Bio-Identical Progesterone Explained

Bio-Identical progesterone is a progesterone molecule that is identical to the hormone produced by the human body.

Progesterone is secreted primarily by the ovaries in females and the testes in men. Smaller amounts are produced by the adrenal glands, the brain and glial cells in both sexes.

There are no great quantitative differences between men and women (at least outside the luteal phase).

There is much confusion in the minds of both the public and the professions between progesterone on the one hand, and the progestins or progestogens and “yam extracts” on the other.

Progesterone is made in your body from cholesterol. Here are the essentials of the process…

First, your body turns the cholesterol into pregnenolone

Pregnenolone is a precursor hormone used by the body to make progesterone.

Your body then makes a cascade of other hormones that it needs from the progesterone (these include the estrogens and testosterone amongst others)

The synthetic progestins and progestogens on the other hand have an altered molecular structure. They are synthetic substances that are not the same as the progesterone molecule produced by the body.

The synthetic version cannot make the other needed hormones.

The only similarity between progestins and the natural hormone is their ability to maintain the endometrium (the lining of the uterus).

The natural hormone has no toxic side effects. However, the progestins and progestogens are potentially highly toxic because of their altered molecular structure.

The fact is progestins behave in the body in radically different ways to progesterone itself.

The lesson here is obvious enough… if such small differences in molecular structures have such big real effects then… beware of man made alterations.

This also means they can be patented and sold for exhorbitant prices.

And now for yam extracts and “yam creams”… simply put…these do not contain progesterone.

They do contain the plant steroid diosgenin, but the body cannot convert diosgenin into the hormone itself.

The yam creams can have a beneficial ‘adaptogenic’ effect on the body but, unlike the hormone itself, they cannot correct hormonal imbalances such as excessive levels of oestrogen.

You can learn more about natural bio-identical and synthetic progesterone at progesterone therapy.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy-What It Is and What It Does

Bioidentical hormones are often used but not limited for female clients who are already in the menopause stage.

The purpose is to prevent hormonal imbalance as a result of the depletion or total lost of hormones from inadequacy or complete halt of the functions of the ovaries.

Hormones affected by menopause are oestrogens and progesterone. Because progesterone is also a precursor of oestrogen, progesterone is often replaced in the therapy to prevent a cascade of hormonal imbalance that could mean the rise of many other conditions.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many conditions are being addressed by bioidentical hormone replacement therapy while bringing many benefits in the following way:

  • reduce and eradicate fibroids
  • protection against fibrocystic breasts
  • facilitates utilization of fat for energy
  • acting as natural diuretic
  • mood enhancer
  • promotes thyroid hormone action
  • normalize blood clotting
  • stabilize blood sugar levels

Other effects are prevention of osteoporosis by simulating osteoblastic activities for bone building, modulation of other hormones to recreate balance, restores sex drive, and promotion of sleep.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with progesterone is also found out to have protective effect on the brain tissue thus, preventing neuro damage when administered shortly after a traumatic brain injury.

The most common bioidentical hormone is progesterone.

Natural progesterone is used by women worldwide to relieve menopause symptoms and improve their health.

When choosing a natural progesterone cream it is important to check that the Bioidentical hormone is USP grade micronized natural progesterone.

This is the sign of a quality product made from pharmaceutical grade progesterone.

What Is Natural Progesterone Cream?

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Bioidentical progesterone cream refers to the use of a hormone in a cream form that is identical in molecular make up with the progesterone produced by the body. It is also called natural progesterone cream.

 Why Use Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

The purpose of undergoing bioidentical hormone therapy is to restore the lost functions of some organs due to the insufficiency of the hormones that regulate them.

Progesterone is not only a hormone that signals body processes but is also a precursor of other hormones.

A decrease of its amount can also lead to inadequacy of its derivative hormones like oestrogen and androgens. In short, it’s going to be hormone havoc when progesterone is lost completely.

How To Use Bioidentical Progesterone Cream

The use of bioidentical progesterone cream applied topically is the preferred route of administering progesterone.

Primarily because this hormone is a fat-soluble steroid and when taken orally is poorly absorbed. It is easy and convenient to use.

Most manufacturers will require the product to be massaged until absorbed in areas of high fat concentration like the hands, belly, inner arms, neck, face, thighs, buttocks and breasts where it is easily absorbed and circulated.

Follow labels and instructions indicated in the packaging for a more accurate application, dosage and frequency of use.

Where to Buy Bioidentical Progesterone Cream

Here in the UK very few Doctors know anything about bioidentical progesterone cream and it is not available to them to prescribe. This is for political and financial reasons and has nothing to do with health, personal choices or your needs.

Nor is it available on the high street in chemists or health food shops. Thus it is only available to purchase online from sites such as this one.

What Is Progesterone And Why Does Your Body Need It

Progesterone is a hormone that has been around for about 500 million years. That makes it the oldest hormone around.

It’s essential to all vertebrates: fishes, reptiles, birds and mammals – including humans. It has countless functions in both sexes and all ages.

This vital hormone plays a major role in the body. It is not exclusively a female sex hormone .

It plays no part in the secondary sexual characteristics which develop at puberty. It is the precursor to the hormones oestrogen and testosterone.

It is secreted primarily by the ovaries in females and the testes in men.

Smaller amounts are produced by the adrenal glands, the brain and glial cells in both sexes.

It helps produce other steroid hormones.

Why Does the Body Need Progesterone

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hormone levels during 28 day cycle

The level of progesterone is considered critically important to a woman’s health.

Progesterone production prior to ovulation by the corpus luteum prepares the uterus to accept a fertilized egg.

Each month, during a woman’s childbearing years, amounts of progesterone are secreted from within the ovaries.

This signals the body to thicken the lining of the uterus, so that a fertilized egg may attach and develop.

If a woman becomes pregnant, progesterone is produced by the placenta.

This is to maintain pregnancy and prevent rejection (spontaneous abortion) of the embryo.

When pregnancy does not occur, the levels decrease. The uterine lining and unfertilized egg is shed during the menstrual period.

The role relative to a woman’s general health, is to keep the level of oestrogen balanced.

Unchecked oestrogen can lead to very serious medical issues.

These include high risk for breast cancer or increased risk of cancer of the reproductive organs.

It helps thyroid activity, reduces inflammation, helps with immunity, blood-clotting abilities and other functions.

It is also used to help with treatment of menstrual cycle problems such as abnormal uterine bleeding due to uterine fibroids.

It can help prevent miscarriages when progesterone production is low.

Bio-Identical Progesterone can be used as a hormonal therapy as an alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopause symptoms.

It is therefore important that a woman’s body continues to receive progesterone even in the post-menopausal years. It can help to prevent conditions such as osteoporosis.

