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Epimedium Sagittatum Extract——Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage
Sep 08, 2017

Epimedium leaf extract is a popular aphrodisiac supplement and herbal sexual performance enhancer. It has a long history of traditional use in China for the alleviation of erectile dysfunction and for improving libido and fertility. 

Also known as Horny Goat Weed, this supplement supposedly got its name after a farmer noticed that his flock of goats were particularly aroused after eating flowers of a specific type. These Epimedium flowers contain icariin, which is a natural compound that increases blood flow to sexual organs and promotes sex drive. Icariin has been found to increase Nitric Oxide synthesis as well as inhibiting the activity of the PDE-5 enzyme.

Epimedium extract, such as epimedium extract powder 10% Icariin 5%, 20%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 90%, 98%, 99%, which is sold online in several different formats, including teas, capsules, bulk powders and liquid tinctures. While Horny Goat Weed supplements are generally well tolerated, there have been some side effects reported and it is important to adhere to dosage guidelines provided.


Benefits of Epimedium Extract

There is not currently enough evidence to determine the therapeutic efficacy of Epimedium. Researchers continue to investigate horny goat weed for its ability to:

  • Combat mental and physical fatigue;

  • Induce vasodilation and improve circulation;

  • Lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients;

  • Improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) through its action as a PDE5 inhibitor;

  • Improve the use of free testosterone in the blood;

  • Increase libido;

  • Alleviate symptoms of depression and stimulate improved cognitive function;

  • Protect against neurological degeneration.

Although research is in the preliminary stages, Epimedium extract supplements have been used for more than 1,000 years in Korea and China and remain popular to this day.


Side Effects of Epimedium Extract

Reports based on current and traditional uses suggest Epimedium is generally well tolerated when taken appropriately. Certain Epimedium extracts containing 60 mg of icariin per dose have been used without any adverse side effects for periods of up to two years.

When used appropriately, icariin is thought to be likely safe. However, high doses for prolonged periods should be avoided because it can cause a host of adverse icariin side effects.

Synthetic PDE5 inhibitor medications on the market can cause the following side effects. It is unclear whether Epimedium may also result in these side effects if overused:

  • Headaches and/or upset stomach;

  • Chest, face and/or neck flushing;

  • Nasal congestion and/or abnormal vision;

  • Backaches and/or muscle tenderness;

  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea;

  • Ringing in the ears;

  • Abnormal heart beat and/or pains in the chest;

  • Breathing difficulties;

  • Swelling in the feet, legs, hands, ankles, wrists and/or gonads.

Be sure to speak with your doctor before using Epimedium extract. There are possible side effects, drug interactions and other considerations that should be discussed with your doctor prior to implementing supplementation.


Where to buy Epimedium Extract?

Xi'an Natural Field Bio-Technique Co.,Ltd. as Epimedium Extract Manufacturer, which is the professional Manufacturer of Herbal Extract and chemical products Since 2005. They focus on researching and producing the related pharm and cosmetics raw material. such as Epimedium Extract Icariin 5%, 10%, 20%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 90%, 98%, 99%. Our high purity active ingredients is tested by HPLC. And we believe our epimedium sagittatum extract prices is competitive price in the global market. If you need these products, please contact us or send an inquiry to info@natural-field.com at any time.