Yohimbe Erection Cream
- Yohimbe Erection Cream
- Contains yohimbe
Yohimbe products are sold as supplements so they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. We can look to the FDA for some advice about these products. Here are some of the things that the FDA says about Yohimbe:
Yohimbe is a tree bark containing a variety of pharmacologically active chemicals. It is marketed in a number of products for body building and "enchanced male performance." The major identified alkaloid in yohimbe is yohimbine, a chemical that causes vasodilation (expansion of tissue, vessels, chambers), thereby lowering blood pressure. Yohimbine is also a prescription drug in the United States. Side effects are well recognized and may include central nervous system stimulation that causes anxiety attacks. At high doses, yohimbine is a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor. MAO inhibitors can cause serious adverse effects when taken concomitantly with tyramine-containing foods (e.g., liver, cheeses, red wine) or with over-the-counter (OTC) products containing phenylpropanolamine, such as nasal decongestants and diet aids. Individuals taking yohimbe should be warned to rigorously avoid these foods and OTC products because of the increased likelihood of adverse effects.
Yohimbe should also be avoided by individuals with hypotension (low blood pressure), diabetes, and heart, liver or kidney disease.