How to Use Natural Progesterone Cream

The following guide on how to use natural progesterone cream is based on 28 days, but please bear in mind that if your cycle is longer or shorter, follow your cycle.

Men- how to use natural progesterone cream

Using progesterone is very easy for a man as he has no cycle. Therefore it can be applied daily. It’s best to apply it twice a day, more frequently if symptoms are severe.

Use between 10-100mg/day progesterone, more if severe symptoms are experienced.

Women- how to use natural progesterone cream

The number of instructions given, the apparent complications of using it, and the misinformation, has caused many hundreds of women confusion about how to use natural progesterone cream

For general use and to reverse mild symptoms 100-200mg/day progesterone is needed. If severe problems are experienced 400-500mg/day are needed.

Once symptoms have passed the amount should be reduced very slowly, until the optimum is found.

It should be used a minimum of twice a day as levels begin dropping after about 13 hours. But in severe cases, application can be hourly.

When first starting progesterone it can disrupt the menstrual cycle. Periods can be either earlier or later than normal. This is nothing to be concerned about, the normal cycle length will assert itself within a few cycles.

If spotting only occurs, continue using the progesterone until bleeding starts.

If a full period occurs stop using the progesterone, and begin it again 12-14 days before the next period. For further explanation on this see under Normal Cycle Lengths below.

Bleeding can be heavier in the first few cycles, also nothing to be concerned about. This is old lining which has not been shed previously.

How to use natural progesterone cream in normal cycle lengths

Everyone, including the medical profession, assumes a normal cycle length is always 28 days in all women. This is simply not the case.

There is a fundamental error in advising all women to start using progesterone on day 15. This is only appropriate for women with a 28 day cycle.

Progesterone can be used while on drug based contraceptives. It should be used when taking the second half of the packet.

Progesterone is safe to use with any drug, there are no contraindications.

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Adverse symptoms

If symptoms are severe, it’s advisable to use progesterone daily for the entire month, using it through any bleeding. Follow this procedure for 2-3 months or until stable.

This ensures progesterone becomes the dominant hormone. Each time a break is taken for the follicular phase, ie from bleeding to ovulation, oestrogen rises again, and adverse symptoms return.

Once stable the cycle can be followed again. ie when the next period occurs, stop using the progesterone for the follicular phase, and resume again at ovulation. If this is not known, start again 12-14 days before bleeding.

Pregnancy

For general use it’s not necessary to know when ovulation occurs, beginning 12-14 days before bleeding is sufficient. But if pregnancy is the aim, it is necessary to know when ovulation occurs.

Contraception

With extreme caution. There is no guarantee that usage of progesterone will prevent ovulation occurring. It has none of the adverse side effects the drug based contraceptives can have. It is also not as reliable as other methods.

Stress

Stress drops progesterone levels sharply, so adverse symptoms can return. The reason for this is cortisol, the stress hormone, is made from progesterone. The stress response is a survival instinct, so the body will use any available progesterone to convert it into cortisol to overcome the stress, be it acute or chronic, good or bad. Progesterone should be increased over any stressful time.

Oestrogen Dominance

This is a term coined to describe adverse symptoms which occur when first using progesterone. It generally occurs if 20-40mg/day progesterone is used. Dr Dalton’s patients never experienced it as she gave them amounts varying between 400-800mg/day.

It can also occur when first using progesterone, or when increasing it, or when decreasing it or stopping it. Or when changing brands of progesterone without taking into account the amount of progesterone in the product.

Many blame progesterone and reduce the amount they’re using, ironically this does help. It’s now no longer stimulating oestrogen, but defeats the purpose. Which is to suppress the excess oestrogen causing the adverse symptoms in the first place.

To prevent it happening progesterone should be increased. Ideally, high amounts should be used initially to prevent it occurring.

How to Gauge Ovulation

To give you some idea, all women, irrespective of the length of their cycle, should start ovulating fourteen days before they start bleeding again.

This means that you should start using the cream either at ovulation, if you know when it happens, or fourteen days before your next period is due. The cream should only be used from ovulation,for the last 14 days of the cycle i.e. from day 15.

If you don’t ovulate or have a period, stick to the 28 day cycle, choosing any day to start.

A twenty one day cycle – Ovulation should occur on day seven
A twenty eight day cycle – Ovulation should occur on day fourteen
A thirty six day cycle – Ovulation should occur on day twenty two

This is the key to understanding how to use natural progesterone cream effectively. If used earlier than ovulation, it will prevent ovulation. In other words it will prevent a woman from making her own progesterone.

The idea behind the cream is to supplement the low level of endogenous progesterone i.e. what your body makes during the luteal phase.

The first day of the cycle is the first day of bleeding. There are some women who have what is known as a defective luteal phase, which means that they start bleeding again before the fourteen days are up.

A defective luteal phase is often the cause of a failed conception or miscarriage. If this is the case, using progesterone can help to lengthen it.

How to Apply Natural Progesterone Cream

A skin cream is the most user friendly of all the ways progesterone can be taken. Oral is wasteful and costly as 80-90% is destroyed as it passes through the gut and the liver and the dose has to be high which causes drowsiness. Injections are painful, buccal drops or pills are very bitter and suppositories are not much fun!

One of the key benefits of understanding how to use natural progesterone cream effectively is that applying progesterone is very easy.

It can be used in the vagina or nose for dryness, on piles, painful or achy areas, burns (its amazing on burns), wonderful on the face and so on.

Please note: do not use the cream on only one small patch of skin. The continual rubbing on one spot can lead to irritation. The cream will not absorb well either. Although many people believe the thin skinned areas absorb best, a study has shown progesterone is absorbed well by the hair follicles, so it can be used anywhere. It’s best to rotate the area daily.

NB: Progesterone cream is best applied twice a day to keep levels up, so split whatever daily dose is chosen. Some women prefer to use more at night, less in the morning, but it’s up to the individual.

All the successful studies done on progesterone indicate between 100mg to 200mg should be used each day. This equates to 3ml to 6ml of a 3.33% concentration cream per day. Each press of the pump gives a 50mg dose of progesterone.

In answering the question how to use natural progesterone cream effectively it must be made clear that there is actually no right or wrong way as it depends on the problem or symptoms one is trying to resolve.

The correct dosage will invariably depend on your symptoms, the type of hormone imbalance you suffer from-whether it is a peri-or post-menopausal, as well as many other health factors. 

However, there is a standard recommended dosage per day, which in most cases will be sufficient to see some improvement within a few weeks. It is best to start with this and then after a couple of months, depending upon symptoms reduce or increase the dose.

Another great tip when using the natural progesterone cream is to rotate the different areas where you apply it. Choosing 2 to 3 three different spots on your body will prevent saturating a particular area of your skin. I rotate between each leg, each arm and torso which gives me 5 spots on the body to use.

