Yohimbine HCL and Stubborn Fat/Fat Loss

There’s a supplement that can help you get rid of that stubborn fat (usually lower abdomen/lower back for men, hips and thighs for women) when you do fasted cardio/training (or when using a low carb diet).

Before I get started, let me explain something: I think this supplement would be most valuable for those who are already fairly lean. In other words, yohimbine hcl is something you’d want to use to get rid of those final “problem areas.”

So how does yohimbine hcl work? Well, one reason certain areas are stubborn is alpha 2 receptor sites. These sites (within the fat tissue) basically “tell” the fat cells not to break down. Stubborn fat areas tend to have more alpha receptor sites than non-stubborn areas. Yohimbine hcl temporarily “turns off” alpha receptors, thus helping you to get rid of the stubborn fat.

Yohimbine hcl also helps with blood circulation (which is why it is touted as a “male enhancement” supplement). This is another helpful property, since stubborn fat areas often have relatively poor circulation.

The correct dosage for yohimbine hcl is .2mg/kg (example: 20mg for a 220lb person (0.09 mg/lb of body weight). It is better to take yohimbine hcl, not yohimbe. Yohimbe is the herbal form–you’ll never be sure you are getting the correct dosage with herbal forms.

Yohimbine hcl could be taken with coffee/caffeine, which has it’s own fat burning properties. I usually have it with a cup of coffee. This combination also suppresses my appetite.

A few more considerations:

Insulin completely blunts the effectiveness of yohimbine hcl. This is why you need to take it in some form of fasted state or while blood sugar is low. Here are a few options:

*First thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

*Several hours after your last meal (for those practicing intermittent fasting).

*Another option would be to take yohimbine at some point after a weight training session has started (let’s say 20-40 minutes). Your blood sugar should be low enough by that point for the Yohimbine to take effect (unless you ate right before you trained or use a intra shake containing carbs while you train). You could follow this up with some steady-state cardio (treadmill, etc) to burn the fat you’ve just liberated from the stubborn cells.

Some cannot tolerate yohimbine’s stimulant properties. You may want to test a half dosage initially to see if you can tolerate it. i find it best to take it in 2.5mg or 5mg capsules and pyramid up to the correct dose.

It is not wise to stack yohimbine hcl with the eca stack. Here’s the problem: the eca stack works by stimulating beta-receptor sites, and yohimbine works by suppressing alpha-receptor sites. It isn’t just fat cells that have these receptor sites–your heart does too. If you take these supplements at the same time, you are sort of pushing the gas and the brake at the same time (as Lyle McDonald has put it). Your heartrate and blood pressure could skyrocket.

But you could try using yohimbine in the morning, followed by the eca stack 4 hours later. You’d have to experiment and see what works for you.

Personally I recomend one 2.5mg pill in the morning and then another after lunch, then increase the dose to the advised dose of .2mg/kg (example: 20mg for a 220lb person (0.09 mg/lb of body weight).

23 comments on “Yohimbine HCL and Stubborn Fat/Fat Loss”

  1. Rob Woolley Reply

    Very interesting read thank you Paul I will definitely be trying this out over the next few weeks

  2. louise Milne Reply

    Great read Paul, will most certainly give this a try, always struggle to get condition on lower body, in the process fullness on upper body suffers.

  3. Freddie Reply

    Interesting article, may give this a go. Any suggestions on where I could purchase yohimbine Hcl?

    • Pscarb Reply

      what has that got to do with anything on my site? but thanks for your email and IP address as i know where to come if she complains she has a stalker……

  4. Lauren Reply

    Hi, I am completely new to Yohimbine HCL.  I had a baby about 7mos. ago and am trying to shed about ten lbs. in those tough spots. I weigh about 170, and would like to know what dosage I should take of the powder.

    • Pscarb Reply

      with powder be that in powder form or capsule start with 2.5mg and increase if you can tolerate it to a max dose of 20mg.

      there is a new product on the market from america called Vasaburn which is a Yohimbine HCL cream for spot reduction

  5. Ciara Reply

    Hi I was just wondering if it would be okay to take half my dose upon waking then the other half at around 6pm when I workout if I don’t eat for 3.5 hours prior? I usually have lunch around 2pm and workout at 6pm then eat dinner around 730pm. Or should I just take the second dose after my last meal or just all in the morning? Also how soon after I take the morning dose is it okay to eat? Please help! Thank you!

    • Pscarb Reply

      Yohimbine works best in a fasted state the best time to use is first thing in the morning then leave as much time after to eat. splitting the dose to another time of the day other than morning is fine as long as you are fasted.

  6. Annie Reply

    Awesome read. Thanks Paul. Can you help me with a query I have please?
    1. Is there any harm in taking this months out if I’m not ‘lean’ or am I simply wasting my money? (I’ve still got 12-13kg to lose yet)
    2. How do I use this product in conjunction with Dim? Do I cycle between then or take together? Or not at all?
    3. In natural Feds these are allowed out of season. How long before a comp should I stop taking them please?
    Any advice is much appreciated.

    • Pscarb Reply

      yohimbine will work no matter if your lean or not but the effects will be noticeable more when leaner, there is no interaction with DIM that i know of….

      drop the yohimbine 2-3 weeks out from the show, this will help with water retention as Yohimbine HCL holds some water sub-Q

  7. Annie Reply

    Thank you so much! Couldn’t find that on the internet anywhere. Really appreciate it!

  8. Sachin Patel Reply

    Hi Paul,

    You mention is better to take Yohimbine when you’re at the final stages of fat loss. Would it be more appropriate to start with HGH-frag, then add yohimbine in the last few weeks? Thanks.

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