WHAT IS YOHIMBE/YOHIMBINE?
Yohimbe/yohimbine is an alpha-2 antagonist, meaning it inhibits the effect of alpha-2 receptors. One of the yohimbe benefits to the body includes helping mobilize stubborn body fat. It can also increase heart rate and raise blood pressure. Yohimbe has other side effects and individuals prone to anxiety attacks must not use yohimbine. Yohimbe can also cause water retention which can mask fat loss.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOHIMBE AND YOHIMBINE SUPPLEMENTS?
Yohimbe is a herbal form of the compound. Most yohimbe products are extracted from some type of bark and contain not only yohimbe but a number of related
alkaloids. The alkaloids can cause a number of odd side effects including chills and sweating.
Yohimbine HCL is the pure pharmaceutical form of the compound. It has far fewer side effects and is what I recommend. The big drawback to yohimbine HCL
is that it’s only available in 2.5 mg capsules and you end up having to take a handful to get an effective dose.
WHAT’S THE EFFECTIVE YOHIMBINE DOSAGE?
0.2 mg/kg bodyweight taken with caffeine 30-60 minutes before fasted cardio. So a 70 kg (154 lb) individual would take 14 mg. Since the pills are only
available in 2.5 mg doses, the individuals would take 6 of them, getting 15 mg total.
I BOUGHT A HERBAL FORM OF YOHIMBE THAT SAYS IT CONTAINS 1200MG WHICH IS MORE THAN RECOMMEND
Of that 1200 mg bark, only a small percentage is actually yohimbine. So if it were standardized to 0.2% yohimbe alkaloids, each pill would contain 1200
mg * 0.002 = 2.4 mg active ingredient.
THE YOHIMBINE SUPPLEMENTS I BOUGHT DOESN’T SAY WHAT IT’S STANDARDIZED TOO, HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH IS IN EACH PILL?
You can’t. Throw it out and get a better product.
CAN I TAKE YOHIMBINE WITH EPHERDINE?
While some have done this, usually lean individuals at the end of a diet, I do NOT recommend this. The potential for side effects is multiplied with the
combination. Heart rate and blood pressure can do some ludicrious things. Don’t do it.
WHAT IF I WANT TO USE YOHIMBE IN THE MORNING BEFORE CARDIO AND EC LATER IN THE DAY, HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT?
Wait at least 4 hours after the dose of Y/C before taking EC so that the yohimbine can clear the system.
MY BOTTLE SAYS THAT WOMEN SHOULDEN’T TAKE YOHIMBE, WHY?
There is an old (wrong) idea that yohimbine raises testoterone. This is becasue yohimbine can cause erections (by incresaing blood flow to the penis) and
it was assumed for years that anything that caused erections did so by raising testosterone. Yohimbine has no hormonal effects.
YOHIMBINE CAUSES WATER RETENTION, HOW LONG DO I NEED TO STOP TAKING YOHIMBINE FOR BODYBUILDING TO DROP THE WATER?
At least 3 days, you’ll pee your brains out and then it will have cleared. This is important for pre-contest bodybuilders/figure/fitness athletes who are
using yohimbine. It should be dropped early enough to get rid of any water before the show.
Credits to Lyle McDonald.
Need help reaching your fitness goals?
Sign up to the Josef Rakich 12 Week Transformation Program and receive monthly updated personalized meal plans,
workout programs, ab workouts, the best and most effective fat burning cardio routines, on-going support, advice, tips and endless motivation!