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Why do people take tribulus?

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Over the years, people have taken tribulus in an attempt to enhance athletic performance, body building, 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 those with infertility. More research is needed, though.

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 Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

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 Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

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