Yohimbe Hydrochloride

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This supplement has been extensively marketed as giving huge gains to bodybuilders, so why don't many bodybuilders use it? It is found as the chemical yohimbine hydrochloride in the yohimbe bark. Yohimbe has been used in medicine to treat male impotence and sex drive. Some studies have indicated that it is involved in reduced fat synthesis and increased fat mobilisation (Berlan, et al 1991; Muller-Wieland, et al 1994), but they are of extremely poor design. It may also help reduce blood clotting, and hence reduces risk of cardiovascular disease (Shah & Goyal 1994).

Yohimbe is marketed to increase testosterone production, but it does not do this, and preparations may not contain viable doses for any effect. Lots more research is needed here to be convincing, but I cannot see that it has a role as a bodybuilding supplement.

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The Basics Of Body Building

The Basics Of Body Building

Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight training, increased calorie intake, and resting your body as it repairs and heals itself, before restarting your workout routine.

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