Natural breast enhancement supplements aren't likely to work.
Breast enlargement might be a side effect of certain prescription drugs — such as estrogen, birth control pills and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a popular type of antidepressant. However, natural breast enhancement supplements haven't been shown to have the same effect.
Natural breast enhancement supplements typically contain a variety of herbs, such as:
- Saw palmetto
- Dong quai
- Chaste tree berry
- Wild yam
- Black cohosh
Serious drug interactions are possible with any of these herbs, especially if you take a blood-thinning medication such as warfarin (Coumadin).
If you're interested in breast enhancement, consult your doctor about more effective options — such as breast implants.
Aug. 16, 2012
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