Sexual health/Herbal breast enlargement
This guide is for female natural breast enlargement using vegetarian friendly herbal methods. This resource is for non-vegetarians and vegetarians alike. Almost everything a person eats directly or indirectly comes from plants to show that animal or bovine extracts are unnecessary. This vegetarian method is to supplement an already existing diet for calorie intake. Other vegetarian friendly non-invasive topics are also mentioned.
This promotes feminine qualities, so it is not suitable for males. Use caution, and observe the effects before continuing. Stop immediately if any concerns occur, and do not overdo. The doer is responsible for using judgement and for ensuring the use of only food-grade safe ingredients. Do not do if: pregnant, any health conditions exist or are a worry, or social conditions or environments are a concern. In extreme and uncontrolled conditions it can become an adverse or potentially bad concern. First, accept your body how it is, then go with natural results.
Safety of each food, herb or phytoestrogen has to be researched on a case by case basis. Some phytoestrogens are considered safe, while some may be safe while promoting unwanted effects like unwanted body hair growth. Others, in foods like soy, may increase the risk of estrogen positive cancers. Some estrogenic herbs could possibly interfere with oral contraceptives. Many estrogenic herbs are not safe to be taken during pregnancy, because some cause uterine contractions.
Zearalenone, known as ZEN or ZEA, and its derivatives are a class of xenoestrogens associated with many herbal bust enhancement products. Zearalenone, produced by toxic fungi within the genuses of Fusarium and Gibberella, is a mycoestrogen that stimulates the growth of breast cancer cells, increases the chance of estrogen dependent breast cancer, and may reduce fertility.
Genistein, an isoflavonoid, may increase the chances of estrogen dependent cancer. Soy may alternatively decrease the chances of estrogen negative cancer. Kava is a liver toxin. Tea tree oil is dangerous for internal consumption.
Human hormones are not to be supplemented, as this is dangerous. There exist synthetic estrogens, metalloestrogens and other estrogenic substances that most are extremely carcinogenic and toxic, and these are to be completely avoided.
Also to note: concentrated foods, no matter how harmless, cause strenuous work for the liver.
The breast is largely composed of glandular tissue surrounded by adipose tissue. This glandular tissue is made up of numerous milk producing lobules. The endocrine system, including the pituitary gland, regulates mammary glands.
Body mass index
- See also: w:Estrogen receptor
Mammary gland cells contain estrogen receptor alpha, progesterone receptor, and prolactin receptor proteins. Estradiol, progesterone and prolactin normally activate the respective receptors that cause breast growth. Food-grade phytoestrogen analogs may replicate these actions to further stimulate breast growth.
Breast development occurs during the luteal phase, and of the luteal phase, there is interest in days 18 to 23. During the follicular phase, there are hormones correlated with breast size, perhaps these hormones are necessary for keeping gains made during the luteal phase. There may be a possibility for growth during follicular days 5 to 10, but perhaps by a different presence of hormone levels than the hormone levels present during the luteal phase.
The following human hormones are for reference and depth of understanding. Knowing the effects of human hormones can implement the analysis of herbal effects on the body. Human hormones are not to be supplemented.
Prolactin has influence on breast tissue. The luteal phase, and the hormone prolactin are of interest. Prolactin is indirectly responsible for progesterone, and is directly responsible for glandular tissue hypertrophy. Prolactin is also associated with temporary breast size during days 5 to 10 of the follicular phase.
When prolactin is coupled with a placental hormone, somatomammotropin, it causes milk production and secretion. The idea is for prolactin stimulation without milk secretion. Different phytoestrogens may possibly be the building blocks of varying estrogenic compounds, or they may have a weak estrogenic effect themselves, as this seems unproven. Galactagogue herbs may have this prolactin like effect. There are estrogenic or phytoestrogenic compounds with different effects. In theory, the body makes the hormones necessary from phytochemicals and nutrients for the body to balance. Prolactin levels are highest at night or during rest.
