and Drug Administration warned users of the popular Ortho Evra birth
control patch that they are being exposed to more hormones, and are
therefore at higher risk of blood clots and other serious side effects,
than previously disclosed. Until now, regulators and patch-maker Ortho
McNeil, a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, had maintained the patch
was expected to be associated with similar risks as the birth control
pill. But a strongly worded warning was added to the patch label Thursday
that says women using the patch will be exposed to about 60 percent
more estrogen than those using typical birth control pills.
is an ingredient of Procurves.
It is an herb very rich in photo-estrogens and is well known for contributing
to the production of hormones.
Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-graecum) has a long history as a breast
enlarger and contains diosgenin which is used to make synthetic estrogen.
another Procurves compound, is one of the most abundant plants in
flavonoids, helping hormonal production.
Fennel increases concentrations of estrogen in the bloodstream.
extracted from the root of wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) is also a
component of Procurves.
Diosgenin is used for the commercial synthesis of progesterone, cortisone,
and other steroid products. The unmodified steroid has estrogenic
experts link these high levels of estrogen with the rise in breast
cancer, autoimmune diseases, infertility and other health issues