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Straight Talks with Wray Whyte…

So often, we get confused about the right amount of Progesterone Cream necessary to help us get rid of our estrogen symptoms. In my interview with Wray Whyte, she clears many common misunderstandings and gives us the essential guidelines for the cream to be effective.  

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Transcript of the Interview

Wray Whyte: I think in almost every one of the queries I get, and I get quite a few, they all ask how much cream to use, how much progesterone to use and I spend my life on a calculator because a lot of the people who write in use another cream with varying strengths.

So I have to work out for them how much and of course they’re always alarmed because most of the time, they have to use half the container to get the amount I suggest. But as far as dose is concerned, it really depends on symptoms. It doesn’t depend on weight, age, height at all and it depends a bit on sex because a man doesn’t need as much. But the problem is how much estrogen does a woman have in her body.

The more estrogen, the more progesterone is needed and what I’m finding, if women get the courage and listen to what I say and use a lot which is sometimes 10 times what they have been using. They are given 20 to 40 milligrams a day to use and I would say to use 100 to 200 or more… and they’re alarmed in this but there are some who listen and they are the ones that respond dramatically.

I have found and it was interesting that one girl had a doctor put her on 400 milligrams immediately. She had no estrogen-dominance symptoms at all, none, and I found women who do that, go really high (in progesterone dosage), don’t often get the symptoms. But I’ve got women using 1000 milligrams a day, half a tube. It’s a huge amount because their symptoms are just so bad and so it really depends only on symptoms which again are a reflection of how much estrogen you have in you. Not size, not weight, not height…. But symptoms, and to go high (to use a high dosage of progesterone)

Vero Laos: Yes. Actually, what you are saying is so interesting because we presume that just taking that little scoop everyday would be sufficient and as you say, it’s how much estrogen and how much estrogen-dominance we have is directly related to the amount of symptoms that we have. So then one would start on a high dose. What would be the regime that you would advice let’s say for the first three months?

Wray Whyte: If somebody is pre-menopausal i.e. they got a regular cycle but are having horrific symptoms, I tell them to ignore the cycle. So in other words, they would use the cream everyday and through their period as well and I say do this for two to three months. Sometimes they require longer, sometimes shorter but it doesn’t harm to use it through the cycle and what this means is that it gives progesterone a chance to become dominant. If you take a break, estrogen can rise so you’re back to square one every time you start the progesterone.

Going continuously on the cream, it suppresses estrogen continuously so it cannot rise and generally, at the end of the three months, the progesterone is now dominant and then once they sort of feel stable, they can start experimenting. They stop the cream and then see what happens. If the symptoms come back, they obviously haven’t gone on long enough but if the symptoms don’t come back, then they can continue not using the cream for the length of the follicular phase that they normally have.

Now this is another confusing thing because everyone is told to use the cream for 14 days and have a break for 14 days. Twenty-eight days is only the average length of our cycles. They range from 21 days to 35 days. If you add those two together, divide by two, you get to 28 and so the pill manufacturers put their pill in a 28-day package.

Everyone now thinks every woman has a 28-day cycle and it’s simply not true. So a woman with a 35-day cycle, she would only start using progesterone on day 21 and use it for the next 14 days. So she doesn’t use it (the cream) for three weeks but somebody with a very short cycle, 21 days,… she would start using it on day seven and use it for the next 14 days.

So you have to know… but there are some women who have erratic cycles some don’t, in which case you use the average.

Vero Laos: You would advise women with very bad estrogen dominance symptoms, not to respect the 14/14 days over the three months but just to use the cream the whole month and every day.

Wray Whyte: Things (the cycle will) sort themselves out. They don’t feel as bad because to my mind, it’s far better to use the cream daily and get rid of the symptoms. I feel it’s a small price to pay because sometimes, the cycle can get upset. So instead of a regular cycle, using it daily can make the cycle shorter or longer but that’s not the problem. It will sort itself out again once you start following the cycle.

