Ordering Natpro - delivery to the UK

by Jane - Tranexamic
(England)

Hello Wray,

1. How does the use of Tranexamic Acid square up with the simultaneous use of Natpro? Do you know anything about negative effects that Tranexamic Acid can have on the body? I worry about whether the Tranexamic Acid prevents the body from shedding what it ought to, resulting in some kind of atrophied mess sitting in the uterus.

I was given Tranexamic Acid to take during my worst period days because I have very heavy and very painful periods. I also have a lot of lower back pain, and am always very tired. Gynae suspects that I have adenomyosis and polyps. I've had an ovarian cyst removed in the past. I've spent much of my life being anaemic, and this is also part of the reason why I was given Tranexamic Acid - heavy blood loss was affecting me badly. I do take iron supplements now. I use Natpro for about 14 days before my period starts - it's irregular so I'm never sure when exactly it will arrive, but I usually have a period every month without fail. In the last month I increased the dosage a fair bit. I can't say exactly how much - I just try to squeeze out the same large amount. I managed to use up a tube of Natpro in one month, using it for 14 days basically. I do think I missed two applications during that time because I forgot!



2. If people order the cream from England, there is a chance that British Customs can ask the customer to pay an import tax of some sort, right? This is what deters me from ordering it from your website (this website). What can you advise, or do you have anything you can tell me about this? It would be a shame to have to pay a large sum - I was caught unawares in the past when I bought something from the USA.

Thank you Wray.

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Apr 03, 2013
Ordering Natpro - delivery to the UK
by: Wray

Hi Jane Tranexamic acid is given to treat or prevent excessive blood loss during surgery. And heavy menstrual bleeding, as you know. It appears to be safe, see here, here, here, here and here. I do know what you mean about some atrophied mess, but none of the studies report this. But whether long term use would be counter productive they don't say either. But is has been used for a considerable number of years, see here. It is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, see here. One has to wonder why lysine itself is not used. Much as analogues of vitamin D are used in preference to vitamin D. There's no money in giving vitamin D, but for the drugs there are. Unfortunately I can't find any study using lysine, they all revert to tranexamic acid. I have found 400-600mg/day progesterone, taking at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000 mg/day taurine, at least 5000iu per day vitamin D (dependant on current levels) and 1000mg/day bioflavonoids does stop heavy bleeding in most women. Please consider this in preference. You could try taking the lysine too, 1000mg/day, although I don't have any evidence it would help. Progesterone alone often stops the bleeding, as it inhibits the MMPs which break down the lining, and inhibits oestrogen which stimulates the MMPs. The NAC inhibits the MMPs too, there's more info on our page about Menstruation. Taurine is always low in dysfunctional uterine bleeding, see here. Vitamin D is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, needed by every cell to function normally, and the bioflavonoids strengthen capillaries, see here and here. The first paper has no abstract, but the second gives a resume of it. Continued below

Apr 03, 2013
Ordering Natpro - delivery to the UK Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Jane If you are using a tube in about 14 days you are getting about 140mg/day progesterone. No where near enough to stop the bleeding. I would also suggest you use it daily to ensure progesterone becomes dominant. Each time you stop it allows oestrogen to rise again. You could experiment and see if following your cycle, but with a much higher amount, works for you. UK customs don't usually charge duties. But it would be much easier for you, quicker too, if you contacted one of our distributors in the UK. You can contact Julienne via her website here. And please have a vitamin D test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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