May 4, 2016
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THE IMPORTANCE OF HORNY GOAT WEED IN FITNESS AND HEALTH

The horny Goat weed has been in used for medical purposes for thousands of years. This is due to the fact that it is believed to possess certain medicinal qualities.

Mostly used in Traditional Chinese medicine, The Horny goat weed is used to treat disorders that come with yang deficiency such as impotence, low blood circulation, low libido and even pain on the lower back.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HORNY GOAT WEED IN FITNESS AND HEALTH

The horny Goat weed has been widely used to treat sexual dysfunctions as it is claimed that it increased sexual functioning and improving the levels of libido. In the fitness sector, the substance is highly favored by weightlifters and bodybuilding athletes as it is said that it stimulates the production of nitrous oxide in the body.

Medicinal use of Horny Goat Weed

THE IMPORTANCE OF HORNY GOAT WEED IN FITNESS AND HEALTH

    1. Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction -The Horny Goat Weed has highly been known for its use as a treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. When taken, it triggers the brain to produce Nitric Oxide when there is sexual arousal. The Nitric Oxide leads to widening of blood vessels in the penis region. This leads to increased flow of blood in penis casing to erect. Medical experts claim that the Horny Goat weed helps men to develop and maintains the erection of the penis while reducing the chances of premature ejaculation.
    2. Neuro-protection- the horny goat weed has been highly regarded as a great source of minerals that protect the brain from the effects of stress by helping the brain to maintain its normal functions and structure. This helps to reduce the chances of a person to suffer from memory loss.

III. Testosterone Hormone production-The goat weed has been proven to increase the level of testosterone in the body of male. This in turn contributes to increased body stamina and strengthening of bones.

  1. Used to treat liver and heart disease
  2. Lowering blood pressure level.

And despite there being no medical evidence to support these assumptions, many people are taking the Horny Goat weed expecting that it will solve their sexual problems and increase their levels of libido.

USES OF HORNY GOAT WEED IN FITNESS 

Epidemium in the Horny Goat Weed has also been used by weightlifters and athletes who want to enhance their physical fitness. He horny goat weed has Icariin that is believe to increase the production of nitric oxide which causes the blood vessels to expand and contract easily with little or more blood flow.

Also, the increased blood flow allows for more proteins, nutrients and hormones to be delivered in the muscles leading to muscle expansion and improved healing.

Limitations of using the Horny Goat Weed

THE IMPORTANCE OF HORNY GOAT WEED IN FITNESS AND HEALTH

    1. There are no major side effects are associated with the goat weed. However the substance should be taken in excess which can cause damage to the yin in the body leading to side effects such as dizziness.
    2. Due to limited information on the Goat weed and known properties of Epidemium spp. Pregnant and nursing women are advised against using the Horny Goat Weed.
      III. Persons scheduled to have surgery and those with bleeding wounds are advised not to use horny goat weed as it exhibits antiplatelet effects which can lead to loss of blood.

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