A couple of weeks ago I posted an instagram story (See below) about Progessence Plus and my DM’s totally went off.
Since so many of you messaged me about this serum, I thought the best thing to do would be to write a blog about it with my honest review plus more information on studies and such.
Progessence Plus (P-Plus) is sooo good for any female who suffers from normal women-related issues including PMS, menstrual cramps, hot flashes, thyroid issues, PCOS and more!
It features some of my favorite essential oils including Sacred Frankincense, Bergamont, and Peppermint oil and also has wild yam and vitamin E which helps enhance the absorption of the oil through your skin!
P-Plus was formulated specifically for women to combat issues such as:
- Hot flashes
- Weight loss
- Hormonal migraines
- Estrogen dominance
- Irregular or heavy menstrual cycles
- Menopause symptoms
- Regulate thyroid
- Regulate blood sugar
- Boost mood
- Decreased sex drive
- Pituitary problems
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Brain fog
- Vaginal dryness
- and more!
Included in this serum is a tiny amount of progesterone that is biologically identical to humans. It’s not only safe, but incredibly beneficial to women.
Additionally, there’s been quite a few studies on this stuff to prove that natural progesterone (not the synthetic kind you get in pills or creams) has no long-term problems associated with it – even at high doses! More information about this, can be found here.
My Honest Review of Progessence Plus (P-Plus)
Applying the Serum
The first day I used P-Plus I rubbed it around my belly button which the bottle states to do. I noticed though, that applying it to my neck, particularly around my carotid arteries, is much more beneficial. Not only for absorption purposes, but I also can smell the oil on me in that location and it is phenomenal!
If you are using P-Plus for PMS or menopause symptoms, you can place the drops to your neck, temples, jaw, forearm, spine, etc. Simply rub the serum on your neck whenever symptoms occur or routinely at bedtime. I have been using 2 drops in the morning and 2 drops in the evening. For added effect, apply 1-2 drops along forearms daily.
How I Feel after Applying the Serum
I don’t know if it’s the amazing smell of the oil, but everytime I apply it, I immediately feel a calming sensation. The aroma of the serum is a “feel good” smell. I am also noticing that my anxiety has been at an all time low when I use the serum. It took about a full 2 weeks for me to associate it with the serum. I’m a hard cookie to crack!
What I like most about the Serum
My favorite thing about this serum is that is was made without parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes. (All of those things are endocrine disruptors and one of the reasons our hormones go crazy!)
What I’ve read about Progessence Plus
“I bought this oil because it was recommended to me. I had been trying to conceive for 6 years. So, willing to try this, I bought this bottle on Dec. 1st, I started using it that week, had my period on January 4th, ovulated on January 19th, and I found out I was pregnant on February 4th! I put a roller ball on it, and used it on the front of my neck daily! We are over the moon, and we cannot wait to meet out little one in October!”
“Keeps me sane, hormones balanced and all that.”
“I had recurring monthly hormonal migraines. I began using this twice daily on my wrists 3 months ago and have not had a migraine for the last two. This is a 100% win for me.”
“This product is the only thing that has helped manage my hot flashes. Wonderful stuff!”
Frequently Asked Questions about Progessence Plus
The following questions were answered straight from Dr. Dan Purser, M.D. You can see the slides here.
Is Progessence Plus safe to take? Yes. It’s just that simple. It contains a tiny amount of a biologically identical (to humans) hormone called progesterone that is not only safe, but incredibly beneficial to women. Natural progesterone has no long-term problems associated with it – even at high doses.
Are natural hormones safe to take? Yes, they are very safe to take. Studies have shown that synthetic hormones may have health risks that may exceed the benefits of HRT. A woman’s body has trouble assimilating synthetic hormones effectively and the side effects that result are often much worse than the original problems being treated.
“It’s important to understand that synthetic progesterone (usually called progestogen or progestin) differs significantly from natural progesterone. It is chemically different from natural progesterone. Natural progesterone is called progesterone. It is chemically identical to the substance made in a woman’s body by the ovarian corpus luteum (gland formed after an egg is ovulated each month).
Should I take Progessence Plus while I’m pregnant? No. There is no need because you usually have high levels of progesterone when you are pregnant. Plus, we honestly don’t know how the oils will affect your unborn baby. We encourage you not to take any risks with your baby, so please don’t use this during pregnancy!
I have endometriosis – will Progessence Plus be safe for me to take? Progessence Plus® is not only safe but from may studies we know progesterone will probably help your endometriosis maybe even dramatically reduce your symptoms.
I am 18 and have severe PMS – is Progessence Plus safe to take? Progessence Plus® is not only safe, but we know from lots of studies that progesterone will probably help your PMS. We’ve found that it usually does help.
I have menstrual migraines — is Progessence Plus safe to take? Yes — research has shown the positive effect natural progesterone has on migraine headaches.
I’ve had a hysterectomy so why would I take Progessence Plus? Lack of progesterone can occur whether your ovaries are there or not – and as a woman you need a sufficient amount of progesterone to balance your hormones.
I have high blood pressure – is Progessence Plus safe to take? Natural progesterone has been shown to lower blood pressure in women, so yes.
I have insomnia — is Progessence Plus safe to take? Yes, progesterone has been shown to cause somnolence (sleepiness) in women and you could find yourself sleeping deeper when using it.
