Progestelle - Progesterone cream / oil Designed from the Ground Up to Help You
by Eckhart, MD
Progestelle was designed from the ground up to be a clinical technical product superior to other progesterone creams. We designed it to GIVE YOU HEALTH NOT as a mere superficial measure to make something appear better, more attractive, or more impressive. I believe that Progestelle Natural Progesterone Oil is superior to other progesterone creams on the market because it is so simple. I only use 2 ingredients: coconut oil and USP pharmaceutical grade bioidentical Natural Progesterone. Through hard medical clinical experience, I found that many of our competitors used chemicals or herbs in their cream that were estrogenic and made my patients worse. Progesterone cream is made of water and oil. Then a chemical emulsifier is added to keep the water and oil mixed together. A thickener is also added. Since there is water in the progesterone cream a preservative must be added to stop bacteria from growing. Preservatives such as methyl paraben, butyl paraben, propyl paraben, and phenoxyethanol were shown to act like estrogen in animal studies and test tube studies. Clinically, those progesterone creams that had these preservatives made my patients worse, not better.
Two (2) Ingredients Only
Progestelle contains just two ingredients. The first ingredient is coconut oil. Coconut oil was chosen because in general farmers do not spray coconuts with pesticides and do NOT use chemical fertilizers on coconut trees. The only problem with coconut oil is the 1 out of 300 patients that have an allergy to coconut oil. For these patients I have progesterone with grape seed oil or olive oil.
The second ingredient in Progestelle is USP pharmaceutical grade progesterone obtained from a wholesaler that also supplies compounding pharmacies across the United States. This progesterone is fabricated from yams. The progesterone is tested by a third party analytical chemistry lab for purity and consistency guaranteeing results for our customers. Nothing is left to chance.
Packed and Manufactured in Glass
Progestelle is packed and manufactured in glass bottles. Glass is more expensive to buy and more expensive to ship. However, I believe that glass is better for our customers. Plastic can outgas different additives that mimic estrogen. Bis-phenol A or BPA for short is used to prolong the life of plastics and also is used in the production of plastics. See the article here. Although BPA is said to have negligible skin permeability, if the researchers did a blood test they would not find the BPA. They would have to do a saliva test for BPA. To come up with the conclusion that BPA has negligible skin permeability, did they use the correct test? Is this the correct conclusion? BPA is only one of the chemicals found in plastic that has endocrine disrupting effects. There are other chemicals found in plastics that act like estrogen.
The Second Punch
The second punch in our fight against women's diseases is the avoidance list. Back in 1999, when I first started using progesterone in my clinical practice much to my horror, I found that certain progesterone creams made my patients worse, not better. I gave my mother a progesterone cream that contained rosemary for her fibroid that was the size of a softball. Much to my surprise, my mother called me up after a month complaining that the fibroid had grown bigger! I researched the competitor's product literature and found that they had added rosemary as an estrogenic herb for hot flashes. The rosemary acted like an estrogen and made my mother's fibroid bigger.
What else put on the skin makes the fibroid bigger? That was the second thing that I started to research. I found a plethora of chemicals and herbs that are in cosmetics and toiletries that also pretended to be estrogen (xenoestrogens) and were making my patients sick. So I began to compile a list from the research community of chemicals that pretend to be estrogen (xenoestrogens). Unfortunately, many of these chemicals found in products from the store have no testing for hormone disruption at all. No one knows. Since 1999 until now, I have interviewed patients through time sucking interviews. My patients tell me what they think has made them worse. This information is also compiled into an easy to use booklet that comes with the product. I have to sort and ask, but when patients tell me the same thing over and over again, that information goes into the booklet.
The chemicals on your skin that act like xenoestrogens is the very important to ensure your health. If you keep on taking "estrogen" by stuff going on your skin, how can you get better?