Ingredient Spotlight: Epimedium AKA Horny Goat Weed

 

Let's talk about Epimedium, also known as the Horny Goat Weed, which always gets people's attention haha. Yes, it is what you are thinking.
It is categorized as strengthening and tonifying herb and used in Chinese medicine to treat impotence and infertility, urinary frequency, forgetfulness and painful cold lower back and knees.

Here's what science tells us:

Epimedium's major bio-active flavonoid, icariin, has been shown to regulate sex hormones, relieve atherosclerosis and posses antioxidant activity. It's anti-inflammatory quality has also been shown to have impact on autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.  Additionally, icariin shows anti-tumor activities and helps with nerve regeneration.

By positively influencing the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, Epimedium helps lower cortisol and increase energy, making it an adaptogen, a substance that helps us offset the negative effects of stress. .
It can make us feel less anxious and fatigued over time.

On-Guard is NOT a supplement. It is a whole food snack with amazing, nutritious ingredients that satisfy your hunger, prop up your mood, and help you feel stronger and healthier with every bite. The herbs are just an icing on the proverbial cake. Think of it as a supercharged nutrition.

Comment below with any questions and in the meantime, indulge in an Epimedium infused, decadent, dark chocolate and peanut butter-rich, guilt-free On-Guard and enjoy the snack that has your back!

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