What You Should Know
Methyl Ephedra ECA is an energy and fat burning supplement that claims to contain ephedra. Ephedra is no longer legal for use in diet supplements so companies selling these products are likely including a form of ephedra extract that is not included on the banned or regulated substance list. Many dieters have no idea there are different ephedra extracts and thus they continue to buy these products without knowing they are paying for an ineffective formula. The key indicator that ephedra products contain an inactive ingredient is the strong stimulant base that remains after the ephedra is removed. If there was 25 mg of ephedra in this supplement, the company would not need to include multiple other stimulants to boost metabolism.
List of Ingredients
- Ephedra Extract
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Methyl Synephrine HCL
- Citrus Aurantium
- Phenylethylamine HCL
- Methyl Yohimbine HCL
- Green Tea
- Hoodia Extract
- Chromium Picolinate
Methyl Ephedra ECA contains the basic ingredients for an ECA stack. ECA stands for ephedra, caffeine and aspirin. In the case of this supplement, the aspirin is included as salicylic acid. In addition to the ECA stack, which is packed with 25 mg of ephedra and 250 mg of caffeine, there is methylsynephrine, methyl yohimbine and theobromine – all stimulants. The company tried to make the formula worthwhile by adding green tea extract, but there is just 25 mg of green tea and that’s not enough to boost metabolism.
The appetite suppressant ingredients in Methyl Ephedra ECA are hoodia and chromium. Chromium is safe and effective at reducing hunger between meals by regulated blood glucose response to digestion, but hoodia is not so great. Clinical studies on hoodia prove the supplement is not effective at reducing hunger compared to a placebo. It is basically a filler ingredient with a popular name.
- We found a complete list of ingredients.
- Contains caffeine, chromium and green tea.
- Claims to contain real ephedra.
- Contains aspirin.
- Contains only 25 mg of green tea.
- Contains 250 mg of caffeine.
- Contains ineffective hoodia.
Methyl Ephedra ECA is not a supplement we feel safe promoting to dieters. The fact that the company claims the supplement contains ephedra is enough to push it off to the side and forget about it along with the hundreds of other supplements trying to hold on to the popularity of ephedra. However, there are many dieters who would be willing to try this supplement just because it claims to contain an ECA stack, known to promote metabolism and weight loss.