Caution on Using Yohimbine

A lot of sexual enhancing pills are turning up almost everywhere especially throughout the internet, it is not surprising that certain adverse effects brought by the use of these drugs also start appearing. A key ingredient still used in some of these supplements is called Yohimbe.

Yohimbe is a tree growing mainly in West Africa. For centuries, ancient african locals have been using the bark to increase libido and to gain enhanced sexual performance. It has also been smoked for its hallucinogenic effects. Its main use is for the improvement of sexual desire among men. It is a powerful antioxidant and has been shown to prevent heart attacks by preventing plaque build-up in artery walls. Yohimbe is an alkaloid derivative derived from trees in the Rubiaceae family. Yohimbine is also the only drug listed in the Physicians’ Desk Reference with enough evidence that shows that it is indeed a sexual stimulant and libido booster.

This substance is actually clinically proven to increase sperm production in canines, and the reverse of sexual problems among rats. However, there are a number of dangerous side effects of yohimbe, which you should be worried of.

An important side effect associated with using this herb is the onset of anxiety attacks. Although not fully understood, it is believed that it works as a stimulant. A few men taking this drug have yielded negative results regarding its effectiveness. Another significant result of taking yohimbine is hypertension and tachycardia. Because this product is a stimulant similar to caffeine the body reacts the same way it does to taking coffee, but the effects takes a much longer time to fade. As a result, men have often had other problems, such as dizziness, headaches, panic attacks and insomnia. As with any over the counter supplement, it is always advisable to consult your doctor before taking yohimbe, especially if you have heart disease drugs. Although the use of this herb is still legal, the FDA has studied these problems, and may at some future time reverse this ruling.

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