Before we begin, DO NOT lecture me about ADD being real. Wrong thread and I personally don't care what you think about it.
I do not endorse of condone the use of amphetamines. This is strictly discussion of the effects of amphetamines on people.
I'm prescribed Vyvanse for ADD which utilizes one of the main ingredients in Adderall (l-dexteroamphetamine) Fun fact: Vyvanse, Adderall, and similar drugs have an extremely similar chemical make up compared to the drug meth which I believe is d-methylmphetamine. I don't take it often as I don't like to be dependent on something. A lot of people have taken Adderall and 99% of those people notice decreased hunger. But there are other side effects of ADD drugs containing amphetamines (eg. not Ritalin) which I believe may be helpful for weight loss. This is my theory and I am curious to what others may think.
- Decreased hunger
It's different than not being hungry. The thought of food for MOST people while on an amphetamine is actually gross and MANY may only eat one time in that whole day. Even when you are hungry and your stomach is louder than your mother was when I was with her last night, you think, "Eh, I'm not that hungry."
For the people I know serious about training it is slightly different. The thought of food is still not appetizing but it is still possible to get in the food you need while on a cut. It won't be pleasant, but I believe this would GREATLY reduce the chance of cheating on one's diet. So to all you weenies who can't follow through on a cut, the Holy Grail may have been around for some time now.
- Increased heart rate
Caffeine does this to a degree but wears off and you build a tolerance from it. Most prescribed amphetamines keep your heart rate up for an extremely long time (Adderal 30mg XR keeps mine up for nearly 10 hours) but the building of a tolerance to this is much lower. I can take my prescription for a week and my heart rate will come down from 8 hours at the beginning of the week, down to maybe 6 1/2 at the end.
Why is this so good? Well if you need the answer to that then you should not dabble in weight loss products in general. This can lower the intensity of your cardio by an absurd amount. My heart rate while doing LISS cardio is increased by 20-30 bpm while on an ampheamine. But I warn you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT HAVE AN INTENSE WORKOUT WHILE ON AN AMPHETAMINE. Your heart will not be at a safe level and could make you pass out from exhaustion.
- Diuretic effect.
If you've loaded creatine, ONE DAY of using an amphetamine could mean the start of a loading period the next day. I pissed nearly 20 fucking times when I was loaded with creatine and took a Vyvanse. The next day I woke up and looked in mirror thinking, "My abs (or lack there of at this point in time) have never looked so good!" I have to increase my water intake by an obscene amount on days when I take an amphetamine. Your shirt will have the sweat stain circumference of a 50lb bowling ball. So make sure you're wearing a jacket if you'll be in public (won't make that mistake again...).
Not so much of a good things but...
- Decreased circulation
If you take an amphetamine, your dick will literally decrease in flaccid size by over half the size it is now. It is extremely embarrassing so if you plan on getting some later that day, DO NOT take an amphetamine. This is only temporary but still sucks. I've found l-arginine, and if you're not into supplements, pomegranate will decrease this effect. Having decaffeinated green tea with a splash of lemon juice and ginger will also increase blood flow.
(Most of) These arguments lead me to believe that amphetamines could possibly be a good weight loss supplement, granted you are prescribed one. And completely off the record, you can probably buy one on the corner for a dollar a pill. I am thinking about using Vyvanse every day for 30 days to note the effects and will post them if anyone is interested (I'm already in cut mode). Although I will say up front for some reason I can't upload the pictures I have on this site, nor do I have a camera so there is a little bit of a trust issue and I understand that. I'll work on getting a camera.
If anyone has more knowledge and would like to add to this, please do.