Icariin Extract Powder
Icariin Extract Powder
Icariin is an active flavonoid component of the Epimedium plant species commonly known as Horny Goat Weed. Extracts from these plants have long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for enhancing libido and male sexual function.
Due to its widespread distribution and movement in the body including the brain, icariin exhibits far-ranging biological activities such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, neuroprotection, anti-tumor activity, as well as promoting overall health in the heart, bones, and a variety of other organs.
Benefits of Icariin Extract Powder
There are several benefits to Icariin extract powder, these include some of the following.
Improves Erectile Dysfunction and Increases Sex Drive
Icariin inhibits phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), an enzyme that breaks down cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) PDE5 inhibition stimulates the NO/cGMP pathway and improves reproductive function in animal models.
This is due to increased cGMP and nitric oxide levels which lead to smooth muscle relaxation, widening of blood vessels and increased blood flow to the penis, facilitating erection.
May Enhances Cognitive Function
Icariin exhibits anti-amyloid activity in many animal studies. Beta-amyloid peptides (Aβ) are proteins that cause plaque formation and cell damage
Icariin was shown to markedly decrease β-amyloid-induced toxicity in rat adrenal embryonic cells (by inhibiting tau protein hyperphosphorylation)
Icariin is Neuroprotective and Promotes Neurogenesis
Icariin inhibits neurotoxicity induced by corticosterone, aluminum, hydrogen peroxide, and other toxins and promotes neuronal survival in numerous animal models.
Icariin was also found to inhibit β-amyloid-induced neurotoxicity (by increasing CART (cocaine and amphetamine-regulated transcript) in cortical neuron cells). Found widely in the brain, CART functions in preventing energy loss and preserving mitochondrial function.
Where to buy Icariin
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FORMULATED SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS FOOD
Not suitable for children or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietic supervision. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and appropriate physical training or exercise program.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this supplement or any other supplements if you are under 18, pregnant or nursing a baby or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/ or taking prescription drug(s) or other medication(s). Always consult with a qualified medical professional before taking any new dietary supplements. This product makes no claims to prevent, diagnose, cure or alleviate any disease, ailment, defect or injury.
|Dimensions||17 × 2 × 14 cm|