YOHIMBE: A potent libido booster, sex enhancer and energizer.
• A powerful aphrodisiac for both men and women
• Can be used to fight impotence
• Shown to be a powerful antioxidant
• Helps prevent arteries from getting clogged
• Helps sexual performance, increase libido
• Shown to help prevent heart attacks
What is Yohimbe?
Yohimbe is a popular herb coming originally from South Africa and known worldwide as an powerful aphrodisiac. It is extracted from the inner bark of the tropical West African tree (Corynanthe Yohimbe). For centuries, the crude bark has been used as a tonic to enhance sexual prowess and pleasure.
Yohimbe was first discovered and used for its aphrodisiac qualities by the Pygmies and the Bushmen in West Africa, where it grows wild. The Bantu speaking tribes of West Africa still use and praise yohimbe today for its powerful aphrodisiac effects. These West African tribes also used it to treat fevers, leprosy, and coughs. It has also been used to dilate pupils, for heart disease, and as a local anesthetic.
In the 19th century, some German missionaries discovered yohimbe while in West Africa and brought it back to Europe where it quickly became very popular.
In the 1960s, the US Food & Drug Administration ran several scientific tests on yohimbe to determine its potency as an aphrodisiac. These scientists discovered that yohimbe was in fact a powerful and effective aphrodisiac, especially for men. These studies also reported that yohimbe helps to heighten the sense of touch and send tickling sensations up and down the spine.
Yohimbe has been one of the most popular supplements for men and women for years. When ingested, the body converts it to yohimbine and assimilates it into the bloodstream. Yohimbine, an alkaloid, is the primary active ingredient of yohimbe.
Why should you take Yohimbe?
Its popularity has been ignited not only by its effects as an aphrodisiac, but also new research that shows it could be an herb with very effective antioxidant potential. Research shows it is a vasodilator, which means that it increases blood flow to the extremities and appendages. In other words, it can treat male impotence quite effectively, as well as increase the sex drive (libido) in men and in women.
In addition, yohimbe has also been shown to help prevent arteries from becoming blocked or clogged and causing myocardial dysfunction or strokes. Not only does yohimbe help men with sexual performance, increase libido, and help prevent heart attacks, but yohimbe also has been shown to decrease fat synthesis in the body by increasing fatty acid mobilisation.
Which scientific studies give evidence to support this?
In a double blind study involving 182 men with erectile dysfunction, 42mg of yohimbe was administered daily. Within one month, 34% of the participants reported full recovery of sexual function, and 24% reported partial response.
In another study involving 48 men experiencing impotence, 46% reported improvement in sexual functioning, and in a Stanford University study on Yohimbe, the subjects experienced 90% increase in sexual desire in less than one hour.
Finally, in an older, 1977 german study done on Yohimbe using 86 patients with erectile dysfunction, 30mg of yohimbe was administered each day for eight weeks. 71% of the participants responded positively with an overall improvement in sexual function and libido.
How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?
People taking yohimbe should avoid foods containing tyramine, such as cheese, red wine, or liver. Tyramine is a substance contained in foods such as cheese, liver, and red wine. These foods should not be consumed while taking yohimbe. Also, antidepressants such as Prozac should be taken in combination with yohimbe only under the close supervision of a physician.