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Natural breast enhancement

Natural breast enhancement is the process of permanently or temporarily increasing the bust size by one or more bra cups. Although largely unproven in conventional medicine, natural breast enhancement methods are gaining in popularity. They are especially attractive to women who would like to try and increase their breast size naturally without having to resort to breast enhancement surgery.

Natural breast enhancement products generally come in two forms - herbal pills and creams. Herbal pills are based on the premise that specific herbs encourage natural hormone production and also their release into the body. Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and prolactin are thought to control breast tissue growth, and so increasing these hormone levels should lead to natural breast enlargement. Natural breast enhancement method works by stimulating the growth of breast tissue while firming and tightening the breast area. Non-surgical breast enlargement pills contain phytoestrogens, which are naturally occurring non-hormonal plant estrogens, which stimulate female body to produce new breast tissue growth when you start taking them.

Currently, natural breast enhancement alternatives include products ranging from creams to tablets, promising results in about three to six months, and at prices more affordable than cosmetic surgery. The ingredients include herbal supplements such as wild yam, palmetto, and fenugreek that contain phytoestrogens, which are estrogens that occur naturally in certain plant foods and are the driving force behind these products. They are similar to the estrogen naturally produced by the body, but are much weaker.

Phytoestrogens are attracted to cell membrane receptor sites, stimulating mammogenesis, or development of the mammary gland, and promoting healthy tissue development. It prevents “bad” estrogens, synthetic forms of estrogen developed from pesticides and petrol chemicals, to be taken up by the same receptor sites. In normal mammogenesis, receptor sites are activated by the body’s own natural increase in estrogen activity during puberty.

Phytoestrogens have a balancing effect on the body. When the estrogen levels are too low, their mild estrogenic effect raises total estrogenic activity. However, when levels are higher, they compete with estrogen at cell membrane receptor sites, and create the opposite effect. High estrogen levels, or “estrogen dominance,” is what many experts, like Judy Mane, nurse practitioner, feel might lead to many serious side effects that are normally associated with synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT). She says, “Phytoestrogens may stimulate growth of breast cells, but it may also stimulate abnormal breast cells.”

Companies marketing phytoestrogens believe, however, that they are beneficial. They have used dozens of plants and herbs with phytoestrogenic activity. Herbalists and native cultures have used many of these herbs for hundreds of years. Some phytoestrogens are essential to hormone regulation, some trigger release of various chemical messengers, and still others assist in regulation of fatty acid metabolism. They not only increase breast size, but they minimize symptoms of menopause, relieve constipation, control diabetes, reduce cholesterol, and prevent breast cancer. From a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, it was found that women with phytoestrogen-rich diets had a 54% reduction in endometrial cancer risk. In another study in the Journal of the American Menopause Society, a daily diet containing 34 milligrams of phytoestrogens in 20 grams of soy protein significantly lowered cholesterol.

Natural breast enhancement creams are topically applied to the breasts. It is thought that the active ingredients in the cream stimulate breast firmness, so giving you the appearance of having a naturally fuller breast. Many women report that both types of natural breast enhancement products have worked for them. Other women have reported that the products have had no effect. If you feel breast enhancement surgery is not the way to go then a natural breast enhancement product might just be the solution for you.

More information on breast enhancement

Breast enhancement - Breast enhancement is a procedure that is making a safe and just comeback after a bout of unfavorable publicity in the past.
Natural breast enhancement - Natural breast enhancement is the process of permanently or temporarily increasing the bust size by one or more bra cups.
Breast enlargement surgery - Breast enlargement surgery is a surgical procedure to enlarge small breast or breast that has lost their fullness.
Breast augmentation surgery - Breast augmentation is performed to enhance the appearance, size, and contour of a woman's breasts. Breast augmentation uses implants to help women achieve their desired breast size and shape.
Breast uplift surgery - Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, raises and firm the breasts to restore the former, fuller appearance of the patient's bustline.
Breast reconstruction - Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure to rebuild the contour of the breast, along with the nipple and areola if desired.
Breast reduction - Breast reduction is a surgical procedure performed in order to decrease the size of the breasts. Breast reduction may also be called reduction mammaplasty.
Breast implants - Breast implants are silicone rubber sacks filled with saline solution. Breast implants are used to enlarge a woman's breast through a procedure called breast augmentation.
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