03-18-2004, 12:23 PM
Is was watching a programme about some young guys starting out bodybuilding. It was mentioned that the most effective product on the market was "Ripped Fuel", but I didn't understand what it is, or does. Anyone herad of this stuff ?
03-18-2004, 12:27 PM
I heard of it and I have seen it but i have never used it.
03-18-2004, 12:29 PM
It used to be a drink with a ton of ephedra. Now that the ephedra ban is in, they're claiming something else triggers the thermogenic response. Most of the time it's just green tea extract or something like that. They have a mix now too.
All of these products are pretty much ineffective nowadays without the ephedra compared to how they used to be imho but I haven't kept up on it too much so maybe someone else has some more info.
03-18-2004, 01:21 PM
Yeah, I used to use it. SicShift pretty much coverd it. I used it in the tablet form however. Worked pretty good for me. They have one now that is called "Ripped Fuel Extreme" or something that is epedra free, so I don't know how well that works. I wouldn't say it's anything to get really excited over but it's decent.
I used to use it. Will make you jittery as it does most people. Not me, I just itched over every square inch of my body. Don't recommend it.
03-18-2004, 11:57 PM
It would boost your energy and speed up your metabolism. I used to use it every now and then when I worked at a bar and I couldn't stay awake working till 3:00 or 4:00 am.
03-19-2004, 02:28 AM
Ripped fuel was a mix of Ephedrine and Caffein and when mixed with a 25mg of normal asprin had a very effective thermogenic effect.
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These terms are used to refer to the same substance derived from the plant Ephedra. (There are many common names for these evergreen plants, including squaw tea and Mormon tea.) Ephedra is a shrub-like plant that is found in desert regions in central Asia and other parts of the world. The dried greens of the plant are used medicinally. Ephedra is a stimulant containing the herbal form of ephedrine, an FDA-regulated drug found in over-the-counter asthma medications.
In the United States, ephedra and ephedrine were sold in health food stores under a variety of brand names. Ephedrine is widely used for weight loss, as an energy booster, and to enhance athletic performance. These products often contain other stimulants, such as caffeine, which may have synergistic effects and increase the potential for adverse effects. Ephedra is often touted as the "herbal fen-phen."
Ephedra's main active medical ingredients are the alkaloids ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. The ephedras also contain various tannins and related chemicals.The stem contains 1-3% total alkaloids, with ephedrine accounting for 30-90% of this total. The concentrations of these alkaloids depends upon the particular species of ephedra used.
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