So it’s important to realize for the recapping: size, weight, height do not play any part in it. The symptoms play the part. The worse the symptoms, the more progesterone is needed to overcome them and the longer normally you have to use it and I found using for two to three months daily, is sort of generally OK. Some women need longer.

Then if you feel stable, start following your cycle and the best is to start a 28-day and then your normal cycle will sort of flow from there and then things should start getting better but I found also estrogen dominance can come out of the blue. Some women can be coasting along for three months and they’re perfectly happy and then suddenly they get hit and I get this sort of panic letter. Sometimes there is no explanation for it. It’s usually stress.

Progesterone drops, estrogen rises. Symptoms come back. What causes this stress? It’s obviously the individual would know but that is something to be aware of. Estrogen can rise again and hit you suddenly without realizing it and there are so many factors now that cause estrogen to rise.

I’ve just finished answering somebody. Even milk which contains the bovine growth hormone causes IGF-1 to increase. This is insulin-like growth factor and that increases aromatase in the body. Aromatase converts more testosterone into estrogen …. so you get estrogen rising. We just don’t know what we’re doing with ourselves. At any one time, we could be eating a huge amount of phytoestrogens without realizing it and they’re in grains and legumes mainly. So, estrogen rises again. There are so many variables. It’s impossible to say but if it does happen, increase the cream again. Increase the progesterone.

Vero Laos: Excellent, Wray. That’s so interesting. So often we just follow the mainstream and we think we are OK but our health really matters and we have to be responsible. We have to know about our hormones. We have to know what causes such imbalance and how to preserve ourselves. We want to live long and we want to live healthy ……. and happy of course. I really appreciate your work and the way that you are really helping women all over. Thank you so much, Wray.


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Straight Talks with Wray Whyte…

So often, we get confused about the right amount of Progesterone Cream necessary to help us get rid of our estrogen symptoms. In my interview with Wray Whyte, she clears many common misunderstandings and gives us the essential guidelines for the cream to be effective.  

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Transcript of the Interview

Wray Whyte: I think in almost every one of the queries I get, and I get quite a few, they all ask how much cream to use, how much progesterone to use and I spend my life on a calculator because a lot of the people who write in use another cream with varying strengths.

So I have to work out for them how much and of course they’re always alarmed because most of the time, they have to use half the container to get the amount I suggest. But as far as dose is concerned, it really depends on symptoms. It doesn’t depend on weight, age, height at all and it depends a bit on sex because a man doesn’t need as much. But the problem is how much estrogen does a woman have in her body.

The more estrogen, the more progesterone is needed and what I’m finding, if women get the courage and listen to what I say and use a lot which is sometimes 10 times what they have been using. They are given 20 to 40 milligrams a day to use and I would say to use 100 to 200 or more… and they’re alarmed in this but there are some who listen and they are the ones that respond dramatically.

I have found and it was interesting that one girl had a doctor put her on 400 milligrams immediately. She had no estrogen-dominance symptoms at all, none, and I found women who do that, go really high (in progesterone dosage), don’t often get the symptoms. But I’ve got women using 1000 milligrams a day, half a tube. It’s a huge amount because their symptoms are just so bad and so it really depends only on symptoms which again are a reflection of how much estrogen you have in you. Not size, not weight, not height…. But symptoms, and to go high (to use a high dosage of progesterone)

Vero Laos: Yes. Actually, what you are saying is so interesting because we presume that just taking that little scoop everyday would be sufficient and as you say, it’s how much estrogen and how much estrogen-dominance we have is directly related to the amount of symptoms that we have. So then one would start on a high dose. What would be the regime that you would advice let’s say for the first three months?

Wray Whyte: If somebody is pre-menopausal i.e. they got a regular cycle but are having horrific symptoms, I tell them to ignore the cycle. So in other words, they would use the cream everyday and through their period as well and I say do this for two to three months. Sometimes they require longer, sometimes shorter but it doesn’t harm to use it through the cycle and what this means is that it gives progesterone a chance to become dominant. If you take a break, estrogen can rise so you’re back to square one every time you start the progesterone.

