Tribulus is a plant that is sometimes known as Puncture vine. It has long been used in Asia in traditional medicines particularly those that address sexual problems in men. Most people in North America, especially those involved with athletes, know of Tribulus as being a component of many testosterone-supporting products. It is often included in non-Drug medications that help build muscle, support the libido and benefit overall male sexuality. It should be stressed though that the extract simply supports the body’s ability to produce the sex hormone – it is not the hormone itself.
The inclusion of Tribulus in men’s’ sexual enhancement products is common, although there is no concrete evidence to show that it has any great effect. Certain products that use the extract report that it helps support a man’s virility and their product information often includes customer testimonials that back up this statement. However, usually, Tribulus is combined with other plant extracts such as L-Arginine and Horny Goat Weed, that work together to have an overall enhancing effect. Most commonly, aside from the muscle building products, Tribulus is used in oral supplements that are used to treat Erectile Dysfunction, infertility and lack of sexual stamina.
The side effects associated with Tribulus are rare and if they do occur, are usually mild, ranging from upset stomach, headaches and in some cases, an support in acne. However, there are some health conditions that it should not be used with such as cardiovascular and prostate problems. Even though Tribulus is natural, it is always recommended that the user checks with their doctor before using.
The price and dosage for Tribulus will vary depending on the product in which it is used and the amount that it is included. The general guideline for dosage is up to 250mg approximately 3 times a day, but if the substance is used in a proprietary blend, the dose amount will not be disclosed. The price of these products can be very expensive and the consumer should always ensure there is some type of guarantee associated with the brand.
Despite the lack of solid evidence, there is enough anecdotal evidence to assume that the inclusion of Tribulus can help support male virility although it should certainly not be relied upon to treat infertility or severe Erectile Dysfunction.