Yohimbe is a tree that can be found growing in Central Africa. It contains the active alkaloid yohimbine, a proven natural substance that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
In Canada and many other parts of the world, the active ingredient is sold as a prescription medication to treat impotence in men. There is little doubt that yohimbine works to treat ED. Many clinical studies have shown that it works.
But will you get enough yohimbine from the yohimbe bark to help treat ED? The answer is yes.
Typically, you can expect the yohimbe bark to contain about 6% of the active ingredient yohimbine. Indeed, this bark has been used as an aphrodisiac (to boost sex drive) in men.
To get proper conversion of the amount of yohimbine found in a typical preparation, see the article Yohimbine Dosage.
Side Effects of Yohimbe?
There are valid concerns about some of the side effects of yohimbine. Excessive dose of yohimbine can cause dizziness, headaches, anxiety, nervousness and a racing heart.
For a complete list of side effects of yohimbe, see the article Benefits of Yohimbe.
However, the typical dose that is effective to treat ED does not usually generate many side effects for most people. As always, it is prudent to start with a lower than recommended dose first and gradually increase until you get the benefits you are looking for.
As with any natural remedies, more is not better. As you take more and more, you do not get additional benefits but the amount of side effects can increase to a dangerous level.
Have a strong erection while experiencing headaches, dizziness and nervousness is not going to be comfortable or enjoyable.
Thinking of using yohimbe for ED?
It works. Clinical studies show that the active ingredient yohimbine found in the yohimbe bark is effective for treating erectile dysfunction.
When buying yohimbe, always look for a standardized product (most are) that reveals how much of the active ingredient yohimbine in each pill.
Always start with the lower dosage first and then increase gradually to avoid experiencing side effects.