Table 3. Patterns of use and beliefs among ephedra and creatine users.

 

Ephedra (n = 7)

Creatine (n = 14)

Question

No. of users

No. of users(%)

No. of users

No. of users(%)

Frequency of use

7

 

14

 

Rarely

 

5 (71)

 

5 (36)

Weekly

 

2 (29)

 

3 (21)

Daily

 

0 (0)

 

6 (43)

Know dosage?

7

 

14

 

Yes

 

1 (14)

 

6 (43)

No

 

6 (86)

 

8 (57)

Improves performance?

7

 

14

 

Yes

 

4 (57)

 

11 (79)

No

 

3 (43)

 

3 (21)

Experienced side effects

7

 

14

 

Yes

 

1 (8)

 

2 (14)

No

 

6 (92)

 

12 (86)

*All participants did not respond to each question.