The average man’s body has a higher percentage of muscle than the average woman’s -- about 36% more -- but that doesn’t mean that men can take their advantage for granted. Men reach their peak testosterone level in their teens and early 20s, meaning that as years pass, testosterone levels will drop, and it will be harder to build and retain muscle strength and mass.
So what can you do to help stave off the decline and stay fit and muscular as you get older? Muscle mass largely...
Over the years, people have taken tribulus in an attempt to enhance athletic performance and for a wide range of health issues that may include heart and circulatory conditions and sexual issues.
But does it work? Limited studies show it might be helpful in lessening symptoms of angina and in enhancing athletic performance. There have also been some studies that show some benefit to people with certain sexual problems and to those suffering from infertility.
Evidence is lacking that shows benefits of tribulus for other health conditions.
With a lack of research to draw on, it's not clear what a safe dosage is. Also, quality and active ingredients in supplements may vary widely from maker to maker. This makes it difficult to set a standard dose. However, one standardized extract is used at a dose of 85-250 milligrams daily.
Can you get tribulus naturally from foods?
No. In fact it is unsafe to eat the spine-covered fruit. There have been reports showing that eating it may cause collapsed lungs.