What is the correct dosage of 60% icariin Horny Goat Weed?

Recommended Icariin Horny Goat Weed Dosage

Dosage Designed For People

Reliable guidelines on the correct dosage of icariin/Horny Goat Weed extract can be difficult to find.

There are numerous different strengths of Horny Goat Weed extract available, each of which contains varying percentages of icariin flavonols. Therefore the most beneficial dosage of icariin cannot simply be attributed to a one-size-fits-all 'milligram per day' figure that applies to all Horny Goat Weed supplements.

For example, a 900mg per day intake of a standardized 20% icariin Horny Goat Weed supplement will not produce the same results as 900mg daily intake of a standardized 60% icariin Horny Goat Weed supplement.

The majority of independent dosage advice regarding icariin/Horny Goat Weed extract has been structured upon ‘non-human-based' trials and research, however, the way in which humans process and utilize active plant ingredients differ from other mammals, therefore such ‘animal-based’ dosage guidelines are generally considered inapplicable for people. The only true and reliable means in which to gauge the amount of icariin required for humans to gain the best possible health benefits, is to perform dosage trials using actual people, incorporating both a 'test group' and a 'control group'.

The World A.B.S supplement brand performed such human-based trials, specifically with the 60% icariin Horny Goat Weed extract that they use to produce their icariin 60™ Horny Goat Weed product.

These trials took into consideration a range of variations in respect of the following:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Gender

In addition to these variables, World A.B.S also tested the potential beneficial advantages of optional intake adjustments, which included:

  • Taking the daily dosage at different times of the day (taking the supplement in the morning, as opposed to taking the supplement at night).
  • Effects of food on active ingredient delivery (taking the supplement with a meal, as opposed to taking the supplement between meals).
  • Intake frequency across the day (taking the supplement in one single time-slot throughout the day, as opposed to taking the supplement in two or three separate time-slots throughout the day).

Results

From these in-depth and critically useful dosage studies, World A.B.S was able to devise the optimal dosage per day guidelines for standardized 60% icariin Horny Goat Weed extract, averaged across a range of people and taking into account the aforementioned optional intake adjustments.

Their study showed that to gain the best possible results, adults are recommended to take an amount of between 800mg to 1,000mg of standardized 60% icariin Horny Goat Weed extract consecutively each day. This translates to a recommended dosage of 'actual pure icariin flavonols' of 480mg to 600mg per day (i.e. 60% of 800mg = 480mg & 60% & 1,000mg = 600mg respectively).

This conclusive daily dosage milligram range enabled the test group of adults to replenish their health at a safe, steady, and effective rate.

icariin 60™ Dosage Guidelines

What Is The Recommended Daily Dosage Of icariin 60™?

Based on the most effective 60% icariin Horny Goat Weed extract dosage range per day of between 800mg and 1,000mg, icariin 60™ sits very comfortably at the high-potency dosage of 900mg per day (3 x 300mg capsules daily). This yields an 'actual pure icariin flavonols' intake of 540mg per day.

Does This Dosage Regimen Apply To All Intended Health Benefits?

The devised dosage for the icariin 60™ Horny Goat Weed supplement was tested for (and therefore applies equally to) those taking icariin/Horny Goat Weed for the following reasons:

  • Low sex drive (low libido)
  • Erectile dysfunction (male impotence)
  • Bodybuilding
  • Sports performance
  • Bone health
  • Memory function
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

What Is The Recommended Way To Take icariin 60™ Capsules?

There are three dose-pattern options in which icariin 60™ Horny Goat Weed capsules can be taken for full benefit, these are as follows:

  • Taking 3 capsules in one serving (one time-slot) each day.
  • Taking 2 capsules in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening.
  • Taking 1 capsule in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening.

With respect to the above three dose-pattern options, people usually adopt whichever is the most convenient for their particular lifestyle.

We advise taking the capsules with a glass of water to assist in swallowing the capsules, however, taking the capsules with a meal is not required but rather an option based on personal preference.

Do I Need To 'Cycle' (Break-Off) icariin 60™?

You can cycle icariin 60™ Horny Goat Weed capsules, it is entirely optional and can be beneficial for some people. To find out more about this please click here.

