Manufacturing a Horny Goat Weed Supplement

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Manufacturing a Horny Goat Weed Supplement

By Zachary Litton | Trending Ingredient Spotlight | 0 Comments | 24 May, 2018
Horny goat weed is an ingredient frequently used in a wide variety of supplements, and you may have also heard of its capabilities as an aphrodisiac. With its decently long list of benefits, it has become a popular choice among many supplement brands to offer to their customers. Here is what you need to know about horny goat weed manufacturing.

What is Horny Goat Weed?

Horny goat weed is known scientifically as epimedium, though it goes by countless other names around the world, including Yin Yang Huo and Barrenwort. The herb is native to Asian countries, mainly Japan, China, and Korea, and there are many different varieties and species within its classifications. Most of them contain similar properties, but knowing the difference between them can be vital for marketing your horny goat weed supplement.

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The plant has been grown and cultivated in the western world for more than a century. If you’d like to pick specific species for horny goat weed for your product, you’ll likely find better luck with Japanese species or those cultivated in the United States, as the new species produced in these counties are due to the work of scientists and herbalists.

Horny Goat Weed Manufacturing

Horny goat weed is a simple extract to manufacture supplements with. In the vast scheme of herbs for dietary supplements, very little is involved in the process of ensuring the best effects of the plant are brought out in the finished items. A product like this undoubtedly presents an extensive range of manufacturing options, making it a great item that will offer many opportunities for manufacturers to leap upon eagerly.

Horny goat weed presents a lot of potential marketable benefits, and depending on the supplement you aim to produce, you will have the opportunity to choose from the varieties of epimedium depending on the most prominent attributes desired for the resulting product. With that being said, most species still promote several benefits all at once, so it’s merely a question of which you want to focus on. For example, a fitness or muscle-building supplement would include horny goat weed specifically for its energy-boosting properties, while a supplement to aid lung or breathing conditions would use the plant specifically for its respiratory aid. Whether you aim for health, fitness, or sexual stimulant supplement, this plant provides it all, so it’s a matter of what you choose to advertise.

In its natural form, horny goat weed already contains all of these benefits. But due to its extremely brief shelf life, horny goat weed manufacturing has to be processed to meet international commerce requirements. Depending on the variety of supplement created, some additional processes may need to occur. For example, powders and pills require that the plant is thoroughly dried.

Horny goat weed supplements often contain plenty of other ingredients, whether naturally present within the plant or added on to increase its effectiveness. Usually, all you need to rely on to create a working product are one of the horny goat weeds main compounds, especially icariin and desmethylanhydroicaritin, which have been proven to provide unique and robust benefits.

shutterstock_51412141As with any product, quality is key. The level of quality that a supplement of this kind can be up to rests upon many different components. The most obvious would be the level of purity of the horny goat weed in the supplement and how much of a percentage of the supplements use the herb.

With that, the individual qualities of the other ingredients and compounds in the supplement have an equally heavy weight on its quality, as do the kinds of preservatives used and the ratio of preservatives to active ingredients.

Luckily, plenty of methods for both the processing work and delivery process have been put in place to cater to the supplement market, efficiently meeting the demands of buyers, so if you’re getting into the business of horny goat weed manufacturing, you have plenty of avenues to go down.

Marketable Benefits of Horny Goat Weed Supplements and How It Works

1. Improvement of Physical and Sexual Performance

Horny goat weed promotes an increase in testosterone levels. Not only does this boost sexual performance, but overall strength and stamina performance, as well. It is thanks to a compound in the herb called icariin, which has been acknowledged for centuries for its ability to treat erectile dysfunction.

Icariin contains PDE-5 inhibitory properties, which in turn boosts production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide acts as a muscle relaxant that not only allows for a better sexual response but also makes a recovery between workouts faster and promotes stronger, better muscle growth. 

Studies have also proven that horny goat weed can naturally boost testosterone levels, making the body stronger and encouraging its growth and development as well as its anabolic health. In other words, it can provide you with additional energy and help bring faster results when you work out and exercise.

Wait, but what about for women? While fewer studies conducted on this matter, a compound within the plant called desmethylicaritin may have the ability to boost estrogen levels in women. So horny goat weed supplements are not +1reserved for men.

2. Improvement of Brain Function and Focus


Horny goat weed is well-known for its ability to boost mental function. Mainly, this is focused on being able to improve and strengthen memory, but these benefits aren’t just limited to one aspect of cognitive function. It will allow for sharper thinking, a more awake feeling, and better focus throughout the day.

Icariin is once again the component responsible for this ability. The prenylated flavonol glycoside can boost blood circulation to the brain, thus allowing clearer thinking, and some research has shown that it can even protect the brain against tau proteins, the toxic components that lead to the development of Alzheimer’s. While more research is needed in the area, plenty of studies have proposed that horny goat weed can prevent memory loss of different kinds, including those caused by my aluminum damage.

3. Fighting Osteoporosis

One widespread reason for horny goat weed manufacturing is to help battle osteoporosis. It’s a well-known herb regarding treatment for this condition. This has been suggested by different studies to be due to the manner by which osteoblast activity is stimulated through regular horny goat weed supplementation.

Horny goat weed has ingredients within it that allow for cortisol level control and management. In turn, this prevents the deterioration of bones and bone loss, and it can even help to boost overall muscle mass, making the body much stronger. It’s no surprise, then, that the plant doesn’t just fight osteoporosis, but eases joint pain, too.

4. Positive Effect on Cancer Prevention

While epimedium extract cannot be used alone as a direct cancer treatment, the plant has been found to have certain qualities that allow it to stop the advancement and development of cancer and cancerous cells with regular dosage.

Horny goat weed can inhibit excess blood vessel growth, meaning it prevents cancerous tumor development all over the body. Some tests have proven that it has some potential to halt the growth of cancer cells too.

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Zachary Litton

Written by Zachary Litton

Zach is a senior account executive here at ABH Pharma. Zach has years of experience working with both Supplement Brands & Manufacturers, giving him great insider knowledge of operations & sales methodology that works within this industry. Zach is constantly reviewing new product trends and listening to feedback from industry leaders to better his clients.

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