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J Diet Suppl. 2011 Dec;8(4):346-54. doi: 10.3109/19390211.2011.615806. Epub 2011 Oct 21.

Yohimbine use for physical enhancement and its potential toxicity.

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ncimolai@interchange.ubc.ca

Abstract

Yohimbine is a naturally sourced pharmacological agent, which produces hyperadrenergic physiological effects. In excess doses, it may typically cause agitation, anxiety, hypertension, and tachycardia. There is no conclusive evidence for this drug to be of benefit in bodybuilding, exercise tolerance, physical performance, or desirable alterations of body mass. Although tolerated generally well in low doses, the potential for dose-dependent toxicity should be recognized.

PMID:
22432773
DOI:
10.3109/19390211.2011.615806
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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