Tribulus terrestris is a plant traditionally used in Auyvedic medicine to enhance athletic performance and support sexual vitality. The active ingredient protodioscin has the chemical formula C51H84O22 and a molecular mass of 1049.2 g/mol.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract Benefits and Uses
Tribulus terrestris extract is taken as a dietary supplement primarily for its perceived effect in improving athletic performance and its aphrodisiac activity.
Tribulus Terrestris is known by a number of alternative names including:
- Puncture vine
- Devils- thorn
- Puncture Weed
Tribulus Terrestris extract is possibly effective for improving libido in men and enhancing athletic performance. Further research is necessary to fully understand the significance of its effects and adverse effects. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.