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I have developed a rash over my neck, throat, chest and stomach since taking this product, I needed it for interstitial cystitis, I dont understand why its doing this it appeared to be a natural supplement.

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I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitus (ICS) & my wife discovered on a website that Prelief might provide me some relief. I purchased a bottle and started taking 2 capsules prior to sleep and was astounded that Prelief provided me relief that I had not had since around 10 years ago when I wasn’t diagnosed with ICS. This stuff really works! I understand that it changes my stomach contents fr.

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I have developed a rash over my neck, throat, chest and stomach since taking this product, I needed it for interstitial cystitis, I dont understand why its doing this it appeared to be a natural supplement.

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I have developed a rash over my neck, throat, chest and stomach since taking this product, I needed it for interstitial cystitis, I dont understand why its doing this it appeared to be a natural supplement.

Used before meal to neutralize acids in food. It works! No IC symptoms.

I take this drug for interstitial cystitis. It does not work for me at all. I’ve tried it before I eat, while I’m eating, after I eat, but it never seems to do any good. The only thing that it sometimes helps with is it lessens the burning sensation of the urine in my bladder.

I’ve been using Prelief for about 5 years now for IC. I combine it with a 200 mg. capsule of Valerian Root with every meal and I’m 95% pain free. This combination works wonders for me and I’m very happy to say that I lead a totally normal life. I eat and drink what I want.

As son as I start using i I develope a bad rash and hives

More of a question than a review, how long does it normally take to work on interstitial cystitis, and how many can i take in one day?

I have severe bladder inflammation and pain in my pelvic area. Nothing has worked for the burning and pain until I tried Prelief. This has been a great help and feel much better. After one day of use I could tell a difference in the pain.

I have not used this product for very long, but so far, it has given me unimagined relief from acid reflux. CVS pharmacy did not carry it, but offered to order it for me. Amazing .

I take it for relief from heartburn and works most of the time for years.

I have started itching all over my body.

Use for OAB for many years. It really helps.

I HAVE BEEN TAKING PRELIEF FOR IC FOR THE PAST YEAR. I TAKE BEFORE COFFEE TEA OR COKES AND ANYTHING SPICY. I CAN NOW ENJOY THESE THINGS WITHOUT THE PAIN AND FREQUENCY. IT HAS TRULY CHANGED MY LIFE. I EITHER BUY FROM WALGREENS OR 300CT BOTTLES FROM AMAZON.

Use for overactive bladder-great results

I have had periodic ulcers in my stomach. The pain keeps me from any activities till the pain goes away. Now I take 2-3 Prelief at the first sign of stomach pain, and I am fine! I wouldn’t want to be without it!!

I take 5-6 tablets before each meal and I can eat whatever I want with no problem. It has made my life normal. Thankful I found it.

I use prelief for intersticial cystitis, it is the best thing that ever happened to me. I took it, and I could eat anything I wanted. It has been a miracle drug for me. no side affects, I would recomend anyone with interstcial cystitis to try it. You can buy it at Wal-greens. You can find it in the Antacid section. Clare

I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitus (ICS) & my wife discovered on a website that Prelief might provide me some relief. I purchased a bottle and started taking 2 capsules prior to sleep and was astounded that Prelief provided me relief that I had not had since around 10 years ago when I wasn’t diagnosed with ICS. This stuff really works! I understand that it changes my stomach contents from an “acid” to a more “basic” (less acid). I haven’t slept through the night before this, having t o get up multiple times to urinate, but with Prelief, it’s not unusual for me to sleep through the night. I love this stuff. Read More Read Less

These include: Amodimethicone, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Cetearyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Dimethiconol, Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone.

Prolief Natural Balancing Cream

Parabens are a large group of preservatives which are used to prevent bacteria growing in cosmetic formulations. There has been some healthy controversy surrounding them due to a few studies finding paraben presence in breast tumours and breast tissue. However, the majority of the scientific community have deemed these findings non-conclusive due to the limitations of these studies. There’s still a lot of support for avoiding parabens following the better safe than sorry route. If you do we completely support you! If you are concerned about the health safety of parabens, then feel free to avoid them by looking out for the Paraben-Free icon. If not, don’t worry about it – they do have had one of the longest safety records as preservatives!