Going continuously on the cream, it suppresses estrogen continuously so it cannot rise and generally, at the end of the three months, the progesterone is now dominant and then once they sort of feel stable, they can start experimenting. They stop the cream and then see what happens. If the symptoms come back, they obviously haven’t gone on long enough but if the symptoms don’t come back, then they can continue not using the cream for the length of the follicular phase that they normally have.

Now this is another confusing thing because everyone is told to use the cream for 14 days and have a break for 14 days. Twenty-eight days is only the average length of our cycles. They range from 21 days to 35 days. If you add those two together, divide by two, you get to 28 and so the pill manufacturers put their pill in a 28-day package.

Everyone now thinks every woman has a 28-day cycle and it’s simply not true. So a woman with a 35-day cycle, she would only start using progesterone on day 21 and use it for the next 14 days. So she doesn’t use it (the cream) for three weeks but somebody with a very short cycle, 21 days,… she would start using it on day seven and use it for the next 14 days.

So you have to know… but there are some women who have erratic cycles some don’t, in which case you use the average.

Vero Laos: You would advise women with very bad estrogen dominance symptoms, not to respect the 14/14 days over the three months but just to use the cream the whole month and every day.

Wray Whyte: Things (the cycle will) sort themselves out. They don’t feel as bad because to my mind, it’s far better to use the cream daily and get rid of the symptoms. I feel it’s a small price to pay because sometimes, the cycle can get upset. So instead of a regular cycle, using it daily can make the cycle shorter or longer but that’s not the problem. It will sort itself out again once you start following the cycle.

So it’s important to realize for the recapping: size, weight, height do not play any part in it. The symptoms play the part. The worse the symptoms, the more progesterone is needed to overcome them and the longer normally you have to use it and I found using for two to three months daily, is sort of generally OK. Some women need longer.

Then if you feel stable, start following your cycle and the best is to start a 28-day and then your normal cycle will sort of flow from there and then things should start getting better but I found also estrogen dominance can come out of the blue. Some women can be coasting along for three months and they’re perfectly happy and then suddenly they get hit and I get this sort of panic letter. Sometimes there is no explanation for it. It’s usually stress.

Progesterone drops, estrogen rises. Symptoms come back. What causes this stress? It’s obviously the individual would know but that is something to be aware of. Estrogen can rise again and hit you suddenly without realizing it and there are so many factors now that cause estrogen to rise.

I’ve just finished answering somebody. Even milk which contains the bovine growth hormone causes IGF-1 to increase. This is insulin-like growth factor and that increases aromatase in the body. Aromatase converts more testosterone into estrogen …. so you get estrogen rising. We just don’t know what we’re doing with ourselves. At any one time, we could be eating a huge amount of phytoestrogens without realizing it and they’re in grains and legumes mainly. So, estrogen rises again. There are so many variables. It’s impossible to say but if it does happen, increase the cream again. Increase the progesterone.

Vero Laos: Excellent, Wray. That’s so interesting. So often we just follow the mainstream and we think we are OK but our health really matters and we have to be responsible. We have to know about our hormones. We have to know what causes such imbalance and how to preserve ourselves. We want to live long and we want to live healthy ……. and happy of course. I really appreciate your work and the way that you are really helping women all over. Thank you so much, Wray.

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Low progesterone is considered to be the main cause of the pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS highly affects a women’s physical and mental state. The symptoms of PMS can range from depression, anxiety, weigh gain, mood swings, raging temper, cramps, dizziness, and dehydration to different types of skin problems.

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Beware of Low Progesterone and high Estrogen

Nowadays more and more women start experiencing anovulatory cycles (no ovulation). This has caused PMS to increase for women in their 30’s. This hormonal imbalance is caused by low progesterone and high estrogen levels, due to the influence of xeno-estrogens, an endocrine disruptor which mimic the action of estrogen in the body.

