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What is ephedra?

Ephedra is no longer available in the United States.

Ephedra is a weight loss supplement. It causes you to feel fuller and decreases your appetite. While this supplement may be able to decrease your appetite, it is not safe and is banned by the FDA.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Ephedra is no longer available in the United States.

The effective but dangerous herb ephedra, which is found in many "miracle" weight-loss solutions, can aid weight loss by the same mechanism of action as caffeine, nicotine, and SSRI antidepressants like buproprion—but it can cause heart attacks. Ephedra it should serve as a warning to be wary of supplements or OTC drugs touted as "natural" weight loss products. Just because something is natural doesn't mean it's good for you; tornadoes and bubonic plague are natural, too.
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