Icariin - the estrogen booster

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  1. If my memory is correct, icariin has many beneficial properties including antioxidant,noortropic, lowers cortisol, testosterone mimetic/booster, LH stimulation, increase libido, PD5E inhibitor, nutrient partitioning, increased/improved vasculairty and blood flow, improved kidney function and overall increase sense of well-being. All the times I have taken 40% or higher extracts, I loved it and it is still one of my top favorites. I would only use 40% and above. I have tried high doses of 10-20% extracts (totaling 500-600mg of icariin daily) and got nothing from them so I am sure that 40-50% is the minimum starting point in order to get any real benefit from this active ingredient. The higher the % of extract the better.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by hsk View Post
    If my memory is correct, icariin has many beneficial properties including antioxidant,noortropic, lowers cortisol, testosterone mimetic/booster, LH stimulation, increase libido, PD5E inhibitor, nutrient partitioning, increased/improved vasculairty and blood flow, improved kidney function and overall increase sense of well-being. All the times I have taken 40% or higher extracts, I loved it and it is still one of my top favorites. I would only use 40% and above. I have tried high doses of 10-20% extracts (totaling 500-600mg of icariin daily) and got nothing from them so I am sure that 40-50% is the minimum starting point in order to get any real benefit from this active ingredient. The higher the % of extract the better.
    I think I can still find APS Icariin 50% around. I may play with it.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by domore View Post
    I think I can still find APS Icariin 50% around. I may play with it.
    I thought that product was discontinued. If you can find it though have fun! Just make sure you have enough to run a decent length cycle. I would not go less than 60 days. All the times I have ran 40%, I found the effects to accumulate over time and it really didn't start to pop until weeks 3-4. The longest I ran it was 12 weeks. Also, icariin has a short half-life and I noticed it worked a lot better when adding things that can increase absorption and or extend half life (ie. Bioperine/Naringin). However keep in mind that those two ingredients may also increase absorption and extend the half life of other things you may be taking as well so be careful if you decide to add those.

  4. Found a link for Liftmode's 98% Icariin. Enjoy, boys.

  5. Liftmode makes a 98% Icariin extract. They are known for their superior quality, but this is pretty pricy for only 5 grams.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Ape McGrapes View Post
    Liftmode makes a 98% Icariin extract. They are known for their superior quality, but this is pretty pricy for only 5 grams.
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  7. So you guys would confidently have me buy almost pure Icariin even though the 10% Icariin HGW at high doses didn`t do anything for me?

    You still think it may make a difference?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Killler View Post
    So you guys would confidently have me buy almost pure Icariin even though the 10% Icariin HGW at high doses didn`t do anything for me?

    You still think it may make a difference?
    It will not.

  9. I've tried icariin through the whole % range pretty much (cost me a damn fortune mind) and this is what I found result wise for blood flow, pump and libido:

    10% = pretty lame
    20% = not too bad
    40% = pretty good
    50% = good
    60% = awesome
    80% = not great
    98% = lame

    I was pretty confused about the drop in effectiveness from the 80% and 98% extracts but then I spoke to one of my pals who works at GNC and he was saying that they've trialled all of the percentages, even 100% pure and apparently from 70% upwards the icariin flavonoids become over-extracted and lose their effectiveness which does tie in with what I've been getting from it.

  10. wait a min... you have a friend who works at GNC!!!
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Gaffy View Post
    I've tried icariin through the whole % range pretty much (cost me a damn fortune mind) and this is what I found result wise for blood flow, pump and libido:

    10% = pretty lame
    20% = not too bad
    40% = pretty good
    50% = good
    60% = awesome
    80% = not great
    98% = lame

    I was pretty confused about the drop in effectiveness from the 80% and 98% extracts but then I spoke to one of my pals who works at GNC and he was saying that they've trialled all of the percentages, even 100% pure and apparently from 70% upwards the icariin flavonoids become over-extracted and lose their effectiveness which does tie in with what I've been getting from it.
    Out of interest, was the dose you used standardised between each extract you used?
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    It will not.
    go on....

  13. It appears LiveLong Nutrition is making Icarin 40% again. I was browsing at their main site and saw it. I am not sure if I am allowed to post this but I assume its okay sine NP carries their products. They seem to only sell the Icariin product directly or on Amazon though and it is quite expensive compared to the old days, but I remember their Icariin 40% and 50% products from previous years was very potent. I might be giving it a shot soon if my budget allows.

    https://www.livelongsupplements.com/...g-60-caps.html

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Ape McGrapes View Post
    Liftmode makes a 98% Icariin extract. They are known for their superior quality, but this is pretty pricy for only 5 grams.
    I just received an order of the Liftmode Icariin to try. I'm going to start out at 250 mg daily. They also supplied a Certificate of Analysis with the product:
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  15. Staying tuned...

  16. omg wouldnt let me post a link due to low post count,anywho,go to amazon ,the bulk powder can be bought there too
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