Our exclusive formulation for natural bio-identical PROGESTERONE hormone cream
Our NEW EMOTION+ is a higher dose progesterone cream for those women who need extra support; 1000 mg per ounce
All natural ingredients, water based, no toxins… Use 1/16 tsp to 1/2 tsp per dose up to 2+ times per day as needed. (1/4 tsp = 40mg)
We use only the safest ingredients in our EMOTION TM progesterone cream and DO NOT use unnecessary herbs nor toxic chemicals!
Natural Spring Water – drawn from one of Georgia’s best crystalline rock aquifer artesian well.
Stearic Acid – a white, waxy fatty acid from vegetable oils, used in cosmetic creams for its pearliness and firmness.
Sweet Almond Oil – an oil from the almond nut.
Glycerin – a natural emollient derived from vegetable oil, which has been used for thousands of years.
Aloe Vera – extracted from the aloe plant. It is used to sooth the skin and aid in healing. It has both moisturizing and soothing abilities for skin and hair.
Progesterone – 100% pharmaceutical grade, bio-identical, derived from plants
Vitamin A – used in cosmetics for treatment of acne, soothing the skin, and increasing the products shelf life.
Vitamin B Complex – all b vitamins are utilized in cosmetics. Panthenol and inositol, for example, are essential for skin cell respiration.
Vitamin C – a mild natural preservative and is absorbed into the skin as a natural nutrient.
Vitamin E – a natural preservative for cosmetics due to its antioxidant action. Grapefruit Seed Extract – a natural preservative.
1/4tsp = 40mg of natural progesterone
Progesterone (natural or synthetic)?
Progesterone is a precursor for other hormones. This means that the body uses progesterone to create other hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone and the adrenal corticosteroids. This is an extremely important function, one that synthetic progestins (i.e. Provera or medroxyprogesterone) can’t achieve. Synthetic progestins can interfere with the body’s production of natural progesterone, thus reducing its level.
According to Dr. John Lee, a physician who has published extensively in this area, bio-identical progesterone:
* Exactly duplicates the body’s natural progesterone.
* Helps balance estrogen, which synthetic progestin cannot do.
* Is eliminated by the body quickly, thus greatly reducing the side effects often seen with synthetic progestins. * Improves sleep.
* Is naturally calming.
* Helps balance fluid in the cells, thus reducing sodium retention and edema.
* May have a positive effect on hypertension.
* Improves the body’s ability to use and eliminate fats. In the mid-life woman, the body’s ability to perform this function lessens.
* Is superior to Provera (a synthetic progestin) in its effect on cholesterol according to the PEPI study, scheduled to be completed in 2005
* Promotes new bone formation which can be important in treatment of osteoporosis.
* May protect against breast cancer.
* Normalizes libido
* May regrow scalp hair. Women who have experienced hair thinning as a midlife symptom may be able to reverse this trend by using natural progesterone.
Further, according to Dr. Lee, there is evidence that, when applied to the breasts, bio-identical progesterone may offer protection against estrogen stimulated cell proliferation or hyperplasia which can lead to cancer.
Commonly Asked Questions About Natural Progesterone
What is the difference between natural and synthetic progesterone?
Progesterone was first crystallized in 1934, and is available from plant sources. “Natural” micronized progesterone (also termed USP Progesterone) refers to a single molecular structure that is “bio-identical”. Thus it is an exact chemical duplicate of the progesterone women produce in their ovaries. Synthetic “ progestogens ” or “progestins” mimic the action of the progesterone closely enough to bind to progesterone receptor sites, however the body does not respond to them in the same way. Thus, synthetic progestins are not recommended for use during pregnancy. Pregnancy requires progesterone. Synthetic progestins will not increase the serum or salivary levels of progesterone.
Studies have shown that synthetic progestogen actually reduces the level of progesterone in the blood stream by blocking the process of progesterone production. In contrast, research studies show that topical (skin) applications of natural progesterone may increase salivary and serum levels of progesterone. Natural progesterone can be administered through topical applications which allow it to naturally enter the bloodstream.
Are there side effects with natural progesterone?
“ Natural” progesterone combines with progesterone receptor sites throughout the body and causes biological effects without many of the undesirable effects that are seen with the synthetic forms (medroxyprogesterone). There are no long- term adverse effects noted for supplemental progesterone in amounts that replicate physiological levels of progesterone in the body. The key is in using the correct amounts and monitoring the use monthly or bi-monthly.
Do I need progesterone if I have had my uterus removed?
If the intent of using progesterone is merely to slough off endometrial tissue, then progesterone would not be necessary. But progesterone is needed by the body to balance estrogen’s effect on the breast and other body sites and to prevent ESTROGEN DOMINANCE, a term coined by Dr. John Lee, so perhaps it should be considered. A recent study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers, determined that there were impressive and significant improvements in the quality of life issues such as hot flashes, menstrual problems, sexual function, physical complaints, anxiety and depression with the use of natural progesterone. These are important issues for women with and without a uterus since unopposed estrogen, due to insufficient levels of progesterone, can lead to a variety of health problems including breast and ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids and fibrocystic breast disease.