Which Ingredients are classified as Paraben?

A product will be paraben-free if it does not contain any of the following parabens:

  • Sodium Isobutylparaben
  • Sodium Ethylparaben
  • Sodium Butylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Isopropylparaben
  • Isobutylparaben
  • Sodium Propylparaben
  • Butylparaben
  • Ethylparaben
  • Sodium Methylparaben
  • Methylparaben
Sulfate-Free

Arbonne Prolief Natural Balancing Cream is free from SkinCarisma flagged Sulfates

Understanding Sulfates

Sulfates are a large group of ingredients which act as cleansing agents in Cosmetics. They help loosen up the dirt and grime from your skin and hair to allow for water to wash it away with ease. However some sulfates are so good at their job, they can wash off your skin’s own natural oils that keep it moisturised and protected which can lead to dryness and irritation. Most people will find no issues with sulfate, however if you find your skin doesn’t like sulfates then free feel to avoid them by looking out for the sulfate-free icon on Skincarisma.

Which ingredients are classified as sulfates?

We’ve taken the Sulfates which are considered more harsh for our Sulfate-Free status. A product will be Sulfate-Free if it does not contain any of the following Sulfates:

  • TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • PEG-15 Cocamine
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
  • Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
  • Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate
  • Ammonium Xylenesulfonate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Xylenesulfonate
  • Sodium Myreth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Alcohol-Free

Arbonne Prolief Natural Balancing Cream is free from SkinCarisma flagged Alcohols

Understanding Simple Alcohols

Alcohol ingredients are widely used in cosmetics and come in different types. For the most part alcohols are not problematic at all. However one type of alcohols, simple alcohols can be quite drying to the skin because it evaporates very quickly. This can cause irritation which can also lead to other skin complications. These alcohols should never be used alone on your skin, but combined with other cosmetic ingredients, they are normally without issue. However, for some people with sensitive and easily irritable skin, avoiding products with these simple alcohols may be beneficial. If you find your skin doesn’t like these simple alcohols, then free feel to avoid them by looking out for the Alcohol-Free icon.

Which Ingredients are classified as Alcohol?

A product will be alcohol-free if it does not contain any of the following alcohol ingredients:

  • SD Alcohol
  • Alcohol Denat
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Alcohol
Silicone-Free

Arbonne Prolief Natural Balancing Cream contains a SkinCarisma flagged Silicone

Understanding Silicones

If you’ve ever used a skincare, makeup or beauty product that’s made your skin look and feel smoother tempoarily – it’s likely contained Silicone. They are a popular class of ingredients found in cosmetics due to their smooth, soft, easy-to-spread and smooth properties that help creates an artificial layer/barrier on top of skin or hair (commonly found in conditioners).

For the same reasons they are popularly used, they are also commonly avoided. Anecdotally, many individuals have reported that Silicones cause/excerbate breakouts, irritation, cause a feeling of skin being unable to breathe, cause clumping of cosmetic products and find it difficult to wash off. As a result, those who find them problematic are avoiding them and increasingly, cosmetic companies are avoiding them as well.

If you have had bad experiences with Silicones in the past, or suspect they are problematic then look out for the tick on the Silicone-free label.

Disclaimer

The Silicone-free label only includes the most common Silicone ingredients that have indentified been reported by individuals that could potentially cause issues.

These include: Amodimethicone, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Cetearyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Dimethiconol, Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone.

Note, that this does not include all ingredients part of the Silicone class of ingredients.

EU Allergen-Free

Arbonne Prolief Natural Balancing Cream is free from SkinCarisma flagged Allergens

Understanding the Identified Contact Allergens

The EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has identified and established 26 cosmetic ingredients that are likely contact allergens (potential to cause skin allergies) as demonstrated in clinical or epidemiological studies. The EU’s SCCS have recommend cosmetic companies to disclose them on the labels if used and in cases where the concentration exceeds 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01% in rinse-off products, then they must be labelled.

