The Unconventional Wisdom of Progesterone
For a long time, progesterone just didn't rank in people's minds with estrogen as the female hormone. But now three decades of research are telling a different story.
We'd 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 don't 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 it's 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 it's 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.
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Key organic and botanical ingredients: Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Safflower oil, Sweet Almond oil, Orange oil, Lemon peel oil
Complete ingredients: Water, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Hybrid Safflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Behenoyl Lactylate, Stearic Acid, USP Progesterone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Carbomer
How do i use Pro-Gest®? Many women appreciate our natural progesterone cream because it's not another pill they have to take. Pro-Gest® cream is easy to use. To apply, just massage a ¼ teaspoon into your skin twice a day as recommended on the package. Apply it to your inner arms, inner thighs, abdomen, or chest, rotating the areas where applied. It absorbs quickly through the skin, and you're on your way back to a natural balance in no time. 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®. Days 14 - 21: use ¼ teaspoon twice a day. Days 22-28: use ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Pro-Gest® twice a day. 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® Days 8-21: use ¼ teaspoon of Pro-Gest® twice a day. Days 22-28: use ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Pro-Gest® twice a day. 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®. Days 8-30 (or 31): use 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of Pro-Gest® twice a day. If needed, you may use up to ½ teaspoon of Pro-Gest® twice a day according to the same schedule.
Does Not Contain
This product contains no parabens.
WARNING: This product contains progesterone, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. Consult with your physician before using this product. Consult with your physician before using this product.
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