Restored Balance Product Q&A
For Progesterone Creams
do I apply natural progesterone cream?
Natural progesterone (derived from the wild Mexican yam,
soy) in a moisturizing cream can be applied to the face,
chest, abdomen, inner thighs, and in cases of
the entire trabecular spine.
The cream is readily absorbed and leaves on trace after a
During absorption, the cream bypasses the liver and goes
specific receptor sites where progesterone is needed. When
action is completed, residue then is excreted from the
the liver so there are no toxic effects. Absorption rates
from person to person as does the relative need for
do I know if I should use natural progesterone?
If you have PMS symptoms. PMS symptoms are those symptoms
occur consistently a week or 10 days before the period and
with or shortly thereafter.
If you have estrogen dominance symptoms. These symptoms
retention, breast swelling, fibrocystic breast, uterine
mood swings, depression, craving for sweets, weight gain,
deposited at hips and thighs.
if you have menopausal symptoms. Estrogen continues to be
from the fat in cells even after menopause; however,
production virtually ends. Hot flashes are the most
Osteoporosis. Women over 50 years of age should use
cream to prevent osteoporosis.
do I use natural progesterone cream?
If you are still menstruating, use 1/2 teaspoon of cream
a day after ovulation (which generally is 12-14 days from
day of menstrual flow). You do not need natural
menstruating. However, if you experience menstrual cramps,
rubbing cream on your lower abdomen; or migraines, rub
the back of the neck.
If you have menopausal symptoms and are still
1/2 teaspoon cream twice a day beginning with the 8th day
day one of menstruation onset until menstruation occurs.
If you have menopausal symptoms but are not menstruating,
osteoporosis, or for prevention of osteoporosis, use based
calendar month. Start using 1/2 teaspoon twice per day
day 5-7 of each month. It is important to stop using the
at least 5 days each month.
Please note: Everyone is different. Some women require
cream to help alleviate symptoms, while others can use
the first 3 months, use one 2 ounce jar per month. Then
back on the amount of natural progesterone each month. If
return, resume previous usage.
natural progesterone be used during pregnancy?
In his book, Premenstrual Syndrome and You, Dr. Neils H.
M.D., from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York,
natural progesterone may be helpful to maintain pregnancy.
cream is not only safe for use during pregnancy, but
It is suggested to be used from conception to delivery,
primarily to abdomen, breast, low back, and upper thighs
it will tend to prevent the skin from stretching).
For the first six months of pregnancy, use an average of
3/4 of a teaspoon of cream two to three times a day.
last trimester, apply one teaspoon two or three times per
Discontinue at delivery and resume again at a level of
day beginning one month after delivery. The cream is also
for post-partum depression which many women experience
Can young girls use natural progesterone cream?
The general health of girls between the ages of 9 and 13
adversely affected by low estrogen levels. The parents of
in this age group should be aware of the symptoms
the onset of menarche -- such as emotional outbursts,
temperamental, and compulsive consumption of sweets.
For a year or more before the onset of menstruation, blood
levels are so low that young girls often develop the
symptoms which usually are accepted as normal behavior.
puberty, the maturing ovaries require calcium for estrogen
and cannot produce enough progesterone at this time, most
symptoms mentioned above will be alleviated. Use of
from the beginning of menarche through teenage years will
a high level of wellness with few or no PMS complaints.
What exactly is natural progesterone and how does it
a synthetic progesterone?
Natural progesterone, a cholesterol derivative, comes from
wild Mexican yam or soybean. It matches exactly the
of the body's own progesterone.
Manufactures alter the chemical makeup of progesterone in
to create progestins. Progestins in their altered
may cause many side effects, such as birth defects or
fluid retention, epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cardiac or
dysfunction, and depression.
natural hormones help vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness can occur in women of all ages for
but it is primarily present in post menopausal women.
in a cream base can be used intra-vaginally and has been
in treating vaginal dryness and vulvae atrophy associated
estrogen be used without natural progesterone?
Definitely not. It is very important that natural
be used with any form of estrogen. Estrogen without
can cause endometrial and vaginal carcinomas. Estrogen
and causes water retention, and it can cause fibrocystic
disease and even fibroid tumors and cysts in the ovary
I need a prescription for natural progesterone?
No. Natural progesterone in a cream or oil base comes
Mexican yams and/or soybeans, which is technically a food
am already taking hormones from my doctor. Why should I
Natural hormones are simply an alternative to hormone
therapy. Synthetic progesterone (known as progestins) has
side effects, and synthetic estrogen can be dangerous to
especially if taken without progesterone. If someone is
both a synthetic estrogen and progestins, a gradual step
to back off on the synthetic estrogen (reduce estrogen by
and continue to reduce over 90 days until you've
am post menopausal. Will I start menstruating again?
Occasionally, upon beginning use of natural hormone
a post menopausal woman could experience some breakthrough
or a "period". This is a perfectly normal response and
is nothing to cause alarm. The progesterone is simply
body to rid itself of excess stored estrogen which can
stimulate a uterine shedding -- thus breakthrough
this continues for longer then several months, you should
have facial hair, especially above my upper lip. What
This is a condition called "hirsutism" (defined
as excessive growth of facial and body hair). It indicates
there is a hormone imbalance between estrogen,
dominant male hormone), and progesterone. Progesterone
a regulator for the entire endocrine system. A woman who
the hirsute problem probably has PMS, too. Both menopausal
and menstruating women have reported that facial hair (and
hair) decreased or completely disappears after three to
of regular application of creams twice a day. Natural
is needed to effect proper hormonal balance.
natural progesterone useful for hysterectomized,
or menopausal women?
Yes. Many women
hot flashes following premenopausal hysterectomy,
(complete removal of the ovaries), and in the beginning
natural onset of menopause. The natural progesterone
reported to be effective for relieving hot flashes. Most
have reported a complete cessation of flashes within 3 to 8
natural progesterone indicated for osteoporosis?
Many medical "authorities" tell female
that osteoporosis is inevitable if they live long enough. A
in Mill Valley, California, Dr. John R. Lee, has proven
this often repeated statement is simply untrue.
The results of his ongoing clinical study of 68 women is
All have experienced new bone density ranging from 5 to 40
for women who have used natural progesterone cream from
48 months. His results also indicated this therapy is
even several decades after menopause.
One of his patients who is 82 years old has been using
progesterone cream for four years and has a greater then
new bone density as proven by dual photon absorptiometry.
has proven that osteoporosis is not only preventable, but
is reversible in most cases.
I use natural progesterone if there is a family history of
or uterine cancer?
Yes. In fact, it is
Breast cancer and endometrial cancer are two cancers that
in some way or other to gonadal hormones. They occur in
sensitive to these hormones. Unopposed estrogen is he only
cause of endometrial cancer, although there may be other
involved. Estrogen, or at least one or more of the various
are thought to contribute to breast cancer.
men use natural progesterone?
Men 45 and over can use natural progesterone daily, and it
the libido. Older men with rheumatoid arthritis have gotten
from the pain and swelling after rubbing natural
a cream base on their joints. Although a very small number,
men have actually been diagnosed with osteporosis. In these
use of natural progesterone and a specific nutritional
is recommended as well.