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Doctor insights on: Tribulus Terrestris Effects

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Is tribulus terrestris effective for male enhancement?

Is tribulus terrestris effective for male enhancement?

Inconclusive: Some studies suggest benefit but most do not. Probably safe as a supplement for a short time if you're healthy but it has risks including possible prostate problems in men. It may interact with some meds (beta-blockers, digoxin, calcium channel blockers) and may cause blood sugar to go too low in diabetics. The spiny plant (also known as puncture plant) is unsafe to eat. ...Read more

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Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen ?

Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen ?

Tribulus terrestris: There is no proven effect on hormone production, including estrogen. Like most "alternative therapies" truly objective controlled studies have not demonstrated effectiveness. If curious about hormone production, see your healthcare provider for advice and testing. ...Read more

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Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read more

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Benefits of aphrodisiac yohimbine bark?

Benefits of aphrodisiac yohimbine bark?

Yes/No: Placebo effect is powerful.If the person believes in the substance:it will work.There is no proven(trials) effect.We used it a lot before the pde5 rx's(viagra, levitra&cialis) with little sucess in men.Less in women.I've said before on this site the "sex organ" is between the ears. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my tribulus terrestris side effects eventually reside?

Thoughts? Could my tribulus terrestris side effects eventually reside?

Stopping tribulus: Terrestris supplement will cause the side effects to subside. It has not been determined to be safe for long-term use and its benefits are inconclusive. It may be unsafe during pregnancy as it may harm fetal development. ...Read more

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Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Yes, of course: All supplements and all medications may cause side effects in some people some of the time. Supplements that have more side effects may cause problems in many people. Anything used as a supplement or medication that hasn't been scientifically well-tested may cause both uncertain amounts of desired effects and also unexpected side effects. ...Read more

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What are some gingko biloba against ssri side effects?

What are some gingko biloba against ssri side effects?

Gingko Biloba: Some say gingko biloba 80 to 120 mg twice daily for a month or longer can reverse the sexual side effects of ssris at least in women. This claim has not been proven in controlled research. ...Read more

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Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

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Side effects of propecia (finasteride) - any erectile issues?

Side effects of propecia (finasteride) - any erectile issues?

Possible: 2% of men taking Propecia (finasteride) experienced sexual side effects. Most returned to normal after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen in males please help ?

Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen in males please help ?

Long time supplement: Unfortunately there is little data to suggest that it does anything hormone wise, in humans, whether you are talking about testosterone or estrogen. ...Read more

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Is shakeology beneficial health wise? Any known side effects?

Is shakeology beneficial health wise?  Any known side effects?

Eat food: Eat food, not marketing. Skip the Shakeology, save your money for fresh fruits and veggies. The best advice comes from Michael Pollan: "Eat Food. Mostly Plants. Not too much". The side effect of Shakeology is supporting the lie that there is some trick to weight loss and health, or that you can buy it in a can. It's how you take care of yourself: eat unprocessed food and exercise, get sleep. ...Read more

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Is tribulus terrestris safe to use as a bodybuilding supplement?

Is tribulus terrestris safe to use as a bodybuilding supplement?

Devil's weed: Why take it? It causes "staggers" in sheep and no reproducable studies show it has much benefit in man. ...Read more

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Slimquick razor side effects on libido?

Slimquick razor side effects on libido?

None: According to the mayo clinic’s ‘book of alternative medicine’, 2010, second edition, ch.3 pg. 51: under ‘chasteberry’ it says: “there’s no evidence it reduces sexual desire.” {sic} however, the chaste tree extract had been used for centuries to curb libido. However, there are also reports of it being an aphrodisiac. If it effects libido you can always stop it. The question is if it helps wt loss. ...Read more

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Tryptophan,Valine,Threonine,Isoleucine,Leucine,Lysine,Phenylalanine,Methionine,Argine,Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Tryptophan,Valine,Threonine,Isoleucine,Leucine,Lysine,Phenylalanine,Methionine,Argine,Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Everything we ingest: has side effects. Please see a nutritionist or a natural health doctor who can recommend the proper supplements and doses. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Side effects of masturbation for males?

Side effects of masturbation for males?

Very few: Too tight a grip can cause irritation of the skin & also leave you unprepared for the differences among women. Getting caught's embarrassing. Web erotica creates unreaslistic expectations. Generally, it's a good thing, keeps you comfortable & focused & you learn about yourself. There's nothing "spiritual" about despising the natural things that will soon make you a grown man. ...Read more

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Can h.G.H (human growth hormone) have any side effects?

Can h.G.H (human growth hormone) have any side effects?

Many side effects: The reason hgh is regulated and only used for gh deficiency is because there is a temptation to give it for cosmetic reasons, and it can be dangerous. Google "acromegaly" to see effects of gh excess. Also, you don't always want "growth". Colon polyps, possibly other tumors, and the build up of coronary placque are among the growth effects you don't want. Whatever you're in to, you don't need it! ...Read more

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Finasteride side effects in men?

Finasteride side effects in men?

Sexual dysfunction: The most common side effects of Finasteride are erectile dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of the breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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Estroven or remifemin side effects?

Estroven or remifemin side effects?

See below: Estroven contains black cohash which has caused isolated cases of liver damage and failure. You need to talk to your doctor before starting this medicine. ...Read more