EP 88: Progesterone and Progesterone Scams: What You Need To Know

In this episode, Dr. Shawn Tassone discusses the misleading claims and false information surrounding hormone creams, specifically wild yam cream. He highlights the lack of regulation in the cosmetic industry and the dangers of using products that are not FDA-approved.

Dr. Tassone also emphasizes the importance of reading labels and avoiding products that claim to contain progesterone or other hormones but only list wild yam as an ingredient. He warns listeners to be cautious of companies that make false claims and encourages them to seek reliable sources of information because the effectiveness of the cream is not supported by specific research or data.

In this conversation Dr. Shawn Tassone also discusses the importance of getting hormone levels tested and the potential risks of using over-the-counter progesterone products. He emphasizes the need for prescription-only hormones and warns against self-diagnosis. Dr. Tassone also expresses his opinion that companies marketing cosmetic creams with high doses of progesterone are unethical. He encourages listeners to share the information and do their own research.

Episode Highlights
-Misleading claims and false information surrounding hormone creams
-Why you should avoid using products that are not FDA-approved and lack proper regulation
-How to read labels and avoid products that contain false claim
-How to seek reliable sources of information when it comes to hormone therapy and treatment options
-The use of wild yam cream on the skin as a hormone replacement therapy
-How to spot companies making false claims about their products
-Why you should consult a medical professional for hormone replacement therapy instead of self-treatment
-The absorption of progesterone through the skin
-Why self-treating with hormones can be dangerous and ineffective
-Why the concept of cycling progesterone is not a one-size-fits-all approach
-Symptoms of common hormonal imbalances, such as progesterone

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This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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