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About Emerita

Emerita (e-MER-ita) has been a leading brand of natural women’s wellness products since 1978. They’re proud to be women-operated, and their mission is “improving the health and lives of women”—a cause that makes them excited to come to work every day.

In the early days, they marketed natural midlife products through the Transitions For Health catalog and through physicians’ offices. The catalog even appeared in an episode of the TV show Sex & the City. Then in the 1990s, their flagship progesterone cream, Pro-Gest Cream, was first introduced at natural food stores, launching a whole category of natural wellness products for mature women. Since then, Emerita has expanded its offerings to include intimacy, feminine care and health supplements, as well. Today, Emerita products are sold in natural food stores across the country, as well as through many online retailers.

Emerita has long been a socially-responsible company that respects and empowers its employees, while operating in an open and collaborative fashion. Emerita also has a long history as an advocate for women, valuing education about women's health issues.

Emerita Philosophy
Emerita understands that their business affects the environment, and they believe it's their responsibility to care for the health and balance of the planet, just as they have been caring for the health and balance of women for the past 35 years. Emerita is committed to continually monitoring ongoing scientific and technological discoveries to identify the best and healthiest choices for all their products.

The Products
For Emerita's products, they use only plant- and mineral-derived ingredients whenever possible. When these options aren't available they utilize research from sources such as the European Union, Environmental Working Group, the Breast Cancer Fund, and others for recommendations on the safest stabilizing chemicals available to produce the highest-quality product.

Emerita products do not contain mineral oil, petroleum, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfate, or animal anything. The products are never tested on animals. And aside from their OH Warming Lubricant (which contains honey), they contain no animal products. The cotton used in Emerita tampons is certified organic by the Ethical and Environmental Institute (ICEA). The cotton in Emerita tampons, pads, and pantyliners is cleansed by chlorine-free methods, which means they are free from traces of dioxins from chlorine bleaching.

Emerita Practices

  • Use Certified Organic ingredients
  • Products that are cruelty-free
  • Use recyclable materials in the packaging
  • Use soy-based inks on packaging
  • Packaging that can be recycled whenever possible
  • All marketing and promotional materials printed on recycled paper
  • Partner with Whole Planet Foundation
  • Work with vendors who recycle excess raw materials and use Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) materials whenever possible
  • Incorporate environmentally-friendly office policies into daily practices

Contact Emerita

13339 NE Airport Way, Suite 200
Portland, OR, 97230
http://www.emerita.com
800-888-6041

Emerita - Pro-Gest Original Natural Progesterone Cream Value Size Fragrance-Free - 4 oz.Clinically Tested Menopause/Perimenopause Support

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    Emerita Pro-Gest Original Natural Progesterone Cream - 4 oz. (112 g)

    Who knew a little tube of cream could change the world? In 1978 Emerita had a revolutionary idea: that there was not enough choice when it came to support for PMS and peri/menopause. So Emerita created Pro-Gest to give women a much-deserved alternative. Emerita Pro-Gest Original Natural Progesterone Cream is the only progesterone cream that’s been clinically-tested. Emerita Pro-Gest Original Natural Progesterone Cream is the best-selling progesterone cream available anywhere (and has been for many years). And now Emerita Pro-Gest Original Natural Progesterone Cream is paraben-free.

    Why a Paraben-Free choice?
    Emerita recently learned of a 2004 research study suggesting that exposure to parabens may have negative health effects. And while the results of the study are not conclusive, Emerita decided to be proactive. Emerita immediately began developing paraben-free formulations for their products. Just to be on the safe side.

    About Emerita
    Emerita (e-MER-ita) is a woman-owned company that's been in the business of serving women since the 1970s. Emerita began as a family business, which youngest daughter Sharon MacFarland took over in 1983 at the age of 23. Since then Sharon built the company into Emerita: A leading national brand of natural wellness products for women. In the early days, Emerita marketed natural menopause products through the Transitions For Health catalog and through physicians' offices. The catalog even appeared in an episode of Sex & the City.

    Then in the 1990s, Emerita's flagship progesterone cream, Pro-Gest, was introduced at natural food stores, launching a whole category of natural wellness products for mature women. Since then, Emerita has expanded its offerings to include sexual vitality, feminine care, health supplements and skin care products, as well. Emerita has long been a socially-responsible company that respects and empowers its employees, while operating in an open and collaborative fashion. Emerita also has a long history as an advocate for women, valuing education about women's health issues. Emerita is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, one of America's most beautiful cities and a wonderful place to live — naturally.

    Emerita's Philosophy
    Emerita understands that their business affects the environment and recognizes that it is their responsibility to care for the health and balance of the planet, just as they have been caring for the health and balance of women for the past 30 years. Emerita's aim is to improve what they do today is to benefit our planet today and the women of tomorrow.

