Before I started using progesterone creams, I did my research.
After carefully studying almost every progesterone cream on the market, I narrowed down a small list of creams that were worth trying for a guy with man boobs.
Of those creams, the one that worked best for me, and continues to work best for my clients, is Hewis & Selby's ProgesterAid for men.
What makes this cream better than all the rest, is not just that it contains the most potent, healthiest form of progesterone there is–micronized USP natural biodentical progesterone–many other progesterone creams contain this also.
This cream contains a lower dose of progesterone–12.5mg per dose–which is ideal for men, as opposed to the 20-30mg per dose the vast majority of other creams contain, which are targeted for women. But again, this feature isn't unique to this cream, there are other men's preparations available as well with a small dose like this for men.
What makes this cream special, what makes this cream unique, is all the other ingredients it contains.
There are several ingredients in this cream that compliment progesterone, some of which are perhaps just as powerful as progesterone in helping to get rid of man boobs.
Before I get to those other ingredients, it's still crucial that a progesterone cream contains the right type of progesterone, so let me start by telling you why the progesterone itself in this cream is so awesome.
Micronized USP Natural Bioidentical Progesterone
Natural & Bioidentical
It's crucial that you only ever use natural bioidentical progesterone. The reason the state of California has labeled progesterone as a possible carcinogen, is because most doctors and scientists don't differentiate between natural bioidentical progesterone and artificial progestins.
Because pharmaceutical companies can't patent a natural product like progesterone, they chemically altered progesterone to make artificial progestins which they CAN patent and profit from.
However, being artificial, progestins don't have the full range of effects natural bioidentical progesterone has on your body, and studies soon started to show that these artificial progestins can cause cancer and an untold number of other problems.
So be particularly weary of (1) when your doctor prescribes you “progesterone” and (2) when a product you purchase online or over the counter, doesn't have a description that particularly states “Natural Bioidentical Progesterone”.
‘Natural’ on its own is not enough, the progesterone you use must be ‘bioidentical’.
’Bioidentical’ means this progesterone is identical in molecular structure to the progesterone your body naturally produces in your body. This helps ensure that this cream does not have the same dangerous side effects as synthetic progestins.
‘Micronized’ means the progesterone is milled to a small enough size that can better pass through your skin and into your bloodstream.
Using micronized progesterone helps ensure this cream has a positive medical effect on your body, with all the health benefits of progesterone, rather than just a minor cosmetic effect on your skin.
‘USP’ stands for ‘United States Pharmacopia’, which means this progesterone cream is pharmaceutical grade, and hence of the highest quality and purity.
Pharmaceutical grade is crucial for a cream that you apply on your skin, because the progesterone will enter your blood stream directly, bypassing the protective effects of your liver.
So now let's get to talking about the other ingredients in this cream.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
If a progesterone cream does not contain vitamin E in the form of tocopherol, do not use it.
A progesterone cream with tocopherol is at least twice as effective as a progesterone cream of the same dose without tocopherol.
In the words of progesterone expert, Ray Peat, “If progesterone is taken dissolved in vitamin E, it is absorbed very efficiently, and distributed quickly to all of the tissues.”
But vitamin E is more than just a delivery mechanism for progesterone.
Vitamin E may be just as powerful as progesterone itself in helping you to lose your man boobs.
Like progesterone, studies show that vitamin E is a powerful anti-estrogen.
It reduces expression of the enzyme aromatase, which converts the male hormone testosterone to the female hormone estrogen.
Vitamin E also blocks the estrogen receptor, and does so very effectively.
One study found 100 μM of vitamin E to be as effective as 10 μM of the medical estrogen receptor blocking drug tamoxifen.
You might think that's weak as hell, tamoxifen is 10x stronger!
But keep in mind that while tamoxifen comes with a whole host of different side-effects, large population studies on vitamin E supplementation showed few side effects even at doses as high as 3,200 mg/day (3,200 IU/day).
Vitamin E also prevents degeneration of the testicles, brain, and muscles.
