Yohimbine: Sources, Benefits, Side Effects & Supplements
Yohimbine is a popular but little researched compound known for its stimulatory effects as well as its uses for fat loss and sexual improvement.
Yohimbine is the active chemical in a the Yohimbe tree. These names are super similar and we break that down later in the article. However because Yohimbine is more concentrated and potent - most of the studies done around these combination of names is used useing Yohimbine.
Benefits & Uses For Yohimbine
As a stimulant, the benefits of Yohimbine are similar to other stimulants.
There’s good research that it can help as a fat burner and improve body composition.
It can also elevate heart rate, just as any other stimulant.
It also seems to help relieve hypotension
It’s also seen uses in helping alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms, although this needs to be studied more.
There’s also some studies around Yohimbine increasing penile girth and the quality of erections - which explains it’s popularity.
Yohimbine is also gained significant interest by women for reasons that will become immediately clear.
Yohimbine for Women
Yohimbine seems to have benefits for women - primarily sexual in nature.
There seems to be a stimulatory effect - not just on the body - but on the entire sex organs. It could potentially increase arousal and sensitivity for women - specifically on the clitoris.
This is because yohimbine stimulates the central nervous system, improving circulation - especially to the genital regions.
Beyond the sexual side effects, women may also experience the overall health and athletic outcomes that men experience.
Side Effects of Yohimbine
The side effects of taking Yohimbine are similar to taking any stimulant. Your’e going to be alerted and in an elevated state.
This may mean that you feel an increase in
- Or disorientation.
If you’re sensitive to stimulants (or new to Yohimbine in general) you should probably take it easy working your way up in dosage.
Yohimbine HCL is short for yohimbine hydrodchloride
The chemical makeup is below
Yohimbine vs. Yohimbe
The primary difference is that yohimbine is the active chemical usually referred to in studies. It’s derived from the Yohimbe tree or more specifically the bark of the tree.
Other Isomers of Yohimbine
One of the primary Isomers of Yohimbine is Rauwolscine.
You can read our entire breakdown on Rauwolscine here