Women's Alternative Health Update:
From the Desk of Helen Pensanti, M.D.
I have received numerous e mails from women stated that their Doctor has told them that natural hormones do not work because plant sterols do not convert to progesterone in the human body. I want to make this very clear to everyone.....
WE ARE NOT TRYING TO SAY THAT
PLANT PROGESTERONE (DIOSGENIN) CONVERTS TO HUMAN PROGESTERONE SECRETED BY THE FEMALE OVARY...
We take the plant progesterone which has 6 “rings” and use the “Marker Method” to cut off 2 “rings”….. which makes them exactly the same 4 “rings” of the progesterone secreted by the female ovary in humans. That is why we call it Bio-Identical.
Let me give you an illustration that I think will help everyone understand this.
If I have a key made out of metal:
And I have a key made out of plastic:
The two keys are exactly alike except they are made from different materials......they will open the same lock:
Plant Progesterone or Diosgenin is the exact same chemical configuration as Human Progesterone secreted from the female ovary. That is why we call it Bio-Identical. The human body will recognize it and utilize it the same way that a metal or plastic key that is identical will open the same lock.
I hope this clears up the confusion and please feel free to print this and bring this to your Physician to read.