APPARENTLY, Kourtney Kardashian's all about making the p***y purr.
Her latest venture, Lemme's Vaginal Health Gummies, promises to keep it healthy and fragrant using Vitamin C and pineapple extract, but experts are concerned.
I tried the fruity probiotic for a week and found it to be nothing more than an enhanced lifesaver gummy with an unnecessary amount of sugar.
And an OBGYN agreed with me.
On February 6, the 43-year-old wellness lover announced her new $30 Lemme Purr.
The vaginal gummy is meant to support PH levels, odor, a healthy microflora, and freshness through Vitamin C, pineapple powder, and bacillus coagulans.
Kourtney posted a p***y-filled advertisement – which showed her lying on the floor while two lines of cats circled her in unison.
"Give your vagina the sweet treat it deserves (and turn it into a sweet treat). You know what they say…you are what you eat," she said.
Miss Kourtney was right about one thing — she did make a sweet treat, but it was just that.
Initially, I was enticed by the eldest Kardashian sister's unique and seemingly occult promotion.
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But as a woman well-versed in viable probiotics, my hopes weren't high for Lemme Purr's so-called benefits.
And OBGYN Dr. Melanie Bone felt the same way. She disclosed a consensus of doubt amongst professionals in the field in an exclusive interview with The U.S. Sun.
The expert labeled Lemme Purr as an official probiotic because it contains bacillus coagulans, a stable bacteria.
Still, Dr. Bone's first apprehension stemmed from the product's ingredients.
She didn't understand why pineapple and Vitamin C were included.
"This product has more ingredients than is strictly needed in a probiotic targeting vaginal health (e.g. sugar), with unfounded claims (e.g. the claim that it changes your vaginal scent)," Dr. Bone expressed.
"It is also unclear why the product contains pineapple and Vitamin C."
According to Kourtney, ingesting pineapple likely improves the scent of your vagina.
On an old episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the mother of three competed with Kim to see whose "vajayjay" smelled better after a week of drinking the fruit juice.
Khloe made the executive decision, and Kim won.
But Khloe's "sniff test" proof is about as much as there is for this pineapple hypothesis.
"The promise of helping your vagina smell better is a false and unnecessary one," she proclaimed.
Dr. Bone pointed out that there were "no ingredients which can uniformly change vaginal smells," and women shouldn't be made to think they need to improve their natural smell.
She says: "It is important for women and assigned female at birth (AFAB) individuals to know that the vagina is self-cleaning.
"You do not need to douche, wipe, spray or take supplements to make it smell better.
"There is absolutely no medical or health-related reason for wanting your vagina to smell differently than its natural scent.
"Physicians do not endorse the need for a patient to alter their vaginal smell.
"The narrative around needing to alter one's vaginal smell is deeply misogynistic and problematic."
When I first ate the two gummies, they tasted as if they came from a pack of Mott's fruit snacks, but coated in way more sugar.
I immediately flipped the trendy bottle over to peek at the ingredients breakdown.
Three grams of added sugars included tapioca syrup and organic cane sugar.
While three grams may not seem like a lot, it tasted as if each gummy was drenched in sweetness. Not a bad thing for my mouth, but not good for my body.
According to Dr. Bone: "Sugar can produce a bacterial imbalance, increasing one's risk of vaginal infections like yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis.
"Practicioners do not recommend the use of sugary supplements."
From $60 Custom Probiotics to $30 Whole Foods options, I've experimented with several different brands of probiotics.
And since I'm no stranger to the effects of these helpful microorganisms, I have come to know which ones work for me and which don't.
Though the candied taste of Lemme Purr was worth taking the daily dose, I didn't notice any change in my body — not like I would've been able to test the smell anyway.
However, I only gave the chewy supplements a week before judgment, and that's not enough time to see potential benefits.
"For probiotics, a patient needs between 4-12 weeks before the lactobacilli can populate their microbiome," Dr. Bone said.
The lack of proof behind the Lemme product's claims was of the utmost concern to Dr. Bone and her colleagues.
She says: "Healthcare professionals and clinicians cannot support a product for which there isn't sufficient clinical or scientific evidence.
"There are other probiotics available with a better ingredient profile.
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"Opting to use one with pure strains of good bacteria is always a better option than added ingredients such as flavorings and Vitamin C."
Note to self: a photoshopped image of Kourtney lying in the middle of computer-generated cats does not mean she knows what works for everyone's p***y.
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