Progesterone

progesterone

Progesterone-Progesterone production occurs in the ovaries and begins during puberty.  Prior to menopause, progesterone is essential in helping drive the menstrual cycle and for preparing the uterus for egg implantation.  However, once menopause occurs, progesterone production stops.  Progesterone has been found to play an important role in many vital processes of the body, including treatment of premenstrual symptoms (PMS), protection against uterine and breast cancers, fibrocystic disease, and ovarian cysts.  Studies have shown that progesterone plays an important role in both the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.  Progesterone is also a precursor to other hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, and when progesterone levels decrease, so do the levels of these other hormones.  Most physicians use a synthetic form of progesterone in hormone replacement therapy; however, use of synthetic progesterone has been linked to many side effects, including an increased risk of cancer, headaches, bloating, and fatigue.

Use of synthetic progesterone has also been shown to counteract the beneficial effects that estrogen has on the heart in preventing cardiovascular disease.  Natural progesterone has not been linked to any of these detrimental side effect. In fact, studies have shown that natural progesterone, combined with natural estrogen, protects the body from cancers and other diseases that synthetic progesterone can cause. Natural progesterone replacement therapy along with a properly balanced natural estrogen replacement therapy is key to providing the body with these essential hormonal benefits without running the risks that synthetic progesterone can cause.

 

Progesterone

  • Acts as a natural antidepressant & tranquilizer
  • Improves female libido & enhance estrogen benefits
  • Protects against uterine cancer
  • Reduces PMS and menopausal symptoms
  • Helps body to use fat, rather than store it
  • Helps to prevent osteoporosis
  • Improves libido
  • Promotes normal sleep patterns
  • Normalizing blood clotting