Progesterone has influence on breast tissue. Progesterone is present during the luteal phase that causes breast development. However, one study's results showed conflicting correlations during the luteal phase, so progesterone may not be the direct cause for the differences in results.
Estradiol may have an effect on breast tissue. The body regulates estrogen, which is not supposed to be supplemented for this purpose. While estradiol has been known to be produced by the gonads, neuroestradiol was recently discovered to be produced in the hypothalamus.
Insulin interacts with mammary cells, and it promotes lactation.
Follicle stimulating hormone
Follicle-stimulating hormone's (FSH) purpose is related to ovulation. Low FSH amounts are correlated to larger breast volume during the follicular phase, so higher amounts of FSH may allow more breast volume reduction during follicular phase. FSH in general is associates with lower breast volume. Estradiol reduces the amount of FSH during the follicular phase, but it alternatively increases the amount of FSH during the ovulation phase which lasts from days 12 to 14. FSH is a gonadotrophin.
Glucocorticoids are produced by the adrenal glands to temporarily inhibit hormonal responses and fertility. Stress causes glucocorticoids to signal the production of GnIH, and the reduction of GnRH.
Oxycotin and somatomammotropin
Certain phytohormones may work by binding to estrogen receptors in the mammary glands, or by possibly influencing human hormone regulation or synthesis. It is possible that phytoestrogens may help prevent the breakdown of human hormones, thus reducing hormonal imbalances. Phytohormones that are galactogogues may possibly be mammary tissue receptive. Phytoestrogen sources that prevent or fight cancer are preferable. Useful phytohormones increase the duration of the luteal phase, have other hormone balancing properties, or interact strongly with certain estrogen receptors namely ER-α, prolactin receptors or progesterone receptors.
Check the safety and safe doses of each herb. Safety information of many herbs can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/herb_All.html
|8-prenylnaringenin||Hops||Activates ER-α, and progesterone receptor binding; causes mammary cell proliferation; Increases prolactin levels; Decreases LH and FSH.||Affects menstrual cycles. Most potent phytoestrogen known. An analog of 17β-estradiol that is a fraction as potent. Reduces hot flashes. Anticancer properties in human in vitro cells.||Skin irritation in humans. Toxic to dogs.|
|Diosgenin||Wild yam, Fenugreek||Estrogen like. Increases bud differentation.||Can be converted to progesterone in a lab. Fenugreek seed sprouts contain more diosgenin than non-sprout fenugreek seeds. Anticancer properties. 600mg/day of fenugreek seed powder caused an average increase of breastmilk volume by 20%.||Unknown effects if there is preexisting cancer, Fenugreek is not to be used during pregnancy.|
|Silymarin||Thistles||Lactogogue. Estrogenic effect||Does not influence estrogenic hormones. Promotes milk flow.||Liver protectant Anticancer properties.|
|Chasteberry||Lactogogue, menstrual, increases duration of the luteal phase.||Decrease prolactin and FSH. Increases LH. Decrease sex drive||Known to be safe.|
|Shatavarins||Asparagus||Lactogogue||Shatavarin I blocks oxycotin activity. Anticancer properties.||Known to be safe.|
|Evening Primrose||Used to relieve breast pain.||Mild, safe.|
|Saw Palmetto||Hormone balancing|||
|Miroestrol||Pueraria mirifica, Pueraria lobata (Kudzu)||Miroestrol activates ER-α, and causes mammary cell proliferation.||Legume family|
|Torbangun||150g/day of torbangun leaves increased average milk volume by 65%.|
|Fennel||possibly unsafe for breastfeeding|
|Mint||Useful against hirsutism.||Any dose of Pennyroyal oil is unsafe and it can cause liver damage. Extracts of other mints, while relatively safe, can be overdosed on. Not safe to be taken during pregnancy.|
|Gardenia||Increases estradiol levels. Reduces follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.||Increases bone density.||edible.|
|Paeoniflorin||White peony||Anti-androgen, and may stimulate estrogen.|
|Ganoderiol F, Ganoderol B||Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi)||Reduces conversion of testosterone into DHT.||Difficulty distinguishing safe mushrooms from dangerous ones.|
|Possibly Pinoresinol or Lariciresinol||Strawberry, Rye, Cabbage, Onion||Phytoestrogenic||Strawberries, rye, cabbage, and onions have high amounts of the lignands pinoresinol and lariciresinol. Lignands may be converted into their respective enterolignans in the body. It is uncertain if either of these two lignands or their derivatives have the desired phytoestrogenic properties.|
Most insignificant phytochemicals do not interact strongly with ER-α, prolactin receptor, or progesterone receptor. The phytohormones on this table are not useful for breast enlargement purposes or are unsafe. The herbs fenugreek, fennel, and pueraria mirifica may seem like exceptions, because they contain other phytochemicals not listed here. Avoid the use of dangerous ingredients.
