Is Yohimbe Safe

Why You Should Avoid Taking Yohimbe

It’s A Popular Fat Burning Ingredient But Is It Really That Safe?

yohimbe extractYohimbine (usually known as Yohimbe, Yohimbe bark) is a natural alkaloid compound from the Pausinystalia Yohimbe Tree.

It’s commonly used in weight loss supplements, popular with both men and women for its natural ability to burn fat.

It does this by helping to naturally increase our levels of adrenaline and helps to enhance the process of fat burning.

 Yohimbe also has aphrodisiac qualities, making it ideal for treating low libido and can also help to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).

Effects Of Yohimbe

Yohimbe has many side effects – some beneficial, others not so beneficial:

  • Elevated Heart rate
  • Increased production of Cortisol (the stress hormone)
  • Can increase blood pressure
  • Helps to boost erection quality
  • Helps the body to burn fat quickly decreasing overall fat mass
  • A UCL study revealed that Yohimbe may help to treat anxiety disorders and phobias*

*Read More On Yohimbe And Anxiety

 Yohimbe In Fat Burners

There is no doubt that Yohimbe is an effective slimming aid but its only really effective during fasting. Taking Yohimbe with food will prevent it from being effective.

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Health Risks Of Yohimbe

Yohimbe is considered by the FDA a dangerous ingredient. In some countries, such as Australia, it has been banned from sale.

Side effects of Yohimbe include nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In America, a bodybuilder suffered potentially life threatening effects from taking Yohimbe while preparing for a competition. Read More Here

Be cautious when buying a supplement that contains yohimbe and ensure that the manufacturer discloses the full amount of yohimbe before you buy.

Doses of over 40mg a day are proven to cause panic attacks, hallucinations, headaches, dizzy spells and in doses of 100mg or more, it can cause cardiac arrest or at worse, be fatal.

Our Thoughts

While Yohimbe may have its uses, the health implications are just too serious to ignore.

If you do decide to try Yohimbe anyway (and we suggest you don’t) then do not take more than 15mg per serving a day.

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