Icariin is an active flavonoid component of the Epimedium (Horny goat weed) plant species. Horny goat weed has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years as a natural remedy in traditional Chinese medicine. It is most famously used for enhancing libido and male sexual health.

Icariin the active ingredient in horny goat weed is a powerful flavonoid that can boost your libido, testosterone levels and increase erection strength and duration.

Finding pure Icarrin supplements is actually more difficult than you may think. When buying Icariin the recommend and most effect strength is a product containing 40% Icariin and above. There are very few supplements that contain 40% Icariin. Just do a quick search on Amazon and you’ll basically find very few horny goat weed supplements there that contain 40% Icariin. At most you will find products containing around 20% Icariin.

40% Icarrin is superior in many ways. And with a superior product comes a higher cost. This high cost is usually the influence for men to purchase a poor quality product. With a poor quality product men may experience  no results detouring them from trying this magical herb again.

Why 40% Icariin is superior? By using a Horny goat weed product containing 40% Icariin you will experience many sexual benefits mainly due to Icariin being a:

Nitric Oxide Booster  -Boost libido, endurance and muscle development
When taken for a period of weeks/months Icariin can skyrocket your nitric oxide production. And as a result Icariin restores the blood delivery to the penis when a man becomes sexually aroused. Nitric oxide expands the blood vessels, increasing blood flow and decreasing plaque growth and blood clotting.  This will also improve your cardiovascular health, endurance and muscle development. This is obviously due to there being more blood flow to the muscles allowing for great functioning and output and a faster rate of lactic acid removal (study).

Testosterone Booster –  Increase Libido, sperm production, muscle development and muscularity

According to studies done on rats Icariin has an ability to increase the amount of free testosterone (study). Free testosterone is the only form of testosterone that binds to the receptors in your muscles, brain, and other organs. Basically, it has the highest bio-availability and can be used by your body right away.

Testosterone is the dominant male sex hormone and thus controls many facets of a man’s sexual characteristics. Research indicates that high levels of testosterone are correlated with increased sexual desire in aging males and females.

Finding a superior product

As mentioned before higher quality Icariin will cost more. My advice is to check the icarin percentage on the label. If it is not listed stay clear from these products. For example this is the icarin label from the product I use (Product link).

So if it’s cheap and looks too good to be true it most probably is. Another important factor is to make sure the horny goat weed supplement contains pure horny goat weed and not a cocktail of supposed other libido extracts. And again this can just be checked in the ingredients label.

How long does it take to work? Experiences

Unlike unsafe prescription medications such as Levitra or Cialis, epimedium leaf extract does not work in an hour or two. It usually takes 3 to 7 days before you will experience the benefits. Although some people may feel the effects within a day or two.

In Summary

Thanks to Icariin’s ability to boost nitric oxide and testosterone levels it is the perfect supplement to increase libido, erection quality and testosterone levels. This is exactly why Horny Goat Weed is known as the ‘all-in-one sexual health supplement for men of any age.

Due to Horny goat weed being so successful you will also see a lot of fake products. To keep it safe you can try the 60% Icariin I use by “Goachi” (Product link).