Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium Extract)- Does it Work?

Lost Empire Herbs Horny Goat Weed – Premium Grade

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Epimedium Extract, commonly known as Horny Goat Weed in North America, is an effective herb that has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The Chinese name is Yin Yang Huo, or Xian Ling Pi and it has become popular in the field of Western alternative medicine. The primary use of Horny Goat Weed is to aid in proper erectile function and research shows a connection.  Many men supplement with horny goat weed as a natural alternative to erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs such as Viagra or Cialis.

Icariin and Nitric Oxide Level

The “active” principal in epimedium is icariin, a chemical compound known as a flavonol glycoside which is a type of flavonoid. The reason this is important is that icariin acts as a phosphodiesterase-5, or PDE5 inhibitor.[1]  If you research erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, you will discover that one of the key mechanisms of those medications is to inhibit PDE5 and thus increase the production of nitric oxide (NO).  Enhanced nitric oxide levels are an essential key to getting and maintaining an erection.  The result is that icariin works by relaxing smooth muscle tissue and improving penile blood flow.  So, when our customers ask “Does horny goat weed work?”, our response is Yes– but all Epimedium extract is NOT created equal.  The key is to know what to purchase.

Lost Empire Herbs Horny Goat Weed is Full-Plant Extracted

superman herbs horny goat weedAs with all natural supplement purchases, the key is to buy horny goat weed from a reliable source. As the old saying goes, “you get what you pay for” and this is certainly true when buying epimedium extract.   I recently came across a New York Times article reporting the NY Attorney General’s office accusing major retailers Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC of “selling dietary supplements that were fraudulent and in many cases contaminated with unlisted ingredients.”  Check out the article and think twice before buying any dietary supplement from these mega-retailers.

At Male Herb Supplements, we only offer Lost Empire Herbs Horny Goat Weed (formerly SuperMan Herbs) (10:1 Water Extract Epimedium grandiflorum).  This source is full-plant extracted, not standardized like most brands.  The result is approximately 1-3% icariin.

Most Effective Dosage of Epimedium extract

Lost Empire Herbs Horny Goat Weed comes in powder form and the recommended dosage is half teaspoon taken twice daily (that equates to approximately 1 gram per day). The taste is pleasant and it is easily washed down with some water or juice. Most of our customers get the best results when they take it daily for a few weeks, especially if they are new to the herb.  We also have customers that like to take a full teaspoon 30-60 minutes before sexual activity.  It is not necessary to “cycle” Epimedium extract.  The supplement also works well in combination with tongkat ali and pine pollen, testosterone boosting herbs.

We invite you to explore our full line of natural testosterone boosters and supplements and experience the incredible power of nature!

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[1]  Ning H, Xin ZC, Lin G, Banie L, Lue TF, Lin CS (December 2006). “Effects of icariin on phosphodiesterase-5 activity in vitro and cyclic guanosine monophosphate level in cavernous smooth muscle cells”. Urology 68 (6): 1350–4.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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