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Improve fertility levels and libido with Tribulus

What is Tribulus?

Tribulus is a herb that can be taken by men & women to increase libido & fertility and assist with PMS, menstrual disorders and menopausal symptoms. Its effect on raising androgen levels helps to prevent against osteoporosis & cardiovascular disease.

Tribulus has hit the market with astounding popularity after its release in 1999. It seems this popularity was due to the perception of Tribulus as an "Herbal Viagra" to boost men's potency - and it certainly has been shown to work well in this area.

How does Tribulus work in the body?

Tribulus produces a different action in both men and women. In men it boosts the secretion of luteinising hormone (LH) secretion from the pituitary gland and in pre-menopausal women it promotes follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).

Its effect in men...

In men, Tribulus has shown to increase testosterone levels by over 50%. It does this by increasing LH, which in turn stimulates the production of testosterone. It is interesting to note that steroids suppress LH, which reduces and sometimes shuts down the body's production of testosterone.

A study was performed on 212 men, aged between 14 to 60, with various reproductive disorders, including reduced sperm motility, inflammation of the prostate gland and impotency. 3 to 6, 250mg tablets of standardised Tribulus extract produced a pronounced stimulation of sexual function. Over 30-40 days, there was improved libido in all forms of impotency and significant increases in sperm motility, in those with this problem.

Its effect in women...

The effect of this in women is it will stimulate ovarian follicles. When given from day 5 until day 14 of the menstrual cycle (i.e. from the end of menstruation till ovulation), Tribulus will promote the development and maturation of the ovarian follicle.

This in turn will make a better egg and improve fertility and after ovulation will result in a larger and more productive corpus luteum. The corpus luteum produces progesterone in the latter half of the female cycle and a progesterone deficiency is a major contributor to PMS and other menstrual disorders.

It will improve fertility levels and libido.

In postmenopausal women it promotes androgen production. This prevents the development of Female Androgen Deficiency Syndrome or FADS. This occurs when the production of androgens (androstenedione and testosterone) by the ovaries and adrenal glands declines after menopause.
Androgens are the major source of postmenopausal hormones and are converted to other hormones. Increasing androgen levels has also been found to be beneficial in the maintenance of bone density, in the prevention of osteoporosis and to also help protect with cardiovascular health.

This herb helps reduce menopausal symptoms dramatically, improving the libido, mood, memory, cognition and energy.

Overall the nutritive, restorative and balancing actions of this formula make it one of the most effective remedies for the effects of stress, aging and modern life.

Tribulus Supplements...

Tribulus can be found in a number of different supplements. The ones we have at Ideal Health are:

Man Power
Man Plus
Xcitement Plus
Herbal Y for Men

We also have practitioner only products that contain this herb.

If you would like more information on this or any other herb, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The Naturopathic Team
Ideal Health

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