Bio-identical means life-identical and progesterone is a hormone that helps in stimulating and regulating various functions in the female body. Progesterone as a whole is for the regulation of various functions such as maintaining pregnancy, the preparation for conception and the monthly menstrual cycle. Essentially, bio-identical progesterone is for the maintenance of general body functions and alleviates the negative effects of menopause.
What are the benefits?
More so in its benefits, bio-identical progesterone alleviates the symptoms of menopause that involve hormonal imbalance, hot flashes, mood swings, urinary incontinence, hair loss, vaginal dryness, poor concentration, uterine fibroids and a general decline in health.
Why is bio-identical progesterone better and safer than synthetic?
The primary reason this debate even exists is due to the common misunderstanding of what bio-identical hormones are: bio-identical doesn’t mean natural, but rather it’s a developed hormone that is biologically identical to the user. Synthetic hormones on the other hand, are generated for general, unregulated use that may not be as effective as bio-identical hormones. In administrating bio-identical hormones, they supplement what lacks in the body’s naturally occurring hormones, which is safer than synthetic hormones that supply the already existing hormones that do not mitigate nor treat a specific hormone deficiency.