I have started taking yohimbe. It is GNC brand. I take one capsule every morning, it is 450mg at 2% yohimbine. I think I may not be taking enough, but it says not to exceed the reccommended dosage. I am more or less taking it as an experiment more then out of a need to take it. I have been on it for a week now.
So far, all I have noticed is that it makes me really hot, to the point that I sweat like a pig in the presence of people that say its almost cold.
I also have the urge to wear nothing but a kilt, coat my body in the blood of a deer, pick up my sledge hammer and smash peoples car windows when they are caught in traffic.
If you are getting this heat thing then it seems like there are plenty of alkaloids in it. Certainly some Yohimbe I've used has been pretty crap.
Yohimbe unlike Ephedrine (a beta agonist) is a selective competitive alpha2-adrenergic receptor antagonist.
I used the Twinlab variety for quite a while back and got some good results from it also before Viagra was out stuff like Yobine was sometimes used to treat erectile dysfuntion. Its a vasodilator basically among other things.
DON'T take it with the ECA or Ephedra on its own, I know you have used Eph from your other posts, and DON'T take it with anything like HOT-ROX. Also don't take it with much caffeine and not with anything containing theobromine, like hot chocolate.
Also, avoid tyramine rich foods like cheese and wine and cold medications and stuff containing phenylpropanolamine which are usually allergy medications, cough and cold medications and some other similar things.
Taking it with other stuff as mentioned above can cause high blood pressure and other pretty bad side effects like extreme anxiety.
I took it was Sida Cordifolia (basically a plant containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine alkaloids) and I was FUCKING ill. So be careful.
I would not. If you have a brand that causes the marked effects you describe, a further dosage would cause undesirable effects to the cardiovascular system.
The halflife is short about 1-2 hours. But halflife of metabolites with similar activities like 11-hydroxy-yohimbine is up to 9 hours.
Per 24 hrd time period I think you could take safely, 1mg per 10lbs of bodyweight. So if you weigh 200 lbs, 20 mg. Which in the ones you are taking is 2 capsules and a bit. But spread dosage not all at once.
I have been drinking coffee intermittenly since I was 5. for four years now, I have been drinking one pot daily, throughout the day, not all at once of course. What are adrenal glands again? mine have some smouldering thing going on, like they have been burnt out for a while or something.
Today, I felt like I had some light tightness in my chest, and I also felt like I was breathing, but the air wasn't getting to my lungs if that makes any sense at all. Any ideas? Is it the yohimbe?
Yohimbine imparts effects on a network of nerve cells known as the alpha-2 adrenergic system.
What happens when you take some Yohimbine is it just about shuts down the alpha-2 adrenergic system by stopping the receptor sites for the neurotransmitters that stimulate the activity.
One of the resulting actions besides relaxtion of smooth muscle is in women, it has a relaxing effect on the uterus, which as you can imagine is not ideal in pregnancy.
For those looking to conceive, although yohimbe may help males with erectile dysfuntion and be a potential sexual enhancer for men and women, it has been alleged to cause miscarriage in women. Supposedly some women who miscarriaged were using Yohimbe before they became pregnant.
I'd not take that risk because the evidence is more than anecdotal and with the effects it has, its a possibility. Would be be an idea to speak to a Medical Doctor if you could find one who knew about it.