Teenage girls have also started to experience low progesterone and PMS due to the high level of estrogen in their body.
Estrogen dominance suppresses the activity of the thyroid glands, which will give you a temporary hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This triggers the adrenaline which makes women more irritable and temperamental.

I would suggest small regular meals of proteins and complex carbohydrates every three to four hour to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Weight gain is a result of low progesterone and PMS

In order to raise their blood sugar, women with PMS usually gain weight two weeks before their periods due to cravings for sweet foods. Some women can gain up to 5 kg or more which make them look like they are pregnant, which gets really distressing!!
Natural progesterone therapy will help you control your weight by balancing the estrogen level and adjusts the hormonal imbalance.

Avoid birth control pill to treat PMS

Some doctors and gynecologists prescribe pills such as birth control pills, etc. for PMS. It contains progestin and progestogens which is NOT bio-identical progesterone. This treatment should be avoided as it causes women to become more estrogen dominant, making the PMS worse. To increase the Bio-identical Progesterone dosage for PMS should be considered as the prime treatment.

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Progesterone Dosage for PMS

Usually 400mg/day of progesterone cream is needed to stop heavy bleeding and this corrects the cycle as well.

You could also consider taking at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000mg/day taurine and at least 5000iu vitamin D. Taurine is low in dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and vitamin D is a vital nutrient, a lack causes cells to malfunction, and reduces the benefits of progesterone. Initially progesterone can upset the cycle, but it should have settled by now.

Extract taken from Dr Katherina Dalton’s book ‘PMS The Essential Guide to Treatment Options

Chapter 13
It is a well-recognized fact about PMS that most sufferers are free of their monthly problems when pregnant, or at least during the second half of pregnancy. This is because the placenta produces huge amounts of progesterone to keep the pregnancy going – it may raise the level of progesterone in the blood to 40 or even 50 times the greatest amount found in non-pregnant women. However, there are a few women who continue to experience their PMS symptoms daily during later pregnancy, and these women are the ones who are most at risk of developing pre-eclampsia (page 150).

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Hot flashes are usually worse towards the end of Peri-menopause and at the beginning of menopause. During that transition period about 50% of women experience them, and many continue to do so for several years.

During this time, anovulatory cycles occur more frequently, which reduces the production progesterone in the body. While ovarian estrogen does not fall until the last viable egg has completed its development. Moreover, oestrone (estrogen) is still produced by fat (adipose) cells. It causes an imbalance as progesterone is not able to counter the excess of estrogen.
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What can cause Hot flashes?

Hot flashes increase in severity and frequency just before menopause, when menstrual cycle becomes irregular (peri-menopause).

Progesterone drops sharply during the last year or two of peri-menopause, but estrogen does not. When the ratio is disturbed, hot flashes occur.

When blood glucose drops too suddenly after eating or drinking something sweet, it causes a surge in adrenaline and noradrenaline that cause a hot flush.

A drop in serotonin caused by stress can trigger a hot flush. This drop can occur due to a lack of the precursor amino acid tryptophan in the diet, or a reduced ability to convert tryptophan into serotonin.

Men also experience hot flashes. It can be caused by low testosterone, particularly in older men going through andropause. It can also happen during anti-androgen therapy for prostate or testicular cancer, or after removal of the testes.

Hot flashes and sweating are more prevalent in menopausal women with Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

The benefits of Progesterone Cream for Hot flashes:

  • Progesterone is a strong anxiolytic, partly due to its action on the GABA receptor sites. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter.
  • Progesterone partially prevents the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline from the adrenals.
  • Progesterone is an anti-inflammatory hormone, mainly due to its metabolite allopregnanolone as opposed to estrogen which is an inflammatory agent.
  • Progesterone is also a potent vasodilator, it reduces blood pressure, plus it increases the production of Nitric Oxide which is a powerful vasodilator –
  • Progesterone will restore imbalance in the progesterone to estrogen ratio, and help eliminate hot flashes

    All these factors helps reduce and eliminate hot flashes!!

