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About NOW Foods

NOW's Mission
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW Commitments

  • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
  • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
  • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

NOW Science
NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

GMP Quality Assured
NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.

Contact NOW Foods

395 South Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
http://www.nowfoods.com
888-669-3663

NOW Foods - Progesterone Cream Liposomal Skin Cream Scent Free - 3 oz.

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    NOW Foods - Natural Progesterone Liposomal Cream Scent Free - 3 oz.

    NOW Foods Natural Progesterone Liposomal Cream is a Natural Progesterone Cream from Wild Yam and balancing herbs designed for women seeking a way to gently support natural hormone levels. Now Foods Natural Progesterone is scent and paraben free. Now Foods Natural Progesterone has no artificial colors or fragrances.  Now Foods Natural Progesterone contains 20 mg of natural progesterone per pump.

    • Scent Free
    • 20 mg of Natural Progesterone per Pump
    • No Artificial Colors or Fragrances
    • Paraben Free

    About Progesterone

    What is Progesterone:

    Progesterone is a hormone from a corpus luteum, formed by the cyclical rupture of an ovarian follicle. Progesterone is necessary for proper uterine and breast development and function.

    Where is it found?

    Progesterone is produced in the female body in the ovaries. Progesterone production is high during the luteal phase (second portion) of the menstrual cycle and low during the follicular phase (first portion), as well as being low before puberty and after menopause.

    Supplemental sources of progesterone are available in oral and cream forms, as well as lozenges, suppositories, and injectable forms. “Natural” progesterone refers to the molecule that is identical in chemical structure to the progesterone produced in the body, even if the molecule is synthesized in a laboratory.

    Progestins are found in oral contraceptive pills and are used in conventional hormone replacement therapy.

    Wild yam contains precursors to progesterone (such as diosgenin) that can be converted through a chemical process in the laboratory into progesterone—the exact same molecule made in the human body. However, contrary to popular claims, the diosgenin in wild yams cannot be converted into progesterone in the body. Women who require progesterone should consult their physician and not rely on wild yam or other herbs.

    Pregnenolone, another hormone produced by the body, is converted by the body into progesterone. However, it is not clear what effect supplementing with pregnenolone will have on progesterone production in the body.

    Who is likely to be deficient?

    Postmenopausal women have reduced production of progesterone. While this “deficiency” is normal, progesterone, including the natural forms of progesterone, has been found to relieve menopausal symptoms when used in combination with estrogen replacement therapy.

    How much is usually taken?

    The proper amount of progesterone for a woman should be determined in consultation with a doctor. Some research with the natural, oral form of progesterone has used 200 mg per day. Progesterone is used in much lower amounts—such as 20–70 mg per day—by most doctors who prescribe topical natural progesterone. However, the ability of skin-applied progesterone to achieve effective levels in the body is the source of considerable debate.5 Although progesterone is a natural substance, oral progesterone supplements are available by prescription only. High-dose topical progesterone cream is also treated like a drug and requires a prescription. A few creams containing lower amounts of progesterone are sold without prescription.

    Are there any side effects or interactions?

    Progesterone is a hormone and, as such, concerns about its inappropriate use have been raised. A physician should be consulted before using this hormone as a supplement. Few side effects have been associated with topical progesterone creams but can include skin reactions. Effects of natural progesterone on breast cancer risk remain unclear. Research has suggested both increased and reduced risk.

    Synthetic progestins have many well-known side effects, including the increase of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and the decrease of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Other side effects reported with synthetic progestins include bloating, breast soreness, depression, and mood swings. Natural progesterone has been shown to have no adverse effect on HDL cholesterol levels. Overall, natural progesterone is considerably safer than progestins and is therefore preferred by many doctors in situations where either would be effective.

    Suggested Use
    1 full pump dispenses about 1.3 g of cream, providing 20 mg of USP Progesterone. This container yields approximately 65 pumps. Rotate application between abdomen, hands and thighs. Use 1x or 2x daily. For external use only.

    Warnings

    Discontinue use if irritation or red skin develops, and consult a physician. Do not use if pregnant or lactating.

    California Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains progesterone, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. Consult with your physician before using this product.

