Androgel 1.62% Review/Feedback
- 04-08-2014, 05:40 PM
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04-08-2014, 09:02 PM
04-09-2014, 12:12 PM
I've used progesterone off and on for years. If you read what Dr Lee and Ray Peat have to say about men using progesterone daily you will start using it as well. All pros no cons.
04-09-2014, 12:15 PM
Lol, that is a bold statement. Actually preg is recommended before prog in most protocols. Anyway, I was wondering why you take it other than that Dr Lee and Ray Peat say it is good.
BBB- read up on Ray Peat's comments and opinion on preg. If you follow him, you will find it interesting as he is one of the biggest proponents of it.
04-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Both Ray Peat and Dr Lee are it's strongest proponents but there are many studies done ( mostly in other countries) that extol it's benefits even over pregnenalone.
04-09-2014, 04:23 PM
04-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Are you intentionally not answering my question? You are the only person I have met that takes this so I am asking what your benefits are and why you go this route as opposed to the common one.
04-09-2014, 05:21 PM
04-09-2014, 05:54 PM
04-09-2014, 07:20 PM
04-10-2014, 11:51 AM
04-10-2014, 01:05 PM
04-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Are you taking progesterone and if so from where all I can find is cream for that but many options for Pregnenolone
04-10-2014, 05:11 PM
It does matter because of the pathway. Pregnenolone goes two different paths. One that turns into DHEA and the other direction is Progesterone. The one thing I do not like about Prog when I have studied it and my doc agrees, is that it is one of the most powerful 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and significantly decreases DHT. Ask anybody that has reduced DHT and see how they feel. That is the hormone that makes us feel like men and keeps libido high. Preg converts to prog, but the effect isn't the same as taking it directly.
If a doctor says it would be a good addition, then that is a route to look into. My doc told me to take preg and DHEA to get my levels in the high range and it changed everything for the better.
04-11-2014, 09:39 AM
As I understand it pregnenalone can covert to other things besides progesterone. This is not a bad thing but you need enough progesterone to combat BPH and the many other things that progesterone helps with. Pregnenalone is upstream and you may not get enough conversion to progesterone to do its job properly.
04-11-2014, 09:42 AM
That is the concern. It lowers DHT and if you read up on it, can and does affect libido in men. I'd only supplement with it if you have a history of prostate cancer or an actual need to go that route. We need DHT.
04-11-2014, 10:16 AM
04-11-2014, 10:19 AM
[QUOTE="BBB;4440137"]The studies I have read all strongly implicate DHT as a key player in the development of prostate issues. E2must also be present. Progesterone protects against both.
04-11-2014, 10:21 AM
04-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Keep in mind that pregnenalone can covert to DHEA, estrogens,testosterone as well as other hormones. It's just too far upstream to control.
04-11-2014, 10:26 AM
04-11-2014, 10:35 AM
Progesterone cream - 1 mL (before bed) -
Helps use fat for energy, making it easier to lose weight
Increases muscle mass
Protects against prostate and breast cancer
Increases sexual drive
Corrects erectile dysfunction in much the way Viagra does, by increasing production of nitric oxide
Helps normalize blood sugar levels
Normalizes thyroid hormone function
Stimulates new bone formation
Improves brain function, has antidepressant properties
Improves skin problems including acne, seborrhea, rosacea, psoriasis
Diminishes muscular aches and pains, has anti-inflammatory properties
Improves sleep pattern
Maintains stem cell activity
Relaxes smooth muscles
These are just a few of the things that daily progesterone can help
04-11-2014, 11:04 AM
04-11-2014, 11:08 AM
04-11-2014, 11:12 AM
I will say that preg and dhea have provided all those benefits for me. I wish everyone could experience it or know about it. Especially those on trt.
04-11-2014, 11:53 AM
I can't say that I've noticed any change in libido. Probably because I'm using in concert with TRT. Lowering estrogen too much definately affects my libido.
04-11-2014, 01:41 PM
04-11-2014, 01:48 PM
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