Herbal Supliment debunking, herbology & medical geeks please read

Ok, this may have been around for a while, but I just heard my first commercial for it and looked it up on the web.

NEWBUST the super formula for natural breast enhancement!

Claims: increased bust size through the use of an herbal supliment.

Ingredients in Newbust:
Water, Saw Palmetto, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Dong Quai, Damiana, Glycerin, Foenugreek Seed, Blessed Thistle, Violet, Wild Yam, Fennel Seed, Althea Root, Cumin Seed, Hops.

All I can think of is that this somehow increases water retention, so a woman would be continually in the uncomfortable stage they quite naturally reach with PMS.

The formulation was supposedly orginally described as being for balancing female hormones.

So… what is this stuff? Wonder drug or snake oil?

-Doug

Does the ad cite a paper in a reputable peer-reviewed journal explaining the methodology they used to obtain the published data? If not, assume it’s bull-puckey.

Wild yam is a source of “plant” estrogens. Estrogens can stimulate breast tissue. I would not advocate the product, though.

There is no regulation or standardization in the herbal industry today. I could go mow my grass, encapsulate the clippings, and call the result an all-natural herbal product.