Characteristics of the plant Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris L.

Tribulus terrestris L. is a herbaceous perennial plant from the Zigophyllaceae family, with a lot of branching, forming flat patches long stems, common in stony places in the warm parts of the country. The research about the main natural components in the plant – furostanol saponins, had been made in Bulgaria. Steroid saponins from furostanol and spirostanol types and sapogenins have been isolated. In the saponins mix, predominate the furostanol saponins protodioscin and protogracilin. Flavonol glycosides like astragalin, tribuloside, rutin, tannic compounds and oils are also found. For Tribulus terrestris plant extract production we use the whole areal part of the plant (herba), harvested in the flowering period.

  • Deffinition

    Dry extract from the aerial part of the plant Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris.

  • Appearance

    Light brown to brown amorphous powder, with specific odour.

  • Content of specific natural components

    Tannic compounds, determined as tannin, based on dry substance, %, not more than: 10.0 or 5.0**
    Flavonoids, determind as rutin, based on dry substance, %, not more than: 10.0 or 5.0**
    Furostanol saponins, determined as protodioscin, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 45.0, 60.0, or 20.0 and 60% total saponins**
    **Values depending on the grade

  • Shelf life

    3 (three) years from the date of production.

  • Storage

    Store in dry and cool places, away from direct sunlight

  • Packaging

    The product is available in 7.5 kg and in 12.5 kg PE bags, placed in carton boxes.

  • Application

    It is used alone or in combination with other plant extracts in production of food or feed additives.

The plant

Tribulus terrestris grows well in moderate and tropical climates and the plant is most commonly found in wild, dry and stony habitats. That is why it thrives in the warmer regions of Bulgaria and here it accumulates a specific bouquet of natural components that are not present in Tribulus growing elsewhere in the world. Еvеr ѕіnсе аnсіеnt tіmеѕ, thіѕ hеrbасеоuѕ рlаnt hаѕ bееn uѕеd tо ѕuрроrt ѕtrеngth аnd muѕсlе grоwth duе tо thе соntеnt оf specific natural components (furоѕtаnоl ѕароnіnѕ, flаvоnоіdѕ аnd tаnnіnѕ).*

The proprietary extract

The Tribulus terrestris extracts of Vemo 99 Ltd are obtained from the above-the-earth parts of the plant. Vemo 99 Ltd offers two varieties of genuine Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris extract:

VemoHerb® PT

This superior standard of Tribulus terrestris extracts produced by VEMO 99 Ltd holds a wealth of natural components and can be standardized at three grades:

  • standardized at min 60% furostanol saponins determined as protodioscin;
  • standardized at min 45% furostanol saponins determined as protodioscin;
  • standardized at min 20% furostanol saponins determined as protodioscin and 60% total saponins.

VemoHerb® PT is a premium quality extract produced after over a dozen extractions from Bulgarian herbal material in extraction rate of 1:50 (that means we get 1 kg extract from 50 kg dry herb).

VemoHerb® PT is our superior standard that is one of the most effective, concentrated and purified Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris extracts currently on the market!*

The beneficial effect of the Bulgarian Tribulus extract is not only due to the content of protodioscin, but also because of the synergistic action of the specific furostanol saponins bouquet and all the other accompanying substances that modulate and amplify the effect of protodioscin.*

VemoHerb® PT extracts from Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris are much more concentrated and purified than the Asian extracts flooding the market nowadays.

Both VemoHerb® TS and VemoHerb® PT extracts are utilized for sport supplementation. The extracts are suitable for inclusion in different food supplements, designed for supporting strength and muscle growth.*

The Tribulus terrestris plant is well known in the Bulgarian folklore. The phytochemistry of the Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris is unique, which determines not only the exclusive properties, but also the undeniable advantages when compared to Tribulus terrestris with foreign origin.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease