For women; Who have had a hysterectomy or no longer menstruating and are having menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, Low Libido and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Highlights from the research of John R. Lee, M.D.
Can natural progesterone help with my hot flashes?
A study found that 83% of woman had a decrease in frequency and/or severity of their hot flashes while using natural progesterone. This was printed in Dr. Christiane Northrup’s book, The Wisdom of Menopause. Studies have also indicated that progesterone can eliminate up to 75% of all hot flashes in many woman.
Can I use birth control pills while using natural progesterone?
According to Dr. Contreras and Dr. Lee, natural progesterone may neutralize the effect of birth control pills and therefore you may become more fertile.
What can be done about hormonal migraines?
According to Dr. Christiane Northrup, an expert in menopause, hormone imbalance often contributes to a woman experiencing migraine headaches. A number of women have reported relief with menstrual and menopausal migraines after using natural progesterone.
How much progesterone is in ¼ teaspoon?
In a 2 oz. jar containing 1000 mg. Of USP progesterone, ¼ tsp. will contain 20 mg. Using a ¼ tsp. twice daily results in a total dosage of 40 mg. Per day, which is more than adequate for most women.
How safe is natural progesterone?
The safety of natural progesterone is well established. A pregnant woman may make up to 300 mg. of progesterone per day, so obviously it is not harmful to a developing fetus. Excessive use may cause drowsiness, but this would involve using large amounts.
The term human-identical: hormone (HIH) was coined to overcome the intrinsic difficulties of identifying what is natural. An HIH is not human in origin but is identical in structure and function to human hormones without being chemically altered
Why is transdermal absorption so good? Can’t I take a pill?
Natural hormones are small, fat soluble molecules which are easily absorbed through the skin. They pass into the subcutaneous fat layers, then into the blood stream in one to two minutes. Progesterone in a pill goes directly to the liver and about 20% is absorbed. Thus it is necessary to take 100 mg. of progesterone in a pill form to get approximately 20 mg. into your cells.
If I do not have the symptoms of PMS or menopause, do I need natural progesterone?
Even if you do not have symptoms, you can still get benefits from using natural progesterone. Three main benefits may include: hormone balance, protection against breast cancer and new bone growth.
Note: Candida overgrowth causes estrogen dominance by using the body’s progesterone as food. It devours progesterone, converting it into prednisone as its waste product. When there is candida overgrowth, it consumes the progesterone, leaving excess estrogen to take up the receptors. Use Pro-Biotics Plus and Oxy-Boost if you have signs of Candida.
* The statements made within this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements and the products of this company are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
How else can I fight these hot flashes?
Try eliminating spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, sugar and caffeine. These can trigger hot flashes. Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. Exercise (in amounts as little as 3.5 hours per week) is very helpful. When actually having a hot flash, many women report that applying 1/8 to ¼ tsp. of cream every 15 minutes for 1 hour during and following the episode is also very helpful.
How will I know if I’m using too much natural progesterone?
If you are using too much, you may feel drowsy. As progesterone causes a calming effect, in excessive amounts it may cause drowsiness. Some women notice abdominal bloating. Simply cut back on your dosage. Natural progesterone usually increases energy; you should feel energetic, not lethargic.
What is Phyto-Estrogen?
“Phyto” means plant. A good source of Phyto-Estrogen is Red Clover. Red Clover may help elevate and balance moods, improve sleeping patterns, reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, improve libido, support cardiovascular health and promote maintenance of bone mass.
Red Clover contains four main isoflavones: Genistein, Diadzein, Biochanin and Formononetin. Isoflavones cause weak estrogenic activity and thus seem to help menopausal symptoms.
We have Isoflavones in our Ultra-Cal 1000 and Hormone Balance formulas.
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Micronized Progesterone; The progesterone used in this product is derived from the yam plant and is chemically identical to the human hormone, thus offering distinct advantages over synthetic progestins.
Red Clover Extract; Red clover was thought to "purify" the blood by acting as a diuretic (helping the body get rid of excess fluid) and helps in, improving circulation, and helping cleanse the liver. Modern scientific tests have shown that red clover contains isoflavones, plant based chemicals that produce estrogen like effects in the body. Isoflavones have shown potential in the treatment of a number of conditions associated with menopause, such as hot flashes and can support, cardiovascular health, and osteoporosis.
Extract of Wild Yam; Wild yam, Discorea villosa, is a tuberous vine native to North America. Wild yam has traditionally been used to treat menstrual and menopausal disorders. Wild yam shows mild estrogenic properties. The use of Mexican Wild Yam extract in recommended amounts is safe but it should be noted that pregnant women should avoid wild yam in its various forms.
Red Raspberry; Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C. Has a high ORAC level of 24 µmole/TE/g are similar to blueberries, well known for their antioxidant values.
Dandelion Root and Leaf; When the body contains toxins, the detoxification effects of the dandelion can yield clear skin. Dandelions are also high in vitamin A, known for its complexion benefits. Dandelions also work as a natural diuretic, ridding the body of excess fluids and toxins.
Aloe Vera; Has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral compounds.. It also has immune-stimulating and anti inflammatory compounds, and it stimulates collagen synthesis and skin regeneration. Aloe gel contains vitamins C and E, plus the mineral zinc.
Essential Oils; Essential oils are absorbed in minute quantities through the skin. Used to help the cream penetrate and helps replenish the skin.
Lecithin; Used as a as a natural emulsifier, makes the cream; creamy and thick.
Chamomile Extract; Chamomile Extract contains active Flavonoid and Essential Oil compounds, which are particularly advantageous in the care of sensitive skin. Anti-free radical action and inhibition of the super oxide radical synthesis.
Rosemary Extract; Anti-oxidizing powers, may help support, increase circulation and increase collagen which will increase skin's elasticity.
Biotin; Supports healthy skin through proper fat production. One of the least well-known of the B-complex vitamins, biotin was originally referred to as "vitamin H." Natural sources includes goat's milk, cow's milk, raspberries, strawberries, halibut, oats, and walnuts.
Vitamin B6; Is a water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet. Can penetrate the skin and helps the skin.
Uniphen; Used as a preservative. Purified Water; As Purified Water.
Micronized Progesterone, Red Clover Extract, Extract of Wild Yam, Red Raspberry, Dandelion Root and Leaf, Aloe Vera, Essential Oils, Lecithin, Chamomile Extract, Rosemary Extract, Biotin, Vitamin B-6, Uniphen, Purified Water
Apply1/4 tsp. twice daily on inner arms, wrist, palm of hands, thighs, face or neck. Use 25 per month. For stronger symptoms, use 28 days per month.
When using natural hormone creams always consult your doctor first.
Each jar contains 2 ounces of cream. At ¼ teaspoon per dose, the jar contains 48 doses.
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