, let’s see that in detail now.

What is Guaifenesin?

Basically, guaifenesin is an expectorant acting on the volume and viscosity of secretions in the trachea and bronchi, it helps remove secretions. It has bronchodilating effects by loosening the mucus and thinning the bronchial secretions for those wheezing from bronchial asthma, have shortness of breath issues, and tightness felt in the chest cavity.

Is Guaifenesin Safe?

Well, there are possible side effects, some mild such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and some severe such as the formation of kidney stones. The adverse effects are not frequent but they might happen so you’d better know it before making your decision.

Pure Ephedrine HCL or Ephedrine HCL plus Guaifenesin?

To be honest we have different opinions in the team about this point. Two of us are not great fans of such mixed products (ephedrine plus guaifenesin) due to the above mentioned side effects. The strict point of view is: don’t compromise on quality if you have the possibility to get pure pharma grade ephedrine HCL! Guaifenesin will not help for weight loss, increased energy or muscle strength.
The rest of the team is not so strict and don’t really mind about guaifenesin, saying that it’s better to have 200mg guaifenesin added to ephedrine HCL than no ephedrine hydrochloride at all… Do we know people who took Ephedrine Plus 12.5mg or 25mg? Yes, a lot of them. Did they experience adverse effects? No. Does it mean that you will not experience side effects? No, but it is highly unlikely. Hence their recommendation: if you don’t find pure ephedrine HCL, if you live in the USA and your state allows purchases of Ephedrine Plus, it’s a very good choice to buy it online from WorldClassNutrition.

Where To Buy Ephedrine Plus?

Get Legal Ephedrine HCL from WorldClassNutrition

– Click on this picture of Ephedrine Plus to jump to WorldClassNutrition.

– If you live in the USA, check if your state is in the blue list! If not, have a look at this other post about pure ephedrine hydrochloride.

– You will have to send a copy of your driving license, just follow the indications on the site.

– Don’t forget to use these coupon codes offered by WorldClassNutrition: Save 10% On All Orders Over $100, $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping, Buy 2 Get Free Ground Shipping


Vasopro… if this is not nostalgia 😉 Anyway… Again, these years are gone and the good point is that we have new alternatives with Ephedrine Plus which provides the same quality of ephedrine HCL. If you have the possibility to buy it online, do it while it is still available. Your next weight loss program might well be the last one with our support and this extra bonus called ephedrine 😉

In my next post I will come back to running because I love it 😉 and I am so honest that I will twist my own arm and try to help you exercising even if you don’t want to run! despite all my efforts to convince you in my previous posts such as Move More, You Say You Can’t Run, Run at Lunchtime, 12 Tips For A Happy Running etc…

Mike Budd.

© 2011-2013 Ephedrine, Where To Buy? All rights reserved.

Trusted Sites To Buy Ephedrine HCL

UPDATE 04/07/2016

Unbelievable! I realize while typing that this post I wanted to update today has been published exactly 3 years ago!

Here is a proof if you don’t believe me 🙂

3 Years Later, Time to Update

And that’s why I’m updating it: many things have changed in 3 years…

And the big news is that legal ephedrine HCL is available online in the USA. You will just have to fill out a form online to get Ephedrine Plus, Bronkaid or Primatene shipped to your door 🙂

Enjoy 🙂

Ephedrine Plus Contains Ephedrine HCLBronkaid (ephedrine sulfate) legally sold online in the USAPrimatene, the legal ephedrine HCL that you can get online in most US statesThe legal way to get an ECA Stack based on Bronkaid





As you know it’s getting hard to buy Ephedrine HCL in the USA, and I mean the *real* one, not fake products without ephedra alkaloids.
Either specialized sites are not shipping to the US anymore or they are out of stock!

Take for instance one of the best shops we had for shipping pure Kaizen Ephedrine HCL from Canada to the United States: EphedrineForSale. For years they have been one of the main Canadian source to the USA. They had to stop recently and if you got our private messages you know what happened and why. I will not develop here because it won’t change the facts: ephedra-based products are under high pressure and consequently you can’t tell how long they will be available online. That’s why I decided to do a kind of refresher about Ephedrine HCL while you can still get it online, before it becomes History and finds a decent place in the Museum of The Best Fat Burning Pills Ever 😉

What is Ephedrine HCL?

