Studies related to Metabolic Rate and Ephedrine

Enhanced Thermogenic Responsiveness During Chronic Ephedrine Treatment In Man

Effect Increase
Trial Design Non-controlled trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 5
Sex Female
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
As assessed by oxygen consumption, metabolic rate was significantly increased in 5 overweight females (Body fat % around 30-33, one at 38). Ephedrine boluses were given as tests (1mg/kg bodyweight) but a standard 20mg three times a day treatment was given chronically.

Average weight loss was 2.5kg after 4 weeks and 5.5kg after 12 weeks, losing 3.5-5.3% of their body fat (range of averages).

Blood pressure increased 1 hour (23mmHg after bolus, 5mmHg during treatment) after consumption of ephedrine, but declined to baseline.

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