05-12-2005, 02:34 PM #1
good fast acting supplement for a distance run
whats up guys, tomorrow i have to do a 2 mile time trial and i was wondering what would aid me in running it, like an energy pill that will help me focus and run a faster time by taking it before my run... thanks
05-12-2005, 02:46 PM #2
Ephedrine, but I wouldn't recommend that you take it for the first time on the day of your race, just in case you don't react well to it.
05-12-2005, 02:51 PM #3Originally Posted by Aboot
Last edited by 511220; 05-12-2005 at 03:12 PM.
05-12-2005, 03:05 PM #4
ive taken it before... im a sprinter and hardly ever run more than a mile at a time, so any aid should help... what about ma hung, and what is ephedra hcl
05-12-2005, 03:13 PM #5Originally Posted by CrazyRussian
"Ephedra" is the commonly used name for a dietary supplement containing ephedrine alkaloids or naturally occuring ephedrine. It was sold as a raw botanical or as an extract from botanical sources, and it is also known by other names, such as Ma Huang and Chinese Ephedra. The raw botanical or extract naturally contains the following alkaloids(among others): ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norpseudoephedrine, norephedrine, methylephedrine, and methylpseudoephedrine. Because ephedra was sold as a "dietary supplement," it was marketed without the FDA's concurrence or approval and could not be removed from the market until such time that the FDA found that it posed a significant or unreasonable risk of harm.
In contrast, OTC drug products that contain ephedrine hcl are specifically marketed pursuant to the FDA's "Final Monograph for Cold, Cough, Allergy, Bronchodilator and Antiasthmatic Drug Products for OTC Human Use"("Final Monograph"). The Final Monograph identifies certain ingredients that the FDA has determined are "generally considered as safe and effective" for particular uses and sets forth specific rules regarding labels that, when complied with, permit a company to market one of those ingredients. The inclusion of ephedrine hcl in the Final Monograph represents a finding by the FDA that ephedrine is generally recognized as safe and effective when labeled in accordance with the monograph. Moreover, ephedrine hcl has never been marketed as a dietary supplement, nor could any claims regarding weight loss or energy have been made for products containing ephedrine hcl. To do so, would have caused the product to be considered an unapproved new drug by the agency.
FDA has announced its attention to prohibit the sale of ephedra dietary supplements- not ephedrine hcl OTC drug products.
Last edited by 511220; 05-12-2005 at 03:18 PM.
05-12-2005, 03:28 PM #6
thanks for the info... i can get ahold of some ephedrine, so what dose should i take and how long before the run should i take it so it doesnt wear off during/before the run?
05-12-2005, 03:32 PM #7Originally Posted by CrazyRussian
Everyone reacts different to this stuff so I can only tell you what works best for me.
03-17-2007, 10:03 AM #8
Wouldn't taking ephedrine and sprinting make your heart go crazy?
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