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Extenze ingredients include many herbal extracts. One is horny goat weed leaf extract, also known as epimedium or barrenwort, or as yin yang huo in traditional Chinese medicine, which is native to Asia. This substance contains icariin, which is associated with its use as an aphrodisiac. It can be useful to help with sexual dysfunction. There is also turnera diffusa, or damiana leaf extract, a plant that is native to Central and South America. It has been used traditionally as a relaxant and as an aphrodisiac. It can be used to increase sexual activity and fight impotence as well as to boost libido.
Stinging nettle and astragalus are other herbal Extenze ingredients. Stinging nettle, present in Extenze as a root extract, is a common plant that is used traditionally to help with joint pain. Astragalus is a North American plant, used in this product as astragalus root extract, that is used for immune system health. There is also licorice root extract, which is used in traditional medicine as an adaptogen. Also present is ho shou wu, or fo-ti root extract, another plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. Hops extract, a sedative, is in this product, too.
Other Extenze ingredients are velvet bean extract and tongkat ali. Velvet bean extract traditionally increases libido in Indian Ayurvedic traditional medicine. Tongkat ali, also known as eurycoma longifolia, is a plant native to Southeast Asia that has been used traditionally to fight fever, diabetes and infections and as an aphrodisiac. Tongkat ali is used to help with sexual desire and sexual performance, as well as general well-being. Sexual arousal increase is another purpose for using tongkat ali. This substance is used for sexual health, but also for reproductive health. Tongkat ali is also used to increase sperm count and to increase testosterone.
Tongkat ali is important to mention among Extenze ingredients. It is also used for sexual motivation and for anti-cancer purposes. This herb is also used in strength training and bodybuilding. White pepper seed extract is another herbal extract present in this product. It is used as a bioavailability enhancer for various other nutrients. There are also anti-oxidant and thermogenic uses for white pepper seed extract. Extenze also contains various other herbal and non-herbal ingredients. One animal extract present in Extenze is velvet deer antler extract. It is also used in Chinese traditional medicine. It is traditionally used for anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer pro-immune system and pro-growth purposes.