{"id":604621668658,"title":"Pink Pussycat Pill Review: Natural Libido Enhancer?","created_at":"2023-01-17T22:46:20-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Pink Pussycat Pill Review: Natural Libido Enhancer?\",\n \"keywords\": \"pink pussycat pill, pink pussycat pill review, pink pussycat pill reviews, pink pussycat pill single pack reviews, pink pussycat pills\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Pink Pussycat Pill based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not the supplement is likely to be effective for improving sex drive and sexual pleasure in women. 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It’s sold in a single pack that retails for $9.95, and is made by the same company that sells \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/pink-pussycat-honey-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePink Pussycat Honey\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. The brand claims that this supplement “arouses the genitals” and “will increase libido.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Pink Pussycat Pill contain research-backed ingredients for improving sex drive and sexual function in women, or are these just marketing claims? Does it contain any harmful ingredients? Why did the FDA warn consumers about this brand? And how do real users rate the supplement and describe its effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in the  Pink Pussycat Pill based on medical research to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also share information from a concerning FDA warning about a hidden drug ingredient found in this supplement, and highlight real, unsponsored user reviews of Pink Pussycat Pill.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Pink_Pussycat_Pill_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1674013449\" alt=\"Pink Pussycat Pill ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePink Pussycat Pill has 16 active ingredients, significantly more than the four in Pink Pussycat Honey.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGo ji extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the first-listed active ingredient. This appears to be a misspelling of “goji extract,” which is a concentrated version of a berry that’s native to the northwest of China. We can’t find any medical studies suggesting this plant extract is effective for libido.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDeng sen extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is listed as the second active ingredient, and we can’t even determine what plant this term refers to. We cannot find any reference to “deng sen” or “deng sen extract” in scientific literature, and a 2017 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.prlog.org\/12634840-new-deng-sen-extract-shows-great-promise-for-mens-dietary-supplements-fake-ingredient-encourages-innovation.html\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003epress release\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e suggests that it’s an entirely made up ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eAtractylodes\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another Asian plant species, and we cannot find any research backing its efficacy, nor does the manufacturer of Pink Pussycat Pill cite any.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCinnamon bark\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is typically used to support blood sugar and cholesterol. We cannot identify any medical evidence that it’s effective for libido or sexual function in women.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we explained in our review article on the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/types-of-cinnamon\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ebest cinnamon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, when the specific species of cinnamon is unlisted (as it is in this supplement), it’s often the cheaper \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCassia\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e cinnamon which is included. This type of cinnamon contains a compound called coumarin which is toxic to the liver according to a 2013 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23627682\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDismutase\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is listed twice on this ingredient label. It’s listed once as “dismutase” and another time as “superoxide dismutase.” We don’t understand why this ingredient would be included in a libido supplement, because according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5969776\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Health Sciences\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e it’s a “good therapeutic agent against reactive oxygen species-mediated diseases.” These diseases include cancer and certain respiratory conditions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePink Pussycat Pill also contains a “\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eProprietary Formula\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e” with unlisted ingredients. This is a consumer safety hazard because it’s impossible to determine if a supplement is safe or not without knowing each ingredient it contains.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider this to be a very low-quality supplement. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe do not believe that Pink Pussycat Pill is likely to improve sexual function or sex drive in women, because we are unable to identify one single active ingredient proven in medical research to do so.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend this supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhy Did Pink Pussycat Receive an FDA Warning?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn 2022, the FDA published a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fda.gov\/safety\/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts\/fs-medical-supply-dba-pink-toyz-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-pink-pussycat-capsules-due\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003enotice\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that the manufacturer of Pink Pussycat Pill would be recalling their supplement from the market due to a hidden drug ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePrior FDA testing had identified that this supplement was contaminated with sildenafil, which is the active ingredient in Viagra. The FDA had warned consumers to avoid the brand for safety reasons.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s a serious violation of consumer safety for a manufacturer to add a drug ingredient, because this can increase the danger of the supplement, and may expose a consumer to an ingredient they are allergic to but is not listed on the ingredient label. It also makes the supplement an unapproved drug product, because all products with drug ingredients require FDA approval.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf the ingredient label wasn't enough to convince consumers to avoid this product and brand entirely, this FDA warning should hopefully sway them.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Pink Pussycat Pill User Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Josee’ Mitchell shared her experience using Pink Pussycat Pill:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/rFNWGHFBJ6E\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Pink Pussycat Pill Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePink Pussycat Pill does not appear to have been studied in any clinical trials so we cannot determine for certain whether or not it causes side effects. However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe are concerned about the risk of Pink Pussycat Pills to cause side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eCuscuta\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, one of the supplement’s active ingredients, was shown to be toxic to animal cells in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8588959\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAvicenna Journal of Phytomedicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are also concerns about the potentially fictitious ingredient “deng sen extract,” the proprietary formula with unlisted ingredients, and the potential for an ongoing hidden drug ingredient uncovered by the FDA.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe consider the risk of side effects from this supplement to be greater than from the average supplement, because of all of these concerns.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e This is not a standard supplement with every ingredient listed and studied in clinical research.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt also seems logical that a company willing to hide active drug ingredients in a formulation may be more likely to hide other ingredients in their supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCan Ginseng Naturally Improve Sex Drive?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ginseng_Image.png?v=1672046103\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePanax ginseng, which is a plant native to Asia, has been studied in various clinical trials for its ability to improve sex drive in women.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20141583\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Journal of Sexual Medicine\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efound that panax ginseng supplementation increased sex drive by 13% in menopausal women. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/34638031\/\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon natural products for treating female sexual dysfunction\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003efound that panax ginseng was effective for improving sexual arousal and sexual desire in women.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eInterested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor consumers who prefer food products to supplements, Apothékary sells a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1703190\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=105893\u0026amp;urllink=apothekary%2Eco%2Fproducts%2Fginseng\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003eginseng powder\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ethat can be added to drinks or used as a culinary spice.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Apothékary Ginseng Powder\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1703190\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=105893\u0026amp;urllink=apothekary%2Eco%2Fproducts%2Fginseng\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto its product page on the official brand website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend Pink Pussycat Pill. After reviewing clinical research on all of its active ingredients, we were unable to identify any ingredients proven to enhance sex drive in women, and the manufacturer does not cite any relevant research proving that their supplement is effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Pink Pussycat Pill to have a worse formulation than Pink Pussycat Honey, because the latter supplement contains safe, well-studied active ingredients. Pink Pussycat Pill contains several ingredients we can’t even identify.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe risk of side effects from this supplement may be higher than from the average libido supplement, because of the Proprietary Formula with unlisted ingredients. Without knowing every ingredient in a formulation, it’s impossible to determine whether or not it’s safe.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe FDA found a hidden drug ingredient in Pink Pussycat Pill and the manufacturer was forced to recall it from the market in 2022.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-17T22:53:55-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-21T00:00:12-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Pink Pussycat Pill based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not the supplement is likely to be effective for improving sex drive and sexual pleasure in women. We highlight an FDA warning related to the supplement.","template_suffix":"","handle":"pink-pussycat-pill-review","tags":"_related:sex-drive, _related:women's-health"}

