Tribulus Terrestris Review

May 24th, 2008 by Paul Johnson

Tribulus Terrestris extract is a herbal supplement that is claimed by supplement companies to boost testosterone, therefore helping to build muscle. It was first used as a chinese medicine for premature ejaculation.

Unfortunately, over the years multiple studies have debunked the idea of testosterone increases from Tribulus Terrestris supplementation. Bodybuilders that have taken it, usually report no boost in muscle building. Over the years, companies have tried to claim that there tribulus terrestris was superior or that it contained the right form of it in the right amounts.

I think one reason why their is a strong belief that Tribulus Terrestris increases testosterone, is because most notice an increase in libido and erections with Tribulus. Most had previously thought this was probably due to an increase in LH stimulating testosterone production, but a study showed the real cause. A rabbit study published in Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2000 Jan;29(1):22-6 showed that tribulus causes a release of nitric oxide in the body. Viagra works on nitrix oxide too. Nitrix oxide causes improved blood flow to the penis and the rest of the body by vasodilation. A study done on rats Life Sci. 2002 Aug 9;71(12):1385-96 showed increased mounting activity from it's use.

It appears that Tribulus Terrestris may be a good sexual health drug, but for building muscle it is unlikely to help.

  1. Mark Paulis on October 20th, 2009

    I recommend the Dr. Max Powers Testosterone Boost which is Tribulus supplements….it will give you the same sex drive boost as any other Tribulus product. How much is that? Hard to say for a 21-year old kid. My testosterone is already peaked.

    Although I will tell you that I calculated the potency, dosage, and contents of this particular bottle and it’s more bang for your buck than any other Tribulus product offered. So if it’s straight Tribulus at a great price you are looking for, go with the Dr Max Powers Testosterone Boost. Dr Max products have always done me good (like their stack) and this product is no different.