Growth Enhancers: Tribulus
Tribulus is one of the most popular natural testosterone boosters on the market today. It has been included in products for years and many swear by it for their testosterone boosting needs as both a standalone cycle or as an inclusion in their post cycle therapy regimen. It was first made famous by former bodybuilder, Jeff Petermann in the nearly 1970's.
It has been shown in studies to enhance muscular strength and sexual behavior in an animal model. The proposed mechanism is that it stimulates the androgen receptors in the brain, spawning the idea that it could be utilized as a testosterone booster with the purpose of increasing sex drive. It was originally said to have this effect when a 1970's Bulgarian study found that it had effects on free circulating testosterone and luteinizing hormone in men, especially those who had struggles with infertility.
Although the extract has been claimed to increase the body's natural testosterone levels with the result being an increased ability to build skeletal muscle well as improve male sexual performance, there has been contradicted in some studies. The studies in question showed that it failed to exhibit the desired effects of increasing testosterone in controlled studies as well as strength increasing properties. However, a lack of data outside of these studies prevents a definitive answer from being deduced.
It is a common misconception that the tribulus extract is in the same class as an anabolic steroid, however this isn't the case. It is a completely natural extract that works with your body to maximize its own natural production of testosterone, when prohormones and other anabolic products on the other hand flood your body with synthetic testosterone. Rest assured, this product is completely safe and there are rarely, if ever, side effects.