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Date: 10/12/2006    Written by: Jon Barron

Gynecomastia, Male Breast Enlargement



I have had a mild case of gynecomastia (benign male breast enlargement) since I began entering puberty. I found a gynecomastia removal product on the internet that contains a blend of oyster shell calcium, coral calcium, egg shell calcium, alum dehydrated, and magnesium silicate. In two months, it nearly completely reversed all signs of gynecomastia. However, once I stopped supplementation, the condition returned. I have two questions. Do you have any idea how this seemingly simple product removed the gynecomastia? Also, it seems that the return of my gynecomastia is hormonal, and if so, what can be done to balance these hormones?


Gynecomastia results from an altered estrogen-androgen balance. Surprisingly, it is quite common in men, being present in 30% to 50% of healthy men. Maybe it is less surprising once you realize that men have much more estrogen circulating about in their bloodstream than they think. In fact, the average man of 65 has more estrogen in his body than the average woman of the same age. With that in mind, you might want to read:

  • Chapter 10 of Lessons from the Miracle Doctors. It explains how to rebalance proper estrogen and testosterone levels in the body, both of which are important when it comes to gynecomastia. You can download a free copy on this site. Incidentally, a quick search on the net uncovers several men's progesterone creme products to help lower estrogen levels.
  • You also will want to free up your bound testosterone and prevent its conversion to dihydrotestosterone. A good men's formula will be helpful here.

As to why your calcium supplement helped? Calcium regulates the uptake of estrogen by the cells of the body. Lowering calcium levels increase cell permeability to estrogen. Conversely, raising calcium levels down regulates estrogen receptors, thereby lessening uptake by your body's cells. Increasing calcium levels, then, doesn't get rid of the excess estrogen, but it does lessen its effects -- at least as long as you keep supplementing.

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    Submitted by Eggeater on
    May 20, 2009 - 11:49pm

    I've had gynecomastia since i was 13 and now im 17.
    I have glandular tissue under my nipple and fat around my nipple.
    I've just started to supplement with turmeric to try and get rid of my gyno.
    What dose should i take and how long do you think it would take for my gyno to be completely gone?
    Please help i really don't wanna go through another summer with this s**t on my chest.
    Thanks for any reply's

    Submitted by how to get rid of man boobs on
    April 28, 2009 - 4:48pm

    Thanks for the answer, that's very interesting that there's actually OTC supplements that can help with man boobs.

    Submitted by How to Lose Man Boobs on
    July 17, 2008 - 9:48pm

    Here's what you need to do to Lose Man Boobs...
    1. Start adding Turmeric into your Diet. Turmeric is a spice (in the ginger family). It's been used for hundreds of years and is totally safe. The benefit of adding Turmeric to your diet is that it concentrates fat burning to the chest area. This little wonder spice will make your workouts a LOT more effective.
    2. Do cardio every other day for only 25 minutes at a time at an intense pace. You want short, high intensity cardio workouts because these workouts will put your body into anaerobic fat burning mode (as opposed to aerobic mode). If you run too much you'll burn muscle along with the fat and your man boobs will sag much more.
    3. Do a lot of inclined bench press, shoulder press and chest fly exercises. Use dumbells for these. Dumbells will force your chest to use its stabalizer muscles which will be more effective for burning chest fat. The idea of the incline bench press is to raise your muscle and pull up the loose hanging skin from your nipple area. It works!
    4. Eat 6 small meals a day to boost your metabolism and put fat burning into overdrive. By eating smaller meals more frequently in conjunction with your new workout routine, your body will become a fat burning machine. Also as you continue the weight lifting regimen, your newly grown muscles will steal energy from fat stores in your body and get you ripped!
    5. Have a plan. Don't just go into everyday all willy nilly with no real goal. Setup a workout schedule if you're serious. Never quit. Remember, it's more than just your appearance at stake - think about your health. Stay motivated and don't stop believing!!!
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    Submitted by Jackie Chun on
    January 1, 2009 - 7:13am

    So Jon Barron, What specific herb(s) would you recommend for true gynecomastia(Glandular, hormone, puberty...etc)...and how do you think it will take to work?

    Submitted by Jon Barron on
    January 10, 2009 - 1:55pm

    The links in the blog above will provide the information you are looking for.

    Submitted by Jon Barron on
    February 14, 2009 - 5:08pm

    You are right. There are many, many conditionals in answering your question. How far out of balance were your hormones. Are you still doing anything that contributes to that imbalance. How much of the rebalancing program are you actually doing. All of these affect the answer. As you say, you have noticed some improvement, so things are moving in the right direction. The trick is to do more of those things (and fewer negative ones) to accelerate the process.
    As for DHT. Have no fear. Your body will always be converting testosterone to DHT. All you're trying to do is slow down the rate.

    Submitted by kevin on
    February 18, 2013 - 10:05pm

    what exactly are the negative action (just so i don't do them)

    Submitted by Jon Barron on
    May 12, 2008 - 3:52am

    Absolutely, if you rebalance the hormones, the larger breasts will disappear by themselves. After that, it's just a question of exercising to firm up the muscle. Think of it this way. Transexuals receive estrogen injections to give themselves large breasts. Stop the injections and the large breasts disappear -- without exercise.

    Submitted by Landry on
    June 2, 2008 - 4:22pm

    Hey guys, I have gynecomastia also and it has been ruining my life. Since the insurance companies will not cover it, I want to start a Gynecomastia foundation that selects at least two patients every three months for their gynecomastia to be surgically removed. I think it is about time that our voices be heard, email me at [email protected] if you are interested in being a part of this.

    Submitted by Man Boobs Treatment on
    February 11, 2008 - 5:22am

    I've heard that doctors will prescribe Tamoxifen to treat man boobs. Tamoxifen is a drug often prescribed to patients with breast cancer. It reduces chest fat.

    Submitted by mike on
    April 1, 2009 - 10:03am

    Hey Jon,
    I have i was woundering if the large glandular tissue will also disappear once balancing hormone levels. If the glandular tissue is an inch wide and a half inch deep is this something that only surgery can take care of?

    Submitted by Sion on
    February 14, 2009 - 12:48pm

    Hey Jon, I know these questions are a bit like asking ""how long is a piece of string?"" but I was wondering if you could give me some sort of answer or give links to the following:
    -How long does it take to rebalance hormones, specifically at 19 years of age. Am I right in thinking thi could take more than a few months? Ive already being doing it for four months and it's only a small difference, im guessing it's a very gradual change.
    -After balancing hormones, does it take additional time for gynceomastia to disapear, or does it just disapear exactly when hormones have balanced?
    -Also, Ive noticed you talk about DHT as the bad testosterone. I accept that too much may be bad, but I have read that men need a certain amount of DHT to develop male-sex specific charectaristics. Can supplemeting dramatically reduce DHT levels too much?
    Thanks, Sion

    Submitted by Ty on
    May 11, 2008 - 3:41pm

    After balancing hormone levels is it possible to achieve a firmness in the chest again; even after gynecomastia has set in?

    Submitted by ABHISHEK nigam on
    February 4, 2015 - 6:33pm

    i'm trying to rid gynecomastia by eating turmaric before going to bed with some workout. will it help me. because i'm also suffering from paralisis in my left part.

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