Now you know the basics of how to use natural progesterone cream it is up to you to fine tune the details if you want to. Some women find that the recommended starting dosage is not the right amount for them. Feel free to experiment with the amount you use to tune it to your own needs. Listening to what your body is telling you is the best way.

Supplemental progesterone usually stops the food and alcohol cravings, depression, painful breasts, cramps, tiredness and anger that occur just prior to bleeding.

Please be aware that bleeding could be heavier for the first one to two months when first starting the cream. Don’t be alarmed, as its the progesterone cleaning out the lining that has built up in the uterus.

The cycle can also be disrupted. If spotting should occur continue using the cream. If a full period should occur early, discontinue the cream counting the first day of bleeding as day 1. Bleeding may also be delayed for a few days. When this occurs, count the first day of bleeding as day 1. Start using the cream again at ovulation or for the last fourteen days of the cycle.

Oestrogen dominance symptoms can also be experienced. These will disappear after around 7-10 days.

People have also find that dividing the dose into 2 and applying twice daily works best for them so feel free to try this and see if it is right for you.

Above all else remember there is no right or wrong way of how to use natural progesterone cream. Experiment until you are getting the best for your body and your needs.

If you are not sure about using hormone products long term you should seek medical advice.

Some detailed advice can be found on the Progesterone Therapy website

Natural Progesterone Cream For Post Menopausal Osteoporosis

Before answering the question of whether natural progesterone cream can effectively delay post menopausal osteoporosis or not, it’s important to understand what osteoporosis really is—and how it affects sufferers.

Osteoporosis is a degenerative and progressive disease that affects the mineral density of the bones. In this article, we will be discussing post menopausal osteoporosis, otherwise known as type 1 or primary osteoporosis, which affects women only. Men can suffer from this condition too, but generally at a much older age than women.

Indeed, type 2 osteoporosis (sometimes called senile osteoporosis) usually starts after age 70 and can affect both men and women. The secondary form of the disease is often the result of age along with other contributing factors including a possible medical predisposition or the extensive use of some anti-inflammatory medicines known as steroids.

The word osteoporosis is derived from the ancient Greek meaning “porous bone”. As mentioned earlier, the main characteristic of the disease consist in the deterioration of the mineral density of the bones, which in most cases lead to fractures that normally healthy people would not experience. Osteoporosis is also responsible for posture problems leading to further chances of developing frailty syndrome, falls and fragility fractures.

Post Menopausal Osteoporosis 

Now, let’s concentrate on post menopausal osteoporosis, and more particularly on the signs and symptoms associated with the condition.

The difficulty with post menopausal osteoporosis lies partly in the absence of real and apparent symptoms that would normal lead to a medical consultation and treatment. Osteoporosis– both types–is often referred to as the silent disease or silent epidemic for that particular reason.

Unfortunately, the very first sign that could indicate that you suffer from the disease is when a fracture occurs.Wrists, hips and spinal fractures are commonly associated with the condition and sadly, they are also a clear sign that the disease has progressed and is no longer in its early stage.

The only effective way of diagnosing early post menopausal osteoporosis is by having a densitometry test done, but unless you’ve had surgical removal of both ovaries at a young age and been told about the risks and possible consequences of this operation, most women aren’t encouraged to do the test.

Needless to say that this also has to do with the actual cost of the test itself. Prevention can be useful if you think that you may be at risk of developing early or post menopausal osteoporosis, and it’s therefore important that you discuss it with you doctor during yearly routine examinations.

Although difficult to do, the diagnosis of osteoporosis is still possible thanks to a few subtle signs and changes in your posture for instance. Your doctor could confirm the likelihood that you suffer from the condition if there are signs that your spine is hunching forward for instance. This, along with weight loss is the only 2 visible clinical signs used to help identify the condition without having to resort to a densitometry test.

Treatment for Post Menopausal Osteoporosis 

Moving forward, let’s have a look at the different treatment approaches,and whether they are effective in limiting the damages caused by osteoporosis.

We have already discussed the meaning of osteoporosis and its consequences—loss of bone density leading to frailty of the bones and increased chances of fractures. In our case, the actual loss of bone density is due to a severe hormonal imbalance brought on by menopause.

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Conventional osteoporosis treatments vary from surgery (when a fracture occurs) to physical therapy, painkillers as well as vitamin and mineral supplements used in the hope of making up for the loss in bone density. Surgery is of course more than necessary and should never be ignored if you think you may have broken one of your bones.

Besides the obvious pain, untreated fractures can have serious consequences and lead to severe complications. Mobility problems and chronic pain are one of the most frequent complications resulting from a broken bone.

Breaking bones are usually very painful, so anyone sustaining this kind of injury couldn’t stand the pain for more than a few days but in some cases, the skeletal frame can play tricks on someone whose pain threshold is low.

This is why it’s important to get regular check-ups if you think that you may be at risk of developing osteoporosis in the first place, and then seek emergency treatments if you think that you may have broken one or several bones.

Painkillers are mainly used to treat the pain associated with a fracture since osteoporosis itself isn’t painful. The same applies to physical therapy, which is used to help a patient who has sustained a broken bone regain some mobility and strength.

Finally, vitamins and mineral supplements have been given to patients for many years to try and make up for the calcium deficiency primarily, as well as limit the progression of the disease.

However, supplementing your body with extra vitamins and minerals (especially D vitamin and calcium) is not a treatment as such, and can only do so much to help keep the effects of the condition at bay.

All of these treatments haven’t proven effective enough to warrant them the official title of “effective treatment methods” to prevent bone loss as well as limit mobility problems from occurring at such young age.

Endocrinologists will tell you that hormone issues are complicated to treat in general and yet, they play such an important role. They regulate most of our bodily functions and therefore it’s paramount to find, and most importantly, keep, the right balance between the different kinds of hormones. And, this applies to post menopausal osteoporosis too.

Now, what about natural progesterone cream in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis? Can it really reverse the condition for good?

Well, it would be lying to suggest that natural progesterone cream can totally reverse post menopausal osteoporosis alone. It would also be a misinformation to state that postmenopausal osteoporosis can be “cured”. Once the condition has started, its progression can’t be reversed but it can be altered and reduced significantly.

Post menopausal osteoporosis is mainly due to a severe decrease in the

levels of the progesterone hormone. The process usually starts with peri-menopause and carries on afterwards, with the consequences that we already know.

Natural Progesterone cream has been used to treat all sorts of menopause-related issues and has gained legions of fans over the last decade due to its efficiency in treating specific conditions such as PCOS for instance, but also thanks to its low cost, affordability as well as its complete absence of  side effects.

