If you’re a transgender woman (male-to-female or MTF) and want to grow your breasts, you can pursue hormone replacement therapy (HRT), breast augmentation procedures, or natural breast enhancement herbs, like fenugreek.
While natural breast enlargement herbs are safer and healthier compared to other methods, getting the dosage right can be a challenge.
In the case of fenugreek, you can consume it as tea, as a pill, use it as a spice to flavor curries, or use it as an essential oil. Each of these forms calls for a different dosage which we’ll discuss below.
The most important things to note are as follows:
- Always consult your doctor before taking fenugreek for breast enlargement.
- When unsure, start with a smaller dose of fenugreek and slowly increase your intake.
- Consume fenugreek in the form that is easiest to standardize (such as capsules).
1 – How Much Fenugreek Is Too Much?
When taking fenugreek for MTF breast enlargement, anything above 1800 mg per day is too much.
However, you may have come across sites that recommend up to 2700 mg of fenugreek per day—and they aren’t wrong either.
To explain, fenugreek dosage for MTF breast enhancement varies depending on the results you want and the anatomy of your body.
To grow bigger breasts, 1800 mg per day is enough. Usually, transitioning women divide this total into three 600 mg capsules doses taken daily.
Most women find that the sweet spot is two 600 mg capsules per day.
Expert Tip: The recommended fenugreek dosage for MTF breast enhancement may vary to ensure your safety if you’re on hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
2 – What Happens When You Take Too Much Fenugreek?
When transitioning, taking more than 1800 mg of fenugreek per day can lead to an estrogen overload.
This happens because fenugreek is a hormonally active herb. It contains phytoestrogens which are plant compounds that mimic the functions of estrogen in the body, such as breast development.
Estrogen is also responsible for all the physical changes that happen during your MTF transition, such as body fat redistribution and loss of lean muscle mass. While high estrogen may seem like a good thing, too much of this hormone can trigger complications like:
- Stunted breast growth
- High blood sugar
- Weight gain
Stunted breast development occurs because estrogen exists in many forms, one of them being estriol. When present in high amounts, estriol binds to hormone receptors in your breast tissue and prevents further growth.
High blood sugar comes about because too much estrogen signals your pancreas to produce more insulin indefinitely.
Over time, your cells will develop a condition called insulin resistance where they stop responding to insulin signals. Once this happens, your body will stop breaking down sugar properly, resulting in high blood sugar as well as weight gain.
Finally, consuming too much fenugreek while transitioning can lead to fatigue because high estrogen can block thyroid hormones from being delivered to your cells. Since these hormones control metabolic rate, a drop means you’ll experience fatigue, weight gain, and cold intolerance.
As a final caution, a single fenugreek seed contains about 50% dietary fiber which consists of both soluble and insoluble fibers.
The soluble fibers can lead to weight loss because they increase feelings of fullness and suppress appetite.
It’s the insoluble fibers you need to watch out for. Since they don’t dissolve in water, they stay intact as they move through your digestive system and can lead to complications such as:
- Stomach upset
3 – What’s the Best Method for Consuming Fenugreek?
While you can consume fenugreek in many ways, the best way to standardize your intake is to use capsules.
For starters, capsules have a longer shelf life compared to fenugreek seeds and tea. They can last for years, while seeds can only last for 6 months even with refrigeration.
Secondly, capsules are ready to go. All you have to do is open the bottle and take a pill with water. Keep in mind that the fenugreek dosage for MTF breast enhancement varies depending on how you choose to consume this herb.
The table below shows the recommended doses for different forms of fenugreek.
|Form of Fenugreek||Recommended Dosage|
|Tincture||2–3ml two or three times a day|
|Tea||3 cups per day|
|Seeds||100g of soaked seeds per day|
It can be hard to regulate your dosage when you consume fenugreek in the form of tea and seeds. The plant is grown and processed in different conditions and may not contain the same amount of phytoestrogens each time you buy it.
Additionally, some fenugreek capsules, like our Bust Bunny Breast Enhancement supplement, are enhanced with additional nutrients like vitamin C, which can help keep your skin healthy.
“I love that it also has vitamin C so it’s like also taking a Vitamin C pill.”
– Selina Sounakhene, United States
Our all-vegetable capsules are also made from non-GMO ingredients which ensure both your body and the environment stay healthy.
We use 13 essential herbs in our formula: fenugreek, wild yam root, black cohosh, flax seeds, fennel seeds, red clover, motherwort, hops, chasteberry, watercress, blessed thistle, vitamin C, and Angelica Sinensis.
Each of our capsules is measured at 600 mg. We recommend a dosage of two capsules per day, but you can take up to three depending on your doctor’s recommendation.
“Within 24 hours of taking my very first round of the recommended dose (take two capsules daily with 8–16 ounces of water) I felt tenderness in my armpits from my lymph nodes.”
– Shari, United States
We manufacture our fenugreek pills in an FDA-compliant facility in the United States and send them to you without any additives or fillers. We’ve received hundreds of reviews containing positive feedback from our customers all over the United States.
Expert Tip: Drink enough water (at least 8 ounces) with each pill. You may get a slight stomach ache if you don’t drink enough water or take the pill on an empty stomach.
4 – How Much Fenugreek Should You Take While on HRT?
Your doctor may also recommend not taking fenugreek at all while on HRT because both increase the estrogen levels in your body.
While estrogen is the hormone that makes your boobs grow bigger, taking too much can have the opposite effect and stunt the development of your breasts.
When you visit your healthcare provider for a consultation, they’ll measure your estrogen levels in a lab and recommend an appropriate dosage of fenugreek for you.
The Endocrine Society guidelines define the target range of estrogen for transitioning women as 100–200 pg/mL. Yet some doctors set the target as low as 90 pg/mL. Anything above the target set by your physician is considered too much and will not help your breasts grow.
However, if your estrogen levels are below the target recommended by your doctor, then you can go ahead and take fenugreek as a supplement to speed up your breast growth.
Expert Tip: Once you get the green light from your doctor, start with two 600 mg capsules of fenugreek daily, and slowly up your intake until you’re taking three capsules daily.
Transition Naturally With Fenugreek
Bust Bunny has been in the breast enhancement industry for decades now, and we understand that transitioning is a journey that’s different for everyone.
While 1800 mg per day is enough to help you grow larger breasts, you may need to take less (or perhaps more) as a transitioning woman. The only way to know for sure is to consult your physician before taking fenugreek capsules.
With Bust Bunny Breast Enhancement supplements, most women only need to take two 600 mg capsules per day for great results. Try it and see for yourself.
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