Tribulus terrestris is an amazing compound that raises testosterone levels, builds muscle mass, improves cycle recovery and even enhances the potency of erections. Like Clomid and HCG, there is a large body of research that conclusively shows that Tribulus has a profound effect on LH (luteinizing hormone) production in males which stimulates the production of testosterone by the testis. LH exerts its effect by stimulating the leydig cells of the testis. Athletes use Tribulus to increase the body's own natural production of testosterone for athletic performance enhancement or to normalize testosterone levels often depressed by steroid use or the prolonged use of steroid precursors. If endogenous testosterone levels are not brought to normal, a dramatic loss in size and strength may occur. Tribulus can play a crucial role in preventing this crash in athletic performance.
It is interesting to note that both Clomid and HCG exert their testosterone restorative effect in the same way that Tribulus does. Both increase production of LH causing an increase in testosterone production. Also like HCG and clomid, Tribulus has numerous secondary effects that are worth mentioning. Tribulus increases erectile potency and frequency, it increases ejaculatory fluid volume, it increases energy and it raises libido.
But there is a catch. Unprocessed Tribulus is not a particularly effective supplement. When purchasing Tribulus, the important thing to remember is the concentration of steroidal saponins.
Tribulus is 100% Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris with a minimum of 42% concentration the steroid saponins of the furostanol type with predominating quantity of protodioscine. A concentration of 42% is about the highest that is available. Next time you are in the GNC, take a look at the other brands of Tribulus being sold. If they mention their standardization at all, most often, it is less than 20%. In fact, to make the most effective supplement possible, extracts the saponins from many kilos of the unprocessed plant are used to make an ultra-concentrated extract. Our high-standards have caused us to reject a number of batches that tested below 40% saponins.
The end result is you get a guaranteed level of potency. The medical researchers at the Chemical Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria decided to investigate the medical benefits of Tribulus. Over the course of the last 20 years, they conducted extensive laboratory and clinical trials (both animal and human) that confirmed the benefits of Tribulus so conclusively that standardized pharmaceutical preparations of the herb were developed and incorporated into mainstream medical treatment.
The effect of Tribulus has been studied on the serum concentration of the hormones: ACTH, STH, LH, FSH, adrenal hormone, aldosterone, and cortisol and on the sex hormones - testosterone and estradiol. The experiments were carried out on 8 males and 8 females, 28 - 45 years of age. Tribulus was administered in a single dose of 250 mg, three times daily for 5 days. Serum samples were drawn at 8 a.
m. and 12 a.m.
, both before and after treatment. It was established that Tribulus did not change the concentrations of adrenal hormones and of ACTH. However, the hypophyseal-gonadal axis was significantly changed. In females, there was a prominent increase in the concentration of FSH and estradiol. In the males there was a prominent increase in LH and testosterone. The mechanism of that action was presumed to be both by direct effect on the gonads and by the increase in certain hormones.
Isn't it funny how an embarrassment of youth eventually becomes a virtue? Erections. One thing that everyone likes is the "lift" that Tribulus gives you in the bedroom. When scientists first started researching Tribulus terrestris, it was for the sole purpose of discovering a safe, natural treatment for sexual deficiencies. Studies were conducted on 212 males, between 14 and 60 years old. The men studied suffered from partial or complete impotence. The studies methodology was a simple blind experiment, using a placebo.
Tribulus of 42% concentration was individually administered to all patients who had not received hormonal agents for at least one month prior to the treatment. Almost all the patients reported a prolongation of erection duration, spontaneous nocturnal erections, and more frequent erections after treatment.
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