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Tribulus terrestris
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Written by Maff     September 27, 2007    
I only discovered Tribulus terrestris earlier this year and now feel very fortunate to have stumbled across it whilst researching stress online. As a chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer I am constantly feeling fatigued and drained as well as being unable to cope with stress. I wanted something to give me a boost and allow me to cope more easily with day to day tasks. Tribulus gave me results better than I would ever have expected. After taking one 750mg tablet per day for 5 days I really began to feel a sense of well-being and I was able to cope with a lot more without becoming stressed. I had not felt such a powerful stress relief effect before except with DHEA supplements. Unfortunately I was unable to continue with DHEA due to liver complications. Unlike DHEA however, Tribulus actually improves liver function along with its stress relieving effects. I contantly have pale coloured stools accompanied by abdominal pain which is associated with poor liver function. Taking Tribulus leaves my stools a nice healthy brown colour and stops the abdominal pain/inflammation within a day or two. I was so amazed by this that I checked the available research and there are indeed a number of studies indicating that Tribulus has powerful beneficial effects on the liver.

I've been taking this herb at the same dose for a number of months now and continue to feel the benefits without experiencing any side-effects. Tribulus is now available from most healthfood stores and prices although higher than some herbs are not bad and well worth paying.

Overall rating 
 
9.0
Perceived Effectiveness  
 
9.0
Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
9.0
Ease of use  
 
10.0
Value for money  
 
8.0
Would you recommend? 
 
9.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff September 27, 2007
Last updated: July 29, 2009
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One of my favourite herbs - a great all rounder

I only discovered Tribulus terrestris earlier this year and now feel very fortunate to have stumbled across it whilst researching stress online. As a chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer I am constantly feeling fatigued and drained as well as being unable to cope with stress. I wanted something to give me a boost and allow me to cope more easily with day to day tasks. Tribulus gave me results better than I would ever have expected. After taking one 750mg tablet per day for 5 days I really began to feel a sense of well-being and I was able to cope with a lot more without becoming stressed. I had not felt such a powerful stress relief effect before except with DHEA supplements. Unfortunately I was unable to continue with DHEA due to liver complications. Unlike DHEA however, Tribulus actually improves liver function along with its stress relieving effects. I contantly have pale coloured stools accompanied by abdominal pain which is associated with poor liver function. Taking Tribulus leaves my stools a nice healthy brown colour and stops the abdominal pain/inflammation within a day or two. I was so amazed by this that I checked the available research and there are indeed a number of studies indicating that Tribulus has powerful beneficial effects on the liver.

I've been taking this herb at the same dose for a number of months now and continue to feel the benefits without experiencing any side-effects. Tribulus is now available from most healthfood stores and prices although higher than some herbs are not bad and well worth paying.

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Written by Christoffer
June 30, 2018
Hi Maff!

I was just wondering if you still use this supplement today and experience the same effects on ME/CFS, that you were mentioning in your post from before, from Tribulus terrestris?

I’m diagnosed with ME/CFS myself since long ago, and tried a supplement that helped me live a normal life - which I found out today also contained this Tribulus terrestris. That supplement I ate was unfortunately banned from production in my country and shortly thereafter I fell back into the chronic fatigue almost exactly as I’ve had before. I’m now trying to ascertain just what exactly helped me get better. I’m still struggling with ME/CFS.
Hope you can get back to me!
Best regards!/
Christoffer
Maff Written by Maff
November 28, 2018
Hi Christoffer,

Apologies for the (very) late response to your comment. Yes, I do still use Tribulus terrestris and derive the same benefits as when I wrote my initial review.

I find it particularly effective when struggling with liver and gut-related issues. It's been shown to increase glutathione in the liver and hence improve detox potential so it's a great supplement to take in these circumstances. If I am suffering from sore/inflamed intestines I usually take one or two 750mg tablets and the next day that inflammation has died down significantly.

Regarding the other benefits. Tribulus works to balance stress hormones so it's also a good supplement to increase a general sense of wellbeing and energy. Obviously these are crucial to dealing with ME/CFS and I find it one of the best supplements in my "armory" simply for feeling better in general. I can't say the effects have worn off over time either so it's definitely worth taking on a long-term basis and as far as supplements go it's relatively affordable.

I'd certainly recommend it for ME/CFS, stress/anxiety and promoting a sense of wellbeing and energy - as well as the gut-related benefits I mentioned which more often than not go along with ME/CFS.

Hope this helps and you get as much benefit as I have from this fantastic all-round herbal remedy.

All the best,
Maff
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