Are you one of those people who has just given up on finding a decent fat loss supplement? We get you, man, we get you! However, we would like to suggest that you read this discussion carefully till the very end and decide for yourself if you want to give a go to Yohimbe or not. Haven’t heard of it? Don’t worry, what are we here for? In this discussion, all that we are going to do is talk about Yohimbe and its benefits with regard to fat loss. Not only that, but we also tell you how to use the supplement and discuss some of the side effects that are associated with Yohimbe. Finally, we round up the discussion by analyzing whether you can use this supplement or not.
So, without further ado, let us begin, shall we?
Yohimbe at a glance
If you haven’t heard about Yohimbe, let us first explain a few facts about Yohimbe itself before we get into the debate about the uses of supplements that contain Yohimbe. Yohimbe is an herbal supplement that has multiple uses. Mostly, its uses were considered to be an aphrodisiac nature. However, recently, remarkable effects on weight and training, in general, have been observed as well. This is what makes Yohimbe such an exciting prospect from a pharmacological point of view. Yohimbe is extracted from a tree called Pausinystalia Yohimbe.
How does Yohimbe work?
Now, you are well aware of the nature of this herbal substance but you still don’t know a lot about how it works. Yohimbe excites the Sympathetic nervous system in our body. This is the part of our nervous system that is associated with the much-famed flight or fight response. What is happening at the molecular level is of prime interest here. The fight or flight response activation leads to the release of neurotransmitters known as adrenaline and noradrenaline. Once these molecules make their way into your bloodstream, the human body becomes much more alert as numerous events happen at once. Your body temperature increases as does your blood pressure. So that is basically what a capsule of Yohimbe can do to your body. But wait, that isn’t all Yohimbe does. Remember the receptor that we mentioned some lines ago? The Alpha-2-Adrenergic receptor? Yohimbe can bind to these receptors in your fat cells and burn your body fat. This is exactly the benefit associated with Yohimbe that we are going to talk about in detail in this discussion.
The biggest benefit
Several benefits are associated with Yohimbe. It has a marvelous effect on blood circulation as well as helps with your professional training. It has also been proven to be an effective remedy for depression but the most important aspect of using Yohimbe that has been highlighted the most is how Yohimbe can be used for optimal fat loss. In the following lines, we are going to have a look at how you can achieve an optimal fat loss by gobbling down Yohimbe. There are five important considerations in this regard.
You must be patient as we narrate a story that will help you understand how Yohimbe helps you lose fat. There are two hormones that you must have heard of, at some point in life. These are called epinephrine and norepinephrine. Now just like there are two hormones, there are two receptors on your fat cells. These are your alpha and beta receptors. When your catecholamines (that’s what two hormones are collectively called) bind to the beta receptors, fat cells are all ready to be melted. But when the binding takes place with the alpha receptors, then this process of melting cannot take place.
You must be wondering, where does Yohimbe fit into this equation? Well, Yohimbe binds to the alpha receptors. You can imagine what happens next, cannot you? The aforementioned hormones can bind to the beta receptors, thereby leading to the burning of fat cells. Quite a story, wasn’t that?
2- Accelerated heart rate
The binding thing isn’t the only way in which Yohimbe promotes fat loss. No sir, this ain’t your average fat loss solution! Anyhow, one of the other ways in which Yohimbe promotes fat loss is by increasing your heart rate. We are sure that you can figure out what happens next. As the heart rate increases, your body suddenly is burning more calories. You are not at work necessarily but your body is burning more calories after a few moments of guzzling down Yohimbe. So, you don’t need to hit the gym 24/7 for optimal fat loss once you guzzle down a supplement that is enriched with Yohimbe.
3- Diminished fatigue
On the other hand, if you want to lose fat by hitting the gym for longer periods, Yohimbe helps you there as well. It gives you an energy boost, a push that helps you hit the gym for longer periods. The important thing to note here is the words that we have used. Diminished fatigue. When you push your limits, you tend to become so tired and fatigued that you cannot lift yourself for another round of gym at least for another 16-24 hours. However, if you guzzle down Yohimbe as pre or post-workout, chances are high that you will be able to lift yourself very soon, even after a tiresome workout session.
4- More water loss
Water weight is a reality, even though it has not been talked about much in some of the “other articles” you might have read. A great way to get rid of some of the excess that your body might be supporting is by promoting dehydration but in a careful and controlled manner. We cannot think of a better tool than Yohimbe if this is how you plan to wage a war on that extra weight in your body. This is one of the reasons why Yohimbe is becoming popular so quickly among weightlifters and bodybuilders. And why wouldn’t it? So many ways to promote fat loss.
