- USPLabs Pink Magic Review Review by AstroNutrition In-House Review
1. Massularia acuminate: This is a mecidinal plant often used as a aphrodisiac. Rat studies have shown it improve testosterone rests, however very large doses were used and animal study results do not always correlate to human results. To have the same dosage in humans, you would need to take 9.7 grams, which is much more than what is in Pink Magic. The smaller amount used in studies might be present, but it does not provide the amazing results that Pink Magic claims to possess.
2. Nelumbo nucifera: This herb known as Sacred Lotus is used in Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments including sunstroke, fever, indigestion, and insomnia. It is also used for its hypoglycemic effects and has shown anti-obesity effects in mice and rats. The reason it is in Pink Magic, though, is that it is supposedly able to improve cAMP and cGMP in tissues, which is believed to provide anticatabolic effects and provide positive protein balance in skeletal muscle. However, these claims are minimally backed up and only in animal studies. Still it might be useful for those consuming pre/post-workout carbs, but it does not really make it stand out from the many other effective agents for this.
Rhamnus nakaharai: This has traditionally been used to treat constipation, inflammation, tumors, and asthma. It claims to be effective similarly as N. nucifera described above, however, the research is less applicable in that the results are based on it being injected into mice and not orally taken by humans. Thus there really is nothing to show that it does anything.
While there is not any evidence that Pink Magic does not work, there is also nothing to back up its claims of effectiveness. (Posted on 2/18/11)