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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS FOR QUALITY

Quality Contrasts: A Comparative Look at Our Standards | Tribulus terrestris | Ecdysterone | Comparative Laboratory Analysis

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The main criterion for an extract’s efficiency is the concentration of biologically active substances. To achieve max concentration, a quality raw material and a precise extraction method are required. At VemoHerb we have both. See test results showing how much of  bioactive agents are there in some Tribulus terrestris and Leuzea (ecdysterone) extracts on the market.

Comparative laboratory analysis of Tribulus products

Protodioscin is the bioactive furostanol saponin to which Tribulus herb owes its beneficial properties. To know how much of protodioscin is there in Tribulus terrestris supplements on the market, we tested 8 random brands. We used an independent laboratory and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscope.

Check out the analysis:

TRADE NAMECountry of manufacturingManufacturerData according to the label on the packagingWeight of the One capsule per capsuleContent of furostanol saponins, calculated as protodioscine,% Content of furostanol saponins, calculated as protodioscine in one capsule / tablet, mgContent of furostanol saponins, calculated as protodioscine in the used extract,%
1VEMOHERB Bulgarian TribulusBulgariaVEMO 99 LTDIngredients: 200 mg dry extract from Тribulus terrestris with content of 60% furostanol saponins, determined as protodioscine
Dose: 3-6 capsules daily
One capsule: 350 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № 190416/0501
349 /20 capsules - 6980 mg/34,80%121,5 mg60,80%
2TRIBU 2000USASCITEC NUTRITIONIngredients: 2000 g extract from Tribulus terrestris, standardized at 800 mg saponins, minimum
Dose: 1 tablet per intake
Weight of a tablet: 2400 mg
Number of tablets in packaging: 70 pcs. tablets with a total weight of 168 g
Batch № : SN BO1532144
2358 /20 tablets - 47160 mg/ 7,0% 165 mg 8,4%
3MEGA TRIBU XUSASCITEC NUTRITIONIngredients: 1200 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris, standardized at 480 mg saponins, minimum
Dose: 1 capsule per intake
One capsule: 1383 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 60 pcs. capsules with a total weight of 83 g
Batch № SN BO1260937
1215 /20 capsules - 24300 mg/ 8,0%97 mg8
4TRIBOOSTERUSABioTech Ingredients: 2000 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris
Dose: 1 tablet per day
Number of tablets in packaging: 60 pcs.
Batch № 20130108-1
2129 mg /20 tablets - 42580 mg/ < 1,0% < 21,0 mg < 1,0%
5TRIBULUS 2400USAIforce NutritionIngredients: Bulgarian extract from Тribulus terrestris, standardized at 40% furostanol saponins
Dose: 3 caps. daily (1 caps. per intake)
Number of capsules in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № 12940344
756 /20 capsules - 15120 mg/ 3%22,7 mgN/A
62400 TRIBULUS MEGA TRIBULUS 90%SwedenSELFIngredients: 800 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris, standardized at 90% saponins, from which protodioscine 160 mg
Dose: 3 tablets daily
Number of tablets in packaging: 100 pcs. Batch № 01871120
900 /20 tablets - 18000 mg/ < 1,0% < 10,0 mg < 1,1%
7TESTED TRIBULUS 90%CanadaTESTED NUTRITIONIngredients: 750 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris, standardized at 90% saponins
Dose: 1-3 capsules per day
Number of capsules in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № 2146
763 /20 capsules - 15260 mg/5%38,0 mg5
8TRIBULUS 625 capsUSAOptimum nutritionIngredients: 625 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris standardized at furostanol saponins
Dose: 1 capsule per intake (1-2 capsules daily)
Number of capsules in packaging: 100 pcs.
Batch № S02B1182B
700 /20 capsules - 14000 mg/1.812,6 mg2
9TRIBUSTERON 60PolandOLIMPIngredients: 500 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris (60%)
Dose: 1-2 capsules per day
One capsule:645 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 120 pcs.
Batch № 00510411
576 /20 caps.- 11520 mg/ NOTE: The One capsule is cylindrical mass and does not dissolve completely211,5 mg2.3
10TRIBUSTERON 90PolandOLIMP Sport NutritionIngredients:500 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris (90%)
Dose: 1-2 capsules per day
One capsule: 645 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 120 pcs.
Batch № 00500813
538 /20 capsules- 10760 mg/5.5 30 mg6,0%
11TribulusUSANOW FOODSIngredients: 1000 mg extract from Тribulus terrestris (45%)
Dose: 3 tablets per day
Number of tablets in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № 1919301 0259
2065 /20 tablets- 41300 mg/17.436mg3.6
12TRIBULUS Terrestris TurboCzech RepublicNUTREND D.S.Ingredients: 500 mg Tribulus terrestris fruit extract with content of 60% saponins;
Dose: 1 capsule daily
One capsule: 600 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 120 pcs.
Batch № L27.07.2015
524 /20 capsules - 10480 mg/7.840.7 mg8.1
