Is Gynexin an effective way to treat gynecomastia?

It seems like these types of companies always pop up saying they can miraculously treat an issue if you just take one of their pills a day. I want to believe that it will work, but I also don’t want to waste time or money if Gynexin is not effective. My initial guess is that it’s too good to be true.

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Generally speaking, it's always a good idea to be suspicious of products that don't specifically mention what their active ingredient is, but instead claim a combination effect from a blend of ingredients.

Gynexin is an herbal product which contains a number of rather ordinary supplements. These supplements include green tea extract, chromium picolinate and theobromine cacao. There is no clinical evidence to support claims that these products will reduce gynecomastia.

Both green tea extract and chromium are common nutritional supplements often included in over-the-counter "herbal fat burner" weight loss pills. There is some limited evidence that the caffeine and natural catechins found in green tea extract may aid in fat oxidation. Chromium too, is often found in diet supplements due to its potential role in improving the regulation of blood sugar in people who are prediabetes. But even if these supplements did play some minor role in assisting with weight loss, neither of them will have any effect on glandular development in the male breast.

So does Gynexin work? Until its efficacy is proven in clinical studies, the responsible answer is "no".

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is a very simple, fast, low risk surgery with minimal downtime. There's no need for an overnight hospital stay and the surgery can be performed under local anesthesia. In most cases you'll need to take less than a week off work, and you'll be able to resume exercise after two weeks.

If you are interested in gynecomastia treatment, I suggest ignoring the clinically unsupported claims of Internet supplement peddlers -- even if they offer a money back guarantee. Gynecomastia has a solution and it’s a simple, straightforward surgical procedure.

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Gynexin seems to be an herbal supplement with similar ingredients to herbal weight loss pills. While excess body weight can contribute to male breast enlargement it would be a mistake to regard gynecomastia as an issue strictly related to body weight. Gynecomastia is a combination of excess fatty tissue in the chest area combined with excessive glandular development as a result of higher than normal levels of the female hormone estrogen.

Based on Gynexin's website, it appears they limit their claims to the reduction of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the chest area. Since true "man breasts" consist of glandular development and not just an excess of fatty cells, it seems very unlikely that their product would treat true gynecomastia -- even if it did work as claimed.

While it may be tempting to buy Gynexin, my advice is to save your money. If there were a simple cure for gynecomastia in a pill format, it wouldn't be an untested herbal supplement available only on the Internet.

While in some cases the appearance of gynecomastia can be addressed through dieting and increasing muscle mass in the chest by weight lifting and doing push-ups -- the only effective way to treat true gynecomastia is surgically.

Gynecomastia can have a serious detrimental effect on self-esteem and self-confidence. If you have had stable gynecomastia for a period of two years or more, you will require surgery, which is fast and performed on an outpatient basis. In most cases, the surgery combines a simple excision of the excess glandular tissue with a liposuction treatment to remove excess fat and contour the chest.

Every patient experiences post-operative recovery a little differently, but in most cases you will be able to return to work within one week. It's normal to feel sore for a few days afterward, but in most cases over-the-counter painkillers are sufficient. You should be able to resume light exercise routines within two to three weeks of the surgery.

If you have gynecomastia, I advise you to avoid the snake oil salesmen on the Internet and instead consult with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Gynecomastia surgery is very common and resulted in excellent, long-lasting results for hundreds of patients.

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Your last sentence is absolutely correct: if Gynexin worked, many men in this country would be taking it -- it would not be a secret!

Don't waste your time, money and hopes in taking this worthless product. If you have gynecomastia which is stable for over two years, then it will likely require surgery to remove it. You then have a choice of either accepting it and living with it, or seeking surgery. If the latter, then be wise and do your research. Seek a plastic surgeon in your area who has demonstrated significant interest and expertise in the procedure. Check out www.gynecomastia.org for surgeons and general information. It is an excellent resource for questions about gynecomastia. You can also check out my website, which is specifically devoted to gynecomastia: www.gynecomastianewyork.com

 

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Gynexin pills are classified as an herbal dietary supplement, not as a drug. As such they skirt the FDA's approval requirements and aren't subject to the same scientific scrutiny as pharmaceuticals.

Because herbal supplements can have pharmacological effects, side-effects and even potentially serious drug interactions, it's important to keep in mind that they can represent a risky and relatively untested class of bioactive compounds. Many herbal supplements have been banned in the United States for being too dangerous, even after being available on the market for many years.

According to FDA regulations, herbal supplement manufacturers are allowed to claim that their products "support" health and body functions by addressing nutritional deficiencies. However, the FDA prohibits herbal manufacturers from making specific medical claims related to their products.

On Gynexin's official website (gynexin.com), they do seem to make specific medical/physiological claims about the performance of their product. They offer no clinical evidence for their claims that their product results in a "significant reduction of adipose tissue in the mammary glands". While there may be some very limited evidence that some of the included ingredients can aid in fat loss in certain situations, there’s no evidence Gynexin can actually diminish the excessive glandular breast tissue symptomatic of gynecomastia.

Male breast reduction surgery is a very common surgical procedure. Once breast tissue has developed, the only effective treatment is surgical removal. We have had many patients come to us seeking help with they call their "man boobs". Many patients report serious self-image and quality of life issues related to gynecomastia and have experienced positive, life-changing results from gynecomastia surgery.

The surgery itself is very low risk and has a short downtime. The procedure usually takes between 45 and 90 minutes and can be performed using a local anesthetic. In most cases you'll be back at work in under a week. It's normal to feel sore for a few days, but most patients are back at the gym doing light exercise by the end of the second week.

If your gynecomastia is contributing to a negative self-image, I encourage you to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss surgical treatment options. There are no herbal remedies that have been shown to correct gynecomastia.

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