Natural treatment & Cure for hot flashes

In seeking a cure for hot flashes it’s essential to:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Keep blood glucose stable by avoiding all sugars or starchy food or drink containing sugar,
    (grains, legumes or sweet fruits and vegetables that fall into this category).
  • Use Bio-identical Progesterone cream to preserve the ratio of progesterone to estrogen high. 600:1 is recommended to feel well!
  • Deep breathing exercises and acupuncture can help reduce the stress linked to hot flashes

In average menopausal women require 100-200mg/day progesterone unless symptoms are severe. Once the hot flashes have started, it will only respond to levels of 400mg/day or more.
Men need 10-100mg/day progesterone, but 100mg/day and over will be needed to stop hot flashes.
Consider supplementing with:
Tryptophan/5-HTP, the precursor amino acid to serotonin,
Tyrosine, the precursor amino acid to dopamine. By raising the dopamine levels, it will inhibit prolactin production.
Vitamin D is also essential for the normal functioning of all cells. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, have a test done!

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Women are hesitant using Bio-identical Progesterone cream when they don’t understand the difference between; Progesterone Progestin & Progestogens. Health Professionals often use these definitions interchangeably creating confusion in the mind of the public. Only Bio Identical Progesterone (just as our body makes it) is safe to use. Unlike synthetic hormones, Progesterone can be broken down into metabolites, that will calm us, act as an anti-inflammatory… among many other benefits. Our health choices depend upon understanding the fundamental differences between Progesterone, Progestin and Progestogens….find out more..
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Transcript of the interview:

 Vero:  Another question that we come across often and it’s the misconception or the lack of understanding, even among the medical people, between natural Progesterone or Progesterone Progestin and Progestogens.

 Wray:  Yes. They take progesterone and they change the molecule. The Progestin’s were designed because they discovered that progesterone, when taken orally, was destroyed in the gut and the liver. So, to overcome this so they could add it to the contraceptive pill because they realized both hormones were needed, they came up with the Progestins. They’re many now, some are derived from progesterone, some unfortunately are derived from testosterone, so they have androgenic properties so can cause acne and skin problem and facial hair in women who use them. There are dozens now in the market but in every one of them, the actual progesterone molecule has been changed.

Vero: There are so much adverse effects in regards to Progestins and Progestogens that makes people a bit scared and they don’t understand how safe natural progesterone is because of the adverse effect that they are with Progestin and Progestogen that there’s a bit of mix up and confusion arising from that, isn’t it?

 Wray:  Hugely! I think principally because the papers and doctors use the term interchangeably. Luckily, there are many people who realize and I’ve got papers (medical articles), where they say, not all Progestins are created equal and they compare the natural with the others. I’m glad because, I just wish though, this would get through to the medical profession that they are very, very different substances, very, very different. The one thing they found and this came out through the TBI (traumatic brain injury) studies, is because they tried MPA (Medoxyprogesterone-Acetate) which is commonly known as Provera. They tried that and it does reduce oedema like progesterone does but there it ends. It cannot be metabolized into the same metabolites that I mentioned earlier that progesterone is. So, you won’t get Allopregnanolone, which has this potent analgesic anti-anxiety effect. So, they’re very, very different. The body cannot metabolize it into the metabolites which are also vital. One day, it might get known.

Vero: Is Provera, Premarin are they as widely used today as it was 15 years ago?