|Genistein||Legume family: Soy, Red clover, Fenugreek, Fennel, Pueraria mirifica||Most phytoestrogenic isoflavonoid. Less times estrogenic than 8-prenylnaringenin. Furthermore, interacts fractionally less with ER-α alpha than ER-β.||Slightly increases chances of estrogen positive cancer, but reduces the chances of estrogen negative cancer. Fenugreek is not to be used during pregnancy.|
|Daidzein||Legume family: Soy, Red clover, Fenugreek, Fennel, Pueraria mirifica||Daidzein is a phytoestrogen that also acts as a phytoandrogen since it activates androgen receptors. Causes body hair growth.||Slightly increases chances of estrogen positive cancer, but reduces the chances of estrogen negative cancer. Fenugreek is not to be used during pregnancy.|
|-||Kava||Used for anxiety and not for breast related purposes||Strong liver toxin, can cause liver damage.|
|-||Black cohosh||Menstrual. Completely different genus than Blue cohosh. Fights prostate cancer.||Possibly a strong liver toxin, causes uterine contractions, safety is uncertain.|
|-||Tea Tree oil||implicated for breast growth in males||Not for internal consumption, toxic if taken internally|
|-||Lavender||implicated for breast growth in males||Not for internal consumption, toxic if taken internally|
|Apigenin||Celery, Parsley, Capsicum pepper||Anticancer properties; Possibly useful for herbal breast reduction||Safe|
|Epigallocatechins||Green tea (camellia)||Reduce the conversion of free testosterone into DHT; Possibly useful for herbal breast reduction||Safe|
|Glabrene||Licorice||Glabrene activates ER-α, and causes mammary cell proliferation. Licorice lowers testosterone. Licorice also contains glabridin and liquiritigenin, which may have the opposite action of glabrene.||Safe for low doses. Not safe during pregnancy or high doses.|
Activation of ER-α causes elongation or horizontal growth of mammary duct cells. Progesterone receptor activation causes side-branching of mammary gland cells. Density, areolar gland development, and gland lactation development are caused by prolactin receptor activation.
From the table the effects of 8-prenylnaringenin on estrogen receptors are shown. 8-prenylnaringenin directly stimulates ER-α and the progesterone receptor in the mammary glands. It also indirectly stimulates the prolactin receptor by causing an increase in prolactin. 8-prenylnaringenin stimulates the hormone receptors responsible for breast growth possibly in elongation, area, areola and density.
Asparagus and fruits among other foods have phytochemical properties that may be useful. Legumes (fabaceae) with high isoflavonoid content, such as soy, may provide unwanted estrogenic effects. Common foods may have limited effectiveness as they have significantly less phytoestrogens than herbs.
Chasteberry (vitex agnus-castus), thistles (cnicus benedictus), hops (Humulus lupulus), saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and asparagus contain phytochemicals beneficial to breast health. Chasteberry, thistles and hops are phytoestrogenic, and have feminine effects. Saw palmetto and asparagus are useful for hormone balancing. Common asparagus (asparagus officinalis) is a suitable, but weaker substitue than Shatavari (asparagus racemous).
Thistles are a galactagogue. Hops has feminine properties and it has been known to cause breast growth. It may even be responsible for causing unwanted gynecomastia in males. Hops contains 8-prenylnaringenin which is a potent phytoestrogen. Chasteberry is known to have an effect on estrous cycles and prolactin.
