Yohimbe is a tree bark containing a variety
of pharmacologically active chemicals. It
is marketed in a number of products for
body building and "enhanced male performance."
Serious adverse effects, including renal
failure, seizures and death, have been reported
to FDA with products containing yohimbe
and are currently under investigation.
Risks of taking Yohimbe
Yohimbe should also be avoided by individuals
with hypotension (low blood pressure), diabetes,
and heart, liver or kidney disease. Symptoms
of overdosage include weakness and nervous
stimulation followed by paralysis, fatigue,
stomach disorders, and ultimately death.
Yohimbe can be toxic
and should be avoided.
May induce excessive adrenal or sympathetic
nerve stimulation, anxiety, panic attacks,
high blood pressure, increased heart rate,
irritability, headache, nausea, skin flushing,
sweating, dizziness, frequent urination,
water retention, rise in body temperature,
and hyperactivity, weakness, paralysis,
gastrointestinal problems, hallucinations,
psychosis and even death.
People who have inflammation in their sexual
organs should not use Yohimbe.
Yohimbe should not
be used by people who are taking
drugs - especially tranquilizers, anti-depressants,
sedatives, caffeine, amphetamines, antihistamines
or narcotics - or significant amounts of
Anyone with a heart condition, kidney disease,
diabetes, glaucoma, abnormal blood pressure,
irregular blood sugar, brain and mental
health disorders, or history of gastric
or duodenal ulcers should avoid this herb.
The bottom line is
stay away from Yohimbe.... period!
Why Do Some brands Still
The brands on the market that still contain
Yohimbe do so for one reason and one reason
only: MONEY! They do not care about your
health or well being and only care about
making a quick buck.
As we stated above, Yohimbe is a powerful
herb and when taken it gives your body the
impression that something is definitely
"working". However all that it
is really doing is increasing your blood
pressure and heart rate at an alarming rate.
I guess they are hoping that as long as
you are feeling something then maybe you
can think that the product works.
Look at it this way.. the companies that
can't make products that work by using the
expensive approved ingredients and methods,
tend to use Yohimbe as a quick alternative
regardless of the health risks and even
possibility of death.
Click any of the links below to learn more
about the amazing products that do not contain
this banned substance.