 Wray:  No. They did the Women’s Health Initiative and they did this study in England called “The Million Women Study.” The result from that really puzzled people because they found that the things that they thought estrogen was helping for actually became worse. Women heard about this of course, so stopped using it, huge amount. They’re now trying to persuade women to use estrogen only for a shorter period of time and as low a dose as possible to get rid of menopausal symptoms. But, you and I know that progesterone gets rid of them safely without taking the risk of using estrogen. So I don’t see the point of it.
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Straight Talks with Wray Whyte…

People are confused when their estrogen symptoms get worst specially when using progesterone for the 1st time or increasing the cream dosage. They blame the Progesterone!! They don’t realise that the cream stimulates the estrogen receptors so they reduce the cream and it is contradictory! The symptoms will become less and they feel better, but they still have the adverse symptoms that they started with …  It’s not progesterone causing those symptoms it’s too much estrogen!

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Transcript of the interview

Vero Laos: Wray, let’s go back a little bit in time. So, you discovered that you had this progesterone deficiency 15 years ago. So, until now, until today, are you still using the cream, have you decreased the usage of the cream, when do you actually know that you need the cream?

Wray Whyte:  The symptom that comes back the quickest for me, I become emotionally sensitive and I am tearful. So, I know I’ve not been putting on enough. I think I also mentioned in the past that I am sometime a bit vague about putting it on. So, I’ll be in a hurry, I’ll squeeze out some, rub it all over and maybe I do this for a few days. And then I realized, because of my emotions that I actually haven’t been putting as much as I should and then I will increase the amount. But then also, if I find I need it, I will do that two week sort of stint, where I put two teaspoons a day on.

And, I find it does take two weeks before the symptoms reduce. It so much depends on the person because a friend of mine, she experimented because she heard I’ve done this and she found her hot flushes suddenly came back but it went quite quickly. But she didn’t have the emotional instability or the irritability and tiredness that I get. But, I think she’s got less fat cells than I have, so she makes less estrogen than me because that was one thing I wanted to point out which so many people aren’t aware of.

They think that when they get to menopause, their estrogen drops and that’s it. It’s not true. We make estrogen until the day we die in our fat cells. The estrogen is called Estrone and it’s just as potent as Estradiol, the estrogen we make pre-menopause in our ovaries. Estradiol should be low in menopause. But whenever a woman goes to have a test, they would only test Estradiol, whether she’s pre or postmenopausal and this is wrong. They will say your estrogen is low, you must take more, so they give Estradiol but they do not seem to know that menopausal women are still making it in their fat cells, so do men.

Men make Estrone as well and as they get older, their estrogen level increases and testosterone and progesterone decreases in them. This is another reason why they get these symptoms. So, it’s important to realize, we still make estrogen until we die or we do not make progesterone in the quantities we did in our premenopausal years, we make very little and it’s mostly to do with brain nerves, that sort of function, rather than reproductive. So, it is important to realize that.

Vero Laos: In regards to using the cream, so there can be a reactivation of the estrogen dominant symptoms and so that can be a bit confusing. Is it just we are going through a phase of detox where our estrogen receptors are being activated and the symptoms come up or, and we’ve got to wait for the progesterone cream we are taking to really take effect or do we need to increase the cream? So, it can be a bit confusing.

Wray Whyte: It is!  People do find it confusing because they are starting progesterone for the first time or increasing it because they’ve heard its better and the symptoms become worse. They then blame the progesterone. They don’t know anything about it stimulating estrogen, so they reduce progesterone and it’s paradoxical.

But they find of course that their symptoms become less. So therefore, this reinforces the belief it was the progesterone causing the problem. But then the symptoms come again. So they’re then, they reduce further still and they feel better until they finally sort of barely using progesterone but they still got the adverse symptoms that they started with. It’s not progesterone causing those symptoms. It’s estrogen, estrogen, estrogen, estrogen.

