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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can i increase my progesterone levels naturally through food?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Diverse diet: Progesterone is formed internally from cholesterol in the ovary. Progesterone levels depend on effective ovulation. Low fat diets can lower Progesterone levels. Normal fat levels, including essential oils (dha, omega-3) are helpful to maintaining good ovulation.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Don't!: There are no foods that stimulate progesterone. Further, foods traditionally claimed to contain Progesterone such as mexican yams are unregulated, may contain progestins but not progesterone, and do not have a progestogenic effect. Many have an estrogenic effect! if you have a true need for additional progesterone, which most women don't, talk with a knowledgeable doctor.

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A 33-year-old female asked:

How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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By getting pregnant : Progesterone has specific function , when needed nature takes care of it, normal 2ng/ml to 5ng/ml after ovulation , reaches 200ng/ml during pregnancy , .
Last updated Jun 30, 2014


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