ProgestaCare Natural Progesterone Body Cream can help reduce the severity of PMS symptoms, lessen the effects of menopause, and counter-balances the effects of estrogen dominance. For women who suffer from PMS, hysterectomy symptoms, menstrual conditions, hormone deficiencies, menopause hot flashes, osteoporosis or thinning bones. Reduces breast cancer risk, hair loss, fat gain from estrogen dominance, menopause acne, migraine headaches, and much more.
The following are ONLY general recommendations that may need to be modified by your healthcare professional for your specific situation. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Women in their reproductive years - still ovulating.
In this case, women would normally take progesterone cream for PMS, painful cramping with periods, menstrual irregularities, and to protect against osteoporosis later in life. Begin using Progesterone after you have ovulated. Ovulation usually occurs about 10 to 14 days after your period begins. Count the day the period begins as the first day. Apply one premeasured dose of Progesterone (20 mg. of natural progesterone) every day from day 14 to day 26.
Women who are perimenopausal (still menstruating with menopausal symptoms and/or PMS but not ovulating)
Count the day the period begins as the first day. Day 1 to 6, do not use progesterone cream. Day 7 to 27, apply one dose of progesterone cream (20 mg. of natural progesterone) every day. If your period begins early, stop using Progesterone while you are bleeding. Count the first day of bleeding as day one of the cycle and begin the counting all over again.
Women who are post menopausal (for prevention or reversal of osteoporosis)
Choose a calendar day (e.g. the first day of the month) as day one. Day 1 - 25 apply one dose of Progesterone daily. Day 25 - 30 (or 31), stop using the Progesterone. It is suggested that the body be given a rest and progesterone not be applied during this period.
Women with severe osteoporosis
Day 1 - 25 use one to two doses of progesterone cream per day. Day 25 - 30 (or 31), stop using the Progesterone. It is suggested that the body be given a rest and progesterone not be applied during this period. Important Note: It is strongly suggested that you consult with a Health Care Practitioner to monitor your bone density while using the progesterone cream.
Do I need a break from using the progesterone cream each month?
Yes. For menstruating women, it is important that the progesterone cream only be used from the 14th to the 26th day, counting the day the period starts as the first day. The reason is that the body uses progesterone to hold the blood lining in place during the last two weeks of the menstrual cycle. If the progesterone cream is used out of sequence, it will interfere with the menstrual cycle.
For non-menstruating women, it is recommended that the progesterone cream be used for three weeks and then one week off.
What benefits can I expect when using natural progesterone?
The remarkable benefits of natural progesterone have become evident in recent years and its use in clinical situations is growing due to an increasing dissatisfaction among women taking synthetic hormones manufactured by the drug companies. A growing number of health professionals in the United States and Europe use natural progesterone with great success in treating a wide variety of female health problems.
The most significant benefit of progesterone is that it resolves the problem of estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance has a toxic effect on the body and can lead to serious health problems, especially in women. Progesterone is also beneficial to the brain, improves sex drive, resolves PMS problems, dissolves fibrocystic lumps in the breasts and elsewhere, and it prevents or reverses osteoporosis.
More about Estogen Dominance
The symptoms listed below, as well as many others, often arise when estrogen overstimulates both the brain and body. All of these symptoms are exacerbated by stress of all kinds.
- Decreased sex drive
- Irregular or otherwise abnormal menstrual periods
- Bloating (water retention)
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Headaches (especially premenstrually)
- Mood swings (most often irritability and depression)
- Weight and/or fat gain (particularly around the abdomen and hips)
- Cold hands and feet (a symptom of thyroid dysfunction)
- Hair loss
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Sluggish metabolism
- Foggy thinking, memory loss
- Trouble sleeping/insomnia
Estrogen dominance has also been linked to allergies, autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, uterine cancer, infertility, ovarian cysts, and increased blood clotting, and is also associated with acceleration of the aging process.