Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Finally, Natural Weight Loss Availalble, Judge Lifts Ban on Ephedra


April 14, 2005 federal judge Tena Campbell of the federal district court in Salt Lake City Utah reversed the ban on ephedra.

Ephedra is an herb used over 5000 years ago to treat several disorders, such as asthma and bronchitis. Because ephedra has the ability to increase metabolism, and burn fat it became a popular ingredient used in diet pills.

About 12 to 17 million people consumed ephedra in 1999, reports the American Herbal Products Association. The Nutrition Business Journal estimated that sales of ephedra in 2002 were $1.25 billion.

Ephedra is so powerful its safety was questioned, the FDA removed ephedra also known by its chinese name Ma-huang from the market in April 2004, claiming that it was responsible for dozens of deaths.

The ban on ephedra didn't affect the sale of over-the-counter cold medications such as decongestants which often contain ephedrine in synthetic form.

Judge Campbell states that drug agencies had failed to prove that ephedra at low doses was dangerous, and that it lacked the authority to ban the substance without such proof. She called for the FDA to lift the ban on ephedra.

The US ban on ephedra was lifted, among other things the court clarified that the FDA must follow the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), and can not treat dietary supplements like drugs or medical devices.

According to the court low doses of ephedra do not pose significant or unreasonable risk by a preponderance of the evidence. Companies that sell ephedra based products are allowed to resume selling whole herb ephedra products with no more than 10mg of naturally occurring ephedrine alkaloids.

Joe is an affiliate of Marqi Fitness Group, get more information at http://www.ephedraedge.com.

Joe is an avid fitness person who enjoys playing tennis and running.


MORE RESOURCES:

Hollywood Life

Rob Kardashian: BFF Malika Reveals How He's Really Doing With Weight Loss
Hollywood Life
But, his recent selfie made many wonder if he was losing weight and his BFF is revealing the details of his weight loss journey. Rob Kardashian, 28, is getting healthy! The reality star has had a hard time shedding the unwanted weight on his body ever ...
Rob Kardashian Weight Loss: Malika Haqq Reveals Reality Star Is 'Doing Really ...International Business Times
Rob Kardashian's Weight Loss Is Amazing! After Depression, Before And After ...Hollywood Take
Rob Kardashian is 'doing very well' with his weight lossBreakingNews.ie
E! Online
all 22 news articles »


Las Vegas Review-Journal

People Magazine, 'Good Morning America' tout Las Vegas resident's weight loss
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas resident Sharda Smith-Stevens is shown before her weight-loss transformation. She once weighed 245 pounds but decided to lose weight after her mother died of hypertension at 48. (Special to View) ...



Chillicothe Gazette

Local woman becomes weight loss pioneer
Chillicothe Gazette
A week ago, Ragland became the first patient in Ohio to undergo the nonsurgical procedure, and she said she's already seen a 10-pound weight loss. “Right now, I have to make myself eat,” she said. “I want fluids — it's really important to drink your ...



BBC News

Weight loss surgery 'cures half of type-2 diabetes cases'
BBC News
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests. The trial, on 60 people, published in the Lancet, found none of those with type 2 had been cured by medication and diet alone. The surgery ...
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 DiabetesU.S. News & World Report
Surgery achieves better long-term control of type 2 diabetes than standard therapyMedical Xpress

all 5 news articles »


Yahoo News

Elvis Duran on 110 Pound Weight Loss: 'I Felt Like I Was Dying & I Had to ...
Yahoo News
Radio host Elvis Duran has hosted his number one morning show on Z100 since 1996, becoming a personality beloved by millions of listeners and celebrity guests alike. Battling with his weight and his confidence since his teen years, his world was turned ...



Madame Noire

How I Had To Jedi-Mind Trick My Way To Weight Loss
Madame Noire
I love reading and seeing Brande's weight loss progress. It encourages me so much that I always reach out to congratulate her and let her know how much it keeps me going full force with my weight loss pursuit. But one day, when I hit her up on Twitter ...



myfox8.com

Local man inspiring others with weight loss journey
myfox8.com
GIBSONVILLE, N.C. -- For David Newton, getting to the gym physically is a snap. It's literally just steps away. But getting there in his head is a journey that has for so long seemed insurmountable. "As a child, I remember always being husky," laughs ...



Flowers Hospital to offer new weight loss procedure
WSFA
Flowers Hospital is one of the first in the country to provide this weight loss option to patients. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index published in May, Alabama is the sixth-most obese state in the nation. "Obesity is an epidemic, and ...

and more »


Renal and Urology News

Doctor who had weight problems now counsels patients on weight loss
WWL
Doctor who had weight problems now counsels patients on weight loss. A weight loss expert is in New Orleans from Boca Raton, Florida, showing local doctors at East Jefferson General Hospital how he helps his patients lose weight and keep it off. Loading…
Doctor Involvement Improves Obese Patients' Weight-Loss EffortsRenal and Urology News

all 2 news articles »


Roanoke Times

Net gain: Christiansburg senior hopes weight loss translates to success on field
Roanoke Times
However, Cromer said he began to project the potential benefits of Napper's 60-pound weight loss based on his own experience, which began with a providential accident. “I cut my finger and had to go to the doctor and get stitches,” Cromer said.


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.