5- Decrease in muscle loss
It is often observed that whenever diet supplements are in action, you tend to lose that muscle mass you preserved and built after hard, long training sessions. This is a troubling issue with many supplements but Yohimbe is an exception. It keeps you in that physique that you love and don’t want to lose at any cost. Yet another way in which Yohimbe promotes optimal fat loss is by suppressing your appetite. We are not going into details but of course, that means that you are not going to eat a lot once you guzzle down a decent amount of Yohimbe down your throat!
How are you going to use it?
There is no rocket science involved here but the new entries still mess up things whenever it comes down to using Yohimbe. We nearly forgot to mention this, any supplement that is predominantly Yohimbe by nature is safe to use for both men and women. Ok so coming back to using Yohimbe, well the ideal thing to do would be guzzling it down at least 30 minutes before you hit the gym. This is the optimal time for any pre-workout to kick in and start showing its effects. In any case, please don’t have a particularly fatty meal before you take this supplement. Otherwise, the whole effort of guzzling down an herbal supplement to burn fat would just become futile. You ask us about the dose. Well, we are not going to mention any numbers here but we would tell you this much. It would be great if you could start with smaller doses of the supplement. Wait and see, observe the results. See if the supplement is showing the desired effect of fat loss or not. If it does, you can amp up the quantity but if your body is resistant to Yohimbe, then it is not a wise thing to push the limits. You can seek the advice of your professional gym trainer in this regard as well.
Are there any side effects?
Enough chattering in the pleasing tone. Now, let analyze the possible downsides and complications that might arise as a result of Yohimbe consumption. A study has been carried out by the California Poison Control System, which considered all the side effects associated with Yohimbe consumption. There were some minor risks which we can ignore for the sake of convenience in this discussion. The important side effects that the study reviewed included GI tract troubles, increased heart beating as well as blood pressure. You will be able to understand why these phenomena happen if you reread the mechanism of action of Yohimbe. Some other major concerns associated with Yohimbe include renal failure as well as a risk of a heart attack. We understand why your eyebrows are raised! The comforting news is that none of these conditions developed from the consumption of pure Yohimbe. Rather the products used contained other ingredients as well. This is why we thought it would be prudent to have a look at the drug interactions of this herbal supplement. We do that in the following passage of this discussion.
Better safe than sorry
Some of you might already be taking some drugs for different medical conditions. Now you must make a habit of this if you have to but do read about the possible drug interactions before you start feeding yourself a new supplement or a product of similar nature. We investigated the possible drug interactions for Yohimbe and there were a few findings that will interest you. By category, a person taking drugs of dietary or anti-depressant nature must not experiment with the idea of incorporating Yohimbe in their diet. Oh, we nearly forgot, add congestion solvers in this list too. Speaking more specifically, stay away from Yohimbe if use opioids, BP controllers, methamphetamine, or any anxiety-relieving drugs. So now, you know all about the drugs and medicines that you shouldn’t be taking if you plan to incorporate Yohimbe into your training regime for optimal fat loss.
Should you be using Yohimbe?
At this point in the discussion, you can tell for yourself if this is a supplement that you should be guzzling down or not. There are a few exceptions who must not come anywhere near this supplement. In the following lines, we are going to talk about only that group of people. Firstly, if you are a pregnant lady reading this article, please get off this website. Yohimbe containing supplements can do more harm than good to you. Also, anyone who is below 18 better clear off as well. This shouldn’t be the first supplement that you try before you lift weights or try losing some excess fat. Go jog and walk for heaven’s sake! There are many other reasons why people use Yohimbe. All that we can tell you is to consult your trainer or personal doctor before you add this supplement to your dietary plans.
The final verdict is in. We love what Yohimbe has to offer. We aren’t the only ones who love it, the popularity curves are on a rise for this amazing supplement. We can tell you this much, there aren’t many competitors of this supplement in the market that match it in terms of effectiveness and versatility. We have discussed only the weight loss bit but there are several other benefits that Yohimbe has to offer, some of which we mentioned in this discussion somewhere.
Well, folks, it is time for us to wrap up this discussion. No one wishes more than us to keep going, but the limitations of time and space force us to scribble down concluding remarks right here and right now. But we are hopeful that you have learned a lot of new things from this discussion. If you are someone who is seeking a supplement that can promote your weight loss, then your worries are all solved, aren’t they? All that you need to do is scratch that credit card and say on the counter one Yohimbe supplement, please!