    Ingredients

    De-ionized Water, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Leaf Gel*, Emulsifying Wax, Avacado Oil (Persea gratissima), Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Natural Progesterone (USP Grade), Phospholipids (from Soy Lecithin), Glucose/Glucose Oxidase/Lactoperoxidase (natural preservative), Balancing Herbal Blend of: Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis), Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus grandis), Carrot Oil (Daucua carota sativa), Sarsaparilla Root Extract (Smilax officinalis syn. S. regelii), Dong Quai Root Extract (Angelica polymorpha var. sinensis), Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa serrulata Fruit Extract), Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria recutita), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus) and Comfrey Root Extract (Symphytum officinale), Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Natural Vitamin E (as d-alpha-Tocopherol), Potassium Sorbate, Panthenol, Vitamin A (as Retinyl Palmitate), Citric Acid and Xanthan Gum (Xanthomonas campestris).

    *Certified Organic Ingredients
    About NOW Foods

    NOW's Mission
    The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

    In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

    History of NOW
    In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

    NOW Commitments

    • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
    • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
    • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

    NOW Science
    NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

    The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

    NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

    GMP Quality Assured
    NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



    NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.


    395 South Glen Ellyn Road
    Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
    Phone: 888-669-3663
    http://www.nowfoods.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

    Based on 16 rating(s)
    16 of 16 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
    • By Doreen ( Clearwater, FL)
      9/8/2011 9:09:13 PM

      I recommend this product!
      This is a good product, I've been using it for years.
    • By Richard ( Charlotte, NC)
      10/14/2011 12:40:33 PM

      I recommend this product!
      This product has been such a blessing to me now for 10 years! So thankful to have such natural help with balancing my hormones.
    • By Doreen ( Clearwater, FL)
      4/4/2012 6:53:32 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Great, effective product. Bio-identical is the way to go.
    • By JoEllen ( Longview, TX)
      4/11/2012 11:58:04 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This helped to regulate my cycle, which went haywire for a few months. I like this one, and the lavender scented one. Easy to use, and I LOVE the pre-measured pump.
    • By c ( Monroe, MI)
      6/19/2012 9:16:46 PM

      I recommend this product!
      works ok. like life flo better
    • By Tim ( North Olmsted, OH)
      6/27/2012 7:49:56 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Good product. Would recommend to anyone.
    • By Janet ( Fort Worth, TX)
      8/23/2012 4:09:49 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Works as well as any progesterone cream on the market, U.S. Pharmaceutical grade, less expensive & smells better. I've been using for several years.
    • By Trudie ( Moorcroft, WY)
      10/5/2012 4:22:23 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Must have to minimize the symptoms of estrogen dominance. Daily use elemenates breast tenderness, cystic acne, weight gain & hair loss.
    • By francesca c ( Plantation, FL)
      2/22/2013 7:36:18 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I have used progesterone cremes for several years. I rotate the various brands. I like this one a lot. It's one of the few brands I keep buying over and over.
    • By Marianne ( Dubois, WY)
      5/18/2013 4:07:39 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Great for mood swings. I bought it for a friend to try. I've used this in the past and it's a great product. Try it, you'll be surprised how well it works.
    • By Christine ( Loveland, CO)
      8/23/2013 2:59:06 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Been using this product for a couple of years with excellent results. I apply before bedtime and (after a few days of using)...it helps me with relaxation and hot flashes.
    • By kevin ( Mystic, CT)
      8/25/2013 9:38:05 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I found the cream to be very soothing used on my face but was not crazy about the scent . But the scent did not last long . The product is worth giving a chance in helping to prevent fluctuations in hormone levels I do like the pump easy to control how much you want to use.
    • By cindy ( Plainfield, NJ)
      11/15/2013 12:27:00 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I have been using this cream for several months now with good results. It has helped me greatly with hot flashes, mood and energy. I use it for 3 weeks and than stop for 1 week. I have used other creams that include estrogen, but this one works best for me.
    • By Denise ( Hobbs, NM)
      1/20/2014 11:53:08 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This really works I sleep better when I rub it in right before bed. I was using a prescription cream but I find this new cream works the same with out breaking the bank
    • By Angela ( Gwinn, MI)
      3/6/2014 9:09:56 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Instant results
    • By Susan ( Anaheim, CA)
      4/28/2014 8:22:45 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Love the product and the ingredient list. I've compared to others, this one is great. A good deal too!
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