Can Turmeric help to get rid of man boobs problem?
June 6, 2008 Natural treatment of gynecomastia

“Can Turmeric help to get rid of man boobs problem?”

Tumeric for curing gynecomastia

According to Wikipedia, turmeric is a plant of ginger family, which originated from tropical South Asia. Normally, it is grounded and used for as a spice in curries. However, lately, there is some research shows that there is an active ingredient called curcuminoids or commonly referred to as curcumin, in turmeric which has plenty of health benefits. It is well known for its antitumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Below are some of the great properties of curcumin which help to get rid of man boobs or gynecomastia

Anti-proliferate effect
Research shows curcumin has a potency to inhibit growth factor by binding all the ER (estrogen receptor) in the body. This helps to stop the growth of your man boobs since to grow breast cell, it requires constant supply of estrogen hormone (inclusive of any estrogen mimicker). Curcumin could be as effective as tamoxifen drug which is used to treat breast cancer and also gynecomastia, with lesser side-effects.

Apoptosis effect
This feature is important for gynecomastia due to cancer cell. Curcumin has the properties of destroying abnormal and cancer cells which are dependent on estrogen but keep the normal cells untouched.

Inhibit Angiogenesis
Angiogenesis is the process of formation of new blood vessels from the existing vessels. Ability to grow new blood vessel is important to nourish body cell. Some research claim curcumin is able to stop growing of new blood vessel to cancer cells by blocking enzyme AP-1. This feature is important to ensure no supply of nutrient to these cells.

Currently, it is commonly used by bodybuilders as part of their supplement to reduce chest fat and prevent occurrence of gynecomastia due to steroid abuse. It is also used by prostate cancer patients who are under medication, as the prostate cancer medicine can cause gynecomastia.

For best result, it is advisable to get fresh grated turmeric root from supermarket, preferably 20 grams per day so that you can be sure on the freshness and the active ingredient is still intact. However, if you find it is difficult to obtain or to consume such a big quantity, you can always buy the turmeric in powder or capsule form from any health supplement stores or from internet. You should try it out for several months and measure on the result.

Curcumin(500mg) for man boobsCurcumin(1000mg) for gynecomastia

You may ask is there any side effects of using it for treating gynecomastia. Well, before you start trying it, it is advisable to consult it with your doctor or physician. Currently, research shows that it is not suitable for those who have gallstones, ulcer, liver or bile obstruction, pregnant or breastfeeding mother. Large quantity of turmeric or curcumin can cause bleeding or bruises or ulcers.

You can refer to the following websites for some positive results for man boobs problem, after taking turmeric or curcumin.

To learn more on how to get rid of man boobs

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