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Horny Goat Weed For Libido Health and More!

Horny goat weed is a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine that may have as many users as it does people who snicker at its name. Known as yin yan huo to the Chinese, as dâm dương hoắc to the Vietnamese, and Epimedium to botanists, the flowering plant is believed to stimulate male and female hormones to improve sexual function and arousal.

The purported health and sexual benefits of horny goat weed date back thousands of years. According to folklore, the plant's aphrodisiac qualities were discovered when a Chinese goatherd noticed increased sexual activity among his flock after they ate the plant.

Horny goat weed contains chemical compounds known as phytoestrogens which some suggest can influence both hormonal and bone health.

 

 

We used Horny Goat Weed in our Horny Goat Weed Soap

 

Horny Goat Weed is great for many ailments such as:

 

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Heart disease
  • High Blood Pressure

Horny goat weed contains a substance called icariin, which blocks a protein associated with erectile dysfunction known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). Under normal circumstances, the body naturally suppresses PDE5 levels. In many men with erectile dysfunction, this doesn’t happen.

Scientists have found that icariin functions in much the same way as Viagra (sildenafil) by suppressing PDE5 activity. However, the action was seen to be weak even in the test tube. When compared to icariin, Viagra was as much as 80 times more potent.

That’s not to say to horny goat weed won't improve a man’s ability to attain an erection. Beyond an obvious placebo effect, the supplement may help stimulate blood flow enough to trigger a positive response in men with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction.

 

Why Do We Use It In Our Soap?

 

Chemicals in many normal products work against the skin, rather than working with what is already there — as natural products do. This can lead to breakouts, irritations, redness, and allergic reactions. Natural skincare products are gentler and more welcoming to your skin.

 

If the chemicals in commercial beauty products are bad for our skin and body, imagine what they’re doing to the environment every time we wash them down the drain.

In addition, conventional beauty products require ingredients that require extensive mining – like petroleum, aluminum, and lead. The mining is hurting miles of land in places like the Amazon, and the ingredients – like aluminum – have even been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

While our skin provides a protective barrier to keep out dangerous compounds, some chemicals can sneak past and be absorbed into our bloodstream. In fact, 60% of what’s applied to the skin can be directly absorbed. And studies have found that our immune systems, moods, nervous systems, and reproductive systems can be affected by commercial body care and beauty products.

Added fragrances are often used to cover up the chemical smells, so the result is a chemical on top of a chemical. And since companies are not required by the FDA to disclose the ingredients in their fragrances, some added fragrances use toxic chemicals that can be dangerous to the wearer.

 People with sensitive skin often react to chemicals in conventional products. While some will still be sensitive to a few natural products (like lanolin if one has a wool sensitivity), the ingredients in natural products generally will not aggravate the skin. Plus, better quality ingredients means better results!

 

The right natural ingredients can clear up breakouts, protect from sun damage, soothe irritations, and more. For example, Spirulina, also known as cyanobacteria contains anti-inflammatory properties and can help slow down the effects of aging as well as detoxify and tone skin.

 

Horny goat weed can be found in many drug and health food stores and is available in a capsule, powder, tablet, or tea form. Here we have it in our natural soap!

Give it a try!

 

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