The Stacker diet pills have been around for a long time. Long enough to have been originally formulated with the ECA stack that contained ephedra. Since the ban of ephedra, a new version called ephedra free stacker 2 had been released. And indeed, this formula does not contain ephedra, and has undergone various changes over the years. There is also a Stacker 2 XPLC version, and you can read our review of it as well. You may wonder what's the difference between these two different versions? We reviewed the XPLC version in detail in the other article, and here, we will review the ingredients contained in the ephedra free version in detail.
Just a quick note, the very early version of stacker 2 ephedra free formula contained various ingredients such as kola nut, caffeine, citrus aurantium, cassia mimosoides, white willow bark, green tea, gymnema, and guggulsterones. As mentioned already, this formula have had some minor changes to its ingredients over the years. We'll review it here, and you can then see what some of the changes were.
Stacker Side Effects
Before we get on with the ingredients, let's just discuss some potential side effects of stacker 2 ephedra free. This is a stimulant based diet pill and it will have various possible side effects. As everyone is different, what you experience will be different from someone else. Some users may notice no side effects of stacker 2, while others may experience various side effects, and some of these include:
Increased blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Headaches, light-headedness and
Loss of appetite
Feel restless, jittery, and shaky
Feel nervous and easily excited
Have trouble sleeping at night
These are just some of the common side effects you
may or may not experience.
Stacker 2 Ephedra Free Ingredients:
This ephedrine free version contains several unique
ingredients, and and some of which are proven to have some weight loss benefits. The ingredients contained include: kola nut, yerba mate, cassia mimosoides, white willow bark, caffeine, green tea, gymnema, and guggulsterone. As you can see, it's quite similar to its old formula, the one ingredient that was removed is citrus aurantium.
Kola nut comes from a tree that's native to Africa, and it contains caffeine. So, kola nut is one source of caffeine in stacker 2 ephedra free. Kola nut can also ease hunger pangs. Yerba mate is often made into beverages such as yerba mate tea. The drink is very popular in countries such as Brazil, Peru, and Chile. Yerba Mate also contains several stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine. So this is another source of caffeine aside from kola nut. You may wish to read more about Yerba Mate in detail here.
White willow bark contains an active ingredient known as Salicin. After the discovery of Salicin, a synthetic derivative called Aspirin was produced. While it has benefits for treating various pain and inflammation, it does not appear to have much (if any) weight loss benefits. The only reason it is included is that it may help improve the effects of other thermogenic ingredients. As in the very old ECA stack, you have the caffeine, the aspirin, and the ephedra is taken out.
Green tea is a key ingredient in Stacker 2 ephedra free. It's actually a very common ingredient that you will see in many different weight loss formulas. It also contains low amounts of caffeine as well, and has been found by studies to increase energy expenditure with weight loss benefits. Green tea is also a strong antioxidant.
The fat burner Stacker 2 also contains 200mg of caffeine. So more caffeine! Let's see, we have kola nut, yerba mate, and green tea that all contain some caffeine, and plus we get another 200mg of caffeine. This is equal to about 2 cups of coffee. Caffeine is a thermogenic stimulant with weight loss benefits. It will also increase your alertness and boost energy levels.
Finally, the last ingredient is guggulsterones, which has a rather interesting name. This comes from the Guggul plant, and one of its well known uses is for treating obesity by reducing fat accumulation and increasing the breakdown of fats. There are also many other benefits of guggulsterones such as lowering cholesterol levels, improve cardiovascular health, and even have some cancer fighting abilities. You can read about Guggulsterones in detail here.
With any fat burner, as a rule of thumb, it's
always a good idea to only take 1/2 dosages for the first few days to test the waters. If you react fine
to it, then take the full recommended dosage, and if you
don't seem to take well to it, then its best just
to stop using it.