About Epimedium Supplements
The icariin in Epimedium extract supplement comes from the plant Epimedium (also known as horny goat weed, rowdy lamb herb, fairy wings, and ying yang huo) is a family of flowering plants that are found primarily in southern China but also occurs is certain areas of Europe. Some varieties and hybrids of Epimedium supplements have been cultivated in the West for the last 100 to 150 years. There are now a wide array of new Chinese species of Epimedium cultivated in the west (the most popular being horny goat weed) many of which have only recently been discovered, and a number of which have yet to be named.
There are many species of Epimedium, or horny goat weed, proven to have aphrodisiac qualities and the ancient story is that these aphrodisiac properties were discovered by a Chinese goat herder who noticed sexual activity in his flock after they ate the weed. Today, scientists know that this is due to the compound icariin, which can be found in standardized extracts from 5% up to 60% potent. In fact, there is now there is a study from the Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan, which says that altering icariin, the active chemical in Epimedium, can produce a chemical that is as strong as synthetic pharmaceuticals. ICARIIN50 uses the best icariin extracted from horny goat weed for their epimedium supplements. ICARIIN50 has been found to be more effective than most other icariin remedies on the market today.