Hi! Thanks for the interesting question.
Two highly respected news network websites, the BBC and CCN, has
published reports and findings of the effectiveness of pheromones.
Although both say that much research and debate still must be done to
point out the effectiveness of pheromones, there are already evidences
of its effects.
But now, researchers at the University of Chicago say they have the
first proof that humans produce and react to pheromones.
In findings published in the journal Nature, researchers say they
found that female ovulation can be regulated -- made longer or shorter
-- through the use of pheromones.
CNN: Study finds proof that humans react to pheromones
If you would like to read the studies cited by CNN at the University
of Chicago and at Nature.com here are the links:
University of Chicago researchers establish proof of human
Human pheromones: Communication through body odour
Regulation of ovulation by human pheromones
Dr Dodd said research had shown that people whose marriages were
breaking down often became aware of their partner's body odour.
It could be that the person's body odour changes due to the stress in
the relationship or that their partner's perception of it changes, he
BBC: Putting pheromones on the map
"One substance that has been established as a possible human sexual
pheromone is androstenol. This chemical substance is similar to the
hormone testosterone but is actually secreted by both men and women.
Having been discovered, it has found its way into many perfumes and
soaps with the promise of attracting the perfect partner. Whether it
achieves this or not, however, is unclear.
BBC Health - Ask the Doctor: Pheromones
In 1985, researchers at the University of Colorado found evidence
that this organ also exists in most adult humans. So humans could also
respond to pheromones.
In 1995, Claus Wedekind of the University of Bern in Switzerland,
asked a group of women to smell some unwashed T-shirts worn by
different men. What he discovered was that women consistently
preferred the smell of men whose immune systems were different from
At the University of Chicago, Dr Martha McClintock has shown in her
own sweaty T-shirt study that what women want most is a man who smells
similar to her father.
BBC - Hot Topics - Love Senses
I have not found any extensive reviews of pheromone products but I
found different articles that cite the following:
The best product I found is called "Primal Instinct". The company
also claims having the highest concentration of Androstenol on the
market. It is unfortunately one of the more expensive products I've
tested as well. One bottle costs $69.95. A link to a site that sells
it can be found at the bottom of this page.
Pheromones (Human Pheromones)
In this short product review by an independent website, it lists three
different products as good pheromone brands and it also includes
Primal Instinct. The website also has great articles (You can find
the links at the sidebar) about the basics of human pheromones.
Human Pheromones Product Reviews
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