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Yohimbe

First introduced to the supplement industry as yohimbe bark extract, this plant has become more popular as of late in the form of yohimbine HCl.

Yohimbine HCl is the main active component found in yohimbe bark, but bonded to hydrochloric acid making it stable in its isolated form.

Yohimbine is one of the few stimulants available on the market today with extreme human data behind it, making it an excellent choice for users looking to get energized, enhance their fat loss, or even increase their ability to achieve and maintain erections.

What it does

Yohimbine has been conclusively shown to increase the ability to achieve and maintain erections[1], decrease fat mass[2], activate the alpha2-adrenergic receptor, and increase levels of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain[3].

How it works

Yohimbine has been shown to be an effective weight loss tool thanks to its ability to activate alpha-2adrenergic receptors along with its ability to increase norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain.

When alpha-2adrenergic receptors are activated, cateholamines like those mentioned increase, which can in turn speed up many of the natural functions of the body. When the body increases the rate of many of its natural processes, extra calories are burned throughout the day, and an anorexic effect can occur resulting in fewer consumed calories throughout the day.

Yohimbine has also been shown to be an effective erection enhancer and works through the same mechanism as its weight loss benefits. When norepinephrine and epinephrine levels are increased, many note an increase in sexual arousal leading to greater blood flow to the penis, resulting in easier to achieve and maintain erections.

Dosing

Yohimbine dosing should be approached with caution, as some users find the effects to be unpleasant. As a result, tolerance should be assessed with an initial dose of 2-3mg, and then gradually increased. For maximum weight loss benefits, doses of up to 20mg/day can be consumed in split between 2-3 doses.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9649257
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17214405
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1716906
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