Steroidal saponins are building blocks from which the body produces its own steroids, and Bulgarian Tribulus carries several of these building blocks, including furostanol glycosides, spirostanol glycosides, and phytosterols.
Bulgarian Tribulus became popular in the 1990’s among athletes wishing to enhance their physical performance. However, though it is more commonly used by men, Bulgarian Tribulus has also shown some amazing results in improving women’s fertility. This herb is considered a master hormone regulator for both men and women. Tribulus has been used to treat libido; impotency; infertility; edema; liver, kidney, and heart problems; PMS; menopause; and more. Tribulus increases protein synthesis and heightens the activity of digestive enzymes – which in turn increase energy and metabolism – and is great for iron absorption and for reducing oxidative stress in the body, leading to higher levels of stamina and muscle strength. This superstar has also been shown to raise the levels of growth hormones, insulin, and aldosterone, which is used to balance salt and fluids in the body.
One of the biggest benefits of Tribulus is protodioscin, a steroidal saponin, which raises libido through conversion to DHEA. In women, it raises follicle stimulating hormone levels and estradiol, and in men it has been shown to raise luteinizing hormone and testosterone levels and increases sperm mobility, motility, and count. Tribulus is also used to regulate ovulation and menstrual cycles.
This herb works by raising the body’s ability to produce its own hormones, not by adding extra hormones.
The recommended dosage of Bulgarian Tribulus is one tablet, 3 times a day with meals during days 5-14 of the menstrual cycle, as raised estrogen may not be a good thing after ovulation.
Speak with your doctor or naturopath to plan your own personalized usage of Bulgarian Tribulus.