*How Much Progesterone Should I Use?
(a note from our Clinician)
While one or two companies online are recommending ultra-high doses of progesterone daily, there is no scientific basis for using this extreme amount.
Following, is a quote from a website selling a progesterone cream:
For general use and to reverse mild symptoms 100-200mg/day progesterone is needed. If severe problems are experienced 400-500mg/day are needed.
This statement is based on a quote that said:
One study found that using 40mg/day…
“…only low plasma progesterone levels were found (median 2.5 nmol/l)”
Plasma progesterone measurements are not significant, as they measure the bound fraction of a hormone (what is in storage). Conversely, the significant measure of progesterone levels is a saliva test (what your body is actively using).
Supplementing with a hormone is not the same as supplementing, for example, with Vitamin C (more is better). This principle does NOT apply to steroid hormone supplementation.
Using this quantity (100-500 mg) of progesterone daily, is risky for you. It does, however, enrich the sales of the company making these unfounded claims.
Rather than supplement with ultra-high doses of progesterone, in a desperate attempt to balance high levels of estrogens, reducing the influx of environmental estrogens, while paralleling your body’s normal progesterone production with a proper progesterone cream, works in harmony with your biology. And, it does so, safely.
All the science and all the clinical experience of the past 40+ years, demonstrate that paralleling your body’s normal progesterone production, while avoiding environmental estrogens, will help you achieve the best of health, safely & naturally.
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