This Gynexin review is based on my experience as someone who had gynecomastia and I literally understand the sheer agony, loss of confidence, stress and constant nagging thoughts when you have gynecomastia. My goal for this Gynexin review is to walk you through facts about Gynexin including ingredients, their mechanism of action, possible side effects and medication conflicts.

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First Things First

I have come into contact with a lot of teenagers who were concerned about their breat tissue growth and before we go to this Gynexin review, I want to make one thing very clear. Breast tissue development occurs as part of the normal bodily growth during three times in the life span of a male and one of them is during puberty. You can read in-depth about the cause of breast tissue growth in teenagers at gynecomastia in teenagers page.

gynexin is not recommended for pubertal gynecomastia

Breast tissue growth is seen in about 48 – 64% of all boys during puberty and this usually goes away as they enter adulthood and as their chest flattens out. If you are a teenager concerned about a little breast development, understand that it is temporary and you do not need to take any breast reduction supplements like Gynexin. Breast tissue development that happens during puberty or adolescence is not genuine gynecomastia and this will go away on its own.

Gynecomastia Basics

This section of the Gynexin review will introduce you to what gynecomastia is and what it is not. I very well understand that you came here to read a review of Gynexin and not for a lecture on gynecomastia but this introduction is necessary to clear a few misconceptions about what Gynexin does and does not.

Gynecomastia

Is the excessive growth of breast tissue in adult men leading to enlarged breasts. About 36% of young adult men and 57% of older adult men in North America have gynecomastia in one of the four grades.

Grades of gynecomastia
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Pseudogynecomastia

Pseudogynecomastia or false gynecomastia is breast enlargement in men caused by accumulation of fat instead of breast tissue growth. Breast enlargement due to excessive breast tissue as a result of gynecomastia and excessive fat accumulation as a result of pseudogynecomastia looks more or less the same.

Difference between pseudogynecomastia and normal chest

Difference Between Gynecomastia & Normal Chest

The illustration below shows the physiological difference between a normal male chest and a male chest with gynecomastia. On the right, you can see the growth of breast tissue under the areola (nipple) causing the nipple to protrude leading to an abnormal chest shape. On the left, there is no such breast tissue growth and as such, no protrusion (bulging out).

An illustration showing the difference between a normal chest and gynecomastia

Difference Between Gynecomastia & Pseudogynecomastia

Gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia look pretty much the same for the untrained eyes and hands even though they have entirely different causes and treatment options. You really need the help of a trained doctor to confirm for sure whether your case of breast enlargement is in fact gynecomastia.

An illustration showing the difference between gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia

How To Know What Caused Your Breast Enlargement ?

Gynecomastia should always be diagnosed by a doctor and never self-diagnose it. Your family doctor or a general physician can do a physical examination and confirm it is best to see a doctor who specialises in gynecomastia treatment and surgery. These are medical professionals who see men like you on a daily basis and there is absolutely nothing you have to be ashamed of in seeing a doctor. Almost all gynecomastia doctors offer an initial complimentary consultation and I encourage e you to make use of that opportunity. Below is an illustration of one way a doctor may diagnose gynecomastia.

a doctor diagnosing gynecomastia

The patient lies flat on his back with his hands clasped beneath his head. Using the separated thumb and forefinger, the examiner slowly brings the fingers together from either side of the breast. In patients with true gynecomastia, a rubbery or firm mound of tissue that is concentric with the nipple–areolar complex is felt. In patients with pectoral or chest fat or pseudogynecomastia, no such disk or tissue is found.

diagnosis of gynecomastia

Yes, you read it correct and you should not self-diagnose it for two reasons. First, the above illustration and diagnosis approach was given to you for information purposes only and you cannot for sure say what you have is in fact, gynecomastia until it has been confirmed by a doctor. The second reason is to avoid confirmation bias which is the tendency to interpret possible evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs. So if you have already confirmed that what you have is gynecomastia, there is a high chance of error if you self-diagnose. The bottom line is that do not self-diagnose it and always have a doctor do it for you.

Difference Between Gynecomastia And Pseudogynecomastia During Physical Examination

Gynecomastia or Breast Tissue Pseudo gynecomastia or Chest Fat
A mass under the nipple area of the breast with or without pain when touched or squeezed. Breast enlargement involves the both breasts equally and evenly, without pain during palpation.

What Is Gynexin ?

History of gynecomastia supplements

Gynexin is a chest fat burner manufactured and marketed by Zudker Group for breast reduction in men. One of the common misconceptions that I have seen about this product is that it is for gynecomastia or breast tissue growth. In the case of genuine gynecomastia, breast enlargement must be due to excessive breast tissue growth. So you might ask why is Gynexin marketed as a supplement for gynecomastia and the following is the reason.

The classification of breast enlargement into gynecomastia (breast enlargement due to excessive breast tissue) and pseudogynecomastia (breast enlargement due to excessive pectoral) fat is for the sake of clarity. In most cases of breast enlargement in men, it is often a mix of breast tissue and chest fat and so in that sense, gynecomastia has a chest fat element. The general population also think that all breast enlargement is gynecomastia and these are the two main reasons why Gynexin is advertised and marketed as for gynecomastia.