Vitamin E is one of very few substances we know of that can reverse fibrosis. This is important if you have man boobs, because it means that vitamin E can potentially make your man boobs more reversible, especially if you have puffy or protruding nipples caused by enlarged and fibrosed breast glands.
You can learn more about how vitamin E helps you lose man boobs in this article:
I've noticed a lot of other progesterone creams cut corners in order to increase profitability. They use cheap artificial ingredients that are less potent and can harm your health in the long-run.
One example is “tocopherol acetate”, which is an artificially altered form of tocopherol (vitamin E) that not only has just 50% of the potency of plain natural tocopherol, but is also known to be potentially irritating to the skin, causing redness, rashes, and even allergic reactions.
The reason manufacturers of inferior progesterone creams use tocopherol acetate, is because it's cheaper than tocopherol.
If you do a search online for “progesterone cream”, you'll see a hell of a lot of creams contain the cheaper less effective tocopherol acetate.
You'll find that Hewis & Selby's ProgesterAid cream contains the more expensive, 100% natural tocopherol.
Panax Ginseng Root (widely known as “Ginseng”)
This is another big one. Ginseng on its own is a powerful man boob busting herb.
Ginseng has been used in traditional medicines for over 2,000 years. It is the focus of intense research, and has been found to have a variety of physiological effects on humans, including anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, radioprotective, and anti-stress activity.
Ginseng is commonly taken to enhance sexual performance in traditional Chinese medical practices.
It treats erectile dysfunction, improves sperm quality, boosts libido, and protects the testis from chemical insults.
Importantly for losing man boobs, ginseng has been found to boost testosterone, antagonize estrogen, and reduce prolactin levels.
The hormone prolactin plays an important role in growing man boobs, by increasing the responsiveness of breast tissue to the female hormone estrogen. So reducing prolactin levels with ginseng should help you lose man boobs.
The type of ginseng you use is important. Though all the different types of ginseng have proven health benefits, Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) is the most studied and most proven to help boost testosterone and male fertility. A study on American ginseng found that it does not boost testosterone levels in rats.
It's good to know then, that Hewis & Selby's ProgesterAid contains Panax ginseng.
You can learn more about how ginseng can help you lose man boobs here:
Zinc is another power-supplement when it comes to losing man boobs and transforming your physique.
It is a potent aromatase inhibitor.
It reduces estrogen levels and reduces the number of estrogen receptors.
It increases free testosterone levels and increases the number of testosterone receptors.
It inhibits cortisol secretion, cortisol being a catabolic hormone that breaks down muscle tissue, reduces testosterone levels, and increases the action of estrogen during times of stress.
In a study performed at Western Washington University, NCAA football players were given a zinc supplement or a placebo during an eight-week training program. By the end of the study, the athletes on the zinc supplement experienced over 30% increase in testosterone levels, while those on placebo had a 10% decrease in testosterone levels.
As well as increasing their testosterone levels, the athletes on the zinc supplement made significantly greater gains in strength and power, and also reported improved sleep quality than the placebo group.
What's really interesting, is that the group on the zinc supplement experienced these benefits despite the fact that all athletes in the study were consuming well over the recommended intake for zinc.
This mean's you'll likely benefit from taking a zinc supplement whether or not your body has an actual zinc deficiency.
Zinc also helps maintain healthy levels of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are important for keeping your metabolism up so you burn more fat.
Zinc also helps maintain levels of the hormone leptin, which is an important hunger suppressant.
Zinc monomethionine is a preferred method of delivering zinc to your body, because in this form it is easily absorbed and retained by your body.
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed
Pumpkin seeds help treat hypertension, diabetes and cancer. They have antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. They protect the liver (the liver plays the important role of de-activating estrogen in your body), help shrink enlarged prostates, and reduce blood sugar.
Importantly for man boobs, pumpkin seeds block the aromatase enzyme, and have anti-estrogenic and pro-progesterone effects.
