WHAT IS PROGESTERONE?
Progesterone: The Master Hormone in Women!
Most are familiar with estrogen, but, what is this hormone, Progesterone? And, is it safe?
First, we need to clarify the difference between the progesterone that is made by your body (the safe one) and the progesterone that has been molecularly altered (the prescription one).
It is really important to understand these two progesterones:
- the one made by your body is bio-identical & safe
- the synthetic version (progestin, progestogen, or mediroxy-progesterone acetate)
Most fail to distinguish between the progesterone (progestins) that have many undesirable side-effects and the progesterone (bio-identical) that, when used according to directions, has no recorded side-effects.
Bio-identical progesterone, when supplied in a proper cream formula, has 40+ years of safety and effectiveness.
The confusion comes from the fact that most will use the term “Progesterone” when referring to bioidentical progesterone made by the body and “MedroxyProgesterone Acetate” (progestins) synthesized by drug companies.
The synthetic molecule can be patented, the natural molecule cannot.
So, when you hear that progesterone has a litany of side-effects, the reference is to the synthetic MedroxyProgesterone Acetate, the progestins.
There are no published side-effects for the body’s bioidentical progesterone.
Bioidentical Molecule on the Left --------- Synthetic Molecule on the Right
Why The Master Hormone?
The female body makes 27 different estrogens just one progesterone.
Progesterone is the precursor too many beneficial hormones in the human body. Two of the most important hormones are estrogen, and testosterone (primary source of libido in both genders).
Progesterone is the key hormone responsible for pregnancy and conception.
For this reason and more, progesterone has been labeled as the Master Hormone in women.