Here at Carolina HealthSpan Institute our providers feel that Oral Capsules are best prescribed for Progesterone ONLY. In order for oral Estrogen and Testosterone to be absorbed by the body, it has to be chemically altered. The alteration of the medicine causes unwanted side effects and the risk of developing diseases.
Prometrium is micronized progesterone packaged in a capsule with peanut oil to aid absorption. Micronized progesterone is micro-encapsulated progesterone, which goes through a process whereby the progesterone molecule is surrounded by a fat- soluble substance that enables the hormone to be absorbed through the wall of the intestine. Without this micronizing effect, progesterone cannot be absorbed when taken orally, and so passes through the bowel with no effect.