Phytoestrogens are already available in foods, responsible for most hormonal properties. The body produces estrogens from phytoestrogens, either aquired from plant or animal sources. Small amounts of phytoestrogens help with hormonal deficits or imbalances. Use cautiously, and wait to observe any effects before continuing. Different herbs have different properties. Do not use any androgenic herbs or anything else remotely potentially dangerous.
Pour herbs and food-grade grain alcohol into a brown glass container using a funnel. Grain alcohol of varying proof levels is suitable, because it can extract both water and fat soluble phytochemicals. Brown glass containers keep light from breaking down phytochemicals within it. If the bottle doesn't have a screw on cap of its own, a cork can be used. This bottle can be placed into a sock, and put in a dark place for two weeks. The extract can be poured off the top, when needed, while the solid mixture sinks to the bottom. This can be added to drinks or drunk as is.
An infusion can also be made, by putting a herbal ingredient in olive oil, and letting it sit for a week.
Hops can be smoked or taken through a vaporizer. A vaporizer allows efficient and unrestricted uptake of phytochemicals. Inhaling vapor does not have the problems of breathing in smoke that irritates the lungs, or the build up of tars caused by burning. Tea tree and lavender should not be taken through vaporization. Other herbs are not documented for long-term use through inhalation, so they should be avoided, until more is known.
Massage with herbal phytoestrogens and olive oil may influence growth increase, but the amount of this to enter the body is unmatched compared to digestion. Hopefully it would be a treatment for amazia and unilateral breasts in combination with herbal breast reduction.Massage with herbal phytoestrogens and olive oil may influence growth increase, but the amount of this to enter the body is unmatched compared to digestion. Hopefully it would be a treatment for amazia and unilateral breasts in combination with herbal breast reduction.
Dosage is important for this.
Water hydration is important for health, and body efficiency. A multivitamin can help with improving overall body health. Vitamins do not need to be overdone. A womans' multivitamin, and food sources is more than adequate for mineral needs. Using individual mineral supplements can cause imbalances, and this is not suitable. Properly balanced calcium complexes with D vitamins can be an exception. Vitamins A, D, E, and B with C complex can be individually supplemented. Unlike minerals, vitamins have less risk of imbalancing, but deficiencies and overdoses can still occur. For vitamins: the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) on nutritional labels is the minimal for human survival, and the Optimum Daily Intake (ODI) is designated for optimal health. A B with C vitamin complex supplement and an antioxidant complex supplement are ideal. Melatonin is useful as a synergistic terminal antioxidant, and it is useful for improved rest during which growth occurs. Vitamin supplements with artificial colors or flavors are counterproductive to health. Protein powders should be heavily diluted in water.
Multivitamins have protective properties for women with breast cancer, and it might also help with preventative measures. Fruit and vegetable intake is correlated to lower incidence of ER negative breast cancer.
Natural peanut butter, olive oil, soup, fruit juice and chocolate can be used for supplementary calorie intake. Calorie intake, most necessary for mass, is necessary for any type of growth, and there are 7,700 kilocalories in a kilogram. The body's insulin is beneficial to this purpose. Macromastia occurs higher than 1.5 kg. Excessive aerobic physical activity has an effect on the amount of calories needed. Olive oil is the only or few vegetable oils safe to be taken by itself. Whole foods are healthy unlike refined foods: especially avoid or limit chemically extracted vegetable oils, refined sugars, or foods. Peanut butter can be eaten out of a jar. Herbs in powder, tea or extract form can be mixed in with these foods or drinks. Eating sufficiently to have enough body fat is necessary for breast tissue gains.
Other possible methods
Hypnosis tapes are marketed for breast enlargement, but there is little scientific study on this. It claims to work on the mind, to allow it to create the hormones necessary for mammary enlargement.
Studies have shown hypnosis' ability to reduce hot flashes. Another known of success of hypnosis is causing desired weight change. It is an interesting notion that there may be a mechanism for hypnosis to influence necessary hormone production by the pituitary gland via the hypothalamus. Hypnosis may achieve this through the parasympathetic system.
