Not all bio-identical progesterone creams are created equal. In fact, many “natural” progesterone creams are not really so natural. Some are loaded with endocrine disrupting chemicals that can actually aggravate the symptoms of hormonal imbalances and make you feel worse. Since topical application of progesterone absorbs directly into your bloodstream, you will want to choose a cream that meets Dr. John Lee's standards and contains the highest quality ingredients.
With more and more progesterone creams on the market today, it is important to know how to choose the brand that offers the most benefits and delivers the best results. To help you make a wise buying decision, we have highlighted some of the most important things to consider when purchasing bio-identical progesterone cream.
Look for USP Progesterone on the label. The first and most important standard to look for in a progesterone cream is seeing USP (United States Pharmacopeia) on the label. Progesterone is derived from diosgenin; a steroid sapogenin extracted from the tubers of Mexican Wild Yam Root. To render truly bio-identical progesterone (exactly like your body naturally produces) Wild Yam Root requires a special laboratory process called “micronization.” If you see USP on the label, you know this process has occurred and that the product was produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.
Choose a progesterone cream with the “cleanest” ingredients possible. Be sure the progesterone cream you choose is free of chemicals and has ingredients that add to, rather than diminish the effectiveness and benefits. Most progesterone creams use the preservative phenoxyethenol. While it’s considered less harmful than parabens, phenoxyethanol is structurally similar to parabens on a chemical level and more research is needed regarding the possible side-effects associated with regular use.
Be sure it meets Dr. John Lee’s criteria. As the pioneer of progesterone therapy, Dr. Lee conducted well over a decade of research and clinical application, coined the phrase, “estrogen dominance” and wrote a number of best-selling books on the hormonal health and wellness benefits of progesterone supplementation. Follow his guidelines by choosing a product that contains 500 mg. of bio-identical progesterone per ounce or 20 mg. per ¼ teaspoon.
Feel confident that you will receive good customer service. Should you have any questions or concerns, it’s important to know you can reach someone with a solid understanding of progesterone cream, the menopause transition and women’s hormonal health. Make sure the customer service department of the company you purchase from is available to answer your questions and help you achieve optimum results with their product.
Organic Excellence has manufactured chemical, fragrance, gluten and GMO free bio-identical progesterone creams since 1999. Made in small batches for maximum effectiveness, they are formulated to meet the strict criteria outlined in Dr. John Lee’s bestselling book, “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause” and contain 500 mg. of USP bio-identical progesterone per ounce. Along with certified organic herbs, each with a specific beneficial purpose, the Organic Excellence progesterone creams bring superb results to adult women of all ages.
With decades of combined knowledge and experience in women’s wellness, the Organic Excellence staff is dedicated to providing customers with product education and support. They can help you choose which of the two bio-identical progesterone creams (below) is right for you, and help you achieve the best possible results.
Feminine Balance Therapy
safely and effectively restores healthy progesterone levels to support hormonal balance and ease the symptoms associated with PMS, perimenopause and menopause. It is especially helpful for women with an excess of estrogen or "estrogen dominance."
Balance Plus Therapy
has added phytoestrogens which stimulate the estrogen receptors in your body, offering the most natural way to enhance your estrogen levels. It is specially formulated for women in menopause and beyond, experiencing multiple hot flashes daily and/or other symptoms of estrogen deficiency or following a hysterectomy.
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.