Is My New Glandular Supplement Causing Unexpected Breast Growth?

As I mentioned in my previous post, I started seeing a naturopath to get my thyroid and hormones back in order.

To support my endocrine system, one of the supplements she’s having me take is Symplex F by Standard Process. It contains a number of bovine (cow) glandulars including: bovine ovary, adrenal, pituitary and thyroid, all of which play a vital part in a properly functioning endocrine system.

About a week after I started taking Symplex F, my breasts got super swollen and ached a lot, like my breasts were growing again. I assumed I was starting my period soon as my breasts always swell a little beforehand but never like this and the aching!

I did start my period shortly after but I had a suspicion the new supplements, specially the Symplex F, had something to do with the change is breasts since it contains bovine ovary and other glandulars. Plus, the amount my naturopath is having me take (6 pills per day (138mg each) = 828mg each day) is almost equal to Bountiful Breast’s  recommended serving size of 1050mg per day. Though I’m not sure how much of each glandular is in either of the supplements, I still think the Simplex F is doing something.

So I decided to do a little research on Symplex F and breast growth. I found a few blogs that mention Symplex F as a way to grow breasts but none of them went into any detail other than mentioning the product.

I went to Amazon and discovered they sell Simplex F (I purchased mine locally at People’s Pharmacy here in Austin). I did a search in the reviews for the term “breast” and came across a review where a lady mentioned her breasts grew while taking the supplement. Below is the review in its entirety. (click to enlarge)


Another reviewer mentioned that she was giving it 4 instead of 5 stars because she experienced breast tenderness while taking it.

My period has come and gone and it seemed like I was going to keep some of the swelling but it eventually went away….slowly.  This supplement has still peaked my interest so I’ve decided to incorporate massage and acupressure everyday just to see what happens. My naturopath wants me to take this supplement for at least 3 months (we’ll see if I will need to change my dosage at that time) so why not make the most of it? I’ve been wanting to grow a little more but just been lazy about it. I am currently a small C and would love to grow a little and become a full C or even a D cup.

Now would actually be a good time for me to try and gain a little again. Along with the Simplex F, my naturopath also prescribed me BMR Complex by Integrative Therapeutics to support my thyroid (discovered I’m slightly hypothyroid from a blood test I took). So I should have a fully functioning thyroid which is important for NBE, especially a bovine ovary routine because it helps to regulate warm body temperature.

She also told me that I should be taking in more protein (also important for breast growth) so with all these combined – hormones getting balanced, glandulars, thyroid functioning, increased protein intake – it should be a perfect storm for some breast growth!

I’ve only been on the supplements for about 3 weeks now so it’s still too early to tell anything but I’ll keep you all posted.