Pink Pussycat Pill Review: Natural Libido Enhancer?

Pink Pussycat Pill Review: Natural Libido Enhancer?


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Pink Pussycat Pill is a sexual enhancement supplement for women. It’s sold in a single pack that retails for $9.95, and is made by the same company that sells Pink Pussycat Honey. The brand claims that this supplement “arouses the genitals” and “will increase libido.”

But does Pink Pussycat Pill contain research-backed ingredients for improving sex drive and sexual function in women, or are these just marketing claims? Does it contain any harmful ingredients? Why did the FDA warn consumers about this brand? And how do real users rate the supplement and describe its effects?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in the  Pink Pussycat Pill based on medical research to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective.

We’ll also share information from a concerning FDA warning about a hidden drug ingredient found in this supplement, and highlight real, unsponsored user reviews of Pink Pussycat Pill.

Ingredient Analysis

Pink Pussycat Pill ingredients

Pink Pussycat Pill has 16 active ingredients, significantly more than the four in Pink Pussycat Honey.

Go ji extract is the first-listed active ingredient. This appears to be a misspelling of “goji extract,” which is a concentrated version of a berry that’s native to the northwest of China. We can’t find any medical studies suggesting this plant extract is effective for libido.

Deng sen extract is listed as the second active ingredient, and we can’t even determine what plant this term refers to. We cannot find any reference to “deng sen” or “deng sen extract” in scientific literature, and a 2017 press release suggests that it’s an entirely made up ingredient.

Atractylodes is another Asian plant species, and we cannot find any research backing its efficacy, nor does the manufacturer of Pink Pussycat Pill cite any.