I have hot flashes/night sweats — can Progessence Plus help? Yes, lack of progesterone has been shown to stop these 98% of the time. (You might try the Young Living product, FemiGen, to take care of the other 2% — it increases estrone.)
I have no libido – will Progessence Plus make this worse? No, research has shown that using progesterone should improve libido – so go ahead and try some, but warn your honey first!
How would you recommend taking this serum? Begin with just a drop on your neck or the hairless part of your arm each night and let your body adjust to the intake of progesterone. You can increase the amount as you feel the need, but I would advise you to start with a small amount and increase it over time. Remember that every woman will react differently to the increased progesterone levels in her body, so be aware that you may have some kind of reaction too. Sometimes women using Progessence Plus® experience an increase in hot flashes and that sometimes indicates an increase in application of Progessence Plus® is needed before they subside.
How many milligrams (mg) of progesterone are in a drop of Progessence Plus? Well, Progessence Plus® has less than 15 mg per ml of progesterone (about 14.2 or so – just about the max allowed by the FDA) but the secret is in the quality of the progesterone we used. One milliliter (ml) has about 30 drops total in it and so one drop has about 0.5-1.0 mg of progesterone. All of this may be technical talk and is meaningless when compared to the quality of this product and absorption properties. There are a number of poor quality progesterone’s out there for oral or sublingual use, and thankfully we will never keep company with any of them. Just try it and see for yourself – everyone is a little different and your results will probably vary. What we do know is that as you are testing this, your body will appreciate your daily applications.
I have really high blood pressure that is difficult to treat – is Progessence Plus safe to take? I have received hundreds of emails from women saying ―WOW – my blood pressure has gone way down‖ and that is what the medical studies show as well. In almost every study I have read, the women taking progesterone have experienced lower blood pressure. So yes, take it and chances are very good that you will have lower blood pressure sometime soon.
I have heavy menstrual bleeding, is Progessence Plus safe to take in this situation? Yes, progesterone has been shown to reduce crazy heavy bleeding – this is why gynecologists use synthetic birth control pills to control this kind of periodic bleeding, so try the natural progesterone instead – safer and equally beneficial results.
Progessence Plus List of Ingredients
The essential oils in Progessence Plus help speed the progesterone through your body but they also do other wonderful things to help you be healthy.
Frankincense: Medical Properties — Antitumoral, immuno-stimulant, anti-depressant, muscle relaxing. A great oil to help with your brain functions, healing from strokes, etc. Other Uses: Depression, cancer, respiratory infections, inflammation, immune-stimulating. Fragrant influence: Increases spiritual awareness, promotes meditation, improves attitude and uplifts your spirit. Helps release emotional issues.
Bergamot: Medical Properties — Calming, hormonal support, antibacterial, antidepressant. Uses: Agitation, depression, anxiety, intesstinal parasites, insomnia, viral infections (Herpes, cold sores). Fragrant influence: Relieves anxiety; mood lifting qualities. Main ingredient in Earl Gray Tea and also found in Shalimar Perfume.
Peppermint: Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, anti-parasitic (worms), anti-bacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain relieving, curbs appetite. Uses — Rheumatism/arthritis, respiratory infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis, etc.) obesity, viral infections (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cold sores, human papilloma virus, etc.), fungal infections/Camndida, digestive problems, headaches, nausea, skin conditions (itchy skin, varicose veins, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis), scoliosis/lumbago/back problems. Fragrant influence:
Purifying and stimulating too the conscious mind, studies show inhaling peppermint increased mental accuracy by 28%.
Cedarwood: Medical Properties: Compats hair loss (alopecia areata), antibacterial, lymphatic stimulant. Uses: Hair loss, arteriosclerosis, ADHD,, skin problems (acne, eczema). Fragrant Influence: Stimulates the limbic region of the brain (the center of emotions), stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin. Clinical tests show this oil able to successfully treat ADD and ADHD (attention deficit disorders) in children. Recognized for calming and purifying properties. David and Solomon’s Palace’s were built with Cedarwood.
Copaiba: Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory (powerful), mucolytic, anti-ulcer, antiseptic. Uses: Pain relief (strong anti-inflammatory), arthritis, rheumatism, skin disorders, insect bites, stomach distress, urinary disorders, sore throat.
Clove: Medical Properties: Anti-aging, anti-tumoral, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, analgesic/anesthetic, anti-oxidant, anti-coagulant, anti-inflammatory, stomach protectant (ulcers), anti-parasitic (worms), anti-convulsant. Uses: Anti-aging,, cardiovascular disease, arthritis/rheumatism, hepatitis, intestinal parasites/infections, for numbing all types of pain, throat/sinus/lung infections, cataracts, ulcers, lice, toothache, acne. Fragrant Influence: A mental stimulant; encourages sleep, stimulates dreams and creates a sense of protection and courage.
Rosewood: Medical Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, stimulant, improves skin elasticity. Uses: Fungal infections/Candida, skin conditions, (eczema, psoriasis). Fragrant Influence: Empowering and emotionally stabilizing.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Ready to get your hands on this stuff?
There’s two ways to get yourself some Progessence Plus. You can either 1. Hop on my monthly order and get my discount or 2. Sign up for Young Living and become a member by purchasing a Premium Starter Kit. You’ll get 24% off everything and also a kit full of 12 oils plus a diffuser. You can learn about it right here.