Tribulus terrestris, Puncture vine, Gokshura
Tribulus (puncture vine) is known as Gokshura in Ayurvedic medicine where it is recommended for urinary, kidney and reproductive problems.
Tribulus is claimed to improve sexual function in humans
Tribulus increases testosterone naturally via protodioscin, a DHEA precursor
(Korean Ginseng, Tribulus Terrestris , Zinc, Avena Sativa, SarsaparillasÊ)
Using a special method of harvesting and pharmaceutical preparation, Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris has a very high concentration of steroidal saponins. Indian and Chinese Tribulus Terrestris do not.
There are three groups of active phytochemicals in Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris.
1. Dioscin, protodioscin, diosgenin, etc.
This first group has an effect on sexual performance and may treat various sexual disorders, sexual energy level and strength by increasing the percentage of free testosterone level for men, and effects pregnenolone, progesterone, estrogen, etc. The hormone balancing effects of Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris for women makes this product best for premenstrual syndrome and menopausal syndrome.
2. Sterols betasitosterols, stigma, etc.
This second group protects the prostate from swelling and in combination with the X steroidal saponins (third group listed below), protects the prostate from cancer.
3. Proprietary steroidal saponins currently referred to as X steroidal saponins.
These X steroidal saponins effect the immune system. They have been demonstrated to possess anti-bacterial and anti-viral (especially anti-herpes) effects. Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris may be used internally and externally to treat herpes, and virus infections such as influenza and the common cold.
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