Black Bull Honey is a sexual enhancement product for men. The brand describes their products as a “miraculous cure for sterility and sexual dysfunction” and suggests that they’re “100% natural.”
But does Black Bull Honey contain research-backed ingredients for increasing sex drive or are these just marketing claims? Does the product contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? Is the Extra Strength version worth more money? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Black Bull Honey?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Black Bull Honey based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to improve sex drive or if it’s a waste of money.
We’ll also review the ingredients in Black Bull Honey Extra Strength, and feature a real, unsponsored Black Bull Honey user review.
The ingredients in Black Bull Honey are shown above, and were sourced from a third-party retailer’s site. The ingredients are not clearly published on the brand’s website which is the sign of a low-quality brand.
There are some ingredients in Black Bull Honey shown in clinical studies to increase sex drive.
Honey can increase libido, fertility and erections in men according to a medical review published in the Antioxidants journal. We would generally recommend raw honey which is nutritionally richer than purified honey which is heat-treated.
Black Bull Honey does not specify that they use raw honey, so we’ll assume it’s heat-treated.
Tribulus terrestris has pro-sexual effects when supplemented, as we documented in our review of another male enhancement supplement called Virectin.
Maca has been clinically shown to improve sex drive in healthy adult men, however we would only recommend gelatinized maca which is much easier to digest than raw maca (which we’ll assume is in this supplement since there is no mention that it’s gelatinized.
Maca, like a potato, is an indigestible plant fiber so taking it raw can cause stomach upset.
Tongkat ali is a good choice for a male enhancement supplement, because it’s one of the few natural ingredients shown in clinical research to improve testosterone levels in men.
Panax ginseng improved men’s self-reported ability to have intercourse according to a 2021 medical review.
Based on its active ingredients, we consider Black Bull Honey to be likely effective for increasing sex drive and potentially effective for increasing testosterone levels in men. There are no inactive ingredients of concern in this formulation.
However, what concerns us about this product is not its formulation but the fact that it mirrors a different supplement that was found to be tainted, as we’ll discuss in the next section.
Is Black Bull Honey Just Rebranded Royal Honey?
We recently reviewed a sexual enhancement supplement brand called Royal Honey that had the exact same ingredients in the exact same order as Black Bull Honey.
Like Black Bull Honey, none of the ingredient doses were listed for Royal Honey; just the plain-text ingredient list on the product label.
In 2022, the FDA issued a Public Notification that a hidden drug ingredient was found in Royal Honey. The active drug ingredient in Viagra was found during FDA testing.
What concerns us is that since this product contains the exact same ingredients in the exact same order, it may be the company behind Royal Honey trying to rebrand their product. For this reason alone we would recommend avoiding Black Bull Honey.
The FDA also advised consumers in a separate notice that other sexual enhancement honey manufacturers were selling tainted products.
Based on the apparent health risks in this category of supplements, it may be advisable to avoid all sexual enhancement honey products until one emerges that publishes product testing proving purity and lack of contaminants.
Black Bull Honey Extra Strength Ingredient Analysis
The ingredients in Black Bull Honey Extra Strength, sometimes branded as Black Bull Extreme, are shown above.
Like the regular-strength product, these ingredients are not clearly published on the brand’s official website which is a red flag.
Honey, maca, ginseng and tongkat ali were reviewed in the previous section, and we consider all four ingredients likely effective for improving sex drive in men.
The three unique ingredients in this formulation are Epimedium, ginger and black seed.
Epimedium, colloquially known as horny goat weed, is clinically shown to increase sexual desire in humans and to improve erectile dysfunction in animals as we documented in our review of another product containing this ingredient called Tabs Chocolate.
Ginger may provide cardiovascular support, but we can’t find any clinical evidence suggesting it improves sex drive.
Black seed is a nutritionally-dense spice, but we can’t find any proof that it improves libido or sexual function in men.
We consider Black Bull Honey Extra Strength to be likely effective for improving sex drive in men, but it’s a worse formulation than the regular-strength version, because we’re unable to identify any clinical backing for two of its six active ingredients.
It doesn’t make sense to pay more for this version.
But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Black Bull Honey? We’ll review in the next section.
Real, Unsponsored Black Bull Honey Review
One of the only unsponsored reviews we could find of Black Bull Honey comes from a YouTube creator named “DINERO SO WOKE” who reviewed the product including his thoughts on its effects on sex drive, how to use it, and its taste and overall experience:
Does Black Bull Honey Cause Side Effects?
Black Bull Honey doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, so we can’t say for certain whether or not it causes side effects. However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.
We do not consider Black Bull Honey likely to cause side effects if it actually includes the ingredients on its label (although maca may cause slight digestive upset).
However, because a similar product was recently banned by the FDA and found to be tainted, we consider Black Bull Honey more likely to cause side effects than the average supplement we review on Illuminate Health, due to the unclear status of the manufacturer and the purity of the product.
We recommend that consumers be extremely wary purchasing supplements from a category where so many brands were found to be tainted.
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 and erections in men.
A clinical trial published in The Journal of Urology found that after eight weeks of treatment, erectile function scores were "significantly higher" in the ginseng group than the group taking placebo pills.
A 2013 medical review found that libido and sexual performance were significantly improved with ginseng supplementation.
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.
Pros and Cons of Black Bull Honey
Here are the pros and cons of Black Bull Honey as a brand in our opinion:
- Potent formulation
- Naturally-derived ingredients
- Unclear manufacturer
- Exact same formulation as recently banned supplement
- Expensive per-serving
- No proof that Extra Strength version is more potent
- No ingredient doses