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I have a special treat for you today!

My good friend and N2BM.com writer “RussianStar” gives you another great short article to digest. He cuts through the BS and gives you the real information you need to make a decisions about what chemicals to put in your body to build muscle and burn fat, and which ones to stay away from to spare your heath. He just condenses all this info into a short read that you can understand easily, and if you want to do a little extra reading, the links to the University Studies that he uses to back his claims are all listed at the bottom of the article.

Today RussianStar is going to tear apart the myths about “Icariin” a very powerful chemical that is very much misunderstood and you’ll learn why why some researchers may even compare it to Viagra in it’s form of action.. Most of you know “Icariin” as the active chemical in Horney Goat Weed, and many Bodybuilders swear by this chemical’s effects, while other have been disappointed with under-dose cheap “Horney Goat Weed” products that just didn’t deliver enough “Icariin” to do anything. Read on see how “Icariin” will help you in the gym and in the bedroom and why this is such a powerful ingredient to use during Post Cycle Therapy and beyond.

HCGenerate ES and what gives it that “Extra Strength”

Here it is guys, from our good friend RussianStar:

The Icariin in Horney Goat Weed and it’s effects by RussianStar.

HCGenErection-VerticalLets face it, what makes a man, a real man? At the top of the list you would probably say, sex drive, or libido… That always scores highly.

If you look on any bodybuilding forum, the number of times someone is posting questions and feeling really worried because they are on cycle and everything has stopped working down there, or they are mid PCT, or even months after a cycle is finished, and they don’t have the desire or stiffness required to have daily intercourse with their mate. Search the forums and you will find thousands of threads on the subject of how many men have their dicks go limp for not using Steroids properly, and not running a proper PCT. The reason being, it’s a big problem, there aren’t many solutions, and it makes a guy feel pretty useless to not be able to get it up, when she needs it and wants it up and hard too.

They say prevention is better than a cure, so the very powerful prevention I recommend is using HCGenerate ES with every cycle and even after PCT. HCGenerate ES contains a very powerful dose of “Icarrin” in a high standardized extract that is 40% in potency which is much stronger than the cheap 10% stuff that most guys never get any benefits from

Click here to get HCGenerate ES with potent Icariin right now

The whole formula is packed with proven ingredients, but today I will focus on discussing Icariin in particular, as this is the one ingredient for stiffness and desire that stands head and shoulders above many other herbs…

Horny Goat Weed – Epimedium or Horny Goat Weed was originally used in folk medicine as a natural way to heal the kidneys and it has been cultivated in Asia as a natural aphrodisiac and even today it has been used in best-selling supplements exactly the same way. The active ingredient in this plant is Icariin and this HCGenerate ES formula sports a 40% standardized extract and ensures its potency – some guys who complain about “not responding” to Horney Goat Weed may have been using a lower quality 10% extract that is so common. N2BM is only using the highest 40% potency extract of the Horney Goat Weed. Icariin works to improve sexual health because its presence causes the body to respond with nitric oxide; thereby, improving blood flow. When increased amounts of nitric oxide are circulating through the blood stream it causes red blood cells to expand and results in better blood flow to your veins. It also works to improve the sensitivity of sensory nerves as well as improving sperm count and quality.

Lets break down Icariin’s mode of action.

One of the big factors in why anabolic steroids work so well is that they improve nitrogen retention. Icariin can be counted on to provide the nitrogen retention benefits, without suppression and other problems associated with Steroids.

Why is Nitrogen retention important to you?

Nitrogen is a compound that can be found only in protein.  In competitive athletes Nitrogen levels can be measured and used as an accurate indicator to determine the body’s protein stores. The more nitrogen you have means you have a lot of protein available to help you in muscle-building and repair. Minimal amounts of nitrogen is indicative of low protein stores, and this would mean you are in a catabolic state.
Nitrogen retention is the amount of protein that is retained by the body. As for nitrogen balance, this is merely the balance between your protein intake or retention and whats used during your exercising.

Types of Nitrogen Balance.

Positive nitrogen retention is the ideal balance for every bodybuilder to achieve during and after workout. In positive nitrogen balance, the nitrogen retention levels are greater than that of loss so you have plenty to use to help with repair. Positive balance causes an anti-catabolic affect, and helps you recover much faster and build more muscle.

