Is Saw Palmetto effective at increasing breast size and/or firmness? Possibly. There are quite a few products on the market that claim to naturally enhance breast size and most contain Saw Palmetto.
Since Saw Palmetto seems to partially block testosterone development or DHT in the body then its possible that its use could result in an imbalance between the testosterone and estrogen levels in the female body resulting in an increase in breast size.
Some products combine Saw Palmetto with other ingredients such as wild yam, fenugreek and basically result in the testosterone/estrogen balance to change such that the body acts as if it is producing more estrogen even the the actual estrogen level may stay the same. Fenugreek contains Phytoestrogens which mimic the action of estrogen in the body. Wild Yam contains Diosgenin which has been shown in studies with mice to augment the estrogenic effect and increase mammary development.
Theoretically, combining these ingredients and ingesting them can result in larger breast size and firmer breasts. However, none of these substances is FDA approved and results can vary widely. Also, none of these should be taken under the following conditions:
- Known or suspected pregnancy
- Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
- Known or suspected cancer of the breast
- Known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia
Of course, you should always consult your physician before trying any ‘medication’ Natural or otherwise.