Derived from the bark of the Pausinystalia yohimbe tree, yohimbine is an active indole alkaloid consituenet. Yohimbine HCL is prescribed as a treatment for erectile dysfunction by health professionals. It can also be used to treat female xerostomia ,  hyposexual disorder and the sexual side effects that’s are caused by antidepressants.

Yohimbine HCL has received some attention as it is considered to be a mild MAO inhibitor, with aphrodisiac and stimulant effects. It can be taken in the form of tablets prescribed by a doctor or as dietary supplent that are sold over the counter. 

Benefits of Taking yohombine HCL

It treats erectile dysfunction –available as a prescription drug or over the counter as it has been shown on clinical trials to be effective.

Supports fat loss- especially in trouble areas such as thighs and glutes for women and love handles and midsection for men

Suppress appetite and it’s a metabolism booster.

Maximize sex drive- it leads to improved libido and sexual performances in males.

Side effects

It may lead to impotence after a long use. Also it causes dizziness, nausea, agitation, insomnia or over-stimulation. It may also interact negatively with some medications.


For maximum effectiveness and reduction of side effects, it is good to consume the proper dosage of yohimbine. Your tolerance level and the intended use should determine the dose. In some instances lower or higher amounts may be recommended but in most cases per day a dosage of 5-15mg is used.

To gauge your sensitivity it’s recommended to start at half the suggested dosage. To prevent insomnia it should not be taken late in the day and it’s generally taken on an empty stomach. To determine the best dose for you need consult a doctor before taking this supplement.

Yohimbine laws in Canada

Under Health Canada regulations it has not been approved as a natural health product. Canada does not allow for its importation for commercial purposes or sale without a prescription. Health Canada asks stores that stock non-approved yohimbine supplements to remove them and request that companies that import it to stop.

Individuals if travelling outside Canada may bring with them the product back but customs may seize the product if shipped through mail.

Bodybuilders and weightlifter forums however have anecdotal reports of finding the products in the area health and fitness stores. Other users have reported of trying to purchase the product online but the packages are seized by Health Canada.

Yohimbine HCL requires a prescription to order through the available Canadian online stores.