Yohimbe bark comes from an evergreen tree that grows in western Africa known as Pausinystalia yohimbe. Yohimbe bark is known to contain the Yohimbine alkaloid, a natural stimulant that increases blood flow. It can be used as an aphrodisiac for both men and women and has been successfully applied in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, low blood pressure and can stimulate fat loss.
Yohimbine has been approved by the FDA to treat erectile dysfunction. During a German study in which subjects were given either Yohimbine or a placebo, the participants that took Yohimbine reported significant improvement in the quality, frequency and satisfaction of sexual intercourse. Yohimbe bark is also a good option for those looking to improve muscular performance and endurance. Taking the supplement before an exercise session increases blood flow to muscles, which helps maximize the rate at which muscle definition develops.
The supplement can be acquired by prescription or over the counter. It is administered orally in pill or powder form or transdermally. Because Yohimbe bark is a natural herbal supplement, permanent improvements occur gradually over a short period of time. However, because Yohimbe is so effective, it is not necessary to take the herb daily and it can be consumed only when needed. Some adverse effects related to the overuse of Yohimbine are anxiety, rapid heart rate and insomnia so it is important to regulate Yohimbine use.