Tribulus: Does it work?


  • Sep 06, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    At my trainer's suggestion, I recently began taking Tribulus, a supplement that is supposed to increase testosterone levels in the body. I'm a hard gainer, and I hope this supplement will help in my strength training.
    Those of you who have used Tribulus, what has been your experience with it? What do you think of it? Thanks!
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    Sep 07, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
    I tried it a long time ago. Didn't do anything for me.
  • brendanmuscle...

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    Sep 07, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    Tallslim, have you talked to your doctor about HRT therapy? at your age, i think it would be very easy to get from a physician.
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    Sep 08, 2013 5:52 AM GMT
    None of the so-called testosterone boosters that you can get from your local supplement store are going to raise your T levels in any way that is anabolically significant. They are a complete waste of money. Talk to your doctor instead about HRT options.

  • Sep 08, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    brendanmuscles saidTallslim, have you talked to your doctor about HRT therapy? at your age, i think it would be very easy to get from a physician.


    Thanks for your response. Again at my trainer's suggestion, I asked my Dr. to test me for testesterone deficiency. Unfortunately, I tested right in the middle of the normal. He's not willing to let me take it anyway. I've been working and eating really hard since early June, and am still scrawny as ever. I've even dropped from 140 to 137! TS&T.icon_neutral.gif

  • Sep 08, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    SF79 saidNone of the so-called testosterone boosters that you can get from your local supplement store are going to raise your T levels in any way that is anabolically significant. They are a complete waste of money. Talk to your doctor instead about HRT options.


    I was afraid of that! Well, I guess In my desperation I have just bought another batch of snake-oil! WHY is it so difficult to gain weight and muscle mass??

  • Sep 08, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI tried it a long time ago. Didn't do anything for me.


    Well, you're looking real good now. What worked for you? TS&T
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Sep 13, 2013 9:22 AM GMT
    There is a study from about 2 years ago showing tribulus isn't not particularly effective, if at all. Most of the herbal stuff only works if you take massive amounts, which pushes the cost of use into the stratosphere. Try d-aspartic acid - buy as a bulk powder. In trials, it raised testosterone levels by up to 40%. The dosage is from 3g to 5g per day, taken in 3 doses during the day. You can also use DHEA 50-100mg. Ginger also has a positive effect on converting cholesterol to testosterone. I would use them together - why not? Be aware that as you raise your testo level, your estrogen level naturally rises with it, due to conversion, plus DHEA can increase estrogen, too. So look into non-prescription aromatase inhibitors and estrogen inhibitors. You could probably use DIM (di-indole methane) but other stuff is out there. Google is your friend.
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    Sep 13, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    tallslimandtrim saidAt my trainer's suggestion, I recently began taking Tribulus, a supplement that is supposed to increase testosterone levels in the body. I'm a hard gainer, and I hope this supplement will help in my strength training.
    Those of you who have used Tribulus, what has been your experience with it? What do you think of it? Thanks!


    My BF is a biologist and he has read scienific papers on Tribulus and there hasn't been much proof that it works. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105003314 Ive tried it and it seems to increase my sex drive.
  • nperson91

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    Sep 14, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
    The studies done on it haven't really been conclusive so it MIGHT help you but it might not.