DYNAMIC BALANCE OUT OF BALANCE
most important role in the woman's body is to balance her hormone
levels, by opposing estrogen. Progesterone prevents PMS and menopause
symptoms while boosting female libido. Some of the main effects of progesterone vs. estrogen are
Protects against breast
Increases body fat
Helps use fat for
Salt & fluid
Impairs blood sugar
Normalizes blood sugar
Reduced oxygen levels
in all cells
Restores proper cell
Increases risk of
Helps prevent breast
Reduces vascular tone
Improves vascular tone
Comparison of effects indicates a perfect balance
between progesterone and estrogen. Natural progesterone
is essential to counter-act the negative effects of estrogen.
to ovulation, the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle,
progesterone levels are higher than estrogen levels. After ovulation,
the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, estrogen levels are higher
than progesterone levels and continue to climb until hitting the
estrogen spike-which sets off menses. After menses estrogen levels
pummel and progesterone levels are again higher then estrogen levels.
This is the expected or normal rhythm of the female menstrual cycle.
deficiency can occur during the follicular phase of the menstrual
cycle when estrogen levels are elevated over and above normal, and/or
when progesterone levels are lower than normal during this phase of
Diet is often
a major factor in women suffering progesterone deficiency. A diet high
in fatty foods and sugar starves the body of the vitamins and minerals
necessary for the ovaries to produce needed progesterone. Lack of
exercise and chronic stress have been proven to cause women to produce
less than the desired or necessary levels of progesterone.
Low progesterone levels in women results in
estrogen dominance, PMS, early perimenopause onset, low libido,
excessively heavy bleeding during a period, weight-gain, migraine like
headaches, primary dysmenorrhea or cramps, increases the risk of
The condition where a woman has deficient,
normal, or excessive estrogen but little or no progesterone to balance
its effects in her body. Even a woman with low estrogen levels can
suffer from estrogen dominance if she doesn?t have proper levels of
progesterone. The causes of estrogen dominance are many and varied.
deficiency and estrogen dominance is epidemic among women in
is neither natural nor inevitable; it has been created by changing
lifestyles and environment. Excess estrogen has led to estrogen
dominance; causing hormonal imbalance in women at an ever-earlier age
and to a significantly greater degree then has ever been known.
menopause when estrogen and progesterone levels begin to drop,
menstrual cycles become irregular. Doctors now refer to this
transitional period as perimenopause. Scientific and empirical
evidence leaves no doubt that estrogen dominance induces and speeds
the onset of perimenopause.
transitional period women are subjected to a bewildering number of
physical and emotional symptoms, some of which are PMS-like in nature,
others more typical of the post-menopausal woman.
How does a
woman tell whether she has PMS, is perimenopausal, or is estrogen
onset after ovulation, increase in number and intensity until
menses, the symptoms will subside. With ovulation, once again symptoms
return and increase greatly in intensity. This cycle recurs over and
over in women that suffer from classic PMS.
progesterone levels are higher then estrogen levels. In women that are
estrogen dominant the reverse is true. Estrogen is dominant in these
women all the time. This estrogen activity causes symptoms to be
continually present, and their symptoms do not subside with menses.
These women are truly estrogen dominant and this condition causes
This is a
simplified explanation of a very complex problem. The truth is that it
is difficult to tell where PMS symptoms end and perimenopausal
conditions begin. The conditions tend to overlap and it is nearly
impossible to tell whether a woman suffers from one condition
exclusive of the other.
Provera is a progestin or synthetic product. It is not
natural progesterone. Synthetic progesterone does not provide the
protection against estrogen dominance "natural" progesterone
progesterone is extracted from many different plant sources and
vegetable oils and is bio-identical to progesterone produced by the
companies, especially on the Internet, claim their product contains
?real progesterone.? Checking the ingredient list reveals they are
using Wild Mexican Yam, or Mexican Wild Yam Root Extract, or
pharmaceutical grade or pharmaceutical quality progesterone. These are
all code words for Diosgenin.
progesterone within Diosgenin, but the human body does not produce the
enzymes necessary to convert Diosgenin into progesterone. Diosgenin
does not increase progesterone levels in the human only. Only USP
progesterone powder is bio-identical in every way to progesterone
produced by the corpus luteum.
Diosgenin because it?s less than half the cost of real progesterone,
and it?s not necessary to have a drug license or NDC number to use
it. Diosgenin, by any name, is not progesterone, it won?t turn into
progesterone in your body, and cannot provide the benefits of
the only progesterone cream on the market containing 100% pure
micronized USP progesterone powder in a topical cream using
lipoceutical encapsulation. There is no other cream on the market that
can possibly provide the benefits of real natural progesterone cream.
