Supports Hot Flashes, Menstrual Pain and PMS Symptoms, Ovarian Cysts, Fibrocystic Breasts, Toxic effects of estrogen
Ingredients: Natural d-alpha tocopherol &/or mixed tocopherols, vegetable triglycerides, natural progesterone
Preferred Storage: Refrigeration
*not for medical use
Progest-E Complex supports the following:
- Hot Flashes
- Menstrual pain and PMS symptoms
- Ovarian cysts
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Toxic effects of estrogen
- Supports full spectrum issues related to estrogen imbalance
What about women who can't lose weight no matter what? If that woman exhibits any of the signs of estrogen dominance (in women over 35 they include: swollen breasts, depression, low thyroid, fibrocystic breasts, water retention, weight gain, and loss of libido), it's very possible that those weight problems are linked to imbalance between estrogen and progesterone.
It's also possible that increasing the levels of natural progesterone may help women to finally begin losing weight which has occurred in many cases.
Forerunner of Testosterone
Even though progesterone is primarily a female hormone, it also plays a vital role in men. It's the precursor of testosterone and corticosteroids, meaning the body uses progesterone to make these other hormones.
Progesterone levels in men are naturally much lower than in women during their fertile years, however, Dr. Lee says that after menopause (or even 10 to 15 years before menopause) some women's progesterone levels fall below that of same-age men. Typically healthy men continue to produce normal testosterone and corticosteroid levels in their 70s and 80s.,
A 1984 "Medical Tribune" article concluded that very large doses of progesterone in (college-age men in the study) worked "only as a contraceptive", and didn't result in any change in general stamina, vigor, or sex drive. But those large doses did result in a drop in testosterone sufficient enough to inhibit sperm maturation.
However, men with prostate cancer are typically offered castration in the form of chemicals or surgery to reduce their testosterone levels to as low a level as possible, in the belief that this suppresses prostate cancer growth. Dr. Lee says this abrupt, almost total absence of testosterone creates a sort of male menopause often complete with hot flashes. Like progesterone, testosterone can stimulate new bone formulation, increasing bone density and a lack of it can cause osteoporosis - even in men. If one wishes to "prevent or treat the castration-induced osteoporosis, it is possible to safely supplement progesterone to replace testosterone in these men."
In a progesterone deficiency, we produce too much cortisone which causes osteoporosis, aging of the skin, damage to the brain cells, and the accumulation of fat, especially on the back and abdomen. Plus studies have also found drugs for osteoporosis such as Actonel, Boniva, and Fosmax were associated with approximately a twofold increase in esophageal cancer and an increased risk of fractures.
Dr. John Lee wrote three books on the benefits of natural progesterone. One key benefit according to his studies was prevention and reversal of bone loss and osteoporosis. Dr. Lee even cited a study that found women with sufficient levels of progesterone were 90% less likely to develop cancer of any kind.
Experiments have shown progesterone to help control hot flashes, PMS, depression, relieve anxiety, improve memory, protect brain cells, and even prevent epileptic seizures. It promotes respiration, and has been used to improve emphysema. In the circulatory system, it prevents bulging veins by increasing the tone of blood vessels, and improves the efficiency of the heart.
It reverses many of the signs of aging in the skin, and promotes strong bone growth. It can relieve many types of arthritis, too, and helps a variety of immunological problems.
The best way to intake natural progesterone is dissolved in vitamin E because it can enter the blood stream almost as soon as it contacts any membrane, such as lips, tongue, gums, or palate. And when swallowed, it continues to be absorbed by the digestive process.
If progesterone is dissolved in vitamin E, it is absorbed very efficiently, and quickly dispersed to all tissues. If a woman has ovaries, progesterone helps them to produce both progesterone and estrogen as needed, and also helps to restore normal functioning of the thyroid gland and other glands as well. If ovaries have been removed, progesterone may be taken consistently to replace the lost supply, since a progesterone deficiency has often been associated with increased susceptibility to cancer and progesterone has been used to treat some types of cancer.
It is important to emphasize that progesterone is not just the hormone of pregnancy. To use it only to nourish the uterus would be similar to telling a man he doesn't need testosterone if he doesn't plan to father children, except that progesterone is far greater and more basic significance than testosterone.
While men do naturally produce progesterone, and can sometimes benefit from using it, it is not a male hormone. Some people get that impression, because some physicians recommend combining estrogen with either testosterone or progesterone to protect against some of estrogen's harmful side effects, but progesterone is the body's natural complement to estrogen. Used alone, progesterone often makes it unnecessary to use estrogen for hot flashes or insomnia, or other symptoms of menopause.
Beware of progesterone creams using ingredients that become toxic when ingested. Some products are labeled as "progestogens" or "progestins" which do not produce the desired results and contain toxic synthetic substances.
While use of vitamin E is the best vehicle for progesterone intake, beware of tocopherol acetate (synthetic vitamin E) since it is only about half as efficiently absorbed as the simple tocopherol (natural vitamin E).
Ingredients: Natural d-alpha tocopherol and/or mixed tocopherols, vegetable triglycerides, natural progesterone. Both the progesterone and the vitamin E are USP.
Dr. Peat's patented natural progesterone formula in natural vitamin E comes in a 10% solution, one drop containing about three milligrams of progesterone. Normally, the body produces 10 to 20 milligrams per day. A dose of 3 or 4 drops usually brings the blood levels up to the normal range, but this dose can be repeated several times during the day if needed to control symptoms.
The tocopherols in the product vary but generally a small drop of Progest-E contains between 4 and 22 mg of vitamin E.
NOTE: The natural vitamin E is soy-derived, and contains no detectable genetically modified DNA or proteins, and has been independently validated PCR-negative.
The progesterone source has not changed. Our concern is with the quality and purity of the materials we use - not the source plant. If progesterone is made properly, there is nothing left of the original source material. There is quite a bit of confusion and misinformation surrounding this issue. People ask about the source for several different reasons. For some people, GMO is the issue and they can be assured that regardless of the source, Progest-E Complex is free of GMOs.