Spiderman, this is complex and without going into too fine a detail and boring you and everyone else.....
The point of adding 100mg of a substance is that it acts to fuel a metabolic pathway that is deficient in a particular substance. The body only utilizes small amounts of a given substance and secretes the excess. this excretion process allows us to measure excreted nutrients in urine and feces. As I said before it is totally erroneous to become fixated on quantity. For instance, many minerals the body needs and utilises are in parts per million.
One may well say that people consume to much protein so they cannot be deficient in amino acids. However, protein needs to be cleaved by digestion as a start and then the cleaved portions have to undergo dozens of different processes to be bio available. If the body is deficient in just a single metabolic enzyme then the whole process is interrupted. Unknown to most people is the fact that a myriad highly complicated correctly functioning pathways are required to convert just about everything we consume, wether it be supplements of foods, so that it is bio available.
On the subject of quantity again, homeopathy has not a single molecule of the original substance within the preparation. What it has is the energy signature of that substance and this is highly important within the energetic systems of the body.
I take issue with your suggestion that 'I know that tribulus does not elevate testosterone,
' as it suggests that this is untruthful. You are incorrect in your assumption about tribulus. It has been known for years to contain at least two steroidal saponin compounds: Go here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12579974
Again the quantity is not an issue to those of us working, understanding and seeing the results of a particular interventive approach.
I don't understand why you think that most people on this forum only want to boost testosterone. If you have tess levels that are super-high but a lack of NO or blocked arteries or both, an erection ain't gonna happen!
Yes, there are many ways to boost NO and I go through this fully on my site as well as the importance of overall REAL health. Any supplement that address any issues is a kind of band aid for the problem. However, these are important to kick start a more natural process as long as the underlying causes are understood and acted upon.
For longer than I care to remember I have been trying to re-educate people about the misinformation that has indoctrinated them on supplements, what they can and cannot do, etc. This misinformation is due in the main to market hype and so-called health journalists repeating each others misinformation (positive or negative) until it becomes 'fact'. As a past writer for Muscle News you would hardly believe what some reader believed!
I think I will draw a close on this subject now and in the future. For those who wish to know the truth - search for it..........