For investigation, the hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland's secretion of hormones. Hypnosis has been proven to control subjects' thinking, but there is little known of a mechanism for hypnotism to affect the hypothalamus beyond emotion, arousal and relaxation. Stress is counterproductive to the body's hormone levels, and hypnosis has been known to reduce stress. Hypnosis can work verbally to adjust the cerebral's thinking to induce emotion, arousal or relaxation in the hypothalamus. Music can also influence moods. Hypnosis could cause sexual arousal through verbal or musical cues, influencing the production of some hormones by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. GnRH, and GnIH, which control other hormones, could be influenced by hypnosis through the hypothalamus. Neuroestradiol, and prolactin could also be suspected of being directly influenced through hypnosis stimulation.
There were studies prior to 1980 on whether hypnosis could influence bust size. The claim made by many of these studies is that hypnosis was effective. "Breast development through hypnotic suggestion", "Breast enlargement through visual imagery and hypnosis", and "Hypnotic stimulation of breast growth" are three studies available through pubmed.
Stationary magnet therapy claims to affect the energy level of the breasts to cause growth. There is negligible research on this.
There is some evidence to suggest that stationary magnet therapy has general health benefits. Magnets have been shown to dilate or constrict blood vessels to normalize their width.
Suction tissue expansion
- See also: w:Mark Eden bust developer
There are negligible studies on whether massage alone works for natural breast growth. Massage should not be done roughly. To support this theory, nipple stimulation does cause the pituitary gland to release prolactin.
Massage with topical application, could possibly be beneficial.
Concerns and non-nutritional
Core exercises can influence chest definition and appearance. This has no known direct effect on breast fatty tissue, except when there is lack of pectoral muscle that results in an abnormality in reduced breast tissue. Pectoral resistance training might help with this. Weight change may have an effect on breast tissue reduction or gain.
If back strain is an issue, resistance exercise and rest can strengthen back muscles so this won't be a concern.
Back strain or other problems may be reduced by proper sized garments. About 7 out of 10 women don't wear the correct bra size, and 8 out of 10 women wear the incorrect sports bra size. Breast pain during exercise may be reduced by wearing the proper size sports bra.
It is possible that tight fitting clothing may restrict breast shape and size. A bra that is too tight, may promote sagging, because it restricts the growth of elastic tissue. There might also be a relationship between wearing bras and sagging breasts.
Breast development can still occur into adulthood.
Macromastia and gigantomastia
- see also: Sexual health/Herbal breast reduction
Macromastasia is a condition that does not require invasive medical intervention. Macromastia is a harmless condition. Gigantomastia is usually benign, except in extreme cases where growth is uncontrolled and lacerations may occur. Macromastia amount varies in proportion to body weight. It is excess of 600 grams of each breast where where macromastia occurs, and it is in excess of 1,000 grams of each breast where gigantomastia occurs.
Tissue damage may be a cause for an undeveloped breast, and may be an increased risk in breast cancer. Radiation therapy or physical trauma may cause one breast to remain undeveloped in comparison to the other. Herbal massage with olive oil with proper nutrition is a hopeful method for the underdeveloped breast, as the remaining tissue may regenerate.
Some abnormalities of reduced breast tissue are the result of a lack of pectoral muscle tissue, and one set of chest resistance training once a week can help with this.
Pro-tease inhibitors, penicillamine (which can have serious side effects), neuroleptics, and certain antidepressants have been implicated in breast growth.
Breast size naturally changes over time, influenced by hormonal and fat composition levels.
Oral contraceptive use causes a temporary increase in breast size.
There have been limited modern scientific studies to test the efficacy of herbal breast enlargement, but that does not mean that is it not possible.
There has been folklore and interest in using herbs for breast enlargement and lactation throughout history.
Pharmacological approaches may one day completely replace unnatural surgical methods. Nutritional and pharmacological approaches together may even become a treatment for micromastia, or tuberous breasts.
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