Icariin extract is basically concentrated Horny Goat Weed?
- 07-25-2007, 12:04 PM
- 07-25-2007, 12:09 PM
I don't know about everyone else, but Icariin (HGW) never did anything for me, even at high doses. Then RPM came around and changed my view on it. I am guessing the higher extract Icariin, coupled along with the precise ratio of other ingredients in RPM, make it the powerhouse that it is.
07-25-2007, 12:34 PM
20% HGW did have an effect on me, though it was fairly small and transient and lasted only 10-14 days or so. The 50% Icariin and naringin combo in RPM is much much better and the effects seem to last much longer and are far more pronounced.
I have taken many grams of the 20% and it has never come close to RPM.
07-25-2007, 12:36 PM
07-25-2007, 12:38 PM
I'm aware or your product and Activate Xtreme, which has a 20% extract.. which sounds similar to NP's HGW. Yours is obviously uses the higher potency extract icariin. Both look like very good products with excellent ingredients.
I think my question was a bit dumb, lol, and the answer is basically: Yes, HGW 20% is a reasonable substitute for the 50% extract if dosed higher.
07-25-2007, 12:40 PM
07-25-2007, 12:51 PM
The people who make the higher extracts will probably be the same people who make the 20%, I would have thought.
07-25-2007, 01:30 PM
07-25-2007, 01:42 PM
07-25-2007, 04:25 PM
They equal out in dollar per milligram: $1/gram of actual icariin. Buying one is the same as buying the other.
07-25-2007, 04:37 PM
A lot of good posting above- and I concur with all of it- it all comes down to extraction % when it comes to herbs- the higher the extract %, the more effective the product is for any given quality. However, this is not a cost-effective option for a lot of companies, b/c the higher the extraction %, the higher the cost for any given herb........
That being said- we have a SOLID supplier of 50% icariin, and it is not cheap, but we know that we are getting quality product, and we pass that on to our customers
Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals
07-25-2007, 04:38 PM
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07-28-2007, 12:22 PM
07-28-2007, 04:43 PM
ah but in my experience with the NP and CNW folks products, they make very good stuff... so I'll go with them.
07-28-2007, 06:42 PM
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07-29-2007, 01:34 PM
I was taking 500mg-1gram a day of 50% for 2 weeks.. ive been off for a week now...
I still am getting way harder erections, i swear they go hard like im on viagra...
Other than that, i noticed a general better sense of well being!
07-29-2007, 05:14 PM
sounds like the 50 seems to work well.
has it helped any athletically or no noted effects there?
I am trying to really slim down my supps...get a few with multiple purposes... . and that seems like it might be nice....
07-29-2007, 05:22 PM
07-29-2007, 06:15 PM
07-29-2007, 06:21 PM
The purpose of selling a product is to get people to buy it. This can become difficult if they can't afford it. The lower extracts are going for less than 1/10th the cost for an entire kilogram. So yeah, 8-10x as much active for over 10x less.
07-29-2007, 06:23 PM
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