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What are the risks of taking tribulus?

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Taking tribulus as a supplement for a short time is probably safe if you're healthy and not pregnant or breastfeeding. Side effects can include trouble sleeping and irregular periods. There may be links between tribulus and prostate problems.

There don't appear to be any interactions between tribulus and foods or other herbs and supplements.

From: Tribulus Terrestris WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Iacono, F. , Nov. 15, 2012. BMC Surgery

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Tribulus."

Rogerson, S. , May 2007. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Gauthaman, K. , January 2008. Phytomedicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Consumer Information and Education: "Tribulus."

Natural Standard: "Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris)."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

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SOURCES:

Iacono, F. , Nov. 15, 2012. BMC Surgery

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Tribulus."

Rogerson, S. , May 2007. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Gauthaman, K. , January 2008. Phytomedicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Consumer Information and Education: "Tribulus."

Natural Standard: "Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris)."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

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