Active metabolite of Yohimbe plant that stimulates lipolysis, suppresses appetite, and exerts stimulant-like effects on the body.
What is Yohimbe and Yohimbine and where does it come from?
Pausinystalia yohimbe is a tree (an evergreen technically) that grows in various regions throughout Africa. Yohimbe bark is then taken from the trees and an extract is created to be used and sold in a wide assortment of supplements and herbal medicines. Yohimbine is a constituent of yohimbe and is the main active component contained within yohimbe that produces the various weight loss effects traditionally associated with Yohimbe.
Yohimbe has been used in traditional African medicine for centuries to battle common illnesses, mental conditions and even used as an anesthetic. The most popular use of yohimbe, though, is as an aphrodisiac. In Europe, it has been used to treat male erectile dysfunction, impotence, for nearly 75 years.
What does it do?
Understanding how yohimbine works requires an understanding of human physiology. Basically, there are a number of feedback mechanisms in the body that prevent the release of norepinephrine (NE), a hormone primarily responsible for lipolysis. During times of stress, NE is released into the bloodstream and stimulates both the alpha and beta adrenoceptors in the body. Stimulation of the beta adrenoceptors results in the breakdown of fat; however, stimulating the alpha-2 adrenoceptors does the exact opposite, thereby preventing the release of NE and lipolysis. Yohimbine prevents this from happening by blocking or inhibiting the alpha-2 adrenoceptors, thus increasing NE release and kick-starting lipolysis.
Furthermore, alpha-2 inhibition provides a number of other benefits. First, beta-adrenoceptors control lipolysis primarily during periods of intense activity (exercise), which doesnt account for very many hours of the day. The alpha-adrenoceptors on the other hand control lipolysis during periods of rest, which accounts for most of the day. Additionally, stubborn fat areas contain a higher ratio of alpha-2 adrenoceptors as opposed to beta-adrenoceptors. This makes yohimbine particularly effective in eliminating those trouble spots. Finally, alpha-2 inhibition also increases blood flow to adipose tissue (fat) which prevents fat from remaining there.
As you can see, yohimbine is an ideal choice if youve exhausted every other route in trying to get rid of those troublesome areas and get the lean physique youve always hoped for.
Benefits of Yohimbine
Possesses aphrodisiac qualities
Research has shown that dosages of 0.2mg/kg body weight have been most successful at increase fat burning without complications associated with heart rate or blood pressure. For those of you not too good at math, heres a breakdown of some example body weights and equal dosages:
150lb person - 14 mg
200lb person - 18 mg
250lb person - 22 mg
Doses are most effective when taken between meal or during periods of fasting. The whole basis for taking Yohimbine is to oxidize fat from your trouble areas and have the body use that for fuel. Taking Yohimbine close to a meal prevents this from occurring. If you do fasted cardio first thing in the morning, this would be an ideal time to take your Yohimbine dose for the day.
One note of caution though, when using yohimbine in tandem with other stimulants like caffeine or synephrine, it is best to use half doses of both ingredients. Assess your tolerance first and then gradually work your way up to the full dose slowly.
So, if youve been diligently dieting and still can seem to get over the hump in regards to your weight loss efforts, consider using yohimbine. Its a proven fat burning compound that can help you get rid of those unsightly trouble areas and get the body youve always wanted. Dont let bad experiences with cheaper forms of yohimbe deter you from experiencing all the benefits that yohimbine has to offer!