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Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some of the most commonly asked questions with regards to hormone health, progesterone and natural progesterone creams.

  1. What is Progesterone?
  2. What is Natural Progesterone and Natural Progesterone Cream?
  3. What does USP Natural Progesterone Cream mean?
  4. If our bodies produce progesterone anyway, why do we need to use the cream?
  5. What are the symptoms of low progesterone?
  6. What are the causes of hormone imbalance?
  7. How do I get my hormones balanced?
  8. Which is the best progesterone cream?
  9. Is Natural Progesterone a safe way to raise progesterone levels?
  10. What are the benefits of progesterone cream?
  11. What is the difference between natural progesterone vs progestin?
  12. If Natural Progesterone is as amazing as it sounds, why hasn't my Doctor told me about it?
  13. Can a hormone imbalance cause food cravings?
  14. Can a hormone imbalance make you tired a lot?
  15. Can back pain be related to a hormone imbalance?
  16. Can stress and irritability be related to a hormone imbalance?
  17. What are the side effects of progesterone cream?
  18. At what age can I start taking progesterone?
  19. What are the causes of hormone imbalance in teenagers?
  20. How much progesterone is too much?


1. What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a hormone. But, it is not just a sex hormone, as it is commonly assumed and it is not just a female hormone which is the other common misconception. It is in fact considered “the mother of all hormones.” It is essential to all human life – men and women alike.

It is true that it is involved in the reproductive process, particularly pregnancy, which is why it is has the sex-stigma attached to it. But it serves a far more important daily purpose. Here’s why …

It is the essential raw ingredient from which our bodies make all the other hormones! This makes it very important indeed and in fact vital to our health.


2. What is Natural Progesterone and Natural Progesterone Cream?

Natural progesterone is a natural hormone that is currently being derived from the plant extract – stigmasterol, found in the soya bean.

Natural progesterone comes in a variety of different forms, but the most popular and effective by far are the ones that come in cream form. The other forms such as tablets, capsules, oils, sprays, injections and suppositories either give a quick release of the hormone and are therefore not suggested for long term use or up to 90% of the benefits are destroyed by the digestive system and liver if taken orally.

The cream is easy to apply, cost effective, can be used long term and has a moisturizing affect on the skin. It is applied at specifically allocated times in the cycles or calendar month.


3. What does USP Natural Progesterone Cream mean?

USP simply stands for United States pharmaceutical grade. You should always look for a cream that is 100% USP grade progesterone.


4. If our bodies produce progesterone anyway, why do we need to use the cream?

There are many reasons why woman become progesterone deficient and need to supplement with natural progesterone, but at the base of the problem is something called Estrogen Dominance - which means there is too much estrogen and not enough progesterone present in the body. You may be surprised to learn that most women in the industrialized countries suffer from estrogen dominance due to use of synthetic hormones, petrochemical based cosmetics and environmental toxins to name but a few.

Progesterone is not an “alternative remedy”, it’s an essential need. If your body cannot produce enough progesterone of its own because of being poisoned then you need to help yourself by raising your progesterone levels to protect your health.


5. What are the symptoms of low progesterone?

There are many symptoms related to low progesterone levels. Progesterone, being the “master hormone” or “mother of all hormones” is vital to optimal health, emotional and mental balance. For a full list of low progesterone symptoms click here.


6. What are the causes of hormone imbalance?

The causes of hormone fluctuations vary. Women the world over are unwittingly putting themselves out of balance through misinformation and bad choices. These are some of the common ways that our hormone levels get disrupted and progesterone levels drop.

  • The Pill
  • HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)
  • Environmental poisons
  • Non organic and estrogen pumped animal food products
  • Stress
  • Cosmetics

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7. How do I get my hormones balanced?

Natural Progesterone creams are the easiest and safest way to raise your progesterone levels and balance your hormone levels.

There are instructions within each set of Natpro that explains when to apply the cream depending on whether you are still menstruating or pre-/peri-/ post menopausal. By following these guidelines you can safely balance your hormone levels.


8. Which is the best progesterone cream?

Typically a 3.3% cream ie. 2000mg of active progesterone per 60/2oz tube is best.

Natpro is a USP natural progesterone cream of the highest quality. It is the first and currently the only progesterone cream to make use of 89% organic ingredients and non-toxic preservatives*. It does what it says and more, click here for details.

*Please note, at present the “progesterone part” of creams cannot be made organic, but the majority of the rest of the ingredients can.


9. Is Natural Progesterone a safe way to raise progesterone levels?

Is natural progesterone safe to use, is a most frequently asked question.
Here’s what Dr Paul Layman had to comment about Natpro and its possible side effects. He practices in the UK and runs a cancer clinic.

"Natpro is safe as houses as far as I am concerned. People get ill because their systems are out of balance. Bringing the hormones back into balance with progesterone is part of the healing."


10. What are the benefits of progesterone cream?

When you correct a hormonal imbalance such as a progesterone deficiency, your body will begin to re-balance itself. The symptoms that manifest as a result of the imbalance and the ways in which they re-balance themselves are unique to each individual. Remember progesterone is the “master hormone” and once your body is getting enough of it, symptoms that you thought were not even related to hormone imbalances tend to disappear. This is why Natural Progesterone Creams can appear to be a miracle cure. However, the use of natural progesterone is not a cure-all, but it is a basic building block that in this modern day many people find themselves lacking.

When the body is in balance, health is its natural state.

Because there are so many benefits to using natural progesterone I’ve dedicated an entire page to them. Click here for full details.


