Does Pink Magic boost testosterone levels? That's the question I was asked. So does it? In this review, you'll learn about the ingredients in this dietary supplement and the research.
Pink Magic Ingredients
Pink Magic is composed of the following main ingredients
- Massularia Acuminate (stem)
- Nelumbo Nucifera (seeds and leaves)
- Rhamnus Nakaharai (stem)
Pink Magic also contains some gelatin, cellulose and magnesium but these are not the main ingredients and won’t do anything of substance so I won’t cover them.
Let’s look at the proof for each of the main ingredients separately
In 2008 a study was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology noting that Massularia Acuminate raised testosterone in rats after 21 days of feeding. This appears to be the only published peer-reviewed study Massularia Acuminate currently available. Humans are not rats so there is no guarantee that Massularia Acuminate would raise testosterone in people. Still, this is most likely the reason that Massularia Acuminate is in Pink Magic.
The amount of Massularia Acuminate given to the rats to raise testosterone was 250, 500 and 1000 mg per kilogram of body weight. This is VERY important to remember if you experiment with Pink Magic. The Pink Magic website does not tell you how much Massularia Acuminate the product has.
Rather you get a “proprietary blend” of 1600 mg per 2 capsules. How much of that 1600 mg is Massularia Acuminate? I recommend calling USPlabs (the maker of Pink Magic) and asking this question.
See the Massularia acuminate review for more about this herbal supplement.
This herb (also called Lotus flower – and many other names), is likely found in Pink Magic because of a study published in 2010 noting that it might reduce fat accumulation in mice. In this study, mice were fed a high-fat diet to make them overweight. Rats that received Nelumbo Nucifera had lower body weights.
This study specifically used extracts from the leaf of the plant. Pink Magic uses both leaf and seeds. Whether extracts from the seeds of Nelumbo Nucifera help lower body weight is unknown. I could not find any studies that this ingredient raises testosterone.
This herb seems to have some antioxidant properties and that is good but I could not locate any research that raises testosterone levels.
Teenagers And Testosterone
I know a lot of teenagers may be reading these words and I want you to know that an exercise physiologist, I am 100% convinced that you DO NOT need testosterone booster supplements. If you are in your teens right now, your testosterone levels are the envy of every bodybuilder over the age of 30 on the planet! They all wish they had testosterone levels as high as you have right now!
Also, more testosterone is not better.
Testosterone is one of the signals that stop the growth of epiphysial plates (growth plates) of bones from further development. This may lead to premature stopping of bone growth – this makes you shorter! Could this happen with Pink Magic? I doubt it but I have no proof one way or another. Pink Magic has never been – and for ethical reasons likely never will be – tested in teenagers. Therefore nobody knows what it will do inside your body.
I've looked at several testosterone boosters and “Low T” supplements so see these reviews for additional information:
As an aside, I know many people also take glutamine supplements. Before you buy glutamine supplements, read my glutamine supplement review so you know the facts.
Also, remember that testosterone looks very much like estrogen. Is it possible that testosterone boosting supplements raise estrogen levels?
Yes, this is possible. For example, research shows andro raises estrogen levels in men – even when they lift weights.
Who Makes Pink Magic?
The company is called USP Labs. According to their Better Business Bureau file, they are located at10761 King William Dr.
Dallas, TX 75220-2445. Performing an online search for this address reveals a large building with several loading docks. Other facilities also list this as their address also.
USP Labs makes several other dietary supplements as well such as Jack3D and Oxy Elite Pro. For those doing their own research, I will direct you to these links for further reading
USP also stands for the United States Pharmacopeia, a well respected independent lab whose seal of approval is on some dietary supplements. USP Labs has no association with USP.
Pink Magic Side Effects
Without clinical evidence, it is difficult to say. Here is a shortlist of things to keep in mind if taking this or other testosterone enhancer supplements. This list is not complete:
- Stop taking at least 2 weeks before having surgery.
- Testosterone booster supplements are not intended for women who are pregnant/breastfeeding.
- Speak to your doctor and pharmacist if you take any medications or have health problems.
Does Pink Magic Work?
Until there is published peer-reviewed research on Pink Magic, it is hard to say if raises testosterone in people or not. That being said at least one study (in rats) shows that one of its ingredients may do this if enough of it is used. Remember that none of the ingredients in Pink Magic have been shown to increase muscle hypertrophy or strength (in people –or animals). But, Pink Magic is being marketed for this very reason! As I see it, this is a big problem with Pink Magic.
To my knowledge, none of the ingredients in Pink Magic have been studied in People. One of the problems with rat studies is that people aren’t rats. Also the effects of large amounts of the ingredients in Pink Magic have not been studied in rats for more than a few weeks. If Pink Magic does raise testosterone levels, it may be due entirely because of its ingredient, Massularia Acuminat, but that’s hard to say for sure, because of the lack of research. We have to take the manufactures word that the product really works.
So, Will Pink Magic work? This is what I suggest. If you really want to know if Pink Magic works, go to your doctor and have your testosterone (and estrogen!) level checked now, before you use Pink Magic. Then, have it checked again next month. A month should be enough time to see if it’s working. It's worth noting that since this review was written, Pink Magic has been discontinued.
What do you think?