The main active substance in the food supplement UP is icariin, which is derived from the plant Epimedium (Epimedium brevicornum). In 2008, Italian professor Mario Del Agli proves that icariin is a unique sexual stimulant, which operates in the same way as the famous blue pill – by inhibiting the enzyme PDE-5.
Epimedium, named also Horny Goat Weed (translated literally “grass of horny goat”) is a perennial plant native to southern China, parts of Europe and Asia. This name comes from a legend that tells a story about a Chinese shepherd who noticed his goats to graze this plant, followed by increased sexual activity. Plants from the group of Epimedium (Epimedium brevicornum) are over 60 and are known by different names, such as Horny goat, Bishop’s hat, Fairy wings and others.
There is information on the use of this plant as an aphrodisiac for more than two millennia ago. In those days in China and Japan, this herb was valued on a par with gold. Except that used it to increase libido, ancient healers discovered its other beneficial properties. They recommended it in infertility, joint problems, for toning and against physical exertion as well as for healing kidney and liver disorders.
Usually, the herb is prepared as tea, nowadays is used also recipes for alcoholic extracts.
In its leaves, Epimedium contains a wide variety of biologically active substances such as flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols, alkaloid magnoflorin and more. The substance that has a beneficial effect on sexual power is a flavonoid called icariin. Here is the mechanism of its action:
Icariin has effect identical to that of the substance sildenafil – it inhibits the enzyme PDE-5 and this leads to the release of the key neurotransmitters associated with the mechanism of sexual arousal. It has no side effects.
The enzyme PDE-5 metabolizes quickly enough nitric oxide, which increases its levels. Nitric oxide stimulates the vascular muscle relaxation and increases blood flow to the genitals (penis or clitoris). Therefore the product is effective in enhancing sensitivity in women and supporting erection in men.
Regardless of sildenafil’s identical mechanism of action, Epimedium plant is completely safe even for people suffering from cardiovascular diseases. This is due to the release of safe amounts of the inhibitor of the enzyme PDE-5.
To indulge yourself in a pleasant sexual experience, you need to free your senses of everyday problems and enjoy the ultimate pleasure guaranteed with UP. Therefore there are 100 mg of ashwagandha extract (Indian ginseng) in each tablet – ashwagandha is well known as a powerful natural adaptogen. With its help, you will free your mind from fatigue and stress and will give all your attention to the person under/over/next to you.
To make sure that you have spent your money on a quality and reliable assistant, Sabinsa Corporation ensures that the extract of the plant “horny goat” used in UP is of the best quality species Epimedium – Epimedium brevicornum, standardized to min. 10% icariin – (HPLC ). SABINSA CORPORATION is one of the largest companies in the world to produce high quality standardized natural extracts.
What is UP taken for?
UP is a natural sexual stimulant for men and women. Clinically it has been shown that the active ingredients therein favorably influence the libido and erectile dysfunction. The main ingredient of the product – Epimedium plant is the most effective natural alternative to synthetic equivalents of sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil. Epimedium stimulates sexual activity, increases the amount of sperm in men, stimulates the sensory nerves and increases libido. It is successfully used to treat impotence.
Additional benefits of the intake of UP:
- Have adaptogenic properties. Increase the levels of epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin, which helps increase energy. Reduces cortisol levels when they are elevated, which has an anti-stress effect.
- Used to reduce blood sugar, used in lumbago treatment, arthritis, cramps and weakness in limbs, hypertension and chronic bronchitis.
- Studies on the effects of Epimedium on humans and animals have shown that it supports bone health, increases muscle mass and promotes loss of body fat – this is due to normalized levels of cortisol. It has a beneficial effect on the immune system.