The correct amount of progesterone to use.

by JL

I spend a lot of time on Wray Whyte's website mainly because I have benefited from the use of natural progesterone. Had I not discovered this website ...... well perhaps I might not be writing this!

Yes I have benefited but only because I used the CORRECT amount of cream! Just about every other post on this sight are from people who are struggling because they are using the 20mg - 40mg amount as suggested by blogs and pharmacies etc. Whilst Dr John Lee was a remarkable man, he too suggested 20mg - 40mg per day amount. Yet the late Dr Katharina Dalton would give 1200mg to her patients suffering from PND.

The 20mg - 40mg amount only causes problems and many land up writing in saying that they have put on weight or they have aches and pains etc. Why? Because not enough progesterone is being used. Nothing less than 100mg per day is the correct amount, more depending on how severe symptoms are.

Oral progesterone is useless as 95% is destroyed by the gut and liver, creams are the best delivery method. When choosing a cream do make sure that it is as organic as possible and has the correct amount of progesterone like this one.

Vitamin D is vital as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. If your level is low it will simply take longer for your symptoms to ease, if at all they do. Please have a vitamin D test. Vitamin D is linked to every single cell in our bodies.

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Apr 29, 2013
vit D
by: Karen

I see a lot of comments encouraging vit D supplementation for progesterone to work well. I agree with that and take vit D myself. However, I've been reading about the importance of supplementing vit K2 (M7 or M4 form) and vit A along with D for all three to really work their magic. Actually, vit K2 protects the body from too much D. If you take K2, you can't really take too much D because the K2 will balance it out.

Also, the K2/D/A trio is what makes calcium function the way it's supposed in our bodies. Without them, calcium doesn't know where to go. It could just as easily go to the soft tissues - like the walls of the arteries - as to the bones, where it's supposed to go. K2 acts as a guide for calcium. This is why some of the studies incorporating high doses of calcium to prevent osteoporosis failed - it's about more than just the calcium.

Anyway, just an FYI in case anyone is interested in looking into this. It's very interesting. K2 is kind of like the missing link these days, and very hard to get from food.

Apr 30, 2013
vit D
by: Wray

Hi Karen You are so right, vitamin K2 is important. Vitamin K is a neglected vitamin, I think everyone assumes we all eat enough green leafy veggies. But looking at the processed foods eaten by many, I doubt we do. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is found in green leaves, some then gets converted into K2 (menaquinone) by gut bacteria and various tissues. But many people have gut dysbiosis, with a lack of good bacteria, often because of antibiotics, Crohn's disease, coeliac disease, etc. A deficiency can also occur in people with a compromised liver, cystic fibrosis, or any inflammatory gut disease. Vitamin K2 is found in organ meats, egg yolks, and dairy products. Vitamin K2 has been found to reduce osteoporosis, calcification of arteries and cancer. Drugs which prevent coagulation block the action of vitamin K, conversely vitamin K2 can be given as an antidote for excess anti-coagulants. These are excellent articles here, here and here. Vitamin K is one of the cofactors for vitamin D ensuring deposition of calcium in bones, and preventing it's deposition in arterial plaque. Excess free calcium in the blood results in calcified arteries, heart disease and depression, see here, here, here, here and here. Continued below

Apr 30, 2013
vit D Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Karen Dr Cannell recommends all the cofactors for vitamin D should be taken, magnesium, vitamin K2, boron and zinc, see here. This complex is one he recommends. I've not heard that vitamin K2 protects the body from too much vitamin D, you'd have to take the correct proportions to have that affect, although I doubt it would. Magnesium does more to balance calcium than the others. Vitamin D draws calcium from the gut, but without the co-factors it isn't deposited where it should be. Vitamin A is a problem, too much inhibits the action of vitamin D, see here, here and here. It's best to take it as beta-carotene. Take care Wray

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