What exactly is natural progesterone

Progesterone is a steroid hormone made by the corpus luteum of the ovary at ovulation and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands.  In a normally cycling female, the corpus luteum produces 20 to 30 mg of progesterone daily during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.

Natural Progesterone Cream™ comes from a wild Mexican yam plant. It matches exactly the chemical composition of our body's own progesterone. Products that list yam extract among their ingredients may or may not include the saponin, a rich portion of the yam root. In other words, not all progesterone creams are created equal. Our progesterone cream contains the pharmaceutical grade natural progesterone created specifically to Dr. John Lee's specifications - at least 400 mg. per ounce.    

Progesterone is preferable to the synthetic progestins because it is natural to the body and has no undesirable side effects when used as directed.  The placenta produces 300-400 mg of progesterone daily during the last few months of pregnancy, so we know that such levels are safe for the developing baby.  But, progestins, even at fractions of this dose, can cause birth defects.  Progestins may also cause many other side effects including breast cancer in test dogs, loss of vision, increased risk of strokes, fluid retention, migraine headaches, asthma, cardiac irregularities and depression.

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