Horny Goat Weed is an ornamental plant that also has a long history of traditional use in Chinese herbalism. In China, Horny Goat Weed is called yin yang huo because it is a tonic for the female (yin) and the male (yang). Epimedium was thought to “tonify life’s gate” – a term used to refer to the “vital energy” in men. NOW® Horny Goat Weed Extract is combined with Maca, another herb known for its tonifying properties.*
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is grown at high elevations in the Andes region of Central Peru. It has been traditionally used for centuries as a food source and as a general energy tonic.* More recent scientific research suggests that Maca may help to support a healthy reproductive life for both men and women.* Clinical data indicate that Maca does not exert a direct effect on endocrine function.