Bulbine NatalensisThe first compnay to release Bulbine Natalensis as a muscle bulding supplement was Ruthless Inc. So if anyone else tells you they were 'first', they aren't being honest. And if they aren't being honest about that, what else are they not being honest about?
Bulbine Natalensis is an herb that's been recently studied for use as a libido enhancer, testosterone booster, estrogen reducer and as an herbal remedy for erectile dysfunction.
In traditional folk medicine, the leaves, roots, and sap are all used for a variety of ailments, everything from bug stings, mosquito bites, blisters, cold sores, mouth ulcers, and cracked skin to to soothing sunburn, disinfecting cuts, and to speed the healing of bruises.
A rodent study was performed by the Centre for Phytomedicine Research, Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa. Rodents receiving Bulbine Natalensis had a serum testosterone level equal to 347% of the control group; in that same group, estrogen was 35% lower.
Although this herb is new to the market, it has been used to boost testosterone levels in humans, while lowering estrogen levels. While no clinical studies have been performed examining these effects in humans, its use has been validated in non-clinical settings. This means, to me, it's validity is unverified.
Like most supplements, you can read as many rave reviews online as you can reviews taht slam it. No human trials to speak of and I couldn't find reports of any bloosdwork being do to see if this works or not.
Personally, I staty away from stuff that's unproven. I'd rather spend my money on something I know works.
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Links to additional information on Bulbine Natalensis
Adverse effects of Bulbine natalensis (Added on 4/25/2011)
The Great Bulbine Natalensis Swindle (Added on 4/25/2011)
Effect on Serum Lipid Profile of Rats (Added on 4/25/2011)
Bulbine Natalensis - independent hormone tests (Added on 4/25/2011)
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