The history of icariin?

Icariin dosages will depend on the product used and the reason for taking this supplement according to the prescription of specialist doctors. It will provide information on the Icariin dosing guidelines based on user reviews and research studies.

However, most users should talk to their doctor before taking this supplement to determine the appropriate dosage regularly. Icariin is extracted from several plants from the genus Epimedium. 15 different Epimedium species exhibit some medicinal effects. Among them, most of them contain icariin. Medicinal Epimedium species are indeed used to make the supplement which is known as horny goat weed. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine practices throughout Asia and Africa. This supplement is also known as barrenwort and its Chinese name is yin yang Huo. It has played a vertical role in traditional Chinese medicine for the last thousands of years. Now It is used as a great health tonic and consumed for our sexual dysfunction and low libido. Many health-conscious people like to use it to increase their libido levels.

Introduction of horny goat weed

In the Western world, horny goat weed is widely used as an aphrodisiac. It supports our cardiovascular health. Icariin is the major bioactive constituent of the horny goat weed. This Icariin concentration can depend on supplements, that’s why the dosage guidelines may be different for the specific product we are using.

It may exhibit several mechanisms of action in our body which can have many health-boosting benefits.

It is a good antioxidant. and has been observed to exhibit cardioprotective (heart-protecting), anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective (liver-protecting), and renoprotective (kidney-protecting)  effects in many laboratory experiments.

Benefit of icariin

According to the report of Clinical investigation on icariin, the horny goat weed is limited and there are no agreed to define recommendations. It is used for several indications, these are:

  • It is used for sexual dysfunction and impotence;
  • We can get Premature ejaculation,
  • It is used for viral myocarditis, Coronary artery disease, and hypertension;
  • We can use it to reduce Weakness in the back or knees.
  • People use it for Arthralgia (joint pains),
  • We can use it for reducing postmenopausal bone loss, osteoporosis, and other bone degeneration;
  • We can get Chronic fatigue from the body if we use the right dosage.
  • Reduces our Loss of memory;
  • Used for treating Bronchitis and chronic hepatitis;
  • It is very efficient for Polio and chronic leukopenia;

This horny goat weed is based on traditional practice and it has some user testimonials. Some traditional users use this supplement which has not been substantiated in clinical trials.

What are the Icariin Dosages?

There are indeed no standardized icariin dosages available in the world, but it has some dose ranges that have been used in traditional practice and many scientific investigations. Epimedium supplements have 60 mg of icariin, 15 mg of daidzein, and 3 mg of genistein are popular.

We need to remember that horny goat weed supplements can preserve some concentrations of icariin and they may contain several extra ingredients. Also must follow the specific instructions for the product that we are using. We can use it as a sexual enhancement supplement but it is common to use 250 – 500 mg per day of the Horny Goat Weed extract.

This dosage is very helpful for one hour before engaging in sexual activity to improve our erectile function and support our libido level. Icariin dosages may be used for certain medical contexts. However, people should not use this supplement with Horny Goat Weed or Icariin for the treatment of any other medical condition without the support of specialist doctors.

To treat angina pectoris, we must use four to six tablets containing 0.3 mg of icariin.

This scheduled course lasts for at least one month and we need to stop it for up to ten days before resuming properly. This icariin dosage schedule has been used for our chronic bronchitis.

To increase healthy hormone levels in menopausal women, they need to take 300 ml of yin-yang Huo aqueous extract daily for six months. To reduce fatigue and headaches, we must use up to six 0.3 mg tablets twice daily for at least one month.