Ephedra P57™ Fat Burner Review: Does Ephedra P57 Measure Up To The Hype?
The Ephedra P57™ fat burner combines two ingredients — ephedra and hoodia — a seemingly potent duo, if you believe the advertising material. If you’re wondering what the “P57” in the Ephedra P57™ is all about well…
P57 is the name given to the “miracle molecule” contained by the Hoodia gordonii plant, the one supposed to be responsible for its appetite suppressing qualities. I’ll discuss more about Hoodia in a moment. First more about the other ingredient, ephedra…
I’ve written plenty about ephedra on this Web site. On its own, it’s a potent appetite suppressant. It’s also very effective for ramping up the CNS (central nervous system), elevating metabolism and burning fat. Despite the negative publicity it has received over the last few years, ephedra is relatively safe when used at the recommended dose (to read a series of articles on ephedra, click here!).
If you are thinking of experimenting with an ephedra-based product, always read the label warning before proceeding to use the supplement. People with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart issues should avoid this product. Ephedra is a powerful stimulant — never exceed the dosage recommended by the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, the evidence supporting Hoodia’s miraculous appetite suppressing qualities is in very short supply. In fact, Hoodia is probably the most hyped products on the Net. Despite the miraculous claims, there is little to no real evidence it does anything (click here for a full review of Hoodia!). And please don’t be fooled by the “clinical study” referenced on this product’s Web site — since this was not a double-blind, placebo controlled study published in a peer-reviewed journal (the gold standard for clinical studies), it is worthless.
As of May 30, 2007, The Ephedra P57 web site says this…
“The current demand for ephedra is very overwhelming because it is just now available again in America after a short-lived ban that was recently reversed on April 14th 2005. When ephedra was taken off the shelves, millions of people were heartbroken. Now that it is legal again, it has become the hardest natural product to find for sale because no one has it in stock.”
This is not true.
Ephedra is illegal.
The ban that was reversed on April 14, 2005, was reinstated on August 21, 2006 (you can read more about the ban here!). As of now, it is illegal to buy ephedra in the U.S. If you buy Ephedra P57, you are buying an illegal supplement.
It also makes you wonder what sort of company would misrepresent the facts to you in this manner, no?
So what’s the bottom line on the Ephedra P57™ Looking Trim™ fat burner?
Well, the ephedra content alone makes it worthwhile as an appetite suppressant. However, it is now illegal to purchase in the US and many other countries, so I can’t recommend you do so.
But the Hoodia?
Forget it — at this time, there is no evidence it’s does anything. Worst of all, this is a very expensive product — currently about US$75 a bottle — and at the end of the day, you are breaking the law if you purchase it.