This is one reason why Steroids and HGH works so well, as it stimulates a positive nitrogen balance.

During Post Cycle Therapy and after, often nitrogen retention decreases repidly and your Nitrogen balance becomes negative, there is not enough protein available for muscle recovery, your pumps suffer, your erections suffer, and of course you look flat and less vascular… all because of this one simple factor: negative Nitrogen balance.

Icariin in HGW (horny goat weed) Can reverse negative nitrogen balance and restore it to its positive level. Preventing the undesired affect mention just previously. Not only does it prevent the side effects, but you get to enjoy all of the benefits of a good positive Nitrogen balance.

Icariin acts by inhibiting the Enzyme cGMP specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) , This enzyme promotes the loss or degradation of cGMP (Cyclic guanosine monophosphate) , and because of that less blood flow reaches the penis, Icariin, the active compound in Epimedium, inhibits the activity of PDE-5 This is much the same as Viagra, only to a lesser extent, Icariin is very potent, without the nasty sides of Viagra.

The other thing to note is that Horney Goat Weed seems to have at least in some studies the ability to up regulate the genes involved with Nitric oxide production and the actions of adenosine/guanine monophosphate, This is something no other PDE-5 inhibitor has any affects on, so Icariin really shines where other fall short.

Epimendium and desire.

You can sometimes hear of people who take Viagra saying everything works but they have no desire or libido to go with the hardness… For these guys, Epimendium can help.

Remember I said it has an affect on Adenosine, well . Adenosine It is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, believed to play a role in promoting sleep and suppressing arousal, You feel tired, with no drive… This happens after an AAS cycle, That’s when Adenosine is at its highest, while Nitrogen retention is at its lowest,  Epimendium can actually suppress Adenosine through its direct actions on DNA as an antagonist to Adenosine, much like caffeine is. HGW can increase both the level and duration of action of acetylcholine.

I propose that through its positive affects on Acetylcholine the excitatory neurotransmitter can get to work at certain neuromuscular points, increasing the brain- penis connection and so improving libido.

Once again N2BM has produced an extraordinary product that can help you not only reach your goals, but FEEL GOOD reaching them, and help you recover your lost manhood after a heavy cycle.

In fact, using HCGenerate ES during cycle can alleviate many of the symptoms normally experienced of a sluggish or lowered libido, and promote much faster recovery in PCT.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17120748

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If you’re new to the bodybuilding world or the supplement scene, you’re probably just hearing about Fadogia agrestis – one of the most effective testosterone-boosting herbs to ever hit the market. But a lot of you are probably wondering where this information came from? Is there any science behind it, or is is it all hype? A lot of testosterone-boosters in the past have turned out to just be libido boosters (Tribulus, for example). But Fadogia is totally different – it works by increasing intratesticular cholesterol levels, which are used by your body to synthesize more testosterone.

We learned this information several years ago, when a group of scientists in Africa decided to take a look at the herb, because indigenous people had been using it for the past several centuries for fertility purposes. The scientists knew that it appeared to work, but they just didn’t know why. It could have been that the herb increased spermatogenesis (sperm production) and libido (sex drive) without having an effect on testosterone (again, Tribulus is a great example of this). And believe it or not, some test-boosting herbs like Holy Basil, can absolutely wreck your natural endocrine system. One study showed that while the Indian herb Holy Basil will elevate testosterone, it lowers luteinizing hormone (a hormone that is secreted pulses to signal the release of testosterone), as well as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (which is necessary for sperm production).In fact, sperm count was decreased by 45% with this stuff, while luteinizing hormone actually becomes undetectable! We don’t think this is a good trade-off, especially when there’s better options.

And although this might seem like an odd observation, it’s doubtful that we’re ever going to see a bunch of really great testosterone AND libido/fertility boosting herbs from a place like India (*or China for that matter). It’s far more likely that we’re going to continue seeing them from places like Africa. Why? Because China and India are very heavily populated; representing the two most populous countries in the world. Traditionally, they would not have needed to rely on herbs to increase their numbers. Africa, on the other hand, is much more sparsely populated, and often the amount of children a tribe could produce would be the deciding factor in which tribes survive the next famine (or war, unfortunately). Really effective herbs will always come from traditional and folk medicine in areas of the world where there is a need for their specific function.

