Rauwolfia Serpentina

In the world of bodybuilding, another plant is getting popular as a weight loss ingredient. iForce Dexaprine includes the plant Rauwolfia serpentina or indian snakeroot. For centuries the snakeroot has been used as a homeopathic medicine for various medicines.

Why is Rauwolfia serpentina in iForce Dexaprine?

Although this herb has been used in many Eastern countries for decades, Rauwolfia serpentina is relatively new in the Western countries and also in bodybuilding. The key to understanding why iForce Dexaprine has included Rauwolfia serpentina is because of the active ingredients found in the plant. Here are several active compounds worth mentioning:

  • Reserpine
  • Deserpidine
  • Serpentinine
  • Corynanthine
  • Yohimbine
  • Ajmaline
  • Rauwolscine

You might find familiar ingredients in the list above. Actually among them, Yohimbine has been in use as a weight loss supplement. Next is Rauwolscine, a compound that is getting popular as a weight loss ingredient.

Rauwolfia serpentina extracts Rauwolscine and Yohimbine

Rauwolscine Source – Rauwolfia serpentina

Yohimbine and Rauwolscine are central nervous system stimulants. Both of them are classified as alpha-2 receptor antagonists. The world first knew of Yohimbine and how it could trigger weight loss. However, the plant in which the popular Yohimbine was extracted from was Pausinystalia yohimbe. As a weight loss product, it worked too well. There were accounts and studies showing that Yohimbine triggered weight loss. Unfortunately, it also had several side effects that were detrimental to health.

Fortunately, the world also found out of the cousin of Yohimbine which is Rauwolscine. Although both can be extracted from Rauwolfia serpentina, Rauwolscine is found in greater amounts. It is also similar to Yohimbine, differing only with the chemical structure. Yet Rauwolscine had lesser side effects compared to Yohimbine making it a better alternative.

Rauwolfia serperntina extract – Rauwolscine in Depth

Rauwolscine Chemical Structure

Rauwolscine Chemical Structure

As previously stated, Rauwolscine is an alpha-2 receptor antagonist. When you say receptor antagonist, it prevents the stimulation of the apha-2 receptors. You may be asking why it’s important to disable alpha-2 receptors.

Alpha 2 receptors can found in the abdomen for males and glutes for women as well as other places in the body. There are other receptors in the body such as the beta receptors. Most weight loss products focus on the beta receptors. These beta receptors are responsible for the increase of norepinephrine, epinephrine and lipolysis or burning of fats. iForce Dexaprine already has a lot of Beta receptor stimulants, theophylline and synephrine to name a few.

However, everything will be useless if the alpha receptors are still stimulated. Basically, alpha receptors do things opposite to what Beta receptors do. Alpha receptors especially alpha 2 receptors can inhibit the release of norepinephrine. It can also inhibit lipolysis or the release of fats in adipose tissues. Worse, alpha 2 receptors can actually trigger the creation of new adipose tissues or fat!

iForce needed something to turn off alpha 2 receptors. Yohimbine could have done the job but it had too many side effects. That’s why iForce Dexaprine has Rauwolscine from Rauwolfia serpentina instead. It is a great alpha 2 antagonist with less toxic side effects. To summarize its benefits, these happen when alpha 2 receptors are inhibited.

  • Help increase norepinephrine
  • Block the fat creation or lipogenesis especially in the abdomen and glutes
  • Relaxes the corpora cavernosa smooth muscle and help cure erectile dysfunction caused by anabolic steroids
  • Help Increase acetylcholine and elevate mood

With alpha 2 receptors out of the way, other ingredients found in iForce Dexaprine will be able to get to work. You’ll enjoy the fat burning properties of the beta receptor stimulates to the fullest.

Side Effects Associated with Rauwolfia serpentina

iForce Dexaprine contains a standardized dose of Rauwolscine extracted from Rauwolfia serpentina. Just like most stimulants and drugs, overdose can have detrimental effects to the body. It’s also advised that you don’t take Rauwolfia serpentina if you have a family history or medical history of heart ailments, endocrine problems and liver problems. Rauwolscine over dosage can also occur if you take other supplements containing the said ingredient. Then again, with iForce Dexaprine with Rauwolfia serpentina, you’ll never need any other weight loss supplement. Everything you need is in one pill!


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