What is the difference between wild yam and progesterone?
Wild yam(Dioscorea barbasco)has been used historically in herbal medicine for women’s health. Some of the actions of wild yam include smooth muscle relaxation and a mild diuretic effect. The human body cannot convert diosgenin, the active ingredient in wild yams, into progesterone.
This can only be accomplished in a laboratory setting. The body may absorb wild yam extract through the skin, which may have some effect on menopausal symptoms, however research on both oral and topical applications of wild yam extract have demonstrated no change in progesterone levels in the body!
Does progesterone help raise estrogen levels?
Progesterone seems to work at various stages and at various levels. These changes occur for the majority of women in the first 10 days, 6-8 weeks, then there is a change at 4 months, another at 7 months, a further change around 12 months and finally another roughly at 18 months, based on the individual and her specific condition. If you are not aware of these stages, you may misinterpret the signs as progesterone losing its effect, when in actual fact it can represent the opposite! Because we are reintroducing progesterone back into the body and thereby sensitizing and stimulating the estrogen receptor sites in the body, there are the immediate, and long term benefits and side effects (estrogen dominance wake-up crisis!). From observation, we have found the immediate benefits which generally occur within the first 10 days of usage range from instant calming, clearer thinking, feeling more grounded, able to cope with stress better, reduction or elimination of headaches, bettered sleep, less PMS type symptoms and less breast tenderness.
On the other side of the coin, as a consequence of bringing progesterone back into the body and waking up estrogen receptor sites, women can actually go through a bit of a roller-coaster of symptoms that can be confusing and uncomfortable if they don’t understand what is happening. It is known that progesterone and estrogen, like many of the hormones in the body, work synergistically. The presence of progesterone sensitizes estrogen receptors in the body, making circulating estrogen levels work better without changing the actual levels of estrogen. Progesterone performs this role with other hormones as well. Since a woman’s body has the ability to produce some estrogens after menopause, many women find that supplementation of progesterone is sufficient for management of their symptoms. In women who are very thin, who have had hysterectomies at a younger age, or who have certain risk factors, like high cholesterol or heightened bone loss, some form of estrogen or phytoestrogens may be necessary to completely fulfill their bodies’ needs.
Keep in mind that the balance of the different hormones is important and should be tailored specifically to the individual.
What is natural progesterone’s role in PMS?
Several different types of PMS have been recognized. Women who suffer from certain kinds of PMS may have a relative excess of estrogen, caused by either a low progesterone level or too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. This condition is often called “estrogen dominance”. Common symptoms of estrogen dominance include breast tenderness, bloating, headache, irritability and mood swings. If a women’s PMS is a result of excess estrogen or insufficient progesterone, then supplementation with progesterone during the second half of her cycle (from the time of ovulation until menses) may help reduce PMS symptoms.
Will using natural progesterone with oral birth control pills alter their effectiveness?
Using natural progesterone should not alter the effectiveness of oral birth control pills provided that the oral birth control pills are taken as prescribed. Birth control pills may be “progestin only” pills (synthetic progestins), or a combination of progestins and estrogen. Adding supplemental progesterone will only increase the progestational effect in the body.
Does progesterone affect hair loss in women?
When progesterone levels fall as a result of ovarian follicle failure (lack of ovulation), the body responds by increasing its production of the adrenal cortical steroid, androstenedione, an alternative precursor for the production of other adrenal cortical hormones. Androstenedione produces some androgenic (male-like) properties, in this case, male pattern hair loss. When progesterone levels are raised by progesterone supplementation (oral or topical), the androstenedione level will gradually fall, and normal hair growth will eventually resume. Since hair growth is a slow process, it may take four to six months for the effects to become apparent.
What is progesterone’s role in preventing breast cancer?
The actual causes of breast cancer are still largely unknown, but most authorities agree that estrogen is, at least, a promoter of breast cancer. In industrialized countries, progesterone deficiency and estrogen dominance among women in their mid-thirties has become epidemic. Dr. David Zava, a noted breast cancer researcher and biochemist, has stated that “nearly every risk factor for breast cancer is linked, either directly or indirectly, to an increase in the level of unopposed estrogen or estrogen receptor activity”. To help prevent breast cancer, it is suggested that one adopts a plant- based diet in order to avoid xenoestrogens in red meat and dairy foods, and to supplement the body with natural progesterone.
Synthetic progestins should be avoided since they may increase breast cancer risk. However, there is strong evidence that natural progesterone protects against breast cancer. There are a number of studies in the medical literature that associate a deficiency of progesterone with an increased risk of breast cancer. There are several interesting medical studies showing that young women who undergo mastectomies for breast cancer have a much better survival rate and recurrence-free prognosis when the surgery is performed during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. This is the time of the month when the body produces the most progesterone. Because of the potential for saving lives and preventing recurrences, this area of research should be vigorously pursued. The restoration of natural hormonal balance in the body is often missing from conventional HRT.
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