hydrochloride (HCL), better known as just yohimbe, is an extract from the
African yohimbe tree bark. This is a product that can be both obtained
as a supplement or a prescription strength medication in some countries.
Yohimbe when used as a prescription product is used primarily for treating
male impotence problems. It does this in a two fold way by increasing
sex drive as well as by somehow increasing blood flow to the penis and
then preventing the blood to flow out for a duration of time thereby making
the penis functional for some people. Yohimbe is a alpha (A2) receptor
antagonist which increases the release of epinephrine into the synapses
in the body.
an attractive supplement for bodybuilders in that it will help you in three
key areas. It is useful for better pumps in your muscles when working
out, helping in getting rid of stubborn bodyfat, and as a thermogenic extender.
As was stated earlier in the article, it is used for keeping the blood
in the penis for treating impotence, it can also be of benefit for bodybuilding
in that it helps promote a better pump in your muscles as well from the
dilation of peripheral blood vessels in your body. This could be
of particular benefit for increasing vascularity in the body as well.
This supplement is also particularly effective in cutting lower bodyfat
in both men and women as well. The lower body has a higher number
of the alpha-2 receptors, especially in women. These A2 receptors
cause the body to hold onto fat. Yohimbe, since it is an alpha-2
andrenergic antagonist, really helps you fight the lower fat problems by
being an alpha receptor blocker. You can almost draw a comparison
to how nolvadex works by blocking estrogen from reaching the receptors
in the body thereby reducing/eliminating the chance of gyno. In men
these A2 receptors as most prevalent in the belly and love handles and
in women in the calves, thighs, and buttocks. This alpha-2 blocking
effect helps the body to release stubborn fat deposits. On the flip
side, your body will try to fight this eventually by just producing more
of the alpha receptors. I am sure that this would make it an
attractive product for just this reason alone. In most individuals,
the fat in these areas is the hardest to lose on your body. The third
reason for taking yohimbe is that it helps to extend the effectiveness
of other proven thermogenic supplements. After continuous use of these products for a length of
time, the body downregulates the beta-2 receptors. This in turn also
down regulates the alpha-2 receptor as well. Well, since yohimbe
is a potent alpha (A2) receptor antagonist, it then blocks these A2 receptors
making the thermogenic supplements again effective for a longer time period.
This entension of effectiveness is not indefinite. You might want
to use the yohimbe for these extension purposes for an addtional 3-4 weeks
and then cycle off the supplements to allow your body to again normalize.
After 4-6 weeks off of these supplements, you can again go on them and
extend their effectiveness when they start to crap out with yohimbe.
All in all,
this a a kickass supplement in my opinion. The proof will be readily
apparent to you once you have tried it for yourself. There are many
supplements that contain yohimbe both OTC as well as prescription based.
most commonly associated with yohimbe are nervousness, irritability,
and tremors. If the side effects are too much for you cut the daily
dosage down to a half and gradually increase the dosage
until you are up to the recommended dosage again. Reported therapy
is not to exceed more than 10 weeks.
to yohimbe varies greatly from individual to individual. How to take yohimbe, start out
slowly and increase the dosage to whatever is tolerable for you.
Give yohimbe a shot and you won't be disappointed!
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