Orchic Extract

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What other names is Orchic Extract known by?

Bovine Orchic Extract, Bovine Testicle Extract, Bull Balls Extract, Concentré Testiculaire, Extracto Orchic, Extrait de Testicule, Extrait de Testicule Bovin, Extrait de Testicule de Taureau, Facteurs Testiculaires, Orchic, Orchic Concentrate, Orchic Factors, Orchic Substance, Substance Testiculaire.

What is Orchic Extract?

Orchic extract is made from cattle testicles. It is used to make medicine.

Men use orchic extract to maintain healthy testicular function.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Maintaining testicle health in men.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of orchic extract for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Orchic Extract work?

Marketers imply that orchic extracts are a good source of testosterone. However, there is currently no evidence to support this claim.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough reliable information to know if orchic extract is safe. However, since orchic extract preparations are made from animals, there is a concern about contamination with diseased animal parts. But, so far, there are no reports of disease transmission to people due to use of contaminated orchic extract.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Because it is unlikely that women would use orchic extract, the safety of using orchic extract during pregnancy and breast-feeding has not been studied well. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Orchic Extract.

The appropriate dose of orchic extract depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for orchic extract. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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