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Orchic extract is made from cattle testicles. It is used to make medicine.
Men use orchic extract to maintain healthy testicular function.
How does it work?
Marketers imply that orchic extracts are a good source of testosterone. However, there is currently no evidence to support this claim.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Maintaining testicle health in men.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
There isn't enough reliable information to know if orchic extract is safe. However, since orchic extract preparations are made from animals, there is a concern about contamination with diseased animal parts. But, so far, there are no reports of disease transmission to people due to use of contaminated orchic extract.
The appropriate dose of orchic extract depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for orchic extract. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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