Thread: Ephedra Ban loop-hole
03-19-2004, 11:03 AM #1
Ephedra Ban loop-hole
I was just reading the FDA ban on Ephedra (Ok so I was a little bored today at work). I noticed way towards the bottom that the ban does not apply to Ephedra or Ma Huang as long as it is sold as a chinese herbal remedy (i.e. asthma treatment)
Basically as long as ephedra is not advertised as a wieght-loss or exercise enhancement supplement then its good to go.
If you do an internet search on "bulk chinese herbs" you can find quite a few companys that legally sell bulk ephedra.
Whats really ironic is that my HMO covers nontraditional therapy. Chinese herbal medicine included.
So "gasp" "wheeeze" I think I am developing a mild case of adult asthma....DAM!
Hope this is helpful
03-19-2004, 11:25 AM #2
Wow, if this is true then we all can breath a sigh of relief!
03-19-2004, 12:20 PM #3Junior Member
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Great... there is alway a loop hole
03-19-2004, 01:49 PM #4
Why bother with ephedra, just use ephedrine...with herbal prodcuts you can never be sure what you are really getting.
03-19-2004, 01:58 PM #5
I use epehdrine and the stuff I use is for people with asthma. vasoconstriction and the like. I never realized ephedra is only one Hydroxy group more than krystal meth.
03-19-2004, 03:35 PM #6New Member
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You will still be able to get Ephedrine HCL as well. Local drug store, cheap, same result.
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