I received an email query regarding this relatively new fat burner called ‘Stimamine 150’. The promoter boldly claims that it contains 150mg Ephedra! That’s shocking.
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We all know that the US. FDA has banned use of Ephedra in dietary supplements long ago. Now it is almost impossible to buy an Ephedra supplement except in Canada. Then how come Stimamine -150 legal in the US?
That’s an interesting point. Today I have realized how supplements manufacturer get clever and game the system.
You see, the FDA has banned Ephedra Alkaloids which is mostly extracted from Chinese plant called ‘Ma-Haung. In China it has been used for more than 5000 years in alternative medicine.
Ephedra Viridis, just like former can works as an antidepressant and nasal decongestant. So, it becomes a potent fat burner when combined with other stimulants like Caffeine, Yohimbe or Guarana etc. This is called thermogenic fat burning effect’
Now the legality check
The US. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate dietary supplements. However, FDA enjoys the power to ban any supplements if they determine serious consequences.
What does it mean?
Any diet pill is safe until it is hammered by FDA ban!
FDA is a Govt body, meaning they act slowly. There must be several reports of death or severe side effects before FDA can impose ban on any supplements.
Supplements manufacturers use this FDA loophole to experiment new drugs or supplements at the cost of public life!
That’s how our system works- we have no option but to accept it.
Should you be concerned about safety?
Yes. According to NCBI (National Centre for biotechnology information) Ephedra Viridis contains ‘alkaloids’ which is a banned substance. Alkaloids are the reason for its thermogenic effect.
What does it mean?
Stimamine can cause almost all the side effects of original Ephedra listed below.
Abnormal aggression, high blood pressure, prostate inflammation, stomach upset, nausea, jitters, shakes and rapid heartbeats. These are not fatal, and most adults can easily tolerate for weight loss.
If you are a first-time diet pill user, be vary of all these side effects
Stimamine – 150 Product Review
Now, there is nothing much to talk about on Stimamine fat burner. I have already highlighted most important facts and legality issues.
Yet, this supplement contains more ingredients (Ephedra is only 25% part) The other ingredients are in a ‘proprietary blend’. It means company is not willing to disclose exact dosage or formula.
Let me give you quick overview of all the ingredients in it.
A fat burner without caffeine is useless. Caffeine curbs appetite enhances metabolism and improves alertness. More about Caffeine here.
Green Tea Extract:
The antioxidants in Green Tea may also be helpful in lowering cholesterol and preventing hardening of the arteries and ischemic heart disease. More info
Hoodia & Garcinia Extract
Both are known for its strong hunger blocking ability. Garcnia cambogia is one of the most popular herbal ingredients found in most diet pill. More info on Garcinia.
Other ingredients include 5-HTP, Ginger, Piper Nigrum, Yohimbine HCL
Where to buy?
You can buy it from official store called Ephedrawarehouse.com. Apart from Stimamine-150 they also sell variety of other supplements like Stimamine Black, Zeanlean, Hydroxylean, Cobra Strike-150, Striker black, Black Mamba Hyper rush etc.
Is this another scam?
I don’t suspect legitimacy of the company. The website is trying to convince us with lots of useful information. They are providing telephone, chat, and email support. They are providing us with a verifiable address. Therefor I don’t want to call the company as a ‘downright scam’
Does it work?
It should work if used as directed. However, I’m assuming that you have understood the legality and potential side effects which I have said earlier.
How much does it cost?
At around $70 per bottle, Stimamine-150 is an expensive supplement. Meaningful bulk discounts are available only if you order 10 or more bottles
Better & Cheaper Alternatives
- Clenbutrol has all the ingredients of Stimamine, less Ephedra. It has Citrus Auratrum instead of Ephedra. Moreover, it is sold by well reputed brand Crazy Bulks. Read full details here.
- If you want to safe weight loss pill with clinically proven ingredients you can go for PhenQ. Read the review.
- You can read about best illegal fat burner here (which is no longer available)
julian wahly says
you are so misinformed about ephedra and should not be commenting. Aspirin kills more people every year then anything epherda was ever accused of and never proven some people cant handle it and should not use it just like some drugs.
Yet aspirin is still on the market. It is a shame becasue of a few abusers of epherda the rest of us who had no side effects cant benefit from it.
The misinformation and lies is criminal. This was a power play by the drug companies because they cant compete with the results of this compound. They push drugs on people everyday that actually do kill people and nobody says a word.
Cynthia M Tyler says
Asprin: Not contesting your point of view 🙂
David Maxwell says
I agree entirely with you. I took ephedra until it was banned. Since then I have had to be on adderall and with the the once every three month shrink appointments and cost of adderall my average adhd med cost shot up to $275 a month. Before ban it only cost $23 to purchase ephreda products and no fnnnn… shrink needed. Not that I recommend self medicating. I am looking forward to finding out if these work.
Michelle McFadden says
I agree because of some abusers the rest can’t benefit! As someone who deals with exercise induced asthma ephedra products helped me to train for my competitions and kept me in shape with the right healthy diet. I was healthy now I’m struggling with weight loss and keeping healthy.