Getting off of Wiley BHRT Protocol Part 2

by Electra
(California)

I forgot to mention that I take 1.5 grains of Armour thyroid daily and also have been taking a small amount of bioidentical testosterone cream that I had hoped would give me some energy and desire again.

Suplements that I take are 25mg DHEA, 50mg pregnenalone, 100mg 5http, 5k vitamin D ( vit D blood levels checked and this is a good maintenance level for me), some zinc, selenuim, paba, vit C, that's all I can think of at the moment!

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Jan 27, 2011
Getting off of Wiley BHRT Protocol Part 2
by: Wray

Hi again Electra I've covered the testosterone in the previous answer, but it was related to the weight gain it causes. So many women are given it for energy and increasing libido, but there's evidence progesterone does that, see here. There is also evidence an excess causes cancer, see here. If you don't have an excess and it's helping, then continue with it, but please be cautious. It seems standard treatment to give women in peri-menopause thyroid meds. But excess oestrogen and parathyroid hormone suppress thyroid activity, parathyroid increases if vitamin D levels drop. You say you're taking 5000iu's vitamin D which is a good dose, but are your blood levels up in the 70-100ng/ml range? For more info see the Vitamin D council website. Pregnenolone does have some benefit, but it's mainly broken down into progesterone and DHEA. DHEA is then broken down into the androgens, androstenediol and androstenedione, which are further converted into testosterone, and finally the oestrogens. So DHEA can increase oestrogen and testosterone levels, but it can cause cysts and cancer too, see here, here and here. A safer form is 7-keto DHEA, see here and here. 5HTP is good, but I've found the amino acid tryptophan better. Zinc and selenium are good too, as they are low in most soils. Selenium is a co-factor for the manufacture of the thyroid hormones. I don't know why you're taking the PABA. I see the WP has an oestrogen cream for the skin. What puzzles me they say oestrogen is beneficial for the skin, and increases collagen synthesis. I've found papers saying the reverse, see here and here. Whereas progesterone does improve the skin, see here. Take care Wray

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