Whilst standard medical practice recommends and promotes the idea that supplementing the estrogen hormone remains the most effective solution to treat post menopausal osteoporosis, its efficiency has not been formally established, and as mentioned earlier, more and more women are now turning to progesterone supplement to slow down the effects of the disease, reduce the bone losses and prevent fractures and mobility problems.

Because progesterone is a very important element for making new bones, depleted levels of this hormone can be critical when you reach menopause. Without getting into too much detail, ideally, the progesterone hormone is produced by the female’s reproductive system and released into the body evenly.

So, what role does progesterone play in the bone structure?

Put simply, small cells stemming from the progesterone hormone are normally dispatched to brittle parts of the skeletal structure to make up for bone loss. If your levels of progesterone are low, most of its production is used up by the body, and the bones can’t profit from those cells found within the hormone.

The importance of progesterone cream in fighting osteoporosis is becoming more and more evident, especially with all the clinical tests being carried out on peri, post and full menopausal women suffering from this progressive and degenerative condition.

Natural progesterone cream is ideal if you’ve just reached the onset of menopause but is equally effective if you already suffer from the condition. As explained previously, natural progesterone cream produce no side effect whatsoever and is available online for a fraction of what other more standard treatment cost.

Its efficiency is also due to its composition. NatPro, one of the leading  natural progesterone cream is 100% organic, plant-based and the molecule used matches the molecule of the original progesterone hormone produced by the body.

Using natural progesterone cream is also a very effective way of getting all the active ingredients intact absorbed into the body.  Since it is applied directly onto the skin, the cream and its ingredients won’t have to go through the usual metabolic processes (stomach, liver…) and retain 100% of the active ingredients.

Using NatPro to fight the progression of post menopausal osteoporosis has proven very effective and just a look at the feedback posted on our site will confirm this. Osteoporosis remains a difficult condition to live with but preventing the progression of the condition is possible if you choose the right treatment and make sure you get regular check-ups to avoid fractures and overall frailty.

This site has some great resources about the use of natural progesterone for osteoporosis

Natural Progesterone for Low Sex Drive

There are many women of all ages who suffer from a low sex drive. And a decreased sex drive can be caused by a number of factors including a low-active pituitary gland, alcoholism, prescription drugs including tranquilizers, diseases such as diabetes, hormonal changes associated with childbirth, and a number of others.

However, menopause is not, as popularly believed, a cause of diminished libido.

You used to feel sassy, sexy and full of life. You enjoyed the aspects of physical closeness; the natural desire that coincides with a natural, healthy libido.

But, that interest in sex, the desire for sex is long gone. You may assume that it’s a natural part of the aging process. But, what if it’s not?

Healthy women enjoy a natural interest in and desire for sex.

That includes healthy women who are past their childbearing years.

Just because a woman has reached or passed her menopausal life stage, by no means indicates that she is no longer interested in sexual activity.

In fact, often times women who have gone through menopause relate increased sexual drive.

With the relief of concerns, especially that of unwanted pregnancy, related to sexual activity, some women at later life stages feel a greater sense of freedom and liberation in exploring their sexual desires.

Decreased sex drive may also be associated with psychological factors in addition to or in place of the physical conditions mentioned above.

These may include fatigue, increased stress, depression, anxiety, overwork, living environment, and relationship problems. Ensuring your physical and mental health provides the optimum environment for healthy libido.

One of the circumstances that may manifest itself in low sex drive is hormonal imbalance.

Progesterone is one of the body’s essential hormones, especially for women. It is essential for many of the body’s functions including embryo survival during pregnancy, it is a precursor for the production of cortisone, helps in the use of fat for energy, helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, promotes optimal operation of the thyroid, acts as a natural diuretic, and a natural antidepressant.

But one of progesterone’s most important functions is that it works in counterbalance to the varying levels of oestrogen in a woman’s body during differing pre and post menopausal stages.

When the cause of diminished Sex Drive  is found to be due to hormonal imbalance, the restoration of normal levels of progesterone through the use of natural progesterone can help to restore a normal hormonal balance, and thus a normal libido.

Natural Progesterone Side Effects What Might They Be

Natural progesterone  side effects are of concern to anyone new to the idea of using natural progesterone as a therapy.

In recent years, natural progesterone has enjoyed increased popularity and usage among women. Users are interested in restoring hormonal imbalances without the use of synthetic hormones and other pharmaceuticals having potentially very dangerous side effects, including various forms of cancers.

Compounding the concern about natural progesterone side effects is the continued reluctance of mainstream medical practitioners to promote and prescribe the use of natural progesterone among patients.

While the effects of natural progesterone and hormonal imbalance has been studied for a number of years, the last 30 years has seen a significant increase in the costs related to medical studies and trials, as well as pharmaceutical testing.

These days, a great deal of medical research and testing is conducted in close relationship with pharmaceutical companies. It is very possible, and highly probable that these companies may not be so eager to promote a treatment with a product (natural progesterone) for which there can be no patent, and thus no significant financial gain for any pharmaceutical entity.

So what are the possible natural progesterone side effects?

First, let’s make the distinction that natural progesterone is bioidentical to progesterone manufactured in a human body. It is not a synthetic hormone. Possible side effects are often the result of the dosage used.

If taken in larger than recommended doses, progesterone may contribute to hormonal imbalance and thus cause bloating, increased breast tenderness, increased headache, increased menstrual cramping, increased weight gain and increased mood swings.

In addition, natural progestrone creams are absorbed through the skin and may accumulate in fatty tissues. The way to avoid such side effects is to commence by using the recommended dosage and to then either increase or reduce the dosage until you find the correct amount to use for your body.

Many women use natural progesterone with no side effects. When first using natural progesterone creams, it is advisable to consult a medical professional, and begin by using the lowest recommended dosage until you find the dosage that works best for relieving your problematic symptoms.

Although natural progesterone side effects may be cause for concern, natural progesterone provides relief for a number of women safely and naturally.

Educating yourself about its benefits and uses, and consultation with authorities within the medical and health community will help you to make the best decisions regarding your health issues, and find the greatest possible benefits of using natural progesterone therapy.

An Alternative To HRT

Natural progesterone cream is the number one alternative to HRT used by the millions of women who suffer from hormonal imbalance as they enter peri-menopause.

Hormonal imbalance is,to put it simply, an increase in oestrogen and decrease in progesterone. The effects of this imbalance in the levels of hormones are felt not just by post-menopausal women.

Indeed, some of common symptoms associated with this unpleasant condition will affect many women who are entering peri-menopause and approaching the menopausal stage.

This natural transition can start early and it is not uncommon for women in their early 30s to experience the first symptoms.  The most common symptoms include amongst others; sudden weight gain, chronic fatigue, irritability, headache and general anxiety.