It was really interesting, just the other day, a woman wrote to me in a bit of a panic. She said she’d missed putting on her progesterone for 4 to 5 days. I think she’d gone away or something and left it behind. What would happen and I said, probably that her symptoms come back and she would definitely get estrogen dominance when she started the cream. She said, she wrote back and she said, very interesting because that’s exactly what happened, her hot flushes started getting worse, they got worse when she went back on the progesterone. She persevered, increased the progesterone, hot flushes went and now she’s back down to the level she was using. So, as I said, it can occur even within the hour. You have to sort of just play around with your own dose, your own amount and your own symptoms. It’s impossible for me or anybody to guide somebody through that, impossible.

Vero Laos: Okay!
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A simple web search for the term ‘progesterone’ will result in hundreds of pages; some of it good and some of it bad. With all those results, it is quite difficult to divide facts from fiction.

What are the most popular misconceptions about progesterone?

Some women claim progesterone, instead of making them feel better, does quite the opposite. Others say that it causes them to put on weight, prevents them from ovulating, or makes their hair fall out, the list goes on and on.

Should progesterone be blamed for all those symptoms?

In this article, I will do my best to clarify some common misconceptions, and show you why progesterone is not to blame for these health concerns.

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Progesterone Dosage is Vital !

First, it is vital to differentiate between the two hormones: Estrogen and Progesterone.

In a woman’s body, estrogen serves a variety of purposes; it stimulates subcutaneous fat cells to proliferate, which causes a woman’s body to gain its shape at puberty. Unfortunately too much Estrogen will cause weight gain that will be hard to lose unless the level of estrogen is reduced.

When someone doesn’t use enough progesterone supplementation, it will stimulate the estrogen receptors that trigger water retention and weight gain. This stimulation leads to a state of ‘estrogen dominance’.

Often when these symptoms occur, progesterone is blamed!

Then many reduce the dosage or stop using it!! Ironically it seems to give some relieve as the estrogen receptors are no longer stimulated….but it defeats the purpose of reversing estrogen dominance!!

Progesterone should not be blamed for estrogen dominance symptoms.

In fact, increasing progesterone dosage will dispel the estrogen dominance symptoms and help the individual regain a sense of normalcy.

It is important to balance estrogen and progesterone in the proper ratio for a healthy body.

Don’t stop using Progesterone Increase it!

Low Progesterone leads to Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is necessary for the growth of an egg and the proliferation of endometrial cells during each menstrual cycle. But an excess of estrogen will mess up the cycle, prevent ovulation and increase the risk of massive bleeding and even endometrial cancer.

Using progesterone during the period of ovulation will stimulate the early release of progesterone so necessary for successful implantation of a fertilized ovum at pregnancy.

Many women have malfunctioning luteal phase, resulting in little or no progesterone being secreted during ovulation. These women are more likely to suffer estrogen dominance symptoms. Around age 35 (perimenopause) the progesterone levels drop due to anovulation. Low progesterone levels usually increase in frequency until menopause when the ovaries stop producing a viable ovum.

It is important to realize that even during perimenopause, the production of estrogen and testosterone do not decrease, resulting in estrogen dominant problems
It is recommended to use 100-200 mg progesterone daily. If symptoms persist more should be required. The amount depends entirely on symptoms. When symptoms are severe more will be needed.

If symptoms seem to get worse, do not reduce the progesterone dosage as many do, blaming the progesterone. These symptoms are signs that estrogen are stimulated, and that MORE progesterone is necessary.

Increasing the progesterone dosage is the only way to overcome estrogen dominant symptoms!

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Natpro Progesterone Cream has just launched its new Airless container. The main benefit of this Progesterone airless dispenser is that each pump action [squirt] provides the exact amount of cream you desire for every application. It is also completely air tight and is resistant to sun damage. Every last drop is used up as NO residue leftover in the pump!
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How many Natpro cream squirts do I need?

As previously discussed on this blog, the amount of progesterone cream needed does not depend on age, weight or height, but rather on the severity of the estrogen dominance symptoms experienced. The dosage of progesterone is always worked out according to the severity these symptoms. The aim in using a bio-identical progesterone cream is to restore a proper progesterone to estrogen ratio. When you reach a proper ratio, the estrogen dominance symptoms will subside and be replaced with a feelling of well being.

