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Puncture Vine (Tribulus Terrestris)

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  • Priapism Caused by 'Tribulus Terrestris' - Medscape, 3/3/16 - "Jungmo et al.[3] demonstrated that TT extract may improve erectile function through a double mechanism: it involves NO/NOS signaling in the CC endothelium and causes direct relaxation effect of the cavernous smooth muscle in a concentration-dependent manner ... All patients consuming TT should be warned about the possible serious side effects"
  • Sex . . . Power . . . and Health - Life Enhancement Magazine, 9/00 - "Traditionally, a tonic is something that produces physical, mental, or emotional vigor. Tribulus has a tonic reputation that has been verified in the lab by increased endurance in rats. In humans, Tribulus has been shown to be a general stimulator, enhancing activity across a wide spectrum. In addition to improving motor activity and muscle tone, it helps restore vigor, vitality, and stamina. It has also been shown to intensify protein synthesis, particularly in the liver, kidney, and heart tissue of animals, while it enhances energy metabolism ... When 750 mg per day of Tribulus extract was given to a total of 212 men in open clinical trials, 85% had increased libido after 30 days, and 94% after 60 days. Thus, Tribulus unquestionably stimulated sexual desire ... of 14 patients with reduced libido, 12 showed considerable improvement after 30 days (1500 mg/day), and one was slightly improved after 60 days' treatment. Libido was improved in 27 of 36 patients with chronic prostatitis"
  • Fad or Fact? A Look at Tribulus terrestris? - Nutrition Science News, 3/99