Whilst many women seek no treatments, assuming that these symptoms are part of the natural transitions, others have chosen to use HRT with its associated risks.Some are using natural progesterone cream as a low risk alternative to HRT.

Alterntive to HRT

Natural progesterone cream has become the number one alternative remedy for several reasons.

First of all, it is the only real treatment that provides long-term relief. The natural composition of the cream makes it a very safe way to increase your depleted levels of progesterone and restore the hormonal balance that is so important to your well-being.

There are no side effects. There are no risks.

Progesterone cream is easily absorbed through the skin. Apply on your skin. The natural progesterone cream will be absorbed quickly and the molecules will be transferred to your capillary blood stream before being synthesized by your body.

Lots of Information here and on the manufacturers website.

Migraine Headache and Hormone Imbalance

You have a migraine headache, again.

Your head is pounding and it just won’t stop.  You can’t eat. You’re nauseated. You can’t stand the thought of even the slightest movement. Light is excruciatingly painful. You simply want to crawl into a hole and die.

Migraine headache is a type of vascular headache, and occur when blood vessels in the skull enlarge, stretching the nerves that surround the temporal artery causing them to release chemicals which cause pain and inflammation, and further artery enlargement.

The headaches often cause the activation of the sympathetic nervous system which controls the body’s “primitive” responses. The resulting effects are unpleasant and include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

It is often a difficult task to find effective remedies for migraine headache. The reason lies in the secondary effects of the headache (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) which make it difficult for any type of oral medication to be absorbed into the system to relieve the problematic symptoms.

While different medications or remedies may alleviate your migraine, causing it to eventually dissipate, it will most likely be back and continue to return repeatedly.

Why? Because often times, migraines are treated as ailments in and of themselves. Their fundamental causes then, likely go unidentified and uneliminated, being left to develop again.

Often people think of migraines in terms of cause rather than effect.

Unfortunately, migraines can be caused by a number of different factors, yet they’re not always treated as symptoms of another ailment or condition.

Are your migraines ever accompanied by other symptoms like mood swings, bloating, painful cramps, hot flushes, breast tenderness, fatigue, unclear thinking?

If so, then it is quite possible that your migraines are part of a larger problem; an imbalance of hormones or oestrogen dominance.

Oestrogen Dominance and Migraine Headaches

Oestrogen dominance is a condition that exists when the levels of oestrogen in the body are unchecked by sufficient levels of progesterone.

The condition of oestrogen dominance may exist prior to the onset of menopause as well as post-menopausally, and it has the potential of reeking havoc with a woman’s hormonal systems.

Natural progesterone may be a solution to your migraine headaches.

If it is determined that your migraines are symptoms of oestrogen dominance and hormonal imbalance, then it is possible that treatment with natural progesterone to restore your body’s balance will eliminate migraine headache and the pain and discomfort that comes with them.

Mood Swings-Their Causes and How to Prevent Them

Mood swings are normal…everybody has them. But largely because women are perceived as “emotional” beings, their changes in mood can seem amplified to others, whether or not it’s a justified assessment.

Possible Causes of Mood Swings

Mood swings can be triggered and affected by a number of factors, including those that are mental and emotional, environmental, or physical in origin.

Simple things like failing to get enough sleep, going for long periods of time without eating, or being overwhelmed and overworked can affect a woman’s mood.

Similarly, equally simple things such as being able to enjoy an extended period of relaxation, or successful completion of an especially difficult task can also have a particular affect on a woman’s mood.

But mood swings can also be symptoms of much more serious issues.

After successful studies and the publication of subsequent findings in the 1970’s with regard to premenstrual syndrome and the relationship between hormones and mood.

It is now accepted that hormonal changes can and do affect the moods of women, and have the capacity to make women more susceptible to mood swings in general.

Some look to the numbers of women being treated for mood disorders including depression and anxiety as evidential proof.

Therefore, maintaining optimum levels and balance between hormones including serotonin, epinephrine and dopamine together with correction of nutrient deficiencies (such as vitamins B12, B6 or folic acid) can be beneficial in regulating mood swings and controlling instances of depression or anxiety.

Both serotonin and dopamine are neurotransmitters and act as “messengers” within the nervous system, having the ability to enhance mood. Serotonin tends to have an overall calming effect.


Progesterone has a direct relationship in the body’s process of these “mood altering” hormones.

The use of natural progesterone can help to affect hormone levels, bringing them back to a balanced state, and thus alleviating physical triggers for mood swings.

This can provide immense relief for women suffering from mood swings or bouts of anxiety or depression which are related to their hormonal balance.

Natural Progesterone Benefits-How Natpro Can Help

If you are unsure of the natural progesterone benefits to health then read on and decide if it could benefit your health and wellbeing.

During the years that a woman is able to bear children, the hormone progesterone is produced from within her ovaries. In her post-menopausal years, her body continues the production of progesterone in the adrenal glands and fat cells but at a vastly reduced amount which leads to oestrogen dominance and a deterioration in health.

“Natural progesterone” is a hormone produced from plants that is bio-identical to the progesterone created in a woman’s ovaries. It is made from plants, and is readily accepted by the body.

Natural progesterone works within the body exactly as progesterone manufactured in the body would, causing few if any side effects. For many years, natural progesterone has been used by women consistently and successfully in hormone replacement.

Synthetic progesterone, or progestin, is a man-made hormone that is made using chemical compounds. Also used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it can produce various and undesirable side effects including headache, breast tenderness and PMS.

The use of natural progesterone provides women with a means of boosting unacceptably low levels of progesterone in their bodies.

Low progesterone levels may allow the hormone oestrogen to reach a “dominate” level causing problems such as breast tenderness, water retention, irregular menstrual periods, as well as other, more serious, health issues.

When natural progesterone has been used in treatment, it doesn’t interfere with the performance of oestrogen hormones, but works in a balance as it would under natural conditions. One of the concerns of synthetic progesterone use is that it may diminish oestrogen benefits.

Some of the natural progesterone benefits include:

helps prevent fibroids in the uterus
improves sleeping
restores sexual desire
works as an antidepressant
relieves water retention
helps stabilize blood sugar
helps eliminate postpartum depression
helps fight obesity
facilitates thyroid activity
stimulates bone building
helps to restore clear thinking

The use of natural progesterone can help to re-establish hormonal balances in a woman’s body and relieve worsening premenstrual symptoms as a woman approaches menopause.

It can be used safely in hormone replacement to restore a woman’s hormonal health to natural, optimal levels both comfortably and successfully.

