Tribulus Terrestris Tincture (Puncture Vine)
Tribulus, commonly known as Puncture Vine, has long been utilized for its properties as an aphrodisiac and for increasing testosterone and improving sexual performance. It is said to be the closest and strongest natural herbal alternative to synthetic hormones and is believed to effectively treat sexual dysfunction and boost a slow sex drive. It is believed that by elevating testosterone levels, centers in the brain having to do with increased sexuality are stimulated. We have had great feedback that is does indeed increase libido in both men and women.
Athletes also love Tribulus for its ability to increase muscle mass and build strength. Puncture Vine is not a hormone itself, but supports increased natural production of the body's luteinizing hormone (LH) levels, which play an important part in triggering natural testosterone. Unlike synthetic anabolic hormones, this natural herbal alternative does not produce any negative side effects.
This particular Tribulus plant has been wild harvested in the Salmon River Range of the Rocky Mountains where it is known that herbacides or pestacides have NOT been used. It has been tinctured in small batches in food grade alcohol with time tested methods for producing a superior quality product. This product is just Tribulus and alcohol, no water has been added.
Constituents: The fruit (seed) of Puncture Vine contain a number of different substances including saponins (protodioscin, furostanol), glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids, resins, tannins, sugars, sterols, and essential oil. Recently, two new saponins have been isolated from Tribulus terrestris: Terrestrinins A and B. The furostanol saponins are believed to be the main active component. These saponins work by relaxing smooth muscles and increasing blood flow into the corpus cavernosa. The relaxant effect is believed to be due to the increase in the release of nitric oxide from the endothelium and nerve endings, facilitated by the furostanol saponins.