Jan 26, 2012

Natural Progesterone Cream

Moving on with the Bio-Identical Hormone post Link we can then be faced with the dilemma of the cost for the initial necessary visits with a Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Doctor which is often not covered by insurance. However there are products out there that can definitely help with many of the symptoms that you may be experiencing and one of them is Natural Progesterone Cream and at $12.70 for a months supply it is well worth trying. We are often led to believe or are under the impression that Estrogen is the first hormone to decline but that is not the case....it is Progesterone and this can start in the early 30's and on occasions the late 20's.
Natural progesterone cream helps many women through the symptoms of hormonal imbalance with many added benefits. Natural progesterone, has the same molecular structure as the progesterone produced by the body. It is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. It can help your body keep estrogen and progesterone levels in balance, resulting in maintained sense of
equilibrium.                                                                                                        Symptoms of low progesterone
Most women never really consider the implication of their hormones on their overall state of health.
BUT, the symptoms of low hormone levels in women are many. Some of these symptoms are so commonplace that we've come to accept them as 'normal.'
  • Accelerated aging (ouch)!
  • Allergy symptoms such as; asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety, nervousness and irrational fear
  • Back-ache – particularly pre-menstrual back ache
  • Bloating
  • Blood clots during menstruation
  • Breast tenderness
  • Brittle nails
  • Brown spots on the back of the hands (I hate these)!
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Constipation
  • Cracked heels
  • Cramps
  • Cravings, binges and eating disorder (I constantly crave anything sweet)!
  • UTI's
  • Dark rings under the eyes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression, anxiety or agitation
  • Dry eyes
  • Early onset of menstruation
  • Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips, and thighs (we all can probably relate to this one)
  • Fatigue
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foggy thinking
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Hot flushes and night sweats
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Migraines
  • Mood swings
  • Osteoporosis
  • Panic attacks
  • PMS
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Varicose veins
  • Weight gain
  • Water retention
Studies have shown that progesterone may provide many benefits such as protection against fibrocystic breasts and breast cancer, protection against osteoporosis, maintaining the sex drive and normalizing blood sugar levels.
Research has also indicated the importance of progesterone to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal chord) – finding levels of progesterone to be 20 times higher in brain cells than in the blood. Therefore it has been studied in benefiting brain injuries and preventing migraine headaches. Progesterone has long been studied for its calming almost sedating effect. Proper levels have been linked to sleeping well and maintaining a sense of calm.
  • Here is a list of some of the benefits you may experience once you begin to balance a progesterone deficiency and curb estrogen dominance.
  • Happiness :) Natural progesterone is a natural antidepressant.
  • You get to rediscover your lost libido. Natural progesterone restores the sex drive.
  • Relief from PMS symptoms. Natural progesterone is effective in treating PMS because when estrogen is not balanced by progesterone, it produces weight gain, headaches, bad temper, chronic fatigue, breast tenderness and a loss of interest in sex - all of which are part of the clinically recognized symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.
  •  Relief from menstrual cramps. Many women have found relief within 20 minutes of rubbing natural progesterone cream onto their stomachs.
  • You get relief from the normal symptoms of menopause which include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, restlessness, vaginal dryness and mood swings. Menopause is not an estrogen deficiency disease. Estrogen levels fall by 40 - 60% during menopause, but progesterone levels often fall to zero or close to zero, which means the symptoms experienced by menopausal women are actually the symptoms of estrogen dominance! The most effective and safe treatment of menopause symptoms is to balance off the excess estrogens in the body with natural progesterone.
  • You lose weight. (Hallelujah)! Balancing the excess estrogen in your body with natural progesterone normalizes blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar level is too low – you crave food – usually high-sugar or sweet foods such as chocolate.  If you indulge in these quick sugar fixes your body pours insulin into the blood to help remove the sugar from the bloodstream … it then stores it … as fat. Once insulin removes the sugar from the bloodstream into the fat cells water fills the space where the sugar was – causing bloating and cramping. Natural progesterone therefore helps to reduce symptoms of both bloating and cramping giving further relief and further weight loss.
  • Because it normalizes blood sugar levels natural progesterone also alleviates cravings and binge-eating and therefore further helps to reduce weight.
  • More weight loss benefits – it is a natural diuretic helping to release excess water that is being stored in the body.                                                                                     When unopposed estrogen is present in tissues that are sensitive to hormones such as the breasts, uterus and ovaries, these tissues can turn cancerous if the unopposed estrogen, is not balanced off with progesterone.                                                                                                                        
Arthritis & osteoporosis
Progesterone, is an extremely effective anti-inflammatory. This is because it is the precursor to cortisone, which is an excellent anti-inflammatory. It therefore:
  • helps to reduce arthritic pain.
Natural progesterone helps to reverse osteoporosis by:
  • Protecting against bone loss and hence osteoporosis
  • Improving new bone formation
  • Stimulating bone building responsible for Osteoporosis Reversal
Findings to support the fact:
Women using usp natural progesterone cream experienced an average 7 to 8% bone-mass density increase in the first year, 4 to 5% in the second year, and 3 to 4% in the third year! Untreated women in this age category typically lose 1.5% bone-mass density each year! These results have not been found with any other form of hormone replacement therapy or dietary supplementation.
Supplementation with Natural Progesterone helps to alleviate depression.
It does so by it’s ability to:
  • stabilize low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia)
  • ease stress by providing the raw material for the anti-stress hormones by influencing the production of serotonin and dopamine.                                              Depressed people have been found to have a higher incidence of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia).  Woman suffering from PMS and depression have also been found to have low levels of serotonin in their blood.
Progesterone and depression are linked through progesterone's influence in the metabolism of serotonin and dopamine, both known to play a role in depression.
What else?
Correcting a progesterone deficiency through the use of a usp natural progesterone cream has a number of other benefits such as:
  • Reduced stress
  • Normalization of zinc and copper levels
  • it gives you more energy 
  • it stimulates scalp hair re-growth and reduces facial hair
  • it restores normal sleep patterns
  • is effective in preventing varicose veins which are caused because of excess estrogen which causes the collagen to age and the vein walls to weaken
Directions for use:
  • Menstruating Women: Apply once or twice a day as needed, starting on the 12th day after the first day of menstrual flow thru the 28th day.
  • Menopausal or Post-Menopausal Women: Apply progesterone cream twice a day for a maximum of 25 consecutive days. Resume after a five-day break. After you have received significant relief you can and should see if your body can do as well with one application a day.
  • Apply to chest, inner arm, thigh, stomach, neck or face. 
 Now Foods Natural Progesterone Product Description: Link
  • 20 mg of Natural Progesterone Per Pump
  • No Artificial Colors or Fragrances
  • Paraben Free

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