Why Should I Take Tribulus Terrestris?
Tribulus terrestris is one of the best herbs around for inducing a profound sense of confidence, energy, and libido.* These effects translate to many areas of life. The increased confidence allows you to approach challenging workouts with more aggression, yet on the flipside, it can give you that much needed charismatic confidence during a presentation or important meeting. The energizing effects are great for increasing motivation! Laying in bed, endlessly scrolling through social media hoping for that spark of motivation in the morning? Take some Tribulus, and within 15-30 minutes you’ll be jumping out of bed, getting absorbed in the tasks you need to complete for the day with the energy and drive to complete them effortlessly*. Later in the day, when you are switching gears to leisure mode, be ready for the jump in libido, it’s not subtle!
So, why choose our Tribulus terrestris? There are a number of reasons for this, first of all, we selected this extract based on both rigorous analytical testing, but also bioassaying! This is a fancy way of saying we actually tried out a bunch of different Tribulus extracts on ourselves to see which one produced the best results. We discovered that a lot of Tribulus extracts can induce a very unpleasant sense of agitation, which drastically lowers its usefulness. After a while, we found an extract that struck a perfect balance. It gave us tons of confidence, but didn’t push us into a state of agitation. With that in mind, think of our Tribulus terrestris as a powerful, yet smooth extract, which seems to be somewhat rare!* Standardized to a whopping 20% protodioscin, this is certainly not one to miss!
What is Tribulus terrestris?
If you are a bicyclist, you’ve probably had a few too many annoying encounters with this plant! Tribulus terrestris is an annual plant in the caltrop family, and is widespread throughout the world these days. In fact, in most areas of the world it is considered to be a noxious weed that produces incredibly sharp seed pods that can pierce straight through a bicycle tire! Due to this, it is no surprise that it is nicknamed the “puncture vine”. Bicyclists rejoice though, you now get your chance to take revenge on this prick…ly little plant, by extracting its life force, gulping it down raw, and obtaining the power of the puncture vine!
Tribulus terrestris has seen a long history of use both in traditional Chinese practices, and Ayurveda. In traditional Chinese practices, it was mainly used for cardiovascular function, metabolic function and even eye health while in Ayurveda it was mainly used for vitality, metabolic function, cardiovascular function and even pain management!
One of the main active compounds in Tribulus terrestris is a steroidal saponin called protodioscin. A lot of Tribulus terrestris benefits can be traced back to this compound, and due to this, we decided to standardize for a whopping 20% protodioscin in our extract!
Tribulus Benefits & Uses
- Promotes confidence*
- Enhance exercise performance*
- Boosts libido*
The Little Plant That Could
Tribulus terrestris, mainly through its protodioscin content, has some fascinating effects on lots of different bodily systems. However, one of the most fascinating effects is its ability to enhance dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production. DHT is one of the most potent androgens, exhibiting much greater androgenic potential than testosterone. DHT is also generated from testosterone, via the enzyme 5-alpha reductase (5-AR). Via its protodioscin content, Tribulus terrestris appears to increase 5-AR activity, which in turn ends up converting more testosterone to DHT. This likely underlies a good majority of the confidence boosting effects that Tribulus terrestris can induce. Most importantly, this effect has been verified in a human study (n = 43), which noted significant increases in DHT after Tribulus terrestris supplementation! This study also noted a significant increase in sperm count and motility, meaning Tribulus terrestris could have some majorly beneficial fertility effects!
Switching over to some anecdotal reporting, we noticed strong confidence inducing effects during beta-testing. This confidence boosting effect was also accompanied by a significant energizing effect.* Sitting down behind our desks, writing descriptions like these, almost made us want to jump out of our skin when beta testing the Tribulus! We had a strong urge to be active, move around, talk fast and engage in physically and cognitively demanding tasks. Calmly sitting behind a desk, clearly wasn’t in the cards with Tribulus in our system! With this in mind, Tribulus is great if you need an extra kick to get you motivated for your workouts, or even if you are really dragging in the mornings. If you are able to channel the confidence inducing energy however, it can also be incredibly useful before a presentation or meeting, but beware, the effects can turn on you if you are stressed and will instead turn into a more agitated edgy energy!*
The energizing effects also appear to be due to the beta-carboline content in Tribulus terrestris. This means that it will have a mild monoamine oxidase inhibiting (MAO-i) effect, which boosts energy, focus and mood. We have actually found that the combination of the DHT promoting effects and MAO-i effects can induce great nootropic effects, and this has made the Tribulus extract a real winner in our books!
Tribulus terrestris, likely through its DHT enhancing effects, also has some major effects on libido. This goes hand in hand with the confidence promoting effects. Tribulus also appears to enhance blood flow, so this is an additional bonus when it comes to the libido promoting effects, as we all know blood flow is important there, both for men and women!
The DHT Stack: Tribulus terrestris + Cistanche tubulosa Capsules
In order for Tribulus terrestris to generate DHT, it needs lots of the precursor, testosterone! Thus, it makes perfect sense to stack it with a testosterone enhancing supplement. We have quite a few of these nowadays, however, we chose Cistanche because its slightly calming effects help temper the sometimes frantic nature of Tribulus. Together, they create a very smooth, confidence boosting androgenic stack!*
The Exercise Performance Stack: Tribulus terrestris + Creatine Monohydrate Powder
We are going old school here! Creatine monohydrate is one of the most famous and oldest bodybuilding supplements around, and the rumor has always been that it increases DHT levels. While this is somewhat true, the DHT elevating effects of creatine monohydrate are pretty mild. However, its strength boosting effects are not, and has more to do with its effects on ATP levels. This presents an exciting opportunity here, how about those classic creatine effects, but with much more robust effects on DHT? This is exactly what the combination of Tribulus terrestris and creatine produces!*
The Libido Stack: Tribulus terrestris + Horny Goat Weed Capsules
Well, this is of course a no-brainer, combining the DHT centric libido boosting effects of Tribulus terrestris with the PDE-5 inhibiting effects of horny goat weed! Taken together, you’ll be unstoppable in the bedroom!*
As a dietary supplement, take one 500mg capsule of Tribulus daily.
To gain more insight, see the Tribulus reviews and experiences below.
Where to Buy Tribulus
Nootropics Depot offers 60ct. or 180ct. jars of high-quality Tribulus. Nootropics Depot’s Tribulus has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
*Attention: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.