Tribulus terrestris has been used for centuries in ancient Greece, India and Africa to increase fertility and rejuvenate the body. Recent scientific studies indicate that, although it actually contains no hormones, Tribulus helps to support healthy hormone and male reproductive health. Tribulus has been used by some of the worlds’ most elite athletes and may be used by the recreational athlete as well. Our minimum 60% saponin content makes MVP Nutrition’s ® Tribulus one of the most potent formulas
This is a plant (puncture vine) which grows in some moderate climates and tropical areas of the world. This product has been commonly used as a diuretic, to treat infertility, and to increase the libido.
Tribulus Terrestris is being promoted as a testosterone booster. It does not work like DHEA and Androstenedione. However, claims have been made that it enhances testosterone levels by increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) levels. Studies have shown it to do just that. Laboratory animal studies show that it increases sperm productions as well as motility after 30 days of supplementation. Two other studies performed on animals reported increased testosterone production and testicular maturation.
Human studies involving health individuals taking 750 mg/day of Tribulus Terrestris evaluated hormonal responses and revealed LH increased in males from 14.38 ml/U/ml to 24.75 ml/U/ml (a 72% increase). The free testosterone in males went from 60 ng/dl to84.5 ng/dl (a 41% increase). To help you better understand this, normal blood levels of total testosterone is between 300 and 1,000 ng/dl.
Another study including over 200 male subjects suffering from impotence (quite often due to low testosterone levels) showed that many of the men experienced an increase in LH and testosterone as well as sperm production and motility.
No significant adverse effects have been reported with supplementation of Tribulus Terrestris. However, some users report an upset stomach. This can usually be counteracted by taking it with food."
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