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How does Horny Goat Weed work?

Horny goat weed contains chemicals which might help increase blood flow and improve sexual function. It also contains phytoestrogens that might reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women.

Are there safety concerns?

A specific extract of horny goat weed containing phytoestrogens appears to be safe when used for up to 2 years. However, some types of horny goat weed do not seem to be safe when used for a long period of time or in high doses.. Long-term use of these forms of horny goat weed might cause dizziness, vomiting, dry mouth, thirst, and nosebleed. Taking large amounts of horny goat weed might cause spasms and severe breathing problems.

Do not use horny goat weed if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have low blood pressure (hypotension).

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