Is Natpro Progesterone Cream Really Natural

Natpro contains no animal products. Natpro Progesterone Cream is made from only vegetable substances. It is not genetically modified in any way. It mimics the progesterone in a woman’s body because it is bio-identical to the hormones the body produces itself. The ingredients contained in Natpro Progesterone Cream are 100% organic in origin.

Contents:

3.33% progesterone or 33.33 milligrams per ml of cream

Each dispenser comes with a full instructional pamphlet

advanced liposomal formula optimises progesterone absorption

fragrance free

no parabens or PEGs

Each 100g dispenser contains :

Natural Progesterone

natural progesterone cream
Natpro 100% Organic Natural Progesterone Cream

de-ionised water

caprylic/capric triglyceride

cetearyl olivate/sorbitan olivate

Aspen bark extract

vitamin E

dehydroxanthan gum

Natpro has:

no animal derivatives

is not tested on animals

no added fragrance

no mineral oils

no colourants.

The synthesis of the raw materials results in a progesterone molecule that is identical to that produced by the human body. It is only progesterone and can only be progesterone. If it was contaminated with anything else, such as yam or soy it would be illegal to call it progesterone. Above all, it would not be given certification.

How Natural Progesterone Cream Can Help

Progesterone is one of the major body steroid hormones that regulate many bodily processes leading to a normal and healthy functioning of different organ systems. This hormone is produced primarily by the ovaries after ovulation in the corpus luteum, also by the adrenal glands, and shoots up in levels on the 8th week of pregnancy, in the placenta. The hormone is also stored in adipose tissue.

Because it is secreted primarily by the ovaries of an ovulating woman, once a woman halts ovulation, levels of progesterone in the blood depletes significantly. Conditions when any of its producer stops giving off progesterone are natural causes like menopause or diseases involving these organs. In the case of a woman who has menopause, the adrenals and other organs take over the production. In time, a woman may suffer adrenal exhaustion and fails to keep up with the demands of progesterone. Once progesterone reaches inadequate levels, other hormones with progesterone as a precursor also decreases sharply and will lead to further hormonal troubles. To prevent this from occurring, natural progesterone cream is of great help.

Like all steroid hormones, progesterone is hydrophobic, it is not absorbed by water, rather it is a fat-soluble molecule. Because of this reason, using progesterone in pill forms taken orally is poorly absorbed by the body and is not any better than a placebo affect. What should be used instead for hormonal replacement therapy is natural progesterone cream. But then it is not only the women who could need hormonal therapy for progesterone. Because this hormone is also a precursor to testosterone, an abundant hormone in males and regulates some of their bodily functions, any condition that affects their progesterone-producing organs could also lead to some imbalances. The prostate gland may be affected because its activity is controlled by primarily by progesterone and hormones that is converted from it.

Natural progesterone cream can be given to both men and women. The way to use the cream is simple and convenient.The product also comes with its own direction for usage which usually includes massaging the cream twice daily. Best sites for application are areas of the hands, belly, inner arms, neck, face, thighs, buttocks and breasts. Do this until the cream is absorbed and use alternating application sites.

Paraben Free Natural Progesterone Cream Why It Is Best

Parabens are a preservative which can be severely irritating to people with paraben allergies. Parabens can cause skin irritation, dermatitis and allergic skin reactions.

Parabens are commonly used in shaving gels, personal lubricants, toothpaste and shampoo. Sometimes they are even used as food additives. Most people are not aware of parabens being used in such a wide variety of product. They are simply used as a preservative and have been used for many years.

Studies have been conducted on the continued application of parabens and as a result, the trend is that manufacturers of quality products are moving away from the use of parabens due to the risks involved. Natpro is a completely paraben free solution and therefore poses no risk to people who have a paraben allergy (many people are not even aware they have the allergy until it is too late and symptoms have occurred).

Paraben Free Natural Progesterone Cream

The manufacturers of Natpro have decided that it is not worth risking the use of methyl or propyl parabens even if only a small percentage of people are allergic to them. Parabens are used in products to stop creams from becoming breeding grounds for bacteria and moulds. Thankfully, Natpro has found a way to do this without parabens. This means it is natural to the human body and not foreign like other progesterone can be. When purchasing progesterone cream you should check the ingredients to ensure that it doesn’t contain parabens.

Natpro, being an all natural progesterone formula, will assist you by:

Promoting weight loss
Improving hair and skin quality
Increasing your sex drive
Give you a happier disposition and feeling
Improving mental clarity
Increasing body strength

Some people believe that prolonged use of parabens can cause cancer. This has neither been proved nor disproved in the scientific community and continued tests are being conducted to draw an accurate conclusion on this hypothesis.

The people at Natpro believe it is better to be safe than sorry and whether it is skin irritation or cancer, the use of parabens is not worth the risk. This translates into a quality product without the risk.

Natpro have researched emulsifying agents which are paraben free. The new and improved NatPro is completely natural and the new version actually FEELS better too. You can just feel that it’s natural.

Natpro is able to deliver the progesterone to your transdermally very efficiently, meaning that the cream works faster than ever.

A paraben free natural progesterone cream is a safer solution in the long run.

How Much Natural Progesterone To Use For Optimum Effect

How much natural progesterone to use in hormonal treatment depends on several things. These include a woman’s life stage, levels of oestrogen and progesterone in the body, whether oestrogen dominance, menopause or low progesterone are the conditions being experienced, and symptoms being manifested.

There doesn’t seem to be any adverse affect from significantly increased progesterone levels, other than a change in menstrual cycle schedule, and a feeling of euphoria sometimes reported.

If natural progesterone is applied through the skin (as in the use of cream), it is very readily absorbed into the body, and therefore requires a small dosage. As a result, it’s often suggested that it be administered twice daily, in the morning and evening.

How Much Natural Progesterone To Use

Following are some basic recommendations based on a woman’s reproductive stage or circumstance. These recommendations are only meant as general guides. How much natural progesterone to use is a question that many ask but the true answer is that everyone has different hormone levels therefore everyone will use a different amount. There is no one-size fits all approach, anyone who says there is is not correct.

Women who are reproductive (ovulating) should take 100-150mg of natural progesterone daily, beginning on day 15 of their menstrual cycle  through day 28. This is so that there is no disruption in the normal pattern of the menstrual cycle.

Peri-menopausal women (menstrual period with symptoms of menopause, not ovulating) should take 100-150mg of natural progesterone daily beginning on day 15 after the menstrual period begins, through day 28.

Women in post-menopause should administer 75-100mg of natural progesterone daily for 21 days, then rest for the remaining days of the month.

However, all of this is merely a starting point and it is far better to adopt a symptom based approach. To do this start with the recommended doses above and monitor your symptoms for 2-3 months. If symptoms persist then increase the dose gradually until they are gone and maintain at that level.

