What You Should Know
Maxadrine was once available with ephedra. The ingredient label for this version of Maxadrine claims to be ephedra-free, but there is an ingredient called Fedra on the label. We are unsure what this ingredient is, but it sure sounds a lot like ephedra. If this product contains ephedra, it is illegal for use as a diet product in the United States. The US FDA currently regulates the sale of ephedra by collecting information on the buyer. Buyers are allowed to purchase a set amount of ephedra each month, but the ephedra is not sold as a diet product.
List of Ingredients
- Vitamin B-5
- Fedra (standardized) Proprietary Blend
- Citrus Aurantium
- Green Tea Extract
- White Willow Bark Extract
- Acetyl L-Carnitine
- Ginger Root
Caffeine and green tea are common weight loss ingredients. This supplement contains 910 mg of green tea standardized to 200 mg of caffeine. That is a LOT of green tea and a LOT of caffeine. Green tea contains far less caffeine than coffee and that’s why Maxadrine contains so much green tea. We love the green tea, but that is too much caffeine for the average dieter.
In addition to the stimulating effects of caffeine, the product contains Fedra (some proprietary blend we’ve never heard of) and citrus aurantium. Citrus aurantium is the ingredient many diet companies used to replace ephedra. The ingredient will increase heart rate and may cause some of the same side effects as ephedra, but it is not proven to promote fat loss like ephedra. The combination of caffeine and citrus aurantium may be too strong for most dieters unless they commonly consume lots of caffeine.
- Caffeine is proven to boost metabolism.
- Contains green tea.
- Contains three stimulants.
- Could contain ephedra.
- Contains 200 mg of caffeine.
- Could cause negative side effects, including jitters, shakes and nervousness.
We are unsure what the Fedra is in Maxadrine, but it looks a lot like ephedra. The original version of Maxadrine contained ephedra and some websites still sell that supplement. Even if the supplement does not contain ephedra, there are multiple strong stimulants that could cause increased heart rate and increased blood pressure. With 200 mg of caffeine, no dieter should take this supplement if they are sensitive to caffeine. There is no strong appetite suppressing ingredients so some dieters may feel hungrier after taking this supplement than they did before taking it – not great for weight loss.