How To Calculate The Per Day 'Pure Icariin Flavonols' Dosage Of Any Given Horny Goat Weed Product

Step 1:

Firstly locate the 'Supplement Facts' table for the product in question, this is usually on the rear of the product label and/or some web-stores will display an image of it on their product page. Then you need to locate the actual 'extract' milligram figure for the Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium). This can be trickier than first thought because some manufacturers like to state the 'pre-extracted' milligram figure which refers to the weight of the raw Horny Goat Weed plant-parts before actual extraction down to a pure powder. This 'pre-extracted' figure will sometimes be referred to as whole plant, whole herb, plant-parts, dried herb, dry plant, raw leaf, etc. and is usually a very high figure in the thousands. The figure you need to locate is the actual 'extract' (powder) milligram figure and if this is not stated clearly by the manufacturer then avoid altogether, as you essentially cannot ever know the actual dosage of the product.

Below are two examples of how some Horny Goat Weed manufacturers will often describe their milligram figures:

**Horny Goat Weed Extract 100mg (20:1) equivalent to  2,000mg** - This example is relatively easy to understand i.e. the 'whole plant' equivalent weight (pre-extracted) is 2,000mg and has been extracted down at a ratio of 20:1, therefore the actual 'extract' milligram figure is 100mg.

**Horny Goat Weed Extract equivalent to whole Horny Goat Weed 1,000mg** - This example is somewhat deceptive because they mention the word "extract" but then straight after that they state "equivalent to whole", so in this example the 'pre-extracted' (whole) milligram figure is 1,000mg however the 'extract' figure is never actually given, meaning that you don't ever really know the actual amount of Horny Goat Weed 'extract' you are taking. In this situation simply avoid the product entirely.

Step 2:

Once you have the 'extract' milligram figure, you then need to calculate how many milligrams of the extract is contained within each capsule/tablet. To do this you need to once again look at the 'Supplement Facts' table and check whether the label states 'Amount Per Serving' or 'Amount Per Capsule/Tablet'. If the label states 'Amount Per Capsule/Tablet' then you have the figure right there, finished. However, if the label states 'Amount Per Serving' then all you need to do is look at the section above for the 'Serving Size', and however many capsules/tablets the 'Serving Size' states, you then simply divide the 'Amount Per Serving' extract milligrams figure by the number of capsules/tablets in the 'Serving Size'.

For Example: Let's say that a manufacturer's Horny Goat Weed product has a 'Serving Size' of 2 capsules/tablets and an 'Amount Per Serving' of 600mg Horny Goat Weed 'extract'. All you then need to do is divide 600mg by the 2 capsules/tablets which means that each capsule/tablet contains 300mg of Horny Goat Weed 'extract' powder.

Step 3:

Now that you know the milligrams of Horny Goat Weed extract per capsule/tablet, you next need to calculate the milligrams figure of 'actual pure icariin flavonols' contained within each capsule/tablet, and to do so, simply divide the extract milligrams figure by the standardized icariin percentage stated on the product label/website. So, continuing with the above example, each capsule/tablet contains 300mg of Horny Goat Weed extract and let's say that the standardized icariin percentage is 60%, therefore the calculation is simply 60% of 300mg equaling 180mg of 'actual pure icariin flavonols' per capsule/tablet.

If the manufacturer/retailer does not state clearly the standardized icariin percentage on their product label/website then avoid, as this failure to declare is very common in Horny Goat Weed products that contain very low percentages of pure icariin flavonols.

Step 4:

And finally, now that you have the milligram figure of 'actual pure icariin flavonols' per capsule/tablet you can easily calculate how many milligrams of pure icariin flavonols per day the Horny Goat Weed product is providing as its dosage. Do this simply by multiplying the milligrams of pure icariin flavonols per capsule/tablet figure by the number of capsules/tablets in which the manufacturer recommends to take per day. Hence continuing with the example above, the 'Serving Size' is 2 capsules/tablets and let's say the 'Directions of Use/Suggested Usage' is to take 2 capsules/tablets daily, the figure is therefore calculated as 2 x 180mg, equaling a total dosage of 360mg of 'actual pure icariin flavonols' per day.

As you can see, based on the recommended dosage of 'actual pure icariin flavonols' i.e. 480mg to 600mg per day, an intake of 360mg per day is not enough to gain the maximum benefit from Horny Goat Weed extract, hence the importance of knowing how to calculate the dosage figures.