As a general guideline of use:
for mild symptoms: 100-200mg/day of progesterone is sufficient.
If symptoms are severe, then 400-500mg/day is advised.

Each pump action provides 1.5 mls per squirt. According to your personal need, you can work out how many squirts you will require in the morning, as well as in the evening.
One other great benefit about the Natpro airless pumps is that “No residue remains in these containers when empty”.

This table below will help you work out how many squirts you need.

Is the Natpro Airless Dispenser more expensive than the Natpro tubes?
The price will remain essentially the same per any given weight/volume of cream.

Price of Natpro Tubes – 60mls

Price of Natpro dispensers – 100mls

What do I get when I order Natpro progesterone cream air pump?

‌ Each dispenser contains 100 grams (3.5 oz) of cream and 3,333mg progesterone.
(Natpro cream has a concentration of 3.33% progesterone or 33.33 milligrams per gram)
‌ Each pump comes with a full instructional pamphlet

  • The ingredients of each dispenser:
    de-ionised water
    caprylic/capric triglyceride
    cetearyl olivate/sorbitan olivate
    progesterone Ph. Eur. USP. JP.
    Aspen bark extract
    dehydroxanthan gum
    vitamin E
    Natpro has an unopened shelf life of 18 months

How does Natpro airless pump work?

The innovative technology of a airless pump uses the concept of vacuum & piston to release its contents. Unlike the traditional style pump & straw which pushes air into the container to force product outward. When the pump is pushed, a piston on the bottom of the container presses the product upward and out of the opening.

Where to Apply Natpro progesterone cream

The topical cream is absorbed very well anywhere on the body. It does not have to be applied to the thin areas of the skin only. Amazingly hair follicles absorb progesterone as well. The skin comprises of 95% kerotinocytes loaded with progesterone receptor sites.
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Great Testimonial from Connie – She has just been using Natpro Progesterone Cream only for 4 months!! Amazing how it cleared so many of her  symptoms.  No wonder that Progesterone is called the “mother of all hormones” – Progesterone is the hormone from which every other hormone in our body is made….
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This is the best product on the market. I do not EVER want to be without it. I have read a lot of information about progesterone deficiencies, and found out that is what I have experienced for many years. I wish I would have known this a long time ago. It would have saved me years of frustration!
I was experiencing frequent UTI’s. I found immediate relief after using Natpro the first time. I have not had one since I started using Natpro 4 months ago.
It also helped stop depression, increased my energy and libido.
I was also so cold all the time, I couldn’t stand to be out in the cold.
After using Natpro, I do not feel cold and can tolerate being outdoors in winter.
I have had a goiter on my thyroid for many years. My doctor started me on thyroid medication. The goiter only went down a small amount. I was also having symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease. After reading about the association of hypothyroid and low progesterone, I started massaging Natpro directly onto my thyroid gland at the base of my neck. Within one week the goiter is nearly gone!!

Also the thyroid levels are normal again.

Thanks so much for your persistence in getting this info to other women. It has helped me tremendously.
I tell any woman that will listen.

Sincerely

Connie Tate-Wiggins

“Progesterone is an Essential Raw Material from which our body makes many of the other Hormones Vital for Good Health”

It’s this simple fact that helps anyone appreciate just how wide ranging the effects of a deficiency can be. This is why progesterone therapy can be effective in treating such a wide range of health problems, from…

  • post natal psychosis, to
  • traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • myopathy
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • pregnancy problems such as miscarriages and pre-term births
  • cancer
  • sleep
  • anxiety and stress
  • Hot Flushes
  • neuro-degeneration
  • PCOS
  • benign prostate hyperplasia
  • ‘man boobs’
  • acne
  • endometriosis
  • fibroids
  • peri-menopause
  • menopause
  • miscarriage
  • candida
  • migraines

…and many more.
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