Farewell Tribulus Terrestris ... Hello ZMA

Tribulus Terrestris is due to be removed from our site due to recent legislative amendments regarding its categorisation as a herbal/medicinal borderline product. Tribulus Terrestris has been used for medicinal purposes, meaning it is no longer legal to market it as a sport supplement.

>>>However we are permitted to clear stock, so get your orders in now while you still can!!<<<

Tribulus is similar in nature to some of the prohormones that are on the market today in that they both play a part in promoting the release of Leuteinizing hormone (LH). The steroidal saponin protodioscin promotes the release of LH, which in turn increases testosterone production!

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Other products exert a similar effect on our body, yet are not classified as medicinal products. Perhaps the most effective is ZMA which contains the key micronutrients zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. These micronutrients are vital to androgen metabolism and normal functioning of steroidal receptors, all of which are key anabolic (muscle growth) components and promote the release of testosterone.

One of testosterone’s key functions is to promote protein biosynthesis, the process involved in muscle development and growth! However, testosterone not only increases muscle mass; it promotes the production of red blood cells, aids recovery, and helps to optimise performance. Not only this, testosterone is a metabolism booster meaning it could also enhance the fat burning process (Greenwood, Kalman and Antonio, 2008).

Ripples of interest in ZMA have developed into waves of positivity within the fitness and bodybuilding world (Llewellyn, 2009).

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!


  • July 7, 2013 Jacqui

    Some people use tribulus for gonorrhea, liver disease (hepatitis), inflammation, joint pain (rheumatism), leprosy, coughs, headache, dizziness (vertigo), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and enhancing athletic performance. It is also used for stimulating appetite and as an astringent, tonic, and mood enhancer.

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