ORAL VS. TOPICAL
progesterone is transported to the liver where 80 to 90% of it is
removed from the body. Only 10 to 20% of orally dosed progesterone
gets into the body. Transdermal creams are the safest and effective
way to get the proper physiologic dose of progesterone.
conventional delivery systems such as creams, gels, ointments, and
lotions, no more then 30% of the active ingredient can permeate the
skin. Penetration does not exceed 10-12 layers deep in the skin.
microscopic vesicles composed of membrane-like lipid bilayers
separated by an aqueous layers. By encapsulating active ingredients
within multi-layers of lipid spheres, liposomes penetrate 25-30 layers
deep in the skin. Increasing the concentration in the epidermis and
dermis, providing a prolonged time-release action throughout the
Renaissance is the one and only progesterone
cream on the market that contains 100% pure micronzied USP
progesterone powder in a topical cream using lipoceutical
encapsulation. Renaissance natural progesterone cream
corrects low progesterone levels and counters the negative effects of
estrogen dominance, relieving and preventing symptoms of PMS,
perimenopause, and menopause.
those who recommend application of progesterone be suspended for a
period of time each month, usually 7 to 10 days. Failing to administer
progesterone when a woman is estrogen dominant will simply lead to
greater estrogen dominance. Listen to your body. Apply Renaissance as often as necessary to rid yourself of
unwanted symptoms. For many women this means applying Renaissance
every single day.
NEED TO SELF-DOS
hormone levels fluctuate by the hour. It?s impossible to prescribe a
universal dosage that will work for all woman. Dosage varies from woman to woman, must be monitored, and often
Each pump of
the Renaissance dispenser contains approximately 32mg. of natural
progesterone. Women must become aware of their symptoms and their
patterns and dose accordingly. Progesterone
does help to induce sleep and for this reason the applications during
the day are lighter, with a heavier application made at night to
realize a good nights sleep.
best applied to the back of the elbows and knees, flat of the stomach,
neck, and face. Best results are achieved when applied 2 or 3 times a
day, spread over a larger surface then a smaller surface.
Renaissance contains 2976 mg. of natural USP
FDA approved micronzied progesterone powder in a 3.5 oz. convenient
pump dispenser, highest allowed by the FDA, encapsulated in liposomes.
Natural progesterone is free of any untoward
teratogenic, metabolic, or hemodynamic effects. Heavy doses of
progesterone cream will reduce wakefulness and induce sleep.
is often necessary, but it is not sufficient to prevent or alleviate
the symptoms of PMS or perimenopause. Ultravite is an all-natural
multi-mineral, multi-vitamin supplement specifically formulated to
relieve and prevent the symptoms of PMS and perimenopause.
eliminate all the underlying causes of PMS and perimenopausal
symptoms, Renaissance may be used as an adjunct to, but cannot replace
the need for Ultravite.
PROGESTERONE PREVENTS PMS CRAMPS
Lower progesterone levels cause a rise in the
production of prostaglandin production. Women with primary
dysmenorrhea, or cramps, have 8 to 13 times more prostaglandins in
their blood stream than women who do not suffer cramps. Progesterone
cream is essential to prevent painful PMS cramps.
PROGESTERONE & ANXIETY
When women are under stress the adrenal gland produces
cortisol. Cortisol causes anxiety and increases stress levels.
Progesterone is antagonistic to cortisol and counter-acts the negative
effects of cortisol.
PROGESTERONE & OVULATION
Declining levels of progesterone signal the uterus to
shed its endometrial lining. This results in a shortening of the
menstrual cycle, resulting in anovulatory and irregular cycles, and
early onset of perimenopause. Progesterone supplementation is
necessary to prevent this unnatural event.
transforms the lining of the uterus into the endometrium. Soft,
spongy, rich in blood vessels and glandular tissue, the endometrium
forms a perfect bed for the egg. Progesterone also relaxes the uterus
to give the egg a better chance to implant itself into the endometrium.
Progesterone is essential to insure implantation and to prevent
rejection of the developing embryo. Without necessary levels of
progesterone the endometrium cannot sustain and will naturally abort
is absolutely necessary for post-menopausal women to help alleviate
the aggravating symptoms of menopause and to restore libido. Without a
doubt the greatest danger of menopause is osteoporosis. Progesterone
helps prevent osteoporosis by making new bone growth possible,
however, progesterone does not create new bone growth. Progesterone is
necessary, but not sufficient for new bone formation.
clinical studies leave no doubt bone growth can only be achieved with
calcium/magnesium supplementation in conjunction with Vitamin D and
eliminate all the underlying causes of menopausal symptoms and to
prevent osteoporosis, Renaissance may be used as an adjunct to, but
cannot replace the need for GynoFem.
number one selling estrogen product, is an acronym for pregnant
mares? urine. Factory
farmed horses are impregnated then confined from the 4th month through the end of their 11-month pregnancy so their urine can
be collected. Their foals are slaughtered for sale. The urine is
manufactured into HRT and birth control pills.
OF ESTROGEN DOMINANCE
Scientific and clinical studies have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt estrogen,
in any form, produces an assortment of adverse side effects in women.