11. What is the difference between natural progesterone vs progestin?

Confusion exists between the words progesterone and progestogen or progestin. Progesterone is a natural hormone made by the body and which is now being made from the plant extract diosgenin or stigmasterol. Progestogen and progestin, on the other hand, are synthetic hormones (with a molecular structure that differs from that of progesterone) used by the drug companies in oral contraceptives and HRT in preference (for commercial reasons) to the natural hormone. The contra-indications, precautions, and adverse reactions of these synthetics hormones make for horrifying reading.


12. If Natural Progesterone is as amazing as it sounds, why hasn’t my Doctor told me about it?

I do not believe that anyone going into medical practice decided to do so as a way to harm or misguide people. Doctors often come up at the short end of the stick when the negative effects of things like estrogens and synthetic progestins etc start coming to light. The simple fact of the matter is they know no better!

Natural Progesterone supplementation is not taught in medical school. Therefore, when discussed with conventionally trained doctors they do not fully comprehend progesterone's functions. Nor do they realize the dangerous consequences of prescribing synthetic hormones such as Progestins and branded drugs like Provera, Prempro and Premarin.
On-going ‘education’ is provided to Doctors by major pharmaceutical companies who obviously have an interest in the synthetic patented products they are pushing. They play down the negative side effects and tout its benefits.

The reason that the pharmaceutical companies are not singing the praises of Natural Progesterone from the rooftops is because it is natural and therefore – it cannot be patented! Because it can’t be patented it can’t be monopolized and therefore they won’t touch it, endorse it or recommend it because – there are no big profits involved!


13. Can a hormone imbalance cause food cravings?

Yes. One of the many functions of progesterone is blood sugar regulation. Therefore if your estrogen levels are too high and your progesterone levels too low, food cravings and binge eating is a common result. Natural progesterone helps normalize blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar level is too low – you crave food – usually high-sugar or sweet foods such as chocolate. Anyone not experienced chocolate cravings during PMS? If you indulge in these quick sugar fixes your body stores this excess sugar … as fat. As you correct your progesterone deficiency you will lose weight and the food cravings will ease off.


14. Can a hormone imbalance make you tired a lot?

Yes. Chronic fatigue is a common symptom of progesterone deficiency. It is usually related to stress. Unfortunately many women now experience adrenal exhaustion, particularly in their mid thirties, rendering their adrenals incapable of making enough progesterone to counter the stress: a vicious circle. High levels of progesterone are needed to overcome chronic fatigue - 200mg/day of supplemental progesterone has been found to be beneficial when maintained until the symptoms have disappeared. Once the symptoms have subsided the amount can be reduced to the level of stress being experienced.


15. Can back pain be related to a hormone imbalance?

Yes. These are all typical estrogen dominance symptoms: general aches and stiffness, particularly in the morning, pain in the joints and back, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. Many find their symptoms increase before menstruation. Progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory as it is the precursor to cortisone. Used as a skin cream and rubbed directly onto the painful area it has been known to help many people.


16. Can stress and irritability be related to a hormone imbalance?

Yes. If you encounter a mildly stressful situation your body draws on its progesterone to produce the hormones (adrenal corticosteroids) to counteract it. These are the hormones that protect against stress. BUT, if your body is in a constant or permanent state of stress it can’t provide enough progesterone to be converted into anti-stress hormones and the result is adrenal exhaustion and no left over progesterone for other normal body functions. It’s a bit of a catch 22 – constant stress reduces our levels of progesterone resulting in too much estrogen which leads to more stress and irritability. Supplementing with Natpro particularly during overly stressful times can halt this vicious circle.


17. What are the side effects of progesterone cream?

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There really are no known harmful side effects for the use of natural progesterone cream - no adverse side affects have been reported and many people have benefited from its use for over 30 years.


18. At what age can I start taking progesterone?

“Every woman between the ages of 13 and 117 needs to seriously consider supplementation with a natural progesterone cream.

Why? Because virtually every woman who lives in an industrialized country (the United States, in particular) is at high risk of estrogen dominance because of exposure to xeno-estrogens. Xeno-estrogens, which are mostly petroleum based synthetic estrogens, are now present in massive amounts in our food chain, water supply, and environment”

- Jon Barron, author of ‘Lessons from the Miracle Doctors’

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of low progesterone, you could start your progesterone supplementation as young as 13.


19. What are the causes of hormone imbalance in teenagers?

Due to the excessive use of environmental toxins and synthetic progestins in our society, more and more teenagers are suffering from hormonal imbalances early on. Girls are reaching puberty on an average of 2-3 years earlier than normal. Fried and trans fatty foods also perpetuate the production of estrogen and further aggrevate the situation. A sensible healthy diet and the use of a natural progesterone cream can help your teenager through this transformational time.


20. How much progesterone is too much?

Because most people are chronically progesterone deficient and not the other way around it is not really possible to overdose on progesterone. Follow the guidelines provided with each pack of progesterone cream and you’ll be sure to experience only benefits.



For more information about this topic please feel free to download and read my free ebook called "The Health Benefits of Natural Progesterone". Encourage your friends to do the same. The more we know about our bodies and in particular - our hormones, the more we can take back control of our lives and live them to the FULL!

To your wonderfully empowering journey to exuberant health.



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The information contained within the pages of this website is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure. It is not intended to be prescriptive or to replace any prescribed treatment you are currently undergoing. Any decisions you make with regards to you health should be made with the one-on-one help of a qualified health care provider, preferably one with specific knowledge of progesterone therapy.


 
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