• Ephedra
  • In response to accumulating evidence of adverse effects and deaths related to ephedra, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids in 2004. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ephedra extracts not containing ephedrine have not been banned by the FDA and are still sold legally today. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1997, in response to mounting concern over serious side effects of ephedra, the FDA proposed a ban on products containing 8 mg or more of ephedrine alkaloids and stricter labeling of low-dose ephedra supplements. (wikipedia.org)