Yohimbine As A Fat Burner
Popular Ingredient But Linked To Health Risks – Is It Safe?
Yohimbine (aka Yohimbe) is a fat burning compound that is primarily used to burn fat when fasting, it has also shown itself to have aphrodisiac properties and can help aid problems with erectile dysfunction.
A stimulant by nature, it helps to increase adrenaline in the body and it also regulates a process in fat cells that usually restricts fat burning.
Also known as Yohimbe Bark, Yohimbe and Corynanthe Yohimbe, Yohimbine is a naturally occurring alkaloid found in the Pausinystalia Yohimbe Tree and can also be found in similar plants of the Rauwolfia family.
Its always recommended to take Yohimbe when fasting as its effects are often negated when eating food.. a safe dose that can help boost fat burning without usually affecting the heart rate is 0.2mg per kg of body weight.
examples of safe doses:
14mg daily for a 150lb person
18mg daily for a 200lb person
22mg daily for a 250lb person
Any higher doses will most likely effect the cardiovascular system as the body is not generally used to such a powerful stimulatory agent such as yohimbine…if taking it alongside other stimulants such as caffeine – extreme care must be taken and the dose be gradually increased until you find the maximum amount that you/your body can cope with.
Yohimbine has shown that it can Increase:
- Cortisol Production
- Heart Rate
- Blood Pressure
- Alcohol Cravings
- Diuresis ( the need to urinate)
It can also help reduce
- Blood Flow To The Brain
- Fat Mass
Yohimbe As A Fat Burner
At the correct dose, Yohimbe can certainly aid fat loss, but it is only truly effective when taken during fasting, its effects are reduced dramatically if you eat while taking this supplement
Yohimbine is on the FDA list of dangerous ingredients, the difference between a safe and dangerous dose is very small and in some countries, the use of Yohimbe in supplement form has been banned ( Australia for example)
It has been shown (in larger doses – over 40mg) to cause headaches, dizzyness, panic attacks, hallucinations, and at doses approaching 100mg – irregular heart rates, cardiac arrest, renal failure and possible death