Ephedranol Review

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Ephedranol is a weight loss supplement that claims to contain 20 mg of ephedra extract. The first question many dieters may have is how? Ephedra extracts are pulled from various varieties of the ephedra species of plants. Not all varieties contain the alkaloids known to increase metabolism and decrease appetite. Essentially, companies can continue to add ephedra extract as long as it is not the extract banned by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. This means the other ingredients in the formula must mimic the effects of ephedra, so we commonly see white willow bark and multiple stimulants. The dieter thinks they’ve found a secret stash of ephedra and the company gains more sales, but the sales are all based on a small piece of missing information. Companies never reveal the source of the ephedra.

List of Ingredients


  • Ephedra Extract
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Selenium
  • White Willow Bark
  • Guarana Extract
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Pure Hoodia Extract
  • Synephrine
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • White Willow Bark
  • Coleus Forskohlii
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Guggulsterones

Product Features

Ephedranol is a bit worse than we first suspected. The company not only adds multiple stimulants to the formula to mimic the effects of ephedra, they don’t tell the dieter how much caffeine is added. The stimulants in the formula are guarana, caffeine and synephrine. Caffeine is listed both on the label and in a proprietary blend, so we have to assume the ingredient is added twice. There is no mention in either case of how much caffeine is added.

Guarana is standardized for caffeine and supplies 200 mg of the stimulant. This is quite a punch without the added caffeine, so we suspect this supplement is nearing the 300 mg to 400 mg point for caffeine content.

Pack these stimulants with white willow bark – the aspirin alternative used in the traditional ECA (ephedra, caffeine, aspirin) stack and hoodia and you have a formula that mimics ephedra on the surface. However, what the company does not tell you is that hoodia is clinically proven to have no effect on appetite and no other stimulants available on the market today are proven to have the same effects as ephedra on weight loss.

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  • A complete list of ingredients is available online.


  • The ephedra extract included in the formula is not likely the proven thermogenic.
  • Contains multiple stimulants.
  • May contain 400 mg of caffeine or more.
  • Will likely cause some serious negative side effects.
  • Hoodia is not an effective appetite suppressant.


Ephedranol is a supplement that attempts to mimic the effects of ephedra by throwing together a bunch of ingredients with no relation to ephedra. Synephrine is the closest thing to ephedra in this supplement and the FDA is closely watching that ingredient due to reports of negative side effects.

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