The very reason for natural hormone replacement therapy is to supply for the lost hormone and thus restore the modulation of bodily processes and functioning that have deteriorated due to the depletion of hormones.
Hormones are very important regulators of many bodily processes that without them, imbalances can occur leading to abnormal system and organ functions. There are a number of reasons that can lead to lack of these hormones, more often due to the body’s decline of functions as a result of aging, as with the case of women, the menopause or peri-menopause stage.
Natural hormone replacement therapy is the use of a bioidentical hormone . It can be derived from an animal, plant and both bioidentical and nonbioidentical hormones that can be produced from the same plant sources. Generally, this natural hormone replacement therapy is also known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT.
As mentioned earlier, it is not only for menopausal women that natural hormone replacement therapy may be applicable. Even men and younger women can be required to undergo such therapy when needed. Hormones which are often involved in these therapies are thyroid, oestrogen and progesterone therapy. To an aging woman progesterone therapy is most often the case due to the decline of ovarian functions resulting to significant if total halt in the production of the hormone.
Natural hormone replacement therapy usually is in the form of a cream that is rubbed into and absorbed by the skin. There are many brands of natural progesterone . When making your choice it is best to totally ignore price. Look for these factors first:
- Is the progesterone USP grade? If not the quality is poor.
- How much progesterone does it contain? This can vary from as low as 1% to 3.3% and the higher the percentage the less you will need to use.
- What else does it contain? Things like parabens and PEGs are not good for you as some have carcinogenic properties
Once you have been through the list above and crossed from your list of possible natural hormone therapy creams you will be left with very few to choose from. I have done all of this work many times and the answer is still the same. Natpro 100% organic natural progesterone cream is the only cream that fits all of the standards. The 3.3% concentration of progesterone means you can get the same effect for using less cream which is very cost effective in terms of value and it is the cheapest.