Ok, so back to the research on Fadogia agrestis: A group of African scientists took a look at three different doses of Fadogia agrestis in a rodent-based study, and here’s what they found:

  • At a dose of 18mgs/kg/day the rodents ended up with 200% the testosterone levels of the control group (doubling their previous level)
  • At a dose of 50mgs/kg/day the rodents ended up with 300% the testosterone levels of the control group
  • And at the highest tested dose, the rodents ended up with a testosterone level that was 600% that of the control group

Pretty impressive, right? Well, that’s why we’ve included it in our HCGenerate formula! But don’t take my word for it…here’s the full study:

Lately there’s been a lot of renewed interest in the testosterone-boosting herb, Fadogia agrestis as well as some naysayers writing halfwit Articles thinking they have some how “exposed my product hcgenerate” lmao . Although it’s been on the market since 2005, the stuff has been growing in popularity since then, and never been more in-demand. And why not? The original University of Ilorin in vivo study on Fadogia showed an incredible 600% testosterone increase over control values.

One of the very first people to have purchased and used this herb as a bodybuilding supplement (which also contained zinc and vitamin E) posted his blood tests online, exhibited a 10x increase in testosterone. You read that right – basically a thousand percent! And he wasn’t some supplement-industry shill, either – just a regular guy who wanted to boost his testosterone levels, bought a Fadogia product, and shelled out his own cash for blood work to see if the stuff was actually working.

A follow-up study to that original one, aimed at investigating the relative safety of the herb, found that there Fadogia use didn’t cause any clinical toxicity symptoms and that organ to body weight ratios of the test animals were similar to those of the control group (meaning that the extract did not cause any swelling, shrinking, or growth of the kidney or liver).

It was first used in Africa, hundreds of years ago, to improve libido fertility – not an insignificant consideration during a time when the population of a tribe would have been directly proportional to its ability to survive. In fact, that’s usually the first thing users report – a strong, sustained increase in sex drive. Judging from user feedback on the popular message boards, Fadogia seems to have one of the best success rates for users, and easily one of the highest customer loyalty rates.

Honestly, there are tons of herbs on the market that can boost sex drive, although very few of them do it through increasing testosterone levels. With Fadogia use, users not only get an increase in testosterone that obviously helps with libido, but it can also help them get stronger, build muscle and burn fat.

It’s probably a fair assumption that most guys who use Fadogia agrestis are primarily concerned with the muscle building and libido enhancing effects. However, a recent study published in the September, 2010, issue of Neurophysiology, has also shown that the herb has potent analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties. So if you’ve ever taken a couple of aspirin after a hard workout or game, you might find that your regular dose of Fadogia is more than enough to keep you from getting too sore. This is, as far as I know, a property unique to Fadogia among all test-boosters, and it’s actually a great one-two punch for intense athletes. You see, the testosterone boosting properties of the herb will help you get more aggressive with your training in the gym, and move more weight (ultimately leading to more gains), while the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the herb will help keep you coming back, day after day, without getting overly sore.

This added recovery effect is probably one of the reasons we see users getting in the gym, day after day, week after week, on a Fadogia cycle, and still not feeling beat up. All of the extra testosterone in the world isn’t going to help if you’re too sore to train.

But what happens when you stop taking Fadogia? It’s relative safety on the internal organs has been well documented, as has its ability to boost testosterone and libido, but what actually happens to the ol’ testosterone factory (yes, your testicles) when you stop using the herb? Most testosterone boosters don’t have a lot of data available on the post-use effects, but this one does, in the form of a published, peer-reviewed study, and it’s very promising.

[From Nate: Of course, you may think that I’m a bit biased, since I was one of the first people to offer Fadogia in a product, and am not only friends with, but have also worked with all of the original sources and people who brought the very first one out]

To assess the post-use effects of Fadogia administration on testicular function, scientists gave three different doses to a group of rodents, exactly matching the doses found to increase testosterone, while comparing them to a fourth group of rodents (the control group) who did not take the herb. Each of the four groups were subject to the same environment and conditions for 28 days, at which point they stopped giving it to the three test groups for ten days. The four different groups were compared to each other during (while on Fadogia) and ten days after the test groups stopped their use.

