FAQs

Each Organic Excellence product is:

Q: How long has Organic Excellence been in business?
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Organic Excellence began in 1999 as a home-based business to meet the needs of chemically sensitive family members. We were among the first completely toxin-free brands in the marketplace at that time.

Q: Are your products safe for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity? 
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Yes, in fact many of our customers suffer from MCS. They not only tolerate our products well, they love the results they bring.

Q: What do you use in your products as preservatives?
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Our toxin-free products are preserved with all natural ingredients including certified Rosemary Extract, Grape Seed Extract and Vegetable Glycerin, which work exceptionally well to support an extended efficacy rate and shelf life. Please see our Ingredient Glossary for a list of the ingredients we do and do not use.

Q: What is the shelf life of your products?
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Testing shows that our products are shelf stable for well over two years, however we mark them with a 2-year expiration date.

Q: Where do the herbs in your products come from? 
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We use herbs sourced from the USA. The majority of our herbal ingredients are certified organic.

Q: Are your products USDA certified organic?
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While our products are plant-based and include many certified organic ingredients, as a small family operated company, we’ve chosen not to move forward with the very costly and time consuming process of becoming USDA certified at this time.

Q: Where are your products made?
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: The Organic Excellence products are made in a highly sophisticated state-of-the-art facility in Phoenix, AZ. by a Master Chemist with 40 years of experience.

Q: Are there ingredients in your products other than those listed on the labels?
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No, we fully disclose all ingredients on our product labels. Ingredients with an * are certified organic.

Q: Do you use any soy or corn ingredients?
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No as these are typically GMO ingredients. Our products are non-GMO.

Q: What is your lecithin sourced from?
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As a plant-based company, we use Lecithin sourced from sunflower seeds.

Q: Why is progesterone cream better than prescribed pills?
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It’s important to note that prescribed progesterone is nearly always a synthetically manufactured hormone and is actually called Progestin. Progestin is inaccurately referred to as progesterone, and was originally added to HRT to help counteract the harmful side-effects and health risks associated with synthetic estrogen. However, Progestin has harmful side effects of its own. Bio-identical progesterone, on the other hand, is free of contradictions, side effects or health risks.

Q: Why is progesterone applied topically?
A: Transdermal application allows progesterone to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Oral progesterone is nearly always synthetic and 80% to 90% of the oral dose is lost through the liver.

Q: What makes the Organic Excellence progesterone creams special?A: Our progesterone cream products are USP regulated and bio-identical. Many progesterone creams on the market include harsh chemicals, many of which disrupt the endocrine system. Our progesterone cream products are plant-based, toxin-free, gluten-free and non-GMO and are made frequently in small batches to assure optimum results.

Q: What is USP?
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USP stands for United States Pharmacopia. This is a quality assurance regulatory commission that oversees strict standards of quality control. Always look for USP on progesterone cream labels to be assured of the highest quality product available.   

Q: What does “bio-identical” mean?
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Bio-identical means that a substance is recognized by the body as being identical to what is naturally produced. Thus, your body knows just what to do with that substance, as opposed to a synthetically made ingredient.

Q: How do I know which Organic Excellence progesterone cream to use?A: Women experiencing PMS, PCOS, fertility issues and/or perimenopause (estrogen dominance) benefit from Feminine Balance Therapy. Women in menopause and beyond experiencing estrogen deficiency, benefit from Balance Plus Therapy, our cream with added phytoestrogens. Please click here to learn more. 

Q: How much progesterone is in your progesterone creams?
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We formulate our progesterone creams to meet the strict criteria outlined by Dr. John R. Lee, MD; the pioneer of progesterone research, and contain approximately 500 mg. per ounce. Each 1/4 teaspoon provides approximately 20 mg. of progesterone. Balance Plus Therapy also provides 60 mg. of phytoestrogens per ¼ teaspoon application.

Q: How many applications are in your two sizes of progesterone cream?
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The 2 ounce jar has approximately 48 ¼ teaspoon applications and our 3 oz. pumps have approximately 72 pre-measured ¼ teaspoon applications.

