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Horny Goat Weed for Erectile Dysfunction

Horny Goat Weed is a herb that is used to treat various conditions, including erectile dysfunction (ED). It is not yet confirmed whether Horny Goat Weed has any significant effects upon ED, but some men do report that it helps them improve their erection. It is worth keeping in mind, that Horny Goat Weed is generally sold as a health supplement and therefore it is not regulated in the same way as medications.

How Does Horny Goat Weed work?

As Horny Goat Weed is not a medication, it is not subject to the same regulations and testing. Therefore, the effectiveness of Horny Goat Weed as an ED treatment, is not yet confirmed scientifically. Therefore, the exact mechanism by which Horny Goat Weed could work is not yet known. However, if Horny Goat Weed does have a positive effect upon ED, it is likely that it works by increasing blood flow. This is how other ED medications work.

 

Is Horny Goat Weed Safe?

As Horny Goat Weed is not fully regulated for medical purposes, there are various consideratios that you should keep in mind before taking it. Low doses of Horny Goat Weed for short term use, are considered to be ‘probably safe’. This means that so far there has been no firm evidence as to any negative effects occurring in this time frame. However, some people have experienced side effects after long term including: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, thirst and increased nosebleeds. In addition, taking Horny Goat Weed at high doses, may be potentially dangerous causing spasms and breathing difficulties.

Given that Horny Goat Weed probably works by lowering blood pressure, it is not recommended for people with low blood pressure, people undergoing surgery and people with bleeding disorders. It is thought that some chemicals in Horny Goat Weed also mimic the female hormone, oestogen, so it is not recommended for people with hormonal conditions and pregnant women.

If you are going to buy Horny Goat Weed, we also recommend that you only buy it from a reputable high-street store or a reputable website. As Horny Goat Weed is not fully regulated, it is possible that it may contain varying amounts of ingredients, including some dangerous or illegal ingredients if sourced from a less reputable source.

 

Horny Goat Weed Drug Interactions

Horny Goat Weed has been found to interact with various drugs including medications for high blood pressure, and medications taken to improve blood clotting. Therefore, if you take these drugs, you should not take Horny Goat Weed. And if you are taking Horny Goat Weed, you should let your doctor know before they prescribe you any other treatments.

 

Sources

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-699/horny-goat-weed

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