Benzedrine was originally a prescription amphetamine used to treat asthma. When people started using it recreationally in its inhaler form, it has to be more tightly controlled. But since then, it has been used, like many other amphetamines, as a powerful appetite suppressant. And now, Hi-Tech has introduced a product using the same name, but a natural formula.
But nothing’s as powerful as a prescription….or is it? Could a natural product actually outdo the original, or is this Benzedrine just another side effect ridden imitator? Only time can tell. I’ve certainly seen my share of Phentermine alternatives that weren’t exactly Phentermine alternatives. Let’s take a look.
How Does Benzedrine Work?
Benzedrine uses a blend of some pretty basic ingredients. It has ingredients like acacia rigidula and phenylethylamine, two amphetamine like substances that lift mood, suppress appetite, and acacia rigidula supposedly burns fat. It’s combined with a few other major ingredients that really are top of the line ingredients. The problem is that with such small amounts (Benzedrine uses proprietary blends), there’s no way! Benzedrine can still cause side effects like insomnia, “crashing”, insomnia, and other problems. But it doesn’t actually lead to weight loss.
Acacia rigidula – Acacia rigidula is an amphetamine like substance that can burn fat. And it has been shown in many studies to improve mood.
Phenylethylamine – Phenylethylamine works to suppress appetite, helping you to lift mood at the same time.
Methylsynephrine – Purported to be the most powerful fat burner now on the natural market, synephrine has been used to burn fat, and it has also been used to suppress appetite and increase energy like ephedra, but without the ephedra side effects.
N-methyl phenylethylamine – Another form of phenylethylamine, this “love drug” found in chocolate still suppresses appetite.
N-benzyl alpha phenylethylamine – They use quite a few different forms of phenylethylamine….just saying.
N-methyl phenylethylamine – And yet another form of the appetite suppressant phenylethylamine. I see nothing wrong with the ingredient. But this is overkill.
Theobromine – Theobromine is a natural fat burner that also happens to have antioxidant benefits. It comes primarily from chocolate, and it has a number of other positive benefits, also suppressing appetite.
Alpha phenylethylamine HCL – This is not like creatine. Using more phenylethylamine would make it more effective. Using 100 different types of phenylethylamine, not so much.
Synephrine HCL – Synephrine, this is the second type of synephrine. It still burns fat, suppresses appetite, and increases energy. It’s still the same old synephrine.
5 methoxytryptamine HCL – This is known as 5-HT, and there’s also 5-HTP. Both are natural mood lifters, increasing serotonin levels. But neither burns fat or anything like that.
L-tyrosine – A natural amino acid, this is really good for the muscles, and it keeps them in tip top shape, therefore keeping your metabolism in tip top shape.
Caffeine anhydrous – Caffeine anhydrous works to burn fat, and it has been used to increase energy too. It’s definitely the most common fat burner, and it has been best used when used in doses of at least 400mg.
Benzedrine Side Effects
Benzedrine side effects include headaches, jitteriness, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, indigestion, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, facial flushing, insomnia, headache, drowsiness, dry mouth, and an elevated heartbeat.