One of the first areas they looked at was testicular size. Testicular size is a pretty good indicator of whether the testicles are doing what they’re supposed to do, i.e. producing testosterone. That’s why steroid users complain of shrunken testicles on a cycle – because their body is getting testosterone from an outside source and no longer needs to produce it. The result? Smaller testicles. It’s also why men who use human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) report an increase in testicular size – HCG kickstarts the testicles into pumping out more testosterone.

In fact, what the scientists found was that ten days after stopping Fadogia, their testicles (testes/bodyweight) measured 15% bigger than the control group.

This gives us pretty good evidence to think that Fadogia provides results that appear – at least in some ways – to be similar to HCG. In fact, that’s why we named our product HCGenerate!

The next area the scientists looked at was the concentration of testicular cholesterol. Although we’ve been conditioned to think of cholesterol as “bad,” it’s actually the building block of testosterone. From cholesterol, your body is able to form different steroid metabolites in various tissues of the body (for example, enzymes found in the adrenal glands convert cholesterol into cortisol). And in the gonads we find the enzymes that convert cholesterol to Testosterone.

The more cholesterol available in your testes, the more potential testosterone you have, and an increase in this level with Fadogia is thought to imply the stimulation of steroidogenesis, and increased androgen (testosterone) levels.
As you can see, these levels remain slightly elevated even ten days afterwards (for each of the following charts, the four colored bars grouped on the left 1/3rd of the graph are control/baseline levels, the four bars in the middle 1/3rd represent levels found after 28 days of Fadogia agrestis use, and the four bars on the far right indicate values found ten days after cessation of use – inside each group of four, they run from lowest dose to highest dose in that order, with the red bar being the control values, the purple bar being 18mgs/kg/day, the blue bar being a 50mgs/kg dose, and the green bar being the highest tested dose, or 100mgs/kg/day).

So it appears that even though you may have stopped taking Fadogia, your body still has a bit of extra fuel to produce testosterone with, in the form of intratesticular cholesterol. (Remember: in this instance we’re not talking about serum levels of cholesterol – the stuff you get measured on a blood test – we’re only talking about the actual level of cholesterol found inside the testes)

But testicular cholesterol is only one of the ways to determine the functional capacity of the testicles. Glycogen levels in the cell are an indicator of energy storage and have been found to have a direct correlation to testosterone production. In other words, the more glycogen you have at your disposal, the more likely it is that your body will have the fuel to respond with extra testosterone production.

As you can see from the Testicular proteins insure the maturation of spermatozoa, and the total level of these proteins go down with Fadogia use which is to be expected, because that protein is more likely to be synthesized, meaning the Fadogia may cause increased synthesis. In other words, the level might go down, but that’s because it’s being used at an accelerated rate.

However, ten days following the cessation of Fadogia use, what we see is a very rapid trend towards the return to baseline. While testicular protein levels started at a baseline of 205(mg/ml), they recover to the 180s at the end of ten days post-use for the highest examined dose.

Sialic acid was also examined in this study. This is an enzyme that decreases with age, and is very important as an intratesticular lubricant – it allows sperm to move more freely and enhances the structural integrity of the surrounding membranes.

Post-use, with regards to sialic acid we see a very strong trend towards a return to baseline, although it remains slightly elevated. The elevated levels, however, indicate a potential increase in the fertilizing potential of the sperm. User feedback supports the idea of increased fertility, as I’ve heard more than one – ahem – report of conception while using Fadogia. And remember, this is what the stuff was originally used for in folk medicine, so it’s not a huge surprise that it’s got the potential to increase fertility in males.

Alkaline phosphatase is also decreased with Fadogia use. This could be due to increased use, as it is involved in the mobilization of carbohydrates and lipids within the cells of the accessory sex organs as well as in spermatozoa and seminal fluid. As you can see from the following chart, the 18mg/kg dose showed a complete recovery after ten days post-use, and the other dose levels showed a trend towards recovery as well.

