Below are some of the questions I have received from those who are either taking our product or who are interested in it, along with my responses.
Lisa Wells, RN
Where does the estrogen and progesterone in this product come from?
The estradiol, estriol, and progesterone is bioidentical and is sourced from the wild Mexican yam.
I've heard about the risks of taking female hormone replacement so is this product safe? We know that improving and balancing the female hormones is very important to women's health, however there are many women who do not take any form of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) due to the concern, with good cause, about the negative publicity related to synthetic estrogen products such a Premarin and the synthetic progestins.
Our product contains bioidentical estradiol, estriol, and progesterone in homeopathic form. Bioidentical hormones are the exact same as those made by the body and so does not carry the same risks as the patented synthetic estrogens and progestins.
Also, because our product contains the bioidentical hormones in homeopathic form it does not provide all the estradiol, estriol, and progesterone the body needs. It provides a small amount of the hormones and also works with the body to help it increase and balance its own release of these hormones.
Why do i gain weight around the back of my hips? I am under weight by a few pounds and the rest of my body looks skinny except my hips where all my fat is stored! Could it have something to do with what i am eating, or maybe the time I eat? I eat more often at night and then sleep.
The sex hormones play a major role in determining the placement of fat in the body and it seems that decreasing hormones such as thyroid, HGH, DHEA, and testosterone all play a role in the increase of fat as we age.
Also, it is known that men and women have different problem fat areas and the problem areas have different types of fat.
The problem area for men is usually the mid section. They gain fat in that area easily, however, because the fat is subcutaneous they can lose it fairly easily by exercising and improving their diet.
Women, on the other hand frequently have problems with fat in their hips and thighs. This is a fat that does not have as much enzyme action as subcutaneous fat and this causes it to be harder to get rid of.
Of course diet plays a major role in the fat our body stores. Concerning eating at night, it is generally recommended we not eat late at night. I have seen some recommendations that we not eat for at least 4 hours before bedtime.
Other reasons for increased fat, especially in the abdominal area are high cortisol levels and insulin resistance.
Have you had any experience of how this product has helped someone who is in menopause but also has endometriosis?
We have had many positive reports from menopausal women. I have not spoken with any who specifically mentioned endometriosis.
Since endometriosis may be related to low progesterone, the effectiveness of our product would probably depend on how low your progesterone level is at the time you begin the product. If it is very low then you may do better on bioidentical progesterone in pharmaceutical form rather than homeopathic form, at least at first, in order to raise the progesterone level faster to hopefully relieve symptoms.
Our product also contains bioidentical estradiol and estriol. Even though these estrogens are homeopathic if you have estrogen dominance, which can be common in women with endometriosis, then I would not recommend our product due to the estrogens it contains.