I received the following comment on this blog:
Ephedra Diet Pills Still Available
I take the ephedra diet pill in the morning and again at noon. I make sure I take the pills at least a half hour before the big turkey meal mom cooks. This system works good for keeping the weight off around Christmas, too.
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The linked site then has all kinds of articles about how epedhra should not have been taken off the market and is good for you. But I don't think there is much to controvert the decision of the US government to ban this substance in 2004.
Shortly before the ban, I went to the funeral of a 31-year-old man who had decided he was not thin enough and started taking ephedra. He went to sleep one night and did not wake up the next morning.
I know we cannot control what is out there, but this one is kind of scary.