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Yellow Scorpion Review - Does This Supplement Work?

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By Summer Banks Apr 02, 2017

We were very interested in learning more about Yellow Scorpion after the claims that it utilized ephedra. We looked at the manufacturer’s information, the ingredients, as well as customer testimonials to put together all of the information you need to know.

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What You Need to Know

The makers of Yellow Scorpion claim to use ephedra. Not just any ephedra, mind you, but the super effective one dieters loved that has been banned by the FDA because of the problems it can cause. However, the ephedra plant wasn’t actually banned, only one form of the extract was. Using other ephedra plants and their extracts are completely legal.

The ingredients for the Yellow Scorpion are ephedra extract, kola nut extract, white willow bark, acacia rigidula, green tea extract, theobromine, phenylethylamine HCL, citrus aurantium extract, chromium picolinate, and yohimbe extract. Yes, many of these are effective and ephedra is listed, but read on…

Dangerous Ingredients

Before we talk about whether or not it is effective, let’s look at some of the most dangerous ingredients included in the product. Ephedra is banned for a reason, it can increase blood pressure, damage the liver, and cause death. Phenylethylamine has been reported to cause hallucinations and interfere with prescription medications being used to treat anxiety and depression. Citrus aurantium is akin to ephedra with similar warnings. Yohimbe, theobromine, and green tea extract are all additional stimulants.

“The number of stimulants utilized in creating this supplement are truly worrisome.” according to our research editor.

Serious Safety Concerns

The claims of how effective products made using ephedra were valid, but so were the consequences and associated complaints. A company claiming to use the banned substance likely has limited concern for the wellbeing of its clients.

Our research indicates that this supplement is not safe for the average dieter.

The Science

The company does not offer specific testing showing that the Yellow Scorpion is either effective or safe. While it is likely at least partially effective, clinical studies do not support this. Further, and more troubling, there are no studies indicating the safety of the product. With the many potentially dangerous ingredients we would like to see safety tests.

The Bottom Line

We were momentarily optimistic about a product that would make claims to be as effective as one made with ephedra. However, this company leads dieters to believe the banned ingredient is being used while simultaneously utilizing numerous ingredients recognized as being potentially dangerous. Because of these reasons, we simply cannot recommend Yellow Scorpion.

If you want to lose weight safely and effectively, we would a supplement that delivers safe weight loss, with a clinically proven.

Out of the products we’ve examine this year, one of the best is Leptigen. The ingredients are clinically proven and safety isn’t an issue. Reviewers and consumers seem to be quite happy with the product and we weren’t able to locate any negative comments.

The producers of Leptigen are so confident that their product will satisfy dieter’s needs that they have crafted a special trial offer, which has made many of our readers very happy.

Previous Yellow Scorpion Review (Updated January 28, 2012):

What You Should Know

Yellow Scorpion is a fat burner that claims to contain the real-ephedra that no diet pill is allowed to contain. Companies are still selling ephedra supplements, but what dieters don't know is that the ephedra plant is not what the Food and Drug Administration has banned, just the ma huang extract. There are other ephedra plants and extracts on the market that are completely legal. These can be included in diet pills without infraction by the FDA but these ingredients are not the same ephedra dieters have grown to love for its proven weight loss benefits.

List of Ingredients


  • Ephedra Extract
  • Kola Nut Extract
  • White Willow Bark
  • Acacia Rigidula
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Theobromine
  • Phenylethylamine HCL
  • Citrus Aurantium Extract
  • Chromium Picolinate
  • Yohimbe Extract

Product Features

When we research ingredient lists we often tell the dieters the good, the bad and the ugly. Yellow Scorpion is just plain ugly. We will pick apart the ingredient list so you can learn more about how dangerous weight loss ingredients can lead to dangerous side effects.

Ephedra is the mother of all stimulants. It is known to increase blood pressure and possibly cause liver damage and death.

Kola nut is used as a source of caffeine. It will increase heart rate and blood pressure.

White willow bark is a natural aspirin. This ingredient thins the blood so the other ingredients move faster through the body. It is not safe for dieters taking blood thinners or prescription medications.

Green tea extract is proven to boost metabolism naturally, but we have no idea how much green tea is included and the positive effects of this ingredients are outweighed by the potential health hazards of the other ingredients.

Phenylethylamine is known to cause hallucinations and may negatively interact with prescription medications used to treat depression and anxiety.

Citrus aurantium is a source of synephrine. Synephrine is a cousin to ephedra with some of the same negative side effects and none of the proven benefits.

Yohimbe and theobromine are mild stimulants - like this supplement needs any more stimulant power.


  • Ingredients are listed online.
  • Customers can buy the product for less than most fat burners.


  • Contains dangerous ingredients.
  • Claims to contain real ephedra.
  • May interact with prescription medications.
  • May cause hallucinations or a feeling of euphoria.


Yellow Scorpion is an ephedra fat burner of old that claims to contain all the same ingredients once accepted on the fat burner market. Today, dieters are warned of the dangerous side effects of fat burner ingredients, including ephedra and phenylethylamine. This supplement is not safe for most dieters.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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