Q: What are phytoestrogens?
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Phytoestrogens are plant based ingredients that naturally enhance the production of estrogen by stimulating the estrogen receptors in your body. This is the most natural, safe and effective way to increase estrogen levels in women during menopause and beyond, or following a hysterectomy.

Q: Do women with fertility issues benefit from progesterone cream?
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Infertility and miscarriages are often associated with low progesterone levels in the body. Progesterone therapy is used in fertility clinics and may be helpful in both conceiving and in achieving a full term birth. Choose Feminine Balance Therapy, our bio-identical progesterone cream without phytoestrogens.

Q: Can pregnant women use your progesterone creams?
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Yes! Our progesterone creams are safe to use during both. In fact, many medical doctors recommend that women use progesterone cream during the first trimester of pregnancy until the placenta becomes able to produce sufficient progesterone. Choose Feminine Balance Therapy to assist in conceiving and while pregnant.

Q: Does progesterone cream help with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
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It can be very helpful, yes. PCOS is associated with hormonal imbalances, primarily elevated levels of the male hormones known as androgens. Feminine Balance Therapy naturally supports hormonal balance in women with PCOS.

Q: Is progesterone cream safe to use while breastfeeding?
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It is. In fact, many medical doctors recommend progesterone cream for post-partum depression, and it is safe to use while nursing.

Q: Do men benefit from progesterone cream?
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Absolutely and we’ve formulated a progesterone cream exclusively for men! Masculine Balance Therapy USP bio-identical progesterone cream helps to enhance testosterone levels and balance an excess of estrogen in men. The added benefits of Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed oil support prostate health and other male hormonal imbalances during Andropause.

Q: What is Andropause?
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Andropause is a term used for men with hormonal imbalances, especially after the age of 40 and is often referred to as “male menopause.” Learn more about Andropause by clicking this link.  

Q: Without Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, how does your shampoo lather?
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Sodium Lauryl/Laureth are harsh, toxic agents that create an abundance of lather. Instead, we use olive oil which works synergistically when combined with Coconut Oil and Potassium Lactate to help cleanse, moisturize, maintain proper pH levels, and condition hair and skin. This combination of ingredients do create a slight, smooth lather.

Q: Do your shampoos help reduce hair loss?
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We do utilize specific ingredients that are proven to aid in the reduction of hair loss.

Q: Why are there added essential oils in your hair care products?
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We use specific essential oils for their therapeutic qualities. For example, certified organic spearmint oil soothes the skin while peppermint oil, refreshes and clarifies. Chamomile Extract is traditionally used to help soften the skin and may improve tissue regeneration. Some essential oils also act as very effective natural preservatives.

Q: Do your conditioners cause that have feeling so many others do?
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No, and our customers frequently comment on that fact. They love how our Wild Mint Conditioner moisturizes and adds body without building up.

Q: Do you have an unscented shampoo and conditioner?
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Yes, we’ve formatted Simply Unscented Shampoo and Simply Unscented Conditioner for those who prefer a neutral smell.

 

Q: What is the percentage of vitamin C in Skin Renewal Therapy?
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Skin Renewal Therapy boasts a potent 6.5% vitamin C content.  

Q: Does the silk protein in Anti-Aging Therapy come from the Silkworm?
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Our Silk Protein is not from the silk worm or any other animal source.

Q: What is your lecithin sourced from?
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As a plant-based company, we use Lecithin sourced from sunflower seeds.

Q: What's the difference between Joint Pain Therapy and Inflammation Relief Therapy?
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We use several of the same highly effective ingredients in each, however the percentage of those ingredients is different. Joint PainTherapy contains a higher percentage of Glucosamine Sulfate and MSM to specifically target the joints, while Inflammation Relief Therapy has a higher percentage of the natural anti-inflammatory ingredients Pregnenolone, Ginger Extract and MSM.

 

Medical Disclaimer:

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed medical doctor. Organic Excellence does not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have or suspect a mental or physical health condition, please see your healthcare provider and consult with them before using our products.