Sympatholytic for Erectile Dysfunction
CSA NA – Not FDA Approved as a drug (approved as a dietary supplement) – REMS (N) – Cannot Ship as prescription
How Does It Work
Yohimbine comes from a tall evergreen tree that is native to Western Africa. Yohimbine has been for centuries as an aphrodisiac and to enhance sexual performance. Yohimbine blocks the presynaptic alpha-2 adrenergic receptors along with modulating the activity of the autonomic nervous system by increasing the parasympathetic (cholinergic) and decreasing the sympathetic (adrenergic) activity. Yohimbine improves penile hydraulics by increasing the inflow of blood into the penis which results in penile engorgement along with contraction of the pelvic floor muscles maintains an adequate erection by impeding the outflow of blood by exerting pressure on the penile veins from within and from outside of the penile tunica.
Indications For Use
Treatment of erectile dysfunction organic and psychogenic erectile dysfunction.
Use with caution or avoid in persons with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Erectile dysfunction (Yohimbine)
Take 15mg to 30mg in two to three divided doses daily.
Long-term use is not recommended.
Points To Consider
Natural alternative to PDE-5 inhibitors that can be used improve erectile function during intercourse
Natural alternative to testosterone that can be used to improve libido
Yohimbine is available as an ingredient in some non-prescription dietary supplements in the United States
Mild and transient side effects
Potency and purity of dietary supplement is not guaranteed
Limited evidence; mainly anecdotal evidence
Well tolerated, most side effects are transient and mild to moderate in nature. The most common side effects include:
Cardiovascular: Flushing, elevated blood pressure, elevated heart rate
Central Nervous System: Dizziness, headache, insomnia