Cinnamon bark is typically used to support blood sugar and cholesterol. We cannot identify any medical evidence that it’s effective for libido or sexual function in women.

As we explained in our review article on the best cinnamon, when the specific species of cinnamon is unlisted (as it is in this supplement), it’s often the cheaper Cassia cinnamon which is included. This type of cinnamon contains a compound called coumarin which is toxic to the liver according to a 2013 medical review.

Dismutase is listed twice on this ingredient label. It’s listed once as “dismutase” and another time as “superoxide dismutase.” We don’t understand why this ingredient would be included in a libido supplement, because according to a medical review published in the International Journal of Health Sciences it’s a “good therapeutic agent against reactive oxygen species-mediated diseases.” These diseases include cancer and certain respiratory conditions.

Pink Pussycat Pill also contains a “Proprietary Formula” with unlisted ingredients. This is a consumer safety hazard because it’s impossible to determine if a supplement is safe or not without knowing each ingredient it contains.

Overall we consider this to be a very low-quality supplement. We do not believe that Pink Pussycat Pill is likely to improve sexual function or sex drive in women, because we are unable to identify one single active ingredient proven in medical research to do so.

We do not recommend this supplement.

Why Did Pink Pussycat Receive an FDA Warning?

In 2022, the FDA published a notice that the manufacturer of Pink Pussycat Pill would be recalling their supplement from the market due to a hidden drug ingredient.

Prior FDA testing had identified that this supplement was contaminated with sildenafil, which is the active ingredient in Viagra. The FDA had warned consumers to avoid the brand for safety reasons.

It’s a serious violation of consumer safety for a manufacturer to add a drug ingredient, because this can increase the danger of the supplement, and may expose a consumer to an ingredient they are allergic to but is not listed on the ingredient label. It also makes the supplement an unapproved drug product, because all products with drug ingredients require FDA approval.

If the ingredient label wasn't enough to convince consumers to avoid this product and brand entirely, this FDA warning should hopefully sway them.

Real, Unsponsored Pink Pussycat Pill User Review

A YouTube creator named Josee’ Mitchell shared her experience using Pink Pussycat Pill:

Does Pink Pussycat Pill Cause Side Effects?

Pink Pussycat Pill does not appear to have been studied in any clinical trials so we cannot determine for certain whether or not it causes side effects. However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.

We are concerned about the risk of Pink Pussycat Pills to cause side effects.

Cuscuta, one of the supplement’s active ingredients, was shown to be toxic to animal cells in a clinical trial published in the Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine.

There are also concerns about the potentially fictitious ingredient “deng sen extract,” the proprietary formula with unlisted ingredients, and the potential for an ongoing hidden drug ingredient uncovered by the FDA.

We consider the risk of side effects from this supplement to be greater than from the average supplement, because of all of these concerns. This is not a standard supplement with every ingredient listed and studied in clinical research.

It also seems logical that a company willing to hide active drug ingredients in a formulation may be more likely to hide other ingredients in their supplement.

Can Ginseng Naturally Improve Sex Drive?

Panax ginseng, which is a plant native to Asia, has been studied in various clinical trials for its ability to improve sex drive in women.

A clinical trial published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that panax ginseng supplementation increased sex drive by 13% in menopausal women. 

meta-study on natural products for treating female sexual dysfunction found that panax ginseng was effective for improving sexual arousal and sexual desire in women.

Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.

Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract at this link to the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only $15 on a subscription basis.

For consumers who prefer food products to supplements, Apothékary sells a ginseng powder that can be added to drinks or used as a culinary spice.

Interested consumers can check out Apothékary Ginseng Powder at this link to its product page on the official brand website.

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Conclusion

We do not recommend Pink Pussycat Pill. After reviewing clinical research on all of its active ingredients, we were unable to identify any ingredients proven to enhance sex drive in women, and the manufacturer does not cite any relevant research proving that their supplement is effective.

We consider Pink Pussycat Pill to have a worse formulation than Pink Pussycat Honey, because the latter supplement contains safe, well-studied active ingredients. Pink Pussycat Pill contains several ingredients we can’t even identify.

The risk of side effects from this supplement may be higher than from the average libido supplement, because of the Proprietary Formula with unlisted ingredients. Without knowing every ingredient in a formulation, it’s impossible to determine whether or not it’s safe.

The FDA found a hidden drug ingredient in Pink Pussycat Pill and the manufacturer was forced to recall it from the market in 2022.




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