Do not take it.
Ephedra can kill you w/absolutely no warning whatsoever. I would rather struggle to lose the weight the natural way than to put my friends & loved ones through that.
Not only can it kill you, but if you're looking to take a supplement to help you, take something all natural.
CLA is conjugated linoleic acid. It's a fatty acid naturally found in the milk from cows who still eat grass. But since most of us drink fat free milk, we don't get enough of it. It helps strenghten your muscles, helping them to burn fat more effectively. Sometimes it's called Tonalin CLA. You can purchase it @ health food stores or online.
The other supplement to look at is L-Carnitine. It does almost the same thing, I think. It's naturally found in meats, but you'd have to eat 11# of beef per day to get the amount you'd need to see weight loss happen.
And not even weight loss so much as your clothes fitting better, etc.
Also wanted to point out that there are no magic pills, but I've found these supplements to help as part of a healthy eating & exercise plan.
edited to add:
As far as personal experience, a woman I work with lost 40# on Metabolife & STILL TAKES IT EVERY DAY 3 YEARS LATER.
I was taking that Xenadrine stuff when it still had the ephedrine in it & al it did was make me not sleep & I had a constant state of yuck in the back of my throat--it seemed how they want it to work is, you're too nauseated to eat.
Last edited by SuchAPrettyFace; 12-19-2002 at 02:36 PM.