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TotalPackage 06-14-2005 09:01 AM

Tribulus
 
Anybody know pros and cons....results from anybody taking it?

Boxing Raven 06-14-2005 09:50 AM

Trib - comments
 
Hey TtlPkg,

I read your other post stating that you joined a gym after reading on here for awhile. Good for you bro! You won't regret it, I promise.

Okay, so Tribulus Terrestris:

I have been taking Trib 750 from 4EverFit, they are 750mg capsules , 500mg of which is Tribulus, and 250mg of which is Avena Sativa (which I have been told can help naturally produce testosterone in the body as well). A bottle comes with 90 capsules, and I take 3 a day (a months supply).

I just recently also picked up a Trib product called Tribulus Stack by Precision Sports Supplements, which is a much weaker dosage (but I got a bottle of 90 tabs for about 8 dollars US, so I thought it was worth the try). They contain 500 mg of Tribulus, 350mg of Horny Goat Weed, 225mg of Muria Puama, 200mg of Red Ginseng, 25mg of Chrysin, and 20mg of Cordyceps per 2 capsules.

I decided to mix them up.

First thing in the morning, I take 2 of the Tribulus Stack tablets, dosage listed above.

Just after lunch, I take 1 tablet of Trib 750 + 1 tablet of Tribulus Stack. This equals 750mg of Tribulus Terrestris, 325mg of Avena Sativa, 175mg of Horny Goat Weed, 114.5mg of Muira Puama, 100mg of Red Ginseng, 14.5mg of Chrysin & 10mg of Cordyceps.

In the evening (usually about an hour or two after I work out) I take the same as I did in the morning.

Results:

I could notice a marketable difference after about 2 to 3 weeks back when I only used Trib750. I'm not bullshitting you when I say this, but I started to feel like I was 16-18 years old again (I'm currently 33). I felt more energy, stronger, a lot more horny(not that you care), and I noticed that my moods were elevated. I felt more inspired to work out.

I've juiced before, and I'm not trying to make it sound like this was as good as that. But it's a lot better than nothing at all (in my opinion).

My strength went up about 5-10%. I even noticed a difference in my skin, it looked more healthy.

They say to only take this stuff for a month or a month and a half at a time, then take an equal amount of time off of it. The reason is because Tribulus increases your LH (lutanizing hormone), and your lutanizing hormone is what tells your body to produce more testosterone. The fear is that if you take the stuff non-stop, your body will stop producing LH naturally. That would be bad. I usually take the stuff for a month and then go off of it for 2 weeks. Unfortunately the 2 weeks off sucks, and I feel a little down.

Okay, side effects: I have definately found some. 1. The most obvious is that I started getting some acne. Mostly in places nobody would see them besides me (and my wife if I'm having a lucky day). I mean serious acne though. I got a couple of HUGE black super zits on my inner thighs that spooked me out, because I'd never seen anything like them before. Eventually they went away. I also noticed my skin was more oily (these sucked, but at the same time, they made it obvious to me that my testosterone was definately going up!) 2. Erections, and if you are already in your teens or early 20
s it could become embarassing, since you probably already get them often. Your girlfriend might like them though. 3. I wasn't sure if I should put this in the "plus" section, or the side effect, but my appetite is much stronger when I take Trib. Not sure why, I guess just because testosterone is up or something, but I swear, I could eat 2 whole chickens some days. I especially notice it when I've just finished my cardio. I have to eat, and eat a lot.

Hope that helps. If you need more info, I'm sure there are a lot of guys on here that will help you, or you can Private Message me.

Take it easy

Raven

WantingMuscle7 06-14-2005 09:50 AM

Heres a thread about your question.
http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/fb.asp?m=260236
Maybe it can help.

TotalPackage 06-14-2005 10:25 AM

Tribulus
 
I've been working out on and off for about 2 years now. I recently just finished M5 by cellucor and i wasn't that happy and plus it cost way to much so i bought tribulus fuel by twinlab, creatine fuel by twinlab(only b/c it was $10)and gnc ZMA. Thanks for the info i was just wondering if people got good results from it. Oh yeah i also take 100% whey protein. Is what i'm taken a waste or what?

apocalypse 06-14-2005 11:33 PM

It will only work if u are a nat, and ur natural test levels are low. That's just my opinion.

hrdgain81 06-15-2005 06:53 AM

sorry apoc, but that is complete crap. Tribulus is an LH booster. Leutinizing Hormone tells your testies to make more test. I am not a steriod user, but i'm not exactly natural, and I respond very well to Tribulus.

Currently I'm using FUSE, one pill upon waking, one mid afternoon, and two before bed. not only do i feel the difference in the gym, but in the bedroom too.

The biggest thing to look for in a tribulus product is the standardized %. the higher the % the more potent it will be.

Tribulus is a very safe product, give it a go and see how you like it. There is no rebound effect, and you wont have to worry about coming off of it like you would with a prohormone or prosteroid compound.

Boxing Raven 06-15-2005 08:49 AM

Whatchoo Talkin' Bout Willis????
 
Hrdgain - I think Apoc just said we have low testosterone levels! B@stard! :D

I'd have to completely concur with what you said. It simply increases your LH and therefor naturally increases your Test production. I don't think it works in everybody, nor does anything. It sure works for me though!

In apoc's defense, I think it would be a very good supplement for someone with lowered testosterone to use as well. Maybe an ex juice user that's having problems returning to a natural state? Not sure. There are some implications though, I think.

apocalypse 06-15-2005 11:12 PM

I didnt say any of u have low testo levels. All I was saying is that if someone is a hardcore juicer then he wont be able to see much of a difference from taking tribulus caps. Also, ur chances of having great success with tribulus is higher if u are all natural or close to being natural, I am referring to someone who just swallow prohormone caps or use the transdermal(hardgain). I am glad to here that ur dick is starting to work again hg, Rosie must be really happy. :D By the way Tribulus is the main ingrediant of Stamina RX, the caps old guys swallow to get an erection.

hrdgain81 06-21-2005 06:48 AM

you have a valid point apoc. And I agree it is a great addition to any pct. And no it wont give you steroid like results, but it does work well for some.

as for the staminRx, i believe most if not all over the counter sexual in hancers for me have some sort of tribulus in them.

EquilibriuM 06-21-2005 10:40 AM

i think trib is a usefull supplement for people who dont do cycles. or people who are off cycle pct or otherwise. It should def. not be used alone for pct.


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