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Choosing the right Progesterone cream



Because of the successful results obtained from genuine Natural Progesterone creams, there is a proliferation of vendors, especially on the internet, climbing on the bandwagon, some, with inferior products, making exaggerated claims . Many creams available today contain very little or no Progesterone at all, and if they do, the quantity and quality of Progesterone in the cream is inconsistent.

At one time, one of the components of Yam (dioscorea villosa), diosgenin, was believed to be converted in the female body to progesterone. In his first book, Dr. John Lee of California, U.S.A., states that diosgenin is probably converted to progesterone. However, that has since been proven to be unsubstantiated and, in fact, in his current book, "What Your Dr. May Not Tell You About Menopause" on page 270, Dr. Lee states " there is no evidence that the human body converts diosgenin to hormones."

Dr. David Zava, (PhD in Bio Endocrinology whose focus has been progesterone and estrogen receptor activity) is the laboratory director of Aeron LIfe Cycles, one the foremost hormone testing facilities in the world. Dr. Zava has tested progesterone levels for many thousands of women and responded with the following: "In response to your question about wild yam steroids - do they convert into progesterone? The answer is no, there are no enzymes in the human body that will convert diosgenin, the active component of wild yams, into progesterone. This does not mean diosgenin is without activity in the body as it has been used by phytotherapists for centuries as an adaptagen."

So, when selecting a progesterone cream for the purpose of raising bio-available progesterone levels, the first criteria that must be met is that the cream must contain sufficient levels of USP Natural Progesterone. The cream must also be properly formulated.

Considering the normal healthy monthly female cycle, in response to ovulation, Progesterone levels increase from 2-3 mg. per day to 22-25 mg. per day for 12 to 14 days just prior to menstruation. Because there are many cream companies promoting a product that contains only a few milligrams of progesterone per ounce or none, those formulations are unable to have a positive effect on biologically available levels of progesterone.

Consequently, the typical response from women using a "yam cream" or a cream that does not have a certified potency has been:

"It seems to have helped a little, but it is not what I really need."

Conversely, women who use a properly formulated Progesterone cream say:

"I have finally achieved relief from the symptoms I have endured for many years and I now experience a sense of well-being that I have not enjoyed since........!"