What You Should Know
One of the most dangerous marketing tactics used by diet supplement manufacturers involves creating a website that looks similar to a medical website. Ephedren is one of those products. At first glance, the website looks like it is selling a prescription medication. There is no contact information or information on the company behind the product, but the look and feel of the site says this is a medication, not a diet supplement. In addition to the dangerous marketing, the company claims the supplement contains 20 mg of ephedra, but a quick look at the ingredient list reveals multiple stimulants commonly used to mimic the feel of ephedra.
List of Ingredients
- Ephedra Extract
- Garcinia Cambogia
- White Willow Bark
- Green Tea Extract
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Pure Hoodia Extract
- Synephrine HCL
- Coleus Forskohlii
- Cayenne Pepper
We immediately noticed the ingredient list looked eerily similar to other products we have reviewed. We would bet money that this product is formulated by an outside company that sells the right to place your company label on the product. What that means is multiple sellers are offering the same formula under different names. No matter how many names you give this supplement, the potential negative side effects remain the same.
Ephedra is simple to review. The supplement is illegal for use in diet products and it is associated with sudden deaths in athletes. No dieter should take the chance with an ephedra-based product.
Garcinia cambogia may be associated with liver disease. There have been reports that this ingredient was used in Hydroxycut products before the company voluntarily removed all products from the shelves and reformulated them with green coffee bean instead of garcinia cambogia.
Caffeine is a safe stimulant for most dieters in the right dose. This supplement contains more than 5 times the amount needed to boost metabolism. More caffeine means an increased risk of negative side effects like angina, anxiety, nervousness and nausea.
- The complete ingredient list for Ephedren is available on the official website.
- The company sells the product like a prescription medication.
- The bottle resembles a medication bottle.
- May contain ephedra.
- The formula is sold under multiple names.
- Contains 300 mg of caffeine.
We warn dieters to stay away from Ephedren and any other supplement using this formula. The inclusion of 300 mg of caffeine is enough to cause some serious side effects. At the least, the dieter will feel horrible after taking the supplement.