Ray Peat Advice on Progesterone Cycling
Hi. I just listened to Ray Peat advise that progesterone should always be cycled from about 2 days after ovulation until day one of a woman’s period. He advises against continually taking it through the entire month because he states that continual use will fail to lower estrogen. He mentions the need for progesterone to surge which he says will not occur without the two week break. Frustratingly, he does not address perimenopause or what happens if the cycle is so erratic that one can no longer track it consistently. I was under the impression that if this is the case, it’s fine to take it everyday. I thought it was the amount of progesterone that effectively lowered estrogen and that cycling was only to follow natural premenopausal cycles. His advice seems either faulty or incomplete.