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Breast Reduction Pills For Men : Types, Purpose & Reviews

An A-Z guide on using supplements to get rid of breast enlargement.

Breast Reduction Pills For Men : Types, Purpose & Reviews2019-02-12T10:33:50+00:00

Breast reduction pills for men are becoming more and more popular these days due to the ever increasing incidence of gynecomastia in men [1]. It is estimated that one in three men between the ages of 10 to 70 in the United States has gynecomastia in one of the four grades [2]. There is a great deal of confusion when it comes to breast reduction pills for men. This is mainly due to a lack of clarity about what they do and how to use them. My main goal is to give you a clear idea about what they are what you should know before using them.

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Types Of Breast Enlargement In Men

Before we go into details about breast reduction pills for men, let’s look at the major types of breast enlargement in men and what all factors cause them. One of the popular misconceptions among the increasing population of men with breast enlargement is that all breast development is gynecomastia. Breast enlargement can indeed be caused by gynecomastia or the growth of breast tissue but not all breast enlargement is gynecomastia [3].

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It can also happen as a result of pseudogynecomastia or lipomastia or adipomastia, which appears the same as gynecomastia. Genuine gynecomastia is the excessive growth of breast tissue under and around the areola (nipples) leading to feminization of breast. Pseudogynecomastia is accumulation of fat under and around the areola (nipples) [4].

Difference Between Gynecomastia & Pseudogynecomastia

Gynecomastia Pseudogynecomastia
A mass under the nipple area of the breast with or without pain when touched or squeezed. Breast enlargement involves both breasts equally and evenly, without pain during palpation.
An illustration showing when does workouts to lose chest fat works

Gynecomastia

The excessive growth of breast tissue in adult men is genuine gynecomastia. The reason for breast enlargement or feminization of the breast is the breast tissue growth. Read the A-Z guide to gynecomastia for more information [5].

Pseudogynecomastia

Accumulation of fat behind and around nipples and in the chest is pseudogynecomastia [6]. The reason for breast enlargement or feminization is due to fat build up as opposed to the growth of breast tissue [7]. This medical condition is also referred to as lipomastia and adipomastia. Take a look at the dedicated page for pseudogynecomastia for detailed information.

How To Know The Type Of Breast Enlargement You Have ?

confirm if it is gynecomastia before using breast reduction pills for men

FThe best way to diagnose what is causing your breast enlargement is to see a trained medical doctor. Your GP or family physician is well qualified to do it but I recommend a doctor specialising in gynecomastia because they are medical professionals specialized in this part of your body and does the physical examination for this particular diagnosis on a daily basis. Almost all doctors who specialize in gynecomastia surgery also provides free initial consultation and you can utilise that opportunity to have the reason for your breast enlargement confirmed. Below is one method which, doctors use to confirm what is causing your breast enlargement. I am listing this for informational purposes only and ALWAYS have a doctor diagnose it and confirm it. Do not self-diagnose it.

a doctor diagnosing the cause of breast enlargement

In this illustration, you can see the patient lying flat on his back with his hands clasped beneath his head. Using the separated thumb and forefinger, the doctor slowly brings the fingers together from either side of the breast. If the individual has true gynecomastia, a rubbery or firm mound of tissue that is concentric with the nipple–areolar complex is felt. On the other hand, if the individual has pseudogynecomastia, no such disk or tissue is found [8].

Breast Enlargement In 99% Of Cases

The classification of breast development in men into gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia are primarily theoretical and for the sake of clarity. In reality, almost all general cases of breast enlargement in men is a mix of breast tissue and chest fat. How much is breast tissue and how much is fat differs from men to men but there will be some of both in almost all men with breast enlargement. This is because, breast tissue and chest fat are mutually feeds each other and one will be present if there is other. You will understand this when we look at the breast development pathway and pathophysiology (root cause) of gynecomastia.

mixed gynecomastia is seen in most men with breast development.

What Causes Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterised by men developing excessive breast tissue that leads to feminization of their chest. The process by which breast tissue development happens is a little complex. It all begins with an imbalance in the estrogen-testosterone levels in the body [9]. This could be excess estrogen that was carried over from puberty, excess estrogen that is caused by using drugs or by any other reason. Once there is an excess amount of the female hormone estrogen, testosterone levels get suppressed and significantly declined [9]. Excess estrogen also signals the body to retain more fat. Low testosterone levels leads to lower rates of metabolism and all these factors causes the body to retain fat under and around the areola (nipples).

the negative feedback loop that causes gynecomastia

Pectoral fat also releases an enzyme called aromatase that converts testosterone to estrogen [10]. The excess female hormone estrogen causes the body to develop feminine features like breast tissue growth. Pectoral fat also acts as a secondary gland that produces estrogen and these estrogen binds themselves to the breast tissue nearby and these three factors namely 1) excess estrogen levels, 2) low testosterone and 3) pectoral fat forms a negative feedback loop feeding each other. Excess estrogen creates an environment to store more chest fat and this chest fat in turn creates more estrogen [11]. The result is breast enlargement due to breast tissue and chest fat called mixed gynecomastia [12]. This understanding of breast enlargement forms a core rationale for the selection of all major ingredients in leading breast reduction pills for men.

