EPIMEDIUM EXTRACT ICARIIN
Epimedium has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve general fatigue and stress as
well as muscle weakness in the back and knees. It is however most widely known for its title as an
aphrodisiac and general male performance enhancer with a proven mechanism of action.
1.It is thought that icariin is likely to be the primary active component of Epimedium extracts, as
it has been shown to share several mechanisms of action with compounds used in Western
medicine to treat impotence and improve sexual function. In particular, icariin has been
demonstrated to act as a PDE5 inhibitor and to enhance the production of bioactive nitric oxide, as
well as mimicing the effects of testosterone.
2.Icariin can stimulate osteoblast activity in bone tissue which has been linked to a possible
therapeutic role in the treatment of osteoporosis.
3.Icariin can also increase the number of kidney patients in T cells, lymphocyte transformation
rate, antibody, antigen, and reticuloendothelial system phagocytic function of low, but drug
treatment after kidney Epimedium.
4. Icariin can affect different aspects of aging mechanisms. Such as the impact of cell passage,
extending the growth period, regulating of the immune and endocrine system, improving
metabolism and organ function.
5. It has a protective effect on vasopressin induced myocardial ischemia, with significant blood
The primary active ingredient in Horny Goat Weed is Icariin, a PDE5 inhibitor, which is a protein
present in the smooth muscles of the penis. When PDE5 is inhibited, erections are most likely and
persist for greater periods of time. In fact this is the exact same mechanism through which drugs
like Viagara and Cialis work. Icarian also increases the content of nitric oxide present in the lining
of blood vessels, decreases blood pressure and allows erections to be maintained more easily.
Horny Goat Weed also improves stress levels and fatigue through cortisol modulation, thereby
reducing the negative effects of chronic stress.
Epimedium extracts are safe for human consumption at regular doses, refer to the following dosage
information in order to obtain recommended dosage levels.
Typical dosage levels for Epimedium extracts range from 250-1000mg/day.