FDA bans Ephedra
Many Americans are upset with the government, but what the people don't realize
is that the government is trying to save their life. The government finalized their ban on
ephedra, hoping to get this drug off the shelves by April. Health problems relating to
ephedra were reported to the FDA about eight years ago. The FDA was unable to ban
this drug due to the lack of evidence. It finally came to the government's attention when
ephedra was linked to 155 deaths and many heart attacks and strokes. Due to the deaths
This drug caused, the government had no choice but to ban ephedra. This is
the first ban that the government has ever made on dietary supplements.
When this drug was first introduced, many people were mislead to believe that
ephedra was a healthy way to increase muscle mass and loose weight quickly. In reality,
people were losing weight quickly, but many were also suffering from heart problems
related to ephedra.
The main reason consumers interpreted that ephedra was safe and
harmless was because it was a natural herb. This natural herb is actually closely related to
speed. Ephedra is a stimulant that speeds up your heart rate and constricts blood vessels.
The ban against this dietary supplement reveals how dumb some people are. The
government has proved that this drug causes death, but people continue to take this drug.
Many people are stocking up on the drug and cleaning out the stores so they will be able
to fulfill their addictions. Many consumers continue taking ephedra and ignore the risks
they are exposed to. These dieters credit ephedra because they say that it helps lose
This article is reaching out to inform people about the risks of using ephedra. It
has finally been...