Paraben-Free Pro-Gest® is the only brand of natural progesterone cream that has been clinically tested. It helps women find relief from issues that occur during perimenopause and menopause.
During perimenopase and menopause, hormone imbalance can lead to discomforts such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, irritability or decreased sex drive. These complaints are often present postmenopausal as well. During the reproductive years, hormone imbalance may cause premenstrual complaints such as water retention, breast tenderness, migraines or mood swings.
Pro-Gest® cream contains 450 milligrams (mg) of USP Progesterone per ounce (900 mg per two-ounce tube). Each ¼ tsp contains approximately 20 mg of USP Progesterone. Careful clinical research has shown this to be an effective amount to achieve natural balance.
What is Progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone that your body makes. It plays an important role in balancing out the effects of estrogen and other hormones. If you have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone, your body may be thrown out of balance. It is common for women who are approaching perimenopause, and even through menopause, to produce smaller amounts of progesterone. Pro-Gest® natural progesterone cream can supplement your body's own progesterone levels and lead you back to a state of natural balance.
Pro-Gest® cream is intended for external cosmetic use. To apply, just massage a ¼ teaspoon into your skin twice a day. Apply it to your inner arms, inner thighs, abdomen, or chest, rotating the areas where applied. It absorbs quickly through the skin, and you're on your way back to a natural balance. Pro-Gest® is best used according to your menstrual status. The following are recommendations that should be confirmed or modified in concert with your health care provider.
Women in their reproductive years: *These are only SUGGESTED use: Every woman finds the right balance for herself. Emerita suggests starting with their recommendations and working from there. Pro-Gest® is best used during the second half of your menstrual cycle, for the two weeks prior to menstruation. Days 1 (first day of bleeding) -14: do not use Pro-Gest. Days 15 - 21: use ¼ teaspoon twice a day. Days 22-28: use ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Pro-Gest twice a day. The suggested use is based on a 28-day cycle. If your cycle is shorter or longer you may need to adjust the timing of use, earlier or later than day 14, to fit with ovulation. If your period begins early, STOP using the Pro-Gest while you are bleeding. Count the first day of bleeding as day one, and begin the cycle again.
Women in perimenopause (still menstruating, with cycle changes): Days 1 (first day of bleeding) - 7: do not use Pro-Gest. Days 8-21: use ¼ teaspoon of Pro-Gest twice a day. Days 22-28: use ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Pro-Gest twice a day. If your period begins early, STOP using the Pro-Gest while you are bleeding. Count the first day of bleeding as day one, and begin the cycle again. If your period is late, use the cream for up to 3 weeks (day 28 of your cycle), then take a week off. If your period has not started by the end of the week off, resume use of the cream as described above for days 8-28 or until your period starts. STOP the cream when your period begins. Count the first day of bleeding as day one of your cycle, and begin the cycle over again.
Women in menopause or who are post-menopausal (no longer menstruating): Choose a calendar day (e.g. first day of the month) as day one. Days 1-7: do not use Pro-Gest. Days 8-30 (or 31): use 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of Pro-Gest twice a day. If needed, you may use up to ½ teaspoon of Pro-Gest twice a day according to the same schedule.
Ingredients: Water, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Hybrid Safflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Behenoyl Lactylate, Stearic Acid, USP Progesterone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Carbomer
*United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) denotes a recognized standard of purity and strength. It is sometimes referred to as "human-identical" or "bio-identical" progesterone, which differentiates it from synthetic progestins or progestogens. USP classifies the progesterone as the highest quality available.
*Our natural progesterone is formulated from a substance found in Mexican wild yams.
This information is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Key Functional Ingredients: USP Progesterone, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Safflower Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil
Emerita (e-MER-ita) is a woman-owned company that's been in the business of serving women over 40 since the 1970s.
It began as a family business, which youngest daughter Sharon MacFarland took over in 1983 at the age of 23. Since then Sharon built it into Emerita, a leading national brand of natural wellness products for women.
In the early days, the company marketed natural menopause products through the Transitions For Health catalog and through physicians' offices. The catalog even appeared in an episode of Sex & the City.
Then in the 1990s, the company's flagship progesterone cream Pro-Gest was introduced at natural food stores, launching a whole category of natural wellness products for women over 40. Since then, Emerita has expanded its offerings to include sexual vitality and skin care products, as well.
Emerita has long been a socially-responsible company that's respectful and empowering of its employees, operating in an open and collaborative fashion. It also has a long history as an advocate for women, valuing education about women's health issues.