Bio-Identical Progesterone

For several decades women were given synthetic hormone substitution referred to as HRT. The products used were laboratory created or conjugated compounds that in no way replicated what is naturally produced in the female body. Then many studies showed in a big way that some of these patented compounds were dangerous to health. When the results of these tests became public, women were frightened, and well meaning physicians who knew no other alternative to HRT stopped prescribing these hormone drugs.

In Europe, bioidentical hormones have been used by women for decades. Bioidenticals are plant-derived molecularly identical replicas of the hormones naturally produced by the human body. Prescriptions for bioidentical hormones can be tailored to the specific treatment needs of each patient, allowing for flexibility in administration and dosage. Numerous studies published in highly respected international journals have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Progesterone has a calming effect in the body. It builds bone, and is a natural diuretic and fat burner. It restores proper cellular oxygen levels, improves vascular tone, normalizes blood clotting, and prevents cyclical migraines and arterial plaque. Progesterone helps balance the actions of estrogen and acts with estrogen and testosterone to prevent cancer and other degenerative diseases. A low level of progesterone results in irritability, anxiety, obsessive behaviors, weight gain, itching, bloating, sweating, digestive problems, flatulence, and loss of memory.Progesterone is naturally present in the body only during the second half of the monthly cycle. The declining level of progesterone is what causes breasts to swell and be painful during this time. While synthetic progestin drugs administered continuously rather than cyclically have been implicated in breast cancer, natural bioidentical progesterone administered during the second half of the menstrual cycle acts to prevent all hormone related cancers. Since progesterone is present in the body naturally for about 15 days a month, replacement bioidentical progesterone should follow this pattern. It is only during pregnancy that progesterone is continuously present in the body for a sustained period of time.

Many women experience estrogen dominance, a term that does not mean an excess of estrogen. It means there is not enough progesterone. This condition is characterized by heavy bleeding that may include clots, unexplained weight gain, bloating, and an intestinal tract that feels like it is filled with concrete. Pre-menopausal women who are still producing an adequate amount of estrogen can often regain hormonal balance simply by buying a tube of progesterone cream at a health food store or online health retailer, and applying it as directed for the second 15 days of the monthly cycle. All the progesterone creams sold at such places are bioidentical.

Progesterone deficiency following pregnancy is the culprit during post-partum depression. Instead of taking a synthetic anti-depressant that could provide unpleasant side effects and appear in breast milk, progesterone cream can be safely used after giving birth until a feeling of normalcy returns.

Blogger’s note:  Actually progesterone deficiency can be one of many issues behind postpartum anxiety disorders- not typically depressive disorders.  Many women have found substantial relief from their symptoms of anxiety by using natural progesterone cream, or sublingual progesterone pellets. 

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Uzzi Reiss, M.D./O.B. GYN., Natural Hormone Balance.

Kathy Maupin, M.D./O.B. Gyn., Founder of BioBalance for Women.

John Lee M.D., What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer.

Khalid Mahmud, M.D. interviewed by Suzanne Summers, Chapter 22, Breakthrough.

3 Responses to “Bio-Identical Progesterone”
  1. Bio-identical hormones mean that they are IDENTICAL to our own ones. But is the progesterone in HRT is actually a progestin- is it then molecularly different from our own progesterone?

  2. Durenda says:

    I just wondered where I can get sublingual progesterone??

  3. cheryljazzar says:

    I’m not sure I’ve heard of sub lingual progesterone, but I like trans dermal progesterone. You could Google either. The brand I recommend is Nature’s Sunshine at Also, Arbonne used to have a great informational CD. You can contact an Arbonne rep at

    Good luck! Progesterone is key in many anxiety issues.

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