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| The Unconventional Wisdom of Progesterone
For a long time, progesterone just didnt rank in peoples minds with estrogen as the female hormone. But now three decades of research are telling a different story.
Wed been told for decades that progesterone is the pregnancy hormone. So why would we want anything to do with it as we approach mid-life? Well, it turns out that this story is far from the whole truth.
When our ovaries begin gently signaling that they do not want to continue the task of producing an egg every cycle, they dont do it by dropping estrogen levels. Instead, we start to experience the odd cycle when no egg is produced. In those months, the ovaries do not produce progesterone. And the relation between estrogen and progesterone levels in our bodies begins to change.
We know now that its progesterone that affects our hearts, our blood vessels, our nerves, our brains and even our estrogen activity. Because progesterone does so much more than manage fertility, its decline can produce a lot of dramatic effects. We experience these effects as hot flashes, anxiety, sleeplessness, changes in sexual energy and vaginal changes.
Today we understand that its progesterone-that other female hormone-that is missing, causing all kinds of subtle imbalances by its absence. And that led us to believe that supplementing the circulating levels of progesterone would curb a whole range of distressing experiences women had simply come to accept as part of being a woman.
Suggested Use: Pro-Gest® is best used according to your menstrual status. The following are general recommendations that should be confirmed or modified in concert with your health care provider.
Women in their reproductive years: Pro-Gest® is best used during the second half of your menstrual cycle, for the two weeks prior to menstruation.
Days 1 (first day of bleeding) -13: do not use Pro-Gest®.
The suggested use is based on a 28-day cycle. If your cycle is shorter or longer you may need to adjust the timing of use, earlier or later than day 14, to fit with ovulation. If your period begins early, STOP using the Pro-Gest® while you are bleeding. Count the first day of bleeding as day one, and begin the cycle again.
Women who are perimenopausal (still menstruating, with cycle changes):
Days 1 (first day of bleeding) - 7: do not use Pro-Gest®
If your period begins early, STOP using the Pro-Gest® while you are bleeding. Count the first day of bleeding as day one, and begin the cycle again. If your period is late, use the cream for up to 3 weeks (day 28 of your cycle), then take a week off. If your period has not started by the end of the week off, resume use of the cream as described above for days 8-28 or until your period starts. STOP the cream when your period begins. Count the first day of bleeding as day one of your cycle, and begin the cycle over again.
Women who are menopausal or post-menopausal (no longer menstruating): Choose a calendar day (e.g. first day of the month) as day one.
Days 1-7: do not use Pro-Gest®.
If needed, you may use up to ½ teaspoon of Pro-Gest® twice a day according to the same schedule.
Pro-Gest® cream is manufactured to contain 450 milligrams (mg) of USP Progesterone per ounce (900 mg per two-ounce tube). Each ¼ tsp contains approximately 20 mg of USP Progesterone. Careful clinical research has shown this to be an effective amount to achieve a natural balance.
United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Progesterone is progesterone that exactly duplicates the progesterone naturally produced in the body. Its sometimes referred to as human-identical or bio-identical progesterone. The title USP Progesterone differentiates natural progesterone from synthetic progestins or progestogens.
We use only the highest quality ingredients. A stringent quality control process is followed for each production run. Quality testing is completed for raw ingredients, packaging and finished goods and guarantees that each batch of Pro-Gest® is manufactured to exact specifications.
Complete ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyl Palmitate, Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Oil, Panthenol, PEG-8 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, USP Progesterone, Polysorbate 65, Propylene Glycol, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum) Oil, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol