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Answered by: Richard Alan Miller
Question from: Mike Faria
Posted on: June 12, 2006
I’m looking for Mahaung wholesalers with the best prices of course. Would you by any chance be able to help me?
Mahung is an import, from mostly China and India. If does not grow in North America., and has become highly questioned as a legal import. Our equivalent (Mormon Tea) is now used to make methamphetamine. New relations are now attempting to inhibit that sale as well. So, very few current wholesales carry either product now.
Mormon Tea (our domestic equivalent to Ephedra) looks to be strong and growing market. While the Chinese Ephedra (Ma Huang) is the preferred chemistry with ephedrine sulfate, Customs and FDA have been "red-tagging" most imports, leaving the diet pill market to look for alternatives.
That leaves Mormon Tea as the most preferred substitute. While the chemistry is d-norpseudophedrine, one molecule different than it’s Chinese counterpart, it actually is about 4X less effective biochemical. It is also cheaper and much easier to gather from the wild (Texas, New Mexico, Utah, and parts of Colorado).
As a footnote, the domestic variety has also found itself in the Merck Index. There are now four new formulas on how to manufacture methamphetamine, originally only made from phenol-2-propenol and methylamine (German), using is d-norpseudophedrine. This is probably another reason why it is now enjoying strong and growing markets.
Since I have not dealt in this crop for almost 15 years, my background is somewhat limited. I’m sorry, but this one is not easily available anywhere other than from the wild. The primary buyers are tableters, using it as a bronchial dilator and diet pill. The OPD Chemical Buyers Directory would offer a host of names and address, but I suspect most no longer carry this item.