Karen from texas

by Karen

Hi wray love your site your creme you truly are a blessing. I just have a few questions. I am bit concerned about the fact that every time I use this creme my male dog will not stop licking me. Will it do him any harm? I know their are so many women with more important problems but I am worried that it may harm him but at the same time every time he does this I him 4 feet upright on the couch sleeping lol. Also my other question is why do my armpits smell so bad after using the creme. I've also read this on it smells like a football locker room. I don't have acne or greasy hair so what is causing this. I have been using natpro for about 8 months I've recently used 10 tubes in
about 2 months to stop hot flashes but with no avail. Thank you bless you

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Feb 22, 2012
Karen from texas
by: Wray

Hi Karen Bless you for the kind words! I could only laugh about your dog and progesterone! Please have no concerns as every vertebrate, male and female makes progesterone. It does raise libido, so maybe your dog has sensed this. It might be an idea to rub some on him, when you do yourself. Better he lick it off himself than you! I've not heard from others that using progesterone causes the armpits to smell bad. But it could be your dog is also attracted to this smell rather than the progesterone per se, see here. The arm pit has two sweat glands, eccrine which produce what we know as sweat. And apocrine which produce a thick secretion containing cholesterol, hormones, fats and protein, see here. This is apparently only produced in response to emotional stress. But from correspondence I've had, I believe it could also arise from our hormones being out of balance. Although it has no smell, bacteria living on the skin break it down with enzymes releasing an odour. The offending substances are fatty acids and the androgen steroids, especially 5-alpha androstenol and 5-alpha androstenone. These androgens are pheromones found in human sweat glands and urine. The enzymes the bacteria secrete are beta-glucuronidase and aryl sulfatase. Steroid malodour production can be prevented by inhibitors of beta-glucuronidase and aryl sulfatase. Oestrogen and the androgens are metabolised in the liver by glucuronic acid, the process is known as glucuronidation. The process also removes other substances, including toxins, drugs, bilirubin, mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. It's then excreted in the bile, but an enzyme in the intestine called beta-glucuronidase breaks the steroid/glucuronide bond, which allows the steroids to be reabsorbed. Calcium D-glucarate inhibits beta-glucuronidase. I don’t know what inhibits aryl sulfatase. So I suggest taking some calcium D-glucarate and see if that helps. Incidentally this enzyme is produced by undesirable gut bacteria, supplementing with probiotics suppresses the bacteria, and subsequently the beta-glucuronidase. Continued below.

Feb 22, 2012
Karen from texas Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Karen The underarm odour could be because the pH of the underarm is too high. The skin has a pH of 4.5 to 5.5, it can be slightly higher in the armpit. If too high, bacteria have a field day. pH strips from a health shop can check the pH, if too high it can be brought down with various natural acids.....vinegar, lemon juice, citric or tartaric acids. Try mixing some in water and rubbing that on. Make sure it doesn't sting! Let me know if either helps you. I'm sorry you are still having Hot Flushes. 10 tubes in 2 months is ±330 to 350mg/day. I have found 400mg/day or more are needed to stop them. The page I've given suggests some other things too. The Ca D-glucarate, as mentioned above, also reduces oestrogen and androgens, so could possibly help the hot flushes too. Take care Wray

Feb 16, 2014
Underarm help from progesterone
by: Sue Ingram

I read Karen's comments with interest as I started using Natpro under my arm specifically because it seems to have resolved my newly acquired underarm smelling issue. I thought the green healthy deodorants I was using were just not effective and someone suggested I try Natpro.
Not only has it 'cured' me of my problem, it means I now have no need to buy any deodorant!

Aug 21, 2017
Underarm odor on progesterone
by: Robyn from Missouri

I found this thread as I have been using progesterone cream for almost 2 months now, experimenting with dosage and finding my pms symptoms less and slightly better menstrual cycle, but just this last weekend I woke up and noticed that I have an underarm odor that I have not had before! yuck! I literally usually do not smell. Not sure if it is hormone issue or just eating a bit more meat this weekend, but it wasn't THAT much more meat than usual.

I am intrigued that someone puts progesterone cream UNDER their arms, have not tried that. Are you still doing that?

Anyway, any help or advice welcome. This is gross. I usually have no smell at all, and I use either crystal salts or Schmidt's natural deodorant.

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