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The ephedrines and some of their uses. Ephedrine HCl with it's natural state deriving from the Ma Haung plant. After learning how to make it synthetically (Man made) scientists began to mass produce it. What is ephedrine HCl? Ephedrine HCl is a chemical substance that can be found inside cold and allergy medicine as Pseudoephedrine HCl. Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are similar enough in their molecular formulas they can be considered the same drug, to non-chemists. Ephedrine has been used for many ailments including but not limited to weight loss, headaches, stuffy nose and other allergy like symptoms, as an energy supplement and a performance enhancer for sports....etc. How can one drug do so many different things? I get into this more in the other sections. However, in 2004 California banned the sale of ephedrine for any use that is non-medicinal. Those ephedrine containing Yellow Jackets were pretty addicting if you know what I mean. Now because of it's use as a main ingredient in street meth, ephedrine, even as medicinal purposes is being regulated. I believe you can now only purchase two boxes of ephedrine containing medicine. What does this mean to you? Well if you use street meth chances are you are using ephedrine because most cooks use some form of ephedrine. Who cares? Well, all forms of ephedrine, all methamphetamines and amphetamines are strong stimulants to the human body. Other stimulants include sugar, glucose, caffeine, taurine, ginseing, nicotine, cocaine, etc. Our bodies register certain ones as stronger than the next. This in turn creates different levels that we feel. To get on a higher level just use more of whatever substance you're using. Coffee, for example, the first sip you feel a little rush of energy. Drink half the cup and you'll feel a bit more. However, don't get mad when this game of constant increasing of energy levels reaches a certain peak because it will surely happen. No problem, to continue just step up your stimulant level and you're on-1 again. I think our bodies recognize these different levels much like how the P.h. system in chemistry works, the substance is either an acid or a base, two sides. Therefore, anything we put into our body is immediately registered by one of two groups and then our system determines it's level, it's simple. Ephedrine, along with other stimulants, has also been used to treat ADD/ADHD. as the name Mytdriatin HCL, pseudoephedrine HCl was being used to treat patients with ADD/ADHD which means that as a prescription, Mydriatin HCL, psuedoephedrine HCl, amphetamines and methamphetamines have all been used to treat ADD/ADHD at one time or another. This means that all you meth addicts out there could be self-medicating with the intention of treating your undiagnosed ADD/ADHD. The medicine used on the street is almost identical to the stuff used by doctors, only the prescription stuff is in the shape of a cute little pill, which contains other inactive ingredients. Of course, not to misguide anyone, any and all drugs should only be used with doctors consent as prescribed. So if anyone out there has an addiction to any street stimulant, that includes caffeine, maybe you are a candidate for ADD/ADHD and should ask a doctor about it.