Actually, if we’re looking at a trend towards the return to baseline, there is literally no area that Fadogia appears to have permanent (or overly-long-lasting effects). And since users don’t report that “crash” feeling when they come off, we’ve got good reason to think that the all of these intratesticular enzymes and proteins return to pre-use levels at a gradual, natural, pace.

Another important marker of testicular function is , y-glutamyl transferase , but as you can see, it showed a strong trend towards the recovery of control value, with only the highest dose remaining somewhat elevated :

While we don’t necessarily want these levels to be elevated, it’s fairly obvious that they rapidly begin their return to normal once Fadogia use has been discontinued. Remember, we’re looking at a study where 28 days of Fadogia was measured, with another ten days allowed for recovery. And literally every single area showed a return to control values. What would happen if we looked at 28 days of use, and then examined these same markers when we’ve been off for 28 days (i.e. the old time on = time off)?

I think we have pretty good evidence to say that our testicular function would look identical to the way it looked prior to use. That means we don’t have the testosterone boost when we stop using Fadogia, but it also means we get our body back to homeostasis.

Elevated levels of acid phosphatase are also found with Fadogia, but as you can see, they return to normal within ten days, and only with the highest dose are they still above normal (but again, even that dose shows a very rapid trend towards complete recovery):

It’s important to remember that scientists, and especially the scientists who performed this study, will often use language in a way that you and I wouldn’t – they talk about “normal” as if it’s a good thing. In this particular study, the language makes it appear that there could be a lot of dangerous stuff going on with Fadogia use, but in truth, they’re just talking about “normal” to mean average. But we don’t want to be “average” or “normal” – that’s the whole reason we train, eat right, and take supplements! If we wanted to be normal, we could eat McDonalds and sit on our couches all day!

Acid Phosphatase levels can be used to determine fertility, among other things. The general rule is that high levels of this enzyme are strongly correlated with a high sperm count. I can’t stress this point enough, but Fadogia was used in Africa for hundreds, if not thousands, of years as a fertility enhancer and erectile dysfunction remedy, and it was highly effective.

Glutamate dehydrogenase is the final enzyme that was measured in this study, and it’s a marker for cell activity. It’s no surprise that it decreases with the use of Fadogia, but once again, we’re not shocked to see a trend towards the return to baseline with all doses. In fact, even the highest dose (100mgs/kg/day), it’s noteworthy that this enzyme doubles within ten days after discontinuation of the herb.

Granted, we don’t want to elevate all of our testicular enzymes and biomarkers for an extended period of time, whether it’s with Fadogia agrestis, or injectable testosterone, or HCG…because that wouldn’t be good. You can only fool the body for so long, but I think these figures give us a good idea of some rules to govern our use. At the lowest dose, where we see the test animals getting a 200% testosterone boost, we probably don’t need to come off for very long…but at the highest dosages, where we get the huge testosterone boost (600% according to the rodent data), we’re going to want to do a time on = time off kind of thing.

This herb has been used traditionally for a very long time, and since 2006 in the sports nutrition field, with no reports of ill-effects that I know of – and I’ve had spoken to hundreds of men about their experiences, and read literally thousands of online user reports. It really doesn’t get much better than Fadogia agrestis for boosting testosterone.

Real User feed back and testing using Hcgenerate with Fadogia Agrestis.

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more tests ^^^

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in the customer review even more test ^^^

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blood test before and after the use of just fadoga which is in hcgenerate ^^^

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post 194 more blood test took pics of the paper handed to him by the doctors. ^^^^^^^^^^

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Some further reading:

Aphrodisiac potentials of the aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Schweinf. Ex Hiern) stem in male albino rats.Yakubu MT, Akanji MA, Oladiji AT.
Asian J Androl. 2005 Dec;7(4):399-404.

Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of an Extract of Fadogia agrestis in Rats. O. A. Oyekunle, A. K. Okojie and U. S. Udoh. Neurophysiology
Volume 42, Number 2, 124-129, DOI: 10.1007/s11062-010-9140-x

Effects of oral administration of aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Schweinf. Ex Hiern) stem on some testicular function indices of male rats.
Yakubu MT, Akanji MA, Oladiji AT.J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Jan 17;115(2):288-92. Epub 2007 Oct 9.