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Ephedrine Banned in Competition?

I’m posting this in the steroids because you guys would know more about drug-testing.

I registered in a natural competition and the rules state that:

Each of ephedrine and methylephedrine is prohibited when its concentration in urine is greater than 10 micro grams per milliliter.

Now how much ephedrine would you need to take for it to show 10 micro grams per milliliter in your urine? and how long does ephedrine take to clear out of your system? Any help is appreciated.

jesus i just asked the same thing today. do you live in mississauga and train at the UTM gym?

i was looking at drug test times and ephedra counts at an amphetamine, which they say takes about 1 - 3 days to clear from your system. i would just switch to Spike. but say you piss a liter, thats 1mg per 100ml, so about 10mg per bigass piss, either way its way less than what would be effective. so yeah this is an issue

No, i don’t live in Mississauga but I’m signing up with NEUTRON sports for comp and they do competitions throughout Canada. However, there is a competition coming up soon in Toronto…

So if i stopped ephedrine a week before the drug test, I should be good?