Yohimbine – a dietary supplement that improves erectile function. Selectively blocks the central and peripheral presynaptic and postsynaptic (in high doses), alpha2-adrenergic receptors. It has a stimulating effect on the CNS. Increases sexual desire, enhances erection normalizes potency.
The use of yohimbine in sports
In connection with the presence of yohimbine pronounced fat-burning properties – it is actively used as a competitive bodybuilders during preparation as well as ordinary people who want to remove excess fat deposits. Also, due to the inducing effect, the drug can train more intensively and continuously. Besides, a substance called alpha-adrenoceptor blockade facilitates more efficient breakdown of fat. Because of the effect on the adrenergic receptors is explained by the drug’s ability to burn fat even in the most “problematic” areas, which, by the way, and are rich in these types of receptors. When exposed to circulating catecholamines , such as epinephrine and norepinephrine, the alpha 2 receptors ingibitiruyut lipolysis (the release of fatty acids), while beta-receptors stimulates it. In general, adrenaline, noradrenaline, glucagon, adrenocorticotropic hormone ( ACTH ) and growth hormone stimulates the release of fatty acids from adipose tissue into the bloodstream. Once in the blood stream of fatty acid is usually rapidly oxidised in the case if the blood concentration of fatty acids is not increased from the entry of fatty acids, as a result of food intake.
Overdosing is possible when used in high doses yohimbe. Symptoms of overdose are: nervousness ; excited state; migraine; dizziness; stomach ache; vomiting; diarrhea ; palpitations; low pressure. With the development of these symptoms, stop taking Yohimbe. Additional treatment is required, symptoms go away on their own, and the state is completely normalized after 2 – 3 days.