Tribulus, an ingredient still little known to athletes

“Tribulus Terrestris” is the name of an ancestral plant, which to this day remains relatively unknown in sports circles. However, it has interesting properties for the body and for the athlete in particular.

Origins, characteristics, benefits, we tell you everything there is to know about this medicinal plant, originally used to increase sexual capacities … Admit it, you are even more curious!

Tribulus Terrestris, a medicinal plant that has been used for over 3,000 years

Tribulus is a small plant, recognizable thanks to its pretty yellow flowers, which grows in sandy soil, in hot and / or desert areas. It is found in many parts of the world (Asia, North America, southern Europe, Africa), including southern France and Corsica.

The peculiarity of this plant is that it concentrates a large amount of natural antioxidants, which explains its use for more than 3 millennia, in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. A plant known in the field of herbal medicine and naturopathy, because it is considered an “adaptogen”, meaning that it helps the body to adapt to the various stresses present in the environment. On the other hand in traditional medicine, Chinese or Indian, Tribulus is used mainly to treat infertility problems and sexual dysfunctions (erectile dysfunction, low libido …), in men and women. This is due in part to its potential power to increase the amounts of testosterone produced by our body.

A plant known to promote sexual desire and abilities

In traditional medicine, Chinese or Indian, Tribulus is used mainly to treat infertility problems and sexual dysfunctions (erectile dysfunction, low libido …), in men and women. Taken as a cure, Tribulus would be a real stimulant, and the ideal partner to find a fulfilling sex life!

Increased production of testosterone

But what is it about this plant that promotes sexual performance so much? In fact, Tribulus contains large amounts of saponins, an active ingredient known to improve testosterone production. As hormonal production is increased, sexual performance is only better.

But improving the production of steroid hormones, and therefore increasing testosterone levels in the body, has other effects … And this is where it starts to get interesting for the athlete!

The Tribulus and sport: a winning combo

A high testosterone level could have an effect on muscle mass gain in men and therefore subsequently contribute to athletic performance.

In 1980, Bulgarian Olympic weightlifters, with incredible performances, praised the merits of this plant in their sports practice, which would contribute to their exceptional results. This is when Tribulus enters the world of sports supplements.

Tribulus is a plant that improves endurance and increases muscle mass at the expense of fat mass. In addition, the natural antioxidants contained in the plant greatly promote the ability of our body to counter oxidative stress, a normal reaction after any intense sporting practice.

And no, the list of benefits of this plant is not over … Tribulus is also traditionally known to help treat hormonal insufficiency problems, urinary system disorders, hypertension, coronary heart disease, or to stimulate the production of breast milk… In short, you will understand, this plant is of an impressive medicinal richness.

Oxygen Power Bulbs with Tribulus, Cordyceps and Noni by Pur Vitaé

One of the goals of this decade is a return to the land. We reconsider the power of plants, and the natural! And when nature offers us gifts such as Tribulus, rich in active ingredients and anti-oxidants, we can only be delighted!

This is why Pur Vitaé adds Tribulus to the list of its ingredients! Find it in POWER Oxygen bulbs , a shot that has many advantages on electrolyte and energy balance.

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