Tribulus Terrestris is now famous in the US. It is commonly known as vine and used in Indian and Chinese traditional medicine. When it was recognized in North America, athletes of the Eastern European Olympic had had great performance after taking it. This vine contains steroidal sapoins as the most active compounds. Specifically, two saponins are recognized to be the most active: furostanol glycosides and spirostanol glycosides.
Tribulus Terrestris is very beneficial to humans. It can enhance their body healthy in a big way. The main use is in patients who have erectile dysfunction, infertility or low libido. It has certainly become a leading method of enhancing sports performance. To support the point on erectile dysfunction, animal studies found that tribulus increased sexual behavior and intracavemous pressure.
This happened because of increased levels of testosterone. So far there are no studies that have been done on humans. About enhancement of sports performance, there is only one mini-study that has been done so far. Fifteen subjects were given 3.21mg of tribulus per kg of body weight per day or a placebo. After two months of resistance training, nothing was noted on body weight, dietary intake, mood or percentage fat in each group.
But the placebo group had some muscle endurance when doing leg presses and bench presses. The tribulus group gained muscle endurance only when doing leg presses. It was concluded that tribulus terrestrics does not affect sports performance or body composition. It is good to note that a dose ranging between eighty-five and two hundred and fifty milligrams of TT is safe. It should be taken with meals. Are you pregnant or nursing a baby? If so, you should not take this product. As well, those who have cancers or conditions that depend on hormones, such as prostate or breast cancer patients should not use tribulus.