Cytodyne Technologies has launched an ephedrine-free version of its Xenadrine supplement, which it claims is the number one dietary supplement on sale in the US. Xenadrine-EFX is an all-natural weight loss formula which uses catechins - the compounds which occur in products such as green tea - to raise the body's metabolic rate, thus stimulating a reduction in weight, the company said.
"The precise combination of natural metabolic enhancers in Xenadrine-EFX represent an even more effective formula than the original ephedrine-based product. More importantly, since the product is 100 per cent ephedrine-free, it promotes rapid fat loss without the strong stimulant effects of ephedrine," said Robert Chinery, president of Cytodyne.
Xenadrine-EFX was two years in development and a small-scale trial of the product took place in the US over the last year, Chinery said. He claimed that the volunteers taking part in the trial lost more weight in a shorter time than similar groups using the original Xenadrine. "Besides decreased appetite, the Xenadrine-EFX user group reported enhanced mental focus and clarity, increased energy and mood improvement," he claimed.
Xenadrine-EFX also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants which help clean up dangerous free radicals which can contribute to a number of health problems, he added.