Hormone balance and polycystic ovaries

by Natalia Boneva
(Chicago, IL, USA)

I am experiencing all of the above symptoms including polycystic ovaries for the last 10 years. I also went to a alternative health care practitioner who confirmed it through a saliva test home kit. I am currently 34 years and have high levels of estrogen and testasterone.

Recently I have been reading about the wild yam progesterone creams, but the information is too controvertial and some people claim that the wild yam topical creams do not convert into natural progesterone.

Can you please suggest what is the best way to overcome that issue and which natural progesterone cream should I choose?

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Jun 22, 2008
Progesterone and PCO
by: Wray

Hi Natalia. Wild yam in a cream cannot be converted to progesterone by the body. The plant sterol conversion to progesterone has to be done in a laboratory.

Progesterone levels are always low in PCO, as ovulation occurs very infrequently or not at all. Many authorities believe insulin resistance (IR) is the cause of PCO. IR causes insulin to rise, which in turn causes androgens to rise, this in turn causes the main symptoms of PCO. By reversing IR they have found androgen levels drop, the symptoms disappear and women start ovulating.

Progesterone is certainly needed as its normally very low, it will help to regulate the cycle too. It could take a while for things to sort themselves out, so please have patience. The studies found it took three and a half months to reverse insulin resistance. It's imperative this is done, as IR prevents the ovaries from functioning normally. There is more information on our site at:


We have developed a formula for reversing insulin resistance. If you should be interested in this, please send an email from the 'Contact us' link at the bottom of this page. Take care Wray

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