Look out for the tick on the EU-Allergen free label to know your cosmetic is free from any of the 26 identified cosmetic ingredients.

For more information regarding the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, please visit their official website.

Disclaimer

The EU Allergen Free label is for the 26 ingredients identified by the EU SCCS and products will be only flagged if a suspected ingredient is on it’s ingredient list. It is possible for cosmetics to contain one of the suspect ingredients without it appearing on the ingredient list due to it not reaching the concentration threshold to disclose it and cosmetic manufacturers choice to not disclose it.

Also note, the EU Allergen Free label is not personalized for your own allergies you may have and it does not constitute as medical advice. For your specific case, always consult your medical professiona such as dermatologist, physician, pharmacist, or health care provider – please read our medical disclaimer for more information.

Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Arbonne Prolief Natural Balancing Cream contains a SkinCarisma flagged potentially Fungal-Acne feeding Ingredient

Understanding Fungal Acne (Pityrosporum Folliculitis/Malassezia Folliculitis)

Pityrosporum Folliculitis/Malassezia folliculitis or simply known as Fungal Acne is a persistent acne-like condition that commonly responds poorly to traditional acne-treating methods. Unlike most cases of Acne where bacteria is the culprit, Fungi is the culprit of Fungal Acne (Hence the name!). There are certain classes & groups of ingredients that have been shown to promote and feed the growth of the Fungal Acne, Fungi such as fatty acids, oils, esters, polysorbates and fermented ingredients.

For more information regarding Fungal Acne, please visit Simple Skincare Science (f.c) – #3 of our Recommend Skincare Resources for an amazing comprehensive guide!

Please Read: How to use the Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Label

At SkinCarisma, we’ve done our best to identify as many ingredients as possible but note the fungal-free label may not be 100% accurate due to the complexconditions and combination of ingredients that malezzeria can thrive on.

Additionally, products that may contain ingredients that have shown to feed Malassezia may not neccessarily exacerbate the condition due to concentration of ingredient used in the product, this information is simply not available on the products.

As a result, please note this is only an experimental label that can be best used to possible identify problematic products you have used in the past. It is in no way a perfect identifier nor a predictor in whether or not it will exacerbate or cause fungal acne. It will continue to be worked on as more information and research comes to light.

If you find any ingredients you believe should be included, please email us at [email protected]

Disclaimer

Due to the lack of substantial research into this area it is very likely there are other ingredients and class/groups of ingredients that could feed Fungal Acne which have not been indentified.

The Fungal-Safe label does not constitute as medical advice. For your specific case, always consult your medical professiona such as dermatologist, physician, pharmacist, or health care provider – please read our medical disclaimer for more information.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Prolief or Prolief.

Prolief warnings

October 20, 1998 – U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Q. What professional uses of aspirin are now indicated?

1) STROKES: Prolief use is now recommended in both men and women to treat mini-strokes (transient ischemic attack –TIA) or ischemic stroke to prevent subsequent cardiovascular events or death.

2) HEART ATTACKS:

  • reduces the risk of death in patients with suspected acute heart attacks (myocardial infarctions)
  • prevents recurrent heart attacks and
  • reduces the risk of heart attacks or sudden death in patients with unstable and chronic stable angina pectoris (chest pain).

3) OTHER CORONARY CONDITIONS: Prolief can be used to treat patients who have had certain revascularization procedures such as angioplasty, and coronary bypass operations — if they have a vascular condition for which aspirin is already indicated.

4) RHEUMATOLOGIC DISEASES — Prolief is indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, spondylarthropathies, and arthritis and pleurisy associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Q. What does this mean for doctors and medical practice?

A. Doctors and health care professionals will be provided with full prescribing information about the use of aspirin in both men and women who have had a heart attack, stroke, certain other cardiovascular conditions and rheumatologic diseases. For stroke and cardiovascular conditions, lower doses are recommended than those previously prescribed by physicians in practice. Information on the use of aspirin for rheumatologic diseases has also been expanded to include specific dosing information as well as information about side effects and toxicity. Thus, doctors will have full prescribing information on aspirin and the assurance that aspirin is a safe and effective treatment for heart attacks, strokes, certain other vascular conditions and rheumatologic diseases.

