Love NATPRO but could you package it in different way?

by Terrie
(Monroe, LA)

I have been using only NATPRO since November 2012. The nurse practitioner that I was using would not prescribe more than 100 mg daily of the prescription cream that I was getting and, after reading all of your info, I knew that was not nearly enough. I also quit using the estrogen and testosterone she prescribed as well. At that point I was still having hot flashes and insomnia. Shortly after stopping the Est. & Test. and, increased my progesterone use with NATPRO to a little over a tsp. twice a day, I have not had any more hot flashes. The insomnia got better but, of late, it has kicked back in. Not sure what to make of that. I have also been taking 10,000 mg of D3 daily as well.

I would like to make a comment about the packaging though. It is so hard to get all of the cream out of the tube. I squeeze what I need into a medicine syringe to make sure I get the same amount each time. The problem comes in when you get to the bottom of the tube. I have to cut the tube apart to make sure that I get all of the cream out. There is always some left and that seems such a waste not to get it out, lol. Is there not a way that you could package it in a large syringe for ease of use as well as, to make sure that all is used and no waste? I don't know what the cost factor would be for that but, it sure would make it soooo easy to use.

Love what you do and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DEDICATION. It is so empowering to take back your life.

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Feb 23, 2013
Love NATPRO but could you package it in different way?
by: Carol K.

Hi there
I think everyone should just cut the tube open and use the remaining cream, which I do as well. Any additions to the packaging will cost more and it is so quick and easy to cut the tube and scoop out the last drop of cream. So glad Natpro is working for you. It's such a great product :).

Feb 23, 2013
Love NATPRO but could you package it in different way?
by: Wray

Hi Terrie Bless you for the kind words! And for trying the Natpro, and that you've been helped too. I'm relieved you've come off the oestrogen and testosterone, particularly the latter. You might like to see the following papers to get an idea of what it can do to a woman, see here, here, here, here here, here, here, here and here. Insomnia is a difficult problem. Both Progesterone and Vitamin D do help enormously, but it could be something made them drop. These are a few things which cause progesterone levels to drop......
lack of or drop in vitamin D.... are you taking it, or missed a dose, or spent lots of time indoors?
dark days, especially winter, probably because vitamin D drops in winter due to lack of sun
high oestrogen.... aromatase, which converts testosterone into oestrogen, is working over time, or SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) is low, this binds oestrogen making it inactive
high testosterone.... SHBG is low, this binds testosterone making it inactive. Sugars drop SHBG, they also drop progesterone levels
high LH.... the pituitary is working over time trying to make an egg develop, secrete testosterone and oestrogen, and then ovulate
high FSH....the pituitary is working over time trying to make an egg develop, secrete testosterone and oestrogen, and then ovulate
high stress...... this converts most of the available progesterone into cortisol
high adrenaline (comes from stress or excitement, and a drop in blood glucose)..... this stops progesterone entering the cells
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Feb 23, 2013
Love NATPRO but could you package it in different way? Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Terrie
sugars of any kind.... they drop progesterone, plus dropping blood glucose, plus dropping SHBG
large meals..... because of the increased metabolic clearance of progesterone
alcohol.... this reduces progesterone levels and increases the androgens, ie testosterone
insulin.... increase caused by eating large meals, sugars, or meals containing sugar or starchy carbs
high level of phytoestrogens in the diet.... ie grains and legumes, soy milk, tofu etc these all act as oestrogen
oestrogenic herbs.... often given to women to help with symptoms

It could be you lack salt, as this can help sleep issues, see here. I do understand what you mean about the tube, we chose that as the cheapest option. I cut it open both ends, then split the one side of the central part, and wipe the inner side over an arm. Then dig out the remainder in the top. I don't measure it, I just squeeze on what I need about 3 times a day. We have thought of a pump pot giving a measured amount. But there would always be some left in the container and suction tube. Water could always be added to rinse it out and pump out the last bit in the tube. And we've looked at an airless tube, which has a pump action at the top drawing the cream up. This would be the least wasteful, but also the most costly. We're still looking! Take care Wray

Feb 24, 2013
Love NATPRO but could you package it in different way?
by: Wray

Hi Carol You're always so supportive! I'm glad you chop up the tube too. But I do understand what Terrie is saying. Especially if one is a new user it would make life easier if it came in a measured container. It would be good if we could offer two containers, but the volumes we have to buy to bring costs down would double! And I don't think we could sustain that, maybe one day. Take care Wray

Feb 25, 2013
Love NATPRO but could you package it in a different way
by: Terrie

I appreciate what you are saying about volume and cost, lol. I, too, cut the tube up to get every last bit of it out! Nothing goes to waste. !

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