13MEGA Tribulus 1000Czech Republic MEGA-PRO NUTRITIONIngredients: 500 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 40% saponins
Dose: 2 capsules daily
Number of capsules in packaging: 200 pcs.
Batch № 2TM002B
570 /20 capsules - 11400 mg/15.9 mg1.2
14Tribulus Terrestris + Zinc, Selenium, ChromiumCzech RepublicCarne Labs SK Ingredients: 1000 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 40% saponins, Zinc 25 mg, Selenium 55 mg, Chromium 100 µg
Dose: 2 tablets daily
Tablet weight: 1650 mg
Number of tablets in packaging: 120 pcs.
Batch № C1BPCL
1670 /20 tablets - 33400 mg/0.9014.7 mg1.5
15Tribuvar 1000 USASANIngredients: 1000 mg Tribulus terrestris extract (fruit) with content of 45% saponins
Dose: 1-2 tablets daily
Number of tablets in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № 1007FEB2019
1535 /20 tablets - 30700 mg/1.320.5 mg2.1
16TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS FORTECzech RepublicATP NUTRION Ingredients: 350 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 40% saponins
Dose: 3 capsules daily
Number of capsules in packaging: 100 pcs.
Batch № 2T35001E
427 /20 capsules - 8540 mg/1.35.4 mg1.5
17Tribulus Terrestris Fair Power Zinc, selenium, vitamin B6Czech RepublicSURVIVAL Nutrition supplementsIngredients: 1000 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 40% general saponins, Zinc 5 mg, Selenium 22.5 mg, vitamin B6 1.4 mg
Dose: 2 tablets daily
Weight of a tablet:1360 mg
Number of tablets in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № V6AKH48
1347 /20 tablets - 26940 mg/0.01723.3 mg2.3
18TRIBULONPolandТRЕК Nutrition Ingredients: 780 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 60% saponins
Dose: 2 capsules daily
One capsule: 900 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 60 pcs.
Batch № A201403
830 /20 capsules - 16600 mg/0.03629.7 mg3.80
19TT MAXX 90 Black Pepper extract - PiperinCzech RepublicMaxxwin Nutrition ProductsIngredients: 500 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 40% saponins, Black Pepper extract – Piperin 2.5 mg
Dose: 2 capsules daily
One capsule: 670 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № M1WUUU6
571 /20 capsules - 11420 mg/0.0126.6 mg1.3
20TRIBULUS MAXIMUSUSABioTechIngredients: 1 500 mg Tribulus terrestris extract (Fruit with content of 79% saponins
Dose: 2 capsules daily
Weight of a tablet: 1900 mg
Number of tablets in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch № 20150819
1930 /20 tablets - 38600 mg/0.01630.4 mg2
21TRIBULUS Tribulus terrestris and ZincLuxembourgPeak Performance Products S.A.Ingredients: 840 mg Тribulus terrestris extract with content of 84% saponins, Zinc 5 mg
Dose:1 capsule daily
One capsule: 1000 mg
Number of capsules in packaging:60 pcs.
Batch № L002
874 /20 capsules - 17480 mg/0.07263.0 mg7.5
22ТT Ultra 90GermanyZ-KONZEPTIngredients: 600 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 90% saponins
Dose:3 capsules daily
One capsule:740 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 102 pcs.
Batch № L 01
646 /20 capsules - 12920 mg0.03925.5 mg4.3
23Black PanthersUSAJungledog LabsIngredients: Bulgarian Tribulus terrestris extract, vit B6
Dose:3 capsules daily
One capsule:Not declared on package
Number of capsules in packaging: 60 pcs.
Batch № Not declared on package
588 /20 capsules - 11760 mg0.0317.6 mgN/A
24Tribulus TerrestrisGermanyWeiderIngredients: 600 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 80 % furostanol saponins
Dose:3 capsules daily
One capsule:733 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 120 pcs.
Batch № 51026090
637 /20 capsules - 12730 mg0.04931.25.2
25TribumenLithuaniaCorpus MedicaIngredients: 350 mg Tribulus terrestris equivalent to 210 mg of protodioscin (60%)
Dose:2 capsules daily
One capsule: N/A (30 capsules - 15.9 g)
Number of capsules in packaging: 30 pcs.
Batch № 250815
436 /20 capsules - 8727 mg0.494215.561.5
26BesteronLithuaniaVox PharmaceuticaIngredients: 500 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content 45 % saponins, Zinc 1.5 mg
Dose:2-4 tablets daily
One tablet:1200 mg (30 tablets - 36g)
Number of capsules in packaging:
Batch № 44001504
1222 /20 tablets - 24438 mg0.00819.91.98
27TribestanBulgariaSofarmaIngredients: 250 mg Tribulus terrestris extract with content of 112.5 mg furostanol saponins
Dose:3 capsules daily
One capsule: N/A
Number of capsules in packaging: 60 pcs
Batch № 30114-01 2016
672 /20 tablets - 13448 mg0.232156.062.4
28PermenCzechWallmarkIngredients: 250 mg Tribulus terrestris extract 40 % saponin, Ginseng 83 mg, L-Arginine 167 mg
Dose:2 tablets daily
One tablet: N/A
Number of capsules in packaging: 30 pcs
Batch № 04H0741
972 /20 tablets - 19430 mg0.00656.32.5
29Tribu + ZMA (Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B6)UK AmixIngredients: 1000 mg Tribulus terrestris extract 90 % , ZMA - 200 mg, Zinc - 7.5 mg, Magnesium - 112.5, Vitamin B6 2.625 mg
Dose:2 capsules daily
One capsule: N/A
Number of capsules in packaging: 90 pcs
Batch № В728#020215
1777/20 tablets - 35538 mg0.26747.44.7

