The obvious questions to ask are: Do they work as well as advertised? Are there any potential side effects or risks involved?
Breast enhancement pills do theoretically work. Many such pills utilize phytoestrogens, which are compounds that are similar to naturally secreted female estrogens. These herbal cocktails recreate some of the effects felt during puberty, such as growth and development of breast tissue. Some of the herbal ingredients found in these pills include Blessed Thistle, Fenugreek, Dong Quai, Hops, Bovine Ovary extract, among others.
So if they work, then what’s the catch? Well, for many of these herbs, there are concerns about long-term efficacy and safety.
If these pills work like estrogen supplements, it may cause similar side effects - like the growth of tissue in the uterus or even lead to uterine cancer. For these reasons, hormone replacement therapy typically contains progesterone to counter the effect of estrogen on the uterus. It’s unclear what effect these pills may have on a woman’s uterus. Additionally, there’s no research concerning the effect these pills may have on fertility, menstruation, or how they interact with birth control pills.
Ultimately, while it may appear that there is no risk in trying these “natural” breast-enhancing supplements, there is not enough research concerning their long-term effects.
Disrupting the body’s natural hormonal balance, even with “natural” products, is a risky endeavor and most doctors would advise against it.