Progesterone - Wild Yam base, is it useful?

by Kathy Clark
(Regina, SK, Canada)

I have recently had a saliva test done. The results were astounding. Progesterone was at 12, my charts for normal range is 50 - 250. I have started on Progesterone cream, it is the Wild Yam extract.

Being from Canada, we have a difficult time getting, some products, progesterone cream, is one of them. Do you think the product I already have will do much, as far as increasing my levels. I have symptoms of very heavy periods, very poor sleep and irritability. I am 51.

Thanks for your help.

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Aug 14, 2009
Progesterone - Wild Yam base, is it useful?
by: Wray

Hi Kathy. If the cream is progesterone it should help, if it's just an extract then it won't. We can't convert the plant sterol into progesterone by ingesting it. Please check the label, if progesterone it will give the amount in the container, or the percentage of progesterone it contains.

If you have heavy bleeding it's essential to use a high dose progesterone, 200-300mg/day, anything less doesn't help. The sleep should be helped too, as progesterone raises levels of serotonin, the precursor to melatonin our sleep hormone. If you find it doesn't help you could try the amino acid tryptophan, the precursor to serotonin. Start with about 250mg/day and increase gradually until the optimum is found. Quite possibly 250mg/day will be enough. The irritability should be helped too, progesterone is very calming because it activates the GABA receptor sites, GABA is our most calming neurotransmitter.

Finally we supply many people in Canada with no problem, please have a look at this web page.

Take care, Wray

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