If the initial dose clears all symptoms then reduce the dose gradually until they begin to return and then increase again vary slightly until the optimum level is achieved.

It is highly recommended that a health care professional be consulted in ultimately determining How Much Natural Progesterone Should I Use. In addition, the body should be given a rest for several days each month during which natural progesterone is not administered.

Organic All Natural Progesterone Cream Why It Is Best For Your Body

When it comes to progesterone cream, you simply do not want to be using the brands which are chemically enhanced in a laboratory and/or tested on animals. You need to get organic all natural progesterone cream.

Progesterone should be natural! It is a naturally occurring human hormone so why would you need it to be formulated with chemicals? Simple – you don’t!

Organic natural progesterone such as NatPro is 100% natural, just like the progesterone that occurs in your body.

Since progesterone is produced naturally in the human body, why would you want to supplement it with synthetic progesterone? It just doesn’t make sense!

What makes more sense is to only use 100% organic all natural progesterone cream like NatPro.

How Progesterone Cream is Made

NatPro all natural progesterone cream is made only from organically grown vegetable substances. All ingredients are certified as organic.

It is important to note that no animals have been used to test NatPro, unlike many other products where animals suffer simply to test the products. Thankfully NatPro does not put animals through this cruel process.

Organic natural progesterone also ensures that there are no growth hormones in the product – something to be wary of if you are using products that use any part of an animal in it (this is actually more common than people think).

So why else is 100% natural organic progesterone best for your body?

It has these benefits:

Can be used to treat the symptoms of menopause, PMS, stress and general health.
Can be used to control anovulatory bleeding.
Can be used to prepare the uterine lining in early pregnancy

Why Should I buy Organic Natural Progesterone Cream

As you can see, organic natural progesterone has many benefits.

When ordering a progesterone cream, make sure it is not of the wild yam variety as many of theses creams actually have no progesterone in them at all, let alone the recommended minimum of 30 milligrams per gram. USP Grade Natural Progesterone Cream is always the best quality you can get.

NatPro consists of the following ingredients:

  • 3300mg Natural Progesterone
  • de-ionised water
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl olivate/sorbitan olivate
  • progesterone
  • Aspen bark extract
  • vitamin E

The manufacturers website has more information about the ingredients of NatPro

These ingredients combine to give you all the benefits of progesterone in a natural formulation. Because it is all natural, there are no side effects if the cream is used according to the instructions.

NatPro is an excellent way to increase your levels of progesterone in a safe and natural way.

Treating Symptoms in the Post Menopause

Most women reaching post menopause will usually experience some residual symptoms, which can still affect them both physiologically and psychologically.

Let’s not forget that “natural menopause” is a completely natural transition, unless you had to go into what’s referred to as “surgical menopause”, meaning the surgical removal of your ovaries, uterus or both.

And just like with any natural transition involving physiological changes, symptoms are part of the process and can linger on even after post menopause has been firmly confirmed.

Those lingering symptoms—both physical and psychological— are more or less the same classic symptoms experienced during the peri-menopause, although their intensity is usually lower.

It’s difficult to tell exactly when post menopause symptoms ends, and for some women who’ve not yet found the right treatment, the discomfort may appear to be lasting forever.

Holistic solutions are available these days and an increasing number of women have swapped their conventional treatments for a simple plant-based cream.

So, now let’s have a thorough look at the 5 reasons why women going through post menopause symptoms are turning to less conventional and more holistic form of treatments such as Natural Progesterone to get rid of these nasty and uncomfortable symptoms for once and for all.

 Using Natural Progesterone For Post Menopause Symptom Relief

Chemical-Free Composition

Of all the five reasons why women should be encouraged to try and use natural progesterone cream, the most important by far remains the pharmaceutical composition of the cream itself.

Contrary to all the other chemical treatments available freely over the counter, the actual composition of the ointment is 100% organic and natural.

Natpro prides itself on producing and delivering the purest natural progesterone cream possible. The pharmaceutical composition of natural progesterone cream is made from 100% organic plant extracts and contains exactly 33, 33 mg of the progesterone hormone active ingredient per gram.

As you may have been told previously, the great advantage of using such plants and composition is that the active ingredient (in our case, the molecule of the progesterone hormone to be precise), is the exact match as the progesterone hormone fabricated by women’s reproductive system.  This means that your body won’t reject this externally fabricated progesterone hormone. Instead, the progesterone will be absorbed and distributed through the bloodstream to supplement the depleted levels and restore a full balance.

Fast Action

The second reason for choosing Natpro over any other conventional treatment or cure to permanently get rid of the painful and terribly uncomfortable post menopause symptoms is simple; it works quickly. Now, what does quickly really means? Well, it you have a headache for instance and you take a normal painkiller, you’ll expect to see it disappear within an hour or so.

With regards to post menopause symptoms, things are likely to be somewhat different because we are dealing with many different symptoms that have been around for many months if not years.

However, once you start applying the natural progesterone cream as suggested in our other articles, the very first signs of relief should appear within a few days or weeks. In fact, it usually takes 2 weeks on average for the active ingredient to take effect and regulate the hormone imbalance that produce the symptoms.  I guess we can consider this quick action when dealing with chronic symptoms.

When applied carefully and at regular times—usually twice a day– the progesterone hormone contained in the cream will first help alleviate the pain and discomfort before eventually getting rid of all the lingering post menopause symptoms.

Efficiency

The third reason for choosing natural progesterone cream as a safe alternative is its long-term efficiency. NatPro is not just another painkiller that will help relieve the pain for as long as you use it. Natural progesterone cream works long-term because it focuses on the root causes that produce the symptoms. Its main goal is to regulate and rebalance the hormonal system in order to prevent symptoms from developing in the first place.

Your biological system will register that changes are occurring, and when a hormonal balance has been reached, the post menopause symptoms will not only disappear but more importantly, your body will stop producing them. Symptoms are always signs that something is going wrong and when your body stops producing such signs, it’s good news.

As far as its efficiency is concerned, it’s also right to say that natural progesterone cream can have a preventive effect and it’s sometimes much better to start the treatment early on to avoid having to go through the nasty symptoms.

Affordability

The affordability of the treatment is the fourth reason why NatPro should be your best choice. Indeed, if you compare the overall cost of a 6 month treatment with any other non-holistic cure, you’ll realize how affordable our brand is.

There are two reasons for this; first of all, natural progesterone cream is not expensive generally and, secondly, you won’t have to spend extra money on any other painkillers and medicine once you decide to choose NatPro to end your post menopause misery.

We all know how expensive conventional treatments can be—especially HRT for instance– and since most of them work short-term only, it doesn’t really make sense.

Natural progesterone cream is available online at https://buynaturalprogesterone.com/ We ship worldwide too and the postage cost is reasonable.

