Browzing though the internet last night bored, wife in bingo. When i read on "Ask Jeeves" a clinical trial done with diabetic mice.
and found this below> cut and paste from website.
Pancreatic islet regeneration by ephedrine in mice with streptozotocin-induced diabetes.
Xiu LM, Miura AB, Yamamoto K, Kobayashi T, Song QH, Kitamura H, Cyong JC.
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Akita University School of Medicine. Japan.
In this experiment, we investigated the effects of crude Ephedrae herba, alkaloid extract of Ephedrae herba and 1-ephedrine, a major alkaloid component, on diabetic mice induced by streptozotocin (STZ). The alkaloid extract and 1-ephedrine showed suppression on the hyperglycemia. The suppression by Ephedrae herba of hyperglycemia may therefore be due to 1-ephedrine. Furthermore, we found that Ephedrae herba, alkaloid and 1-ephedrine promoted the regeneration of pancreas islets following atrophy induced by STZ. It is therefore suggested that Ephedrae herba may regenerate atrophied pancreatic islets, restore the secretion of insulin, and thus correct hyperglycemia.
So is ephedrine safe to use and would ephedrine be safe to use with Metformin???????? any ideas.