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Breast Reduction Pills For Men : Types, Purpose & Reviews

Breast reduction supplements for men are an ideal option for those looking to permanently get rid of gynecomastia without surgery.

Breast Reduction Pills For Men : Types, Purpose & Reviews2018-12-14T14:21:35+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 and for the most part, it is due to a lack of clarity about their types, purposes, and use. My main goal is to give you a clear idea about what they are, the types of breast reduction pills for men available in the market and what you should know before using them.

breast reduction pills for men

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].

introduction to breast reduction pills for men

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]. Read this detailed article on pseudogynecomastia for further differences from gynecomastia.

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 are mutually feeding elements and one will be present if there is other. This is also why breast reduction pills are dosed to get rid of breast tissue and chest fat. We will look at how the breast development pathway when we go into the pathophysiology (root cause) of gynecomastia.

mixed gynecomastia is seen in most men with breast development.

What Causes Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is caused by men developing excessive breast tissue that leads to feminization of the male 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 makes the body vulnerable to retain more body fat. Low testosterone levels causes low 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 excess estrogen levels, low testosterone and 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 is the reason why breast reduction pills for men are dosed for preventing production of estrogen and lipolysis (break down) of chest fat.

Breast Reduction Pills For Men : What They Do

how breast reduction pills for men work

If you want to get rid of gynecomastia, 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 stopped, testosterone levels have to be raised, pectoral fat that is acting as a secondary gland that produces estrogen has to be burned off with increased metabolism. To disrupt the negative feedback loop and help the body to develop a positive feedback look is the approach behind all breast reduction pills for men.

Drugs That Interact With Estrogen

I also want to briefly mention about the pharmacological agents that were developed for breast cancer in women. They do have the potency to arrest breast tissue growth but they are rarely prescribed for gynecomastia [45].

prescription breast reduction pills for men

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

Options Currently Available

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

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 use natural supplements with ingredients that have the potency to balance estrogen-testosterone ratio, increase testosterone and burn off chest fat or to get rid of gynecomastia through surgery.

Breast Reduction Pills For Men : Ingredients

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.

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.

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

  • Cannot use if you have a major medical condition

  • 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 can neither take time off from work nor 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 for breast tissue and chest fat by Crazy Bulk, a company specialising in supplements with natural ingredients. They are one of the leading brands that has a following among those in the fitness community who uses natural steroid alternatives. The official site is  https://crazy-bulks.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 longest selling breast reduction pill for men with gynecomastia. It has been in the market for the last 8 years. The company that manufactures Gynexin specialises in supplements for gynecomastia. 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

  • 8 Years In Market

  • 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

Before & After Pictures

Both Gynexin and Gynectrol offers incentives if you are willing to share your results with them and these are some of the before-after pictures showing results after using one of these gynecomastia supplements. None of them have any stitches or scars and as such they cannot be from surgery.

An image showing the chest size before and after using gynexin
An image showing the before and after picture of a man
An image of a man
An image that shows side by side the shape of a man
gynexin review before and after pictures
gynexin review before and after pictures

before-after-pictures-gynectrol

Gynexin review with before and after pictures
before and after images after using gynecomastia pills
before and after images following using gynecomastia pills
a man after losing gynecomastia and chest fat
Gynexin Website
Gynectrol Website

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 www.crazy-bulks.com www.gynexin.com

To review Gynexin and Gynectrol in all their details is beyond the scope of this page. I have a very comprehensive review of these two breast reduction pills for men with gynecomastia at the gynecomastia pills review page that also includes  frequently asked questions.

Gynecomastia Pills Review

Add-on Breast Reduction Pills For Men

The strategy that has seen the most success to get rid of gynecomastia is to disrupt the negative feedback cycle of excess estrogen, pectoral fat and low estrogen. The formula in gynecomastia supplements are dosed to address these factors. It may balance estrogen-testosterone levels, facilitate lipolysis of pectoral fat that produce the aromatase enzyme and it also signals the body to produce more testosterone. Add-on breast reduction pills for men are standalone supplements that support each aspect of the breast reduction process. The two add-on supplements that you can use are testosterone boosters and high strength fat burners.

testosterone boosters and fat burners

When Should I Use Them ?

You should NOT use them when you start using Gynexin or Gynectrol because both contains ingredients that aid testosterone growth and burns chest fat. First start with a gynecomastia supplement and use it for 30 days. You will start to see results by the end of the first month and if you are satisfied, then you do not need an add-on. If you want to speed up chest fat loss, you can add a fat burner. If you see that your chest is not flattening out as you expected, you can add a testosterone booster and it will signal the body to flatten the breast tissue and widen the chest. Again, do not start a gynecomastia supplement and an add-on but only start using them after you analyze the results from the first month.

Testosterone Booster

TestoFuel is a testosterone booster custom dosed to prevent gynecomastia is recommended by professional body builders like former Mr. Olympia Robby Robinson who uses it to be in peak shape in his 70’s. There is also a wide consensus in the medical community that men will see a decline in their testosterone production after the age of 40 and if you are above the age of 40 and have gynecomastia, using an add-on testosterone booster along with Gynexin or Gynectrol will help you to achieve the best results. However please look at possible side effects of testosterone excess [44]. Sometimes excess testosterone may cause gynecomastia [45]

No Ingredient Dosage
1 Vitamin D3 5000 IU
2 Vitamin K2 18 mcg
3 Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCI) 5 mg
4 Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate) 200 mg
5 Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine and Aspartate) 10 mg
6 D-Aspartic Acid 2300 mg
7 Asian Red Panax Ginseng 100 mg
8 Fenugreek (Seed) 100 mg
9 Oyster Extract 100 mg
natural testosterone booster for gynecomastia
  • 100% Natural Ingredients

  • Custom Dosed To Prevent Breast Tissue Growth

  • Scientifically Proven Ingredients

  • Non-Proprietary Blend (Exact Dosage Known)

  • Made In U.S.A (FDA Inspected) & U.K (GMP Approved) 

  • Free Shipping

  • 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

  • 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.

TestoFuel Website

High Potency Fat Burner

Instant Knockout is a multi-modal fat burner originally developed for MMA fighters that was later rolled out for the mass market. If you want to use an add-on to speed up chest fat loss along with a gynecomastia supplement, I highly recommend Instant Knockout. It is also one of the few fat burners recommended by MMA fighters and MMA coaches.

add-on fat burner for use with breast reduction pills for men
  • There are no studies which evaluates the effectiveness and safety of this drug, so please take it on you own risk.

Instant Knockout

Medically Reviewed By

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

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