General Overview on Natural Progesterone Cream
What is Natural Progesterone?
Natural progesteron is derived from plant sterols; the most common source being the Mexican Wild Yam plant. It exactly matches the composition of our body's own progesterone. In other word, it is "bio-identical" to what our body makes. The progesterone is micronized and therefore is capable of passing through the skin into the blood stream. Products that contain only Wild Yam Extract will not hlep hormone balance. Synthetic progesterone is called progestin and is manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. It has many negative side effects.
Bio-identical Progesterone Can Help:
1. PMS symptoms
2. Estrogen Dominance symptoms in women & men
3. Peri-menopausal & Menopausal symptoms
How does natural progesterone help with hormone balance?
During peri-menopause and sometimes as early as the late 30's, many women do not ovulate regularly. After menopause women do not ovulate at all. This means the ovaries do not produce progesterone. Progesterone levels get low, while estrogen levels may stay the same or increase through environmental toxins. Symptoms of this imbalance are often hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, depression and more (See Article: 35 Symptoms of Menopause). Adding progesterone can restore the hormone balance and alleviate symptoms. It is know as the "Feel Good" hormone & most women would agree!
What do I look for in a natural progesterone?
You want a creme that contains 1000 mg of progesterone per 2 oz. jar. This supplies 20 mg of bio-identical progesterone per 1/4 tsp. 1/2 tsp per day supplies 40 mg of progesterone, the physiologic dose.