Communicated with Emeric and he commented that he'd just go with the daily 10mg instead of 18 mg EOD, which I'd thought was close enough to 10 mg daily. So I made the switch. Not a big deal for me. I happened to have a huge upswing in libido hours after that shot, which is probably coincidental, but worth noting; I went from a 1/10 libido to a 4-5; it's since returned to baseline ~1.
I also found a couple old posts from Emeric about Tribestan boosting libido here
. I then found an article
that debunked any claims of Tribestan's ability to boost testosterone. But it did admit Tribestan may have positive effects on the heart, blood sugar, and libido.
Based on our research into this product, we believe that the effects of Tribestan have been greatly exaggerated – the idea that this supplement can help elevate user testosterone levels is based on absolutely no conclusive scientific evidence, what’s more, the FDA haven’t recognized it as effective for such purposes either.
When analyzing the effectiveness of Tribestand, we’re basically asking the question “does Tribulus Terrestris work?” – this ingredient has been heavily studied, and the overall consensus is that it does not work to increase testosterone in any way, shape, or form. If your ultimate goal was to find a product that would increase your testosterone, then we’re sorry to say that you’ll probably be left disappointed with Tribestan.
Despite this, we did find studies supporting the claims Tribestan can help improve libido, but these “male enhancement” effects will not also improve your erectile quality.
The Pros & Cons Of Tribestan
Below we have listed everything we like and dislike about this test booster:
Can help support heart health
May be useful for supporting blood sugar levels
Some studies show it can help improve libido
Will not directly and independently “boost testosterone levels”
No evidence to show it will be effective for treating impotence
Unlikely to improve athletic performance
No supporting evidence to suggest Tribestan will support the burning of body fat
I won't introduce it before my next blood work and skew the results of the current protocol. I'm mainly looking for the libido boost here and maybe placebo will be enough.
about thyroid health and levels and SHBG. I'd noticed that when I was hyperthyroid, my SHBG got up to 58.1 nmol/L, 16.5-55.9. When I last tested while euthyroid, it was 31.5 nmol/L, 16.5-55.9. But while on 25 mg EOD, my SHBG got as low as the teens, though at that time I was hypothyroid with TSH 105.79, 0.40-4.50 mIU/L. That 105.79 makes little sense to me, but I'm taking it I was indeed hypothyroid at the time due to possible overmedication with methimazole. This time I'll keep better records of how much I'm taking while on TRT.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7749500/
The SHBG levels are increased in hyper- and decreased in hypothyroid patients, whereas CBG levels are increased in hypo- and decreased in hyperthyroid patients.
The SHBG and CBG concentrations in treated hypo- and hyperthyroid patients were not significantly different from those of euthyroid controls. Our data indicate that SHBG and CBG levels depend on thyroid status.