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    Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed

    Horny Goat Weed

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    Supports sexual health, enhances mood, cognitive health booster, and improves bone health*†

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    Horny Goat Weed

    Used For 2,000 Years in Traditional Chinese Medicine

    What Is Horny Goat Weed?

    Horny goat weed, also known as bishop’s hat, yin-yang Huo (in Chinese) and fairy wings, is a genus of flowering plant from the Berberidaceae family. It is one of the several species of epimedium (in the botanical terms) and is a leafy plant that grows in the wild, mostly at the higher altitudes. This herb has been used for more than 2,000 years in ancient and Traditional Chinese medicine. The majority of this species are found in China, but a smaller number of this species is also found in other parts of Asia and the Mediterranean region.

    The leaves of this plant contain a variety of sterols, flavonoids, alkaloids, and polysaccharides that can be used for a variety of health benefits. One of the flavonoids and the one most focused on is called icariin. Icariin is the key active flavonol contained within Horny Goat Weed plant extract.

    Discover the Benefits of Horny Goat Weed

    May Increase Testosterone*

    For men, it is believed that icariin may give a boost to free-circulating testosterone through the body and improve the overall delivery of testosterone due to using a quality and ‘standardized’ amount of icariin (more on standardized below).*† Recent animal studies have shown that icariin has the ability to increase testosterone levels and sperm counts in adult rats.*†

    Supports Sexual Health*

    Icariin boosts Nitric Oxide levels,[6] which in turn promote healthy male erectile function.*† Nitric Oxide will act as a chemical transmitter directing the delivery of blood to the erectile tissue of the penis which in turn may help with some forms of erectile dysfunction (ED). When taking a good standardized horny goat weed supplement over time, you may benefit from a boost in the Nitric Oxide and the stimulation of blood flow as a result.*† Moreover, it is also known to act as an aphrodisiac in both men and women.*†

    Menopause Hormone Balancing*

    Horny goat weed contains chemicals called phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are chemicals that replicate some of the effects of a woman’s natural estrogen. Some menopausal symptoms like low libido and osteoporosis may be alleviated with this chemical and its estrogen-like activity.*† In one study, it was found that an herba epimedii water extract produced beneficial actions in postmenopausal women such as increasing serum estradiol (one of 4 types of estrogen the ovaries produce).

    Why Choose Herbolab’s
    Horny Goat Weed?

    1. Standardized to 10% Icariin

    To get horny goat weed extract powder, it has to be extracted from the Epimedium plant. When doing such, the extracted powder will contain various levels of icariin and is measured as a percentage. The percentage can range from 10% all the way up to 98%. Anything beyond 70% and it has been found that the flavonoid of icariin will suffer from composition instability and will lose their effectiveness.*† A safe range is 10% to 60% of standardized icariin.*† The benefit of a standardized horny goat weed with 10% icariin is a good place to start, and you can work your way up from the lower end of the spectrum and increase until you find your sweet spot in dosage without having to buy more expensive and often non standardized products claiming a higher percentage of icariin.

    2. ‘Good Quality’ Icariin

    There is a good and bad quality of icariin. To know if you are looking at a good or bad icariin, you want to look at the label. Where you see the area that explains the percentage of icariin in the product, check the spelling. A good quality will say ‘icariin’ The bad quality version will say ‘icariins’. “Icariins” are not pure icariin extract. This is a mixed compound of various Epimedium-based substances that are very low grade. Whereas ‘icariin’ (without the ‘s’), when standardized, will contain the specified percentage of actual icariin flavonols.

    3. No Blends or “Proprietary Formula”

    Our horny goat weed is not part of a proprietary blend like many other products you will find on the market. Proprietary blends allow manufacturers to hide important information about the composition of the product.

    With a proprietary formula, the company is required to list only the total amount of the formula, rather than the quantity of each ingredient. This makes it possible to include a long list of ingredients in very low doses (and in many cases ingredients without much evidence for the intended use) with the aim of impressing consumers. Furthermore, the formula may change over time without you necessarily knowing.

    At Herbolab, we believe in full transparency and label disclosure because it’s your right to know exactly what you put in your body.