    Emerita's Products
    Emerita provides full ingredient disclosure on all of their products and does not make claims that their products are all-natural or 100% organic. Emerita also believes that products should deliver on their promise. Emerita's promise is to deliver safe and effective products with high quality ingredients that include natural and organic botanicals.

    Emerita products come in several forms, including creams, lotions and serums. To ensure their effectiveness and shelf life stability it is necessary to use formula building blocks that create the products' form. For those building blocks Emerita strives to use only plant and mineral derived ingredients whenever possible. When these options aren't available Emerita utilizes research from sources such as the European Union, Environmental Working Group, the Breast Cancer Fund and other ingredient filters for recommendations on the safest stabilizing chemicals available to produce the highest quality product. Additionally, Emerita is committed to continually monitoring ongoing scientific discoveries to identify the best and healthiest choices for all their products.

    Of course, when Mother Nature offers effective, consistent and safe options — Emerita eagerly incorporates them into their products. Organic botanicals, helpful natural antioxidants, mild coconut-based soaps, plant derived oils and extracts, are part of the mix from Mother Nature and are vital ingredients to Emerita's products.

    In addition, Emerita's products do not contain mineral oil, petroleum, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfate or animal anything. Emerita's products are vegan, and have never been tested on animals.

    Emerita's Practices:

    • Use Certified Organic ingredients
    • Products that are cruelty-free
    • Use of recyclable materials in their packaging
    • Use of soy based ink on packaging
    • Packaging that can be recycled whenever possible
    • All marketing and promotional materials printed on recycled paper
    • Work with vendors who recycle excess raw materials and use Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) materials whenever possible
    • Incorporate environmentally-friendly office policies into their daily practices

    Additionally, Emerita offsets 100% of the electricity used in their Portland, OR office and 100% of their business travel by airplane or car through the purchase of Green Tags. Emerita's green tags are purchased through The Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a non-profit organization that sells carbon offsets as renewable energy certificates, which it calls Green Tags. These Green Tags replace traditional polluting sources of electricity with clean, secure, and sustainable renewable sources of energy that come from solar and wind power from across North America. One Green Tag represents enough renewable energy to offset a typical home for a month with clean wind and solar power, and is equal to:

    • 1,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy onto North America's power grids
    • 1,500 miles of offsetting emissions from a standard car

    The Green Tags are a blend of Green-e Climate Certified renewable energy resources.

    Suggested Use
    Pro-Gest cream is easy to use. To apply, just massage a 1\4 teaspoon into your skin twice a day as recommended on the package. Apply it to your inner arms, inner thighs, abdomen, or chest, rotating the areas where applied. It absorbs quickly through the skin, and you're on your way back to a natural balance in no time.

    Warnings

    Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.

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

    Water (Purified), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Hybrid Safflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Behenoyl Lactylate, Stearic Acid, USP Progesterone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide

    Contains NO Parabens, mineral oil, petroleum or animal anything. And our products are never tested on animals.

    About Emerita

    Emerita (e-MER-ita) has been a leading brand of natural women’s wellness products since 1978. They’re proud to be women-operated, and their mission is “improving the health and lives of women”—a cause that makes them excited to come to work every day.

    In the early days, they marketed natural midlife products through the Transitions For Health catalog and through physicians’ offices. The catalog even appeared in an episode of the TV show Sex & the City. Then in the 1990s, their flagship progesterone cream, Pro-Gest Cream, was first introduced at natural food stores, launching a whole category of natural wellness products for mature women. Since then, Emerita has expanded its offerings to include intimacy, feminine care and health supplements, as well. Today, Emerita products are sold in natural food stores across the country, as well as through many online retailers.

    Emerita has long been a socially-responsible company that respects and empowers its employees, while operating in an open and collaborative fashion. Emerita also has a long history as an advocate for women, valuing education about women's health issues.

    Emerita Philosophy
    Emerita understands that their business affects the environment, and they believe it's their responsibility to care for the health and balance of the planet, just as they have been caring for the health and balance of women for the past 35 years. Emerita is committed to continually monitoring ongoing scientific and technological discoveries to identify the best and healthiest choices for all their products.

    The Products
    For Emerita's products, they use only plant- and mineral-derived ingredients whenever possible. When these options aren't available they utilize research from sources such as the European Union, Environmental Working Group, the Breast Cancer Fund, and others for recommendations on the safest stabilizing chemicals available to produce the highest-quality product.

    Emerita products do not contain mineral oil, petroleum, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfate, or animal anything. The products are never tested on animals. And aside from their OH Warming Lubricant (which contains honey), they contain no animal products. The cotton used in Emerita tampons is certified organic by the Ethical and Environmental Institute (ICEA). The cotton in Emerita tampons, pads, and pantyliners is cleansed by chlorine-free methods, which means they are free from traces of dioxins from chlorine bleaching.

