This famous quote by the evil sith Darth Maul in Star Wars may have well been the tactic used by the FDA when they banned the sale of ephedra in April of 2004. The FDA stated that the supplement presents an unreasonable risk to public safety, as it increases the chances of illness or injury.
Beyond a few cups of green tea, I tend to get a bit anxious. But despite how caffeine affects my individual biochemistry, I find its widespread use fascinating. Besides a unique pharmacology, caffeine has many benefits. It’s energizing. It can help aid in focus, cognition, fat loss, and athletic performance. Most of all, tasty beverages everywhere contain caffeine!
Well, after a lengthy battle, The Man™ finally succeeded in taking the safe, inexpensive, and effective appetite suppressant/thermogenic that is ephedra away from us. We had a design for an ephedra and caffeine (EC) replacement for over a year before the ban, but with the uber-popular EC still around, it sat in waiting.