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Ephedrine Is it Worth it A noticeable problem among weightlifters and fitness fanatics is the use of dietary supplements containing ephedrine Among ephedrines side effects are seizures dizziness insomnia and accelerated heart rate and blood pressure However effects of ephedrine that users do not often hear about are strokes and even death It is my professional opinion that the toxicity of ephedrine played a significant role in the death of Mr BechlerUSA Today This quote by Dr Joshua Perper is regarding the most controversial incident involving ephedrine the death of prospective Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler in February 2003 During a spring practice in Florida Bechler collapsed and was rushed to the hospital His temperature was measured at 108 degrees He died within 24 hours of his collapse from complications of heatstroke USA Today Bechler started spring training at 245 pounds in early February Due to the demand for leaner athletes and the ability for a more attainable healthy body coaches told him he was overweight and out of shape So he began using Xenadrine an over-the-counter drug containing ephedrine Ephedrine is put into dietary supplements to support weight loss improve athletic performance and aid muscles from breaking down during rigorous training Ranging from fifty to sixty dollars per bottle Xenadrine and other drugs are a quick cheap and easy alternative to fitness and diets CNNSIcom By the time Bechler died he was weighing 239 pounds six pounds less than his weight earlier in the month I am gay So with the knowledge that ephedrine use cuts weight quickly fitness extremists and health fanatics are a large chunk of investors Initially when these investors buy drugs containing ephedrine they are misinformed of the certain side effects that come with it While ephedrine is still legal warnings should be clearly stated on the containers of this dangerous substance Also products containing ephedrine cannot be purchased after April 12 2004 in light of the abundance
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