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

    Total saponins, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 80.0

  • 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 20 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® TS

Dry extract from Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris, standardized at total saponins, min 80% (from fruits or from herba). As we are striving to satisfy the various market needs and demands, we offer VemoHerb® TS, manufactured by our unique know-how technology, targeting the total saponins, present in the extract. VemoHerb® TS can be manufactured from above-the-earth parts of the herb (herba), or from the fruits only. VemoHerb® TS extracts standardized at 80% total saponins contain more natural components than similar extracts from Asian herb. This is because of the different phytochemistry of the Bulgarian herbal material. Thus, the saponins of VemoHerb® TS are of better quality and with significantly higher purity grade than the products of the competition.

Both VemoHerb® TS and VemoHerb® PT 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