Benefits of Tribulus Terrestris
Tribulus (puncture vine) is a vine that has been used as a general tonic for energy, but has been found to be a powerful regulator and promotes normal testosterone levels in bodybuilders and power athletes. This means it can also help anyone who may have an imbalance of testosterone due to a variety of factors including hormone-altering birth control methods and environmental pollution.
Tribulus may support normal testosterone levels indirectly by helping to maintain blood levels of another hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH). LH is produced by the pituitary gland and plays a role in regulating natural testosterone production and serum levels.
Tribulus terrestris promotes normal erections in men by supporting healthy testosterone levels, which are contingent upon normal levels of the luteinizing hormone (LH). Tribulus terrestris also promotes normal DHEA levels, which supports erectile quality, enhances sexual desire and physical performance.
Tribulus is a powerful natural balancer that can help men and women both, without the risk of harsh side effects that can be experienced from synthetic testosterone injections and patches.
References/Studies for Tribulus:
Adimoelja A. Phytochemicals and the breakthrough of traditional herbs in
the management of sexual dysfunctions. International Journal of Andrology.
Suppl. 23: 82, 2000.
Adimoelja A. Protodioscin from herbal plant Tribulus terrestris L. improves
male sexual functions possibly via DHEA. International Journal of Impotence
Research 9:S64, 1997.
− Gauthaman K., et al. Aphrodisiac properties of Tribulus terrestris extract
(Protodioscin) in normal and castrated rats. Life Sciences 71:1385-96, 2002.
Gauthaman K., et al. Sexual effects of puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris)
extract (protodioscin): an evaluation using a rat model. Journal of Alternative
and Comparative Medicine 9(2): 257-65, 2003.
Rowland D. and Tai W. A review of plant-derived and herbal approaches to the
treatment of sexual dysfunctions. Journal of Marital and Sex Therapy 29: 185-205,