2Many individuals from bodybuilders and performance athletes to people with significant weight to lose have achieved their weight loss goals using either the ECA stack or the EC Stack.
3A stack is a combination of supplements that when used together enhance and amplify the effectiveness of each other. In the ECA stack, we see Ephedrine, Caffeine and Aspirin work together to create a powerful thermogenic and fat burning effect.
4Ephedrine HCL is on its own an effective treatment to increase the body’s natural metabolism, but when used with caffeine in either an ECA or an EC stack you can expect to lose weight even faster.
5Whether you decide to use an EC Stack or an ECA Stack is often a matter of personal preference. Some individuals prefer the combination in the EC Stack dosage more as the aspirin can occasionally cause stomach discomfort.
6Still others prefer the EC Stack because they question the effectiveness of Aspirin in contributing to their weight loss results.
7While you can read EC and ECA Stack Reviews to try and conclusively determine the best stack, you will likely find more success in trying each stack for yourself and determining which works for you.
8The scientific role that Aspirin plays in the ECA stack has been studied for many years without resounding agreement from the research community. Some studied point to the fact that functions as a prostaglandin inhibitor and a lipolytic enhancer.
9In other words, Aspirin may work by preventing the natural response of the body that lessens the effectiveness of Ephedrine to stimulate the body to release adrenalin. If you do plan on using the ECA Stack dosage with Aspirin, it is best to use Children’s Aspirin which is easier on the stomach and digestive system.
10Even if there is no general agreement regarding Aspirin’s effect on weight loss, Ephedrine and Caffeine both have been documented to cause substantial natural weight loss in humans.
11And together in an EC Stack or an ECA Stack, their weight loss results are shown to be significantly greater. Ephedrine alkaloid was originally discovered as an extract in the Ma Huang plant, otherwise known as Ephedra Sinica.
12Typically marketed in the format of Ephedrine HCL – or Ephedrine Hydrochloride – it is utilized in the medical community as a treatment for hayfever, congestion, and asthma.
13Ephedrine HCL works by opening the nasal passageways and allowing more air to reach the bronchi. It was only after it had been used to treat breathing issues that the weight loss effects of ephedrine were discovered.
14In a nutshell, those same effects that cause ephedrine HCL to improve one’s breathing also cause the body’s circulation to increase and raises the metabolic rate.
15This means that the body burns more calories throughout the day even when not exercising. This passive weight loss can add up to twenty to thirty pounds of additional fat burned during a standard diet and exercise plan.
16The typical dosage of an ECA stack is in the following ratio – E: C: A = 1:10:3. The EC stack dosage is the same but without the aspirin tablet.
17This means that 20 mg of ephedrine should be combined with a 200 mg capsule of caffeine (2.5 cups of coffee) and approximately a 75 mg tablet of aspirin.
18How often you take your supplement stack will depend on your personal goals as well as how your body processes the ephedrine.
19A maximum of 100 mg of ephedrine should be consumed on any given day, and if you are consuming doses this large it should be spread out with three or four stacks throughout the day.
20Individuals on a diet should consume their ECA stack at least 45 minutes to an hour before meals so that the appetite suppressing-effects of ephedrine are felt when it is time to eat.
21If you are ingesting ephedrine HCL as part of a bodybuilding plan, it should be taken 45 minutes to an hour before any workouts or weight lifting regimens. This will ensure that your cardiovascular system is heightened during the workout so that your exercises have the greatest possible effect on your body.
22The following is a typical diet plan that uses an ECA Stack Cycle to achieve weight loss. You will find that you need to build up your ECA Stack Dosage over at least a four week period so that you lessen any side effects associated with the combination of ephedrine and caffeine.
23Beginning with a standard dosage in your first week can increase feelings of anxiety and restlessness.
24Week #1: Take 8 mg of ephedrine HCL and 200 mg of caffeine orally at three times per day (Morning, Mid-Day, Late-day)Week #2: Take 16 mg of ephedrine along with 200 mg of caffeine orally at three times per day (Morning, Mid-Day, Late-day)
25Week #3-6: Take 24 mg of ephedrine along with 200 mg of caffeine orally at three times per day (Morning, Mid-Day, Late-day)Week #6-12: To ensure that the body does not build up a tolerance to ephedrine HCL, rest for six weeks with no ephedrine and limited caffeine.
26An ECA Stack Cycle will provide you with the most effective long-term weight loss results. Whether you decide to use the ECA stack or the EC stack, proper caution and nutrition must be combined with any fat loss approach that makes use of ephedrine or other diet supplements.
27If you experience with high blood pressure or have a pre-existing heart condition, you should never use an ECA stack. Individuals with thyroid conditions as well as pregnant women are also advised not to use ephedrine HCL.
28If you have any other serious health problems, it is best to speak with a doctor before considering an Ephedrine weight loss program.
29Do not take ephedrine unless you are at least 20 years of age Do not take ephedrine unless you are at least 20 years of age. You may also want to avoid using ECA stacks during high temperature periods in the summer and especially if you live in a humid, tropical environment.
30Ephedrine usage should not be combined with excessive exertion in hot weather, such as outdoor sports in the summer. This can cause heat stroke and dehydration which can make potential ECA stack side effects more severe.
31It is recommended that first-time ephedrine users start with a smaller dose to determine how their body will react to the ephedrine. If you are able to tolerate this small dose, you can increase the dosage size to the full amount.