Breast Enlargement Pills: Are They for You?
Author: Gale Owen
A lot of women are embarrassed because they have small breasts, and often they feel nervously ashamed when it's time to wear a bathing suit, or conscious when they see the plunging necklines on other women's evening dresses. Other women who used to have large, full breasts may be dismayed to find them sagging after giving birth. Breast enhancement is one of the most-discussed topics today among women, and include the highly publicized controversy over breast implants. With the health risks and dangerous side effects of implants, not to mention the costs, women have long searched for safe and proven alternatives.
These days, a lot of different Internet firms advertise and sell breast enlargement pills. Most of them claim that by taking their 'natural' products, one can increase her breast size by one to two inches, which is about 2 to 3 cup sizes, in as short as 90 days. These herbal tablets sold usually contain chemicals called phyto-estrogens. The phyto-estrogens, these companies claim, are chemicals that stimulate the estrogen receptors in your breast tissue and permanently enlarge your breast size. Phyto-estrogens are chemicals found in plant foods, and are similar in structure to the female sex hormone estrogen. Many modern medicines were originally made from plants, and the effect they have depends on the chemicals in the plant, how they work in the body and on how the product is manufactured.
The combination of herbs in breast enhancement pills seem to vary depending on the company making and selling them. Among the commonly-used herbs are Fenugreek extract, Blessed Thistle, Dong Quai, Fennel seed, wild yam extract, Siberian Ginseng, Chinese red ginseng root, guarana seed and Fo Ti root.
Natural breast enhancement pills are theoretically an effective method in increasing breast size because some of them contain herbs that have known estrogen-like effects on the body. Birth control pills too are thought to temporarily increase breast size in the same way that estrogen causes fluid retention in the breasts and may have an effect on breast tissue.
If breast enhancement pills do have estrogen-like effects on a woman's body, there are some safety concerns. Estrogen if given on its own stimulates the growth of tissue in the uterus and is believed to promote uterine cancer, which is why birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy normally contain progesterone to counter the estrogen's effects on the uterus. It is however not fully ascertained if natural breast enhancement pills stimulate the growth of uterine tissue. There is also no evidence about whether natural breast enhancement pills interfere with fertility, menstruation, or the effectiveness of birth control pills.
When taking breast enlargement pills, it's important to remember a couple of things, regardless of which breast enlargement product you choose. First be sure to follow the directions included in the package as far as how and when to take the product. Second, be certain to use the product for at least 6 months, since despite what others may say, there is no "quick fix" for natural breast enhancement. Although most women want to quickly transform their bodies instantly, we are all aware that lasting change takes time, and breast enhancement pills are no different.