How Do I Know It Will Not Work For Gynecomastia ?

You simply have to look at the ingredients to find out what exactly they do and you will understand that the ingredients in Gynexin are fat burners as well as metabolism boosters that speed up fat loss. Another reason is that currently, there are no over the counter pills for gynecomastia that does not require a prescription. Are there any pills that can be used for gynecomastia ? Yes there are and they are called Selective Estrogen receptor Modulators (SERM) and Aromatise Inhibitors (AI). These are very strong drugs that are prescribed for breast cancer patients to arrest their breast tissue growth so that the cancer does not come back. They have very strong negative side effects. The ingredients of Gynexin does not include any SERM or AI as they are controlled drugs.

Gynexin Ingredients

This part of the Gynexin review will explains what the ingredients are and what they do.

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Ingredient Name Mechanism Of Action
1 Chromium Picolinate Increases metabolism rate for faster fat burning
2 Guggulsterones A catalyst to increase fat burning
3 Caffeine Increases metabolism
4 Sclareolides Controls estrogen production and accelerates fat loss
5 Green Tea Extract Lower cholesterol levels and reduce bad fat. Facilitates fat reduction
6 Titanium Dioxide Not Available
7 Gelatin Capsule covers
8 Red Dye #40 AFC (Artificial Food Colour)
9 Red Dye #3 AFC (Artificial Food Colour)
10 Blue Dye # 1 AFC (Artificial Food Colour)

Before & After Pictures By Gynexin Users

Below are some of the before-after images taken from official Gynexin site and you can see changes in the after pictures.

An image showing the chest size before and after using gynexin
Gynexin before and after proof
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In image of the chest of a man before and after using Gynexin
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An image that shows side by side the shape of a man

If we look at them closely, a few things standout. The images are not very clear and most of the men in these photos are lean and seems to be doing workouts for their chest. In some of the images, we can clearly see that there is still mass under the areola (nipple) even though the rest of the body is lean and with less body fat. This is because, Gynexin as a fat burner will only get rid of the chest fat and not breast tissue and what you see as mass under the areola (nipple) is most probably breast tissue.

Gynexin Review – Frequently Asked Questions

I have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about Gynexin in this section that includes medication conflicts, claims about its success rate as well as details about money back guarantee if Gynexin does not work for you.

Are There Any Medication Conflicts For Gynexin ?

According to its manufacturer, Gynexin will not work effectively under the following circumstances because the ingredients in Gynexin may come into conflict with these medicines or worsen some of the conditions.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Under treatment for a major medical condition
  • While using St. John’s Wort
  • While using Acetaminophen

Gynexin Success Rate

Gynexin claims a success rate of 99% and I do not see any reliable data to back that up. I also think that as a product that has been in the market for the last 7-8 years, they should have a lot of data in the form of testimonials and before/after images to prove the product’s efficiency.

Gynexin Money Back Guarantee

Gynexin does not accept opened bottles back in their warehouse and this is a standard policy among all supplement manufactures to avoid cross contamination of warehouse stock. The manufacturer has a money back guarantee for unopened bottles but a 20% restocking fee is applied to the refund.

Pros VS Cons

  • Developed For Gynecomastia

  • 8 Years In Market

  • Manufactured In The United States

  • Partial Money Back Guarantee

  • 20% Restocking Fee For Returned Bottles

  • Ingredients Like Titanium Dioxide & Artificial Colours

  • 20% Restocking Fee

  • Very Few Before & After Pictures For An 8 Year Old Product

is gynexin recommendedAs someone who had gynecomastia and has experienced its disastrous impact on my sense of self-confidence, I always wanted to recommend Gynexin as an option to get rid of excess breast tissue. But, when I look closely at its ingredients and the nature of the before and after photos, it all the more becomes evident that Gynexin is a product whose ingredients are clearly for chest fat and not for breast enlargement caused by breast tissue which is genuine gynecomastia. For a seven year old product, it is my personal opinion that there should be a  reasonable number of good results testimonials which I did not find anywhere on the internet. In light of the available information, I am not recommending Gynexin if you have gynecomastia. The truth is that currently, there are no safe and reliable over the counter products that can reverse or get rid of the excessive breast tissue.

What Can I Do To Reduce My Chest ?

There are a few things that you can do to reduce your chest size. Almost all cases of breast enlargement is a mix of breast tissue (genuine gynecomastia) and chest fat (pseudogynecomastia or lipomastia) and if you have above than normal BMI (Body Mass Index), this is definitely the case. The fastest option is to go for breast reduction surgery by an experienced surgeon. Surgery will get rid of the breast tissue by excision (surgical technique) and pectoral fat by liposuction (surgical technique). This is expensive and your chances of getting your insurance provider to pay for it are slim to none.

The other option will be to get rid of your chest fat and that will make a significant reduction. The breast tissue that forms one part of your enlarged breasts will be still there but once the pectoral fat part is gone, it will have less negative visual impact on your chest. To get rid of pectoral fat without surgery, you have to reduce fat intake,  do workouts to lose chest fat and if you want faster results, you can also use a chest fat burner like Gynectrol which is widely used in the fitness community.