What Is Steroidal Saponins?

By Andrew Jay Saxsma

Steroidal saponins are a steroid "building block" that are a blueprint for the body to create its own steroids. They are a steroid building block. According to the Southwest School of Botany, they are not actual anabolic steroids.

Steroidal saponins are a steroid "building block" that are a blueprint for the body to create its own steroids. They are a steroid building block. According to the Southwest School of Botany, they are not actual anabolic steroids.

Specifics

Steroidal saponins, according to the Southwest School of Botany, are a plant constituent or a secondary metabolite that helps the body create steroids to stimulate muscle growth and raise testosterone levels.

Side Effects

There have been no harmful side effects reported in any clinical study or human trials related to steroidal saponins, at the time of writing (Oct. 2009).

Legality

Steroidal saponins are a naturally occurring plant compound, and therefore have been deemed legal.

Plant Source

Bodybuilding.com states that the steroidal saponins compound is derived from the Tribulus terrestris plant. Tribulus terrestris is a vine-like plant grown in tropical climates.

Steroidal Saponin Applications

Athletes and body builders have stated performance increases due to steroidal saponins. It also has noted applications in erectile dysfunction.

References

About the Author

Andrew is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area. Andrew attended Illinois State University, studying in film and stage, and minoring in English studies. A part-time screenwriter with a passion for creativity, he has written many works. He hopes, one day, to move to full-time writing. You can also see some of his other writing in the Buzz News magazine.

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