Question: I am fed up with having such a small chest. My clothes look baggy and ill-fitted and I’m embarrassed next to my curvy friends. I hate getting dressed up and hate having my picture taken. I don’t have the money or desire to get plastic surgery but I’m beginning to wonder if that is my only hope. I’ve heard of herbal supplements like one my sister tried called Breast XL but am skeptical of their effectiveness and safety. How do they work and are supplements safe?
Answer: Breast enhancement supplements are a blend of herbs and plant estrogens that are believed to stimulate breast tissue growth. When women go through puberty or pregnancy, their estrogen levels increase. When estrogen levels increase, the body signal breast tissue growth. However, during other times in a woman’s life, estrogen levels dramatically fall leaving breasts to become smaller and less full.
Breast enhancement supplements, such as Breast XL, are herbal blends that claim to use plant estrogens to signal the production of breast tissue in women. These plant estrogens are believed to trigger mammary growth. The product also claims to diminish PMS and menopausal symptoms. Although there are testimonials that support these claims, there is no independent research to support that herbal supplements will increase breast size.
With all of the different herbal based products available on the market, there are a lot that are quite good–but you must remember to follow all the guidelines that come with the product in order to achieve maximum results. If you do shop for a breast enlargement product in a health store, pharmacy or on the Internet, you’ll often find hundreds of different brands containing a confusing array of ingredients. You may be tempted to experiment with different products until you find one that works. But this approach may be expensive. More importantly, not all products contain the quality and quantity of necessary ingredients to positively effects the size of one’s breast. That’s why you’ll need to do a little bit of research to find the best, most potent brand for your needs.
Lindsay Peters, our respected health and nutrition expert, did a fantastic review on herbal breast enlargement pills and their actual effectiveness in a recent feature, the results are quite surprising.