What is Tribulus terrestris extract (Tribulus terrestris saponins)?

Tribulus terrestris extract (Tribulus terrestris saponins) is brown yellow fine powder, which supports the libido, protects organ function and promotes testosterone production. It is used widely amongst athletes worldwide, many of whom believe that it aids in building both strength and lean muscle mass. Our potent standardized extract features guaranteed concentrations (20%-90%) of steroidal saponins. Food supplements containing tribulus terrestris saponins are on sale in USA and Europe with claim of a general stimulating action.

What is Tribulus Terrestris?

Tribulus terrestris is an annual plant in the caltrop family widely distributed around the world, that is adapted to grow in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive. It is a valuable herb known for its application in the folk medicine in many parts of the world; it is used for treatment of infertility and libido disorders in men and women, as well as for treatment of cardiac diseases. In traditional Chinese medicine it is known as ci ji li.

Tribulus terrestris extract (Tribulus terrestris saponins) benefits

Male Sexual Health

A powerful sexual tonic, Its tops the charts of herbal Viagra. Studies have shown that this herb elevates the luteinising hormone, increasing the levels of free testosterone in healthy males. This in turn will increase sexual desire and libido, improve the quality of sperm whilst making it more nimble, in some cases it will help to remedy erectile dysfunction and it has been proven to be helpful in cases of premature ejaculation. One of the main compounds of this herb is a phytochemical known as protodioscin, with one study showing it helps to boost nitric oxide production. Nitric Oxide is an essential element of an erection, enabling the smooth muscles of the penis to relax, allowing uninterrupted blood to flow to this area. It will stimulate the production of sex hormones without affecting other bodily systems.

Female Sexual Health

It is most commonly seen as a male herb; however research has found that it dramatically improves sexual performance and sensitivity for most women. This Ayurvedic herb has been indicated for use in sexual health for many years.

It has been found to alleviate symptoms of the menopause, such as hot flushes, depression and emotional instability. Regular use of this herb during the menopause can treat the loss of sexual interest at this time. One study found that it improved sexual desire in 49 out of 50 women, another study reported that women who supplemented with Tribulus Terrestris experienced greater sexual desire, arousal and satisfaction than those who took the placebo. This potent herb may stimulate androgen receptors in the brain, helping the body respond positively to hormones such as testosterone. Although testosterone is associated with men’s health, free testosterone production in women also has a positive effect on libido.

Tribulus Terrestris Bodybuilding and Athletic Performance

As a bodybuilding or training supplement, it is hard to beat. It contains one steroidal saponin in particular (protodioscin), which is thought to be the active nutrient responsible for this herbs popularity amongst athletes.

Specifically, protodioscin promotes the release of nitric oxide which in turn increases the flow of oxygen rich blood to muscles, and enables better use of nutrients such as protein. At the same time protodioscin stimulates the pituitary gland resulting in it producing LH, thus promoting higher testosterone levels.

As well as contributing to a boost in testosterone levels, it can also help to increase stamina during a workout as well as aiding post workout muscle recovery.


Saponins (UV)20% ~ 90%
AppearanceBrown Yellow Powder
Particle Size100% Pass 80 Mesh
Loss on Drying≤5.0%
Heavy Metals≤10ppm
Total Plate Count≤1000cfu/g
Yeast and Mold≤100cfu/g

Shelf Life

2 Years


Store in tightly sealed containers in cool and dry place, away from moisture, light, oxygen.


  • Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. N.W:25kgs .I.D.35×H51cm.
  • 1Kg/Bag, aluminum foil bag vacuum packing.
  • Sample, double sealed water plastic bags inside with the aluminum bag outside.

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