Yohimbe bark supplements fail to meet label claims: USDA reports

27 March 2012

Yohimbe bark contains the active compound yohimbine, which is said to have sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac effects, reports nutraingredients-usa.com.

USDA researchers demonstrated chromatographic analysis of 18 yohimbe commercial dietary supplement samples and found that only one matched the label claims.

Scientists stated in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis that two samples contained more yohimbine than claimed on the label, while the rest contained between zero and 50% of the label claims.

American Botanical Council founder and executive director Mark Blumenthal said one of the primary uses for yohimbe products other than the use for erectile dysfunction, is for improving athletic performance and workouts.


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