I guess that you are already familiar with our preferred alkaloid, if not have a look at this page. OK, HCL now: what is it exactly? Just an abbreviation for hydrochloride. To keep it easy, HCL is the synthetic form, it is not alkaloids extracted from ephedra plants but a pure chemical form of the alkaloid molecule produced in a laboratory.

Why is Ephedrine HCL so popular?

The big advantage is that it is a pure pharmaceutical grade which is controlled during manufacturing and tells you exactly what quantity of ephedrine you have per tab. No doubt about ephedra extract, about concentration of alkaloids, the hydrochloride form gives you the exact quantity of active substance that is written on the box and you can rely on that, no guess work from your side and thus no risk of wrong dosage, especially if you follow our day by day dosage of EC stacks, the safe one or the standard one.

Is it legal to buy Ephedrine HCL?

It was the first goal of this post and for us the most important point: sometimes we have the feeling that people are so scared that they act as if this good old Ma Huang was illegal: it is definitely not the case, selling and buying ephedrine is still perfectly legal in most countries, in the USA, in Canada, in most European countries and other countries in the world, of course under certain conditions and to be checked against local laws. Even in the USA where the pressure is high since the FDA ban and all the buzz around pseudoephedrine and methamphetamine, it is still legal to buy ephedrine for personal use such as allergy, flu or asthma treatment. In other words, it is legal to purchase it for hay fever, cold, flu, allergy, asthma and other bronchial conditions, if you have no intent to use it as a drug precursor to manufacture illicit substances. What is illegal for a company (production or distribution) is to promote it as diet pills for weight loss, including the hydrochloride form of course. So you will buy it as decongestant but please note that next to the bronchodilating effects you will most likely lose weight also, due to the synergistic effects on metabolism, energy level, fat mobilization and appetite reduction.

In our blog we have detailed all conditions that make it legal to purchase pseudoephedrine and ephedrine so please have a look at this post for the USA, this one for Canada and this one for Europe. In a nutshell: the legal quantity purchased per month and per person in the USA is legally limited to 9 grams if bought in a real store and to 7.5 grams per month if purchased online. Grams, not milligrams 😉

Where can you buy ephedrine HCL today?

The second goal of this post is to help you get pure ephedrine HCL, sold by trustworthy people. OK, it’s not easy but still feasible, for how long we don’t know, but so far so good.

Recommendation n° 1: USA first, but also other countries

– click on the logo to jump to NutraCave, formerly EphedrineOnline:
NutraCave (Former EphedrineOnline) Is Recommended By



– See the menu by brands on the left?

Brands Sold By NutraCave



Click on Kaizen and pick up the best fat burner still sold online 🙂  if not out of stock! 🙁




– You can also use the search function on the top right of the screen, below Shopping Cart:

Use The Search Function To Buy Ephedrine HCL At NutraCave' Site







– or just click on these resealable pouches by the famous Canadian company, Kaizen:

Get Kaizen Ephedrine HCL From NutraCave






Recommendation n° 2: all countries except USA

Buy Kaizen Ephedrine HCL From Century SupplementsCentury Supplements has a good place in our recommendation of the best selling sites and for good reasons: people trust them, they are reliable, they are based in UK and they can sell ephedrine HCL, in fact they are one of the last places online where you can find Kaizen products (click on the picture to go to this page). They also sell many ECA stacks and other ephedra diet pills, sometimes with high concentration of ephedra alkaloids, considered by many as the best possible fat burning pills. That was for the pros, now the cons: with Century Supplements, it’s all or nothing depending on your country! If they ship to your country, lucky you 😉 If not, just go to recommendation n°1.


It became a challenge to get ephedrine HCL online because it is more and more controlled and even if totally legal, people tend to be confused after all the buzz about these new bills. At least it’s worth the efforts: you will get the best possible fat burner that will push you in the right direction and start the virtuous circle of weight loss and better health.
As we always say, Knowledge is Key. Be informed, stay on the safe side of the Law and you will be able to buy this pure hydrochloride form in all legality, even in the USA.

In our next post we will think about the future and a possible Plan B: if it becomes really impossible to buy Ephedrine HCL online, we still have interesting alternatives.

Keep in touch and meanwhile, stay safe!

Mike Budd.

© 2011-2013 Ephedrine, Where To Buy? All rights reserved.