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HORNY GOAT WEED 20% ICARINNS

Product No. P08099

  • Stem & leaves of the Epimedium brevicornum
  • Vegan 
  • Suitable for use in capsules, tablets and supplements

Horny goat weed 20% icarinns is a brown-yellow fine powder extract derived from the Epimedium brevicornum plant species commonly known as horny goat weed. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a sexual health booster, it derives its common name from goats that acted friskier after eating Epimedium growing in fields.

Icariin is the active compound in Epimedium brevicornum. Icariin is known as a prenylated flavonoid compound and in animal studies it has been shown that they are able to increase testosterone and act as potent pro-erectile agents. 

Two derivatives of Icariin (Icaritin, Desmethylicaritin) have been shown to increase estrogen in post-menopausal females (in vitro studies). The extract of horny goat weed may therefore act as an aphrodisiac in both genders.

Unrelated to sexual health, Icariins have also been found to be beneficial for bone health in post-menopausal women. Horny goat weed 20% icarinnsis ideal for use in libido enhancing supplements.

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