The overall rating for tribulus terrestris is 1.4 out of 3 meaning there is little if any evidence that this supplement does what it claims to do. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Tribulus Terrestris
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Tribulus Terrestris Simple Report

  • Supplement: Tribulus Terrestris
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Tribulus Terrestris: 43
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.4 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 40 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Number of Claims: 10
  • Effective Dosage Range: 0.75 - 1.25 grams per day

Tribulus Terrestris Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for tribulus terrestris is 1.4 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for tribulus terrestris as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Tribulus Terrestris

There are 6 studies in the database on tribulus terrestris; the research rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for tribulus terrestris as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Tribulus Terrestris

Products Names Amount of Tribulus Terrestris
Test Booster 650mg
Testrol 500mg
Bio Test 750mg
Bucked Up RUT 750mg
Pro Series Alpha Test 250mg
Full list of all 43 products containing Tribulus Terrestris.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease body fat
increase muscle mass

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve muscular endurance
improve sports performance
decrease fatigue
increase strength

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase testosterone
increase luteinizing hormone

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce muscle damage

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve mood

Dosing

The Supplement Database includes 5 studies on tribulus terrestris dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 0.75 to 1.25 grams per day, the average dose being 0.95 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Tribulus Terrestris.

References

Title of Study
Effect of oral administration of Tribulus terrestris extract on semen quality and body fat index of infertile men
Pilot Study on the Effect of Botanical Medicine (Tribulus terrestris) on Serum Testosterone Level and Erectile Function in Aging Males With Partial Androgen Deficiency (PADAM)
Prospective Analysis on the Effect of Botanical Medicine (Tribulus terrestris) on Serum Testosterone Level and Semen Parameters in Males with Unexplained Infertility
The effect of five weeks of Tribulus terrestris supplementation on muscle strength and body composition during preseason training in elite rugby league players
The effects of Tribulus terrestris on body composition and exercise performance in resistance-trained males
Tribulus terrestris extracts alleviate muscle damage and promote anaerobic performance of trained male boxers and its mechanisms: Roles of androgen, IGF-1, and IGF binding protein-3