Progesterone is a hormone naturally produced in the female body from both the ovaries and adrenal glands. As women age, hormone levels tend to decrease. When women reach menopause and are post menopausal, they need to supplement with progesterone to help prevent hot flashes and restore hormones to a more normal level.
Progesterone production is high during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and low during the follicular phase as well as being low before puberty and after menopause. Women who suffer from PMS, peri-menopause, post-menopause, vaginal dryness, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, uterine fibroid tumors, and endometrial carcinoma may benefit from progesterone therapy.
So, how do you choose the right natural progesterone supplement? Supplemental sources of progesterone are available in oral and cream forms as well as lozenges, suppositories, and injectable forms. “Natural” progesterone refers to the type that matches exactly the substance produced in a woman’s body, as opposed to related synthesized molecules.
When a woman takes progesterone, she may experience, improved cholesterol levels, improved sleep, mood, concentration and memory, reduced risk of depression, reduced risk of endometrial cancer and breast cancer, reduced risk of senility and cognitive decline, and finally enhanced libido.
If you’re unsure about progesterone cream there are natural alternatives to help bring your hormones back into balance naturally without synthetic medications. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms.