Yohimbe is extracted from the bark of an evergreen tree that grows in Western Africa. The alkaloids in the bark of the tree have been found to be effective in treating erectile issues as well as in helping with weight loss. While Yohimbe is a common ingredient in many natural supplements, there is no conclusive proof that it really works. In the case of sexual dysfunction some studies indicate that it may have some beneficial effect while others say that it is nothing more than a placebo. Recent studies on the weight loss effects of Yohimbe have shown that it offers no significant effect on body weight or body fat.

The problem with Yohimbe is the side effects that it can cause in some users possibly resulting in health issues. High blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, and anxiety are just some of the most common problems associated with taking Yohimbe. With a large number of Yohimbe-free natural supplements now available for both sexual problems and weight loss, the need to risk serious health problems by consuming Yohimbe no longer exists.