Dosage 20mg or above 100mg?
I just read the following from your website here.
Female (follicular) 12-100 pg/ml or 38.16 - 318.00 pmol/L
Female (luteal) 75-270 pg/ml or 238.5 - 858.6 pmol/L
Postmenopausal 12-100 pg/ml or 38.16 - 318.00 pmol/L
Male 15-100 pg/ml or 47.70 - 318.00 pmol/L
For example, 30 mg topical progesterone supplementation results in an average rise in salivary levels from about 50 pg/ml (0.05 ng/ml) to 500 to 3000 pg/ml (0.5 to 3 ng/ml), a 10 to 60-fold increase."
Does it mean that the saliva level might rise higher than the normal range by taking only 30mg progesterone?
"This increase is proportionally even greater when progesterone is supplemented at 100 to 200 mg per day, a common topical dose used by many doctors, resulting in salivary progesterone levels rising to as high as 10,000 to 100,000 pg/ml (10-100 ng/ml).
Under the same conditions, serum progesterone levels only increase about 4-fold, from about 0.5 to 2-3 ng/ml. "
To take 100mg to 200mg Progesterone per day as you suggested,is it based on serum level, not based on saliva level? Dr. Lee suggested us to take Saliva test instead of serum test. The following information is from Dr.Lee
"This is the progesterone available to target tissues and to saliva. Thus, progesterone measured by serum levels is mostly a measure of progesterone that is not going to be used by the body."
I have not used progesterone cream long enough to judge whether 20mg is better or worse than 100mg to 200mg,
I am simply confused by the information I read, would you please help me.