*How Much Progesterone is Too Much?
While a very few websites are recommending ultra-high doses of progesterone daily, there is no scientific basis for using this extreme amount (100-500 mg/daily).
Following, is a quote from a website selling a progesterone (Chinese) 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 results measure the bound fraction of a hormone (what is in storage). Conversely, the truly significant measure of progesterone levels is a saliva test (what your body is actively using).
The Key Principle
Supplementing with a hormone is not the same as supplementing, for example, with Vitamin C, where at times, more is better. This principle of “more is better” does NOT apply to topical hormone supplementation.
Being seduced by this excessive quantity of progesterone daily (100-500 mg), is risky! Why? It does not parallel your body’s natural hormone cycles and will, in time, result in acute hormone imbalances and a desensitization of progesterone receptors.
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, reduce the influx of environmental estrogens, while paralleling your body’s normal progesterone production. This is safely accomplished with an optimally formulated progesterone cream, (free of Chinese progesterone).
This long-standing, common-sense approach to hormonal imbalances works in harmony with your natural 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 allow you achieve the best of health, safely & naturally.
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