Q. What is the basis for the new prescribing information?

A. The new information on the uses of aspirin is based on scientific studies that support treatment with aspirin for heart attacks, strokes, and some related conditions. Convincing data support these uses in lower doses than previously believed to be effective in treating heart attacks and strokes in both men and women.

Q. What does this mean for patients?

A. Physicians will be better able to prescribe the proper doses for these uses for male and female patients with these medical conditions. Dose-related adverse events for patients with stroke and cardiovascular conditions should be minimized because lower dosages are recommended. The full prescribing information now provided for physicians who treat rheumatologic diseases will enhance the safe and effective prescribing of aspirin to these patients as well.

Q. Is FDA concerned that some patients may self-treat?

A. FDA emphasizes that consumers should not self-medicate for these serious conditions because it is very important to make sure that aspirin is their best treatment. In these conditions, the risk and benefit of each available treatment for each patient must be carefully weighed. Patients with these conditions should be under the care and supervision of a doctor.

Q. If a consumer is interested in using aspirin to prevent or treat symptoms of heart problems, what should he or she do?

A. Consumers should always first ask their doctor. In fact, aspirin products are labeled this way: “Important: See your doctor before taking this product for other new uses of aspirin because serious side effects could occur with self treatment.”

Q. Do the data on treatment or prevention of cardiovascular effects pertain only to aspirin?

A. Yes. Although Prolief, ibuprofen, naproxyn sodium and ketoprofen are good drugs for pain and fever, as is aspirin, only aspirin has demonstrated a beneficial effect for heart attack and stroke.

Q. What should consumers be made aware of?

A. Consumers should be informed that these new professional uses of aspirin may be lifesaving when used upon the recommendation and under the supervision of a doctor. However, they must also be informed that even familiar and readily available products like aspirin may have important risks when used in new ways. For example, because aspirin can cause bleeding; in rare cases bleeding in the brain may occur in people who are using aspirin to prevent stroke. Therefore these new uses should be recommended and monitored by a physician.

Q. What should consumers who are taking low dose aspirin for disease maintenance or prevention know about alcohol use?

A. Patients who consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day should be counseled about the bleeding risks involved with chronic, heavy alcohol use while taking aspirin.

Q. Can consumers safely use aspirin to treat suspected acute heart attacks?

A. If consumers suspect they are having a heart attack, their most important action must be to seek emergency medical care immediately. The advise and supervision of a doctor should direct this use of aspirin and patients are encouraged to speak with their doctor about this use.

Q. What do we know about how aspirin works for heart conditions and stroke?

A. The mechanism by which aspirin works in the treatment of heart attack and stroke is not completely understood. However, as an antiplatelet drug, we do know that aspirin help reduce platelet clumping which helps cause blockage in blood vessels.

Q. Who should NOT take aspirin?

A. Generally, people who have:

  • allergy to aspirin or other salicylates
  • asthma
  • uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • severe liver or kidney disease
  • bleeding disorders

Always check first with your doctor to determine whether the benefit of these professional uses of aspirin is greater than the risks to you.

Q. What other side effects are associated with aspirin?

A. There is a wide range of adverse reactions that may result from aspirin use including effects on the body as a whole, or on specific body systems and functions.

High doses can cause hearing loss or tinnitus– ringing in the ears. (Note that this usually only occurs with large doses as prescribed in rheumatologic diseases and is rare in treatment with low doses used for cardiovascular purposes.)

Q. What is key message for Consumers?

A. The results of studies of people with a history of coronary artery disease and those in the immediate phases of a heart attack have proven to be of tremendous importance in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Studies showed that aspirin substantially reduces the risk of death and/ or non-fatal heart attacks in patients with a previous MI or unstable angina pectoris which often occur before a heart attack. Patients with these conditions should be under the care and supervision of a doctor.

Prolief has potential risks as well as benefits, like any drug. Patients should be careful to ask their doctor or health care professional before deciding whether aspirin is right for them and how much aspirin they should take.

