Benefits Of Progesterone
Proper progesterone balance reportedly has many benefits. According to Dr. John R. Lee, M.D., progesterone affects every tissue in your body from the reproductive system to the brain and from the hormonal system to the immune system.
Some reported indications of low progesterone levels are:
- Swollen belly, hands and feet
- Painful swollen breasts
- Excessive menstruation
- Strong premenstrual symptoms
- Migraines and headaches before menstruation
- Anxiety, nervousness and restless sleep
- In men prostate problems can occur
Long-term consequences of progesterone deficiency can lead to:
- Fibrocystic breast disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
Natural Progesterone is extracted through a several step fermentation process from the Mexican Wild Yam to produce molecularly identical progesterone USP.
There is evidence that men and women can suffer from reduced levels of progesterone. Keeping levels to optimum levels have been known to:
- Reduce premenstrual symptoms
- Reduce fibroid sizes
- Increase sexual libido
- Fight aging skin
- Reduce hair loss
- Reduce hot flashes
- Improve mood
- Increase mental focus
- Promote weight loss
- Benefit in ways to numerous to list here.
So what is the difference between natural progesterone and the synthetics produced by pharmaceutical companies?
That is a great question. The main difference is that natural progesterone is the same molecule produced by your body.
In contrast, with some synthetic products (which are NOT molecularly identical) side effects observed may include:
- Risk of birth defects
- Sudden or partial loss of vision
- Passes into breast milk with unknown consequences
- May increase the risk of blood clots, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) and stroke.
- Liver dysfunction
- Vaginal bleeding
- Missed abortion
- Weight changes
- Mental depression
- Acne, skin swelling and itching
- Allergic reactions
- Thyroid problems
In short, if you believe that you need progesterone make sure you use natural progesterone, the same hormone your body produces. Don't take a chance with your health.
According to Dr John R. Lee, natural progesterone USP has a molecular structure identical to the progesterone produced by the human body. Natural progesterone is produced through the fermentation (and other steps) of the Mexican Wild Yam. Dr. Lee (international authority on natural progesterone) points out that if the molecule produced from the extract of the Mexican Wild Yam is molecularly identical then it is indeed the identical hormone.
Reports would seem to indicate that natural progesterone has no side effects while the same would not seem to be the case for the synthetic products.
Don't take for granted that your doctor understands the differences in the natural product and the synthetic products. Make sure you get natural progesterone!