Tribulus Terrestris 101
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to natural sexual enhancers – so much so that it can get overwhelming at first glance. To help cut down on the confusion, we’re bringing you the details on a number of popular libido boosters.
What Is Tribulus Terrestris?
Also known as goat head or devil’s weed, tribulus terrestris is a thorny, ground-covering plant found in many temperate and tropical parts of the world. Tribulus terrestris has a long history of use in Chinese medicine, and has spread into Western use in recent decades. It’s been used to treat fatigue, urinary problems, mood issues, and – most importantly to the sexual health world – reproductive issues. The strains of tribulus with the highest concentration of its active ingredient, protodioscin, are found in Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
What Can Tribulus Terrestris Do for Me?
Tribulus terrestris can help restore low testosterone levels without stimulating production beyond what your body naturally does. The natural steroidal compounds in it do encourage higher testosterone levels, making tribulus an excellent treatment for men facing flagging libido, poor sexual responses, and low fertility. Improved testosterone production will raise all of these things. In addition, it can promote muscle mass growth and help to stabilize your mood.
In women, tribulus can help regulate the ovulation cycle, reduce the severity of PMS and postmenopausal symptoms, and increase fertility. Current research also suggests it’s a better libido booster for women than traditional hormone therapy.
What Side Effects Do I Need To Watch Out For?
As always, talk to your doctor before adding tribulus terrestris to your daily regimen, especially if you have an enlarged prostate. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take it. If you have medical conditions that react badly to high testosterone levels, such as heart disease, your doctor might advise against tribulus. It can also affect your body’s blood glucose disposal process, which can leave some people feeling lightheaded. Otherwise, there’s very little research into tribulus’ potential side effects at present, but currently available information doesn’t suggest any serious ones.
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