If you've made the decision that you're going to be utilizing the LeanGains approach with your diet efforts, one supplement that you should definitely consider utilizing as you do so is the EC stack.

Some people are still not fully aware of this stack and all it can do for you, so let's take a look at the basics so that you can get it included in your own protocol.

What Is The EC Stack?

First it's time to look at what the EC stack is. The EC stack is a combination of ephedrine with caffeine that offers both stimulation and fat burning properties.

Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic amine, which is going to act very similar in the body to amphetamine and methamphetamine, but is not nearly as harsh. That said, safety does still need to be practiced when using ephedrine as it can get dangerous when used incorrectly.

Caffeine most people are already highly aware of and may be already using on a daily basis. Caffeine is found in many everyday products including coffee but when used with ephedrine, it tends to make it all the more powerful.

Why Use The EC Stack?

So why should you use the EC stack in the first place?

It will provide a wide number of benefits.

Some of these include:

-increased energy level

-increased alertness

-increased blood circulation, which means greater ability to target stubborn body fat stores

-increased rates of fat oxidation

-increased metabolic rate

-improved exercise recovery

-reduced appetite

As you can imagine, with all of these working for you, fat loss will be that much easier. Additionally, if you do find it's slightly trying to make it through the fast when first starting, the ephedrine and caffeine combo can completely wipe out your appetite entirely so there is no problem at all.

In addition to that, the added metabolic boost it gives you will amplify the effects that you're already getting from the LeanGains approach, translating to better results yet.

Using The Stack Wisely

So now that you know why you should use the stack, how do you use it?

Always start with a low dose to see how your body responds. Some people do tend to react negatively to the combo, so you need to make sure you are not one of these people. By starting with just 200 mg of caffeine and 5 mg of ephedrine, you can ensure that it's okay for you.

Start with this, once per day before your workouts. From there if you feel like you need an extra kick, you can either double the ephedrine dose at that one serving or add a second serving at a second point throughout the day.

Just do keep in mind that this stack will make it difficult to fall asleep for most people, so avoid taking it too close to bed time or you may find yourself losing sleep over it.

So there you have the main points to know about the EC stack while on the LeanGains approach. Together, they can be extremely powerful in your fight against fat loss.

About the author: Shannon is a fitness trainer and freelance writer who has written for Bodybuilding.com.

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