- Yohimbine is a fat burning compound. Although effective, it may cause anxiety, it adversely interacts with many pharmaceuticals, and the labeled dose of supplements that contain it often does not match the actual dose.
Yohimbe, and its subset yohimbine, are fat-burning compounds, primarily used to lose fat during short term fasting.
Yohimbine is also an aphrodisiac and can aid erectile dysfunction. It is also a general stimulant.
Yohimbine works by increasing adrenaline levels in the body, as well as inhibiting a regulatory process in fat cells, which normally suppresses fat burning.
The effects of yohimbine are partially negated by food intake, which is why it is often taken in a fasted state.