What You Should Know
RoxyLean ECA is a product currently for sale that claims to use an ECA stack. ECA stands for Ephedra, Caffeine and Aspirin and was commonly used when Ephedra was legal for fat burning supplements. Today, the FDA does not allow Ephedra to be included in fat burners, so what ingredient makes up the E in the RoxyLean ECA supplement?
List of Ingredients
Caffeine (As Caffeine Anhydrous, USP), N,N’-(Dithiobis(2-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1-Methyl-2,1-Ethenediyl))bis(N-((4-Amino-2-Methyl-5-Pyrimidinyl)methyl) Formamide, Citrus Limonium (Whole Part), 1,3-Dimethylamine, Rauwolfia Serpentine (Root/rhizome Part), Aspidosperma Quebracho B. (Bark Part), Ramulus Buxi S. (Root Part), Hydrastis Canadensis (Root Part), Scutellaria Biacalensis G. (Root Part), Salicin (Standardized To 98%) Pwd. (Root Part).
As is the case with many fat burners, every scientific name the manufacturer could use is listed on the label. The first ingredient is well-known as a fat burner; caffeine. This is clearly the C in the ECA stack. Caffeine is proven to boost metabolism and weight loss in the right amounts, but here it is included in a proprietary blend, so we have no idea how much caffeine is packed into one serving.
Formamide is used in weight loss supplements as a solvent or for vitamin synthesis in the lab. Citrus Limonium is lemon. There are no known ECA or fat burning benefits of lemon so we have no idea why it is included in RoxyLean ECA. 1,3-Dimethylamine is a stimulant. Not a lot of information is available on this ingredient, but bodybuilding forums are excited about how well it boosts energy. Rauwolfia Serpentine may reduce blood pressure and alter mood.
Aspidosperma Quebracho B. is from the dogbane tree and may work to calm respiration. This could be used to counteract the effects of too many stimulants. Ramulus Buxi S. is also known as Chinese Box Twig. We could find no ECA relevant information on this ingredient but we did find plenty of RoxyLean ECA references.
Hydrastis Canadensis or Goldenseal may reduce swelling and chronic constipation. This sounds like a laxative with a bit of pain killing effect. Could be the aspirin ingredient, but it would not be the best ingredient choice with the availability of white willow extract.
Scutellaria Biacalensis G. has melatonin-like effects on the body. Salicin is the derivative of white willow bark we were looking for, so the aspirin is taken care of in RoxyLean ECA.
- Caffeine will boost metabolism.
- There is no Ephedra in the RoxyLean ECA fat burner.
- There are quite a few stimulants that could cause side effects when combined.
RoxyLean ECA is not an ECA stack at all. There are stimulants, caffeine and aspirin but nothing more. Dieters will feel the effect, but since we could not find one of the ingredients, we would not recommend this supplement.