Natpro and the Soya Bean

by Elizabeth
(New Zealand)

Hi Wray, I Just wanted to confirm that Natpro is safe to use with regard to the bio-identical progesterone being derived from soya bean. Dr Mercola states the following:

"Unlike in Asia where people eat small amounts of whole soybean products, western food processors separate the soybean into two golden commodities--protein and oil. There's nothing safe or natural about this,”

Dr. Daniel says:

“Today's high-tech processing methods not only fail to remove the anti-nutrients and toxins that are naturally present in soybeans but leave toxic and carcinogenic residues created by the high temperatures, high pressure, alkali and acid baths and petroleum solvents," she continues....

To make matters worse, Americans are consuming soy in unprecedented amounts. Among the many health problems linked to a high-soy diet are:

  • Thyroid problems, including weight gain, lethargy, malaise, fatigue, hair loss, and loss of libido
  • Premature puberty and other developmental problems in babies, children and adolescents
  • Cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Soy allergies"

    I presume that Natpro is derived from the whole soya bean and is not processed?

    Many thanks.

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Mar 10, 2010
Natpro and the Soya Bean
by: Wray

Hi Elizabeth. Yes it's safe, the bio-synthesis of progesterone from any plant sterol, even the soy bean, leaves only progesterone at the end of the procedure. Cholesterol is the starting point for the steroid hormones made naturally in animals, including humans. Plants such as the soy bean, Dioscorea species of yams, fenugreek, sisal, calabar bean, some lilies, yucca, some solanum species, maize and many more contain phytosterols. Some of which are stigmasterol, diosgenin, sitosterol, campesterol, hecogenin, smilagenin, sarsasapogenin, solasodine. As these sterols have a similar molecular structure to progesterone, they are used as starting points for the synthesis of progesterone. Hope this helps! Soy is not a good food, please see this paper as one example. Incidentally no man should eat unfermented soy, please see this paper. Take care, Wray

Mar 10, 2010
Great to Hear
by: Anonymous

Thanks again Wray :-)

May 01, 2010
Organic soya?
by: Kate

Hi Wray, as a follow up question to the safety of the soya used: is it organic /non GMO soy that is used in Natpro? Thanks.

Sep 14, 2010
Organic soya?
by: Wray

Hi Kate I"ve only just seen your query! So sorry. The soy isn't GMO, and unfortunately it's not organic, the companies who make progesterone from soy are not interested in such things. I would love to use the progesterone synthesised from wild yam, as it would mean it is organic. Our reason for not using it was because of damage to the environment. But as we are trying to make the cream as organic as possible, we might consider changing. Take care Wray

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