ECA Xtreme Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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ECA Xtreme is an ephedra fat burner that claims to contain the real ephedra packed with caffeine and white willow extract – the original ECA stack. The product testimonials are all over the place with some users claiming the supplement worked to increase weight loss and suppress appetite and other dieters reporting diarrhea and migraines. There are even a few testimonials that claim the supplement did not increase energy at all. If this supplement contained real ephedra, every user would report increased energy, but the supplement would also be illegal.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Ephedra Extract
  • Kola Nut Extract
  • White Willow Bark
  • Acacia Rigidula
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Theobromine
  • Phenylethylamine HCL
  • Citrus Aurantium Extract
  • Chromium Picolinate

Product Features

The ingredient list for ECA Xtreme looks more like an ingredient list we’d expect to see before ephedra was banned. Each capsule supplies 200 mg of caffeine and 20 mg of synephrine, but the two most important ingredients – ephedra and green tea – have no amounts listed.

We suspect the ephedra leaves added to this supplement are from a plant that was NOT banned by the FDA. The extra energy dieters are feeling likely comes from the caffeine and synephrine, not the ephedra. Reports of dizziness are probably due to the high caffeine intake (200 mg) partnered with phenylethylamine HCL, which works like an amphetamine. We do like the fact that ECA Xtreme adds chromium to control hunger, but his ingredient would not be needed if authentic ephedra were added to the formula.

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Advantages

  • All ingredients are listed in the product description.
  • The formula contains caffeine, green tea and chromium.

Disadvantages

  • Each dose of ECA Xtreme adds 200 mg of caffeine.
  • It is unknown if the ephedra added to the supplement is the banned form of ephedra.

Conclusion

We come across ephedra products all the time even though the FDA has banned use of ephedra in diet pills. The US government tracks sales of ephedra so if this supplement contains that ingredient, the company behind the supplement is breaking federal law. We believe the ephedra extract added to ECA Xtreme is a form of ephedra, but not a stimulating form of the extract. There are several ephedra plants and not all work as the strain banned by the FDA. However, claiming a supplement contains an ECA stack to increase sales is a sketchy business practice. The reports of negative side effects are enough to put this on the do not buy list.

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