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Q: enadrine has been in the news as a new drug, which needs contorls? ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: enadrine has been in the news as a new drug, which needs contorls?
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: phoobear-ga
List Price: $4.50
Posted: 15 Jun 2002 10:24 PDT
Expires: 22 Jun 2002 10:24 PDT
Question ID: 27175
Enadrine is now organtic and which is sold as organtic. Is there any
government controls coming to block marketing of this organtic food
suplament? Because it can be classified as a drug not organtic?

Thanks JSR

Request for Question Clarification by librarygopher-ga on 15 Jun 2002 13:38 PDT

Do you perhaps mean xenadrine instead of enadrine?  I'm not running
across anything on "enadrine."

Subject: Re: enadrine has been in the news as a new drug, which needs contorls?
Answered By: acorn-ga on 16 Jun 2002 06:00 PDT

No and yes.  The Xenadrine products,  by Cytodyne Technologies, are
not the same as ephedrine.

The product Xenadrine EFX does not contain ephedrine either.  It is
specifically advertised as being ephedrine-free.

However, there is another Xenadrine product, by Cytodyne Technologies,
called  Xenadrine RFA or RFA-1 that *does* contain ephedrine.  You
should be very careful not to choose the wrong product as RFA has a
whopping big ephedrine dose of 20 mg a day (daily dosage - 4 capsules.

The Xenadrine EFX label lists it as containing : 

Serving size 2 capsules, Servings per container 60 

Each serving provides: 
Vitamin C 100 mg 
Vitamin B6 10 mg 
Pantothenic Acid 12 mg 
Magnesium 10 mg 
Proprietary Thermodyne™ Complex 1415 mg 
Tyroplex™ (proprietary blend of l-tyrosine and acetyl-l-tyrosine),
Green Tea Extract (standardized for EGCG and caffeine), Seropro™
(proprietary cocoa extract standardized for PEA (phenylethylamine),
tyramine and theobromine), Yerba Mate (standardized for caffeine),
di-Methionine, Ginger Root (standardized for gingerols), Isotherm™
(proprietary blend of quercetin and fisetin), Bitter Orange
(standardized for synephrine), DMAE (2-dimethylaminoethanol), Grape
Seed Extract.

See the details and label warnings at 

The Xenadrine RFA label contents are listed at: 

Serving size: 2 caps, Servings per container: 60 

Each serving provides: 

Pantothenic Acid (calcium pantothenate)…40mg 
Bitter Orange (fruit & root)(standardized to 5mg Synephrine)…85mg 
Ma Huang (plant)(standardized for 20mg Ephedrine)…335mg 
Guarana Extract (seed)(standardized to 200mg Caffeine)…910mg 
Ginger Root…50mg 
Proprietary Thermosynergist Blend…380mg 
White Willow Bark Extract (standardized for 15mg Salicin), Ginger
Root, L-Tyrosine, Acetyl L-Carnitine, 3,3’,4’,7-Tetrahydroxyflavone,
magnesium phosphate, DMAE(2-dimethylaminoethanol)

FYI, the Ephedra Information website <  > states "According to
the label, Metabolife contains herbs, vitamins, minerals, and
formulation ingredients. Its most active ingredients are two
stimulants: 40 mg. of caffeine alkaloids in the form of guarana (seed)
and 12 mg. of ephedrine alkaloid groups in the form of ma huang
extract (aerial part). "

If Metabolife is listing 12 mg of ephedrine and Xenadrine RFA is
listing 20 mg. per dosage, I'd personally go running in the other
direction of Xenadrine RFA

Hope this helps.
Subject: Re: enadrine has been in the news as a new drug, which needs contorls?
From: duckagency-ga on 15 Jun 2002 14:03 PDT
I think you mean ephedrine, commonly mispronounced as ephenedrine.
Ephedrine is an extract of ma huang and commonly found in products
like MetaboLife, although it is also marketed as herbal fen-phen and
natural viagra.

The FDA is blaming more than 50 deaths on this herbal extract, however
I found no pending regulation or legislation that would outlaw this
drug. However, I seriously advise AGAINST using it.
Subject: Re: enadrine has been in the news as a new drug, which needs contorls?
From: phoobear-ga on 16 Jun 2002 00:31 PDT
I think you are correct, what I wanted to know is the product
Xenadrine the same as ephedrine? We are looking for the best over the
counter diet aid and we saw one call Xenadrine, and were concerned
that it might be the one in the news lately.

Thanks Phoobear-ga
Subject: Re: enadrine has been in the news as a new drug, which needs contorls?
From: the_jester-ga on 18 Jun 2002 19:13 PDT
Here Is a handy forum where people discuss their experiences with such products.

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