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Things to Watch Out When Using Tribulus Terrestris

6 Jan , 2017  

What is tribulus terrestris?

It is a plant from Ayurveda that is a common supplement taken for enhancing libido and increasing the levels of testosterone in the body. Tribulus terrestris is also known as the “Puncture Vine” due to its very sharp spine, which supplies a fruit that is full of sharp vines. The fruits, roots, and leaves are used by people to make medicines for various purposes.

All throughout the years, tribulus terrestris is used by many individuals to treat their health issues whether it may be regarding the heart, blood circulation, sexual and enhancement of athletic performance.

Tribulus terrestris is known as a deadly weed in the United States of America and in Australia, but is used by many to enhance sexual drive in both men and women. Tribulus terrestris is used by Chinese for their medicine and Indian Ayurvedic practices.

The Tribulus terretris is a kind of plant that has very powerful effects and does not have major side effects if and only  if, you consume the right amount or the recommended dosage. This is because the Tribulus terretris may damage your liver, your eye and its retina. If you are planning to take this, you should consider taking it as a supplement rather than eating any part of the plant because you can rupture your lungs while consuming it due to the spines that is around the fruit. So any part of the fruit is not safe for normal consumption, although it is a fruit.

This supplement is safe for an individual if taken by mouth but just for a short period of time.

Here are some side effects that you can encounter if not taken properly:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Irregular period

If you are pregnant and breast feeding

  • Taking this supplement can harm the development of the baby that can lead to abortion.

Prostate Cancer

  • There are findings that tribulus terrestris may trigger prostate conditions, for example, the benign prostate hypertrophy or BPH, and can increase prostate weight.

Increased levels of testosterone

  • Since the tribulus terrestris has an ability to increase or boost the hormones in the body it may have an effect on prostate size, rage and hair growth of men. it is one of the component in the most successful testosterone booster Spartagen XT.

It may also cause stomach upset

  • Tribulus terretris may cause stomach upset but can be controlled if you consume it with meals. It also affects blood sugar levels and should be avoided by women who has a medical history of breast cancer and uterine cancer

If you are on diabetes medication this supplement may dangerously decrease your blood sugar level, so it is best to avoid it.

The Tribulus terrestris is clearly not for everyone to take as different people may have various reactions. If this supplement has brought negative side effects on your body, try researching for other ways to improve your health and remember to always seek your doctor’s advice first especially if you have a medical history. This will ensure that you are taking into account the proper dosage you can manage to take in accordingly.


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