What are the products containing high or low progesterone? Maybe food substances? Please give examples.

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Sep 02, 2007
Progesterone in food
by: Wray

Progesterone, being an animal hormone, is never found in plants. The only food source of any great value is the placenta. Mammals, after giving birth, eat it and some tribes people too.

There are a few hospitals in the States giving small portions to women after giving birth, as there is strong evidence it helps with depression after child birth. Take care Wray

Sep 30, 2007
Wild yam
by: Anonymous

Wild Yam Is high in progesterone.

Oct 20, 2007
Progesterone in food
by: Wray

Unfortunately there is no progesterone in yams. As I said in answer to another comment you made, there is no progesterone in any plant.

Phytosterols are chemically similar to cholesterol which is obtained from animals. Cholesterol is the starting point for the hormones made naturally in animals, including humans.

Stigmasterol, a phytosterol, is used as a starting material in the manufacture of progesterone. If progesterone were found in plants, there would be no need for the extraction and subsequent synthesis of our various hormones.

The approximate composition of edible yam tubers (Dioscorea species) is : water 65-75 per cent; protein 1-2.5 per cent; fat 0.05-0.20 per cent; carbohydrates, mainly starch, 15-25 per cent; fibre 0.5-1.5 per cent; ash 0.7-2.0 per cent, 8-10 mg/100 g of ascorbic acid.

Some wild species contain 2-5 per cent sapogenins, the most important of which is diosgenin. D. deltoidea can contain 7-8 per cent diosgenin on a dry weight basis. Hope this helps! Wray

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