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Re: Ephedra Effects

Re: Ephedra Effects

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Posted by John on August 18, 2000 at 15:19:48:

In Reply to: Ephedra Effects posted by Travis on August 16, 2000 at 17:18:10:

Hi Travis,

There's probably more misinformation regarding Ephedra than almost any other herb available. However, there's a glimmer of facts or "light" at the end of the tunnel. I read something in August of 99 that you may find very interesting.

Here's what The American Herbal Products Association, AHPA, said about a report filed by the General Accounting Office, GAO, regarding a nine (9) month long investigation of the Food and Drug Administration, FDA. "The GAO Report concludes that the FDA has failed to establish an adequate scientific basis for the agency's proposed restrictions on dietary supplements containing ephedra."

If you'd like to read the entire complete GAO ruling, order report number GAO/HEHS/GGD-99-90. However, it's also available on the GAO website at: or it can be ordered by calling the AHPA at 301-588-1171.

In addition, at hearings conducted on July 27, 2000 at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Women's Health, a panel of real experts met to review and asses the scientific information relevant to dietary supplements containing Ephedrine Alkaloids. What do you think they found? The panel unanimously agreed that ephedra in dietary supplements, (conforming to industry standards), is safe when used as directed and can be effective for weight loss.

I have safely lost 163 pounds in eighteen months using a weight management system that does contain ephedra. However, I realize that not all companies bother to have their products tested adequately. You might want to visit these sites for before making your final decision.

Now for the really big question: Why is there so much misinformation and who stands to benefit from it?

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