Breast Reduction Pills For Men : What They Do

how breast reduction pills for men work

If you want to get rid of gynecomastia without surgery, the key lies in disrupting the negative feedback loop by changing the status quo of excess estrogens, low testosterones and pectoral fat. Excess estrogen production has to be limited and pectoral fat that is acting as a secondary gland that produces estrogen has to be burned off with increased metabolism.

Prescription Drugs & Supplements

There are two distinct types of pills that can have an effect on breast development in men. The first are very strong pharmacological agents that are only available by prescription. The second are products manufactured as supplements that contains ingredients that comes close to the pharmacological agents but with very less side effects. We will look at both these in detail below.

Prescription Pharmacological Drugs

Prescription pharmacological agents were developed with the purpose of treating breast cancer in women. They do have the potency to arrest breast tissue growth but they are not prescribed for a benign condition like gynecomastia due to their severe side effects [45].

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There are two classes of drugs that can interact with estrogen during its production and how it operates in our body. These two classes of drugs are SERM’s (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) [13] and AI’s (Aromatise Inhibitors) [14]. SERM’s can control how estrogen is processed in the body and AI’s stop the production of estrogen in the first place [13]. However, these are very strong chemical combinations that have serious side effects on the body and they are only prescribed to women with breast cancer as a last resort to stop breast tissue growth [13]. They are usually prescribed for life-threatening situations like in the event of cancer and not prescribed for gynecomastia.

pros and cons of selective estrogen receptor modulators and aromatase inhibitors

SERM’s And AI’s Pros

  • AI’s prevent production of estrogen

  • SERM’s interrupts the effects of estrogen. [13,14]

SERM’s And AI’s Side Effects

  • Prescribed usually as a last resort for breast cancer in women

  • Joint pain

  • Bone density loss (Osteoporosis)

  • Pain or pressure in the pelvis

  • Leg swelling or tenderness

  • Chest pain

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sudden vision problems

  • Severe headache

Safe Options Currently Available

There are no safe prescription drugs for gynecomastia that do not have any side effects. The two available options as of this time for gynecomastia are to 1) use natural supplements with ingredients that have the potency to increase testosterone and burn off chest fat or 2) to get rid of gynecomastia through surgery.

gynecomastia surgery and breast reduction pills for men are the two main treatment options for gynecomastia

Mechanism Of Action

The ingredients in these natural supplements are dosed to disrupt the negative feedback loop that develops more breast tissue and pectoral fat. By burning off chest fat and signalling the body to increase testosterone production, the negative feedback loop is limited in its scope. 99% of cases of breast enlargement in men are a mix of breast tissue and chest fat. Once the pectoral fat is gone, the chest becomes tight. Increased testosterone production will signal the body to develop a more flat chest as well as retain less pectoral fat.

Ingredients In Natural Supplements

There are about 50 million men in the United States that have gynecomastia in one of the four grades and more and more companies are coming out with breast reduction pills for men [15,16]. The main ingredients in these breast reduction pills for men are natural ingredients that have similar potency of the SERM’s and AI’s but with little known side effects. Other ingredients facilitate higher metabolism for lipolysis of chest fat. So the ingredients are combined to prevent breast tissue growth and burn off chest fat at the same time.

ingredients of breast reduction pills for men

Sclareolide is a natural testosterone producer used in breast reduction pills for menSclareolide is natural product derived from various plants Salvia sclarea, Salvia yosgadensis, Salvia haematodes, Salvia plebeia, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Salvia officinalis. These herbs commonly found in the Mediterranean, North Africa and Central Asian regions. Salvia haematodes roots increase sexual behaviuor of male rats [17]. However, Salvia miltiorrhiza increases estrogen in mice [18]. Salvia plebeia suppresses the expressions of genes related to adipogenesis and lipogenesis activity [19]. Salvia officinalis improves insulin sensitivity, inhibits lipogenesis in adipocytes and reduces inflammation as judged by plasma cytokines [20, 21].

