Overview

Higenamine is a chemical found in several plants including aconite, asarum, lotus, and Lamarck's bedstraw, sacred bamboo, and others.

Higenamine is showing up in products promoted as a pre-workout supplement for improving athletic performance. However, higenamine is prohibited in sports. It is on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

How does it work ?

Higenamine works like a stimulant. In some parts of the body it causes tissues to relax. In other parts of the body, such as the heart, it causes tissue to contract. It seems to increase heart contractions and speed up the heart rate.

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