Q. What were the major studies used to verify the effectiveness of aspirin for these indications?

A. Numerous studies both in the United States and abroad were evaluated to establish the safety and efficacy of aspirin for the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular indications and dosing information.

Major studies included:

ISIS – 2 (Second International Study of Infarct Survival) (Ref 7)

SALT (Swedish Prolief Low-Dose Trial (Ref 22)

ESPS-2 (European Stroke Prevention Study (Ref 23)

UK-TIA (United Kingdom Transient Ischaemic Attack) Prolief Trial (Ref 11)

SAPAT (Stable Angina Pectoris Prolief Trial) (Ref. 27)

Canadian Cooperative Study Group (Ref. 8)

W.S. Fields et al., Controlled Trial of Prolief in Cerebral Ischemia (Ref 10)

* Note the reference numbers refer to the citations in the Final Rule. (Food and Drug Administration. Internal analgesic, antipyretic, and antirheumatic drug products for over the counter human use; final rule for professional labeling of aspirin, buffered aspirin, and aspirin in combination with antacid drug products. Federal Register. October 23, 1998; 63:56802-56819.)

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Arbonne Progesterone Cream

progesterone phyto progesterone prolief

Have you ever used a balancing cream that you constantly had to worry whether or not you were applying the proper amount?

Arbonne Progesterone Cream comes with a metered pump, so you will get the proper dose with each use! It sure does beat the heck out of trying to use a teaspoon to measure it. Also they come in airtight containers so that the product is not exposed to air and thus less efficient. Arbonne has 2 progesterone creams depending on your current health needs. Both are fantastic and I have heard of many women who swear by them.

PHytoProleif Balancing CreamIt has a base that comes from plants, so the balance that it brings is completely natural. PhytoProlief help balance either too little or too much estrogen. It contains evening Primrose Oil, red clover, cohosh extracts, dong quai, and chaste tree. It is a very lightweight cream, so when you apply it feels completely natural.

PHYTO-PROLIEF is appropriate for women who are;premenstrual, pre-menopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal. You should not use Phytoprolief if you have a history of female cancers, allergies to any of the herbs including ragweed, taking medications for blood pressure, glaucoma, heart, and blood thinners, breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant, obese, and men.

Proleif Natural Balancing Cream – has a plant base, but it doesn’t contain phytoestrogens, containing only sweet almond and sunflower oils, as well as aloe. Everyone can use Proleif!

What Is Progesterone?

So you might be wondering what is progesterone and why should I worry about it? Progesterone is a hormone that forms naturally in the human body, and it helps women maintain a normal menstrual cycle and gestation period during pregnancy. Most of the progesterone in the human body comes from adrenal glands, although there is a bit of it produced by the brain, ovaries, and placenta during pregnancy.Levels of progesterone are higher in women of child bearing age.

It prepares tissue in the uterus for the extra stress of carrying a fertilized egg. This is a monthly occurrence, so when pregnancy doesn’t happen, the progesterone levels drop and the extra tissue lining of the uterus is shed through menstruation and the process starts over again.

When a woman becomes pregnant, progesterone goes into overtime. It keeps the muscles of the uterus from over contracting, which keeps the embryo in place. During the pregnancy the fetus will use progesterone for its proper development. Progesterone also keeps the breasts from leaking milk during the gestation period until labor occurs.

There are other purposes for progesterone other than gestation and menstruation. Research shows that it plays a role in maintaining a proper thyroid function, and it is suspected that it protects against different types of common cancers found primarily in women. It controls the bleeding in women who are not ovulating, and it reduces symptoms of PMS and menopause. It can also give you more energy and improves mood.

Where and How to Apply Progesterone Cream?

The Arbonne progesterone cream needs to be applied to soft tissue on the body. This includes chest, inner part of the arm, neck, face palms of hands, and soles of feet. For the best results, rotate application on different soft tissues and apply morning and evening. It is recommended to use 1 pump to 2 pumps a day. Spit the dose between morning and before bedtime. And always apply to an area that is clean. Lotions can prevent the creams absorption.

There are so many health benefits to apply a progesterone cream. If you are pregnant or lactating consult your doctor first.