    4. Perfect Daily Compliment to Our Other Products

    Our herbal supplements are a well-rounded family of some of the best herbal supplements that are sourced from around the world and from the best places where they’re grown indigenously. These powerful adaptogens are non-toxic plants that have been used for centuries to help the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical, or biological. Adding horny goat weed to your herbal supplement stack will allow you to further benefit from the chemicals it contains that promote nitric oxide production. which may increase blood flow and improve sexual function.*† Also, it contains phytoestrogen chemicals that act like estrogen, which may reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women. [13]

    References

    1. Chen, M., Hao, J., Yang, Q., & Li, G. (2014). Effects of icariin on reproductive functions in male rats. Molecules, 19(7), 9502-9514. doi.org/10.3390/molecules19079502
    2. Kelly, D. M., & Jones, T. H. (2015). Testosterone and obesity. Obesity Reviews, 16(7), 581-606 doi.org/10.1111/obr.12282
    3. Siddiqui, F. A., Baig, I., & Ahmad, M. (2017). Phytochemical and biological assessments on Lipidium meyenii (maca) and Epimidium sagittatum (horny goat weed). Pak. J. Pharm. Sci, 30(1), 029-036. Retrieved from Researchgate.net
    4. Zhang, Z. K., Jie, L. I., Jin, L. I. U., Baosheng, G. U. O., Leung, A., Zhang, G., & Zhang, B. T. (2016). Icaritin requires phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling to counteract skeletal muscle atrophy following mechanical unloading. Scientific reports, 6, 20300. Retrieved fromhttps://www.nature.com/articles/srep20300.
    5. Zhang, Z. K., Jie, L. I., Jin, L. I. U., Baosheng, G. U. O., Leung, A., Zhang, G., & Zhang, B. T. (2016). Icaritin requires phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling to counteract skeletal muscle atrophy following mechanical unloading. Scientific reports, 6, 20300. Retrieved from. http://www.biomedres.info/biomedical-research/antifatigue-properties-of-icariin-from-epimedium-brevicornum.html.
    6. Shindel, A. W., Xin, Z. C., Lin, G., Fandel, T. M., Huang, Y. C., Banie, L., … & Lue, T. F. (2010). Erectogenic and neurotrophic effects of icariin, a purified extract of horny goat weed (Epimedium spp.) in vitro and in vivo. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7(4pt1), 1518-1528. doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01699.x8/
    7. Gu, S., Zhou, R., & Wang, X. (2018). Comparison of enhanced male mice sexual function among three medicinal materials. Andrologia, 50(9), e13087.. doi.org/10.1111/and.13087
    8. Chauhan, N. S., Sharma, V., Dixit, V. K., & Thakur, M. (2014). A review on plants used for improvement of sexual performance and virility. BioMed Research International, 2014. doi.org/10.1155/2014/868062
    9. Zhang, G., Qin, L., & Shi, Y. (2007). Epimedium‐derived phytoestrogen flavonoids exert beneficial effect on preventing bone loss in late postmenopausal women: a 24‐month randomized, double‐blind and placebo‐controlled trial. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 22(7), 1072-1079. doi.org/10.1359/jbmr.070405
    10. Chye, P. L. H. (2006). Traditional Asian folklore medicines in sexual health. Indian Journal of Urology, 22(3), 241. Retrieved from dhttp://www.indianjurol.com/text.asp?2006/22/3/241/27632
    11. Indran, I. R., Liang, R. L. Z., Min, T. E., & Yong, E. L. (2016). Preclinical studies and clinical evaluation of compounds from the genus Epimedium for osteoporosis and bone health. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 162, 188-205. doi.org/10.1016/j.pharmthera.2016.01.015
    12. Yan, F. F., Liu, Y., Liu, Y. F., & Zhao, Y. X. (2008). Herba Epimedii water extract elevates estrogen level and improves lipid metabolism in postmenopausal women. Phytotherapy Research, 22(9), 1224-1228. doi.org/10.1002/ptr.2451
    13. Xu, J. H., Yao, M., Ye, J., Wang, G. D., Wang, J., Cui, X. J., & Mo, W. (2016). Bone mass improved effect of icariin for postmenopausal osteoporosis in ovariectomy-induced rats: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Menopause, 23(10), 1152-1157. doi.org/10.1097/GME.0000000000000673