Ease of Use

The fifth and final reason why you shouldn’t hesitate to use natural progesterone cream is because it’s very easy to use. NatPro comes with a leaflet that explains how to use it and for how long. As you may have heard or read before, natural progesterone cream works best when it is applied to soft areas of the skin. The cream gets absorbed immediately and none of its active ingredients get lost because it is a trans-dermal solution.

We recommend that you use NatPro for a period of 6 months first to ensure long-lasting relief from your post menopause symptoms. Even though you may feel that the symptoms have subsided after 2 or 3 weeks, we encourage you to keep on using it to make sure that the hormonal balance is fully restored. You really want to avoid relapses.

After the first 6 months, you can adapt accordingly, and if you feel like all of your post menopause symptoms are gone, you may stop the treatment. As explained above, NatPro works fast but it will still take a bit of time for your body to adjust and get used to its new found hormonal balance.

Benefits of Natural Progesterone

If you are suffering from hormonal imbalance, you may have heard about natural progesterone cream occasionally but aren’t quite sure what the real benefits of natural progesterone are are.

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You may think that it’s just another cure supported by a massive internet marketing campaign but you should seriously consider looking into it if you suffer from the condition.

 

I guess you are quite familiar with what hormonal imbalance is and how it can affect your life. Symptoms have no secrets for you either but when it comes to a proper remedy, you’re still searching, right? Natural progesterone cream and its many benefits could well be the solution that will eradicate the cause as well as the symptoms of your hormone imbalance.

 

First of all, unlike the conventional treatments commonly used, the progesterone cream targets the root cause of the problem. It is as simple as this. This means that the synthetic progesterone hormone will be absorbed and used by your body to restore the equilibrium, and as a result eradicate the symptoms.

 

The difference with other commonly prescribed cures is that those treatments barely cover up the symptoms and fail to get to the root causes of the condition. Besides, some of these cures are harmful and can further disrupt your fragile biological system, so why insist?

 

You probably know that symptoms are signals given out by your body to inform that something is going wrong and masking them is ignoring the causes of hormonal imbalance. Natural progesterone cream does the opposite by increasing the depleted levels of progesterone to restore balance.

 

Another of the benefits of natural progesterone cream is the fact that  the progesterone contained in the ointment is identical to the ones produced by your ovaries and glands.

 

This plant-based trans-dermal cure isn’t known for producing side effects so knowing that using a safe treatment is another great benefits that natural progesterone cream offers. On the contrary, the list of side effects produced by other forms of treatment is usually endless, so that’s clearly another good reason to stay away from them.

 

And here is another non negligible benefit. Using the cream is very easy. The recommended dosage will depend on the severity of your symptoms and if you are peri or post menopausal. The cream must be applied on different areas of your body, preferably where the skin is softer so that the active ingredients get absorbed straight away. The fact that it is a trans-dermal treatment means that no active ingredients or molecules will be lost during the process compared to oral medication for instance.

 

Natural progesterone cream is not a quick fix but offers a great advantage. The relief is long-lasting and a few months of the treatment can be enough to restore your hormonal balance and eradicate the majority of symptoms.

 

Naturally, each and every case is different but studies have shown that a great number of former hormone imbalance sufferers have not had recurrences after the end of their treatment.

 

Finally, buying natural progesterone cream won’t cost you a lot. The product is very affordable compared to other prescribed medicine and often more effective.

 

Although progesterone is not directly involved in the development of secondary sex characteristics, it is a precursor of androstenedione which can be converted to testosterone, estrone and estradiol. Therefore, progesterone being a precursor to more hormones has an enormous role to play.

The following are benefits of progesterone for Women:

Protects against fibrocystic breasts diseases, helps utilize fat for energy, a natural diuretic, natural anti-depressant, facilitates thyroid hormone action, normalizes blood clotting, blood sugar levels, blood zinc and copper levels, restores sex drive and proper cell oxygen levels, prevents uterine cancer, signals osteoblast for bone building, restores normal vascular tone, needed for embryo survival, modulates other hormones helping to restore balance, and promotes sleep.

Benefits of Progesterone in Menopause

The major producer of progesterone in women is the ovaries and the placenta when a woman is pregnant, but it stops when a woman begins menopause. This is the time when women would need progesterone HRT benefits or supplementation with natural progesterone to continue supplying the body with progesterone and keep a healthy function despite age . Certainly the long list of benefits of natural progesterone in the body defines its importance and also suggests of what can possibly happen if it depletes and halts in production in time.

Progesterone Therapy How It Works

Progesterone therapy helps to regulate many of the body’s hormones. The major regulators of most human’s bodily functions are chemicals called hormones. A hormone is released by the cell or gland in one part of a system that takes effect in the cells of other parts of the body’s organ or systems. Even a little amount of hormone can be enough to regulate a cell’s metabolism.

What Progesterone Does in the Body

One major group of hormones in human body is the steroid hormones which are further divided into subgroups namely glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoid, vitamin D, androgens, oestrogens, progestins or the progesterone. Among these hormones, progesterone is also a precursor of the other hormones in the steroid group, so to say progesterone is also responsible for the conversion of androgens and oestrogens from its raw forms. Let us then pay closer attention to this wonder hormone. Progesterone is present in both sexes, and produced by the adrenal glands and in females it is primarily secreted by the ovaries and the placenta during pregnancy. When these organs fail, the levels of progesterone is depleted and one may need a progesterone therapy.

Why Progesterone Therapy is Needed

Because of the significant functions of progesterone being a regulator of its fellow hormones and many other bodily functions, when progesterone is no longer released in the body it becomes important to begin progesterone therapy. Instances when progesterone becomes scarce or inadequate are menopause, and organ exhaustions of the producers like the adrenal glands. Diseases of the organs that secrete it may also be the cause like polycystic ovarian disease and the likes.

When a person undergoes depletion of progesterone it is advisable to go on progesterone therapy. This is to avoid hormonal imbalance of the progesterone and oestrogen other hormones affected by its loss. This prevents further troubles that may arise from the absence of these major hormones is the bodymany of which can be debilitating. The use of progesterone can be acute, long-term or lifetime depending on the situation. There are available synthetic and semisynthetic progesterone in pharmacies for different routes like pill, capsule, injectable, vaginal suppositories and topical forms.Synthetic progesterone is not recommended since it will not be identical to the progesterone produced in the body and therefore not as effective as a true natural progesterone. Because it is a steroid hormone, it can only be absorbed by fat and when administered orally, should be taken with oil for a better absorption. For these reasons creams that are delivered into the body through the skin are far more effective than pills and injections. Progesterone therapy using natural progesterone cream is very effective in reducing symptoms caused by lack of progesterone.