Androstenedione, a form of estrogen, is available in
high concentration in the fatty tissue in a woman?s body.
Cholesterol, which is in high concentration in fatty tissues, provides
a great store of estrone. Estrone converts the androstenedione into
endogenous estrogen, which is estrogen manufactured from the body
tissue rather than estrogen produced by the ovaries.
The result is a constant supply of estrogen augmenting
the estrogen produced by the ovaries. This excess estrogen is stored
in the form of adipose, or fat, which is deposited in the breast,
buttocks and hip areas in women. Exercise and diet will not result
in weight loss as long as the woman remains estrogen dominate.
bloating, breast tenderness, cramping, irritability, depression, and
LONG TERM EFFECTS
Include hypertension, exacerbation of liver disease,
venous thrombosis or blood clotting, increase in heart attack and
stroke risk, endometrical cancer, cancer of the uterus, breast cancer,
and ovarian cancer.
CAUSES ESTROGEN DOMINANCE?
Active ingredient in any birth control pill is
synthetic estrogen. The entire basis for the FDA approving estrogen
for birth control was the result of a single clinical study conducted
on 132 Puerto Rican women who had taken the pill for a period of one
year. Five of those women died during the study.
The is no valid scientific proof that estrogen is
a safe contraceptive. Scientifically speaking, taking birth control
pills can only elevate estrogen beyond levels it would otherwise be.
HRT (Hormone Replacement
birth control pills, the active ingredient in HRT is synthetic
estrogen. There is not a single study to date that even suggests HRT
will prevent osteoporosis or heart disease. Estrogen slows down the
bone-rebuilding process, making bones more brittle and susceptible to
fracture. Even the American Heart Association now takes the position
that HRT does not prevent hearty disease, and in fact may increase the
incidence of heart attacks in women.
estrogen, in any form, in any dosage, unnaturally increases the
body?s estrogen levels.
Sometime in their mid-30?s both estrogen and
progesterone levels begin to drop in women. Estrogen levels drop by 40
to 60%; progesterone levels drop to where a woman is producing near
zero, leaving the woman severely deficient in progesterone. When women
stop producing progesterone naturally, estrogen is left unopposed,
leaving the woman?s body out of hormonal balance.
an important hormone transporting mineral intimately connected with
the ability of the woman?s body to maintain hormone balance.
Estrogen depletes magnesium levels; while magnesium counter-acts the
effects of estrogen.
excites the brain causing nervousness, agitation, insomnia, and
arteries to spas, inducing migraine headaches. Magnesium has a calming
effect, induces sleeps, and keeps arteries and blood vessels open.
processed through the liver; vitamin B6 deficiency causes decreased
liver metabolism of estrogen, causing an excess of estrogen. Refining
flour eliminates the B vitamins altogether. Vitamin B6 is also
destroyed in cooking and canning, and when foods are packaged.
Pregnancy and birth control pills also lead to B6 deficiency. Vitamin B6 deficiency is a major contributing factor to
promotes progesterone production, while estrogen depletes vitamin E.
Vitamin E is destroyed by processing and light. Without necessary
levels of vitamin E estrogen dominance increases dramatically.
Under stress the adrenal gland produces cortisol.
Cortisol is antagonistic to progesterone; cortisol counter-acts the
positive effects of progesterone, which leads to adrenal exhaustion,
increasing estrogen dominance.
or xenobiotics, are synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and
plastics, which have estrogenic effects. They have become so pervasive
in our environment estrogen levels are elevated to the point where
they are suppressing the woman?s LH (luteinizing hormone), the
pituitary hormone that signals the ovaries to release the egg and make
combine with estrogen receptor sites to: (1) activate estrogenic
action: (2) induce extra estrogen receptors; (3) inhibit the ability
of the liver to excrete estrogen; and (4) inhibit the effects of
environment is so flooded with estrogen men as well as women suffer
form estrogen dominance. In men there has been a 50% decrease in sperm
count since 1938 and increased incidence of testicular and prostate
cancer due to estrogen dominance.
Decongestants, and analgesics like acetaminophen
(Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) have a negative effect on
nutrient levels. NSAIDS contain liver-damaging toxins that result in
vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, and beta-carotene
In her early
20?s a woman may not ovulate during her monthly menstrual cycle.
Ovulation is the primary method by which a woman?s body makes
progesterone. Failing to ovulate leads to a significant drop in
progesterone levels, leaving estrogen unopposed, allowing the gap
between progesterone and estrogen to grow.
receive much of their medical education from the pharmaceutical
industry. The pharmaceutical industry is in the business of selling
patented drugs; not the business of educating the public in regards to
effective, non-patented natural medicines.
understand how to correct the problem of estrogen dominance.
Conventional doctors prescribe more estrogen and when estrogen makes
matters worse they prescribe anti-depressants, or worse, recommend