Historically, Yohimbe (or Yohimbine) has found its’ primary use in the treatment of the many different forms of sexual dysfunction. Women are not excluded from the use of Yohimbe, as it has also been shown to stimulate sexual response in females.
Yohimbe positively influences the signs of impotence by prompting the body to generate more norepinephrine to stimulate erectile response and duration. If an individual’s impotence is related to another disease or condition such as diabetic neuropathy and/or heart disease, Yohimbe might slightly improve these conditions and the correlated impotence. Additionally, Yohimbe has been used as a remedy or treatment for orgasmic dysfunction. Studies have concluded and determined its competence in this usage. Some men who have trouble ejaculating or reaching orgasm have benefited from taking Yohimbe. This herb has helped them to recover from prior orgasmic dysfunction; some have even been able to procreate as a result of taking this herb.
Some people have used Yohimbe for its ability to improve their overall athletic performance. Athletes have chose to use Yohimbe for its ability to expand energy and subsequently improve endurance. Because it can be used for its stimulatory properties, Yohimbe is often ingested in order to directly raise adrenaline and also mitigate signs of pre or post-workout fatigue. Many people equate Yohimbe’s energy boosting effects to that of caffeine.
The average dosage for yohimbine, which is the active ingredient in yohimbe is between 5 and 20 milligrams per day.
Yohimbe Mode of Action
Yohimbe enhances erectile response by stimulating blood flow throughout the body. In addition, beneficial effects may involve other neurotransmitters such as, norepinephrine dopamine and serotonin and cholinergic receptors.
Yohimbe Side Effects & Toxicity
Common side effects reported with Yohimbe intake include dizziness, nausea, high blood pressure, anxiety, and shakiness.