The Real Facts on Natural Progesterone: What Women Need to Know

Whether you’re perimenopausal, postmenopausal, or experience PMS, real USP Progesterone is a necessary, simple and all-natural treatment that can improve your quality of life.

Progesterone is one of the oldest hormones known to nature, and serves a wide range of functions at all ages. Our bodies produce this highly fat soluble and essential hormone naturally, creating it when the body metabolizes the “mother of all hormones,” pregnenolone.

Pregnenolone produces (in both men and women) corticosterone, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.

It’s really a matter of how much progesterone your body is producing to help keep you hormonally balanced. The key word here is “balance.” As we get older we tend to produce less and less progesterone for a variety of reasons, such as menopause, creating a hormone imbalance that can affect us in many ways.

Progesterone is essential for survival, and its deficiency can cause a wide range of problems. For example, progesterone needs to be in balance with estrogen. Without progesterone, estrogen can be a potent and potentially dangerous hormone.

Even women who have gone through a partial or full hysterectomy need natural progesterone, because the body’s progesterone production will plummet while your body keeps producing estrogen.

A rapidly growing cause of progesterone loss is environmental pollutants. Approximately 2 billion tons of pesticides as well as billions of tons of industrial chemicals are used annually the world over.

Research has proven that this dramatic rise in the use of chemicals and pesticides is largely responsible for a critical rise in the growing number of illness and disease today. Over 51 chemicals, in fact, have been identified as “hormone disruptors.”

Natural progesterone is a powerful, effective force in fighting these pollutants, and using a topical progesterone cream is the safest and most effective way to get the proper dose of progesterone.

Yet, many doctors are reluctant to prescribe natural Progesterone. One theory as to why doctors are so resistant to prescribing natural progesterone is because there is a critical lack of published clinical trials and scientific evidence on hormones that are naturally occurring-in-the-body.

Problems that can occur with hormonal Imbalance:

* Hot flashes

* Mood swings

* Weight gain

* Night sweats

* Bloating

* Headaches

* Loss of energy/sex drive

* Uterine fibroids

* Hypoglycemia

* Endometriosis

* Fatigue

* Irritability

Why Studies on Natural Progesterone are Not Available to Doctors

The primary reason so few studies have been performed on natural progesterone is lack of financial interest.

Pharmaceutical companies will not spend research, development or marketing money on a product they cannot patent, and no one can patent Progesterone; it’s a naturally occurring hormone in the body.

Instead, the pharmaceutical companies have developed synthetic progestin, or Diosgenin. Another name for synthetic progestin is pharmaceutical grade progesterone or pharmaceutical quality progesterone.

For years women have been subjected to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), using synthetic hormones (like Diosgenin) to balance and ease the symptoms of menopause. These synthetics, prescribed to millions of women to ease immediate symptoms of menopause, prevent osteoporosis and heart disease, have now been found to actually increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and blood clots.

The pharmaceutical/medical industry is BIG BUSINESS, and for them and the medical establishment they largely control, there is no incentive to fund studies or support in any way natural progesterone.

Dr. John R. Lee, a renowned expert and leader in the field of research advocating the use of natural progesterone, was asked why doctors don’t use or prescribe natural progesterone. His answer: “… it is not favored by the medical-industry complex.”

Dr. Lee was the first doctor to question the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and was heavily criticized for it. According to Dr. Lee only natural USP progesterone has a molecular structure identical to the progesterone produced by the human body. He stated, “Synthetic hormones don’t work as predicted and, worse, they pose a health threat to women.”

After the infamous HRT “Nurses Study” was stopped due to numerous and dangerous side effects, including heart attacks, strokes and cancer, Dr. Lee’s work was finally brought to light and taken seriously.

In recent years there has also been a grassroots movement of women undertaking the research to find the best superhormone strategies for menopause, many demanding natural progesterone from their doctors.

Even popular talk show host Oprah, who has focused extensively on menopause, recommends using bioidentical progesterone, along with a regiment of daily exercise (5x’s a week for a minimum of 30 minutes) as well as yoga and/or meditation to increase progesterone levels and help you feel calmer and more centered.

Navigating your Progesterone Options

If you are unsure if your progesterone levels are too low (or in rare cases, too high), it is highly recommended that you discuss testing your levels with your doctor.

Real USP Progesterone has provided relief for women for over 20 years with no reported side effects. It is the most effective hormone balance supplement you can take.

In 1999 trial studies, natural progesterone reduced or eliminated hot flashes in 83% of healthy menopausal women tested. Other clinical trials have shown significant weight loss, fibroid shrinkage and significant improvements in PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and endometriosis.

While conventional creams allow only 30% of their active ingredients to permeate the skin, the Renaissance Natural Progesterone Cream we highly recommend uses the liposome encapsulation process to create their natural progesterone cream. It’s a unique form of chemistry where the active ingredient, progesterone, is encapsulated in tiny water soluble pockets, like plastic bubble wrap.

These water soluble pockets penetrate deeply into the skin. With the increasing pressure on the capsules, they burst, releasing the progesterone deep into your tissues. Using this time-release method, Renaissance can provide 100% absorption of the progesterone into the body.

Surfing the many internet sites selling progesterone, many claim to use “real progesterone,” In researching over 30 of the different progesterone creams offered over the internet, only 25% listed “natural USP progesterone as their key ingredient.

Of that 25% none could beat the 1500mg dosage of Renaissance Natural Progesterone cream, the highest recommended dosage. The other 75% of progesterone creams all contained some combination of Wild Mexican Yam, chemical preservatives or pharmaceutical progestin (Diosgenin).

Renaissance Natural Progesterone contains absolutely NO synthetic progestin, NO wild Mexican yam and NO pharmaceutical grade progesterone. The body does not produce the enzymes necessary to convert Diosgenin. These companies are using synthetics (Diosgenin) or wild Mexican yam because these ingredients are half the cost of real progesterone.

Directions for Use:

Renaissance(TM) natural progesterone cream is best applied ¼ to ½ teaspoon daily, with the finger tips to the back of the elbows and knees, inner thighs, the flat of the stomach and can be applied to the face.

Best results are achieved when it is applied two or three times a day, using a different area for each application. See “Tips” below for more information.


* Do not apply over top of other body creams or perfumes; it may interfere with proper absorption

* Use NON metal measuring spoon (metal reacts with cream)

* If using hands to apply, wash thoroughly

* The placenta, during pregnancy, produces up to 300mg of progesterone daily during the third trimester, so a ONE time overdose of Renaissance Progesterone is virtually impossible. However

* Don’t use more than the recommended dosage, hormones are very powerful, a little goes a long way. Ingredients are absorbed by your fat cells, which can typically reach overload quickly. If you apply more than necessary, your body will not be able to absorb it all, it will simply be a waste.

* Be wary of excessive application, this may cause drowsiness

* Renaissance Natural Progesterone absorbs best on soft skin. Best results are achieved by rotating where you apply it. recommends a five day rotation. For example:

Day 1 - AM: 	Neck 	 PM: 	Upper Chest

Day 2 - AM: Breasts PM: Torso
Day 3 - AM: Abdomen PM: Inner Thighs
Day 4 - AM: Buttocks PM: Inside Elbows
Day 5 - AM: Behind Knees PM: Inside Arms
Day 6 Start rotation again from Day 1

(Results will vary. It can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 months of using progesterone cream before you see any changes. It depends on each woman’s body type.)

(Statements about natural progesterone benefits have not been evaluated by the FDA. This supplement is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.)