Exactly is natural progesterone and how does it differ from
Natural Progesterone, a cholesterol derivative, matches exactly
the chemical formulation of the body's own progesterone and
thus causes no side effects.
Manufacturers of synthetic progesterone alter the chemical
makeup of progesterone in order to create progestins. Progestins
in their altered molecular structure may cause many side effects,
such as birth defects or abortion, fluid retention, epilepsy,
migraine, asthma, cardiac, or kidney disfunction and depression.
Should estrogen be
used without progesterone?
not. It is very important that natural progesterone be used
with any form of estrogen.
Estrogen without progesterone can cause endometrial and vaginal
Estrogen blocks thyroid production and causes water retention;
and it can cause fibrocystic breast disease, fibroid tumors
and ovaria cysts.
How do I know if I should
If you have PMS symptoms. PMS Symptoms are those which occur
consistently a week or 10 days before the period and stop
with or shortly thereafter.
If you have Estrogen Dominance symptoms as listed below:
deposited at hips and thighs
If you have had a hysterectomy, oopherectomy (removal
of ovaries), or menopausal symptoms.
women experience hot flashes following a premenopausal hysterectomy
and in the beginning of the natural onset of menopause. Natural
progesterone cream is effective for relieving the symptoms
of hot flashes.
Most women have reported a complete cessation of flushing
within 3 to 8 weeks.
After menopause, estrogen continues to be produced from the
fat cells; however, progesterone production virtually ends.
Women over 50 years of age should use natural progesterone
cream to prevent osteoporosis.
Where should I apply
Natural Progesterone in a moisturizing cream
can be applied to the face, chest, breasts, inner arms, or
soles of feet.
The cream is readily absorbed and leaves no trace after a
During absorption the cream bypasses the liver and goes to
specific receptor sites where progesterone is needed.
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