- Bee pollen has gone viral on TikTok lately for supposedly making customers’ boobs greater.
- Nonetheless, Dr. Karan Raj mentioned proof on bee pollen rising breast dimension is missing.
- Their breasts might have modified due to hormones, contraception, or weight fluctuation.
With 72.9 million views on the hashtag, bee pollen appears to be the newest complement trending on TikTok as some creators declare that it made their breasts greater.
In a single video with 14.8 million views, TikToker Camila Elle mentioned as she gestured to her chest: “I have been taking bee pollen for months now, and I can testify that it does make your… develop greater.” She then posted earlier than and after photos, claiming she went from an A cup to a B after taking bee pollen for ten months.
TikToker Elly Bear has been documenting her experiences taking bee pollen for 2 weeks, and most lately uploaded a earlier than and after video that appeared to point out her breasts had been greater, saying “you may see an enormous distinction.”
Though there may be nothing to recommend the TikTokers did this, Insider beforehand reported on how components comparable to lighting and filters could make photos on social media deceptive.
The thrill is anecdotal
Lots of the movies Insider watched featured TikTokers speaking about their breasts rising after taking bee pollen for its under-researched potential well being advantages. They observed the expansion coincidentally, after seeing others speaking about it on TikTok.
One TikToker mentioned: “That is actually simply one thing that I noticed (on TikTok) after which observed in my very own physique.”
Realistically, there are a bunch of the explanation why breasts may look or really feel totally different through the interval the TikTokers took the bee pollen, together with hormonal modifications through the menstrual cycle, beginning or stopping contraception, and weight reduction or acquire.
There isn’t any scientific proof that bee pollen makes your boobs greater
Dr. Karan Rajan, a surgeon for the Nationwide Well being Service within the UK who frequently corrects medical misinformation on TikTok, stitched Elle’s video to clarify why bee pollen probably will not “make your nunga nungas greater.”
Rajan mentioned: “Supposedly bee pollen is wealthy in phytoestrogens, naturally occurring plant chemical substances which are supposed to mimic estrogen within the physique.” He mentioned that totally different components of the breasts change at totally different factors within the menstrual cycle when there are larger ranges of estrogen and progesterone within the physique, as a result of they include essentially the most hormone-sensitive tissues within the physique.
“Sadly, there isn’t a scientific proof to recommend that bee pollen can enhance the dimensions” of your breasts, regardless of containing phytoestrogens, he mentioned.
The one issues which may enhance an individual’s breast dimension are contraception treatment, hormone remedy, or treatment unwanted effects, based on Rajan.