Question about application of progesterone cream

by Kassy

I've been checking out Dr. Mercola's website. He is a doctor who runs a more holistic practice. He has an article that made me question the application of progesterone upon the skin routinely. He recommends applying it to the mucous epithelial membranes or the vaginal or anal if a man membranes for better assimulation and to prevent the building up resistance like dermal fatigue. Maybe with this sort of application a person wouldn't to use so much progesterone product to get the desired results also.
Here is the article:

Please any recommendations and insight on this kind of application of progesterone cream.

Can your cream be applied to the vaginal membranes safely?

Thank you

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Aug 20, 2012
Question about application of progesterone cream
by: Wray

Hi Kassy Thanks for the link, I do get Dr Mercola's newsletter. I seem to have had many women sending me this link recently. The vagina is an excellent place to apply the cream, I use it there every night to prevent any dryness or inflammation. I recommend others to do if suffering from it. It's also protective against Candida so should be applied vaginally for this, plus it helps vulvodynia and vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, all of which are exacerbated by oestrogen. I can't agree about it being the only place to apply it, the skin absorbs it very well. Not only are there countless studies on this, see our page on Delivery systems, but we run Saliva Tests periodically, and have found it so. I've found it doesn't cause dermal fatigue, nor do many women who, like me, have used it for years. In fact I did a page on some of the Progesterone Misconceptions found in books and on the web. My take on it of course! But there are plenty of papers to back my arguments. Take care Wray

Apr 02, 2014
progesterone skin application
by: Anonymous

Sorry but Dr. Mercola is correct. I know this from my own experience. The progesterone stopped working but my levels were still high. That's dermal fatigue. In fact I can say my symptoms got worse until I applied the cream to the vagina. I gave up arguing with my chiropractor about this since he doesn't have a vagina, but Dr. Mercola is correct. I've been on bioidenticals for years now so I know what I went through.

Apr 03, 2014
Interested in nontoxic cream/gel to apply to the vagina
by: Kassy

What brand of cream do you use to apply to the vagina?
Would make a link to it if it's found on the web?
Thank you

Apr 08, 2014
Question about application of progesterone cream
by: Joy

Hi Kassy

I can’t speak for other brands as I do not know what they contain, I can of course speak for Natpro which is perfectly safe to insert in the vagina at night - see here. I do this most nights.

This page on Delivery Applications may also help you.

Hope this helps.

Jul 15, 2015
Does Natpro have soy in it?
by: N

I'm looking for a progesterone cream without soy also. Does Natpro have soy in it? I've been told taking any form of soy for me is like taking poison... and that it is bad for anyone who struggles with endometriosis, cysts, excess estrogen, etc.

Jul 29, 2015
Does Natpro have soy in it?
by: Joy

Hi N

Many people get confused about how progesterone is made and where it comes from. The confusion arises because many websites and information provided, some say that it is made from yam, while others say it is made from soy. Progesterone is made from various plant sterols, all plants have sterols which are often called phytosterols. The bottom line is, it does not matter what plant is used for synthesising progesterone, the end results is pure progesterone, nothing more and nothing less. I agree, taking soy is like poison, I found this out first hand a few weeks ago.

I have always replied on my food to get vitamin K2, but decided to take a supplement to see if I would notice a difference. About 2 weeks into taking it I began to feel strange but did not bother to investigate. Then my body began to ache and my joints especially my knees felt so stiff – I felt like an old woman. Fatigue hit me like I have never felt before. The only thing that I had done or taken that was different was vitamin K2. I looked at the ingredients and what did I see!! Flipping soy mixed with the K2. That explained my symptoms, ESTROGEN DOMINANCE was back, thanks to soy. It should be banned! For 3 days I used half a tube of Natpro and slowly got myself back on track. I am now 100% and progesterone is the dominant hormone again, thank goodness. But how stupid was I??? In retrospect, it was probably a good thing, as now I know what others feel like when they take soy. Please DO NOT touch soy and please make sure that whatever you are taking does not contain soy!!

Endometriosis is caused by oxidative stress, unless the stress is dealt with you will battle to get rid of it, it is also caused by excess estrogen so are cysts, please read Estrogen Dominance and How to use Progesterone Cream.

What is your Vitamin D3 level, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone is is vital for endo.

Hope this helps.

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