How Much Progesterone?

*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.

Conclusion:
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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