I recommend this to every girl friend and wish that I could gift it to some others. You know, the cranky auntie neighbour, my child’s temperamental teacher, unpredictable lady-boss, grouchy sister or mom or MIL (even older ladies need progesterone to stay healthy). Every girl needs Progessence Phyto Plus (PPP)!
Progessence Phyto Plus contains a high quality wild yam extract optimally blended with vitex oil and essential oils to help women find balance the way nature intended. Specially formulated by D. Gary Young, ND, and Dan Purser, MD, Progessence Phyto Plus maximizes the effects of wild yam extract and vitex oil by utilizing an innovative suspension system. The first-ever skin serum of its kind on the market.
You should guess by now that PPP helps women find balance so that we don’t become monsters around that time of the month! Or for some, all year round! LOL! We don’t have to resign to our werewolfish fate. We can control it!
Let’s talk about the balance first. It’s a balance of the two main hormones for females – estrogen and progesterone. These 2 need to be in balance in order for our cells to get the right chemical reaction. If either is too high or too low than the other, then we would get problems. Today, most women are high in estrogen. Most. Because of the constant exposure to xenoestrogens in our food and in our environment. Xenoestrogens are derived from petroleum in laboratories and are similar enough in structure to human estrogen to interfere with normal biological functions. They are present in some food additives, hormones fed to animals that we later eat, insecticides, weed killers, plastics, shampoo, cosmetics, detergents, lining of food and drink cans, and other chemicals. In addition, these xenoestrogen end up polluting our water and are picked up by fish, wildlife and people. So, almost everyone is exposed to these.
I won’t elaborate on all the harm the xenoestrogen can do to our bodies. Some of the common ones are: they can cause tumours, block progesterone from working properly and disrupt the body from sending the right signals through the hormones. They affect both males and females. Besides avoiding food and products with xenoestrogen, we women can also use progesterone supplements (natural ones only) to balance and remove the xenoestrogen from our bodies.
So what’s in Progessence Phyto Plus?
The star ingredient is wild yam extract. Wild yam is a root vegetable, widely used by the Chinese and Japanese in cooking. It looks like the skinny cousin of the radish and tastes like mushy potatoes. Its Chinese name is 淮山 (huai shan) or 山药 (shan yao). The Chinese know it to be good for women to balance hormones and so boil it in soups. The wild yam extract is micronized human bio-identical progesterone and when added to the base of vitex oil and essential oils, is made to be easily absorbed by the body.
Vitex is a beautiful shrub native to Greece and Italy whose berries have been used in herbal medicine for centuries. It is considered one of the most popular herbs in Europe and other Western nations for the support of gynecological imbalances. It supports the body by boosting progesterone levels. It’s interesting to note that for centuries, European nuns and monks have used vitex for hormonal balances (probably PMS issues!) and to tame the raging testosterones, respectively!
In order to aid in the absorption of the blend into the body cells, essential oils of copaiba, frankincense, bergamot, clove and peppermint are included. This is one of the reasons why only a few drops of PPP is needed for us to see it work!
How do we use PPP?
You can apply it to the back of the neck, forearms or inner ankles. Start with 1 drop and slowly increase the amount as needed. I apply it at night as it makes me sleepy. Apply daily for best effect, increasing the amount on days as needed.
The following chart from Dr LeAnne Deardeuff’s website can be a helpful guide for us to know when to use more of PPP. Use more PPP on the days of your cycle when progesterone are needed more and add other essential oils for estrogen support on those days when estrogen is needed more.
Life is truly better when our hormones are in balance! Don’t let your dragon get you, tame it and make her your best friend! It’s true that “When mama’s happy, everyone is happy!”
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