Herbs > Trbulus Terrestris
Tribulus terrestris is a flowering plant in the family
Zygophyllaceae, native to warm temperate and tropical
regions of the Old World in southern Europe, southern Asia,
throughout Africa, and in northern Australia. It can thrive
even in desert climates and poor soil.
Tribulus is extracted from the plant, and used as a natural
nutritional supplement. It has been used for centuries by
the Chinese to calm the liver, treat headaches, dizziness,
and premature ejaculation, help impotence, low libido, male
infertility, enhance energy and
In bodybuilding, Tribulus is used for its testosterone
boosting properties more than anything else. Studies have
shown over 50% increase in testosterone levels when taking
Tribulus Terresteris. We all know testosterone helps build
muscle and strength, that's why some pro athletes use
steroids and other pro-hormones to enhance performance.
You'll be happy to hear that Tribulus Terrestris is NOT a
hormone! It works completely different from Andro and DHEA.
Tribulus increases testosterone through increasing
lutenizing hormone (LH) in your body. LH tells your body to
produce testosterone. Why is this beneficial? Simply because
Tribulus is not a hormone supplement, it merely works within
the body's natural limits helping you achieve muscle and
There has been a great deal of tribulus research and studies have been conducted, and
all have shown positive benefits of supplementing Tribulus
Terrestris without adverse effects.
Tribulus is a key ingredient in Vig-Rx Plus and Tribulus.ext
penis enhancement pills.
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Abstract of Gauthaman, Aidakan, and Prasad (2003) at
Abstract of Neychev and Mitev (2005) at PubMed
Ask A Scientist - Anabolic Steroids from Howard Hughes
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary
BoDD (Botanical Dermatology Database) - ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
Flora Europaea: native distribution in Europe
G. A. Brown et al.
(2000). "Effects of anabolic precursors on serum
testosterone concentrations and adaptations to resistance
training in young men". International Journal of Sport
Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 10 (3):
Tribulus Terrestris - Supplements from Supplement
Natural Testosterone Therapy with gonadotropic
adaptogen compound containing Tribulus terrestris
- V. K. Neychev and V. I.
Mitev (2005). "The aphrodisiac herb Tribulus terrestris
does not influence the androgen production in young men".
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 101 (13):
- Gauthaman K, Ganesan AP and Prasad RN. (2003). "Sexual effects of puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) extract (protodioscin):
an evaluation using a rat model". Journal of
Alternative and Complementary Medicine 9 (2):
Germplasm Resources Information Network: Tribulus
Tribulus Terrestris Facts from body building for you
T. terrestris at the Global Compendium of
U.S. Department of Agriculture's PLANTS database
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