The steroid hormone progesterone is very important for a healthy pregnancy but it has many other uses as well. Progesterone is as an estrogen antagonist that helps balance excessive estrogen levels. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy balance of hormones because our environment is full of man-made xenoestrogens from plastics, fertilizers and other toxins that end up in our food, water, air and bodies. This exacerbates estrogen dominance for some people. Signs of estrogen dominance are hot flashes and night sweats; cysts in the ovaries and breasts; PMS, water retention and moodiness; endometriosis; infertility; sleep problems; fat around the mid-torso and some thyroid problems. Estrogen-opposing progesterone may help.
Progesterone supplementation may be critical for older women. Menopausal women may be vulnerable to estrogen dominance because progesterone production drops to almost nothing even though estrogen production continues at 40% to 50% of that during child-bearing years. Bone-building cells called osteoblasts have receptors for progesterone and low progesterone levels increase the risk of osteoporosis. Progesterone can also help alleviate some of the unpleasantness that accompanies menopause such as vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, decreased libido, hair loss and “brain fog.” Progesterone is involved in the process that converts body fat to energy and can increase energy levels and my help maintain healthy weight. As an added bonus, it also helps keep the skin youthful and diminishes wrinkles.
For younger women, supplemental progesterone can help alleviate menstrual problems like amenorrhea and menorrhagia as well as PMS and endometriosis. It may even help with infertility and post-partum depression. It is sometimes useful for skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, seborrhea and rosacea, depending on the cause, and excessive hair growth.
Progesterone may also be of use to men. It can help stimulate hair growth in male pattern baldness and counteract xenoestrogens that cause men to develop breasts.
Other benefits of progesterone include decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, hypertension and atherosclerosis. It also has a positive effect on serum triglyceride and cholesterol levels, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol while lowering elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Progesterone concentrates in the brain and influences the nervous system by facilitating the production and maintenance of myelin sheaths. It helps to restore normal sleep cycles and improve mood and it may be useful for migraine headaches and irritability.
Life-flo’s ProgestaCare cream is a carefully formulated superior body cream that contains natural, bio-identical progesterone. It also features soothing aloe vera, shea butter, burdock root and more. It does not contain parabens. No animals were used to test this product.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or intend to become pregnant.
- Consult with your physician before using this product.
- For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.
- Use intended for adults 18 years of age and older.
- Do not exceed 2 oz. of this product topically per month.
- This product contains progesterone, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.