Tribulus has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as to enhance performance in horses. Tribulus is also said to raise levels of certain hormones, including testosterone and estrogen, and is found in supplements to increase testosterone levels.
In addition, tribulus is purported to help a variety of health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and act as a diuretic.
In horses the most important key element is the potential to increase testosterone levels and, in turn, build muscle mass and boost horse strength.
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