hair loss

by Melinda
(IN)

Dear Wray, Has anyone treated their hair loss with using progesterone? If so how much do they use? I have been using 20mg twice a day now for four months. I am still waiting for the hair loss to cease more. I know it takes time with hair. When I was pregnant I had beautiful hair and hardly any fell out. I know it was the progesterone in my body. I just do not know if I am using enough mgs. What do you think. I use Pro-Help cream. Is that a good one? Thanks Melinda

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Apr 04, 2013
hair loss
by: Wray

Hi Melinda 40mg/day won't do much to help you, it doesn't even raise progesterone levels to that found in the luteal phase, see our page on Progesterone Misconceptions. While pregnant we make increasing amounts of progesterone until the third trimester when it's over 400mg/day. So you are right, Pregnancy does usually result in lovely hair. The cream you are using contains 16.6mg progesterone per ml of cream. I normally recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. So you would need to use between 6-12ml of cream to get the above amounts of progesterone. Or just over 1tsp to nearly 2 1/2 tsp of cream. You might like to compare the price of the progesterone. The ingredients appear fine, except for the isoparaffin, it comes from crude oil or natural gas. It's so easy, although more costly, to use a vegetable oil instead. They don't mention how it's preserved, rosemary extract is an antioxidant, not a preservative. We do have a page on Hair Loss you could look through, there are a number of nutrients which can help too. Take care Wray

Apr 07, 2013
Hair loss
by: Melinda

Dear Wray, Would it be helpful for the hair if a person would apply the progesterone cream to the scalp, along with applying to the body? Has anyone tried this? Thank you

Apr 08, 2013
Hair loss
by: Wray

Hi Melinda If you look at the papers on the hair loss page, you'll see a couple of them did try this. Apparently it worked for some, not others. Probably because those it didn't work for didn't have a progesterone deficiency. Take care Wray

Apr 26, 2013
Hair loss
by: Melinda

Dear Wray, Do you have any success stories from people who have regained there hair growth and stopped the shedding by using progesterone cream? I think if I read such stories it will give me hope while I am waiting for this to happen. So far it has been five months and still the shedding happens. It seems like the hair will come out so easy when I pull on some. I use about 130mg a day and take several good supplements too. Thank you again.

Apr 27, 2013
Hair loss
by: Wray

Hi Melinda Please don't rely on progesterone alone for hair growth. Please read that page I gave you on hair loss, you'll notice it's a hugely complex problem. Every aspect needs to be addressed. I don't think 130mg/day will be enough, you'll probably need about 400mg/day to reduce the excess testosterone/oestrogen that's possibly causing it. I say possibly as I have no idea what could be causing it. And have you had your vitamin D level checked, this is vital for the anagen phase of hair growth, you need a minimum of 5000iu per day dependant on levels. A lack of vitamin D also reduces the benefits of progesterone. In fact if the level is too low it's pointless using progesterone. And are you taking at least 4000mg/day inositol the anti-alopecia vitamin? Please read through that hair loss page, all the info is there. And read the papers too.

Apr 27, 2013
hair loss
by: JL

Hi Melinda

May I suggest that you read ALL the links and papers that Wray has given to you. You keep asking her questions which you will find in these papers!

If the 130mg is not working for you then simply increase the amount of cream that you are using, increase it to 200mg per day, if that does not help then increase again. Use the cream a minimum of twice per day as progesterone levels drop after 13 hours. So use 100mg in the morning and 100mg at night.

I have not heard of Pro-Help cream, please make sure that is as organic as possible and has the correct amount of progesterone. Problems arise when people use too little progesterone.

Vitamin D is vital too, deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, do you know what you vitamin D level is? If not please have a test done. Read up on vitamin D and please read all the research papers given - see here.

Jun 04, 2013
Natpro
by: Melinda

Dear Wray, I have been thinking about trying Natpro, but I always like to do my homework on a product before I buy. I still would like to know who makes or developed the cream and where it is sold from. I have tried to find out before but not getting a answer I am satisfied with. Thank you again.

Jun 05, 2013
Natpro
by: Wray

Hi Melinda I'm not sure what you're questioning. We developed the cream 17 years ago. It took us about 3-4 months before satisfied with the result. Over the years we've found safer more natural ingredients, back then the only preservatives were the parabens. The same with the emulsifier, the one we used and many still use was a PEG stearate. Now we're happy the cream is as natural as we can make it. So the formula is ours, but understandably it's made by a contract lab, our kitchens would not be big enough! It's sold via our site and via our distributors. The distributors are worldwide, and dispense the cream either from their clinics, or get it into shops or direct to their patients/clients. I'm not sure what else I can tell you. You can of course find all the ingredients on our page here. Plus you can look at our Saliva Test results. It's evidently progesterone we use as it's picked up in the test. It's also evident it's absorbed very well as levels rise sharply over the month of the test. We do have these tests available on the site for all to see so they can be confident it is progesterone and it is absorbed well. The tests are conducted by a UK naturopath, who's been prescribing the cream for 16 years now. I doubt she'd still be prescribing it if unhappy with the results. Take care Wray

Jun 05, 2013
hair loss
by: JL

Melinda

I have been using a progesterone cream for about 10 years now, I have tried a few brands and nothing compares to Natpro and would never consider going back to any of the other brands again.

It is organic and contains no parabens as some of the 'so called' natural ones do i.e. grapefruit extract. I use it all over my body, even my face as a moisturiser. Not a day goes by without me using the cream, I even carry a tube in my handbag as it helps to keep one calm when stressed.

Hope this helps.

Jan 10, 2014
Hair loss
by: Anonymous

I'm taking bioidentical estrogen troches 1/2. Of .25 mg, 75 mg progesterone and Armour thyriod 3 grains. Hair loss is menapausal Lowe estrogen and progesterone saliva test four months ago, since then, hair still shedding , I had experienced some improvement in shedding but I still shed everyday when wash and blow dry, sometimes it's a really bad shed 100 hairs.
What am I doing wrong ? Taking vitamin D and multivitamin daily for four months as well. Help!

Jan 12, 2014
Hair Loss
by: Anonymous

Hi there

What are you doing wrong?

Well for a start torches are not the best delivery method - see here. You are also using estrogen which is giving you estrogen dominance symptoms. We do not believe that any women needs to use more as there is over 100 estrogen mimics in our environment as it is, please read Our Stolen Future. And finally you are not using enough progesterone. Nothing less than 100mg/3ml per day is recommended at the correct amount of progesterone concentration must be used - see here. More progesterone is needed if symptoms are severe.

So really this explains all your adverse symptoms. How much vitamin D are you taking daily? Nothing less than 5 000iu's per day is recommended.

Hope this helps you.






Jan 23, 2014
Hair Loss
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your response. Which progesterone cream do you recommend and how much? Even though my estrogen was very low (saliva Test) you believe I shouldn't take any? Again, I'm 50 years old. Look forward to your response. I am taking 5000 mg of vitamin D.

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