Progesterone works alongside estrogen and can help relieve PMS, may help protect from benign growths and may help prevent blood clots. Symptoms of low progesterone in women who aren’t pregnant include: headaches or migraines, mood changes, including anxiety or depression, and irregularity in menstrual cycle.
Without progesterone to complement it, estrogen may become the dominant hormone. This may cause symptoms including: weight gain, decreased sex drive, mood swings, and depression, PMS, irregular menstrual cycle, heavy bleeding, breast tenderness, fibrocystic breasts, fibroids, and gallbladder problems. Phytoestrogens are estrogen hormone-like chemicals found in plants.
Phytoestrogens have potential health benefits such as reducing incidences of breast cancer, prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as providing protection against osteoporosis, and menopausal symptoms. Some studies also report potential benefits of phytoestrogens in lowering serum cholesterol levels.
Progesterone is important for Men too!
Progesterone has two major effects in men: it promotes testosterone production in your body, and also acts as a counter to estrogen. It may even prevent many of the harmful effects that estrogen can have on the body.
Aromatase: This enzyme is critical because it converts testosterone to estrogen. As men age, their levels of aromatase increase, thereby depleting free testosterone and increasing estrogen levels.
Progesterone in small amounts can prevent the aromatase increase. Hence aging men can benefit from small amounts of Progesterone Crème from West Coast (approx. ¼ of what women use). Click here to learn more about why men need progesterone
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