correcting testosterone-estrogen ratio is one of the objectives of breast reduction pills for men

guggulsterone is a natural ingredient in breast reduction pills for menGuggulsterone is natural ingredient processed from the gum of the Commiphora mukul tree. It signals the thyroid gland to produce more triiodothyronine that increases function of the thyroid gland [22, 23, 24] which has a direct catabolic effect on pectoral adipose tissue (chest fat) [25]. Guggulsterone may stimulate the thyroid gland to burn more pectoral fat. Guggulsterone influence numerous steroid receptors [26].

excess estrogen is the root cause of gynecomastia

theobromine cacao chemical structureT Theobromine Cacao is a natural ingredient extracted from the Kola nut.  Theobromine Cacao posses anti-breast cancer compounds [27]. Theobromine Cacao has compounds, which influences in a positive way our moods and our state of alertness [28]. These effects are due to antiradical properties of cocoa phenolics [29], which increase the plasma level of antioxidants to prevent the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol [30]. These particular properties are related to the protective mechanism of cocoa phenolics in heart disease [30]. Other relevant properties include their ability to modulate the immune response [31,32,33,34,35] and their anti-inflammatory [36,37,38] and anticarcinogenic properties [39].

the formula and ingredients behind breast reduction pills for men

A number of combinations of natural herbs and natural ingredients were tested and two most sold breast reductions pills for men have this same combination. Gynexin’s blend is proprietary and how much of each of these ingredients make up their formula is not made public. Gynectrol’s blend is not proprietary and we know how much of these ingredients are in it. There are other ingredients but Sclareolides, Guggulsterone and Theobromine Cacao forms the core ingredients. Before using any kinds of natural remedies, you should consult your physician and evaluate if you are allergic to any of these components. Please evaluate all pros and cons of natural ingredients.

frequently asked questions about breast reduction supplements

The formula in supplements does not directly interact with breast tissue. The formula is dosed to burn off chest fat and signal the body to increase testosterone production. This prevents formation of breast tissue.

99% of cases of breast of breast enlargement in men are a mix of breast tissue and chest fat. The only exception where 100% of the underlying composition is breast tissue are body builders who did not flush the excess estrogen after using steroids. These supplements will not work in that case.

No, this will not work if your breast enlargement is due to steroid abuse. You should be looking at post cycle therapy.

Now that we have covered the main ingredients, let’s see what the main advantages and disadvantages of using these breast reduction pills for men.

advantages and disadvantages

Pro’s

  • The convenience of not having to go for surgery.

  • Natural ingredients that have mild side effects (Allergy).

  • On average, one bottle of these supplements good for one month will cost between $65-70. Less expensive when you compare it with surgery.

  • There are no scars or stitches or hospitalization involved.

But

  • The effectiveness of all these ingredients together was not tested but may possess individual effect.

  • Is a nutrient and not a therapeutic agent and therefore will only be of benefit to those whose problems are due to sub-optimal intake of ingredients.

Ideal Users Of Breast Reduction Pills For Men

who is an ideal user of breast reduction pills for men
  • Those who are looking for an option other than surgery to get rid of unwanted breast enlargement.

  • Those who do not prefer surgery.

  • Those who are unable to get insurance coverage for surgery but still wants to get rid of breast enlargement.

  • Those who are looking for personalized breast reduction treatment.

Gynectrol

Gynectrol chest fat burner supplementGynectrol is a supplement developed to burn off chest fat by Crazy Bulk, a company specializing in supplements with natural ingredients. They are one of the leading brands that has a following in the fitness community who uses natural ingredient alternatives for steroid . The official site is  https://crazybulk.com

No Ingredient What It Does
1 Sclareolides May suppress adipogenesis and lipogenesis activity, improve sexual function
2 Guggulsterone May increase the function of thyroid gland, which may increase lipolysis (Burns off chest fat)
3 Theobromine Cacao May modulate the immune response and has anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties
4 Caffeine Enhances focus and provides energy [40]
5 Chromium Reduce insulin resistance and to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes [41]
6 Gelatin capsule cover
7 Magnesium stearate Prevents ingredients from sticking to each other

Pros

  • 100% Natural Ingredients

  • Contains Sclareolides & Guggulsterones

  • Non-Proprietary Blend (Exact Dosage Known)

  • Made In U.S.A

  • Free Shipping

  • Coupon Codes

Cons

  • No Money Back Guarantee For Opened Bottles
  • Is a nutrient and not a therapeutic agent and therefore will only be of benefit to those whose problems are due to sub-optimal intake of ingredients.

