Progesterone cream is beneficial for both men and women. Progesterone is a hormone that is made naturally by the human body. It effects every tissue in the body including the uterus, cervix, vagina, the endocrine system, brain cells, fat metabolism, thyroid hormone function, water balance, periphral nerve myelin sheath synthesis, bone cells, energy production, the immune system, and more. It is not strictly a female hormone. For men progesterone is produced in the adrenal glands in the testes. For women progesterone is made by the corpus luteum of the ovary. The use of natural progesterone cream inhibits the harmful effects of too much estrogen and reverses the effects of “Estrogen Dominance.”
All natural progesterone creams are completely safe. It is a highly fat-soluble compound that is well absorbed when applied to the skin. There have been no known side effects associated with natural progesterone creams. It’s also good to know that progesterone cream is non-toxic. Cape Fear Naturals sells a 2 oz jar of Natural Progesterone Cream, made with 1000mg of USP Micronized progesterone, for only $10.95. USP stands for “United States Pharmacopia” which refers to the grade or purity of the product. Any product that is labeled USP pharmaceutical grade will be made of the highest quality and purity. It is much better to use natural progesterone versus synthetic progesterone know as progestins. Synthetic progesterone has been show to have undesirable side effects and the body does not process it as well.
Estrogen dominance is a term that refers to what happens when the normal ratio or balance of estrogen to progesterone is changed by excess estrogen or inadequate progesterone. When estrogen is not balanced by adequate progesterone it is very potent and potentially dangerous. Symptoms include weight gain, bloating, mood swings, irritability, tender breasts, headaches, fatigue, depression, hypoglycemia, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and fibrocystic breasts. Women who suffer from PMS and menopausal symptoms will recognize these familiar symptoms. Estrogen dominance has been known to cause or contribute to breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrium cancer, and prostate cancer.