    Emerita Practices

    • Use Certified Organic ingredients
    • Products that are cruelty-free
    • Use recyclable materials in the packaging
    • Use soy-based inks on packaging
    • Packaging that can be recycled whenever possible
    • All marketing and promotional materials printed on recycled paper
    • Partner with Whole Planet Foundation
    • Work with vendors who recycle excess raw materials and use Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) materials whenever possible
    • Incorporate environmentally-friendly office policies into daily practices

    13339 NE Airport Way, Suite 200
    Portland, OR, 97230
    Phone: 800-888-6041
    Fax: 800-944-0168
    http://www.emerita.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

    Based on 19 rating(s)
    19 of 19 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
    • By penny ( , )
      11/15/2010 12:08:33 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I've used many kinds of natural progesterone cream over the years, and Emerita is the "Gold Standard". This is a great price, too!
    • By Barbara ( Fox Lake, IL)
      9/16/2011 7:25:05 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Easy to use. I know it's effective by greatly reduced symptoms during my peri-menopause (less cramps, more regular cycle, much less sleep disturbance). Absorbtion of progesterone proven by saliva hormone testing. Very happy with this product, having used it for over a year.
    • By HOLLY ( Moscow, ID)
      10/10/2011 9:22:41 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I've been using the Emerita brand of progesterone cream for 10 years. I've tried other brands but they are just not the same.
    • By barbara ( Placerville, CA)
      10/11/2011 3:59:07 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Prices are great; better than anywhere else.
    • By elena ( Grants Pass, OR)
      10/21/2011 3:22:11 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Hot flashers are fewer, but the rest of MP symptoms are still here.... Smells less disgusting than similar products
    • By Kathy ( Peoria, IL)
      11/10/2011 10:25:09 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I have used this product for years. It has USP grade progesterone. Add the hormone to the system that is increasingly missing as we age. Hot flashes and dry skin symptoms disappearred within one week of use.
    • By Loraine W. ( Foster City, CA)
      11/11/2011 4:54:20 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I HAVE TRIED A FEW OTHER BRANDS, BUT I PLAN TO STICK WITH EMERITA PRO-GEST BECAUSE IT HAS DEFINITELY HELPED ME WITH MY PERI-MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS. I ONLY WISHES I KNEW ABOUT THIS PRODUCT 30 YEARS AGO.
    • By Valerie ( Prescott Vly, AZ)
      12/2/2011 11:26:10 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This IS one of the best Natural Progesterone's I have found. Unlike others that I have tried, the cream goes on smoothly and absorbs fast. There is no unwanted smells to contend with either. Plus no greasy feel to it. Progesterone is a must in our bodies as we get to menopause age and there is no better way to get it naturally then through this wonderful product.
    • By blair ( Leicester, NC)
      1/23/2012 10:29:33 AM

      I recommend this product!
      supportive of hormone balance
    • By Ingrid ( Auburn, WA)
      2/13/2012 9:09:34 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Works well, though I wish it came in a pump like the Now brand cream.
    • By Edwin ( Fairfield, CT)
      3/16/2012 9:41:39 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Fast delivery and a great product. I would shop from Lucky Vitamin again.
    • By PAULA ( Columbiaville, MI)
      5/20/2013 10:45:00 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Love Emerita products! Very helpful and moisturizing.
    • By Charlotte ( Snellville, GA)
      3/18/2012 10:11:07 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I've struggled with extreme perimenopausal symptoms for three years. I wish I had tried this when they first started. This product has helped me feel like myself again. My pain is greatly diminished, my cycle is very regular and periods are light, and breast tenderness is gone. My moods have improved and I sleep more soundly. I will continue to use this product and was pleased to find it here at such a great cost. Highly recommended!
    • By Contessa ( Mount Vernon, IL)
      8/9/2012 3:20:45 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I cannot say enough about Emerita Progest cream. I have used other remedies for the problems related to the change of life many women go throughand I am happy I found this product that works! It is truly odorless and it soaks in totally and penetrates deeply.My boyfriend is very happy I use this product. This is one of the best products I have ever used and it does what it says it will do 100% !
    • By Mary ( Albuquerque, NM)
      4/10/2012 8:52:54 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I've been using this product for years. This is an excellent price.
    • By Janis ( Botkins, OH)
      5/14/2012 11:35:44 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This cream helps reduce hot flashes alot. It also goes on very smoothly and lightly. I really am thankful for the excellent prices. Thanks Lucky Vitamins for making everything simple in ordering.
    • By Kelli ( Vernon, VT)
      11/25/2013 12:25:08 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Non-greasy and absorbs quickly.
    • By Eugene ( APO, AE)
      2/16/2012 8:22:37 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I love it because it doesn’t smell like perfume, it is a natural cream, I think none of the ingredients are on the black list….
    • By Debra ( Denville, NJ)
      2/29/2012 8:47:02 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Easy to use and apply.
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