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Horny goat weed is a supplement used by people having erectile dysfunction. It is sold over the counter and has as the active ingredient icariin which can benefit men who have ED. It is often sold as powder, tea, tablet and capsule forms.
Horny goat weed can also be used by people (including women) who suffer from having:
- Hardened arteries
- Low libido
- Hay fever
- High blood pressure
- Menopause problems
- Brain injury
- Or fatigue
How does it work?
Horny goat weed has icariin which inhibits the activity of PDE5 blocking the penis arteries. When blood fills up in the arteries and the cylinders in the penis are filled, erection happens. So it helps to open up those arteries so that more blood can flow into the penis making it erect.
How is it made?
Horny goat weed is used mostly in the eastern regions of the world. The name was acquired after a goat herder found that his goats became sexually aroused after eating a certain plant (I know… almost TMI, huh?).
It is basically known as Epimedium (epimedium grandiflorum) and is also called yin yang huo in parts of China. The plant is mostly found in Japan, China and Korea. But now it is available in most places of the world in form capsules, tablets and tea.
Does it really work?
The claims on many supplements often don’t work when you take them. But with horny goat weed, you can be sure that it will work because it is a natural medicine being used for thousands of years to cure erectile dysfunction.
Even researchers of today have done plenty of testing on animals to confirm that it does really work and is capable of increasing sexual activity by increasing blood flow to the penis. It works pretty much in the same way as Viagra does.
Are there any side effects?
Like all supplements, horny goat weed also has its side effects which start occurring when you start over using the supplement. There can be nosebleed and other minor side effects if you are using it for over a month. So never go beyond the recommended dosage and never keep taking the supplement nonstop. When you have gained much of its benefits, give yourself a little break of a few weeks before starting to take it again.
Remember horny goat weed shouldn’t be taken as a “Viagra” type of solution. It works slowly but it definitely works (according to many!).
Where to buy Horny Goat Weed
You can find Horny Goat Weed in most health food stores. However, because we have a great deal of respect for the Christopher brothers at Lost Empire Herbs, and how much effort they put into sourcing the best possible ingredients and how deeply they research these things, we are very comfortable recommending their site.
Please note that sometimes they have special giveaways, sales, coupons and deals. When we are told about them, we post them in this section devoted to their store here. You can of course expect to get huge savings as we always have feeds with the best deals possible.