Hey guys. Took my first dose of my E/C stack today. I am using it for fat loss, but I read it boosts engery a little too. I took it about 40 minutes before my workout, and I felt a little boost in energy around the end of my workout.
I was wondering, how long does it usually take for the effects of the E/C to kick in? I didnt feel “high” or anything like some people have described. I also did not get jittery. Which I dont mind because I dont want to feel out of it all of the time. But like I said, I only had one dose today. 25/200 pure Ephedrine HCL, no Gus.
How long should my doses be apart? I heard that it can be taken up to 3 times a day, AM, Lunch and Dinner. Well my lunch and dinner are only about 3-4 hours apart due to my class schedule so I was wondering if 3 hours was long enough in between doses.
Also, are there any negative effects of drinking alcohol after a dose? Say 3-4 hours afterwards.
I did do a search, but I 90% of my results were “is ephedrine banned” type of posts.
Effects from oral absorption generally start appearing within the first 45 minutes.
Caffeine half-life is highly variable from person to person but is usually withing 2-7 hours.
Ephedrine half-life is aroud 4-6 hours.
Some people are more sensitive to stimulants then others.
Considering that most of the effects from E/C stacks are due mostly to anorectic effects and not increased lipolysis, higher doses are not significantly more efficient at weight loss but do increase side-effects.
In your case, there is laregely no need to take such a high dose.
Over the last seven years, I have tried a lot of doses for E/C and found similar weight loss/anorexia with far reduced doses.
12.5 mg E/ 100 mg C early in the morning and again 1 hour befour lunch was well sufficent to cut cravings and allow for effective diet control.
If you were really interested in increased lipolysis, HOT-ROX offers (theoretically) more benefits in that regard.
EC basically just cuts appetite.
Alcohol and ephedrine used togheter can increase feelings of dizziness and lightheadedness usually felt with alcohol. (Together means as long as ephedrine is in the bloodstream, which, with and average half-life of 5 hours means 25 hours following the dose, so technically, its never).
In reality, it has rarely any significant effects, that I ever noted.
As for the dosing, besides the fact that it probably not all that useful to go above 20-30 mg per day, you can dose all you want, the therapeutic index for ephedrine is relatively wide allowing for very large doses to be taken.
Studies on soldiers for increased alertness tested doses up to 400 mg if I remember correctly, so you can relax.
Anyway, you should try Google…