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Benefits of Tribulus Extract

By Colin Linneweber

Tribulus extract, also known as Puncture Vine, is a flowering plant that may promote health and enhance the overall functionality of your body. Although Tribulus extract has long been used in Asia and Eastern Europe as a medicine, it is now primarily taken worldwide as a dietary supplement. Among other alleged benefits, Tribulus extract is particularly lauded for boosting your libido and increasing energy levels, muscle size and strength. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not list Tribulus extract as a controlled dangerous substance. Nevertheless, the FDA does not endorse Tribulus extract either. So, you should use this supplement with caution.

Size and Strength

"Iron Magazine" reported Tribulus extract provides benefits similar to synthetic anabolic hormones or steroids. When you consume Tribulus extract, your body releases luteinizing hormones. When this occurs, your testicles naturally generate additional testosterone. "Iron Magazine" cited European studies that found Tribulus extract can boost testosterone levels 30 to 50 percent. Testosterone escalates muscle mass and strength. Furthermore, testosterone stimulates protein synthesis and positive nitrogen balance. Additional protein synthesis and positive nitrogen balance quicken the time it takes for your muscle fibers to recover from a grueling workout. When muscle fibers recuperate speedily, you can lift more frequently and with greater intensity. Lastly, raised testosterone levels will increase your rate of urination in a fashion comparable to a diuretic. Heightened urination helps your body achieve a lean and solid muscular appearance.

Boosted Libido

In February 2010, "A Daily Newspaper" published an online article titled, “The Benefits of Tribulus Extract in Bodybuilding.” The article reported studies conducted on Tribulus in Bulgaria indicated the supplement amplifies sex drive and libido and improves sperm quality. Similarly, the website Herbal Powers referenced a study that involved 212 males that validated Tribulus increases libido, the frequency and strength of erections and sexual reflexes. After the age of 30, male testosterone levels steadily decrease. Therefore, even if you don’t exercise, taking Tribulus is still possibly worthwhile due to its numerous sexual advantages.

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Increased Energy Levels

Both the websites All Star Health and Truly Huge claim Tribulus extract will elevate your energy levels. Tribulus is believed to better your immune system and enrich your overall mood. A stronger immune system and happier disposition could energize your body. Moreover, Tribulus extract enables more consistent and harder workouts. Exercise is renowned for increasing energy levels.

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