Catuaba bark refers to the several species of plants (Erythroxylum vacciniifolium, Erythroxylum catuaba, Tetragastris catuaba, Trichilia catigua, Anemopaegma arvense) where the bark of each is used similarly, interchangeably, and safely within herbalism as a moderate stimulant for reducing fatigue during physical and mental performance.
What to Know About Taking Catuaba Bark
Catuaba bark is a nerve tonic that stimulates the nerves of the body for strengthening both mental and physical performance during related activities of thinking and doing physical exercise.
Why Take Catuaba Bark?
Catuaba bark is used to strengthen cognition, promote the physical performance and contraction of muscles, and support intimacy. The antioxidants within catuaba bark maintain energy levels.
Herbalism uses Catuaba bark for the following benefits:
How Catuaba Bark Works with the Body and Diet
Undesired Outcomes While Taking Catuaba Bark
As with many herbs, some undesirable outcomes may be encountered with catuaba bark such as digestive upset, sleeplessness, irritability, headache, and tension.
Some remedies for undesirable outcomes with catuaba bark are as follows:
- Do not take catuaba bark on an empty stomach.
Take with complete balanced meals
- Do not take too much at once
- Divide your dosage up throughout the day
- Take the correct amount of catuaba bark daily
Taking Catuaba Bark During Pregnancy and Lactation
No known harmful effect of taking the appropriate serving of catuaba bark with complete balanced meals during pregnancy and lactation. Consult a healthcare provider when adjusting lifestyle, exercise, diet, and supplementation.