• Benefits of Pueraria Mirifica

    Pueraria Mirifica is best known and marketed for its breast enlargement properties. However, if you are familiar with studies on pure extract of Pueraria, you will know that breast enlargement is actually a “side effect” of the herb. Initially, since this herb has been cultivated and renown for it’s rejuvenating properties, it was studied against the claim that this truly is “the fountain of youth”. Below you will find some of the benefits of Pueraria Mirifica that may surprise you.

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    Hair

    In the same study that measured breast enlargement/firmness by the Thailand Ministry of Public Healthy, researchers also found it improved hair’s appearance. Specifically, in 88% of patients taking 800 mg/day, hair was found to be less brittle, gray and reduced hair fall compared to the group taking the placebo. In patients taking 400 mg/day, 75% of them mirrored these results.

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    Vaginal Health

    In the same Thailand Ministry of Public Health study, 85% of women taking 800 mg/day had increased vaginal lubrication. This can improve pleasure during intercourse especially in post-menopausal women that have decreased natural vaginal lubrication. Additionally, Pueraria Mirifica has been touted as an aphrodisiac that naturally increases ones libido.

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    Skin

    Pueraria Mirifica has been shown to increase collagen production in the skin. This increases skins firmness and elasticity making it appear more youthful. This explains why many high-end anti-aging cosmetic lotions incorporate Pueraria Mirifica in its formula. Also, the collagen increasing properties contribute to Pueraria Mirifica’s ability to make breasts firmer.

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    Bones

    Estrogen has a strong effect on bone health in women. Specifically it helps the bones retain calcium, which results in strong, dense bones not prone to breaking. During and after menopause, estrogen levels decrease significantly and women are at a much higher risk of developing osteoporosis, which causes brittle, fragile bones. Research on rats published in the scientific journal Maturitas found Pueraria Mirifica is applicable to prevent and treat osteoporosis. Another group of researchers found bone loss decreased in post-menopausal monkeys taking Pueraria Mirifica.

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    Menopause

    Did you know that Pueraria Mirifica is a natural menopause treatment? Research consistently proves Pueraria Mirifica to be an excellent natural supplement to reduce symptoms such as hot flashes and sleep disorders on women going through menopause. Since the phytoestrogens in Pueraria Mirifica mimic estrogen which decreases during and after menopause, Pueraria Mirifica is an appropriate natural means to alleviate the unwanted symptoms of menopause. One study stated “Pueraria Mirifica demonstrates great promise in the treatment of climacteric symptoms among perimenopausal women.” “Climacteric symptoms” refer to the hot flashes women get during menopause.

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    Breast Cancer

    Research has found Pueraria Mirifica is effective in reducing the growth of breast cancer cells in vitro. We must take this claim with a grain of salt as Pueraria Mirifica has not been approved as a treatment for breast cancer. That being said, research suggests it could be effective in preventing breast cancer or at least lowering the risk of it. The primary study to confirm this found these results on cells in-vitro (cultured, not in a living person). More research is needed to elucidate the link between Pueraria Mirifica and breast cancer but for now it is safe to say taking Pueraria Mirifica will certainly not increase and may decrease ones risk for breast cancer.

    As Pueraria Mirifica gains notoriety in the global community, more benefits are being realized. As an example, most recently, Pueraria Mirifica is believed to improve memory. Clearly, the benefits extend beyond breast enlargement and there are many reasons one may decide to take Pueraria Mirifica.