I needed something to pick me up for my 5:00 am workouts without feeling nauseous or too jittery afterwards. I tried many different products before I found Hi-Tech Lipodrene. Many people stay away from Ephedra because of its bad reviews, but every product is not for everyone. Besides, a whole tablet is still much for me, so I cut a tablet in half, and it's the perfect morning rush that energizes me all day. Ephedra has been used in China for centuries, which is the epicenter of natural herbs, spices, and remedies. Some of the most impressive health benefits of ephedra include its ability to boost energy, help with weight loss, eliminate fatigue, increase cognition, boost the immune system, strengthen respiratory health, boost heart rate and blood pressure, and eliminate excess water. Just remember to consult with a doctor before using Ephedra. And remember to replenish electrolytes with pure coconut water and plenty of filtered water. Note: I don't use it every work-out because it can become addictive, and don't abuse it just to lose weight without a proper diet and exercise routine. I only use it when I want to go a little longer in the gym and sweat out impurities.