So back in the spring when I was going through pretty rapid weight loss and exercising every day, I was taking a pretty heavy duty metabolizer called Oxy Elite Pro. It's $50 a bottle and what I noticed was that if I popped two of these before my morning workout, I generally had longer better workouts and saw great results.
Couple that with a 300 calorie protein shake afterwards, and I saw a big change in my body. Now I've maintained my weight loss the past few months, but I've been off the metabolizers. I'm generally not a supplements guy and I usually dislike pills of any kind, heck I try not to even take tylenol if I don't have to, you know? Well I've seen my workouts suffer. I don't work out as often and I'm not energized when I work out. I finish workouts early and feel unfulfilled.
Yesterday morning I picked up Xenadrine at the grocery store. 60 pills in a bottle, but half the price of the 90 pill Oxy Elite Pro. I started taking them yesterday. I felt immediate results. This morning I popped two before driving out to the gym, and I had an awesome workout. I felt energized and worked out longer and feel better afterwards. I feel like I could run through a brick wall right now.
So I'm thinking I may stick to this one for awhile. I still have about 15 lbs to go to my goal. I was 240 last november, currently 190, want to be 175. Seems like these supplements energize my workouts a ton. What's your opinion on these?
After a few articles, I found that Xenadrine is basically caffeine and ephedrine.
Ephedrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My guess is you feel good because you're highEphedrine (play /ɨˈfɛdrɪn/ or /ˈɛfɨdriːn/; not to be confused with ephedrone) is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anaesthesia.
Ephedrine is similar in structure to the (semi-synthetic) derivatives amphetamine and methamphetamine. Chemically, it is an alkaloid derived from various plants in the genus Ephedra (family Ephedraceae). It works mainly by increasing the activity of noradrenaline on adrenergic receptors. It is most usually marketed in the hydrochloride and sulfate forms.