Just a quick question, please. Can you tell me where the natural progesterone that's listed as the 'active incredient' is derived from? I have concern that it comes from the wild yam extract you list as 'other ingredients.' And I can't use a product that claims its progesterone comes from the extract.
Thank you for easing my mind before I use it!
Let me begin by saying that Wild Yam Extract is not Progesterone.
Wild Mexican Yam contains significant concentrations of diosgenin, which is one of nature's finest sources of natural progesterone.
It is found in other plants as well, but not in amounts significant enough to be of value. Diosgenin is converted into Natural Progesterone scientifically.There are no enzymes in the human body that will convert diosgenin, which is the active component of wild yams into progesterone, so, it is done scientifically in our labs.
By the early 1950's progesterone-like chemical compounds were found in thousands of plants with the most abundant precursor concentration being in the wild yam. It was found that the simple addition of hydrochloric acid and warm water coverts diosgenin to natural progesterone. The progesterone produced in this way is natural and exactly the same chemically, as human progesterone.
How Can Natural Progesterone Cream Help a Woman Hoping to Conceive?
When you are older and hoping to conceive and carry a baby full term, it appears that our progesterone levels are much lower than when we were younger while oestrogen levels either increase or remain the same. The reason that older women, I mean 30-50, experience more PMS symptons (premenopause symptons) is because their estrogen levels are not countered by enough progesterone. As unopposed oestrogen causes breast cancer, progesterone supplementation in the form of transdermal cream is highly recommended.
Progesterone is the dominant hormone in the post-ovulation phase of the cycle and when the levels of progesterone rise mucus stops being produced. Sometimes older women may not be producing enough progesterone to sustain a pregnancy. When you first become pregnant, therefore, you need to be producing enough progesterone to support a tiny embryo in its first few weeks of being in the womb.
After these very early few weeks, the placenta begins to produce its own supply of progesterone by which time the embryo is firmly connected to its own supply. In the first few weeks, it isn't, so the danger of miscarriage is much higher.
Doctors tend not to offer natural progesterone cream to patients is because pharmaceutical companies cannot patent a naturally occurring product, so they don't make money from it. They may also sometimes confuse it with 'progestin'. This is not the same and it does not convert into progesterone when in the body.
Creams are much better than oral applications because they readily absorb straight into the fatty tissue layers of the skin. Taken orally, progesterone is transported to the liver where 90% of the actual ingredient is immediately dumped, hence you derive no benefit.
However, before trying progesterone cream, please make sure that you do visit your doctor and arrange for any necessary hormone checks. If you do not need progesterone, then you could create problems by using it unnecessarily.
Agnus Castus For Fertility
Did you know that Agnus Castus preparations act on the pituitary gland to regulate the production of, and induce normalisation of the ovarian hormones? For over 2500 years (since the days of Hippocrates) Agnus Castus, also known as Vitex or Chaste Tree has been used for gynecological conditions.
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Caution: Agnus Castus should not be taken in conjunction with Progesterone supplements, unless you have been otherwise advised by your doctor or other qualified medical professional.