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Tribulus Terrestris

This herb used in Ayurvedic medicine that’s also known as puncture vine, has been shown to boost testosterone levels naturally through a unique mechanism. Basically, it stimulates leutinizing hormone (LH) production from the anterior pituitary gland, which in turn stimulates testosterone production. Some clinical studies have shown that tribulus can enhance LH and free testosterone levels in healthy subjects by 70 and 40 percent, respectively. A Bulgarian study revealed that more than 200 men suffering from impotence—which is often caused by low testosterone levels—showed improved testosterone and LH levels as well as sperm production after the subjects supplemented with a preparation of tribulus terrestris. The research also shows it to be very safe. The LD50, a measure of an ingredient’s lethal toxicity, for tribulus in rats was more than 10 grams per kilogram of bodyweight, which is an incredibly high dose. The active compounds of tribulus terrestris that may be responsible for its anabolic and aphrodisiac properties are the furostanol saponins, including protodioscin. It works at a divided dose of about 750 to 1500 milligrams per day. Great times to take it are first thing in the morning and one hour before a workout.


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