Yohimbine hydrochloride is an alkaloid extracted from a plant called Yohimbe. In fitness, yohimbine is used to stimulate fat burning and activate the nervous system. However, most athletes love yohimbine for such a “side effect” as increased libido. Initially, the drug was used to treat erectile dysfunction. Later it was proved that yohimbine has a complex effect on the body.
- 1 Impact of the drug
- 2 The use of yohimbine in sports
- 3 How to take yohimbine
- 4 drug reviews
The most extensive studies of the effects of the drug on the body were undertaken by Kenneth Grassing. The aim of the scientists was to find out how to transport yohimbine in high dosage. The experiment was attended by healthy participants who did not reveal any contraindications to taking the drug.
It turned out that yohimbine is well tolerated by the body. It is quickly absorbed and easily excreted even in large enough dosages. Taking the drug almost never causes side effects. In rare cases, subjects showed tachycardia and a slight increase in blood pressure.
In small doses, yohimbine hydrochloride improves sleep. In the case of an increase in dosage, sleep, on the contrary, is disturbed due to the fact that the drug stimulates the nervous system, as a result of which the subjects were noted to have increased anxiety. Athletes can minimize this side effect by taking yohimbine hydrochloride in the morning.
Occasionally, after systematic administration of the drug, headaches and dizziness occur, as well as mild skin hyperemia due to the vasodilating effect of the drug. Typically, these side effects occur if yohimbine hydrochloride is taken in conjunction with other stimulant drugs.
Yohimbine stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. The drug can be used as a mild antidepressant for the light of its ability to inhibit the activity of Monoamidoxidase (MAO).
It is worth refusing to take the drug if you have a tendency to tachycardia, chronic or acute diseases of the kidneys and liver, high blood pressure, as well as individual intolerance to yohimbine.
The use of yohimbine in sports
Many bodybuilders take yohimbine to improve their results. After all, one of the main properties of the drug is the ability to break down fats.
Most of the drugs for burning fat act on a single mechanism. They stimulate the production of adrenaline, which activates alpha and beta adrenoreceptors. Excitation of alpha-adrenergic receptors leads to the accumulation of fat reserves, activation of beta-adrenergic receptors stimulates the use of fats as an energy source. As a result, it is possible to quickly get rid of adipose tissue. Yohimbine hydrochloride blocks alpha-adrenergic receptors and stimulates beta-adrenergic receptors, due to which fat loss occurs at a fairly rapid pace.
In addition, the drug promotes better concentration, which increases the effectiveness of strength training.
How to take yohimbine
Usually, yohimbine hydrochloride is taken during drying, that is, when it is necessary to quickly get rid of excess fat accumulations. You need to drink the drug for 10-20 milligrams per day. It is recommended to take yohimbine once a day in the morning. Tablets are recommended to drink plenty of water. Drinking the drug with food is undesirable.
In the event that any adverse side effects are noted, the dosage of yohimbine should be reduced by half. If a decrease in dosage does not lead to the disappearance of side effects, taking the drug is not recommended.
The course of taking yohimbine lasts from three to ten weeks.
Reviews about the drug
Most of the reviews about the drug are positive. Athletes note not only an improvement in their well-being and an increase in energy levels, but also an increasing rate of fat burning. Due to the increased concentration of attention, the effectiveness of sports training increases: athletes perform a larger amount of work, as a result of which the fat-burning effect of yohimbine hydrochloride becomes more pronounced.
Judging by the reviews, side effects from taking the drug are extremely rare. Usually they are due to intolerance to individual components of the drug or exceeding the maximum allowable dosage.
Yohimbine hydrochloride is the most effective drug to accelerate fat burning. However, before taking yohimbine, you should consult your doctor: in some cases, the drug can have a negative effect on health.