Tip 21 – Ephedrine Hydrochloride to make ECA Fat Burners – Ciccone Pharma decided to discontinue its ECA Fat Burners. The reason for this is that Eph HCL is now a banned substance all over the world. It is the main ingredient that fuels the narcotics trade and gets used in the manufacturing of Chrystal Meth, Tik and CAT. We are unable to purchase this ingredient anywhere in the world legitimately from any legal API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturers. In the Far East Eph HCL is regarded as a narcotic and possession of it is a criminal offense. It is not a controlled substance like other pharmaceuticals. It is a banned substance.