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Can Vitex and Progesterone Cream Be Used Together

by AMS

I have been taking vitex and maca up until ovulation ( I ovulated yesterday)...I was going to start the progesterone cream tonight, but I read that it is not good to take vitex while using progesterone cream. Is this correct? So, should I stop taking vitex and maca now that I ovulated & just use the progesterone cream?


Also, should I use the progesterone cream once a day (Before bedtime)? And what is the best place to apply it?

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Vitex and Progesterone Cream
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

It is best not to take Vitex and progesterone cream at the same time, but it is fine to take Vitex and progesterone cream during the same menstrual cycle. Vitex can be taken during the first half of the month beginning after the period is ended until ovulation. Make sure to monitor your cycle to know that you have ovulated for sure. If you begin progesterone cream before ovulation you will suppress ovulation.

Dr. John Lee was the pioneer in progesterone cream usage for women before and during menopause. He recommended to take a saliva test in order to determine the right amount of progesterone cream needed. The key with progesterone cream is to find the minimum dose that keeps the hormones in balance. He also recommended using the cream twice a day with the larger dose at night.
The amount for ovulating women with low progesterone levels and who have low progesterone symptoms is 1/8 to 1/4 of a testimonial twice a day. This gives you about a 20mg of USP progesterone cream. You know that this amount works for you because you will feel better.
You can apply the cream on areas of your body where your skin in thinner like face, neck, inside of your arms, palms of hands and sole of the feet. This allows maximum absorption. It is important to rotate location at each application.

Vitex stimulates your pituitary gland to produce luteinazing hormone (LH), which promotes regular ovulation. Progesterone cream directly supplies your body with progesterone. In women who are not ovulating, this type of therapy can be very effective in re-establish ovulatory cycles within a couple of months.

When your body detects high progesterone levels, it stops stimulating the pituitary gland to produce LH hormone. This feedback mechanism is the reason why you cannot take Vitex and progesterone cream at the same time.

Maca, as far as I am concerned is more a fertility food, that can be taken at any time. I am not aware of contraindication of taking maca and progesterone cream or Vitex because maca, even if it supports progesterone production, has no hormonal effect on the body and thus should not be a problem.

I hope this answers your question.
Fertility Blessings!

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by: Lori

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Where can you find vitex and progesterone cream?
by: Anonymous

I have been diagnosed with short luteal phase due to PCOS. I read about Vitex and progesterone for this condition and how vitex helps for luteal phase defect.
Where can I get natural progesteorne cream and vitex to increase fertility for PCOS? Thanks.

PCOS Fertility Kit
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

I would recommend The PCOS Fertility Kit.

Fertility Blessings!

Vitex & Prgesterone Cream
by: Anonymous

I was told by my Doctor that progesteron cream and vitex can be taken together? In saying that I have not had a period in over a year now and most likely not ovulating? Would this make a difference in taking the two together or not?

Natural Progesterone Cream and Vitex
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

Most natural health authorities do not recommend taking Vitex and progesterone cream at the same time, but it is fine during the same month.
Vitex can be taken from after the periods up until bleeding starts (stopping taking Vitex during the menses).

Progesterone cream can be applied from after ovulation day 15 up until day 28, depending on your cycle length. If you periods usually come on the 29, 30, 31 day of your cycle continue up until that day but do not excess 15 days because this is the natural length of the luteal phase.
Most natural health authorities do not recommend taking Vitex and progesterone cream at the same time, but it is fine during the same month.

Vitex can be taken from after the periods up until bleeding starts (stopping taking Vitex during the menses), or up until ovulation if taken in conjunction with natural progesterone cream. Because Vitex takes time in some women to produce results, some practitioners may recommend supplementing with progesterone for a few cycles may to support progesterone levels until Vitex begins to work, provided that saliva progesterone levels are tested regularly. Your doctor will probably recommend this step if required depending on your symptoms and medical history.

Progesterone cream can be applied from after ovulation day 15 up until day 28, depending on your cycle length. If you periods usually come on the 29, 30, 31 day of your cycle continue up until that day but do not excess 15 days because this is the natural length of the luteal phase.

For women who are trying to conceive it is best to apply natural progesterone cream after ovulation is confirmed by either Ovacue vaginal sensor or by fertility charting when the basal body temperature (BBT) increases.

If you have not had your period yet, consider that it may take a few months to create hormonal balance. If there is a chance you might be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. If in doubt call your doctor.

Many Blessings!



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