Horny Goat Weed for Erectile Dysfunction

Horny Goat Weed for Erectile Dysfunction
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Horny Goat Weed (HGW) also known as Epimedium, is used as an aphrodisiac and a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

HGW contains icariin, a PDE5 inhibitor. This means that it affects the smooth muscle tissues of the penis and relaxes them allowing blood to flow in and engorge the penis muscles thus improving erectile function.

Despite HGW’s very effective results as a muscle relaxer, anyone who knows anything about testosterone boosters and has ever taken HGW, knows full well that there is more going on, a lot more.

Testosterone Booster

In addition to relaxing smooth muscle tissue, HGW appears to increase testosterone with effects that are entirely different from other testosterone boosters. Most testosterone boosters result in subtle changes in personality. For example, a man taking avena sativa may feel more confident, slightly more aggressive and may be willing to approach a woman that catches his interest more readily.

When supplementing with HGW, changes in behavior are similar but the intensity is vastly amplified. For example with the proper HGW supplementation, a man might find it almost impossible not to approach a woman that catches his interest. He may find himself making that approach before he even stops to think about it. Confidence levels soar and healthy aggression can rise almost to the level of an ambitious teenager.

Stronger Erections

Taking HGW can also mean vastly improved erectile function, assuming no underlying cardiovascular blockages and semen levels can double as well. Ejaculation frequency can go from once a week to almost everyday.

The effects of HGW, when properly supplemented are fantastic and I have found HGW to be the best aphrodisiac and a treatment for erectile dysfunction by far.

I have personally tested many testosterone boosters including D-aspartic acid, avena sativa, zinc, catuaba bark, Tribulus terrestris and others.

All of these, when taken properly, are good and work in their own way but HGW is in a class all by itself. D-aspartic acid is the best testosterone booster I have tried for building muscle but HGW is the best for everything else.

Horny Goat Weed Complex

Before I continue I should note that I have taken Horny Goat Weed Complex. It contains HGW as well as some other testosterone boosters and the combined effects may be the reason I get such good results. Having taking most of the ingredients separately for years, I can say without a doubt that HGW is very potent and very different from other testosterone boosters.

I will give you the exact formulation of HGWI take in the following sections.

“That is Horny Goat Weed? Horny Goat Weed (HGW) is a flowering plant mostly found in China. The plant is also very popular in Japan as an garden plant.
Discovered by a Chinese goat herder, HGW promoted sexual activity in his flock after they ate the weed.

Active Ingredient

The active ingredient in HGW is icariin, which comes in standardized extracts from 5% up to 60%. A strength of 10% icariin is fine as long as it is legitimately measured. As with all supplements, in order to get what you pay for you must be very careful and buy from a reputable seller.

How It Works

HGW works in many different ways. The icariin it contains may work by increasing levels of nitric oxide, which relaxes smooth muscle tissue. This action may be similar to the release of nitric oxide by arginine and may have broad implications as far as the potential of HGW to aid in overall cardiovascular health. More studies in this area need to be done.

HGW may also boost testosterone by aiding in the release of leutenizing hormone(LH) from the pituitary gland. LH in turn stimulates the testes to produce more testosterone.

For years horny goat weed has been used as a medicinal herb. It is a time-tested aphrodisiac that works in several ways to help male sexual “issues”.

Effects

First, horny goat weed may reduce cortisol levels. This results in a decrease in stress High levels of stress over a sustained period of time can reduce sex drive so stress reduction is key.

The second effect is that horny goat weed may restore low levels of testosterone back to a more normal range thus improving sex drive. Sex drive and testosterone are inextricably linked.
Third, horny goat weed contains contains icariin, which as mentioned earlier, is a PDE5 inhibitor and functions much like the synthetic prescription erectile dysfunction drugs.

I believe it is the combined action of nitric oxide release combined with the testosterone boost that makes HGW so effective as an aphrodisiac as well as aid in proper erectile function.

How should you take it?

I take HGW in capsule form. I do not take it as a liquid or drink it as a tea.

Like most supplements, you must take enough of it in order to get it to work. I take six (6) capsules of Horny Goat Weed Complex.

Each capsule contains:

Horny Goat Weed 10% icariin 250mg Tribulus terrestris 45% saponins 150mg Maca 0.6% macamides & macaenes 125mg Mucuna pruriens 18mg Polypodium vulgare 8% 20-EDC 12mg I get mine from Swanson Vitamins (SWP 012) 60 caps, they also sell it in a 120 capsule bottle.

6 Capsules a Day

I take six capsules once a day, for four (4) days then stop for three days. I then repeat that cycle again the next week and then stop completely for two weeks. I then start all over again. I will follow this cycle for two or three times and then stop completely for months.

