Sounds like it could be legit, im running this now, doing the standard 3 times a day.Saw this on an old thread so I posted it this elsewhere but I didn't receive a response yet, what do you guys think about taking multiple smaller doses every 2 hours rather than 2-3 large doses? Sensible or unnecessary broscience?
Drug Class: CNS stimulant
ephedrine is a naturally occurring central nervous system stimulant obtained from the plant _Ephedra equisetina_. It is now also produced by chemical synthesis, the synthetic product being marketed in the form of its salt,ephedrine sulfate; it occurs as a white crystalline powder with a bitter taste, soluble in water and very soluble in alcohol. ephedrine is closely related in structure to methamphetamine, although its CNS actions are much less potent and also longer-acting than those of the amphetamines.
ephedrine peripheral stimulant actions are similar to but less powerful than those of epinephrine (also called adrenaline), a hormone produced in the body by the adrenal glands. ephedrine is an adrenergic drug that works by stimulating alpha and beta receptors thus causing the release of norepinephrine. Alpha and beta receptors exist in the sympathetic nervous system,(fight or flight) and stimulation causes increased heart rate,bronchodilation, and vasoconstriction.
ephedrine is a sympathomimetic, which means it acts to increase sympathetic activity. This works great for us because there is a drop in sympathetic activity when you cut calories. When you get a drop in sympathetic activity you get a decrease in metabolic rate and a lower rate of fat brake down. Often this is why when you are on a diet for a long time ( 12 week pre contest prep not excluded) you get less and less results as time goes on and you consume less and less calories. Now with the use of Caffeine and some good old fashion ephedrine these effects can be worded off and or prolonged to a large degree. The ephedrine prevents the drop in sympathetic activity and or prolongs the process during calorie restricted states when its used. For quite a long time to might I add.
Ok let us all keep in mind that ephedrine is not a direct beta-2 agonist!! Ok So why is this important? Simple, Because of this it can be used for much longer and it causes a lot less receptor downregulation and at a much slower rate then other drugs that may work in similar ways . You see ephedrine stimulates the release of noradrenaline from what is known as sympathetic nerves. And from then on we know that noradrenaline interact with muscle and fat cells as far-reaching and or universal ( I guess one could use broad to) adrenergic agonist. In other words noradrenaline does/will Activite Beta-2 receptors but at the same time other beta and alpha alpha receptors to simultaneously and non direct. Or at the least not direct enough to cause super fats down regulation of them..
Whereas with Other drugs that work through Beta-2 activation like Clenbuterol and or Albuterol will cause Much faster down regulation somewhere in the Area of complete down regulation after a maxamum of 21 days. Down regulation in the amount that is enough to lession effectiveness and or results can start as early as 14 days BTW.
So for a recap.
Clenbuterol=4 weeks complete down regulation and a 3 week brake needed before this has completely cleared.
ephedrine=2-3 months before complete down regulation and diminished results. Like wise however unlike Clenbuterol you will want to Taper off ephedrine
Now here is how one really wants to dose ephedrine. ephedrine has a half life of 6-8 hours however it has a "effective life" of about 4 hours and it rises and peak out at the 2 hour mark and then declines in its "effectiveness" from there. So what does this mean and how can it help us??
You may notice that all over the world ephedrine is now sold in 8mg tablets. Now I know many of you who think they know how to use ephedrine look at these and think "O man WTF that is not enough" Considering the common bro'ology dosing for ephedrine is 20-40mg every with 200-300mg caffeine taken 3-4 times daily..
AAAh but now it is time to set bro-ology aside as we always do here on elitefitness.com and get down to using this drug in its most effective dosing practice.
By shortening the length of time between doses we can keep a constant "Peak" effective level of both sympathetic activity and muscle Protein preservation through "consistent" Beta-adrenergic stimulation
Yes The real effective way of dosing ephedrine is to start out at a dose of 4mg ephedrine and 100mg Caffeine every 2 hours for the first week. Then raising this to 8mg of ephedrine and 100 every 2 hours the second week. Then during the 4 or 5th week one can take 8mg ephedrine and 100mg caffeine every 2 hours but add in 4mg ephedrine for 2 or 3 of these daily doses well ensuring that these extra 4mg doses are not "back to back" but rather staggered.
With this new dosing you will be taking 4mg ephedrine and 100mg caffeine Approximately 6 times daily and then moving up to the full 8mg/100 6 times daily in the following weeks. You can get continued effects from this dosing for up to 6-7 weeks and then you must taper down to your starting 4mg/100mg dose and then stop.
Trust me when I say that this is 100 times more effective at both burning fat and preserving muscle when using this drug. This dosing will prevent muscle Protein brake down which can and will happen when doses are spread out into the Bro-olgy 3 a day doses.
This of course makes the 8mg standard tabs sold on the market perfect!!! Now you know exactly how to use them correctly and as always I challenge you to test me on my words.
Before closing I have a few more tips about ephedrine use. Extreme insulin peaks counter-act the effects of ephedrine thus so does prolonged "high carb diets"
In simple terms to make the most out of your ephedrine cycle you have 3 options.
1. Slightly below maintenance calories ( about 300-500 below) and the use of 50/20/30 p/c/f split . This is the highest muscle preserving method of use.
2.Carb depletion diet and 1-2 day carb loads.
most catabolic and I would recommend the use anabolics and or other muscle preserving supplements. Specifically one that can replenish muscle Protein stores quickly with each does. IE 2 caps gear with all 6 daily ephedrine doses.
3. Well below maintenance calories with 40/30/30 split
or any split for that matter. If total daily calories are 700-1000 below maintenance then you will lose BF% however I find this a very sloppy and useless way of using the drug..
If you are trying to lose bf% gradually option 1 is best. This is the overall best option and with the right anabolics and or products you may even be able to gain a little muscle not just preserve muscle.
Option to is for strict contest prep and fast bf% reductions