Oxilofrinsite is a fat loss and weight control compound that has recently been in the news a lot due to two well known sprinters, The US sprinter Tyson Gay (left) and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell having out of season blood tests for supplements and tasting positive in both of their initial tests.
Although both sprinters seem to be denting that they knowingly took the fat burning supplement, it has sparked a lot of interest in Oxilofrinsite from around the world, in terms of how it works and what it actually is.
Given that the Wikipedia page is not complete and the internet seems to only have references to the supplement on body building forums, we have decided to put together a little more information on Oxilofrinsite including what it is and how it works and also look into the fat burning properties attributed to Oxilofrinsite on weight loss forums and blogs.
Oxilofrinsite is on the Oxilofrine is a form of stimulant similar to ampheiemines and was invented to try to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) in those who may not respond well to the more conventional treatments on offer. Oxilofrine is the prescription name for methylsynephrine, hydroxyephrine and oxyephrine.
It is not widely prescribed in the United Kingdom and has never been licensed in the United States. There are some companies that make use of oxilofrine, in a slightly different form sold as synephrine, and sells this is in sports and nutritional supplements and powders on the basis that it allows people to burn fat at a much faster rate when dieting as part of a weightless program. Synephrine is a natural component of Citrus aurantium, commonly known as bitter orange, however it can also be synthesised or extracted from other plant sources.
How Does It work??
Oxilofrine is supposed to increase the production of adrenaline, thus boosting endurance, focus, alertness and also heart rate and increasing oxygenation in the blood.
Is it dangerous?
As with any supplement, Long-term abuse of a compound such as oxilofrine may result in tachycardias (high heart rate), haemorrhagic stroke and cardiac dysrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). It could also cause hypertension (high blood pressure) if taken by those with normal blood pressure.
How do you take it?
When it is not supplied on prescription, oxilofrine (methylsynephrine) is most commonly be taken as a sports nutrition supplement, in liquid capsule form mixed with other supplements capsule form.