Gynexin

GynexinGynexin is the first entrant in the market and the manufacturer specializes in products to reduce breast enlargement. The official website is at https://www.gynexin.com

No Ingredient What It Does
1 Sclareolides May suppress adipogenesis and lipogenesis activity, improve sexual function
2 Guggulsterone May increase the function of thyroid gland, which may increase lipolysis (Burns off chest fat)
3 Theobromine Cacao May modulate the immune response and has anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties
4 Caffeine Enhances focus and provides energy [40]
5 Chromium Reduce insulin resistance and to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes [41]
6 Green Tea Extract Acts against high-fat diet-induced obesity and type II diabetes and could reduce the risk of coronary disease [42]
7 Titanium Dioxide Has antimicrobial effect [43]
8 Gelatin Capsule cover
9 Red Dye #40 AFC (Artificial Food Colour)
10 Red Dye #3 AFC (Artificial Food Colour)
11 Blue Dye #1 AFC (Artificial Food Colour)

Pros

  • 100% Natural Ingredients

  • Sclareolides & Guggulsterones

  • First Ever Product For Breast Reduction

Cons

  • Is a nutrient and not a therapeutic agent and therefore will only be of benefit to those whose problems are due to suboptimal intake of ingredients.

  • No money back guarantee for opened bottles

Gynectrol Vs Gynexin Review

review of breast reduction pills for men
Product Gynectrol Gynexin
Mechanism Of Action Balances estrogen hormones & burn off chest fat Balances estrogen hormones & burn off chest fat
Main Ingredients Sclareolides, Guggulsterone & Theobromine Cacao Sclareolides, Guggulsterone & Theobromine Cacao
Proprietary Blend No – exact dosage information available Yes – exact dosage information not available
Free Shipping Yes Yes
Manufactured In United States at FDA inspected facilities United States at FDA inspected facilities
Money Back Guarantee Yes for unopened bottles Yes for unopened bottles
Price $61.99 for one month $69.95 for one month
Discount Codes Yes No
Manufacturer Reputation Reputed in fitness community for natural steroids Manufactures supplements for gynecomastia only
Official Website https://crazybulk.com www.gynexin.com

Gynexin or Gynectrol ?

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Both Gynexin and Gynectrol have been in the market for quite some time and have the same combination of ingredients. However, I recommend you get Gynectrol for the following reasons. Gynectrol has been in the market for the last 4 years and has survived the test of time. This site was started about 7 years ago and during the span of these 7 years, I have seen at least 3 other products that came and went after a few short unsuccessful years. Gynectrol ‘s formula is not proprietary and that means you can know what the ingredients are what is the exact dosage. Gynectrol is also a product from Crazy Bulk, a very well known supplement brand among the fitness community that specializes in natural alternatives of popular steroids. Gynectrol is also used along with other products as part of the cutting stack which is an approval of its effectiveness by the fitness community. For these reasons, I personally think that Gynectrol is a better choice among the two.

Recommended Product

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Frequently Asked Questions

We will go through some of the frequently asked questions about these gynecomastia pills. This is a compilation of questions that I have been asked since this site started. Feel free to contact me through the contact page if your question is not answered here.

frequently asked questions

When Will I See Results ?

Sclareolides, Guggulsterone & Theobromine Cacao are natural ingredients that have similar characteristics of SERM’s (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modules) & AI’s (Aromatise Inhibitors). However, unlike their chemical counterparts, they require more time for their mechanism of action to start taking effect. You should start to see results by the end of the first month and most users see good results by the end of the second month.

How Many Bottles Should I Start With ?

I suggest you start with one bottle if you are concerned about the effectiveness of these gynecomastia pills. You can always order more by the end of the first month and it will arrive just in time. You will also be able to calculate the baseline response your body is returning in terms of chest reduction. Baseline response is the result that you achieve in a 30 day period. The first month’s baseline response will give you an idea about its effectiveness. You get discounts with multiple bottle purchases but again, I recommend to start with just one bottle.

Do I need To Control My Diet ?

Supplements like these work by burning off chest fat that 1) acts as a secondary gland producing estrogen and 2) give your chest a feminine appearance. They are also called supplements for a reason and it is that they are best used as supplementing a low-fat diet. The increased metabolism will burn more chest fat but if you also control fat intake, it will help you to achieve results faster. The key idea is to create a fat deficit where your body is not taking any more fat and it is burning chest fat at the same time. When you go on a high calorie/fat diet, it slows the results of these gynecomastia supplements. Fat is one key factor in the production of estrogen and by limiting fat intake in all ways possible, you are closing up the body’s opportunity to create estrogen and breast tissue.

Medical Review Team

Medical reviewer at Gynecoma.comThe content of this page was fact-checked and medically reviewed by Dr.Sergii Vasyliuk MD on October 22, 2018. You can read more about Dr.Sergii Vasyliuk MD and his credentials at our about us page.

The content of this page was fact-checked and medically reviewed by Dr.Marija Petkovic MD on December 19, 2018. You can read more about Dr.Marija Petkovic MD and her credentials at our about us page.

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