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Is Horny Goat Weed Legitimate?

Horny goat weed (Epimedium) is an herbal supplement claimed to be beneficial for treating numerous conditions, including:
 
However, many people may wonder, "Is horny goat weed legitimate?" One study suggests that a specific extract of a certain species of horny goat weed may be effective for preventing bone loss (osteoporosis) in postmenopausal women. In the study, 100 women were given either the horny goat weed extract plus calcium or a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredient) plus calcium. The women who took horny goat weed did not lose a significant amount of bone, while the women taking the placebo showed significant bone loss. More studies are necessary to confirm these findings.
 
There is not enough scientific evidence to suggest that horny goat weed is effective (or ineffective) for other uses.
 
(Click Does Horny Goat Weed Work? for more information on whether horny goat weed is legitimate and to learn more about this product's effectiveness.)
 
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