During the weeks I don’t take HGW, I may take some other testosterone booster like a Zinc/ B6 combination, avena sativa or catuaba bark. I may even take tribulus terrestris all by itself but I only take high quality Tribulus terrestris.

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Swanson Vitamins

I get all of these supplements from Swanson Vitamins because the quality is great and the prices are very low. I am not recommending Swanson, I am just letting you know where I get my supplements. I cycle all the testosterone boosters I take including HGW and I never take any testosterone booster continuously. I will go off all of them completely for months at a time to give my system a rest.

I am very experienced with supplements and have taken testosterone boosters for many years, so the doses that I take may be to much for you. Therefore, if you take it at all, you should not take more HGW than recommended on the label without first talking to a doctor.

Keep in mind that if you take a HGW supplement that has an iccariin level higher than 10%, then you should reduce the amount you take to a much lower dose than would be appropriate for a 10% level of icariin. The higher the level of icariin contained in the supplement, the lower the dose should be.

The Right Dose

It is very important to understand that even if a supplement is of high quality, you still must take it in a high enough dose or it won’t work. I have taken two capsules of a particular testosterone booster and gotten no results.

When I increased the dose to six capsules, the results were great. I am not suggesting you exceed the recommended amount as shown on a supplement label, I am simply relating to you my own personal experience, yours may be different. You should never exceed the manufacturers recommended dose unless your doctor approves it first.

Horny Goat Weed works, therefore it must be respected. Do not take it if you have any underlying health issues or mental problems like bi- polar disorder and always consult a doctor first.

Sources of Horny Goat Weed

I get mine from Swanson Vitamins (SWP 012) 60 caps. They also sell it in a 120 capsule bottle, I get which ever one is on sale. I only buy Horny Goat Weed Complex. I do not buy and have never taken Horny Goat Weed all by itself. I also have never tried other brands.

The Swanson brand works so well for me and the price is so low that I have just stuck with it.

As mentioned above, 10% icariin is fine if you actually get it but no matter what the percentage of icariin claimed, if you don’t really get it, it’s not going to work. Buy from a reputable seller of supplements and read all the reviews before you buy.

I would not buy any supplement in bulk or from auction sites unless I was absolutely sure of what I was getting. It is just to easy to trick people and sell them something that may not be effective or that may even harm them.

Most people are honest but some sellers, especially sellers on auction sites just don’t seem to care.
I will only buy from sources that I trust and that have reviews that I can read. I don’t necessarily care what the review says, I just read between the lines and then make my own decisions.

Are There Any Side Effects from Horny Goat Weed?

Yes, you always have to be on the lookout for side effects. People with any kind of medical condition should not take HGW without first consulting their doctor.

HGW can be very effective and therefore must be used with caution, respect and only while under a doctors care. It is a very powerful herb, whose use and method of operation is not fully understood, if at all. HGW can relax smooth muscle tissue, that is a very powerful thing and a person with any type of medical issue should not take HGW without first consulting a doctor.

HGW may not be suitable for all people and anyone considering taking it must first talk to their doctor.

Just some of the potential side effects include:

• Blood in urine. 1 have had this side effect, the blood was very heavy, it went away after one day but I was concerned

• Sore testicles and or pain in the pelvic region. I have had this side effect as well

• Nausea, vomiting and dryness of the mouth can occur

• Irregular heartbeat, fever, or hypo mania

• Any from of mania, mild or otherwise must be carefully monitored

• HGW should not be taken by anyone who is Bi-Polar or who has bi-polar like symptoms

• Horny goat weed may lower blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure or are on blood pressure medication you must consult with your doctor before taking HGW. Long-term use may cause aggressiveness, irritability, or trouble breathing

• Patients with immune function disorders should never use HGW unless under a doctors orders

• Horny goat weed may not be safe when used by people with tachyarrhythmia, low blood pressure, nosebleeds, muscle disorders, immune function disorders, homo-cysteine disorders, thyroid disorders, respiratory distress, hormone-sensitive conditions, or cardiovascular disease

• Pregnant women or women who might be pregnant should not take HGW. Nor should women who are breast feeding

• Icariin may or may not increase testosterone in females, but other compounds may increase estrogen in females including post-menopausal females.
Children under age 18 should not take Horny Goat Weed and really there is no need for a person under 26 to take it

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Horny Goat Weed (HGW) also known as Epimedium, is used as an aphrodisiac and a treatment for erectile dysfunction. HGW contains icariin, a PDE5 inhibitor. This means that it affects the smooth muscle tissues of the penis and relaxes them allowing blood to flow in and engorge the penis muscles thus improving erectile functio.
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