1. Sexual performance problems in both genders
Horny Goat Weed extract acts as a libido enhancer in both genders, and the gender-specific hormone increasing could be beneficial for both genders. Icariin, the active ingredient of the extract, has been proven in some tests to help with male sexual problems, such as, erectile dysfunction and involuntary ejaculation. It works by increasing the level of testosterone. The herb also acts as an aphrodisiac in female. Two other compounds in the extract (Icaritin, Desmethylicaritin) have been shown to increase Estrogen.
Recommended dosage —— 20 mg of Icariin every day
2. Osteoporosis in post-menopausal women
Developing research shows that taking a specific extract of horny goat weed (specifically containing 60 mg of icariin, 15 mg of daidzein, and 3 mg of genistein) for 24 months seems to decrease bone mineral density loss of the spine and hip in women who have passed menopause. The extract contains phytoestrogens, chemicals that act somewhat like the female hormone estrogen, which is responsible for the bone loss reducing effect of the extract.
Recommended dosage —— 60mg Icariin daily
3. Heart health
Horny goat weed has historically been used in people with symptoms caused by hardening of the arteries. Preliminary research has suggested that it may improve markers of artery health in seniors.
Recommended dosage —— 5 grams of Icariin three times per day
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