During my travels in Colombia, I began taking epimedium, aka, horny goat weed.  Most men probably heard of it or tried it.  A lot of men were probably disappointed after testing it.

Most likely, those men either bought the GNC version for an exorbitant price or picked up another bottled extract version.

As I have written before, it is best to make your own capsules and obtain a quality powder.  If you do not already have your own capsule machine or capsules, it’s worth a look.  It’s a small investment that has the potential to make your life significantly better.

What Is Epimedium or Horny Goat Weed Anyway?

Most people know epimedium as “horny goat weed.”  Below is an excerpt from Wikipedia.

“Epimedium, also known as barrenwort, bishop’s hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed, rowdy lamb herb, randy beef grass or yin yang huo (Chinese: 淫羊藿), is a genus of flowering plants in the family Berberidaceae. The majority of the species are endemic to China, with smaller numbers elsewhere in Asia, and a few in the Mediterranean region.

Epimedium species are deciduous or evergreen hardy perennials. The majority have four-parted “spider-like” flowers in spring.

The plant contains icariin, which is a PDE5 inhibitor, similar to the active ingredient of Viagra. It is therefore used as an aphrodisiac and a treatment for erectile dysfunction.”

As you can see, the herb contains a PDE5 inhibitor, similar to Viagra.

Why take a chemical drug when nature can provide?  This is the first question I ask myself when finding an herb for a specific function.

If you want a greater understanding of the plant, read the entire Wikipedia article.  There is more helpful information there.

Here is an in-depth look including studies on Horny Goat Weed.  One interesting point is its effect on increasing testosterone.  We all love that.  Also, women can use it to increase their libido.  We all love that too!

My Experience with Epimedium

Now that you have a basic understanding of Epimedium, I will explain the effects I experience when taking it.

The first couple of times I tested horny goat weed, my body did not agree with it.  It gave me an odd, speedy energy, which actually made it more difficult to achieve an erection.

After my initial experience, I refrained from further testing.

Weeks later, I glanced at the bottle and decided to give it another chance.  This time, I stacked horny goat weed with another herb I like to take to boost my performance.  I took two “00” capsules.

The effects were much different.  I soon discovered the true power of Horny Goat Weed.  It transformed me into an animal on the hunt.

My libido skyrocketed; I literally needed to get laid.

Once I found a date, she naturally perceived my raw sexual energy.

To make a long story short, we had made love three times in a matter of hours.

My recovery time reduced, my erection quality improved, and my virility spiked.

I deeply satisfied my date.

After she left, my libido refused to evanesce.

My thirst for sex was unquenchable, to the point where I needed to masturbate or find a new date.  The effects of horny goat weed lasted a full 24 hours.

When I woke the following morning, I was raring to go with extreme morning wood.

My first goal was to find a date before doing any work for the day.

In my opinion, horny goat weed can work almost too well.

Nowadays, I only take it when I am meeting a girlfriend, or I want to reel off cold approaches.

Epimedium went from being an herb I was unsure about to a key ingredient in my aphrodisiac arsenal.

Lesson learned: it’s important to give aphrodisiac herbs a couple of chances to work.  Also, play around with the dosage.

Low dosages of Epimedium work great for me.  When I take Cordyceps or Maca, I take double or triple the amount.

How to Take Horny Goat Weed

The best time to take epimedium is prior to sexual activity.  For me, 1-3 hours before a date works best.

It is also wise to take before approaching women or to ignite the libido.

There is no golden rule.

In my experience, I do not need a large dose of horny goat weed.  I weigh 155-160 lbs, and 1000mg-1500mg of whole herb powder is effective for me.  That is two “00” capsules.

epimedium powder capsules

Conclusions

  • Epimedium is an effective aphrodisiac.  It boosts my virility, and the effects last up to 24 hours or more.
  • It doesn’t improve the quality of my erections quite like cordyceps, but it does have enough of a positive effect to notice the improvement.
  • It doesn’t help to stop premature ejaculation.  It may worsen the problem.
  • Horny Goat Weed boosts my libido.  It motivates me to go out.  I can’t imagine taking it, then sitting around inside.
  • I consider it an aphrodisiac more so than a natural treatment for erectile dysfunction.  In my opinion, any positive effects on erectile dysfunction stem from the sheer level of energy.
  • It stacks well with other aphrodisiacal herbs.  When stacked with other aphrodisiacs or erectile dysfunction herbs, it turns me into a powerhouse.

The best way to boost your sexual performance is with a specific plan and effective combination of supplements.

Currently, my sexual performance is better than ever before.  I no longer treat erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation; I simply enhance.

If you are a guy who is already performing well, it’s always possible to enhance.

If you liked this article, check out my new article about erectile dysfunction that’s loaded with golden nuggets by clicking here.