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Why we don't sell horny goat weed

 Why we don't sell horny goat weed


What is horny goat weed (HGW)?

Horny goat weed (epimedium) is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. The rather eccentric name is attributed to links between goats grazing on the plant subsequently becoming unusually amorous. It’s worth noting at this point, the observations were made of goats, not humans!
 

What is horny goat weed commonly used for?

As the name may imply, horny goat weed is alleged to be a sexual stimulate for both sexes. It’s is also purported to support women’s health, although this was not substantiated in human studies.
 

Why don’t we sell horny goat weed?

There is limited human study data, and no meaningful evidence to support the claims mentioned above. We are also aware of many possible side effects of taking horny goat weed; a racing heart, sweating and nausea to name a few. This herb may also interact with certain medications, so it’s advisable to consult your health practitioner if you’re considering supplementing with HGW.


What are the alternatives?

Despite the scores of highly illegal claims made for the purported aphrodisiac ‘horny goat weed’, there’s little to no evidence to suggest this so-called libido booster actually works – and certainly not at the negligible doses being sold by competitors.
Our advice, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle are the basis for overall health. If you are looking to support your diet our Nutrition Advisors recommend a multivitamin and an omega 3 are the foundations of a good supplement programme.  

Final thought

Before you part with your cash do a little research. Does the science stand up on the ingredient? Our Nutrition Advisors offer free, confidential advice and can help guide you to the right choice for you. Contact them by clicking here.

Further reading… why not browse our Blog articles to find out more about how to support a healthy lifestyle.
 


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Our Author - Keri Filtness

Keri

Keri Filtness has worked in the Nutrition Industry for 19 years. She is regularly called upon for her professional comments on health and nutrition related news. Her opinions have been featured by BBC3, Prima, Vitality, The Mirror, Woman’s Own and Cycling Weekly, amongst others. She has also worked one to one with journalists, analysing their diets and health concerns and recommending changes and additions, where appropriate.

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