Horny Goat Weed (Chinese herb Epimedium)
This Chinese herb is also known as Goat Sex herb. It has been used for centuries to help improve sexual functions. It has androgen-like effects. Androgens are involved in sexual desire in both men and women. Horny Goat Weed may help to improve circulation and kidney function.
Maca Extract(Lepidium meyenii):
Is a botanical from Peru which has been used successfully by native Peruvians as an aphrodisiac and adaptogen to increase energy levels (as well as for a variety of other purposes) since before the time of the Incas. Maca has been used medicinally for centuries to enhance fertility in humans and animals. Soon after the Spanish Conquest in the South America, the Spanish found that their livestock were reproducing poorly in the highlands. The local Indians recommended feeding the animals Maca. So remarkable were the results that Spanish chroniclers gave in-depth reports on Maca. Even Colonial records dating back 200 years indicate that payments of roughly 9 tons of Maca were demanded from one Andean area alone for this purpose. Its fertility enhancing properties were supported clinically as early as 1961, when researchers discovered it increased the fertility of rats.
Horny Goat Weed Clinical research: Hugo Malaspina, M.D., a cardiologist practicing complementary medicine in Lima, Peru, has been using Maca in his practice for ten years. Dr. Malaspina first found out about Maca through a group of sexually active older men who were taking the herb with good results. Dr. Malaspina reported: "One man in this group started taking Maca and found he was able to perform satisfactorily in a sexual relationship with a lady friend. Soon everyone in the group began drinking the powdered Maca as a beverage and enjoying the boost that the root was giving their hormonal functions. I have several of these men as patients, and their improvement prompted me to find out more about Maca and begin recommending it to my other patients."
Mucuna extract, commonly known as velvet bean, has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for centuries in the management of Parkinson's disease and nervous debility. It has also been used in formulations to control depression and improve mental alertness. Among other natural phytochemicals, Mucuna also contains L-Dopa (l-dihydroxyphenylalanine). It may be the L-Dopa content that provides much of Mucuna's benefits. These benefits include the reduction of cholesterol and blood sugar levels in experimental models. Mucuna has been prescribed as an aphrodisiac by Ayurvedic practitioners as well. A recent study revealed that the herb is useful in improving sexual performance in normal male animal models. The authors of this study concluded that the effects on mating behavior and sexual performance in the male rats could partially be attributed to the androgenic effect of Mucuna.
Polypodium vulgare is a fern that contains a group of substances called ecdysteroids-a major component of which is 20-hydroxyecdysone. Ecdysteroids are chemically similar to a molting hormone isolated from insects. Animal research, however, has demonstrated that ecdysteroids don't just have benefits for insects. For example, ecdysteroids were found to stimulate protein synthesis in mice by increasing the activity of polyribosomes. Polyribosomes are the cellular compartments where actual protein synthesis takes place. Additional research with mice has verified that ecdysteroids do have "androgen-like and anabolic action." This androgen-like action was again examined in a study where the ecdysteroids, 20-hydroxyecdysone, was compared to the muscle-building properties of methandrostenolone, a popular anabolic steroid used by athletes. The results of the study suggested that 20-hydroxyecdysone possessed a wider spectrum of anabolic action on contractile skeletal muscle proteins than the anabolic steroid. This type of androgen-like anabolic action may cause Polypodium vulgare to actively support the contractile activity of erectile proteins associated with sexual activity.
Our Horny Goat Weed's combination of Horny Goat Weed, Maca , Macuna extract, and Polypodium vulgare may potentiate and support libido and sexual activity through the mechanisms previously discussed. It's an all-natural stimulant that can support a more robust life and as well as love-life.
Serving Size 2 VCaps
Servings Per Container 30
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Horny Goat Weed (Standardized 10% icariin)|| 500 mg|| *|
|Maca Extract (Standardized 0.6% macamides & macaenes)|| 250 mg||*|
| Macuna Extract (Standardized 15% l-dopa)|| 33.3 mg||*|
|Polypodium vulgare (Standardized 8% 20-hydroxyecdysone)|| 25 mg||*|
|* Daily Value not established.
As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily with a meal. You may take 3 to 4 capsules 90 minutes before activity. This is an adult supplement and should not be given to those under 18 years of age unless directed by a healthcare practioner.
Warning: Do not take if pregnant, lactating,high blood pressure or Heart Disease.