Comparative analysis of BT – as pdf

The results:

  • 3 of the tested Tribulus supplements DOESN’T contain protodioscin;
  • In 4 of the tested products there is only between 1% and 4% of this substance;
  • Only VemoHerb® Bulgarian Tribulus contains protodioscin in an effective amount – over 30%.

Why many Tribulus products prove ineffective?

Most of the brands standardize their extracts to general/total saponins. VemoHerb® Bulgarian Tribulus is standardized to furostanol saponins, determined as protodioscin.

The group of furostanol saponins, determined as protodioscin, is the active ingredient in the extract, which is difficult to extract, expensive, and most brands fail to offer enough of this substance. On the other hand, they offer huge amounts of total saponins in a capsule.

VemoHerb®  Bulgarian Tribulus is standardized to 60% furostanol saponins (determined as protodioscin). We can say that this equates to over 1800% of total saponins. 200 mg of this extract in a capsule is more than enough to feel a 15-20 times stronger effect.

Comparative laboratory analysis of Ecdysterone products

Ecdysterone is a natural plant steroid that we extract from the Leuzea herb. The bioactive substances of Ecdysterone are β-ecdysteroids and more specifically β-ecdysone. They are also found in some insects, as well as in other plants such as quinoa and spinach.

We tested 4 products for pure β-ecdysone content in an independent laboratory using an HPLC method.

Check out the analysis:

Trade nameCountry of manufacturingManufacturerData, according to the package labelWeight of one capsule/tablet, mgContent of beta-ecdysone (HPLC), %, compared to the capsule content/tabletContent of beta-ecdysone (HPLC), in one capsule/tablet, mgContent of beta-ecdysone (HPLC), in the used extract, %, (based on the obtained results and the quantity of extract per capsule/tablet, declared by the manufacturer
EcdysteroneLuxembourgPeakIngredients: 560 mg extract from Spinach (40%) & 560 mg L-Leucine
Dose: 1-2 capsules per day
One capsule: 700 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 120 pcs.
578

(20 capsules - 11 560 mg)
N/AN/AN/A
Beta EcdysteroneGermanyWeiderIngredients: 500 mg extract from Spinach, extract from Yams 250 mg, Gamma Oryzanol 250 mg
Dose: 1-2 capsules per day
One capsule: 1170 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 120
pcs.
Batch №: 402132
1000

(20 capsules - 20 000 mg)
2.0204.0
Ecdysterone
with L-Leucine
Czech RepublicNutrendIngredients: 370 mg extract from
Rhaponticum (Leuzea) Carthamoides,
333 mg L-Leucine
Dose: 3 capsules per day
One capsule: 863 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 120 pcs.
Batch №: L26102015
700

(20 capsules - 14 000 mg)
2.618.24.9
VEMOHERB EcdysteroneBulgariaVEMO 99 LTDIngredients: 245 mg dry extract from Leuzea carthamoides with content of 95 %
beta-ecdysterone (by UV)
Dose: 2-4 capsules daily
Capsule content: 430 mg
Number of capsules in packaging: 90 pcs.
Batch №: 100216/0503
430

(20 capsules - 8 600 mg)
11.850.720.3

Comparative analysis of Ecdysterone products – as pdf

The results:

  • The highest percentage of β-ecdysone is contained precisely in VemoHerb® Ecdysterone.

Why do many Ecdysterone products prove ineffective?

Our experience shows that the wild Leuzea herb has the highest concentration of bioactive substances β-ecdysterone and β-ecdysone. We have solid know-how and the necessary technology for precise extraction of these bioactive substances. The results are indicative – we manage to deliver a max concentration of the extract and, accordingly, an effective herbal supplement to our customers.

VemoHerb® Ecdysterone is a pure bioactive extract standardized to 95% β-ecdysterone and 20% β-ecdysone. The standardized extract provides consistent quality and a guarantee of product effectiveness.

Our advice:

Be well informed about the supplements you take. Health is important. You keep it by achieving your athletic goals with pure, natural products with proven qualities.

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