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Trib or Yohimbe?

Hi. I’m new to the site.

Just wanted some opinions - if you had to choose, which supplement would you rather have - Tribulus or Yohimbe?

They are for two different goals.

Trib is about boosting testosterone through the LH signal hormone in the testes.
And it does a good job of that. Yes, it will increase your virility (and horniness), but moreso you’ll have an increased feeling of vitality (male wellbeing).

Yohimbe (better yet - yohimbine HCL) is used almost strictly as a virility and libido enhancer. It does have fat loss properties as it does speed up the heart rate and metabolism. This is usually a negative effect as it is quite stimulating and will make you pee A LOT.

So…you looking for muscle? or are you looking for increased libido?

If muscle - TRIBEX or TRIBEX Gold trib for sure

If libido - VPX’s Black Pearl Drink (SERIOUSLY!!)

read:
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1325260&pageNo=0#1327909

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1341924&pageNo=0#1342558

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1332268&pageNo=0#1333019

And as a newbie - some advice - use the search function!
…if you punched in tribulus or yohimbe or sex supps or any other word combo as such you’d find all these sorts of treads really easily.

Cheers,
AT

[quote]RockanRoll wrote:
Hi. I’m new to the site.

Just wanted some opinions - if you had to choose, which supplement would you rather have - Tribulus or Yohimbe?[/quote]

both

BTW, don’t use yohimbe. Use yohimbine HCL. Important difference.

Hmm, given the nature of the discussion, you may want to (you should if this is applicable) have your bloodwork done and get a baseline testosterone level.

If you are looking to enhance libido, you may also want to look into Maca pruriens (Horny Goat weed). Animal studies, in rats, showed an increase in mating and sperm production. Small human studies showed favorable reported results. Yohimbe can be very stimulating and is a moderate diueretic, making you pee all the time, so up the h20 if you use it.

I tend not to buy much supps besides Biotest except for my multiple. I like to get good brands. I never thought much of vpx and never thought I’d try anything from them. Having said that I must agree with what was said above about VPX’s black pearl. I saw some people here recomend it and for some reason I decided to try it.
If you just want a viagra replacement, something you can take like 30 min before sex to help your libido/erection that is very good. It really is NUTS what that stuff did.

For a long term test boost for training results then use Alpha Male.

Thanks. I’ll look into that (Trib).

I was asking in relation to building muscle. Don’t need anything for the libido - I already drive the wife crazy as is…

Thanks again for all the advise. here is an update, and would appreciate feedback on it:
I continued taking Tribulas until about 3 months ago. I was not taking it for libido reasons, only for the test enhancements. While using it, I felt a little more strength in the gym, and a slight increase in my aggression, but not a problem. And yes, the libido was stronger. I stopped using trib because I kept hearing that while it increases testoserone, it also increases estrogen, and has been known to cause “bitch tits”.

Anyway, now that I’ve stopped, I notice in the last two months a marked decrease in strength, much lower libido, and less aggression than before I started. In general, it seems to be a “rebound” affect.
My question is this - anyone else notice similar problems after stopping use of trib? Is it similar to roids, where there are problems when one comes off them?

[quote]vroom wrote:
Hmm, given the nature of the discussion, you may want to (you should if this is applicable) have your bloodwork done and get a baseline testosterone level.

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Thanks for the advise! Last week I saw my PCP and told him of my latest symptoms (lowered libido, loss of aggression, fatigue) and he had me get bloodwork done (check for diabetes, cholesterol level, thyroid, anemia, and testoserone). Went back today and he advised mt Test was low (230) and put me on Andrderm 5g daily.

I searched the site about Androderm, and it seems pretty safe. Any comments/suggestions from you guys???