Progesterone Cream and Natural Progesterone
I used a great progesterone cream to help supplement my efforts to conceive. I don't really know for sure that it worked because the very first cycle I used it I conceived. I continued to use it during the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy.
What Every Woman Needs to Know about Natural Progesterone
Even if a woman has low estrogen levels, she can still be subject to the effects of estrogen dominance if her progesterone levels are extremely low. Dr. John R. Lee
Are you perimenopausal, postmenopausal, or experience PMS? No matter where you are, real USP Progesterone is a necessary, simple and an all-natural treatment that can improve your quality of life especially when you suffer from.....
* Hot flashes
* Mood swings
* Weight gain
* Night sweats
* Loss of energy/sex drive
* Uterine fibroids
Progesterone, a highly fat soluble and essential hormone created by our body naturally when the body metabolizes the "mother of all hormones," pregnenolone.
Pregnenolone is the precursor for corticosterone, testosterone, estrogen progesterone, DHEA, cortisol and aldosterone both in men and in women.
Look at the research that was done over the years (and is still going on around the world):
-dePeretti et.al, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1983
-Roberts, E. "Pregnelonone - From Selye to Alzheimer and a Model of the Pregnenolone Sulfate Binding Site on the GABA Receptor:, Biochemical Pharmacology, Vol 49., No. 1,1-16, 1995
-Ray Sahelian, M.D. (raysahelian.com/pregnenolone.html)
-William Regelson, M. D. and Carol Colman, The super Hormone Promise: Nature's Antidote to Aging, Pocket Books, 1996
-Victory Dolby, Pregnonolone: A natural hormone to increase energy levels, mental acuity, immune system function and alleviate arthritis and stress
-and many others
The question for both genders is: 'how much progesterone is your body producing to help keep you hormonally balanced.'
The key word here is "balance." As we get older we tend to produce less and less progesterone for a variety of reasons, such as menopause, creating a hormone imbalance that can affect us in many ways.
There is a big difference between pharmacological versus physiological doses of a hormone.
Pharmacological doses are super physiological that involve taking large quantities of an active ingredient. These doses exceed level found naturally in the human body and promote abnormal actions and imbalances.
Physiological doses are merely a replacement designed not to exceed normal levels.
In the case of pregnenolone, less than 50mg a day may constitute a good physiological dose. In fact many people have obtained excellent results with much less (15-20 mg per day).
With DHEA, 25 - 50 mgs are recommend for women; 50 to 100 mgs for men per day. For those taking progesterone, 20 mg a day is sufficient. If you are over 50 years of age, you may require slightly more, while those younger may require slightly less.
Why do we need to supplement with a hormone?
A rapidly growing cause of progesterone loss is environmental pollutants. Research has proven that this dramatic rise in the use of chemicals and pesticides is largely responsible for a critical rise in the growing number of illness and disease today. Over 51 chemicals, in fact, have been identified as "hormone disruptors." Approximately 2 billion tons of pesticides as well as billions of tons of industrial chemicals are used annually the world over.
Why does my Doctor not know about Natural Progesterone?
For years women have been subjected to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), using synthetic hormones (like Diosgenin) to balance and ease the symptoms of menopause. These synthetics, prescribed to millions of women to ease immediate symptoms of menopause, prevent osteoporosis and heart disease; have now been found to actually increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and blood clots.
The primary reason so few studies have been performed on natural progesterone is lack of financial interest.
Pharmaceutical companies will not spend research, development or marketing money on a product they cannot patent, and no one can patent Progesterone; it's a naturally occurring hormone in the body.
Research of Natural Progesterone and its findings
Dr. John R. Lee, a renowned expert and leader in the field of research advocating the use of natural progesterone, was asked why doctors don't use or prescribe natural progesterone. His answer: "… it is not favored by the medical-industry complex."
Dr. Lee was the first doctor to question the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and was heavily criticized for it. According to Dr. Lee only natural USP progesterone has a molecular structure identical to the progesterone produced by the human body. He stated, "Synthetic hormones don't work as predicted and, worse, they pose a health threat to women."
After the infamous HRT "Nurses Study" was stopped due to numerous and dangerous side effects, including heart attacks, strokes and cancer, Dr. Lee's work was finally brought to light and taken seriously.
What are your Progesterone Options?
If you are unsure if your progesterone levels are too low (or in rare cases, too high), we recommend that you discuss testing your levels with your doctor.
One of the best home tests for evaluating levels of these hormones is a saliva test. Aeron Life Cycles provides accurate and convenient saliva tests for both consumers and the medical profession.
Protein Hormones vs. Steroid Hormones
Protein hormones are produced by glands like the hypothalamus, pituitary and thyroid. Such hormones include growth hormone and thyroxin. Supplies of these hormones are stored within the gland and released as needed.
Steroid hormones are made from cholesterol and include pregnenolone, progesterone, DHEA, and estrogen. These hormones are not stored; they are produced on an as-needed basis.
While conventional creams allow only 30% of their active ingredients to permeate the skin, the Natural Balance Plus Creme (http://www.naturalbalanceplus.us), a high-quality, all-vegetarian skin crème, supplies progesterone to counter estrogen dominance or maintain nerve myelin in areas of inflammation, through the application of an all-natural crème containing ingredients of the highest standard.
Research has shown that natural progesterone creme best works when using a 5-day rotation schedule. Result will vary anywhere from 3 days to 3 months before you see any changes depending on your body type.
Jaynne has always been interested in health issues. Her latest article deals with progesterone. Visit her website at http://www.naturalbalanceplus.us Previous articles covered issues like add/adhd, cancer, backpain.
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