Will this bring back periods?

I'm currently on Prohelp moisture treatment cream (Better Health Naturally). Some of the ingredients beside micronized progesterone is extract of wild yam. Is this ingredient okay?

I also have borderline high blood pressure: 140-150 90-95. I also am taking Peptace capsules 1 capsule twice a day and Clery seed extract twice a day for kidney stones. The reason I'm writing you is because of the wild yam extract in my progesterone cream. I'm in menopause not having a period for almost 9 years. Will this bring back periods?

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Mar 13, 2010
Will this bring back periods?
by: Wray

Progesterone won't bring back your periods now you are in menopause. I often find women in the early stages have one period after starting it's use, but not after 9 years. Wild yam extract is fine, but won't increase your progesterone levels. The preservatives are of more concern, the cream contains Uniphen which is a mixture of Phenozyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben. All these have been banned by Ecocert for use in natural and organic creams. I don't believe the dose will be of much help, 40mg/day is low. I generally recommend 100-200mg/day. Incidentally progesterone helps lower blood pressure, as it antagonises aldosterone which causes blood pressure to rise. Something you should consider taking is taurine about 2000mg/day, this will lower blood pressure. Please consider having a vitamin D test done, as a lack of this causes blood pressure to rise, see this website. Please see this web site on kidney stones. Take care, Wray

Mar 16, 2010
by: Kathy

Thanks Wray, but are you saying that the perservatives in my cream are banned. What is the difference between your cream and the one I'm currently using. I would like to know, this way I will change creams.

Mar 18, 2010
by: Wray

Hi Kathy. They are only banned for use in natural and organic formulations, not in the majority of cream, tooth pastes, etc on the market. The parabens have some oestrogenic activity, hence the concern over using them. As there are more than enough environmental oestrogens on this planet, we don't need to add extra. Please see this web site on oestrogen mimics.

Please see this web site for info on the preservatives. We used to use the parabens until the oestrogen concern came out in 2004, then switched to natural preservatives. Currently we use one made from the bark of the Aspen tree and are investigating using one made from radish root. For more info on the parabens please see this. Take care, Wray

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