In a 2013 study in the journal, Nutrition and Cancer, pumpkin seed extract was found to reduce estrogen production in breast cancer cells. It was also found to down-regulate estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and up-regulate estrogen receptor beta (ERβ).
This is great if you're looking to lose man boobs, because where ERα carries out all the man boob growing, feminizing, and cancer-promoting properties of estrogen, ERβ is known to inhibit the activity of ERα.
The study also found that pumpkin seed extract up-regulates the progesterone receptor, making pumpkin seed an ideal additional ingredient in a progesterone cream.
Serenoa Repens (Saw Palmetto)
Saw palmetto has anti-inflammatory and anti-oedematous properties.
Prunus Africana (Pygeum) Bark
Pygeum blocks estrogen receptor signaling. It is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac to enhance vitality and sexual power in men. It also has anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antimicrobial, and anti-oxidant properties.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Rosemary enhances metabolism and deactivation of estrogens by the liver. Rosemary extract is such a powerful anti-estrogen, that studies have found it helps reverse estrogen-dependent cancers like breast cancer and prostate cancer.
It has anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, and also helps to condition and moisturize your skin.
I studied in detail, every single ingredient in this cream, and was amazed to find not a single artificial ingredient.
The manufacturer has worked hard to use only the finest quality natural ingredients that will not harm your body in any way in the long-run.
Silver citrate for example, is perhaps the best most healthful natural preservative I can think of. It's a huge health-boosting medicine by itself, with potent anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-cancer properties.
This cream was obviously put together by a herbalist who knows what they are doing, someone who cares enough to not cut any corners for the sake of profitability.
Who Is This Cream For?
Any guy with man boobs should at least try this cream for 3 months, preferably for 6 months.
It's always helpful to get your hormone levels tested first, but in this case, due to the low dose of progesterone in this cream, and the presence of several other man boob reducing ingredients, I would try the cream anyway and see how it works for you.
Though I have had men tell me this cream has started to work on shrinking their man boobs straight away, I can't guarantee that everyone will experience the same results.
A cream like this with multiple ingredients, each with a vast range of different healthful benefits, is likely to have different health boosting effects on different people.
Some will find their man boobs start to shrink straight away, for others it will take longer.
Others may find this cream has no direct effect on shrinking their man boobs, yet it boosts their energy levels, improves their mood, helps suppress hunger, improves libido, boosts exercise tolerance, and helps cure other ailments including prostate enlargement and inflammatory disorders like arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.
In this case, you can use your newfound energy levels and improved health to perform better at all the different man boob reducing methods I reveal in my program, How To Lose Man Boobs Naturally.
So in any case, whether this cream directly shrinks your man boobs or not, it will still help you lose your man boobs through all of its other health benefits, which will make losing man boobs easier.
Where Can You Get This Cream?
Currently, you can only get this cream on eBay.com. Here's the link:
A Quick Warning About Using This Cream
This progesterone cream has some very potent estrogen blocking and testosterone boosting ingredients that will help you lose your man boobs.
I've seen some guys do nothing but use this cream and experience some great results. But this is the exception rather than the rule.
If you have a terrible diet loaded with estrogenic junk food and processed food, you sit on your couch all day and do no exercise, then using this cream will be like throwing the Hulk in to fight Thanos and his minions all on his own (yes, that's a reference to the awesome new Avengers movie).
The Hulk may be powerful, but he doesn't stand a chance on his own against all of those powerful foes.
The best way to use this cream is to combine it with a good man boob reducing diet, exercise, and lifestyle regimen, the way I outline in this free article, and in more detail in my program, How To Lose Man Boobs Naturally.
When you do this, it's like throwing in the entire Avengers team, with the likes of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and others, into the ring with the Hulk to face off against Thanos and his minions. This way you have much more of a fighting chance toward losing your man boobs.
So click the link below, pick up this powerful men's progesterone cream, combine it with a healthy diet & training for losing man boobs, and watch your man boobs shrink: